What’s this? A BLOG POST from Susie? But it’s been ages?
I know that’s what you’re thinking. Sigh. It has, indeed, been overlong since last I blogged. But I just needed to use this space to toot the horn for my good-great-fabulous friend Catie Cordero. Her debut novel Ramble & Roar released recently and I think YOU should read it.
I believe in this novel SO MUCH that I’m offering one lucky person an ebook copy sent from yours truly. All you have to do is comment below to be entered. Easy peasy.
I’ll draw a winner on May 29, 2018.
Now, I’d love for you to meet Catie who has so sweetly written a few words for you today.
If ever I go to a costume party, the character that I’m most likely to be is a flapper or Pocahontas. Because in my dreams, I’m either dancing in a speakeasy or exploring nature. Dreams are like that. However, when we open our eyes, the dream ends and reality begins again.
But once in a while, our most delightful dreams do become our reality. Over the last year, I haven’t woken up from my favorite dream of all: publishing books. It’s a dream that I’ve had since I was 10 years old. I would write poems and short stories for hours, hoping one day, maybe I’d share my words with the world.
I’m now 33 years old, and I’m releasing my debut historical fiction novel, Ramble and Roar. It’s an adventurous story about a debutante-turned-flapper named Eliza Belcourt who travels to New York City to pursue her dream of becoming a famous jazz singer. But her sparkling dream comes with a price, and the Irish mob is ready to collect. As Eliza grasps for success and love, she finds that her city of bright promise might offer only dazzling lies.
Ramble and Roar is an honest, daring story that captures the pleasure–seeking decade of the 1920s in all its glory and grit. This story was a fun challenge for me to write. It took years of research in order to capture it accurately, but I’m pleased to finally share it.
Now, all that’s left to do is to continue dreaming of the next adventure.
Catie Cordero is a lover of stories. She writes both adult and children’s fiction. She combines humor, adventure, and genuine characters into page-turning books that will resonate with readers long after they flip the last page.
She has a full and oftentimes spontaneous life with her husband and two kids. She enjoys her small hobby farm with a garden, chickens, a dog, and two cats.
In 2017, Catie founded her Indie Publishing company: Flywheel Books. The goal of Flywheel Books is to inspire wonder in its readers and create a love for reading.