Tuesday, December 2, 2014

"The World: According to Rachael" is LIVE!

The World: According to Rachael is live. Wow! This is my fifth book published... a whole hand. This is also the first book that I haven't had years to ponder (obsess over).

A quick bit about me. I dabbled in Washington politics for a couple of years. In my previous life, I worked as a PR rep in D.C. It was a very fun gig. Anyway, I always saw Rachael as being strong enough to navigate Washington. It's not for the faint-hearted. That led me to reminiscence about some of the more interesting people I met during my time in the nation's capital. 

Graham. I'm very attached to him. I never thought that I would write another male character that I felt so strongly about. Graham Jackson has won a permanent place in my heart. He's not Colin. Here's a spoiler... He doesn't give up his job for Rachael. You see more of his personality in his book "The World: According to Graham." 

Rachael. When I start writing, I don't create a character sheet. I let their personalities evolve more organically and tweak when I begin editing. I think Rachael is very relatable in spite of her job title. She reminds me of myself a bit before I got married. This paragraph I stole from my 20's. 

"This gorgeous cocktail dress has an unfortunate closure, but because I live alone, I’ve mastered the art of contorting my body so I can zip and unzip my own dresses. In fact, the few times that I do get to watch a movie or TV show and the main character asks her partner to unzip her dress, I almost gag. In the real world, us single girls list that as a survival skill."

Evan: I know he's a minor character. I don't care. He deserves his own paragraph in my blog post. Evan is plagiarized from my former business partner. I changed the name to protect the guilty. His banter with Rachael is a snapshot of our morning conversations. We were asked more than once if we were dating. Icky! But, the two of us could share a room in the old folks' home and create havoc with our banter.

Without giving too much away if you haven't read "The World: According to Rachael," in my humble opinion, I think this book is great. I love the twist. I like the characters. I'm working on Graham's book now. I think he's adorable, and I love Rachael's growth. I can't wait to complete their journey and share it with you. 

Here's the buy link for "The World: According to Rachael." If you're a member of Kindle Unlimited, it's free. 

US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OMBKXDC
UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00OMBKXDC
AU: http://www.amazon.com.au/gp/product/B00OMBKXDC


Olivia said...

Just finished reading this and I loved it! I wish Graham would take more responsibility in their demise though. It seems really unfair that he held such a HUGE secret especially after finding out Max and Jake warned him of the consequence. That's really unfair. Side note, Rachael's trainer Malik is noted to have "dreads". Saying dreads as opposed to locs or dread locs is actually offensive. Just a note for future writing.

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