Monday, March 23, 2009

Hello from a First Timer!

Hi, I’m Ramona Richards, and I’m new to the LIAuthor blog, although I’ve been a member of the site for a couple of years. So I thought I’d give a short introduction into a 30-year career in publishing, then tell you what really matters to me.

The quickest way is to say that I’ve written or edited just about anything someone would pay me for, including kid’s books, Bible studies, air conditioning repair manuals, biographies, magazine articles, and sales videos. Yep, all those infomercials are actually scripted. But my first love is fiction, and I think I’ve finally found a home writing for Love Inspired Suspense.

My first two novels (A Murder Among Friends and The Face of Deceit) both received 4½ from Romantic Times magazine, and Deceit was a Top Pick for September 2008. I am thrilled about the release of my third one, The Taking of Carly Bradford, in May . . . and by the time May rolls around, maybe I’ll figure out how to post an excerpt like Linda did!

And as to what matters . . . that would be Rachel, and God. They are gloriously intertwined, and both have changed my life forever. Rachel, who has cerebral palsy has been treated by the Make-A-Wish foundation, featured on local TV, and helped me sell a piece to Chicken Soup for the Caregiver’s Soul. You can read more about her on my website.
God – well, He has had even more impact on my life, and as far as I can tell, capable of leading me to do things I’d never believe I could. Like writing books for LIS. So here we are, ready for the next chapter.

1 comment:

Lenora said...

Hey, Ramona. It's so good to hear from you. I enjoyed seeing you at the recent conference! My daughter's name is Carly, by the way. Can't wait to read the book.

Lenora :)