#RWISA “RISING” WRITER! #RRBC

Each month we will profile one RWISA “RISING” WRITER!  Each RRW will have a specially created 1 minute video clip, profiled and promoted here during their month.  Each RRW will also receive a special announcement during the RAVE WAVES “BUY THE BOOK” segment of their highlight month.

Please join us in the high-profile promotion of this rising star thru-out the literary stratosphere, by visiting their author page and author showcase and leaving your comments.  Don’t forget to share this page and all their other profile pages from the RWISA site, on each of your social media forums.

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RWISA “RISING” WRITER FOR OCTOBER, 2017

AUTHOR, MICHELLE ABBOTT

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Excerpt from gay romance “MOTORBIKING.”

I hear the rumble of his motorbike before I see him. I check my watch. He’s late today. Not that I’ve been stalking him, much. Well, only for a week, and today is the day that I pluck up the courage to talk to him, I think. He pulls up outside the coffee shop, his long legs draped over his powerful bike. He takes off his helmet. His honey coloured hair is short these days. Back when we were at school he had thick curls and I used to love tangling my fingers in his hair. He strides into the coffee shop. I wait for a minute and then follow behind him. He places his order for a caramel latte. Good choice, I order the same. He pulls out his credit card. His hands are much bigger than they used to be back when he was eight. He still has beautiful long fingers and I can’t help noticing that his fingernails are short and neat. I sneak a sideways glance at him. I wonder how many boyfriends he’s had over the years. I wonder if he’s dating seriously now and I selfishly hope he isn’t.

I’ve never quite got over Daniel Grey. Crush, infatuation, call it what you will but he rocked my world when I was a kid. He was the only gay kid I knew at school. Looking at him now he wouldn’t so much rock my world, he’d shake it to death. He’s grown up, and out. About two hundred pound of solid muscle I’m guessing, plus an eyebrow piercing and arms covered with colourful ink, and that’s just the parts that I can see. I can’t think about the parts of him I can’t see, not here in the queue, I’ll save that for fantasy fodder for when I’m alone.

He takes a seat over by the window. There’s an empty table next to his. I will the barista to hurry with my drink so I can grab the empty table before someone else does. When my coffee arrives, I almost spill it in my hurry to get to the vacant table. I plonk myself down and glance at him. Shall I be subtle? Or just outright ask him out? It’s not like we’re strangers. Okay, it has been fourteen years since we last saw each other. Fourteen years since he left school with no explanation. But still, we’re far from strangers. I’m over thinking this. He’s reading a book. “What are you reading?”

His gaze darts to me, and then returns to the page. “Stephen King.”

A smile spreads across my lips. “And there was me thinking you might be reading a gay romance.”

“What?”

He has a scowl on his face, which is actually kind of cute on him. Perhaps he doesn’t recognise me, I guess I have changed a little since school. I hold out my hand, although really I’d much rather rest it on his thigh. “I’m Toby, remember me?”

He ignores my hand. “No.”

“We were in the same class at Merton Primary school.”

His gaze returns to his book. “Never heard of it.”

Frowning, I take a sip of my coffee to wet my dry throat. I’m not mistaken, it’s definitely Daniel Grey, I’d never forget his face. Besides, I just feel it. I can feel it’s him. It’s unusual for someone to forget their primary school, but not impossible. “Let’s try again. I’m Toby,” I hold out my hand once more, “and you are?”

“Leaving.”

He stands, knocks back his drink and strides out of the coffee shop, leaving me wondering what the hell just happened.

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Each of our awesome RWISA Authors will have their own month to shine, right here in the RWISA “RISING” WRITERS forum!  You could be next, so ensure that you are supporting this RRW!

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  1. Congrats, Michelle:)

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  2. Congratulations, Michelle for being the Rising Writer for the month of October. I have read two of your books and looking forward to reading your other books.

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  3. I am so thrilled to see you here in this Rising Writer spot, Michelle!! Love the video.

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  4. harmonykentonline October 11, 2017 — 9:13 am

    Congratulations, Michelle! Have a fantastic month! 🙂

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  5. Congratulations, Michelle! You deserve this recognition and spotlight. Have a wonderful day!

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  6. Congrats, Michelle! I read Jem and loved it! Just Stay is on my TBR. I can’t wait to get to it. 🙂

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  7. Congratulations Michelle! Enjoy the spotlight!

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  8. Michelle – A sizzling & intriguing excerpt!

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  9. Congrats, Michelle! UP, UP, and AWAY!

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  10. Just viewed Lynn’s trailer. Conratulations, well done!

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  11. Just watched Lynn’s trailer – nicely done, congratulations!

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  12. CONGRATULATIONS, Lynn. This honor is so deserved!

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  13. I almost missed this stop! Hi Lynn, congratulations on your September 2016 RWISA RISING WRITER win. I hope it was a rewarding month for you.

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  14. Congratulations, Lynn! Enjoy your month in the spotlight! 🙂

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  15. Congratulations, Lynn on be selected RWISA Rising Writer for the month of September. Enjoy your month.

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  16. Congratulations, Lynn. Enjoy the spotlight and the recognition!

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  17. harmonykentonline September 8, 2016 — 9:55 am

    Congratulations, Lynn!! Have a GREAT month! 🙂

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  18. Congratulations Lynn enjoy your month in the RWISA hot seat!

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  19. CONGRATULATIONS! What a wonderful honor you so richly deserve, Lynn.

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  20. Congratulations to Lynn for her September Rising Author spotlight!

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  21. Congratulations, Wendy! Sharing… 🙂

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  22. Congratulations, Wendy – albeit one day late – I’m fairly new to RRBC and still tries to find my feet, but it has been great to be part of such an enthusiastic book club. I wish you every success with your publishing endeavours in future.

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    • Thanks Maretha,
      I appreciate you stopping by.
      I’ve just received the excellent news – my book, Hieroglyph, has won another award, the silver medal for Children’s/Teens in the Readers’ Favorite Book Awards.

      Best wishes,
      Wendy

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      • Congratulations Wendy! You must be proud and very excited. It’s always exhilarating to hear good positive news about one’s books, all the more so when one begins to break into the tough children’s book market! All the best

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  23. Shirley Harris-Slaughter July 7, 2016 — 7:05 pm

    Congratulations Wendy! Very Nice. You must be proud.

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  24. reanolanmartin July 7, 2016 — 2:26 pm

    Congratulations, Wendy!

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  25. Awesome, Wendy! Congrats and best wishes. 🙂

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  26. Congratulations, Wendy! Love the video!!

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  27. Love this idea!! Congrats, Wendy!!

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  28. Congratulations, Wendy. Look forward to picking up one of your books. This cool video is another great product from 4Wills Publishing.

    Thanks Nonnie for all you do for this unique enterprise. It’s a pleasure to be in the company of these talented people.

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  29. Congratulations, Wendy! This is fantastic and well deserved for sure! 🙂

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  30. lynnhobbsauthor July 6, 2016 — 2:36 pm

    Congratulations Wendy! 🙂

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  31. Congratulations, Wendy!! It is an honor well-deserved. I absolutely loved reading Lodestone Book 1: Witch-Hunt. Great writing. I look forward to reading more of your many books.

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  32. Allison Williford July 6, 2016 — 12:47 pm

    Congrats, Wendy!

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  33. Congratulations, Wendy — the recognition is so deserved! You are an amazing writer, and your life story is just as stunning. I look forward to spotlighting you on Twitter!

    Thank you Nonnie for this lovely way to feature RWISA writers — brilliant as always!

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  34. Congratulations, Wendy – an honour truly deserved! I can’t wait to get into your books. I smiled when I saw Joy’s question about what’s next… what we know for sure is that Nonnie’s next idea will be fantastic… seat belts on, everybody!

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  35. Wow Wendy! Congratulations on your month to shine as our RWISA RISING WRITER! The trailer said it all. What a profoundly, and beautiful way to profile our RWISA authors, Nonnie. This is simply great! What next Nonnie?! :D.

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    • Joy and I have this little running Q&A and it makes me smile each time it happens. I come up with something new to profile our awesome members and Joy asks: “What next, Nonnie?” Joy, if I could only answer that with some profound response. But, since I can’t, I will have to leave it at simply: “We’ll just have to wait until the next time to find out!”

      Thanks, guys, for supporting Wendy thru out her special month! Wait until it’s your turn!

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    • Thanks Joy,
      You are so right – Wow!
      We are blessed to have Nonnie inspiring us.

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  36. Yay, Wendy! 😀 Congratulations, not only on being a RWISA rising author for July, but also the very first one! 🙂

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  37. harmonykentonline July 6, 2016 — 8:22 am

    Congratulations, Wendy!! Way to go! Enjoy your month 🙂

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  38. WAY TO GO, WENDY! You’re on the rise!

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