Hey guys, so today kicks off another awesome blog tour for my book Dear You. There will be a few tours happening in 2019 as I just signed a contract for my next book Anomaly and am working on two other manuscripts. Work, work, work, work, work as RiRi says.
Below is a guest post I wrote over at Silver Dagger Book Tours, Maia is the creator of this site and the lovely human who puts together brilliant tours for us authors. Make sure to check it out and show her some love.
January is near its end, 2019 already starting off boss. Here’s to big dreams, hard work and dancin’ like no ones watching. 💋
Hey guys, how’s life treating you?
My intensions for this quick blog post is to introduce myself, give you the 411 with what’s what. So to start, my name is Derra or as my friends call me D. I was born in Covina, California, I have moved around a few times, but have remained a Cali chica livin’ that SoCal life of summer days spent at the beach and 50% of my diet being a mix of mexican food (carnitas tacos) and In-N-Out burgers, lol.
Growing up I wanted to be a fashion designer as well as a drummer in a punk rock band, I was and still am a big fan of bands like Blin 182, Green Day, Pink, Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, Twenty One Pilots and Artists like Beyonce, Lady GaGa and Eminem. How writing came into play is crazy. I had always enjoyed writing since a youngster, just jotting down the random thoughts that spun in my imaginitive mind, yet as I got older writing became more of an escape.
An escape from living life with a rare disorder, an escape from the surgeries, the bullies, my anxiety and an escape from my suicidal thoughts. I am not the most open person, emotions such as sadness, anger, grief, stress…these emotions place my mouth in lock down mode while my mind is racing DK style. Writing started as an innocent hobby, then morphed into an escape, then transformed into a career choice. More than that though, writing has helped me to heal many mental wounds, it has allowed my voice to speak, it has allowed me to take my broken story and share it with those who are going through their own storms.
When life knocks us down, when we live in the darkness, we feel as though we are alone, but we’re not. I know first hand just how difficult and nerve wracking it is to speak up, to ask for help. I never understood why I survived as long as I have, especially with a disorder that was destined to kill me years ago, and even though I still struggle with the reasoning as to why I am still resideing on this planet, I am certain of one aspect…I am here to to show the world that broken doesn’t mean damaged.
My name is Derra Nicole Sabo. I am a daughter, a sister, a best friend, a foodie, a coffee addict, a bookworm, a beach baby, a music lover and movie buff. I am a writer, a blogger and a survivor. I am an underdog with a story to tell and I hope that you’ll take a few moments to listen.
I’m lighter when I’m lower, I’m higher when I’m heavy… -Twenty One Pilots