Her latest book, written as Cherish D’Angelo, is called Lancelot’s Lady. It’s a contemporary romantic suspense. Lancelot’s Lady is so new, it’s release date is TODAY. It’s not her only new book, though. Skeletons in the Closet and Other Creepy Stories released last month.
Please welcome Cherish D’Angelo.
To Hel and Back: A Writer's Journey
The journey to become a published author has been filled with bumps and detours, but along the way I've learned so much about the book industry, writing, editing, publishing and marketing. I've had some definite stalls and setbacks, plus some real "Made It Moments".
The stalls and setbacks include all the rejections I've received from publishers and agents―so many that I could wallpaper my office probably twice over with them, the necessity to find an outside job so I could make money and afford to pay bills, and dealing with a less than professional traditional publisher who really only held me back―until I finally got smart and left (only months before they shut down).
Yes, you could say I've been to Hel and back with my publishing journey. But I haven't given up and I'm pushing forward. Persistence really does pay off and I don't really have a choice anyway. There is nothing else I'd rather do than write and promote my work. This is the "heavenly" part of what I do and I measure my success in all the small "Made It Moments" in my life.
These include when: my first novel Whale Song was published, I got my first review from a fan, I got my first newspaper interview, I appeared in a TV interview the first time, I got a review blurb from New York Times bestselling author Luanne Rice, I was on Celebrity Chefs (a local TV show), Booklist gave me a rave review, Whale Song was picked up and re-published by a traditional publisher, and I signed with my wonderful literary agent, Jack Scovil.
Some "Almost Made It Moments" consist of the numerous times I've been contacted by producers and directors who were interested in my novels. I have one now who is very interested in filming Whale Song. I feel I'll truly have "Made It" when that movie is on the big screen. I feel so close I can envision watching it in a theatre. When I think of this I literally smell popcorn.
Lancelot's Lady is available in ebook edition at KoboBooks, Amazon's Kindle Store, Smashwords and other ebook retailers. Help me celebrate by picking up a copy today and "Cherish the romance..."
http://www.cherishdangelo.com and http://www.cherylktardif.blogspot.com. Follow Cherish from September 27 to October 10 on her Cherish the Romance Virtual Book Tour and win prizes.
Leave a comment here, with email address, to be entered into the prize draws. You're guaranteed to receive at least 1 free ebook just for doing so. Plus you'll be entered to win a Kobo ereader. Winners will be announced after October 10th.
Thank you Cherish!
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