I’m quite moved to be on here. Anneli is a writer I admire and unbeknown to me, an element in her own writing followed very much one of the areas I address in my “Love In A Hopeless Place Collection.” I won’t tell you any more….you’ll have to read on.
Now, ever since I’ve been in this business I have been looking for unique features of my own work and persona to promote. Just maybe I am the only female social realist romance writer to be able to blow her own trumpet by actually playing her own trombone. Last Sunday I answered the bugle call of duty and helped out on the park bandstand. Come on Harper Collins et al – bring out your trombonists and do battle!
Click on this link. http://ow.ly/n2eMU It will take you to the blog where you’ll see the video of the band.
And now to the book. Anneli’s blog is the first stop on my “Blowing my own Trombone Book Launch Blog Tour.” I have never tried to launch a story collection before. Short stories are strange animals – a bit like mules that have great strength but are enclosed within their lonely selves and cannot breed. I have always loved this format. In a way it is a look into somebody else’s critical life moment and a moving on back into your own life. Short stories are often described by scribes as a discipline. This is true, but they are also a freedom just to dip in for the good bits and dip out of the whole novel story arc. The “story” is the whole essence of fiction. I have always described fiction as a way of stealing the truth from the pocket of lies. Around the camp fires and the canteen tables, stories have been told. Most are lies. They deceive us into the truth of ourselves.
I may sound a bit serious and literary in these remarks. I am grateful to have the opportunity to say these things here because Anneli Purchase is a sincere writer of passion and truth who seeks integrity in her work. She has given me great assistance in proofreading and editing my work and whatever you think – YOU cannot spot your own mistakes! You know what you wanted to say and your brain fills in the BIG GAPING HOLES!!!
And here at last, is the cover of my “Love In a Hopeless Place Collection.”
These are realist “true life” tales from the less advantaged sector of society. Love grows like weeds in the cracks of time. But weeds are vital and savage. We know they will always win in the end. Their anarchic victory confers upon us the structure of self discovery.
This ‘Love in a Hopeless Place Collection’ is launched tomorrow and available from Amazon worldwide.
Now, I am working on Romance because our dreams are as true as our hopes and reality. Our tomorrows are as possible as our dreams. A lover’s arms are as strong as our power to reward, or not reward, with our yielding.
Oooh – I love it! I love it! I love LOVE!
Thanks for having me Anneli – and for your help and support.
Hear some more tunes from the bandstand and follow the rest of my tour on these links:
18th July Love a Happy Ending Lifestyle Magazine
20th July Sheryl Browne
21st July Nicky Wells
22nd July Melanie Robertson-King
23rd July Miriam Wakerly
25th July Bonnie Trachtenberg
26th July Patricia Sands
27th Stephanie Keys
28th Linn Halton
31st July Venture Galleries Authors Collection
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