Attending a book festival is beneficial for authors, to meet with readers and network with other authors.
At this first annual festival in The Dalles, it was definitely mostly talking with the authors. Next year, the organization has to do a lot more advertising to get the readers there. It being a gorgeous day didn't help either. People were enjoying the amazing fall weather, the colors vibrant, the sky the deepest blue. Why...
A few months ago, Storm at Keizer Manor became available as an audio-book. And readers/listeners love it. Well, most of them.
Reviews are interesting sometimes, and make me laugh, especially when they contradict each other. It just proofs you can't make everyone happy. :)
But some reviews are so special, they touch my heart.
Thank you to all readers, for giving my debut novel a chance.
Especially if it comes with the announcement of a third award for Storm at Keizer Manor. It was chosen as the solo "Medalist Winner" in the CROSS GENRE category of the 2018 Annual Indie Book Awards from New Apple.
Today they mailed me an official certificate. I added my other two awards. Can you tell I'm happy and proud?
It's been an exciting several months. Not only in my personal life, but also in my author life.
First came the announcement last September that Storm at Keizer Manor won a bronze medal in the 2018 Readers' Favorite Book Awards Contest, in Women's Fiction. I couldn't believe it. I was now able to call myself an award winning author. What an honor.
And then, last week, came the second announcement.
Storm at Keizer Manor was honor...
My publisher, Acorn Publishing, convinced me to contact Damonza for a new cover design. It took many weeks until we all agreed, but now it's done. My new cover is stunning and I'm so happy with it.
The modern skyline on the top and the Keizer Manor on the bottom represent the contrast in time.
The young woman is Annet, running around in circles, trying to find her way back to the future.
Outlander meets art in Storm at the Keizer Manor by Ramcy Diek. Annet, a pregnant woman from the 21st century, finds herself in the 1800s. Unfortunately for boyfriend Forrest, some people became suspicious of him because he had last been seen having an argument with her.
Part of the novel concerns itself with his search for Annet, but the majority of the novel is...
Lance wrote a review for Storm at the Keizer Manor and I want to share some of the highlights.
<<<<< Sometimes readers will stumble upon a book that has an interesting plot, and takes the reader on a path that they are not sure where it is going, but they have to keep reading to find the end of the journey. Ramcy Diek’s “Storm At The Keizer Manor” (Acorn Publishing , November 2017) is such a book.>>>>>