Thursday, June 26, 2014

Migraine & Headache Awareness Month #2 - X-Men (Or in my case, X-man)

It's been a not awesome month for me this June; unfortunately I have really been feeling unwell, and I'm incredibly behind on everything. But June is actually Migraine & Headache Awareness Month, and tons of spunky and interesting Migraine peeps have been blogging, tweeting, and otherwise giving cyberspace a heads up about different aspects of the migraine experience this June. You can swing by to see the roundup of all this hard work.

So - better late than never - the prompt I'm doing is #2: X-Men. Migraine & Headache Disorders Super Heroes: Who in your life goes above the call of duty and how?

My migraine superhero is, without a doubt, my better half, John. (People sometimes ask me why I refer to him as my better half instead of my husband, and the answer is simple: we never got around to making that long trek down the aisle together.) We are hitched via common law, however, and this past May 5th, we passed twelve years of being together, and ten years of being common-law-married/living-in-sin.

So, why is he my migraine superhero? So many reasons: John has brought me so many icepacks we should take out stock in a polymer gel company, has explored foreign countries by himself because I was in bed, and gone on ski trips where I couldn't actually ski, and done a ton of the heavy lifting in our relationship, all without complaining. John has gone so far above and beyond the "sickness and health" part of marriage that he should get some sort of trophy. (Preferably something bright and sparkly. Like disco ball. One that rains glitter and makes a lot of noise.) It's not everyone who'd be willing to adopt "we get there eventually" as a family motto, but John has done exactly this, without a word of complaint. Like, ever. On top of that, John has the best possible sense of humour, is generous, resourceful, and happy to spend most of our life sitting in the dark - literally, since most lights bother my eyes, and is loving, kind, and has the best heart I've ever seen.

He is my migraine super hero, and I could not possibly be luckier.

(I photograph like a walrus so there are almost no pics of me that I like, but even though they're *super* old I just happen to love these ones of us together. And no, I can't explain how my hair ended up on top of his head. I think it's fair to assume there was some drinking involved.)

Ma armastan sind, babe.

My second novel, The Migraine Mafia, is the story of a nerdy thirty-something's quest to come to terms with a chronic illness - and was inspired by how John and I have navigated life together (although all the bad parts are made up :)). It is available online everywhere.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Kindle Fire Giveaway, y'all!

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Friday, June 13, 2014

Goodreads Giveaway for The Migraine Mafia

Hi all and happy Friday the 13th!

I'm running a Goodreads giveaway for my second novel - The Migraine Mafia - for the next two weeks. Hop on over to Goodreads and sign up to get a free print copy!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Migraine Mafia by Maia Sepp

The Migraine Mafia

by Maia Sepp

Giveaway ends June 28, 2014.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win

Friday, June 06, 2014

An Etiquette Guide to the End Times - Now Available!

My latest release hits stores today! It’s a little different than my first two books: An Etiquette Guide to the End Times is a near-future dystopian novella (think global warming instead of zombies, although I do like a good zombie story) set in 2028. If you enjoy my contemporary fiction, you'll like An Etiquette Guide to the End Times, where the sun is hotter, people are crankier, and the bribes are tastier. (Sort of like if I dropped my usual characters fifteen years in the future. And then raised the oceans a bit.)

Read the blurb and excerpt and sign up for a giveaway here – it’s for a $10 Amazon Gift Card. 

Or pick up a copy for only .99 today:

    The Sock Wars - Maia Sepp

Thanks for reading! And please drop me a line in the comments and say hi if you get a sec.