The Rhode Island Authors Showcase is back! Each day in November, I’ll be featuring a different RI author. Each post features a giveaway – a book, an anthology, or something else! All you have to do to be eligible for the daily drawing is leave a comment on the blog post. I’ll use a random number generator to pick a winner one week after the blog post (to give you time to catch up).
By commenting on each post, you’re also entered to win our bigger prizes: GRAND PRIZE is a $250 Amazon gift card, BONUS PRIZE is a $100 Amazon gift card, and the CHEER UP YOU WON SOMETHING PRIZE is a $50 Amazon gift card. The big prizes will be chosen, again using a random number generator, on December 7.
I have questions for the wonderful Yvette Nachmias-Baeu!
Where is your hometown? Hope Valley, Rhode Island
What genre(s) do you write? Historic Novel, Romance, Memoir, Non-Fiction
What have you written? Ledicia’s Key (2022), Best Friends (2018), Clara at Sixty (2015), A Reluctant Life (2012)
Who are some of your favorite authors? Toni Morrison, Anne Lamott, John Irving
What were your favorite books growing up? The Secret Garden, Catcher in the Rye, Marjorie Morningstar.
What do you like best about writing? The freedom to challenge myself and not be interrupted when I am expressing a thought. The solitude and finding out what I am actually thinking about.
What do find most challenging about writing? Getting the right tone, using the right words, developing the story, grammar, developing the form.
Where do you draw your inspiration? What captivates me at the moment. Life in general, history and my own life as well.
You’ve just been given the chance to collaborate on a book with Toni Morrison. What’s the title going to be? The Last Watch
Yvette’s latest book, Ledicia’s Key, is garnering acclaim! Read what author Cynthia F. Davidson (The Importance of Paris) has to say: “In Ledicia’s Key, Ms. Baeu’s poignant reprise of far-flung family ties, the author strikes centuries of chords across several continents. Here is the full symphony of humanity, played out in the sharps and flats of personal triumphs and political tragedies. The author reaches backwards and forwards through time to remind us of a hard-won intergenerational truth. Such a timely series of stories: about surviving genocide, displacement, armed conflicts, and the madmen of history as we grapple in the present with another modern-day tragedy, another wave of invasions, bombings, war crimes, and millions of refugees. As these tales so richly prove, ancestry is more than a DNA test. It is the preservation of wisdom and the prevention of amnesia.”
Note: I’ve added this one to my TBR list! You should, too. Better yet, leave a comment below for a chance to win a copy! Just tell us what period of time you would like to have lived in if you weren’t alive today.
Meanwhile, learn more about Yvette and her other books by visiting her website http://www.yvettenachmiasbaeu.com
Follow Yvette on Amazon! https://tinyurl.com/28cejzt2