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

 

 

 

Fourth Report of My 12-week Challenge

Here is my fourth report for my twelve weeks challenge:

1. I made it to 18,497 words to date for my next project. I did not make my goal to 20,000 words but I finished one newsletter this week which is 4,337 words. In essence I wrote almost 23,000 words plus I did some blogging too. I know the newsletter does not count but at least I am constantly writing. I still have one newsletter to do. Hope to finish it next week.

2. My book to read goal is on target. I finished The Order of Darkness by Philippa Gregory this week. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it but disappointed with the ending. It wants you to follow the story to the next book of the series. I did not even read the first book in the series. This is the second book. I still have to read 6 more books in 8 weeks to make my reading goal for my 12-week challenge.

3. I made my marketing goal this week – 70 marketing posts/pitches:

16 posts on Social Media

1 Giveaways post on Goodreads which gets 211 requests this week. Fabulous!

53 emails and letters to friends.

 

See you next week.

 

The next report is on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016.

 

Until next time. Stop and smell the roses.

Rosalinda, The Rose Lady

Author of The Wentworth Legacy

www.rosalindarmorgan.com

 

 

 

Third Report for my 12-week Challenge

Here is my third report for my twelve weeks challenge:

1. I made it to 13,625 words to date. I did not make my goal to 15,000 words but I was doing two newsletters that have to go out early next week so I was still writing. I’ll catch up as soon as these newsletters are out of my way.

2. My book to read goal is on target. I finished the book from last week. I started another one and finished it so I finished two books this week. I still have to finish 7 books in 9 weeks. That is very doable. My Goodreads goal is on track for the year. I aim to read 30 books this year.

3. I did not made my goal this week for marketing my book. Or did I? I made 22 marketing posts/pitches.  12 posts on Social Media and 10 press releases to friends. From four social media where I posted, I got 470 views. So I’m happy with that.

See you next week.

 The next report is on Saturday, Sept. 3, 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

The Wentworth Legacy’s Publication Date for Paperback Is On Track

I just finished the final edit of the paperback edition of The Wentworth Legacy. It is going into launch mode in a few days. After several edits, I’m looking forward to see the finished product.

 

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If you have not seen my previous posts, this is my third historical novels. The first two books I wrote are set in the Philippines. The Wentworth Legacy is set in New York, my old hometown. I have lived in New York for 44 years – 4 years in Manhattan and 40 years in Oyster Bay. I love Long Island except the cold weather.

 

The Wentworth Legacy is about Long Island North Shore and the old money which is a dying breed. But it is still fascinating to read about them. You only wish you have that kind of money to afford their standard of living.  Well, you can always dream.

 

So order your copy of The Wentworth Legacy today and enjoy. Kindle is available now on pre-order at Amazon and the paperback copy is coming out in a few days.

 

Stay tuned . . .

 

Until next time. Stop and smell the roses.

Rosalinda, The Rose Lady

 

Rosalinda R Morgan

Author & Garden Writer

www.rosalindarmorgan.com

 

 

The Wentworth Legacy is now on pre-order at Amazon.com

The Wentworth Legacy, A Long Island Story by Rosalinda R Morgan is now on pre-order at Kindle. Launch Date is on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. Reserve your copy now at Amazon.com.

The Wentworth Legacy Kindle Cover Revised

A big surprise awaits Spencer A Wentworth, a scion of an old banking family of New York Gold Coast in Long Island, when he returns from a Grand Tour. Thus begins a series of events putting pressure on his personal life. Will he be able to handle the big responsibility given to him?

With the stock market about to collapse, can the family save the family fortune and escape bankruptcy? Will he and his family retain their way of life as the country gets deeper into the Depression?

Will Spencer find a solution to his financial and personal problems? How about his sister who is involved in a love triangle with a married man and ends in a tragedy? Will brother and sister ever find happiness in love?

A tale of responsibility, love, betrayal, suspense and redemption during the Gilded Age.

 

BAHALA NA (Come What May) – Special Offer

Limited Time Offer:  BAHALA NA (Come What May) – a WWII Story of Love, Faith, Courage, Determination and Survival is now at $0.99 at Kindle till Aug. 17, 2016. Download your copy now.

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Book Description:

At a market near Baguio, out of boredom, Benjamin picks up a magazine to pass the time. Little does he know, reading the magazine will turn into an obsessive quest to meet the girl whose picture appeared in the magazine. He sees Adelaide’s picture as “Reyna Elena” and is smitten. And so begins the pursuit of meeting her. Will he ever meet Adelaide?

Then World War II starts and Benjamin is caught in a place 465 kilometers away from home as the Japanese are landing everywhere. How will he get home? The story takes you on a long and perilous journey across the mountains and plains of Northern Luzon, into the war stricken city of Manila into the Japanese occupied provinces. What happens if he encountered the Japanese on the way?

Through the start of the war into the Japanese occupation, Batangueños show their unswerving faith, love, courage and determination in the midst of never-ending struggle to survive. As Gen. MacArthur returns to liberate the Philippines, lives turn into an upheaval as evacuations are the norm of the day.

Bahala Na (Come What May) is a fresh look at the traditions and social mores of the era just before and during World War II. It also describes eyewitness accounts of World War II events that were never written before.

 

Until next time. Stop and smell the roses.

Rosalinda, The Rose Lady

 

 

 

30 Tips on Becoming a Better Writer

Without knowing it, I started my writing career when I used to write little stories for myself and put them away in a folder. Then the big break came when I was asked to be an editor of a gardening newsletter in 2000. I started to write for publication. People enjoyed reading my articles and I started getting awards. That gave me confidence and I started to think I could write a novel which I really wanted to do for a long time. When I moved south in 2011, I had more free time so I started writing in earnest and reading voraciously. I had plenty of ideas for my stories having lived in a third world country and then in New York and now in South Carolina and have seen the lives of people on both sides of the track. I haven’t won the Pulitzer yet but who cares. Not many new writers have but I’m happy to share my stories to readers who enjoy interesting books and learn something from reading them. So I began my journey.

Here are some tips I have learned along the way to become a better writer:

  1. First thing, you should do to be a better writer is to get a good dictionary.
  2. Second to a good dictionary, you should get a thesaurus.
  3. Read the work of good writers especially those on the genre you are working in or plan to work in.
  4. Find and establish a place to write comfortably and productively.
  5. Develop a good working habit and write every day.
  6. Write what you enjoy reading.
  7. Get inspiration from around you.
  8. Do your research.
  9. Use your imagination and let yourself fantasize.
  10. Stop procrastinating and write that first sentence already.
  11. Use Standard American English.
  12. Write your book for your audience.
  13. Begin a Writer’s Notebook.
  14. Set realistic writing goals.
  15. Familiarize yourself with general writing terms.
  16. Be Consistent.
  17. Where to begin – write one page at a time.
  18. Have a memorable title.
  19. Have an attention-grabbing book cover.
  20. Watch the chronology.
  21. Use flashbacks.
  22. Back up your novel as you go along.
  23. Finish the first draft and put it away for a while.
  24. After putting some distance away for a while, you’re now ready to reread it but read it slowly and absorb everything you read.
  25. Revise or rewrite your manuscript.
  26. Edit and proofread; Get critical feedback from someone you trust.
  27. Publish your manuscript.
  28. Be thankful.
  29. Research potential markets for your work.
  30. Think and act like a pro. Build your writing career and continue to grow as a writer.

 

Until next time. Stop and smell the roses.

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Rosalinda, The Rose Lady

Author and Garden Writer

The Wentworth Legacy

The Iron Butterfly

BAHALA NA (Come What May)

 

How many books by Ernest Hemingway do you own and have read?

Ernest Hemingway is considered by some people as one of the greatest writers of all times. My husband and I are avid readers but we don’t see it. I must admit I have not read all his books. Only three of them.

The Sun Also Rises

For Whom the Bell Tolls

A Farewell to Arms

We are of the opinion that there are plenty of writers who are better writers than Ernest Hemingway. However that did not stop us from acquiring some of his books. We own quite a few of them. I started collecting books even before I got married and I acquired those three Hemingway’s books at that time.

From the picture below, you can see the three volumes to your right on the second shelf from the top.

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Easton Press published a 20-book collection of Ernest Hemingway books a few years ago and the books are still listed in their catalog. I decided to buy them for my library. Here they are on the top shelf of one of my bookcases. On the second shelf, you’ll see two books with purple or rather blue cover lying flat. Those are the two proofs of my latest book, “The Wentworth Legacy” which is now on pre-order on Kindle.

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Here are the names of the books by Ernest Hemingway on the top shelf.

For Whom the Bell Tolls

The Sun Also Rises

A Farewell to Arms

The Old Man and The Sea

To Have and Have Not

The Dangerous Summer

Across the River and Into The Trees

Islands In The Stream

Winner Take Nothing

A Moveable Feast

The Garden of Eden

True at First Light

In Our Time

The Fifth Column

The Torrents of Spring

Death in the Afternoon

Green Hills of Africa

The Snows of Kilimanjaro

By-Line Ernest Hemingway

Men Without Women

 

I hope someday I will be able to read them all. Maybe I will change my mind about my opinion of him as a writer. For now, I’m reading books by other authors besides writing some of my own books.

 

Until next time. Keep on reading.

Rosalinda Morgan

Author and Garden Writer

The Wentworth Legacy

The Iron Butterfly

BAHALA NA (Come What May)