Saturday, November 07, 2015
Rosemary J Peel
"I can hardly remember a time when I did not write and, considering the fact that I was born dyslexic (although not diagnosed until well into my forties), this is surprising. Poetry was my first love and I still find that I can express my feelings better by that means rather than pros.
I was first published at the age of eight when an astute teacher saw beyond my dyslexic spellings to recognise a creative being, and entered a story I had written for an inter-school competition. It won a prize and was published in a book of stories written by school children. I had to wait a long time after that before appearing in print again. In my twenties and thirties I achieved minor success with short stories and poems for various women's magazines but the mainstream book publishers simply weren't interested. The rejection slips mounted up. Then after having given up on ever getting a book published and abandoning fiction in order to research family genetics and astrological inheritance my book "Astrology and Heredity: The Thread of Life" was accepted and came out in print two years later. I was then in my early fifties. Several poetry anthologies followed but family commitments intervened and although I continued to write I stopped attempting to interest publishers.
Then, as the world of publication began to change, I discovered e-books. The rest as they say is history; at present I have 30 e-books on the market, varying in genre from Biographical, Astrological, Poetry and both adult and children's fiction (25 children's titles at present)."
Visit Rosemary's website: http://rosemaryjpeel.wix.com/my-web
Check out Rosemary's Smashwords profile: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/RosemaryJPeel
Smashwords link to buy "Flat Cats" by Rosemary J Peel: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/477616
Smashwords link to buy "Holiday Blues" by Rosemary J Peel: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/334562
Smashwords link to buy "The Pottery Fish Poetry Collection" by Rosemary J Peel: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/72832