As you know, I just came back from holidays and had over 1,000 emails to sort through. We had booked a nice place by the sea, which advertised free wi fi on all premises. As you have gathered from this blog post –and from the impressive amount of emails that piled up- the wi fi stayed on for 2 days and then vanished into thin air. So, we were left for 5 days without any internet connection.
Electra managed to read 4 books and I finished 5. We went to the beach, took long walks, watched the stars (including shooting stars), swam every single day and drank cocktails in the evening. What do you know? Turns out people can live without internet for a few days and actually enjoy it.
For the last 3 months, our household has also survived without any public TV (some sort of problem with the TV antenna…
Welcome to Day 11 of the 2nd Annual Romancing September Across The World Blog Tour. I’ve teamed up with Rosie Amber again this year. We’re promoting 30 awesome romance authors in 30 days. Help us out by cross promoting when you can and check out these authors.
Don’t forget to go over to Rosie Amber’s page and check out her page too.
Today my guest author is Pamela Beckford and I want to thank her for blogging with me today. Here is a little about her and her book Love: Lost and Found.
What inspired you to write this book?
I had published my first book just a few months earlier and I was being asked when the next collection was going to be released. I had really thought the first collection was going to be the only collection I ever published. I still hadn’t started to take myself…
Welcome to Day 11 of Romancing September Across The World Tour. Today our guest is Pamela Beckford. Catch up with more from Pamela in a few hours with the second part of our tour when Stephanie chats to her.
1. Where is your home town?
I was born and raised in a small town in northeast Indiana. I’m still here but dream of going somewhere much warmer someday.
2. How long have you been writing romance?
I’ve only been writing poetry for about 14 months. I have tried other types of poetry, but always find my way back to poems centered around love.
3. What is your favourite sub-genre of romance?
I don’t really have an answer for this.
4. How many poems are in your book?
There are over 90 poems in this collection. They represent over a dozen different poetry forms.
It seems there is a blog hop going around. I was tagged by Charles Yallowitz. He described his space, or lack of space and now it’s my turn.
I really don’t have a special space either. I typically write in the same places where I curl up and read.
This is my favorite winter spot. I always have some sort of blanket or throw over me as I’m always cold. I use my iPad to do most of my writing. Actually most of it thinking. I’m turning words and phrases over in my head. I write down the phrases and snippets knowing that somehow, someday they will fit together just right.
In the summer I prefer this chair if I must be indoors. The room is bright and open and sunny.
My biggest requirement for writing and thinking is quiet. I don’t really like music while I’m writing. If I do have on music, it must be something calm and serene. I just need to be able to turn inward and fall deep into myself.
Now I need to tag other writers to have them share their space. I do enjoy seeing where other writers get inspired.
I have learned so much about publishing and need to go back and “fix” some things from my first book.
I had used a stock photo from Amazon for the book cover for my Kindle version of Dreams of Love. Unfortunately, I couldn’t seem to use the same picture when I worked with Createspace on the print version. So, I found something kind of similar (but not close enough to suit me).
I am planning to rework the cover and have both versions be alike. In order to do that, I need an amazing picture of a sunset – preferably a sunset over the beach or water. I know that there are lots of you who take some incredible pictures. Would you like to share?
If you are interested in helping me out by contributing your picture (hi res) to be used on my book cover, please send me an email (pamela984 at yahoo dot com) with a snapshot. If I find the perfect picture, I would need you to give me the rights to use it for this purpose. I would, of course, acknowledge you inside the book and I would send you a paperback version of the book.