A Shift in My Life…

Hello all.

It has been a bit too long since I’ve said anything on this site, and for that, I am DEEPLY sorry! As an Assistant English teacher in Japan at a so-called ‘prestigious’ high school, this has been a very challenging year for me. I backed away from my writing, which means so much to me, to give my co-workers and students every ounce I could spare them. And I cannot say it has been the work itself that has challenged me… rather, the projects I took on to channel the creative energy that I was no longer pouring into my books.

With that being said, this is my final month as a teacher as I have gone ahead and put in my three-month notice of my resignation (yes… you’re supposed to give it that many months advance for my company. *Rolls eyes*) And though I knew from about March 2017 that this would be my final year teaching, I didn’t really own the fact in my heart until about November. And now it’s a new year, and the last month–just like that!

Anyway, I am moving back to the states in May later this year, so I am a bit stressed about all the changes ahead, but I am also eager to start this new chapter in my life. Japan has been so good to me, but I’m afraid that life has become a mix of staleness and predictability that I can no longer stomach without a grimace or twitch under my right eye. My heart aches for creativity and my mind yearns for more challenges that would force me to grow as an artist… y’know, while actually doing what I love to do instead of doing a job that I’m good at but not necessarily passionate about.

I hope to be more and more consistent about updating this page as the year progresses. As I release the reigns of assistant and teacher, I will pick up my pencil and draw near to my laptop keys again very soon.

Stay tuned! And thanks for reading!

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Audible Bite 2

After much too long, I have finally uploaded the next installment of Rosamond’s Audible Bite series!

Just in case you’re not sure what I mean, an Audible Bite is the introduction to the corresponding volume, to get your palette wet for what’s to come! So, Audible Bite 2 is for Volume 2 “Rosamond: Diversions”! Also, the volume is available for sampling and purchase on Amazon now! For just around 5 bucks, you can continue the story for yourself and see how our lonely heroine is fairing after being away for two years, and counting.

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Jackson Pemberly is off on his first solo business venture of his young life. Will his endeavors succeed? What sort of people shall he meet in a land so far from his home in Natoria? The days are hot, but the nights are hotter. He shall soon know it all for himself.

Enjoy reading Volume 2, “Rosamond: Diversions, today! Should you wish to pick up your copy, please use the link here!

https://www.amazon.com/Rosamond-Diversions-Annastasia-Arnold-ebook/dp/B01DO8LONQ

Happy reading! Until next time!

 

 

Audible Bite 1

If you are an audio book fan, I have created this video for those who want a sample of the book but without jumping right into the commitment of buying. It’s less than fifteen minutes long and it comes with subtitles for the dialogues and artwork from the book, all done by yours truly~!

Give this introduction a listen and see if this story is something you want to join in on.

My Rosamond

1This is my official website to promote my series, “Rosamond”!

Ahhhhhh! I can’t believe I’m finally starting to get on my feet!

Here, I provide a link to where you can find the first volume, available on Amazon Kindle for an affordable $9.00!

Inspired by the writers such as Jane Austen and the Bronte Sisters, Rosamond follows a girl who will soon be a woman; but growing up far from home is the hardest thing she has ever had to do. Join her on her journey to know herself, a journey we must all endure if we haven’t already.

http://www.amazon.com/Rosamond-Traces-Ink-Annastasia-Arnold-ebook/dp/B01DNSOIYY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1461824497&sr=8-1&keywords=rosamond+traces+of+ink

I need reviewers!! Feel free to get in contact at me here: <ala.serieswriter@gmail.com>

I look forward to growing and learning! Sending you all my love!