Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Canadian Indie Author Rusty Blackwood Announces Recent, Upcoming Schedule Of Events For Release Of 5 Star Rated Romantic Fiction Novel, 'Willow's Walk'

Blackwood's latest 5 star romance novel follows 'Passions In Paris', a romantic fiction novel written in the tradition of Bram Stoker's 'Dracula' and 'What Dreams May Come'

Canadian Indie author Rusty Blackwood, author of 'Passions In Paris', has announced several new events and the upcoming schedule of events for the recent release of her new 5 star romantic fiction novel, 'Willow's Walk'.

On February 1, 2016, Blackwood was the guest author and speaker for the Thorold Writer's Forum, which took place at the Thorold Public Library. This was the first launch event in the lineup for the official Niagara launch of 'Willow's Walk'. She was honored to speak about her writing journey. She performed a reading from 'Willow's Walk'.

In addition, Blackwood was the only Niagara Indie author to be asked to sit on the first romance panel, "Love in the Afternoon", held in the La Marsh Room at the Niagara Falls Public Library on February 3, 2016. Other writers included Toronto Harlequin authors Jennifer Hayward and Stefanie London. It was an opportunity to discuss both traditional and independent writing, detailing the pros and cons of both forms.

Ms. Blackwood also announced that she will be appearing at Seaway Mall Coles in Welland, Ontario on March 12, 2016 between 1- 4:30 pm to sign copies of 'Willow's Walk'. She was also invited to appear at R&B Novel Teas, 4400 Queen Street #2, Niagara Falls, Ontario, to read from 'Willow's Walk', and to sign copies between 1 - 3 pm on March 26, 2016.

"With all that has been recently happening," Blackwood stated, "it can feel somewhat overwhelming, but I can handle it, and I have certainly waited a very long time to be able to say that. I have worked hard, but I'm a very determined person, and I have no intention in slowing down anytime soon. I recently did some new and exciting venues, all in keeping with the Niagara launch of 'Willow's Walk', and it was most interesting to be personally asked by the Niagara Falls library to sit on a romance panel with a couple of authors from the opposite side of the publishing coin. By this I mean standard publishing, as opposed to independent publishing, but it was all informative for the audience, and I believe for those of us on the panel as well. But as enlightening as it was, it has not changed my mind regarding the path I have chosen. 'Willow's Walk' has made me even more determined to continue the route I've chosen, and it is my hope that I will continue to write nothing short of 'Willow's' quality."

'Willow's Walk', follows the release of 'Passions in Paris: Revelations Of A Lost Diary'. Her first romantic fiction book is a sweeping saga written in the tradition of Bram Stoker's 'Dracula' and 'What Dreams May Come'. It has been compared to Erich Segal's 'Love Story' and Nicholas Sparks' 'The Notebook'.

'Willow's Walk' is a gripping new tale, certain to hold readers captive from the very first page. Set in the beautiful city of Ottawa, Canada in 2003, this touching story centers on the life and times of a woman determined to prevail at all costs, regardless of what is set before her, the result of which is certain to leave the reader reeling in its wake.

The path each person walks is entirely their own. The pitfalls along that path, as well as the way in which they are dealt with are entirely up to the individual. But Willow Sutherland Crosby walks a far-different path, and with her own agenda.

Abuse, deception, intrigue, and a never ending quest for happiness and love - will she find these, or will her blind determination be her downfall?

'Willow's Walk' has received a number of 5 star reviews from professional reviewers. Maria Beltran stated, "I highly recommend this book." Gisela Dixon said, ". . . I thoroughly enjoyed reading about the life of a person presented in such a wonderful manner."

'Passions In Paris' has also received rave reviews. Linkk Kula Kane said, "Passions in Paris I think stands its ground with these other powerful romantic stories like 'The Notebook' by Nicolas Sparks." Reader Fred Pifer stated that 'Passions', " . . .is a fascinating book of a love story that seemed to be written with me in mind. In the book 'Love Story' by Erich Segal, he told of a deep abiding love story that reminds me of Cullen and Joy’s in Ms. Blackwood’s book, but the twists of intrigue and mystery that she adds keeps the reader on edge throughout."

Information on the new romantic fiction release, including a new book trailer, is available at Blackwood's site on the 'Willow' page. Readers can download paperback and Kindle versions of both books at Amazon sites worldwide, including Amazon.ca.

Rusty Blackwood is available for interview in the Toronto and Niagara areas and can be reached using the information below or by email at writerrusty@hotmail.ca. More information is available at her website at http://www.rusty-blackwood.com.


Rusty Blackwood is a prolific Indie author of romantic fiction, short story comedies, contemporary and traditional poetry and children's books. Her first love is romantic fiction, but she crosses genres with ease.


Rusty Blackwood
Web: http://www.Rusty-Blackwood.com
Email: writerrusty@hotmail.ca