Tuesday, January 22, 2008

On the Run by Judith Rochelle

On the Runby Judith RochelleRosePRINT ISBN 1-60154-214-3(240 pages) Sensual

When Robin Fleming witnessed the murder of her sister, Jamie, her only thought is to grab her nephew and run, from her vicious brother-in-law. Running and hiding, covering their tracks, they eventually settle in Memphis to begin a new life. Robin, now Laura, though still grieving for her sister, is determined to make a good life for her nephew. Then illness hits Andy, and while Laura is dealing with that crisis, bad luck and unfortunate circumstances bring all the players together again and endanger everyone’s lives. Can Dr. Gage Hollander, who has fallen in love with Laura, find a way to save them?

Available now from The Wild Rose Press....ALL Proceeds going to ST. JUDE'S CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

From Rhonda Penders, Editor-in-Chief, The Wild Rose Press:

Judith Rochelle, is one of our multipublished authors at The Wild Rose Press. In late summer, 2007 I approached her with an idea of a project that would enable RJ and me to give something back for all the wonderful things that had happened to us since we opened in May 2006. I wanted to find an organization that I felt everyone, everywhere would care about and really embrace. While many qualified, the one that kept coming back to my mind was St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

A few days later, Judith created a synopsis and a proposal for a book incorporating romance, suspense and St. Jude's. It took my breath away at what she'd come up with. Judith wrote the book, RJ and I edited it, and Kim Mendoza did the beautiful cover. None of us, including the publishing company, will receive any compensation; every penny will go to St. Jude's. Children's Hospital.

The result of this, is the amazing Crimson Rose book called "On the Run" by Judith Rochelle. The book will be offered in both print and electronic format. The amount raised will be announced on our web site twice a year. The first report to be posted at the end of June 2008.

If you've purchased this book, thank you for your contribution to St. Jude's, if you haven't purchased it yet, I strongly encourage you to do so. The download is $5.00 and will go into a special fund to be donated to St. Jude's twice a year.

I've been very very blessed to have not only three very healthy sons, but cousins and nephews and nieces and children in my life who have been healthy and happy and strong. Sometimes we all have to take a reality check and realize that there are families out there truly suffering due to their children's long term illnesses. Maybe some of these children are in your family and circle of friends. St. Jude's is an amazing hospital in Memphis, TN that supports and helps families and children of long term illnesses.

If you would like more information on this project, you may contact Rhonda Penders at rpenders@thewildros epress.com. To learn more about the author, please visit www.judithrochelle.com. To see the amazing work St. Jude's does, please visit their web site at www.stjude.org

Thank you for your support of this important project.

Rhonda Penders

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Writing With a One Year Old

My son is the most precious person in the world to me, but I have to say...he drives me nuts! I am in the process of finishing the first draft of my first full length novel (50k words). This is, of course, easier said then done. I have given myself a goal of 1k a day during the week and 2k during the weekend. So far I have been successful at maintaining my goal, but I'm starting to feel like a character in a book. It seems as if the universe is throwing random crap in the way to make me trip all over myself and fail. The biggest hurdle seems to be my twelve month old son. He is perfectly fine until I plant my bum firmly into the computer chair and then all hell breaks loose. He hangs all over my chair, moves my keyboard around, switches my screens, hits the caps lock key and most annoying of all is the playing with the mouse. OH MY GOD!! Arrrggggg! Sometimes I just want to pull my hair out and run down the street screaming. So with that being said, I'm curious...

How do you guys juggle writing around your kids or do you?

Friday, January 11, 2008

Tag You're It!

So I got tagged by some very mean and evil people. Just kidding. My dear friends wished to torture me with this tag game. I got hit not once but twice, how nice. First I got hit by AJ Chase. As if that wasn't enough I also got hit by Jodi. Thanks guys! So here it is.

The rules:
Link to the person who tagged you;
Leave a comment on their blog so that their readers can visit yours;
Post the rules on your blog;
Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself on your blog;
Tag 7 random people at the end of your post;
Include links to their blogs;
Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Seven things about me:
1. I am totally obsessed with video games.
2. I love anime.
3. I am addicted to the internet (mostly just Divas).
4. I am originally from Chicago, IL but now live in TN.
5. My favorite color is sky blue.
6. I am a martial artist.
7. I grew up and remain a tom boy.

I'm going to tag...Diana Castilleja, SpydurPoet, Eden Bradley, Sela, Magenta Infusion, Tammie (trenae), Teresa D'Amario

Thursday, January 10, 2008

My First Time!

Well, I am brand new on the scene and finding my way from a to b. I love sharing my thoughts with others (OK what that really means is I just like to run my mouth). I enjoy good conversation and a sense of humor is a must.

My hobbies you ask? There are so many, that I have trouble figuring out where to start. There are video games. I have been an avid gamer since birth and there is nothing that I can do about it now. And I really can't say that I want to. Singing, yes I can sing but don't ask me to because I won't unless you pay me. Reading is excellent. When I was in college I had to ban myself from reading during the semester. I felt that reading was more important than studying and the professors seamed to disagree. I can't see why. Writing has been my companion for about ten years. It is my outlet when I can't find any other way to express my feelings. If some one has wronged you, it is wonderful therapy to put them in a work of fiction and then do horrible things to them. Just kidding.

In the ten years that I've been writing I have always wanted to submit my work to a publisher. But I have been allowing fear to hold me back, until recently. The decision to pursue my dream was difficult but satisfying. Since I have been on this journey I have already received many bumps and bruises and I show them with much pride. I am willing to do the work, and yes it is very hard work, and I plan to see this through. I have many people who support me and without them I don't think that I would have made it as far as I have. Hi Divas!

I'm taking off now but I'll be back. Thanks for stopping by!