Friday, 4 October 2013

Guest Post ~ Rita Stella Galieh


How could she believe in her future when she couldn't escape her past?
 The completely updated version of my historical romance, Signed Sealed Delivered will be available on AMAZON Kindle... today! 
Years ago when I studied art at Sydney's National Art School I discovered its previous occupants were not as carefree as we art students. It was known as the Darlinghurst Gaol. Great sandstone buildings fanned out from a central roundhouse which once served as a chapel. That's where I first wondered about its many sad stories, especially if one was truly innocent. I asked myself if any Christians were incarcerated there had they given up hope? 
The cast of characters whose lives entwine with governess Megan Trevallyn's destiny follows:
Cornelia Cantrell, scheming mistress of the Mayfair Mansion; Captain Cantrell, her love; Lieutenant John Stafford, her nemesis; Ezra Montefiore, an ardent suitor; and her Christian mentor, Caroline Chisholm, the bane of all who practice excessive adherence to rules and regulations of the new colony.
As Book I of the Watermark Women Trilogy it can stand alone, but for readers who are waiting for the next two books in the series, there will be a decision re publishing in due course.

The gates of Darlinghurst Gaol where the seed for my novel first sprouted.
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Rita Stella Galieh scripts and is co-speaker on a Christian radio program, Vantage Point, broadcast throughout Australia. With two books traditionally published and as a contributor to several US nonfiction anthologies, she has four more novels ready for the right publisher. Her weekly blog features real life stories from all over the world. see  http://inpspirationalromance.blogspot.com 

10 comments:

  1. Oh nuts...I meant to say as an e-book! Yesterday was memorable in all the complicated forms we had to answer. Thankfully, Margaret Lepke did it for me.Don't be put off by seeing the print version. Even though Arkhouse gave me my rights back, I guess they want to sell their stock.

    I may be kicking 'n screaming but I'm being pushed into this brave new (to me) world of IT.

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  2. Rita, thanks for visiting our blog today :) It's great to learn more about the historical context of your book. Congrats on your re-release of Signed, Sealed, Delivered!

    When you say it has been completely updated, are you talking about the new cover art or have you revised, rewritten or changed parts of the story? I'm always curious to know whether or not authors revise and rewrite their previously published books before re-releasing them as ebooks on Kindle etc.

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    1. Narelle, the cover is the full picture taken in the Rocks area of Sydney. And yes, many many corrections later I'm happy it has been presented again.

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  3. Tried to leave a comment before and it wouldn't let me. Good on you for going into the E book era, Rita. Not easy for some of us. Enjoyed hearing about it and loved the pics.

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    1. I never realised before the great potential of an Ebook. I feel so humbled that my friend Margaret took the time (about 7 hours) to do everything right.

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    2. Well done, Rita! I still love the paper format, however.

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  4. Great news, Rita! And it looks excellent. Well done to Margaret too in persevering with the e-book challenge!

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  5. Great cover, Rita. And I love the way your mind worked to bring this story to life after your time at the Art School. All the best with the Kindle version. :)

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  6. Thanks girls for all the encouragement. Yes, Anne, I still like to curl up with a REAL book, but why not cater to all tastes?

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