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Monday, September 17, 2012

Tour Kick Off - Meet and Greet - Roberta Pescow


Today is the Kick Off of the A Life in the Service Virtual Book Tour!



YA - Fantasy (Novelette)
Date Published: 6/21/12
Jenny accepts the fact that she was born into a domestic race for a life of domestic work. In return for this loyal service, the householders provide food, protection and shelter. Jenny's earthy spirituality and gentle nature allow her to be content with her lot, even when her situation is far from ideal. But during a terrifying fire, Jenny accidentally becomes separated from her master and mistress. 

Out on the street with no identification, Jenny finds herself an unlikely fugitive with no protection from a dangerous world. The experience shakes her beliefs to the core and causes her to question everything she has ever known. Follow Jenny's adventures in strange world of inequality that is a lot closer to home than you think. This novelette is approximately 12,000 words in length.

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About the author: Roberta Pescow is a freelance writer with articles featured on over 200 websites nationwide. She is also a jazz singer with Narrow Escape Duo, performing at venues in and around Northern New Jersey. Roberta is a proud mother of two, and holds a 2nd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. As a long time vegetarian, she has a deep love and respect for all creatures. When she gets some free time, Roberta also enjoys sculpture, photography, reading, swimming and quiet time with family, friends and her beloved dog, Summer.


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#1 – Do You See Writing as a Career?

Yes definitely I see writing as a career, but it's only one of my career paths. My other path is singing/writing music. The funny thing is, if I had to choose between the two, I would feel like something was missing. While both paths offer an avenue for creativity and expression, writing fills my serious need for solitude and singing fills an equally strong need for human connection. I guess I'm what you'd call a "social hermit" and I feel really blessed to be on two parallel paths that provide balance in my life.


#2 – What was the Hardest Part of Your Writing Process?

The absolute hardest part for me is getting started with writing down a story. Ideas come easy, and before I start writing a story marinates around my head for a few weeks. That part is fun – it's more like I'm watching the story unfold than actively working. But getting from the movie in my head to putting those first words on a blank page can be pretty intimidating. Luckily once I get into the flow, it starts to feel like the story is telling itself again and I'm just the witness.


#3 – Did you have any One Person Who Helped You Out with Your Writing Outside of Your Family?

I have lots of friends who are caring and supportive, but writing is pretty solitary for me. So no, I haven't really gotten any help from anyone. But I'm glad to have lots of friendly, sympathetic ears to bounce my ideas off of.


#4 – What is next for your writing?

In addition to the regular home and garden articles I write for IdealHomeGarden.com, I've got two fiction projects in the works. One is a short horror story about a woman with a driving phobia and the terrifying ordeal she has one night driving in the winter. It's called Bad Left Turns. The other is full-length novel – a supernatural romance/adventure about a severely traumatized woman and her search for the ultimate truth in the universe.


#5 – Do you have an addiction to reading as well as writing? If so, what are you currently reading?

I absolutely LOVE to read! My favorite author is Barbara Kingsolver. I recently read the Lacuna and I'm very excited about the new book she's got coming out in November. While I'm waiting, I've been reading lots of different kinds of fiction and non-fiction books: The Self Aware Universe by Amit Goswami, Super Immunity by Dr. Joel Fuhrman, The Hunger Games trilogy that my daughter got me into, and The Moment, which I recently received as a gift.


This or That?

#1 - iPod or Mp3?    iPod. And it's purple J

#2 – Chocolate or Vanilla?   Both – how could I choose?

#3 – Mashed Potatoes or French Fries?   Neither, I'd rather have a vegetable (yes, really!)…if it has to be a potato, I'd pick a baked one.

#4 – Comedy or Drama?   Depends on my mood. My favorite stories are the ones that can make me laugh and cry, especially at the same time.

#5 – Danielle Steel or Nicholas Sparks?   Nicholas Sparks I guess. Neither of them is really among my favorite authors even though I respect their work.

#6 – Fantasy or Reality? Fantasy of course…

#7 – Call or Text?   I like to hear human voices and warmth, so most of the time I'd rather call. Texting has its place too though and I do that a lot with my kids because they enjoy it.

#8 – Public School or Home School?   Public school definitely. With the deepest respect for those who choose to home school, I feel public school exposes kids to a huge variety of people, cultures and ideas that they just can't find in a home environment. That variety better prepares kids for life in this diverse world…

#9 – Coffee or Hot Chocolate? Neither honestly. I like fresh pressed juice or green tea.

#10 – eBook or Paperback? Both definitely. Reading is delicious in all its forms.


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Follow Along With This Tour:


September 17 - Getting Your Read On - Review/Giveaway
September 18 - My Devotional Thoughts - Giveaway/Guest Post/Excerpt/PROMO
September 19 - My Reading Addiction - Review/Giveaway/Excerpt
September 20 - Anatea's Bookshelf - Review/Interview/Giveaway/Excerpt
September 21 - Unabridged Andra - Review/Giveaway/Guest Post/Excerpt
September 22 - Bibliophilia, Please - Interview/Excerpt/PROMO
September 23 - Story Factory Reading Zone - Review/Excerpt
September 23 - Cozie Corner - Review/Giveaway
September 24 - My Seryniti - Giveaway/Excerpt/PROMO
September 24 - The World of Jesse Kimmel Freeman - Review/Giveaway/Excerpt
September 25 - Book Haven Extraordinaire - Giveaway/Guest Post/PROMO
September 26 - Just Another Rabid Reader - Review/Guest Post/Giveaway/Excerpt
September 27 - For the Love of Film and Novels - Giveaway/Guest Post/Excerpt/PROMO
September 28 - Laurie's Reviews and Thoughts - Excerpt/PROMO
September 28 - Sweeping the USA - Giveaway/Guest Post/Excerpt/PROMO

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