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The Religion, Rage & w(R)iting Blog Tour for Authors, Shirley-Harris Slaughter, Rhani D’Chae and Harmony Kent


Hi, and welcome to The Religion, Rage & w(R)iting Blog Tour for Authors, Shirley-Harris Slaughter, Rhani D’Chae and Harmony Kent. (Click on each author’s name to be taken directly to their Author Page at 4WillsPublishing, where you can learn more about them).

Shirley Harris-Slaughter is the author of OUR LADY OF VICTORY, the Saga of an African American Catholic Community

Shirley Harris-Slaughter

 

Rhani D'Chae photo

Rhani D’Chae

 

Harmony Kent

Harmony Kent

 

These three authors are wonderful clients of 4WillsPublishing, a publishing House dedicated to helping authors put out the best written, and marketing products for their literary work, possible.

This tour is a surprise tour, which means the authors knew nothing about it until it started! This is our gift to them to show our appreciation of their work, their dedication to putting out the great written word, and a big THANK YOU for allowing us to showcase and promote them.

This is a 3 Author/7 Day/40 Blog Tour! Yes, for 7 days, The Religion, Rage & w(R)iting Blog Tour will sit on 40 blogs! And for 7 days, on 40 blogs, you will get a tiny tid-bit of something related to Religion, so that you never forget OUR LADY OF VICTORY, the rage of people, such as that displayed in SHADOW OF THE DRILL, and w(R)iting tips to help you POLISH YOUR PROSE! (Click on each book title to find out more about it)

Our Lady of Victory

Shadow of the Drill

Polish Your Prose by Harmony Kent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This will be a fun tour, an inspirational tour, a delightful tour which has been designed to enlighten you, entertain you and help you overcome those feelings which bind us daily and keeps us from growing from point A to point B. Each day as you stop by each blog to find out what bit of inspiration is being shared, we ask that you take the time to leave a comment for the authors, visit their blogs, Follow them on Twitter and FB, and last but not least, please PICK UP A COPY OF THEIR BOOKS! They are all 5 star reads! And this tour wouldn’t be complete, if you didn’t check out The Religion, Rage & w(R)iting Book Trailer! (Please note: these bits and quotes were not taken from the author’s books).

4WillsPub Author Blitz Trailer

 

Before we forget, we’ve included another of our authors, Nonnie Jules. Although she’s a partner in our firm, she is STILL one of our clients! Her books, THE GOOD MOMMIES’ GUIDE TO RAISING (ALMOST) PERFECT DAUGHTERS, Daydream’s Daughter, Nightmare’s Friend and Sugarcoatin’ Is For Candy & Pacifyin’ Is For Kids! are also very interesting and entertaining reads!

Nonnie Jules Book

 Nonnie Jules

NJ Cover Design-1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On this stop, we want you to dwell on this:

“To be angry is easy.  But to be angry with the right man at the right time and in the right manner, that is not easy.” ~ Aristotle​

 

Thank you for joining us on this stop of our tour. We are grateful to our host for allowing us to share with this audience and we hope that we have left you wanting more! To follow this tour, please visit the 4WillsPublishing EVENTS page for the complete tour line-up and to also register to win a SURPRISE pack of books as well as a stint on WHO’S ON THE SHELF WITH NONNIE JULES! Now, on to the next stop!!!!

 

MEET THE AUTHOR: Brenda Sorrels


‘THE BACHELOR FARMERS’ grabs you and refuses to let you go!

Brenda Sorrels, author of THE BACHELOR FARMERS

Brenda Sorrels, author of page-turning historical fiction: THE BACHELOR FARMERS

“[A] beautifully written love story that grabs you at the beginning and refuses to let go… Along with Stephen King, James Patterson, Patricia Cornwell and Ed Mcbain, just to name a few, Brenda Sorrels is one of my favorite authors. Oh how I wish I could see this story on a big screen!” (Linda K. Jackson, Amazon Review Excerpt)

Amazon reviews at http://www.amazon.com/The-Bachelor-Farmers-Brenda-Sorrels/dp/1105424421/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

Welcome, Brenda Sorrels. It’s great to have you with us today at 4writersandreaders. We’d love to find out more about you and your writing. First of all, tell us a little about yourself and your life in general.

I grew up in Fargo, North Dakota then headed east for college. After graduating from Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY, I worked in NYC as an editor for Mademoiselle Magazine. I moved to Wilton, Connecticut with my first husband and lived there most of my adult life. My first husband died suddenly at a young age, and I decided Los Angeles would be a great place to start anew. I ended up working for the Fox Broadcasting Company in National Media, where we promoted the shows that ran on the Fox Network. Movies and storytelling is what LA is all about, and it was here that my interest in writing really began to take shape. For the next five years, I took countless classes through the UCLA Extension program on storytelling, character development, script analysis, etc. However, I missed the change of seasons, my house, the beauty of Connecticut and eventually moved back East.

Can you tell us a little about your family?

Eventually, I married Barry Sorrels, my college boyfriend (he went to Columbia University in NYC) and moved to Texas. I live in Dallas now with my husband and small dog, Charlotte. I have two step-daughters who are grown but are a big part of my life. I like to return to Wilton to write, especially over the summer months when it’s too hot in Texas.

How long have you been writing and what type of writing do you usually do?

I’ve always loved to write, but I didn’t get serious about writing fiction until around eight or nine years ago when I wrote my first novel. I took it with me to several workshops and kept working it, but one day I slipped it into my desk drawer and wrote a short story that was ironically, set in the Midwest. I showed it to a literary friend who encouraged me, and I kept going from there. Short stories were a great way to hone my skills and become a better writer. After several short stories, I decided to develop one of them into a novel which became The Bachelor Farmers.

Back Cover text: The Bachelor Farmers takes us into a world where true meaning and healing are found in the complexity of human relationshps and in the choices that are made in th face of adversity

From the back cover: THE BACHELOR FARMERS takes us into a world where true meaning and healing are found in the complexity of human relationshps and in the choices that are made in the face of adversity.

Can you give us a brief synopsis of your book and a few of its highlights?

The Bachelor Farmers is a lyrical and moving love story set in northern Minnesota in the winter of 1919. It tells a story of two Norwegian brothers who learn the meaning of love from a most unlikely source.

Hans and Jon, the youngest of four immigrant brothers, have just inherited land from their recently deceased father and set out to develop it, thus perpetuating the family dream of success in America. When Jon learns that the husband of Mahal, a beautiful half-breed Ojibwa woman, was injured on their property and cannot work, he hires her as their personal cook.

Under the eye of his disapproving brother, Jon finds himself falling in love, but when a terrible blizzard blows into town without warning, the three of them must deal with the consequences and make decisions that will ultimately reshape their lives in profound and unimaginable ways.

What prompted you to become a writer, Brenda?

I think it was the sheer urge to tells these stories that are running around in my head! At this point in time it’s hard for me to imagine writer’s block because I have so many ideas on what I’d like to write.  For me it was a strong feeling—so powerful, that I couldn’t help myself. I just started getting things down on paper and reworking them again and again … and again!

Do you have a favorite line from THE BACHELOR FARMERS?

If I had to pick one line it would be in the prologue where the family patriarch, old man Gustafson, is on his death-bed struggling to find the strength to impart to his sons one last bit of wisdom. He says:

“I have divided the land among you, so that you may not only live, but also thrive. Remember though, you can only live with the land. To thrive, you must love. Love is the most important thing, more important than the land.”

Who is your favorite character from your novel and why?

I would have to say my favorite is, Mahal.  She is a complicated character who has not been dealt an easy lot in life. Born from the union of a French trader and an Ojibwa woman, Mahal is a half-breed, torn between the Native American traditions of the Ojibwa and the world of the white settlers. Losing her mother at a tender age she is married off to a man who roughs her up from time-to-time. She falls into that category of women who can’t seem to leave their abusive relationships. When circumstances land her in the Gustafson home, with both brothers vying for her affection, she has the power to choose. Ultimately, she goes back to her husband, though she does not love him. Mahal wants to follow her heart, but the forces of her existence and her past overpower her. She cannot escape.

What was the hardest part about writing your book?

The most difficult part was the ending. I had a couple of different endings that really didn’t work. I kept asking myself “what would happen next, what would they do?” There is a culmination of pent-up emotion at the end between Jon and Hans on the mountain ride with the horses. It seemed natural that after Jon’s discovery of Nathaniel, when the truth could no longer be denied, he would be exploding with an array of feelings. What happens is spontaneous… it can’t be helped.

Do you do anything besides write?

I am writing full-time now…. I love to travel, especially to historic places where there is always a good story to be heard. I watch a lot of movies and read a lot of books. It’s heaven!

Sounds like the perfect place to be, Brenda. How can my readers get a copy of your book?

The book is available on Amazon.com,  Barnes & Noble.com, the iTunes store … Paperback, hardback and e-book.  Here are the links:

http://www.amazon.com/The-Bachelor-Farmers-Brenda-Sorrels/dp/1105424421/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1357690150&sr=8-1&keywords=The+Bachelor+Farmers

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-bachelor-farmers-brenda-sorrels/1109720454?ean=9781105424427

What’s next for author Brenda Sorrels?

Brenda's upcoming novel. Check her website for more details.

Find out about Brenda’s upcoming novel. Check her website for more details.

I am currently in the final stages of my new book, The Way Back ’Round. It’s the story of family and friendship—of a young boy named, Jake, who makes an innocent, but terrible choice that haunts him for life. Jake must deal with the consequences of his decision and find his way back to the family that he loves. You can read more about it on my website at:  www.brendasorrels.com

Thanks for joining us today, Brenda. I’ve just finished reading THE BACHELOR FARMERS. I couldn’t put it down. I highly recommend your novel to all of my readers, especially those who love historical fiction. Now, I can hardly wait to get my copy of THE WAY BACK ROUND.  It’s been a delight having you visit us at www.4writersandreaders. I’ll be following you along the Tour! ~ Bette A. Stevens

THE BACHELOR FARMERS Book Blog Tour continues… To find out more about Brenda Sorrels, her life, her writing and more, follow the tour with us:

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