About The Author:
My name is Nadine Rose Larter and I was born in a small South African town called Molteno, somewhere in the heart of the Karoo. After my last year of high school I moved with my family to the city of Port Elizabeth where I now live with my son, my fiancé, and my two step children. I’m a bit of a free-spirit and have never been happy having a “day job”. I spend my days writing, or thinking about writing. Sometimes I do a bit of work.
I have always been a writer. I started writing poems and short stories when I was little, and I have intermittently kept diaries since I was about nine years old. In the last two years I have started taking my writing more seriously and have made the decision to become a full-time author. I have no formal education, aside from a year of Literature and Creative Writing study, but I am constantly trying to grow as a writer. Sometimes being a wife and mom makes fitting it all in a little tough but I am learning how to juggle it all slowly.
I chose to self publish simply because it feels like taking my future into my own hands and running with it. There are no excuses when it is just you. The self-accountability can be thrilling sometimes. Being ready and then actually being able to move forward instead of waiting to hear from publishers has been a special kind of blessing. I am not closed to the idea of having a publisher, I am just ready to go on without one for now.
I write regularly on these four websites:
Find Nadine Rose Larter on the Web:
Greetings Moonlight Gleamers!
I would like to first take the opportunity to say thanks to Lucy for inviting me here today. It is so exciting when someone shows an interest in your work and it is always a thrill to be able to share ones passions with a new audience. Thank you to you, too, for popping in to see what I have to say.
Next month, my first novel, Coffee at Little Angels finally comes out in paperback. I have worked pretty hard to get it all to this place and though I’ve done it mostly on my own, I would never have coped without the help of some pretty damn incredible friends and family members.
A bit about my book and why you might like to read it...
“Phillip, Sarah, Kaitlyn, Caleb, Maxine, Grant, Melanie and Josh grew up in a small town where they spent their high school years together as an inseparable clique. But high school has ended, and they are all living their own “grown up” lives, each under the impression that their group has basically come to an end. When Phillip dies in a hit and run accident, Kaitlyn summons the others to all come back home, forcing a reunion that no one is particularly interested in partaking in.
Coffee at Little Angels follows how each character deals with the death of a childhood friend while at the same time dealing with their own ignored demons after years of separation. Events unfold as the group tries to rekindle the friendship they once shared to honour the memory of a friend they will never see again.”
I wrote Coffee at Little Angels after a high school friend of mine died in a car accident. I locked on to the idea that had he died just two or three years earlier his death would have been even more excruciating to deal with. I was devastated by the loss of course. This was the boy who gave me my first kiss. He was a sweetheart with blue eyes and a beautiful smile. And he is missed by many. Including myself. But...in my case I don’t always miss him as though he is dead. I simply miss him as someone I haven’t seen in a while. Someone who I would love to catch up with sometime, should we be fortunate enough to bump into each other in the street. It often feels simply as if we no longer live in the same town.
I tried to write this book in a way that just about anyone can relate to it. It’s not aimed at any specific demographic and was not designed to carry across any specific message or agenda. You may notice that there are few proper nouns in this novel. There are no last names or town names. I didn’t forget to put them in. I left them out because I hope that Coffee at Little Angels will be the kind of novel that absolutely anyone can pick up and feel like they understand it. I hope that you will pick it up and feel like it could be about you. Other than that, Coffee at Little Angels is just a book. I do hope you like it, but if you don’t, I will simply try harder with the next one.
Download a sample chapter here: http://katalina.co.za/?page_id=198
Buy the ebook here: http://katalina.co.za/?p=387
Ebook will also soon be available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBookstore and Sony Readerstore.
Other ongoing projects...
One of my biggest writing loves is an internet project I created called The Poetry Project. Basically The Poetry Project is a project where South African poets and photographers get together to express their works symbiotically. Through this project I have met some of the most incredible people in this country and it has truly been such a blessing to get to know these people. I have taken a giant break from The Poetry Project over the last couple of months because I have been so focused on getting my book out, but I will soon be reviving the project and injecting new life into it, with the help of some old friends and hopefully some new ones too. Once the first Poetry Project book is out I am even considering making it an international project because I think the comparison between different countries and different styles of writing and taking pictures could prove to be quite interesting.
For more information visit The Poetry Project online: http://www.thepoetryproject.co.za/
Otherwise my second home is The Katalina Playroom. Here I share my love for literature and writing. I do blog challenges and pretty much indulge in whatever takes my fancy at any particular moment. I like to think that it is a place where you can find some good inspiration as a writer. http://katalina.co.za/
Thank you again for having me here today. I wish you all day of happy surprises!
Coffee at Little Angels (Giveaway!):
Title: Coffee at Little AngelsAuthor: Nadine Rose LarterPublisher: Katalina PlayroomPublishing Date: May 26th 2011ISBN: 978-0-620-50741-7 (print)978-0-620-50742-4 (ebook)
Official Launch date: Late August 2011 for print copy
Sample Chapter: http://katalina.co.za/?page_id=198
**Ebook will also become available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBookstore and Sony Readerstore.**
Find Coffee at Little Angels Online:
The author has kindly given me three .PDF copies of this novel to giveaway here on my blog!
- To enter please leave a thoughtful comment below related to the guest post & leave your e-mail address.
- This giveaway ends on August 5th, 2011.
- This giveaway is open Internationally
- This giveaway is open to those 13 years of age or older.
- All giveaway winners will be announced on the blog.
- I can disqualify any entry as I see fit.
- I will use Random.org to select the winners.
- Once the winners have been notified, they will have 24 hours to confirm their interest otherwise new winners will be selected.
Happy reading until next time!