Sunday, September 27, 2009

It's Not Too Late to Revisit, Revive Dream

Click on the newspaper to read my article in the Sunday,
Sept. 27 edition of the Memphis Commercial Appeal.


Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Linda Rettstatt
Writing for women--
Stories of strength, love,
humor, and hope.

Autumn, 2009 Newsletter

Dear Friends and Family,

2009 has been quite busy. Many of you are wondering what I’ve been up to and when the next book is coming out. I know this because several of you have emailed repeatedly, asking,
“When’s the next book coming out?”
I’m very pleased to announce the September 1 release of
The Restoration of Abby Walker
from Wings ePress.

Abby Walker Mulgrew is counting on two things to breathe life back into her marriage: the Alaskan cruise she and her husband, Wil, have planned, and the see-through negligee she has purchased for the trip.

Within the first twenty-fours hours of the cruise to celebrate her twenty-fifth wedding anniversary, however, Abby receives the one gift she least expects.

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Two other novels have been contracted by Champagne Books for publication in 2010. Next Time, I’m Gonna Dance is scheduled for January, 2010 release, and Shooting Into the Sun will be available in May, 2010.

In other news, my new contemporary romance novel, Wake-Up Call, is now under the representation of Anita Melograna, agent with
Crosswind Agency.

My article, It’s Only Too Late If You Don’t Start Now…, will be published on Sunday, September 27 in the Memphis Commercial Appeal My Words column.

And I have a new roommate. Her name is Olivia. She weighs nine pounds, prefers Fancy Feast, and sleeps just about any place she desires. Yes, I am now owned by a cat. Actually, I rescued her, then she returned the favor. She’s being very gracious, so far, in allowing me free range of the apartment. But things could change at a moment’s notice if I don’t clean the litter box on time!

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While you’re waiting for the next new release, kick back and enjoy any of these books available from Wings ePress, Inc. at: or at
This is also a great time to do your early Christmas shopping!

(Signed copies are available directly from me upon request.)

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Writing tip: Write every day. It’s not so important what you write as it is that you write. The jury is out among writers as to the validity of writer’s block. Some of us swear it doesn’t exist; others who have been caught in the quicksand of the inability to structure a meaningful sentence beg to differ. That’s not the point, though. The point is, to be a writer, one must write. You cannot always write what you want to write, but you can always write. Perfecting one’s skill requires consistency, practice, and the sharpening of one’s tools. So, write a novel, a short story, a poem, or a very descriptive shopping list.
Just write!


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I hope you have all enjoyed a relaxing summer.


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Passing of an Icon

Mary Allin Travers
I was saddened to learn of the passing today of Mary Travers. Mary was a driving vocal force with the folk trio Peter, Paul & Mary. I had the privilege of having met Mary several years ago when she appeared solo at a telethon to benefit Pittsburgh's Children's Hospital. As a part of the folk trio and as a solo artist, Mary devoted herself and her talents to encouraging social change and increasing awareness of injustices in our world. Over the past few years, Mary bravely battled leukemia.

Mary Travers was a generous, kind, and graceful spirit, and she will be sadly missed.
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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Celebrate the Freedom to Read!

September 26 through October 3, 2009 is national Banned Books Week. This event is sponsored by the American Library Association, the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, the Association of American Publishers, the American Society of Journalists and Authors, and the National Association of College Stores.

Events are scheduled at public libraries and bookstores across the country. You can participate in events that celebrate our freedom to read. For more information, visit the Banned Books website:

I personally believe that parents can and should exercise the right to determine the types of movies, music and print media to which their own children are exposed. But I believe that determination should rest with individuals and not be the result of a blanket decision made by a few on behalf of the whole. Please visit the website and decide for yourself if you can support the efforts to protect our freedom to read. If you peruse the list of books recommended for banning, you will not only find erotica and what some may consider pornography, but you will find many classic works and contemporary bestsellers.

If you are so inclined, I encourage you to find an event near you.

Happy reading!


Saturday, September 5, 2009


Click the cover to view my new video trailer for FINDING HOPE.