It’s only water? Tell that to a drowning boy.

The Writer Next Door|Vashti Q

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog. The Basement: Robbie’s Rite of Passage is my first novel. It is a Suspense/Thriller aimed at an upper Middle Grade/ Young Adult audience (pre-teens & teens). The Basement is a coming of age story about a pre-teen named Robbie and the many issues he faces in his young life (bullying, verbal abuse, alcoholic father, puppy love . . . ) and how the encouragement and support of his mom, friends and neighborhood heroes aid him in the task of overcoming these obstacles. You will feel an array of emotions as you read this novel ranging from indignation and sorrow to laughter and delight, not to mention a bit of thrills and fright.

Please enjoy a chapter from THE BASEMENT, and let me know what you think in the comments below. Your opinions mean a great deal to me and will help me…

View original post 1,049 more words

The Challenges of a Blind Author Follow-Up – Laurel

Library of Erana

As a follow up to my earlier post regarding the challenges facing readers and authors with limited vision I am delighted to post another interview with a writer of low vision. Blindness is a complex problem with no one cause or solution, but about which there is often poor understanding. People with restricted sight often suffer discrimination including the false assumption that they cannot enjoy books, cannot write or be creative and must live “a disabled life” but as these interviews show, that does not have to be the case.

Hello and thanks for joining us. Please tell us a little about yourself.

Hello everyone!  My name is Laurel A. Rockefeller.  I am author of the medieval science fiction series, The Peers of Beinan.

I am an amateur medieval historian and amateur scientist originally
from Lincoln, Nebraska.  In 1995 I received my bachelor of arts from
the University of Nebraska…

View original post 3,572 more words

Author Interview Number Thirteen – Trish Reding

Library of Erana

Oathtaker cover

Every week the Good  Reads Group

Welcome to Patricia (Trish) Reding

Please tell us a little about yourself. At the outset, I would like to thank you.  It means so much to have this opportunity to share with readers and potential readers.

I am a newly published author.   My first work, OATHTAKER, published in March 2013, is an epic fantasy.  By evening and weekend, I write, but my day job is practicing law.  I have found that the law and writing are similar in that one is always practicing; both are arts that are refined and improved over time.  Outside of my work, I am still raising children and I have a number of other hobbies like performing in musical dramas, gardening and yoga.

Please tell us a little about your writing – for example genre, title, etc. My debut novel, OATHTAKER, is the story of Mara, a trained…

View original post 1,691 more words

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: