Wednesday, November 30, 2011

RaShelle Workman and her debut novel, EXILED!

I met RaShelle Workman a couple years ago online and we became instant friends. Then I got to meet her when she came to my book launch of THE HEALING SPELL at The King's English bookstore in Salt Lake City, Utah. She is a sweetheart! I was so touched and thrilled that she came to my book signing event. And now I'm very pleased to help her launch her new YA fantasy! (Fun questions below!)

 Stubborn, sixteen-year-old Princess Venus of Kelari wants one thing, to become immortal, that is, until someone exiles her to Earth, kills her irrihunter and takes her family.

Now she wants revenge.

First she’s got to get home. But before she can return to Kelari, the Gods have commanded her to help an arrogant boy named Michael find his soul mate. Only she doesn't know the first thing about love.

Rather quickly, her inexperience with human emotion is obscured by other matters—alien-controlled psychotic teens that are out to kill her, and a government group that is set on capturing and dissecting her.

Worst of all, Venus will suffer a painful death-by-poisoning, thanks to Earth’s atmosphere, if she remains on the planet longer than one week. Still, Venus is a Princess and she's got a plan. Surely, with her help, Michael will fall in love with a human.

But time is running out and Michael is falling for the wrong girl—

You can purchase the book on Amazon: 


RaShelle Workman lives in Utah with her husband, three children and three dogs. When she gets a quiet moment alone, she enjoys reading about faraway places. And, in case you were wondering, yes, she does believe there is other life out in the Universe.

twitter: RaShelleWorkman!/RaShelleWorkman

Kimberley: What do you love most about YA novels, and fantasy especially? 

RaShelle: I love creating new worlds, new ways to live, and think. It’s a lot of fun. As for what I love most about YA, it’s the opportunity to delve into one of the most exciting points in a person’s life. Everything changes, becomes new and exciting, especially romance and love. 

Kimberley: What is the significance of the butterflies on your fabulous book cover? And who created/designed the cover for you?

RaShelle: The butterflies represent change – like a caterpillar changing into a butterfly – Venus’s people go through a similar transformation at the age of sixteen. And Venus wants nothing more than to become immortal (her change). She believes her life will begin then. 

As for the cover, a genius of a graphic designer, artist, etc… by the name of Steven Novak designed it. You can find him here.

Kimberley: What are you working on now? 

RaShelle: Right now I’m working on book 2 in this series (there are three total), BEGUILED, which will be released May 2012. And then book 3 will come out in November 2012 and it’s entitled DOVETAILED.  

Kimberley: You have sure been busy writing, girl! How has your experience been managing all the components of publishing yourself: the editing, production, design and printing through Smashwords? Will you do it again? 

RaShelle: The experience has been incredible. It’s time consuming, but worth it. I’ve met fans from all over the world – from Africa to Denmark… from England to Texas… from Canada to Florida. It’s been amazing. I’d do it again and I will be. My books are releasing through Polished Pen Press, my publishing company. I also have three other authors who’ll be releasing under my company in 2012.

Kimberley: So not only are you a writer, editor and marketer, but now you’re a Publisher! Congratulations


RaShelle Workman said...

Kimberley - Thanks for interviewing me and hosting Exiled today. =D

Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

OF COURSE, darling girl!! I hope it brings you some new readers!



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