Today, I’m thrilled to have debut novelist, Melanie Robertson-King, visiting me here at The World of Ashley Stoyanoff.
Thanks for hosting me, Ashley, to help me celebrate the launch of A Shadow in the Past.
Ashley: How can you describe your book in one sentence?
Melanie: When a contemporary teen is transported back in time to the Victorian era, she becomes A Shadow in the Past…
Ashley: This novel is set in Scotland. Will you always set your novels here?
Melanie: Not only did I set this novel in Scotland, but I set it in the area of Aberdeenshire where my father was raised. Currently, I have three other manuscripts in the works, two are set strictly in Scotland while the other takes place in Scotland, England and France – Paris specifically.
Melanie: Currently, I’m not working on anything (I shouldn’t say that, I’m touring around the world – virtually promoting A Shadow in the Past) but I’ll go back and work on the manuscripts mentioned in the previous question.
Ashley: In addition to doing this blog tour, what other methods have you employed to get your name and title noticed?
Melanie: In June 2011, I joined the ground-breaking author/reader group loveahappyending.com as an Associate Reader but in May of this year, I became one of their Featured Authors. The group has members scattered to the four corners of the world. Unfortunately, I couldn’t attend their first Summer Audience, in England, personally this year, but I did send promotional material.
I’m also planning on using local TV and radio to get my name and title out there.
I also have an extremely supportive independent bookstore owner here in Brockville who has been displaying promotional material for me all summer.
I maintain a website, blog and am on social media sites – Facebook, Twitter and Google+.
Ashley: Where can A Shadow in the Past be purchased?
Melanie: Online from my publisher 4RV Publishing, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Chapters, my website, and at Leeds County Books in Brockville, Ontario.
A Shadow in the Past
When a contemporary teen is transported back through time to the Victorian era, she becomes A Shadow in the Past…
Despite having difficulty coming to terms with her situation, Sarah quickly learns she must keep her true identity a secret.
She lives in Brockville, Ontario, Canada along the shore of the majestic St. Lawrence River with her husband, son and oldest grandson.
Want to know more about Melanie? Visit her online.
Blog: Celtic Connexions www.melanierobertson-king.com/wp02/
Author Page at 4RV: http://www.4rvpublishing.com/robertson-king-and-russell.php
Twitter: @RobertsoKing https://twitter.com/#!/RobertsoKing