Happy Pre-Release Day for Final Harvest!

THANK YOU all for your tremendous support. We have surpassed the pre-order goal for Final Harvest, Book One. The AuthorTube community on Youtube has been A-mazing!

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Author Q & A

What’s the best thing about being a writer?

The best thing about being a writer is creating worlds and personalities in your imagination that you can visit anytime you want. And, when the time is right, you can invite others into that world and enjoy it together.

What are you currently working on?

Charlotte’s Revenge – Book Two of the Finding Home Mystery Series. It’s release date is October 18, 2020 in honor of my grandfather.

Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?

The idea for Final Harvest Book 1 of the Finding Home Series came from my experiences and memories of the diversity of property/homes that I’ve owned and the people in those communities. I wanted to deal with uncertainty and the emotional processing that happens when personal shelter is threatened. I also wanted my main character to be transparent about how she handled conflicting emotions.

If you could travel to any fictional book world, where would you go and what would you do there?

Igbala in The Healer’s Love by Kierra L. Rose. It is steeped in traditional culture and the setting sounds like paradise.

How do you get inspired to write?

I get inspired to write whenever I connect with readers. Their feedback and curiosity nourishes my creativity. And I never want to disappoint them. Also, I love hanging around other creatives, no matter what type of art form they pursue. It helps to have other passionate people to bounce around ideas with.

Book Giveaway – The Healer’s Love by Kierra L. Rose

I’M SO EXCITED to announce my First Book Giveaway of The Healer’s Love paperback edition by Kierra L. Rose (US residents only). Random drawing from Author Barbara Howard Newsletter subscribers, winner announcement on July 29th @ 10:00 p.m. Eastern.

Click >> Author Barbara Howard Newsletter << to subscribe and it will automatically include you in the drawing for The Healer’s Love and future book giveaways. Good Luck!

Book Review: The Healer’s Love by Kierra L. Rose

Get your passport ready to travel to Igbala!

Here’s what I love about The Healer’s Love by Kierra L. Rose:

Setting is *everything* to me in a book. If the scene does not have a well-crafted setting, I lose interest quickly. I felt present in each scene because of the careful treatment that location was given throughout the story. I wanted to go to Igbala! Or at least take a virtual trip there. (Yes, I googled it!)

Beyond that, there are so many wonderful layers to this story. The author does a masterful job of capturing the playfulness, intrigue, reverence, and conflict in each relationship between the main characters, family members, and overall society. There were many thought-provoking passages regarding caste systems, sacred traditions and values intertwined with modern-day economics, politics and the exploitation via tourism.

Most of all, it’s a LOVE story that is warm and beautifully told. I wanted to know more about Iyanda and Emiliano after every page. There is nothing formulaic or stunted about this work of fiction. The author added all the ingredients and let the message of these two lovers simmer until everything created the magic that is The Healer’s Love. Order or pick up a copy wherever books are sold. Request it through your local library. Everyone should read this lovely story by Kierra L. Rose.

https://books2read.com/b/thehealerslove

The Healer’s Love by Kierra L. Rose

On the island of Igbala, rebellion starts in the heart…
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She has no voice…
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A dutiful daughter, Iyanda Bankole follows the Igbalaian tradition to the letter, even pursuing the calling of traditional healing on the small island. But when her fiancé returns ready to set the date and give her the position of doting housewife, she readies herself for the domestic placebo being forced down her throat.
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Even though an arrogant fiancé and buried secrets threaten their love, Iyanda and Emiliano can’t deny their attraction for each other. When tragedy strikes, they must overcome her silence and his bitter wounds before she is forced to say ‘I do’.

Diamonds I Hide

Or Street Names and Writer’s Block

Sometimes you get stuck on the simplest little things when crafting a story. The name of a character, city, color or song choices. I can brainstorm ideas and lists for days. So one day I decided to make those moments meaningful.

Now I pick street names from an abandoned steel mill my ancestors worked at back in the day. And continue looking to those lost people and places for help.

Diamonds I hide inside the book just for me.

Charlotte’s Revenge – Book 2

Charlotte's Revenge

While my first book Final Harvest is in final edits preparing for the August 1st release date, I’ve already started working on Book 2 of the Finding Home Series, Charlotte’s Revenge. So excited to continue the story of Traci Simmons and grateful for all the positive feedback on Final Harvest. I think you’re going to love her as much as I do! And I can’t wait to share more with you. In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek at the cover for Book 2, Charlotte’s Revenge coming out this Fall.

xoxo

Barbara

Pre-order Final Harvest

My book, Final Harvest is available for pre-order on Amazon.

Traci has been fired from another job and must decide if it’s time to give up her home and start fresh in another town. But, when her elderly neighbor dies mysteriously, she is pulled into leading a crusade to save the neighbor’s urban farm and find the killer. Through her new and unexpected relationship with these invisible people, Traci faces her own insecurities to learn what home really means.

Final Harvest – Finding Home Series Book One