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Shell News

Here is an article written by another writer about my book, I Know Why They Call a Shell a Shell. His name is Stan Horzepa. You might’ve seen him around this blog a few times. You should definitely check it out! In the article he mentions that even without a Kindle you can download and read my Ebook. He links a site that allows you to download a free Kindle app for your phones, tablets, Ereaders, and/ or computers and a Kindle Cloud Reader that allows you to read the book on your browser. Here is that link. It’s a very informative piece.

In other news about my book, there is one 5 star review by writer Linda Seccaspina on the Shell’s Amazon page. Her review states:

“For anyone out there that has no idea about the history of this author; she has done so much in so little time. Hayley has been writing about her life and other things she feels that we show know about on the beloved Huffington Post. You have to be very special to write on that venue and this book also showcases her great words. Some might not be easy to digest in the book as sometimes we do not like to face the truths that are out there these days. This is a book that every woman AND man should read and I have a feeling this is not the first we will see from Hayley. Hayley, you have done us all proud! Brava!”

That’s a great review!

Finally, for those of you who are not yet into the whole Ebook revolution, a physical paperback copy shall be available for purchase shortly. I’ll keep you posted.



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Why I Wrote My Memoir

“One morning, I unexpectedly awoke from a beautiful dream. I was on a cruise ship, it was early in the morning, the sun had just started to come up. I went outside onto the main deck. I walked to one side of the ship. I leaned against the rail and watched the pastel hues of pinks, blues, and oranges, dance gloriously on the ocean’s soft currents. It wasn’t often I got up to see an early morning sunrise and certainly had never seen one this beautiful. Upon a second glance at the water, I was stunned by what I saw. Within the glittering ocean waded thousands of beautiful dolphins.”

(From I Know Why They Call a Shell a Shell)

This was the first time the dolphins ever appeared to me. It was a breathtaking site, but being a strong believer of shamanism, I knew that it was no mistake, that it was more than a dream.

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My First Book is Out!

This morning, I am excited to announce that my first book “I Know Why They Call a Shell a Shell”  is now available for download on Amazon.com

Here is the book’s synopsis:

Told through the lens of the sea, each of the book’s five sections chronicle the main character’s journey away from tumultuous love affairs by weaving stories of her past with stories from literature, music, and visual art of both modern and classical significance.

After nearly being murdered by a boyfriend, Hayley promises herself that she will never let a man abuse her again. She figures that making this change, from dating abusive men to normal ones, should be as easy as flicking off a light switch, but soon finds that even after she’s made the conscious decision to no longer involve herself in unhealthy relationships, the rest of her has yet to catch up with that thought. Still caught up in the dramaturgy of her relationships’ past, she sets off on an emotional voyage to discover how she ended up on the shores of coastal New England.

The book is a work of creative non-fiction, a memoir of sorts. The e-version is available for download. Retail price $9.99

You can find it by following this link.

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