KINDLE COUNTDOWN DEAL – 99 CENTS FOR TWO DAYS ONLY

 

For two days only (48 hours), starting today, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 at 2:00 am PST to Monday, Sept. 26, 2016 at 2 am PST, you can order the kindle copy of The Wentworth Legacy for 99 cents at Amazon.com

 

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In 1927 Spencer A. Wentworth, a scion of a wealthy old banking family of Long Island, New York Gold Coast, receives an urgent telegram to come home immediately. A huge responsibility of which he is not ready awaits him when he returns home from a three-year Grand Tour. As the stock market begins to collapse, he is plagued with worries that the family will lose everything including Wentworth Hall, his ancestral home. Honoring his promise to preserve it, he is determined to save Wentworth Hall at any cost even if it means losing the only woman he loves.  It is a fascinating account of the way of life long gone in the same league as Downton Abbey.

 

Take advantage of the Kindle Countdown Deal and get your copy today!

 

Until next time. Stop and smell the roses.

Rosalinda Morgan, The Rose Lady

 

 

Kindle Deal for The Wentworth Legacy – 99 cents for 2 days only

Take advantage of the Kindle Countdown Deal for The Wentworth Legacy.

 

For two days only (48 hours), starting Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 at 2:00 am PST to Monday, Sept. 26, 2016 at 2 am PST, you can order the kindle copy of The Wentworth Legacy for 99 cents at Amazon.com.

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A big surprise awaits Spencer A. Wentworth, a young scion of a wealthy old banking family of New York Gold Coast in Long Island, when he returns home from a three-year Grand Tour.

With the stock market about to crash, can the family save the family fortune including Wentworth Hall, his family’s ancestral home? Will the family retain their way of life in the wake of the Great Depression?

Not only are the Wentworth finances in big trouble but Spencer’s personal life is a sham as he approaches his wedding to someone he does not love.  In a cruel twist of events, a tragedy occurs that could implicate Spencer’s sister, Emma because of her secret affair with a married man.

 

Immerse in the life of the rich during the Roaring Twenties when the upper class lives in huge mansions with servants galore, fancy cars and a way of life long gone.

 

Get your copy today.

 

Until next time. Stop and smell the roses.

Rosalinda R Morgan

Author, The Wentworth Legacy

http://www.rosalindarmorgan.com

 

 

 

Fifth Report of My 12-Week Challenge

Here is my fifth report for my twelve weeks challenge:

 

  1. My book to read goal is still on target. I finished Angels & Demons by Dan Brown on 9/8/16. I now have to read 5 more books in 7 weeks to make my reading goal for my 12-week challenge.
  2. I made my marketing goal this week – 73 marketing posts/pitches:
  • 3 posts on Social Media. One of them has 191 members. The Giveaways post on Goodreads have 254 entries total, 43 entries this week alone. It have 94 on “to read” list so far.
  • 70 emails and letters to friends.
  1. I’m still way behind my word count challenge. I’m only up to 21,740 words. This week, I’m supposed to be on 25,000 level. I have to double my effort next week.

 

See you next week.

 

Until next time. Stop and smell the roses.

Rosalinda, The Rose Lady

Author of The Wentworth Legacy

www.rosalindarmorgan.com

 

Second Report on Twelve Weeks Challenge

Here is my second report for my twelve weeks challenge:

1. I caught up on my goal this week for word count. I made it to 10,825 words to date so I’m on track for 60,000 words for twelve weeks.

2. My book to read is still on target. I did not quite finish my second book. Hope to finish it and start another one by the time I make my next report. So I still have 9 books to read in the next 10 weeks.

3. I made my goal for marketing of my book. I made 71 marketing posts/pitches – 15 posts on Social Media and I made another email list of 56 people that I will be sending an email. The email announcement is done so I can start sending them by Monday. I’m happy to report that the book launched today at Amazon on both Kindle and Paperback. Order your copy today.

Stay on course . . .

The next report is on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016.

 

Until next time. Stop and smell the roses.

Rosalinda, The Rose Lady

www.rosalindarmorgan.com

First Report on My 12-Week Challenge

Here is my first report for my twelve weeks challenge:

1. I did not quite make my goal for the 5000 words/per week or 60,000 words for twelve weeks but I’ll make it up next week. I made it to 4215 words which is not bad at all considering all the doctor’s appointments I had to take my husband to. I read a book while at the doctor’s waiting room.

2. My book to read is on target. I finished one book this week. I have 9 books to read in the next 11 weeks.

3. I made my goal for the marketing of my book, The Wentworth Legacy. I made 74 marketing posts/pitches.  24 posts on Social Media and I made an email list of 47 people that I will be sending an email as soon as my book, The Wentworth Legacy, is available on Amazon.  I decided to wait until the book is on Amazon website so that when they get my email, the book is ready for purchase. I also talked to 3 people about the book.

The Wentworth Legacy is ready for pre-order at Kindle but I’m still waiting for the approval of the paperback edition.

The next report is on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016.

 

Until next time. Stop and smell the roses.

Rosalinda, The Rose Lady

www.rosalindarmorgan.com

Ten Days to Launch Date of “The Wentworth Legacy”

 

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Countdown is on. We have 10 days before the launch of “The Wentworth Legacy”. I’m so excited to see this book in circulation. It has been forming in my consciousness since the 80s when I became aware of my surroundings, having witnessed how the other side of the track lived.

 

Have you ever heard about the Gold Coast of Long Island? You must have. Do you remember “The Great Gatsby”? Well, that whole area of the North Shore of Long Island is famous for big estates during the Gilded Age? It is the setting of “The Wentworth Legacy”.

 

Do you miss the “Downton Abbey” yet? I’m sure you do. We don’t have the aristocracy in the United States. But we have the old money who can come as close to the aristocracy as you can be. Spencer A Wentworth is from the old money.

 

So get ready for a good read. If you cannot wait for the paperback, you can pre-order your Kindle copy at http://www.amazon.com right now.

 

Until next time. Stop and smell the roses.

Rosalinda, The Rose Lady

www.rosalindarmorgan.com

BAHALA NA (Come What May) on sale now

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Download your SALE copy (Kindle) today for 99 cents! Limited time offer ends Sunday, June 5, 2016. BAHALA NA (Come What May) – A World War II Story of Love, Faith, Determination, Courage and Survival is dedicated to men and women of the armed forces. As WWII spreads into the Pacific, Benjamin is stranded in a faraway place and has to find a way to go home. Bahala Na is a dictum that he finds comforting in time of trouble.

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Book Giveaways to end in 2 days

The book giveaways for “The Iron Butterfly” at Goodreads.com end in 2 days on March 15. Hurry and enter for a chance to win 1 of 3 signed First Edition copies of “The Iron Butterfly” by Rosalinda R Morgan. Here is the link: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/170929-the-iron-butterfly.

The Iron Butterfly is a gripping tale about the intense devotion and ordeal of Regina Buendia, a young mother who suddenly finds herself all alone and penniless with nine young children to support after her husband died. Facing a bleak future, she has to find a way to tackle a male chauvinistic society where men still rule the business world. Will she be able to break through the barrier?

As the Great Depression affected the colonies, she is now faced with new concern – how to survive with business suffering and money being so tight. Just as she thinks she is getting ahead, a major natural disaster happens with terrible consequence to follow. Then her problems become insignificant compared to what was about to happen – the attack on Pearl Harbor and how the war in the Pacific affects their very existence.

An inspiring story of faith, hope and daring ambition.

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Book Giveaways – “The Iron Butterfly”

Enter for a chance to win 1 of 3 signed First Edition copies of “The Iron Butterfly” by Rosalinda R Morgan. Here is the link: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/170929-the-iron-butterfly, Giveaways end March 15, 2016.

The Iron Butterfly is a gripping tale about the intense devotion and ordeal of Regina Buendia, a young mother who suddenly finds herself all alone and penniless with nine young children to support after her husband died. Facing a bleak future, she has to find a way to tackle a male chauvinistic society where men still rule the business world. Will she be able to break through the barrier?

As the Great Depression affected the colonies, she is now faced with new concern – how to survive with business suffering and money being so tight. Just as she thinks she is getting ahead, a major natural disaster happens with terrible consequence to follow. Then her problems become insignificant compared to what was about to happen – the attack on Pearl Harbor and how the war in the Pacific affects their very existence.

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2016 New Year’s Resolutions

It’s that time of year again when we have to think of our goals for 2016. Below are my resolutions for 2016. It can apply to all writers who want to improve their craft and make 2016 a successful year.

  • Edit my manuscript. After finishing the NANOWRIMO challenge for 2015, I put the manuscript aside for the month of December and will start editing in January. After I have gone through a couple of times to check typos and add and delete, my editor will go through the whole process of line editing and copy editing. Then back to rewriting, finding what is wrong with the book and trying to improve it. Then edit, rewrite, again more edits and rewrites until I feel comfortable with it. You’ll be amazed at how many errors you’ll see as you edit the manuscript again and again. To put my name in my work, I want to have it free of typos and errors. I’m getting much better as I progress through my writing journey. You can have the best story in the world, but if your manuscript is full of typos, it can turn your readers off for good. I hope to finish the final rewrite of my third novel, my 2014 NANOWRIMO winner, and get it published this summer. It takes a year and a half to edit a first draft.
  • Read more. In 2015, I accomplished my reading goal at Goodreads. I read 28 books. To make it as an author, you have to read and read what your audience wants to read. I read mostly historical novels and write historical novels. Once in a while I will read other genres just to keep myself knowledgeable of what’s out there. I also read magazines. All the books that I read inspired me to do more writings. This year, my goal is to add 2 more books from my 2015 reading challenge. Since I intend to read some lengthy book in 2016, I feel 30 books is attainable. I’m starting the year with Edge of Eternity, a 1098-page book by Ken Follett.
  • Write more. Even with the NANOWRIMO finished and done with, I never slack on my writing. The only difference is I wake up an hour later. During the NANOWRIMO in November, I woke up at 5 a.m. I write better when everything is quiet around me. Now, I still write for 1-1/2 hour before breakfast, then an hour just before lunch, a couple of hours in the afternoon and possibly an hour at night. I either write, blog, do a research, read but there is always something I do towards my writing goal. I’m polishing my third and fourth novel and will start a nonfiction project this year.
  • Publish my manuscript. Once I’m comfortable with the manuscript, it’s time to let it go. How do I know if it is ready? After editing it a dozen times, you know in your heart, whether it is ready to publish or not. Then I go into promotion mode before its release. Right now, I have not made up my mind if I want to go through the traditional route due to my time constraint. I have so much idea in my head that there is no time to waste querying and waiting for months for an answer. If I was younger, I might consider it. I love what I do and I feel that the time I will spend on querying is better spent studying to improve my craft. Between taking care of my sick husband, writing, reading, doing voluntary work for my community, maintaining my house and garden and studying my market do not give me ample time to query and wait which takes too much time. I know. I tried it before. I got two rejections. However, I might change my mind later. You never know.
  • Marketing my work. Traditional publishers nowadays do not have time to market your book unless you are a celebrity. So I might as well go through independent publishing. I do my own publicity for my book. I have a web presence since 2000 when I was in real estate and have continued to do so, more now that I am a writer. I am on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, ActiveRain, Google and more. I have websites and blogs. I know marketing is important. I used to work in the corporate world and know the importance of marketing your product. I will keep on marketing my books through my web presence and word of mouth.
  • Enter a writing contest. I entered a writing contest for short stories in 2015 at Writer’s Digest and won an Honorable Mention. I write to educate, stimulate and inspire. My stories are original based on life events. I have won writing contests on my gardening articles before and will continue to enter my articles.
  • Update my website. I will keep the content of your website fresh. I have a website and two blogs. My Facebook pages are linked to my blogs and my website. I have an author’s profile at Amazon and Goodreads. I’m constantly updating both my websites and my blogs. I will keep on posting regularly to keep my readers coming.
  • Be more active on social media. It’s important to maintain your social media presence. I’m on Facebook but there is one thing I don’t post on Facebook. I still feel strongly that things personal is not a matter of public knowledge. I post mostly about my writings and my reading. Since my website is linked to my Facebook page, my postings on motivation and inspirational tips and gardening tips go right to my Facebook page. I will like other pages and make comments every so often.
  • Be active in your community. Get involved in your community and let them know you’re an author. That is one ready market for you. I’m on my HOA board and an active member of a garden club, my church choir and a president of my local rose society. These are other potential markets. Join a local writing group. I joined the local NANOWRIMO writing group two years ago but I must admit I never went to their writing sessions because I like to write in solitude. I joined in their conversation on Facebook. I’m also in several groups at Goodreads, LinkedIn and CreateSpace. Regarding a writer’s conference, I have read conflicting views on whether they help a writer or not. I have not been to one so I have no opinion at this point. When you finish your book, you’ll be glad you have been active in the community that will be excited to read your work!
  • Start something new. I always wanted to write a nonfiction book on gardening. After all, I have been writing gardening articles for years before I started writing fiction. I have gotten awards on some of them so I might try to compile them in a book form. It will be my next project this year. I have a great idea in mind and it will be interesting to pursue it.

So what is your New Year’s resolution for 2016?

 

Until next time, stop and smell the roses.

Rosalinda

 

Rosalinda Morgan

Author and Garden Writer

The Iron Butterfly

BAHALA NA (Come What May)

Get your copy today at www.amazon.com/author/rosalindarmorgan.