Book Review of The Dark Souls: The Viral Superhero Series Book 1 by Casey Lane and Bryan Cohen

Welcome back to another Write On Purpose book review. I share well-written books. I highlight what makes each good from the reader’s perspective, and reveal what writing skills and techniques make it an irresistible read. Thus, each review serves both writers and readers. This time, it's a fun, action-packed thriller about a teenage nerd who suddenly becomes a superhero.

I became familiar with co-author Bryan Cohen because I took his phenomenal class. for authors. Now, let me introduce you to The Dark Souls: The Viral The Superhero Series Book 1.

The Dark Souls: The Viral Superhero Series Book 1 by Casey lane and Bryan Cohen

The world’s first superhero sensation may not live long enough to become a celebrity…

Ted Finley is your average suburban nerd, but when a group of thugs threaten to kill innocent people, something incredible happens. After he’s gifted with superhuman abilities during a seemingly random brunch, Ted quickly transforms from a nobody into a viral video sensation…

Forced to navigate school and life with his newfound powers and fame proves to be difficult. But Ted’s biggest challenge lies ahead, because he’s not the only one with incredible abilities. Until he can sort out friend from foe, Ted may be the only person who can keep the world safe from total annihilation…

The Dark Souls is the first novel in the action-packed Viral Superhero Series. If you like fast-paced thrillers, witty heroes, and evil villains, then you’ll love Bryan Cohen & Casey Lane’s high-octane series!

* This book is an edited and revamped new edition of a novel that was previously published as Ted Saves the World. *

Buy The Dark Souls today to watch an ordinary teen become a superhero!

Was this book worth my time? Read on and find out! Continue reading "Book Review of The Dark Souls: The Viral Superhero Series Book 1 by Casey Lane and Bryan Cohen"

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eSight Eyewear Electronic Glasses Unboxing

Here is the object of my own personal miracle. Two anonymous donors gave me eSight Eyewear, which are electronic glasses that make it possible for me to see WAY more than I can without them. I will share this story in detail soon.

The glasses are Time Magazine's "25 Best Inventions of 2017" (see article source) and have garnered a great deal of media attention.

Learn more about eSight Eyewear

Here is the video in which you can discover with me what's inside the box. Watch the video now.

Please stay tuned for more as I share how they work for me. I also invite you to subscribe to my YouTube channel and tap the bell so you'll see all my videos as soon as I publish them.

Cheers to your #BlissfulLife!

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#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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January Writing Career Goals for Ronda Del Boccio

Happy 2018,! Here are a few of my goals relevant to being an author. Next month, I'll give you an update on how I did.

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Bring They All Died Smiling to publication with The Wild Rose Press.: We're hot on the trail with final edits happening and imminent release.

Finish reading through/tweaking my fantasy suspense novel Deadly Mist in preparation for submission. This is a drastic revision of a book published under a different name some years ago.

Write three chapters of Diva's Tail: A Memoir of Love and Trust. This is the story of the union and early life of me and my golden retriever guide dog.

What writing gals do you have this month? let me know in the comments.

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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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Writing Life Update for Ronda Del Boccio: They All Died Smiling paranormal Romance Coming Soon!

Welcome to 2018! I was glad to put 1 to bed. What about you? Just a rough year overall.

They All Died Smiling Is Almost Here!

Highlights from the latter part of that year included moving They All Died Smiling along its path to publication with The Wild Rose Press. This is a paranormal suspense book with a smattering of romance. I'll put the book descripion below in a moment. First, if you like t his genre and want to read a sample, please go to WriteOnPurpose.com/read to download that and some other goodies.

An unwanted gift...a hypnotic deception...a demonic coercion..

Kassidy Spence thought she was just making a typical Friday night commute They All Died Smiling Front Coverhome. Turns out she was about to dance with the devil. Her unwanted ability to sense demons once tore her world apart and she refuses to let it happen again.

But a hot new self-help book changes everything. Some who read it leave on a mysterious journey only to turn up dead, even stranger, they died smiling. Kass fears the author has sinister intentions, and even worse, a demonic alliance.

Her relentless search for answers leads her down dark demonic paths. Using her gift could save countless lives, but will she risk being brought to ruin?

Cover Art

isn'tmy cover artist amazing??? I am ThRILLED! Quite frankly, I was so anxious about what they would do to my cover. I had some ideas, but I'm no artist, and I was terrified I'd hate it.

Debbie's muse or myt muse or the stars or divinity or my guardian angel or SOMETHING was definitely helping her make the perfect representation for the book. Beyond the cool looks, there's some  hidden  meaning that I won't discuss YET. Just perfect IMO.

What do you think? Does it entie you to want to pick up the book and read the blurb or peek inside?

My 2018 Book Projects

My plate is definitely full t his  year, and that's the way I like it! Here's what's going on for me in 2018.

They All Died Smiling will come innto the world soon via The Wild Rose Press. I inted to speak to book clubs, paranormal groups, psychic enthusiasts, metaphysical bokstores, and similar groups. I'm looking for joint venture partners who can plus what I do so we can all reach more people by working together. This book is the first in the Reluctant Demon Hunter Series.

Hypnotic Deception the sequel to They All Died Smiling in which Kassidy faces down an enemy she discovered in the first book. I am about a third of the way through the first draft of this one.

Diva's Tail: A Memoir of Love and Trust shares  how my gorgeous golden retriever guide dog, Diva, nad I came together. 'll share my experiences at Leader Dogs for the Blind, her prison upbringing, and our early months together. At this point, I have an outline a couple fo chapters

Quick Tricks and Hacks for Authors: Not sure what the title will be yet, but this is a book of a bunch of hacks, reminders, nad time-saving tricks I use to help me, and I'm hoping they'll help authors as well.

Deadly Mist is a fantasy suspense novel, first in a series, about a teenage Faerie who got trapped in the mortal womb while still inside her mother. This tale has many twists and surprises. This book is complete. Right now I'm reading through the hole thing front to back to make any needed tweaks while I send it off to seek publication.

So as you can tell, I'll be a busy writer this year!

Stay tuned for another update on Tuesday, January 16. I'm doing an update the first and third Tuesdays of each month (at least for the winter season) and book reviews on hte other two Tuesdays.

What are your big gals and plans for the year? Let me know in the comments.

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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Write On Purpose Editorial Calendar Winter 2018

Welcome, 2018! Hopefully, you'll be a kinder year globally than your predecessor. Here is the expected editorial calendar for the first 3 months of this year.

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Goal Check-In

Around the first of each month, I'll share some of my goals that I intend to accomplish this month. Then the following month, I'll give you an accounting of how I did.

Ronda's Writer's Life

I'll give you an update on whatever is happening in my writing life on the first and third Tuesday of the month.

Fiction Book Review

The second and fourth Tuesday of each month I'll share a fiction book review, including what makes it a good read and what writing techniques captivate the reader.

Friday Features

The first Friday of each month brings you a book excerpt. The third Friday offers you a special author interview.

News and Speaking Engagements

As things arse, I'll share news, speaking engagements, and live events where we can meet.

You'll see other features as I feel inspired, but that gives you a good idea what to expect from me for the early part of 2018. Thanks so much for giving me one of your greatest gifts...your attention.

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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They All Died Smiling Editing Woes

The path to publishing is paved with a lot of coffee, eyestrain, and repetitive proofreading. of my entire book front to back AND back to front.  There's an editing department, but SHEESH, it feels like nobody else has put eyes on my book once it passed my content editor except me.

They All Died Smiling: A Paranormal Suspense / Urban Fantasy Novel  Coming early 2018

.An unwanted gift...a hypnotic deception...a demonic coercion...

Kassidy Spence thought she was just making a typical Friday night commute home. Turns out she was about to dance with the devil. Her unwanted ability to sense demons once tore her world apart and she refuses to let it happen again.

But a hot new self-help book changes everything. Some who read it leave on a mysterious journey only to turn up dead, even stranger, they died smiling. Kass fears the author has sinister intentions, and even worse, a demonic alliance.

Her relentless search for answers leads her down dark demonic paths. Using her gift could save countless lives, but will she risk being brought to ruin?

"Galleys"

They All Died Smiling Front CoverGalleys, or galley proofs, represent that stage between the final content editing and publishing. This is the time to work out any weird fomating glitches, find errors, and fix things up so that the book is as clean as possible before it goes live.

I'm on round 2, and there will be 1 last round.

Now it's proofreading time in preparation for publishing, and it's pretty much up to the blind girl. I've found errors. Some I legitimately madeand missed in the gillion times I've gone through this book, and others came from the transmutation process somehow. But I've learned a couple of really useful things.

The publisher suggests reading the book from last page to first in order to catch boo-boos. I did that, and it's helpful, but I've found an even better way to proofread.

I am getting really sick of reading my own book. I'm on my second time going through it BACKWARDS. I've also listened to the speech program read it, read it aloud last page to first, read oit silently last page to first, and now...

Proofreading Hack

Backwards, paragraph by paragraph.

This little hack is helping me find errors I missed when I read backwards by page, so the book will be that much cleaner.

Try it out and let me know how this works for you.

Claim your sneak peek oThey All Died smiling and meet Kassidy Spence, the Reluctant Demon Hunter at WriteOnPurpose.com/read

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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Excerpt of Paranormal Two Hearts in Time by Raymona Anderson

Note from Ronda: This is an excerpt from the paranormal romance Two Hearts in Tme by Raymona Anderson, published by The Wild Rose Press.

Cover of Two Hearts in Time by Raymona AndersonThe 99c sale on digital version of  Two Hearts in Time continues until Dec. 14.

Book Description

Rescued by tomb looter, Miguel Zamora, Sonrisa Lyons struggles between her contempt for Miguel's thievery and her need for his help in returning to civilization. Miguel, haunted by the loss of his wife and son would like to abandon the troublesome trouser-wearing woman from the future, but his cultured upbringing and compassionate heart rule. Forced companionship on the trail through Yucatan's steamy jungle blazes into mutual passion, and in spite of herself, Sonrisa is drawn into Miguel's true mission. At journey's end, she finds a possible way to return to her time. Will she try to open the portal or choose life with Miguel?

Excerpt from Two Hearts in Time

“Risa?”

She opened her eyes to a smile that lacked only a canary feather between the man’s lips to indicate self-satisfaction. Looking sour, Hector Cocom stood beside him.

Miguel cocked an eyebrow suggestively. “You are weary this morning?”

Sexual banter wasn’t safe; every nerve ending in Sonrisa’s body zinged with remembered pleasure and longed for more. “I was resting up for the journey ahead. When do we start?” She swung from the hammock.

He pooched his lips. “You are so eager to leave me?”

“I just want to find my way back to my time if possible. Seeing Nicte made me realize how much I miss my nieces and nephews.”

“Yes. To part with a loved one is the worst torture.” No longer flirtatious, his eyes shadowed, Miguel looked past her at something far away in his mind.

Sensing he needed comfort she dare not offer or she’d melt into his arms, Sonrisa retreated a few steps. “I will find a way back to my time––or at least to my country.”

“As you should,” he said, his face a mask now.

“You could help me.”

“If you mean guide you to Mérida, I cannot.”

“Just as you cannot give up your thievery?”

“There are things that you do not understand, Gringa.”

Things like another woman’s name spoken in passion?

About Raymona Anderson

Retired journalist and travel writer, Raymona Marie Anderson is an Oklahoma native now residing in Bentonville, Arkansas. She changed her focus from non-fiction to fiction after attending classes in fiction writing techniques at the University of Oklahoma. Anderson’s third novel, “Two Hearts in Time” from The Wild Rose Press is a richly plotted historical time-travel adventure.

The story takes the reader from a Mayan ruin in the jungle to the haciendas and mansions of 19th century Yucatán.

Anderson speaks on fiction writing, as well as on ancient Maya culture as it relates to her novel. A charter member of Oklahoma Writer’s Federation, the author is also a member of Ozark Writers League, and the Writers Guild of Arkansas.

Buy Two Hearts in Time

Purchase the digital version of t his book from The Wild Rose Press.

Purchase the paperback edition from The Wild Rose Press.

You may also shop your favorite bookseller.

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Paranormal Urban Fantasy Book Cover Reveal: They All Died Smiling by Ronda Del Boccio

The journey of writing a book and getting it published takes plenty of twists and turns.  I have had such a wonderful experience with my editor, Ally Robertson, at The Wild Rose Press, and now I am thrilled to reveal the AMAZING cover art by Debbie Taylor.

The cover artist did a wonderful job crawling inside my head and pulling out the deeper messages of the book along with some cover ideas I had but couldn't draw myself. Definitely, a Muse provided some inspiration...perhaps even a couple of Archangels!

What do you think? I feel it is gripping and oh-so-perfect!

Back Cover Blub of They All Died Smiling

Kassidy Spence thought she was just making a typical Friday night commute home. Turns out she was about to dance with the devil. Her unwanted ability to sense demons once tore her world apart and she refuses to let it happen again.

But a hot new self-help book changes everything. Some who read it leave on a mysterious journey only to turn up dead, even stranger, they died smiling. Kass fears the author has sinister intentions, and even worse, a demonic alliance.

Her relentless search for answers leads her down dark demonic paths. Using her gift could save countless lives, but will she risk being brought to ruin?

Download Your FREE Sneak Peek Now!

Your free sneak peek includes some scenes from the book,  1 of the recipes Kassidy Spence makes (cherry cobbler!, and snippets from a couple of my other paranormal books. Claim your copy right now.

And now...

Cover Reveal: They All Died Smiling

Front cover of the paranormal/urban fantasy book They All Died Smiling: A hand in the sign language "I Love You" sign blasts from a firey background. In the palm are symbols, including a pentacle. Thte cver reads: Ronda Jean Del Boccio, An unwanted gift, a hypnotic collusion, a demonic coersion, They All Died Smiling, Reluctant Demon Hunter Series

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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NaNoWriMo 2017 Here I Come!

November is National Novel Writing Month. Why November, which is short and has a major holiday weekend, I don't know...but I wrote the first draft of They All Died Smiling, and this year, I'm working on the sequel,

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) 2017 Participant Badge

The challenge is to pound out the first draft of a novel, roughly 50,000 words, during a month. This means a lot of butt in seat, a lot of planning, and a whole lot of focus. And I'm up to the challenge again.

Updates along the Way

I'll share updates on my progress write here...uh...right here...on WriteOnPurpose.com. You'll see things like:

  • Goal progress updatew
  • Character studies
  • Snippets from the book
  • Triumphs and Tribulations

If you are a writer interested in trying this, go to NaNoWriMo.org and sign up. It's free, and there are cool prizes if you win by completing 50,000 words.

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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Share Instagram Posts to Facebook, Twitter in 1 Seconf Flat!

Don't you love to save time and energy by making one action count multiple times? I sure do. Instagram makes it super easy to post your photos to your Facebook profile, Twitter, and/or Tumblr with the tap of a virtual switch.

Watch this quick vidto tutorial to find out how.

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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An unwelcome gift. A hypnotic deception. A supernatural Killing Spree…and They All Died Smiling | Release

Are you a fan of paranormal romance and urban fantasy? If you are and/or you know someone who is, please keep reading and shareThe Wild Rose Press is publishing it soon. Before the progress update, here's why you want the book...

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Kassidy Spence just wants to live her life, but her intrusive gift turns her world inside out…again.

Her power to see demons inside people brought her to ruin once. She refuses to use it again…

...until using her power could mean the difference between life and death.

When Kassidy borrows the hottest new self-help book for women from a friend, her natural nosiness and unwanted ability send her on a quest for the truth. Could the charismatic leader be on a diabolical, hypnotic killing spree?

If you like vivid characters, spine-tingling chills, and sharp humor, then you’ll love best- r Ronda Del Boccio’s first installment in this witty and chilling supernatural adventure.

 Grab your sneak peek now to enter a world of unseen powers and covert alliance.

Path to Publishing They All Died Smiling

There's so much more to being a published book author than writing the book. Finding a publisher can take a long time. Once one offers to bring your book into the world and you sign a contract, a whole new phase begins.

I am now in the early stage of that "What happens after 'I do?'" phase.

Front cover of the paranormal/urban fantasy book They All Died Smiling: A hand in the sign language "I Love You" sign blasts from a firey background. In the palm are symbols, including a pentacle. Thte cver reads: Ronda Jean Del Boccio, An unwanted gift, a hypnotic collusion, a demonic coersion, They All Died Smiling, Reluctant Demon Hunter Series
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Phase:2nd Proof
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Self Edits

The Wild Rose Press furnished me with a self-editing guide, which has about a dozen pages of guidelines. I went through my whole book and brought it up to spec.

My self-edited book  went back to my editor.

First Round Edits

Once my editor went through the book and made her desired change marks, she sent it to me. I got it a couple days ago.

Now, I am in the process of going through the book and looking at her marks.

FGet on the early notification list & receive a sneak preview of the book!

.If you'd like to read the prologue and a few other goodies from the book, please join here.

I'll let you know as soon as the book is available for pre-order, and I'll also reveal some other secrets about the book.

Thanks for reading!

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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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Claim Your Sneak Peek Excerpt of They All Died Smiling, a Suspenseful Paranormal Romance Urban Fantasy Novel, Now!

A self-help corruption. A hypnotic coercion. A demonic collusion.

Could a wildly popular self-help author be lulling heartbroken young women to their death? When several seemingly separate events rouse Kassidy’s suspicions, the professional busybody embarks on a relentless search for the truth.

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Kassidy’s despised “gift” of seeing demons in people re-awakens during her Friday commute home. Her roommate loans her a hot new women’s self-help book. Her boss at the paper sends her to cover a drowning. The dead woman wears an ecstatic smile on her face…just like a motorcycle accident victim who died months ago, hundreds of miles away. And sparks fly between Kassidy and a childhood friend she hasn’t seen in a decade who reappears in her life.

When supernatural power oozes from the popular book and tries to grab her, Kassidy suspects that the minister author has sinister intentions and demonic alliances. But will she use her gift to stop the demonic killing spree?

They All Died Smiling is the first book in the Reluctant Demon Hunter series, a suspenseful paranormal romance and urban fantasy saga. If you like vivid characters, spine-tingling chills, and sharp humor, then you’ll love best-selling author Ronda Del Boccio’s first installment in this witty and chilling supernatural adventure.

Download your free chapter of They All Died Smiling and enter a world of unseen powers and covert alliances now.

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Get Access Now

Watch for details about when The Wild Rose Press and I will release this book. When you get your free chapter, you'll be on the early notification list. So you'll know just a few minutes after I do when the book will launch.

I hope you love it!

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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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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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Book Excerpt: “Just Growl and Mean It” from I’ll Push You Steer

True story. Back when I lived in Minneapolis, I was standing ata bus stop (in broad daylight, as they say), and this guy started circling me. Here's what I did. This is an excerpt from the humorous and inspirational I'll Push You Steer: The Definitive Guide to Stumbling through Life with Blinders on by me and Bonnie Tesh. It's on Kindle now.

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"Just Growl and Mean It" Nonfiction Book Excerpt by Ronda Del Boccio from I'll Push You Steer

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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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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!

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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.

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Cheers to your #BlissfulLife!

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#1 best selling author and speaker

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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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FREE Story: An Angel Came” from I’ll Push You Steer, by Ronda Del Boccio

Important NOTE: This post originally came out December 20 of 20165. It is updated to reflect a publishing change. AWOC Books closed its doors, and my co-author and I just released the book on I'll Push You Steer: The Definitive Guide to Stumbling through Life with Blinders On on Kindle.

People around the world are celebrating miracles at this time of year, which is December, in case you read this some months in the future. Jews celebrate the miracle of the oil, Hindus the miracle of light, and Christians the miracle of the savior's birth, just to mention a few.

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I was thinking about one of the stories in my first book, I'll Push You Steer, with my fabulous co-author and dear friend Bonnie Tesh. We each shared tales from our journey in what many would call "disability."

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One of my contributions, "An Angel Came," is the story of how myt belief trumped the church's teachings when I went to visit a comatose woman in the hospital. Martha was not expected to awaken.

Do you expect miracles? I do. P

lease enjoy "An Angel Came. I've posted just the beginning here. Those who have joined Ronda's Readers get the full tale free as a downloadable PDF.

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An Angel Came

by Ronda Del Boccio

from I'll PUsh You Steer: The Definitive Guide to Stumbling Through Life with Blinders On by Ronda Del Boccio and Bonnie Tesh

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Inspiration with an Attitude: I’ll Push You Steer 2nd Edition Now on Kindle

I can dly believe that it's been almost 11 years since my co-author Bonnie Tesh and I started working on our first book. People kept - and still keep - telling us how inspiring we both are. She has survived cancer 3 times now. I am mostly blind. Neither of us lets these supposed disabilities stop us.

We were sitting beside each other at a regional writing conference listening to a group of 4 women share their journey co-authoring their book.

We started to think we could do that. We could turn our spunky attitude into a book that could provide comfort, inspiration, and a kick in the pity pot.

We met in May to plan our book, and we finished it in 10 weeks. The next month, a publisher picked it up, and we had it in our hands 6 months after the journey began. Below is the cover (which neither of usever liked) of our original print version of I'll Push, You Steer: The Definitive Guide to Stumbling through Life with Blinders on.

I'll Push You Steer by Ronda Del Boccio and Bonnie Tesh

Our publisher AWOC Books just closed his doors, and we ciate Dan Case for helping us get our start.

A New Version of I'll Push You Steer

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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!

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Ozarks Writers League Writing Inspired Conference Nov 18-19, 2016

No matter where you live, there's probably a group for writers. I highly recommend being involved, as it will inspire you and give you a kick in the seat to sit down and write. This month my regional group, Ozarks Writers League,  hosts our quarterly conference. The theme this time is "Writing Inspired."

Sometimes I am super excited about the speakers. Sometimes, not. But I still go. I've been surprised more than once by how interesting and relevant  subject ended up being for me.

Even if the topics at your local conference don't excite you, go anyway. It's a great way to connect with others who engage in that mostly solitary act of writing. If you have books, you may be able to have a book table. I will have copies of my best selling peace book The Peace Seed. I've donated 1500 of these little books to prisons to hopefully bring some peace and unity to troubled people.

Here's a photo of the handmade card. You can follow me on Instagram too!

If you're in the Branson area, come join us at the Honeysuckle Inn Saturday, Nov. 19th. Jemma and I will be there.

Here are the speakers:

WALTER BARGEN 

Missouri's 1st Poet Laureate has published nineteen books of poetry.  His most recent books are: Days Like This Are Necessary: New & Selected Poems (2009), Endearing Ruins (2012), Trouble Behind Glass Doors (2013), Quixotic (2014), Gone West (2014), and Three-Corner Catch (2015).  He was appointed the first poet laureate of Missouri (2008-2009).  His awards include a National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship (1991), Quarter After Eight Prose Prize (1996), the Hanks Prize (1996), the Chester H. Jones Foundation prize (1997), the William Rockhill Nelson Award (2005), Short Fiction Award– A cappella Zoo (2011). His poems, essays, and stories have appeared in over 300 magazines, including American Literary Review, Georgia Review, International Quarterly, and Missouri Review.

JO VAN ARKEL

She is a professor of English and chair of the department of Languages and Literature at Drury University. She is the author of four books of poetry and prose, as well as the librettist to an opera on Thomas Hart Benton. She recently launched Pencil Box Press, a micro press which publishes limited edition anthologies and books and also serves as editor of the Gingko Tree Review, a literary magazine which is supported by a Missouri Arts Council grant. She is currently at work on a new collection of stories and prose

MICHAEL CZYZNIEJEWSKI

The author of I Will Love You For the Rest of My Life, Michael Czyzniejewski is the author of two more collections of stories: Elephants in Our Bedroom (Dzanc Books, 2009), and Chicago Stories: 40 Dramatic Fictions (Curbside Splendor, 2012).  In 2010, he received a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship for his fiction.  He is an assistant professor at Missouri State University and Managing Editor of Moon City Review.  He lives in Springfield Missouri, with his family.

SOURCE: Ozarks Writers League website

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Smashwords News: Subscribe to Smashwords Alerts for New Release Updates

I got an exciting email from Smashwords today! I'm excited because now YOU can easily know when I put out a new story or book as soon as it happens.

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Smashwords is a great place to get books, short stories, and more in ANY digital format you prefer, whether that's for Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Apple, or others.

Here's the email from Smashwords If you have books/stories on Smashwords, you got an email like this personalized for you.

Hello Ronda Del Boccio,

We are excited to announce Smashwords Alerts, a new feature that notifies Smashwords customers of new releases from their favorite authors. The new feature kicks off today.

You can track your number of subscribers and "favorites" in real time from your Smashwords Dashboard under "Marketing and Distribution Tools".

To get the most out of this new capability, please encourage your readers to subscribe to your alerts so they never miss another new release from you.

To subscribe, readers simply visit your profile page at Smashwords (https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/AuthorRonda), and click the button labeled "Subscribe to Author Alerts."

Readers are always in full control of their subscriptions. These are "blind" subscriptions, in that the reader's email address is never shared with anyone. Readers only receive an email if there's a new alert from an author they're following, and readers can cancel notifications at any time from their Smashwords Alerts subscriptions page.

Why don't you give it a try by subscribing to your own alert, as well as those from your own favorite authors!

We hope you enjoy this new feature.

We welcome your suggestions for additional enhancements to this feature as we work to make it easier for you to reach the million+ customers of the Smashwords Store. Please contact us here to reach our support team and tell us what you think!

Enjoy!

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Subscribe to My Smashwords New Release Announcements!

Just visit my SMashwords author page at https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/AuthorRonda

You'll get a notice each time I put out a new story.

My current stories, which you can read on whatever reading app you like, are:

  • "Trouble's Turn": An adolescent Ally Wolf wants to take on her role of guiding her special human, but her pack thinks she's too young. FREE short story on Smashwords!
  • The Assassin and the Prince:  Feline assassin Aree is taking a break from killing to play bodyguard for a pampered prince on vacation. She comes to regret her choice when he makes her tail twitch once too often.
  • A Tasty Morsel: Sometimes young Ellie pokes her nose in where she shouldn't. Reality takes a major turn when she explores a secret door in a cave she just discovered.
  • ...and whatever I share next...you can know right away!

I hope you enjoy the stories! Thanks for reading.

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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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Ronda Del Boccio, Now Award-Winning ARTIST

Having a BLISSful life means doing what you love to do, whether as a hobby or as your vocation. I am so grateful to do both. I adore writing, and I also enjoy singing and creating art. Being around animals and good friends are also a big part of my bliss, and I get those too!

I've never entered an art contest before now. I entered the Ozarks Writers League Art and Photography Contest this year. We had a number of excellent entries, and I am honored to be among the winners.

I guess I should point out that I'm mostly blind, so when I paint, my face is VERY close to my work. I entered a couple pieces made with Sculpey clay and painted, a candle that I made and painted the glass, and an incense burner.

Here is my prize-winning suncatcher.

Suncatcher on oval plexiglass background with flowers, leaves, butterflies, and a dragonfly - 3rd place winner, Ozarks Writers League Art Contest

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MyBookProgress Update: Epic Fantasy Revision: Slogging through Editing

A number of years ago I wrote an epic fantasy or maybe a paranormal fantasy. Hard to tell what to call it sometimes, as the lines blur.

I want to get it back out into the world now. A small press published it back before publishing was easier and cheaper. No, I didn't pay to publish but each copy of the book cost me $11, so that already made it an expensive book before earning any profit. I have my rights back, so I can publish it.

Rue the Day was never on Amazon and not widely available. I wrote it from start to polish in 4 months, and it's an intense story full of suspense, jealousy. and trickery.

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Front cover of the paranormal/urban fantasy book They All Died Smiling: A hand in the sign language "I Love You" sign blasts from a firey background. In the palm are symbols, including a pentacle. Thte cver reads: Ronda Jean Del Boccio, An unwanted gift, a hypnotic collusion, a demonic coersion, They All Died Smiling, Reluctant Demon Hunter Series
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Book Review of Urban fiction Novel The Middle Step by Denise Pattiz Bogard

Welcome back to another Write On Purpose book review. I review  well-written books, highlighting what makes each good from the reader’s perspective and what writing skills and techniques make it an irresistible read. Thus, each review serves both writers and readers.

I will honestly say that I don't read a whole lot of mundane books. By that I mean books set in the real world in ordinary times. I read a lot of fantasy, suspense, cozy mystery, thrillers and the like. I generally like to try on new realities better than delving into the gritty underbelly of this one.

That said, I also like to read a variety of genres, and I make it a point to read a few each year that are far outside my norm. I can always gain insights into life, try out new authors, glean new perspectives, and hopefully learn something from the writing that helps me hone my own craft.

So before I share my review along with a few hints for authors, here is more about the book., starting with the help wanted ad that opens it:

"HELP WNTED:

A woman to live with and care for four teenage girls in a residential home, to serve as foster mom and guide the girls through the academic and emotional challenges of high school. Master's in Social Work preferred."

- Excerpt from The Middle Step by Denise Pattiz Bogard

The Middle Step by Denise Pattiz Bogard

The Middle Step by Denise Pattiz BogardThe Middle Step is set in an inner city community just outside of St. Louis. It's a place where religion and race and poverty and lack of education all converge. The headlines don't often describe how these things can cause life to be difficult for the youth trying to grow up among such strife. Denise Pattiz Bogard tells a wonderful fiction story about what life is like inside the confining borders of the inner city.

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7 Tips for a Successful Author Book Signing Event

Meeting your potential (and current) readers in person is a big deal. Book signings can either be a roaring success or a dismal waste of time. It all depends on how you the author approach it.

I've done a few author book signing events, and in fact I'm on a committee planning Meet the Author Day at the Kimberling Area Library in Kimberling City, Missouri. Here are some things I've witnessed.

Some authors come:

  • Having only a box of books and no table covering.
  •  Stacking books on the table in an unappealing manner.
  •  Sitting behind the table, waiting for magic to happen.
  • Wandering around talking to other authors instead of connecting with readers.
  • Having no way of making change or taking credit cards.
  • Making customers use coins instead of rounding that .95 up to the next dollar.
  • Not asking questions or talking with potential customers.

If any of these describe you, then you  will want to read this article and plan for your next event.

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