I've been working on my new novel, about the presence of extra-terrestrial life in the universe, for approximately 7 weeks now, and have about 70 pages written. Some days, the story just pours out of me, and I can't stop writing. Other days, I feel like I need a break from it.
So far, I am really excited about how this story is unfolding before me. I know readers will feel the same way. I do have a few friends that I read to, as I create new material, and that brings me a lot of joy. Luckily for me, these friends are also interested in this topic and appreciate the ideas for the story.
Much like my other work, this book is truly about the nature of the universe, spirituality and the soul.
I cannot wait to share more with you!
As any author will tell you, writing a new novel can feel like a daunting task because you begin with a blank page and a blinking cursor. The goal, to translate the vivid scenes you see in your mind into words so that your readers can see, smell, hear, touch, taste, and emotionally feel everything you do. Love for your story and your characters keeps you in your chair and your fingers typing. To me, there is no work more exciting or rewarding.
Since beginning this new book, compelling scenes spontaneously reveal themselves to me, helping me diligently write, so I can bring this truly unique story (fiction) about the universe and the diverse life we share it with to readers.
This book will be filled with interesting characters, and interstellar experiences, but most importantly, it will carry an important message for mankind.
I cannot wait to share this story with so many of you, who are also interested in this topic.
After about a year and a half of research, including speaking with those who claim to have had some interaction with a UFO or experienced what they describe as "spiritual" unexplainable phenomena, I am inspired to write my next novel. It's a topic that's always intrigued me - whether or not there is intelligent life elsewhere in the universe.
This book will offer a unique perspective about what that could potentially look like, who and what may be out there, where they live, their role in the universe, and how they, the earth, human beings, and even the spiritual realm could all be intertwined.
I certainly don't have the answers, but I love wondering about it. The world I create in this next book will have you truly wondering about it, too.
The Warwick Rotary Club graciously invited me to speak about that which I am so passionate... my writing career, my four novels - which all feature scenes set in historic Rhode Island, as well as my rewarding work at Care New England. I truly enjoyed meeting and speaking with members, and answering their questions. Thanks to rotary member John Howell, publisher of the Warwick Beacon, Cranston Herald, and other newspapers, for the invite. What made the day extra special - so many of my amazing co-workers showed up to support me personally and professionally, and also helped carry heavy boxes filled with books, easels, and shot video and photographs. When I arrived at work in the morning I had a dozen beautiful red roses waiting for me on my desk, to cheer my on. Thanks, Krystal Cardin!
Watch segment: Author Raina C. Smith - Guest on Nuestra Salud / Rhode Informa (in Spanish and English) with Dr. Pablo RodriguezRead Now
On Monday, July 6th, I'll be on “Studio 10” NBC 10’s lifestyle show, talking about my novels, which include, The 13th Apostle trilogy, as well as, The Vampire.
The show highlights what Southern New England has to offer in fitness, health, food, entertainment, home and design, and airs weekdays at 12:30 p.m. The show will air (tentatively) one day the following week.