So proud to be part of Brenda Novak's (New York Times Bestselling Author) Annual Online Auction for Diabetes Research! My online auction item: 1 signed copy of my novel, The 13th Apostle and a 1-hour personal SKYPE meeting with you or your book club!
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"What Raina's Reading" - Debut Book Review Column for OnlineRI.com. This will be a semi-monthly column. This week's selection, God Only Knows - Can You Trust Him with the Secret? by Joe Camp. Joe Camp is the beloved creator of the BENJI movies, and has written many books since, including the NY TIMES best-selling book, The Soul of a Horse - Life Lessons From the Herd, which is one of my all time favorite books! His latest work, God Only Knows, is a brilliant, honest and riveting memoir of how Joe saw God at work throughout his life and the lessons he now sees in some of life's successes, disappointments, and most challenging times.
Lyndon State College
LYNDON STATE COLLEGE - (Vermont) Communications class discusses my novel, The 13th Apostle. I also sent along a video, addressing the class and talking about my background in communications, broadcasting and writing.
The sequel to, The 13th Apostle is in full swing. I am very excited about what I've written so far, and it's a perfect continuation of the story in book I. I feel it's even more intense, dramatic and shocking than the first installment. There are scenes that I've written in book II. that I keep thinking about, because I think they are so incredibly unique and thought-provoking, that I can hardly wait to share it with all of my readers. It's taken a while, but I would say I'm about halfway through writing the sequel... I don't rush it, because I believe that would ruin it. I let the story come to me through inspiration, hard work, and research... and allow it to flow through me and onto the page. It is truly the most amazing thing I've ever done in my life, and what I am most proud of. I positively cannot wait to share it with you!
BARRINGTON BOOKS Blog
Thank you to Anika Denise for her article today! In honor of Valentine's Day, Anika asked local authors to write about their favorite, all-time "romantic reads". I was excited to write about my favorite, The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller. Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep played the leads in the movie, which was equally as enthralling. What did I love about this book? It's about that rare, once-in-a-lifetime love that changes you forever.
RI LOCAL MAGAZINE - February issue: Feature on The 13th Apostle! Includes quote from RIC President, Nancy Carriuolo. Also mentions Barrington Books, Brown Bookstore, Books on the Square.... Check it out!
OnlineRI.com - Thank you to Jennifer Massotti who gave a shout out to my novel, The 13th Apostle on her "Among the Reads" column today on OnlineRI.com! I had a great time yesterday at Barrington Books, being interviewed by RI Local Magazine... I am seen here with owner, Dana DeLuca Shechtman.
Had a great time today at Barrington Books, thanks to owner, Dana DeLuca Shechtman! Dana provided me with space to be interviewed by RI Local Magazine's Assistant Editor, Frank Chrupcala, for an article in RI Local Magazine, coming out in February!
Frank Chrupcala of RI Local Magazine and I at Barrington Books today! Frank is writing an article on my novel, The 13th Apostle, for the February edition of RI Local Magazine!
Author Raina C. Smith
Happy New Year everyone! Thank you to all my fans of, The 13th Apostle, for an incredible year! The sequel and final book of my trilogy series is well under way. 2013 will be an incredible year for, The "13th" Apostle! Looking forward to some exciting new media coverage for my book in a couple of weeks, so stay tuned! Wishing everyone a fantastic 2013, filled with health, happiness, love, passion, joy, laughter, creativity and new, exciting endeavors! Thank you for all your support! XO, Raina...