Category Archives: Local Authors

Launch day for my novel, A Shadow in the Past, is getting closer

My novel’s cover created by Aidana WillowRaven

The closer launch day gets, the more excited I get. I still can’t believe it’s really happening. Me – having my novel published. Wow!

So what have I been doing the closer launch day gets? Well, I’ve put a countdown timer here on my blog and on the novels page of my website and I won’t bore you with how many days, hours, minutes and seconds it is until September 15 and the Kansas Book Festival arrives, which I’ll be attending.

Last week, I discovered that if I searched my name at my book is listed. No cover image but it is there. The first day I saw myself there, the note said sign up for e-mail notification when this product becomes available or something to that effect. I checked again a the next day and I was in stock along with a retail price but still no cover image and now, there were 3 other sellers with new copies. Yesterday, I was temporarily out of stock and up to 4 other sellers. Follow the bouncing book?

I decided it was as good a time as any to set up my author page at amazon so worked on it yesterday. You can view it at

And back to the bouncing book … this morning when I looked, I ship in 1 to 3 weeks.

Even though I said I wouldn’t do it, I have to … 40 days, 14 hours, 15 minutes and counting. And by the time this post goes live, the time to launch will be shorter.

Today marks the day I become one of’s Featured Authors!

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I’m so excited! I joined in 2011 as an Associate Reader and have thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Firstly, I’ve had the opportunity to read books that I might never have before. Secondly, and more importantly, I’ve made some great friends this past year. Most, I still only know virtually since the authors and readers are scattered to the four corners of the world. Each and every one of them is supportive and we all Tweet and Share each other’s book news – whether it be for the authors, or the readers and the great books they’ve reviewed. Talk about global exposure!

Couple that with my wonderful publishing house – 4RV Publishing and I couldn’t be in a better position to launch my debut novel to the world in September.

My novel's cover created by Aidana WillowRaven

A Shadow in the Past

When a contemporary teen is transported back through time to the Victorian era, she becomes A Shadow in the Past…

When nineteen year old Sarah Shand finds herself in Victorian Era Aberdeenshire, Scotland, she has no idea how she got there. Her last memory is of being at the stone circle on the family farm in the year 2010.
Despite having difficulty coming to terms with her situation, Sarah quickly learns she must keep her true identity a secret.
Still, she feels stifled by the Victorians’ confining social practices, including arranged marriages between wealthy and influential families, confronts them head on and suffers the consequences.
When Sarah realizes she has fallen in love with the handsome Laird of Weetshill, she faces an agonizing decision. Does she try to find her way back to 2010 or remain in the past with the man she loves?

Coming in September 2012
Format: Paperback
ISBN: to follow
Language: English
Publisher: 4RV Publishing LLC

Author Website:
Author Blog: Celtic Connexions
Facebook Author Page: Melanie Robertson-King Author
Twitter Account: @RobertsoKing

Leeds County Books has an online home…

Brockville, Ontario’s independent bookstore, Leeds County Books, now has a website, Facebook page, and online store.

Owner, Courtney Sadler, is hoping the online presence will result in more traffic at her King Street location which in turn will increase sales.

Leeds County Books believes in supporting local authors. Fiction authors whose names have graced the shelves here over the years include Maggie Wheeler, Mary Cook, Leo Brent Robillard, Andrea Cameron, Carole Reesor, Crystal Mazurek, Mary Higgins, Mary Mueller, Nancy Wickwire Fraser, Jeff MacMillan, Neville Johnston, and Dennis Stein. Non-fiction names include Russ Disotell, Don Ross, Glenn J. Lockwood, Ian Coristine, Brian Porter, David J. Wells, and the lists go on.

In addition to books by local authors and books of local interest, you’ll find national and international best selling authors, children’s books, greeting cards, and recently added items from Out of Print Clothing.

Leeds County Books is located at:

73 King Street West
Brockville, ON
K6V 2G5

Phone: 613-342-5728
Facebook: Leeds County Books