Writing Wrongs

April 23, 2006

This is pretty thrilling. I watched this book take shape. I was facilitating a mystery class when Pam was working on Between Tears. Scenes and chapters would land in my inbox and I think I read the entire first draft that way. It was good then and I’m not surprised to see it published now (although I was surprised that it wasn’t snatched up right away).

I’m facilitating that same class in a couple of week. It’s not really teaching, I’m just there to keep people on track, stop flame wars before they get started, and answer questions. But it will be fun to point to Pam’s book and say, “See, it can happen.”

From Romance Fiction: Have We Got A Story For You:

What if someone you loved, did something very bad for a very good reason? Would anything, including love, survive the fallout?

In Between Tears, two families meet drama head on in their quest to answer this question.

The book began as a short story trilogy, but by the end of the third story, the author knew the cornerstones of faith, love and murder made an excellent foundation for a tale of romantic suspense.

Between Tears is Ms. Ridley’s first published novel. Three of her short stories have appeared in E-zine publications and her tips on writing dialogue are part of a e-book compilation project.

The story is set in St. Louis, the author’s hometown. She’s a Sumner High School and a Washington University alumni, but she now resides in Maryland. She’s a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and is affiliated with the following writers’ organizations:
Romance Writers of America
Washington Romance Writers
RWA-Kiss of Death
Maryland Writer’s Center
Sisters in Crime
Sin-c Guppies
Writers’ Village University

After publication by Genesis Press in April 2006, Between Tears will be available in bookstores nationwide.

The Book Lovers Club in St. Louis, Missouri made Between Tears its April selection. It will also be featured on targeted book and reader on line sites.

Charity Tahmaseb wrote at 10:37 a.m.