Thursday, September 2, 2010

Guest Poster: Cynthia Roberts Author Of Wind Warrior

Hello everyone. I have always lived and breathed reading romances … it filled many long, lonely evenings when my husband worked nights in law enforcement and I was raising our children Jason and Alyssa (now 32 and 29). It proved my constant companion when my “Cinderella” marriage of twenty-five years came to an unexpected end. There is a quote I heard once I can’t quite remember verbatim but goes something like … “There is no greater loss than a love once known.”

I’m a true believer that when tragedy strikes and you’re standing at the edge of a fathomless abyss and all you see is darkness looking back at you, faith lies in knowing one of two things will happen. You can either let fear consume and embrace you or, you can take a leap of faith and learn how to soar like an eagle.

I’ve always had a passion for writing from that very moment a Crayola was placed in my hand and throughout my career in marketing, public relations and sales writing creatively came easy. When my marriage ended at the age of 45, life as I knew it was never the same. It was a time of unrest, uncertainty, losing friends and family and financial ruin over the next ten years due to job loss not once, but three times. I’ve lost a home twice, my savings and retirement and have been haunted by collectors for a decade.

Wind Warrior became my salvation. The moment I sat in front of a computer and decided to write instead of read I figured all I could do was fail. It proved my therapy back then but did not quite meet the favor of any publishers. I received so many rejections I could have wallpapered a small room in my house and almost gave up on my dream. That is, until I realized it just wasn’t my time. I needed to live through and get beyond the pain in my own life before I could transform that experience into the kind of passion and raw human emotion I wanted my readers to feel personally through my writing. You can read the heart felt reviews I’ve received thus far on my website.

I chose to write an historical Indian romance because the first fiction I ever read was a novel from Cassie Edward’s Savage series. I tracked down every one of those babies; let me tell you. Since most of her books were mostly based on the Plains Indians, I wanted to focus on a tribe indigenous to my area. My series of 5 consists of the original tribes that made up the Iroquois League of Nations here on the East coast.

Now that the writer in me has been unleashed … look out world! If I can leave my beautiful five grandchildren any legacy, it will be the strength, conviction and passion put into every story I bring to life. Please stay tuned for future projects which will include a series introducing contemporary shape shifters and two mainstream romance thrillers entitled Pawn For Malice and The Keeper’s Watch.

Wind Warrior
Tate Publishing
ISBN 978-1-61663-162-8

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