Ronda’s March Writing Projects Update

The first Tuesday of each month, I'm sharing an update on my writing projects so you get a sense of what is going on. It will include any funny bits that happened along the way too.

And I'm aware it's FRIDAY as I write this. Better late than never, right? I always say it's not about perfection, and I'm DEFINITELY imperfect!

I'll shot for the right day next month.

Leader Dog Jemma Close-up. Jemma is a golden retriever wearing a royal blue collar

And have I mentioned lately that I SUCK at time?

Here are my updates. Continue reading "Ronda’s March Writing Projects Update"

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Save Your Vision Month: Best Selling Blind Author Ronda Del Boccio, Leader Dog Jemma Appearing at Lions Club Chili Supper Fundraser

March is Save Your Vision Month.  Lions Clubs around the world are well known for providing assistance to those needing eyeglasses, eye surgeries, recycling of used glasses, Leader Dogs, and much more, for over 75 years.

In order to support vision programs in the community, each year, the Lions Club of Kimberling City, Missouri, hosts a Chili Supper Fundraiser. Club members prepare and donate scrumptious vats of homemade chili and a host of decadent desserts.

All proceeds go straight back into the community. The club supports numerous charities, such as food banks, a scholarship, recycling, hearing and vision programs.

Leader Dog Jemma and author Ronda Del Boccio on the Lions Club float. Behind them, a Snowman wears glasses. Beside them is the mascot Lion.

Photo Caption: The Lion Mascot beside Ronda Del Boccio and Leader Dog Jemma, who are on the Lions Club of Kimberling City float at the 2015 Kimberling City Christmas Parade.

Regarding assistance for the blind and visually impaired alone, each month, this one Lions Club collects and delivers over 100 pairs of glasses for redistribution, provides  new eyeglasses to needy community members, and supports various national and global services, including Saving Sight, Leader Dogs for the Blind, and Mid-South Vision Center (Columbia, Missouri facility). The club sponsored blind author and speaker Ronda Del Boccio to get her guide dog, Leader Dog Jemma, in 2015. Continue reading "Save Your Vision Month: Best Selling Blind Author Ronda Del Boccio, Leader Dog Jemma Appearing at Lions Club Chili Supper Fundraser"

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I’ll Push You Steer Authors Ronda Del Boccio and Bonnie Tesh on TV

We had to leave the house in the middle of the night to drive up to Springfield, MO, on a COLD winter day to go on TV and talk about our book I'll Push You Steer...and that was just fine with us!

It's hard to believe our book has been our for over 10 years! And thanks to digital publishing, we can bring you our book on Kindle even though our publisher closed his doors. yay!

I'll Push You Steer Kindle cover

Bonnie Tesh is a cancer survivor 3 times over who can't drive. I'm mostly blind since birth. Yet we find ways to live life on OUR terms. No pity pot here!

I'll Push You Steer includes humor, inspiration, and some tear jerker moments as we recount parts of our life.

Download I'll Push You Steer now.

Cheers to your #BlissfulLife!

Ronda Del Boccio

#1 best selling author and speaker

Award winning author, photographer and artist

About Ronda Del Boccio

Ronda Del Boccio is an award-winning and best Head shot of Ronda Del Boccioselling author of both fiction and nonfiction. She has been mostly blind since birth, but she never lets that stop her doing what she wants to do. She tells transformational tales and helps visionary authors turn their dreams and imaginings into published books. See and order Ronda's books on Amazon.

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Dreaming Up Stories Literally!

Writing is a funny business. I never know what will spark my imagination It could be anything from a line on a TV show to a song lyric to an encounter at the grocery store to a misty morning...

to a dream.

Yep, I have actually dreamed up stories. The Assassin and the Prince, one of my fantasy novellas, is just such a tail...and tale.

While the purrsonality of feline assassin Aree owes inspiration to my former companion, Tica, that's where the connection to anything here in earth reality ends.

Cover of The Assassin and the Prince YA fantasy romance novela by Ronda Del Boccio

My Muse gifted me with an exquisitely detailed dream about this assassin who found what looked like a cush job, a short gig working for a family seeking a security guard to protect their son, who wanted to go on vacation without his parents.

Aree soon regrets her decision to take a job protecting a pampered young prince who seems to her little more than a spoiled brat of no substance.

For his part, the sheltered Crispin has never been around other sentient species, so he has a lot to learn about how to treat those who are different. (So do most humans living here on earth who need only encounter different nationalities and religions...but I digress.)

OK so I guess hat's another relation to reality.

The dream provided every detail of the story, including characters, fight scenes, conflict, and loads of funny bits. It's definit3ely a humorous paranormal story.

I will post an excerpt in a few days. You can read The Assassin and the Prince on any device. It's available both on Amazon and on Smashwords.

You never know what will come of a dream.

To your #BlissfulLife!

&Ronda Del Boccio

#1 best selling author, speaker, and Amazon Top Reviewer

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Ronda Del Boccio is an award-winning and best Click for Member Home Pageselling author of both fiction and nonfiction. She tells transformational tales and helps visionary authors turn their dreams and imaginings into published books. See and order Ronda's books on Amazon.

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Meet Ronda Del Boccio at 5th Annual Meet the Authors Festival at Kimberling Area Library Sat., Feb. 4, 2017

It's so exciting to have a gathering of local authors with their books - to meet them in person, and maybe do some shopping!

I'm elated to be involved with the Meet the Authors Festival at Kimberling Area Library Sat. Feb. 4 9:30-1.

2017 Meet the Authors Festival

I'm a backup speaker in case someone cancels, but for sure you can meet me and maybe even get a book or 2...or 3...from me or any of the other authors.

I'll have books and cards there, plus a chance to win a fun prize.

You can download the PDF and read about all the authors here.

I can hardly wait to meet you!

Follow your B.L.I.S.S.

Ronda Del Boccio

#1 best selling author, speaker, and Amazon Top Reviewer

About Ronda Del Boccio

Ronda Del Boccio is an award-winning and best Click for Member Home Pageselling author of both fiction and nonfiction. She tells transformational tales and helps visionary authors turn their dreams and imaginings into published books. See and order Ronda's books on Amazon.

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Meet “Chester Drawers” and 40 Ozarks Authors February 7, 2016 at Kimberling Area Library in Kimberling City, Missouri

Meet 40 Authors & Hear 11 Speakers at Meet the Author Day in Kimberling City on Feb. 6. 9:30 AM - 2 PM

Event is FREE & open to the public

Whatever you read you'll find an author you'll want to meet at this Southwest Missouri event at Kimberling Area Library in Kimberling City Missouri. For those of you who know me I'll be there, but I don't have a table. I'll be at the special drawing table with a gift basket to give away.

Here is a video showing last year's event:

 Kimberling City, MO. – Meet 40 regional authors and hear from eleven speakers at the Fourth Annual Meet the Authors Festival at the Kimberling Area Library. The event will take place on Saturday, February 6, 2016, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

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Author Interview with Devin O’Branagan

Devin O'Branagan writes in a variety of genres, including young adult urban fantasy, historical fiction, contemporary romance, and more. Her Legend of Glory series series has recently captured the attention of Hollywood, which means we might see a TV series about Glory.

Show Dog Sings the Blues cover - Devin O- BranaganGenesis: Legend of Glory Book 3 by Devin O'Branagan

She is a prolific author who creates interesting characters and dilemmas for them to handle.

Here's the interview::

What is your most recent release?

Genesis, the third novel in The Legend of Glory trilogy.

Why do you write?

Because I must.

What was the first thing you ever wrote, and when did you write it?

I wrote a ghost story when I was five years old.

What was your first sale of your writing, and what was it? Continue reading "Author Interview with Devin O’Branagan"

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Author Interview with Teacher/Musician/ Author Lisa Litberg

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I'm excited to bring you an interview with a teacher who inspires her students through words and stories. Lisa Litberg is a woman of many, many talents! Discover the woman  behind the work in this author interview.  This is one stop on Lisa's virtual tour, so visit her site to see the other stops on her  blog tour.

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Why do you write?

I have written for as long as I remember.  I don't think of it as a choice.  The words are there and seek release, so I release them.

What was the first thing you ever wrote, and when did you write it? 

The first thing I remember writing was a poem when I was four or five.  I still have it memorized.  "The sun the sun, oh my oh my, it makes flowers grow as high as the sky.  The rain the rain, oh my oh my, it helps the sun as it goes by."

What was your first sale of your writing, and what was it (article, story, poem, etc.)?

Aside from the articles I wrote for my college newspaper, which paid ten dollars for front page and five for everything else, my novel is my first paid gig!

What author do you most admire and why? 

I have several, for different reasons.

  • Harper Lee, for writing such an amazing piece of literature that had social impact.
  • S.E. Hinton, for creating characters far different than anyone would expect from her.
  • Stephen King, for his characterization and for being so prolific.  I could go on and on.

So many people write stories that languish in a drawer or on a computer. What caused you to seek a publisher?  Continue reading "Author Interview with Teacher/Musician/ Author Lisa Litberg"

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Author Insights: Interview with Alexi Lawless, Romantic Suspense Author of Complicated Creatures, Part One

Author Insights: Interview with Alexi Lawless, Romantic Suspense Author of Complicated Creatures, Part One

Today you meet novelist Alexi Lawless, who abandoned corporate comforts to take on writing. Her first book, Complicated Creatures, is available now.

I love to get inside the author's mind. Any author is on an adventure, and now you will ride along, so to speak, with Alexi Lawless on HERS.

You'll see the whole interview in a moment, first, check out the book and my review.

Cover of Complicated Creatures, by Alexi LawlessComplicated Creatures

“It’s normal to love a dangerous woman. They know how to wield their power, and they are not  afraid of yours. They make you work for everything you get and it's all the sweeter once you get it…”

What happens when curiosity becomes obsession?

From author Alexi LAWLESS, the first part in a provocative series...

Luck is Jack Roman's middle name— and Chicago is his Empire. He lives to work, loves to play, and makes no commitments. But when the mysterious S. Wyatt moves into the adjoining penthouse, he's immediately drawn to her, a striking, elusive woman who transitions seamlessly from wood-paneled board rooms to high-stakes, high-risk rescue operations in the most dangerous parts of the world.

Intrigued by her self-possession, aroused by her incredible passion, and disarmed by a vulnerability she cannot hide, Jack pursues her into the nexus of her dangerous present and her enigmatic past. An entire world is revealed to Jack, where living for pleasure becomes fighting for survival. And the only woman he wants may be the one he cannot have...

COMPLICATED CREATURES is a mesmerizing, labyrinthine romantic suspense that will leave you wondering: Do you really want to know everything about the one you love?

To read an Excerpt, scroll back up to the book cover and click on “Look Inside”.

  • "A Stellar Read!"
  • "Alluring, Suspenseful & Compelling..."
  • "Sharp, Lush and Vivid Writing Style"
  • “Warning!! This Book is Addictive!!”

I  gave it a 5-star review on Amazon.

Here is my review of Complicated Creatures.

A romantic suspense novel with real SUBSTANCE!,June 24, 2014 

I love suspense. I sometimes enjoy romance and sometimes not so much. Depends on whether there's any real emotional depth or not. In this case, there is.

Complicated Creatures excited me, engaged my imagination, and gave me characters with real emotions. Sure, there's some steam, but the characters truly come across as people. They jump off the page. It's unusual to find a first time novelist who writes this well.

I love this book and am excited to read the rest of the series.

Follow your BLISS,

Ronda Del Boccio

I hope you enjoy this interview. Be sure to pick up the book if it interests you, and share this with your friends.

Ronda Del Boccio of WriteOnPurpose.com interviews Alexi Lawless

Continue reading "Author Insights: Interview with Alexi Lawless, Romantic Suspense Author of Complicated Creatures, Part One"

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