Tag Archive: Grace Rellie – author


Do you dream of seeing your work published some day? Do you have a short story that needs a home and you’re thinking self-publishing may be the way? Ok, there are lots of places you can go to publish. Some are vanity presses where you pay to have your book in the hardbound/softbound format, print-on-demand or as an e-book. Other places will take your work for free and put it on their site. Still, there is the option of self-publishing your beloved story for money too.

All of the above options don’t follow the accepted form of the traditional agent/publisher route and therefore they all have the same thing in common. In order for these online sites to give you the respect your work deserves you must have a cover. With cover art, a whole new world opens up for you. For a time, many of these sites will give you free exposure on their Recently Published area. This could be you! It only will be you if you have a cover. No cover = no exposure and very little interest.

While the age old saying, “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” shouldn’t be true, it is. If you have a wonderful cover that sparks the imagination in some way, people are more likely to pick it up. When they read your synopsis, the deal should be sealed. That part is up to you.

Elizabeth Rye (who goes by the author name Grace Rellie) will read your story and let the images your words invoke lead her to a cover. She will not lie to you. It won’t look like all the other covers out there. She hopes that’s what you’re looking for, something that is unique and not canned. She firmly believes that a truly great cover is one that stands out in a crowd. It’s a cover that tells a story all by itself and lead the reader on a journey before they’ve turned to the first page.

Below are a few samples of covers she has designed for specific titles, one published on smashwords and the other soon to be published. If you are have a short story that you’d like to self-publish and are interested, please let me/her know and she/we’ll be happy to discuss completion times, prices and terms.

Cover Image - DJ Marcussen -The Tax Angelhttp://www.smashwords.com/books/view/420881

Bleeding Ice-COVER ART - Grace Rellie

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A World of Joy – Book Review

A World of Joy is a Christmas anthology of over twenty short stories written by writers across the globe whose simple wish is to spread holiday joy. Each story is charming by itself but taken together they represent all the gifts and all the wonders of the glittering Christmas world. As you flip through the pages, snow will twirl around you, lights sparkle through windows and the spirit of Christmas will be in the air. Inside gifts are being left under the tree, people you always wanted to meet are dropping by and hugs are being exchanged for flavorful aromatic cookies.

We hope A World of Joy will bring a smile to your lips as you journey through its pages and see that wishes do come true. This compendium of cheer is sure to brighten your holiday and remind you of that happy childhood feeling associated with tearing and shredding wrapping paper in anticipation of that long desired gift.

The goal of every writer is a work published. To see words we put to paper or blank screen on the page of a book that we can hold is a dear sight to us all. We long for that day and work constantly in hopes that tomorrow, next week, month or year will be that day. Today is that day for me. My short story, Weekend Wife is in this new book published by Grey Mouse Publishers under the name of Elizabeth Rye. I ts my turn to say,  “Yea, I did it! Im published!

 

Please pick up a copy of A World of Joy and enjoy reading from this collection of short Christmas stories. They have been specifically tailored to be wholesome and friendly to all ages and religions. You will find that they can comfortably be reading aloud to the whole family.

 

Available as a FREE download at the following locations on November 29th, 2013 (Black Friday):

  • Barnes & Noble
  • iTunes
  • Smashwords
  • Sony
  • Kobo

Please leave a review and let all these splendid authors know that their goal of holiday cheer was accomplished. As a fellow writer or a reader who appreciates the writing craft you understand how a few simple words does wonders for the soul. If possible, please drop me a line here and let me  know  what you thought of my short story. I had fun writing, Weekend Wife and I hope you will have fun reading it.

 

From all of us, thanks so much for your encouragement. You help make it all possible.

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