Tuesday, 8 July 2014
Interview with Rosalind Rendle
To download from Amazon.com
Peace of Time US
So before we get started tell us about Rosalind Rendle the person.
I’m a retired primary school head teacher and I’m loving the freedom I have now. This would be freedom to eat lunch without running around doing six other things; (yes, I like food); freedom to dog walk when I see the sun; freedom to leave France, where we have lived since retiring and visit children and their families, freedom to pursue the thing I’ve wanted to do for a very long time – WRITE. My Mum was a published author many times over and she always urged me to get on with it but I never seemed to have the time. Now, I’m doing it.
Through the process I learned a huge amount about presentation, including front covers and some about marketing.
I’m glad I took that route for that book, although for the next I may well re-evaluate and take a different route.
Some of the anecdotes in the book are from personal experience but none of the characters are a copy of any individual. More, they are each a composite of several plus, some imagined traits. The settings are developed in a similar way. The plot is partly from my own experience but mainly from that observed from people I know well. There always seems to be a dose of added ingredient that develops itself despite the fact I have written a well-defined synopsis before I start.