It’s my pleasure to introduce you to author Ros Rendle today. Ros is a fellow member of the Romantic Novelists Association.
I am Ros Rendle and I tell fibs for a living. Well. . . don’t all writers? It’s the best job there is, living in many different worlds and meeting the people of my dreams, ensuring they do what I want and having happy endings.
I used to be a head teacher, writing policy documents, essays and letters, although also telling the odd story that young children seemed to enjoy. Now, writing for adults, the challenge is more demanding but very satisfying, especially when people give honest and positive reviews, I win awards, and manage to get an Amazon best-seller sticker.
When we moved to live in France, I had time to explore my imagination using many of the local colourful people and situations as stimulus. Support from the Romantic Novelists’ Association New Writers’ scheme gave me the impetus I needed to succeed. Sense and French Ability was my first published novel, followed quickly by Peace of Time. My publisher has these two are on a price reduction currently.
A series, about three sisters during times of major 20thcentury conflict, are also on Amazon and gaining good reviews. These are Flowers of Flanders, Flowers of Resistance and a novella, Delphi’s Dilemma. I collect Fumsup lucky charms that were given to soldiers in WW1 for a speedy and safe return. In Flowers for Flandersone sister tells another a malicious lie which will affect the course of all their lives. When Michael goes to war, Rose gives her Fumsup to Michael. To discover whether it works at all and whether he comes back to her or her sister, you will need to read the book.
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Thank you, Lizzie, for this opportunity. I hope people continue to enjoy my books and the next should be revealing itself soon.
I’m absolutely thrilled to showcase this talented author today. She’s a wonderful lady and I met her when I became a member of the #RRBC book club. She shows endless support to others and it’s my great pleasure to tell you more about her latest work today.
Thank you, Lizzie, for having me on your blog today to help celebrate the release of my first poetry book, “Just Her Poetry Seasons of a Soul.”
- My grandson declared after watching the Disney movie, “Moana” (and seeing the grandma come back as a stingray) that I would be a dolphin. Which is: D-L-F-I-N-N.
- I try to write poetry in as many places as possible, including while riding on the back of a Harley. I haven’t figured out how to write underwater when I’m snorkeling—yet.
Take a journey with D.L. Finn as she blends her love of nature with her deepest emotions. Sit with her on the forest floor observing its tranquil beauty, or stroll along the ocean’s shore admiring the vastness of its horizon. Here in these peaceful moments you’ll be able to experience her thoughts and feelings in the light—and in the darkness. This is a thought-provoking collection of poetry that invites the reader into all the seasons of a soul.
Excerpt from NATURE Spring and Summer
I sit alone on our deck
Blanketed in the sun’s warm rays,
The bird’s chirps and trills
Fill the silent space.
Our big black cat
Looks for his prey,
And chases away the bees
Who wander into my presence.
Our dogs lazy on their backs
In the backyard with their paws in the air,
Like a yoga pose
Welcoming the warmth.
Distant pond frogs sing their loud chorus
A lone cloud floats by,
Reminding me of the winter past
And storms yet to come.
But right now it is time to bask
In what spring has brought,
So, for this moment
I sit blissfully alone.
D.L. Finn is an independent California local who encourages everyone to embrace their inner child. She was born and raised in the foggy Bay Area, but in 1990 relocated with her husband, kids, dogs, and cats to the Sierra foothills in Nevada City, CA. She immersed herself in reading all types of books, but especially loved romance, horror, and fantasy. She always treasured creating her own reality on paper. Finally, being surrounded by towering pines, oaks, and cedars, her creativity was nurtured until it bloomed. Her creations vary from children’s books, young adult fantasy, and adult paranormal romance to an autobiography with poetry. She continues on her adventures with an open invitation for her readers to join her.
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It’s my great pleasure to introduce you to an author who I met whilst networking on social media, Lorna Susuki. Lorna also runs a popular blog and I was lucky enough to be interviewed there, just over a week ago. Lorna is having her work adapted for a cable television series, which sounds so exciting and I can’t wait for you to all find out more about this talented lady.
After multiple, failed bids at world domination, Lorna Suzuki was forced to create a fantasy world where she reigns supreme… until her characters orchestrated a military coup!
With over 35 years in the field of martial arts, she is a 5th degree black belt practitioner/instructor of Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu, an ancient fighting system incorporating 6 traditional samurai schools and 3 schools of ninjutsu.
As a freelance writer, she has tackled everything from biographies to scriptwriting for an adventure travel series. When it comes to fiction writing, she is best known for the 10-novel epic adult fantasy series, the Imago Chronicles. The first three Imago novels are currently being adapted for a cable TV series. She also co-wrote with her daughter, Nia Suzuki-White, the 5-novel YA fantasy series, The Dream Merchant Saga.
In writing the Imago Chronicles series she created a female protagonist, one that is reluctantly accepted into the brotherhood of warriors. Drawing on her own experiences as a woman in the once male-dominated field of law enforcement and martial arts, she brings the female warrior, Nayla Treeborn, to life.
When Lorna is not murdering her characters or destroying entire civilizations with a few keystrokes, she is either mangling people into submission, puttering in her garden or baking delectable pies and other tasty treats.
Today’s Introducing feature welcomes author Jess B Moore.
Jess is a writer of love stories. When she’s not writing, she’s busy mothering her talented and stubborn children, reading obscene numbers of books, and knitting scarves she’ll likely never finish.
Jess lives in small town North Carolina with her bluegrass obsessed family. She takes too many pictures of her cat, thinking the Internet loves him as much as she does. She is a firm believer of swapping stories over coffee or wine, and that there should always be dark chocolate involved.
The Guilt of a Sparrow is her debut novel combining her interests in family, music, and small towns into a thoughtful tale of growing up and falling in love. Her second book, Fierce Grace, follows similar themes in a whole new way, and will be available later in 2018.
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Magnolia Porter has spent the entirety of her twenty-four years satisfying her mother’s guilt. She was the good girl to her trouble making brother, Lucian – the one left behind to hold her mother together after he died. She is an invisible girl in a small town carrying the burden of her family’s loss and pain. Maggie was nobody trying desperately to be somebody.
Cotton MacKenna is the one with the temper. Of the five MacKenna boys, he’s the one most likely to throw the first punch. Never mind all those fights were a decade ago, all in an attempt to save a sweet girl from her bullying older brother. Now, Cotton has grown up, with his own photography business, yet as the fourth in the line of MacKennas, he would only ever be known for his past. Time for a change.
Maggie and Cotton are more than the labels placed on them, put there by their families, the town, and themselves.
A meddling best friend. Bluegrass jams. Small town gossiping. Love, loss, and family ties. Learning how to be who you are outside of who you were told to be. With humor and plenty of romance, of course.
I love this photo. It can be easy to doubt yourself as a writer, but learning to believe in yourself and be who you are, can help tremendously. Here are a few ideas to bring inner confidence.
Do something that you love.
If you can find small pockets of time during the week to do something that you love, this will bring more confidence, as you will feel happier on the inside.
Don’t keep putting off getting things done. Task left unfinished will just drag your mood down.
Put on a happy face.
Research has shown that smiling makes us feel happier, even if we don’t fully commit to it. Try smiling a few times during the day when you wouldn’t normally and see if it lifts your mood.
Celebrate your achievements.
Pat yourself on the back for even the smallest achievement. If you did something well, feel proud of what you have done.
Be kind to others.
This is something that makes everyone feel good. Kindness to others is not something everyone can achieve.
Moving your muscles every so often increases oxygen flow to the body and helps your mind to focus. You won’t have time to doubt yourself when you are on the move.
Throw away any negative thoughts.
You don’t need them. Bin them!
Be you 🙂
Here are today’s 3 quick marketing tips for authors.
Most authors struggle to find high numbers of reviews for their work, but things always seemed a little easier to me when you can gift a book to a reviewer in America, but this is not yet available in the UK via Amazon. This is what I’ve discovered about gifting books:
1. When you gift someone a book, they might not download it. They can use the price of the book to buy something else.
2. Most authors drop the price of their book before gifting it, so that the gifting process costs them less.
3. You can’t gift a book during a freebie run. There would be no point anyway, as the reviewer could download it for nothing as long as you had the book free in every country. Free book promotions are often planned months ahead so you would have to plan both events together.