It's been one week, since I finished writing my vampire novel. So far, I have edited 15 chapters. There are 5 more to go, before I can design the book cover and publish this novel. For all my readers out there, waiting for this book... not much longer now!
After writing furiously for 1 year and 2 months, my vampire novel is finally done and copyrighted! Writing the final chapter of this book was a glorious feeling, yet there is still more work to do. Starting now, mid-September, I will be editing the entire manuscript (along with my editor Ken), and then moving on to book cover design, converting files for various platforms (paperback/digital) and then once and for all, publishing this novel and distributing it to the public.
What a great feeling it is to have the really hard work done....
Writing this book has been an amazing experience and I am in love with the final product. I feel readers will be entranced by my vampire and his story, as well. Stay tuned....
(Photo Credit: Gareth Wray Photography)
When I started writing this vampire novel, I had no idea how it would turn out, or even what the story would fully entail. Now I know, and I'm as blown away as I know my readers will be when they read this book. This novel always had its own destiny and over time, slowly revealed itself to me, so I could properly tell it. Like my other books, this vampire story, has its own life. While that may sound strange to some, it's the truth. This vampire character and his story slowly revealed itself to me, so I could see it, hear it, but mostly feel it - leading me to search for the words to communicate the movie I see playing in my head.
Today, I begin work on the final chapter of my vampire novel. It's hard to believe that after working for over a year on this book, I'll finally be done soon. Knowing I am on the final chapter is a great feeling, because I know it won't be long before I can share it with readers, who are anticipating the release of this new work. This final chapter is intense and an intriguing part of the vampire's story. It must be properly told, before this novel is complete. The entire book, from the first chapter to the final chapter will keep everyone in suspense, learning everything there is to know about this vampire living in Newport, Rhode Island.
Writing away, working tirelessly on the final two chapters of my vampire novel, I realize that through my imagination, I've taken myself on an otherworldly journey... and it's one of the best writing experiences I've ever had. I am so drawn into these scenes and the entire novel, that I know readers will join me in losing themselves within the story, once they pick up this book. (Release - Fall 2018)
My appearance on Alexia D's latest episode of her hit TV cooking program "U Had Me at Kitchen".
As a guest (15 minutes in) I discussed my books The 13th Apostle and Divine Providence as well as my upcoming vampire novel, due out this fall... all while Alexia whipped up some amazing recipes she learned from her grandmother Mary Zoglio, who I had the pleasure of knowing for many years. Alexia is phenomenal and her cooking talent, unsurpassed. Her new cooking show is sure to be a huge success!
Author Raina C. Smith is a native Rhode Islander and writer of The 13th Apostle trilogy series, as well as a
soon-to-be-released vampire novel. Smith draws creative inspiration from personal experiences, an innate curiosity of the universal energy force that connects all life, a love for her home state’s storied history, and from a source which she considers of another realm, but cannot explain or identify. She uses her vivid imagination, as well as all of her senses and emotions to create dramatic and intense storylines for her books. Smith feels that she must be spiritually moved and riveted by every scene and chapter she writes, before ever considering it worthy of sharing with readers. Writing novels highlighting mankind’s struggle between good and evil, touching on the supernatural, is Smith’s life’s passion. Readers will always find deep human emotion, brutal conflict, unbridled love and sex, interesting world history, and unique characters wildly driven by their own sense of purpose within the pages of her books. A lover of nature and all animals, Smith’s visionary storytelling illustrates her inborn quest to understand why human beings, born to a breathtaking earth, blessed to share it with the most fascinating creatures meant to inspire and teach us, take it for granted, depleting themselves, and each other along their life’s journey. While Smith knows she will never fully uncover the secrets of the universe, she feels with certainty that in order to begin to understand who we are and why we’re here, we must turn to nature. Smith suspects that for the human spirit to reach its full potential we must all embrace the conscious intelligence of the natural environment surrounding us, and look into the eyes and feel the hearts of sentient beings, who already have the answer.
Smith intends to spend the rest of her life observing the evolution of the human soul.
Growing up an only child Smith was a natural storyteller who delighted in using her imagination to entertain herself, her family and friends. Having spent most of her professional career working as a television news reporter, radio talk show co-host/executive producer, and as a Director of Communications for several political offices, Smith honed her research, writing and storytelling skills, and is what helped her bring such dramatic characters and scenes to The 13th Apostle and Divine Providence as well as to her soon-to-be-released vampire novel.
Smith considers her books, her proudest personal and professional accomplishments.
Summer is here, but I'm working harder than ever to finish my vampire novel. I am writing the final 3 chapters, as we speak. This book, this vampire story, has turned out to be more than I hoped for. When I started to create this whole new supernatural world, writing in a different genre, I wasn't sure how it would present itself. I let the story lead me, and it did, beautifully. I can say with full confidence, it's better than I could have ever expected. I know readers will feel the same way, and come to enjoy this complicated, eccentric vampire, as much as I do.