Meet The Author

BOOKS BY HERM RAWLINGS

FAMILY TRADITION: What started as a handwritten, 4-page short story 30 years ago became my first effort at writing a book. I was stationed aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Tamaroa and back then, we didn’t have all the luxuries of today (internet, satellite, cell phones, etc.) so we had to make our own entertainment. A short story contest was held while we were on patrol and I came up with the initial story. Last year, I found the story and decided to try my hand at a book. I knew I had to really expand the story so off I went. Through trial and error, and a hefty dose of assistance from an old high school friend (John Sheirer, who happens to be an English Professor), we finished the book and released it through Scantic Books last summer. The following is the description on the back of the book: “Every sailor knows the legends surrounding the Bermuda Triangle, including young recruit Josh Hartman onboard the Coast Guard Cutter Tuckahoma. During an otherwise routine patrol off the Atlantic coast, Hartman’s ship gets drawn into the adventure of a lifetime. As Josh delves deeper into a stunning mystery, he realizes that his future depends on connecting with his own past to discover the true meaning of his “Family Tradition. This debut book by Herm Rawlings shows a detailed knowledge of ship operations from his own service in the Coast Guard. Rawlings enhances that first-hand realism of life onboard ship with a vivid imagination, strong character development, and gripping action to create a story that stays with readers long after turning the final page.” Family Tradition is a novella of 105 pages making it good for a short read.

 

FOLLOW THE MOON: I had a lot of folks that read Family Tradition express to me that the story had questions that they wanted answers to. Kind of left them hanging, so to speak. So I put the ol’ thinking cap on and came up with a follow-up story that hopefully answered their questions while also leaving open the possibility of another “episode”. You don’t have to read the first book to understand this one as I tried to make it a stand-alone book. But it will definitely help if you read Family Tradition as well. Most of the characters in this book are based on people that I know. Mainly the four college friends all have been based on my son and three of his friends. I incorporated the main female character based on my wife. Even our dog Hannah has an appearance! Chatties Lounge is an actual business on Chincoteague Island, Va., and if you visit them on Sundays, you may see Laura behind the bar. If you do, tell her you read about her! The geographics of Hyndman, Pa., are accurate as well as I can remember as that’s where I grew up.

Here’s a brief description of the book: Follow the adventure of four college friends out on a day fishing trip as they find themselves drawn into an experience like no other. What was to be a relaxing trip turns into a series of events that none could have expected or imagined. What's on the "other side"? No one knew...until now.

Follow The Moon is much larger than Family Tradition, just over double the word count at 135 pages.

"It's really terrific! The entire story holds well together very well. The interplay between the characters is witty and works well to develop each one, and the range of characters interconnects clearly. The dialog is fantastic, and the action sequences are the best part of the book. Overall, it's a great spin-off from the first book that connects stories while creating a unique and independent story. Bravo!"...John Sheirer, Scantic Books.

I hope you enjoy my efforts and I sincerely appreciate all your support.

Stay tuned, you never know what will come out of this head in the future!

My biggest influence when I’m writing is Clive Cussler, the award-winning action/adventure author who just past away. I have every one of the Dirk Pitt novels and I think you’ll see his influence in my books. During the writing process, I’m constantly running the story like a movie in my head, making sure it flows and makes sense. Most of the time it works but inevitably, sometimes it just doesn’t work for me. Perfectionist? Yeah, when it comes to the story I am. And it’s always a slight struggle to determine if it’s done or not. Should I add more or expand? Will the reader see it as I do? With the help of my publisher, we get to where we think it should be.

Ok I'll work on it shortly

 

Here are his books

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Jacqueline Terrill

Meet The Author

Jacqueline Terrill is an Author of Romantic Suspense, Chick-Lit, Mystery, and Historical genre's. She's a native of Pennsylvania. For more than twenty years she was an Entrepreneur, Business owner. She attended Shenango Valley School of Business, Gannon University for Business Marketing, and attended Penn State Shenango Valley Slackwriters' Group.

Jacqueline also runs several AUTHOR GROUPS. Currently, she is ghostwriting, and getting ready to prepare for her next two novels.

My husband Neil, my dog Cream, and my cat Oliver are the finest part of my everyday lifestyle. That goes without mentioning my children, and grandchildren. We live in Western Pennsylvania.
She also writes in other genres. Here are all of her books.
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Jacqueline is also working up her own book tour so if you want your books added to her site, message her on Facebook

 
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Linda
Rettstatt

Meet The Author

Linda Rettstatt was born in Brownsville, Pennsylvania and worked for her hometown newspaper following graduation from high school. She began her writing career reviewing community theater productions (a task no one else on the news staff wanted.) In 2004, she penned her first novel, And The Truth Will Set You Free (Wings ePress, 2007). The novel finaled for a 2008 EPIC e-Book Award. Three more have since finaled for EPIC eBook Awards, with her mainstream novel, Love, Sam winning the 2012 EPIC eBook Award. In 2016, Ladies in Waiting won the award for contemporary fiction.

Linda writes women's fiction and contemporary romance. Her background as a psychotherapist serves her in digging deeply into the emotional and psychological depths of her characters. She is independently published. She is also a freelance editor/copy editor/proofreader.

Linda currently resides in Mississippi where she is allowed to share an apartment with her cat, Stormy (as long as she continues to bring home the kibble).

Visit her website at https://www.lindarettstatt.com and her blog at https://www.onewomanswrite.blogspot.com

Below are all of Linda's Books

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Chance Romance

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Nun Mysteries

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