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Welcome to the SEASONS Blog Tour @ErnestineRose25 #4WillsPub #RRBC

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Today I am so pleased to be hosting the wonderful RRBC author ERNESTINE ROSE! Please join me and enjoy this piece about the inspiration behind her newest book, SEASONS.

How I Came to Write Seasons

 

To everything there is a season,

and a time to every purpose under Heaven…

A time to weep and a time to laugh,

a time to mourn, and a time to dance.

                                                                                                                              – Ecclesiastes 3:1&4

Surviving Grief

I lost my husband of forty-one years to sarcoidosis, a disease that few people know much about. My beloved struggled through a year of fatigue, anemia, and other health issues, with doctors at the county hospital telling us he was doing “just fine.” When he died, I went through all the stages of grief, from anger and depression to acceptance, and I realized that our good times far outweighed the bad. So I turned to journaling, and the 800 pages I wrote in the last three years became my book, Seasons: My Journey through Grief.

The Value of Journaling

I found my comfort in writing. Before my husband died, I prayed for healing for him and patience for me. After, I communed with God, my thoughts and nature as I wrote pages nearly every day, using the words of others, including the Bible, to inspire and console me. They gave me wisdom and courage to help me come to terms with my loss without baring my soul and tears in public. As Oprah said, “Keeping a journal will change your life in ways that you’d never imagine.”

After two years, I had turned my journals into my fifth book, Seasons. I selected my best passages and organized them into four sections: summer, autumn, winter, and fall, recounting his death and the year that followed. This is the true story of my journey through my own seasons of grief.  If you’ve lost a loved one, especially a spouse, you might gain some insight from my journey. Or it might be an excellent gift for someone you know who has lost a member of their family.

“Your season may be a year, or it may be five or even ten. Take your time but recognize the changes from one season to the next. Little by little, you will see spring again, and you will have hope.  So put on your shoes and start dancing.”

                                                                                                                                          —Seasons 

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Author Bio:  Ernestine Rose grew up on the west side of Chicago during the turbulent 50’s and 60’s. Adopted by an older couple, she spent a great deal of time as a child reading and participating in dance and drama club activities in school. Bradley University and the University of Dallas prepared her for a successful career as a teacher of English, speech and theater in Peoria and Fort Worth, where she earned numerous educator awards.

As a retired public school teacher and mother of four sons, she made her debut as an author with the publication of three books: 7 Tips for A Successful Marriage, Raising the Roses, and Tales from the Family Tree, all in 2012.  She later produced a romance novel, Monday Morning Blues. Her most recent work reflects her experience as a caretaker and widow, Seasons: My Journey through Grief. Inspired by Toni Morrison and Alice Walker, her focus in both writing and theater is on the power of language, love, and family. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and her website.

BONUS!!! The Author is also hosting a giveaway during each day of her blog tour. Simply comment on each stop to be entered. You can win a copy of one of her e-books or even a $10 Amazon Gift Card!! (There will be a total of 13 giveaways!!)

To follow along with the rest of the tour, please visit the author’s tour page on the 4WillsPublishing site.  If you’d like to book your own blog tour and have your book promoted in similar grand fashion, please click HERE.  Thanks for supporting this author and his work!

 

 

 

What this #author learned by completing the second novel #MondayBlogs #RRBC @4WillsPub

Thanks to Suzanne Burke for hosting the second day of my blog tour! Check it out here and don’t forget to say hello!

Welcome to the World of Suzanne Burke.

LAURA LIBRICZ COMPLETE TOUR MEME

Hello, and welcome to this October 2nd leg of author Laura Libricz’s Tour.

What this #author learned by completing the second novel @lauralibricz

This last year has formed my writing more than any of those past. These five lessons I’ve learned have pushed me from a novice to an advanced novice. For the first time, I am proud of my project. I say that with a humble heart because without those who work with me, this project would never be in the form it is now.

1. I can take criticism.

This last year, I learned how to take criticism. This was the most important lesson. Finally, I am able to dampen that personal, precious attachment I feel about my project. I am separate, a living person, and the project is just that, a piece of work. It is not me. I originally wanted to release The Soldier’s Return in…

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#RRBC @4WillsPub Laura Libricz answers 20 questions @lauralibricz

Today we kick off my 4Wills blog tour. Please join me with Shirley Slaughter:

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What inspires me to write?

Laura Libricz answers 20 questions

  1. What inspires you to write?

When I write, I am inspired by interesting characters, real people and fictional, and I love to analyze them because I want to find the truth. I love to listen to people talk and I wonder what’s behind their words, what they are really saying. Trying to figure out what motivates people to do what they do is a constant study of human nature. Having said that, I am also inspired by the area in Germany I live in. My novels take place here. I deal with my setting like another character. Setting has as much influence on the characters as the people they entangle with.

  1. What do you love most about writing?

The best part about writing is the inner peace it brings me. I need to put all these thoughts somewhere. My energies…

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Book Blast: The Soldier’s Return by Laura Libricz

The Soldier’s Return Book Blast is in full swing! Read more here:

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The Soldier’s Return
by Laura Libricz

Publication Date: September 15, 2017
eBook & Paperback

Series: Heaven’s Pond Trilogy, Book Two
Genre: Historical Fiction

The year is 1626. A senseless war rips through parts of Germany. Ongoing animosity between the Catholics and the Protestants has turned into an excuse to destroy much of the landscape situated between France, Italy and Denmark. But religion only plays a minor role in this lucrative business of war.

The young dutchman, Pieter van Diemen, returns to Amsterdam in chains after a period of imprisonment in the Spice Islands. He manages to escape but must leave Amsterdam in a hurry. Soldiers are in demand in Germany and he decides to travel with a regiment until he can desert. His hope of survival is to reach Sichardtshof, the farm in Franconia, Germany; the farm he left ten years ago. His desire to seek refuge with them lies…

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Meet Author Laura Libricz #RRBC

I’d like to thank Brenda B. Taylor for hosting me today!

Historical Heartbeats

Welcome to Day 2 of my #RRBC “SPOTLIGHT” Author Blog Tour. I’d like to thank my host and the RRBC for this great honor. Today I’d like to talk more specifically about writing historical fiction. History is my passion right now and I’d like to share some of the sources I use when I research.

Now, judging by the images and the books that are popular today, can you imagine how someone 400 years from now will view our society? How will they reconstruct our day in age based on the records we leave behind? That is, if they can even access our information.

What impressions will they have of our culture?

I take this into consideration as I research and write my 17th century historical novels. I have a good idea of what the time period looked like from paintings like those from the Dutch Golden Age. Objects…

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Thursday – A Little Personal – The #RRBC Writer’s Conference and Book Expo

via: John W. Howell’s Fiction Favorites

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Beginning today (at 7:00 am Central Time) through Saturday Rave Reviews Book Club is hosting it’s annual Writer’s Conference and Book Expo. Please use this link to check it out. There are events for the public as well as members of the club. This link will take you to the Welcome Page where you can get an overview of what is included.

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That means that I will be there hosting an Author booth with my books and also along with John Fioravantiand Gwen Planohave a session you might like titled “Writing in the Senior Season.

So don’t delay. Go see what’s going on.

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BlogTalkRadio Interview Sat. 11-26 #RRBC

Join me on Saturday, November 26, 2016 for the Tag Team 245 radio interview on Rave Waves BlogTalkRadio!

Welcome to RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB’S BlogTalkRadio production of RAVE WAVES “TAG TEAM 2*4*5,” where Co-Hosts BILL WARD and JOHN W. HOWELL, are joined by new members AMIE O’BRIEN, LAURA LIBRICZ, BOB KERN, and COREY KNUTSEN. Join us as we become better acquainted with some of the newest additions to our RRBC family, and their books.

Follow this link:

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The show will be live 12.00 CT, that’s 1 pm EST, 6 pm in England and 7 pm in Germany. You can join in with questions and comments via Twitter using the #RRBCTagTeam245 hashtag. See you there!

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