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NOW IN PAPERBACK: TWO TEARS by Rita Smith

In anticipation of the release of its sequeal, 11th Dimension Press is proud to announce the release of the paperback edition of Rita Smith’s debut novel, TWO TEARS…

 

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Fiona’s head was spinning. The sudden illness, bombshell confession, and subsequent death of her beloved husband Bob left Fiona struggling to carry on. She couldn’t stand to be in the company of anyone. She couldn’t stand to be alone. Fiona longed to get away and, deep in her heart of hearts, she longed for a second chance at life. In the days following Bob’s funeral, Fiona found the opportunity she was looking for: tickets for the cruise she and Bob had booked in the weeks before he took ill. Her family disapproved, but Fiona was steadfast. She would travel alone on the cruise she planned to take with her husband. The cruise would prove to be a fateful journey. On the cruise Fiona met June, another solo traveler who, like Fiona, grew up in the U.K. and, much to Fiona’s delight, shared many of the life experiences that Fiona herself cherished. Over their evening meals, midnight coffees, and explorations into the world’s most exotic ports of call the pair became fast friends. All the while a nagging suspicion blossoms into a full-blown mystery as the uncanny parallels between June’s life and Fiona’s own life continue to emerge. The realization that at which Fiona eventually arrives is one that will resolve conflicts in her past, change forever her perspective on the love and life she shared with her husband, and bring Fiona the consolation she so desperately craves, the consolation she needs to carry her into her next chapter of life. Two Tears is a fictitious story of love and friendship wrapped up in the personal history of its author. It’s a journey through history and, at the same time, it’s a journey through a diverse landscape of emotions and foreign lands.

Coming Soon: Second Release from Canadian Author Rita Smith

11th Dimension Press is proud to announce RITA WRITES, a collection of anecdotes and opinion pieces

Rita Smith, Thorold, Ontario, is poised to release her second book, a collection of anecdotes and opinion pieces originally written for local newspapers. Rita’s collection, entitled RITA WRITES, will be available August 1st 2015 from the independent 11th Dimension Press.

Aside from her husband, lovingly referred to as Father o’ Flynn, Rita Smith is perhaps one of the most recognizable figures in the small Niagara Region community of Thorold. For most of the nineteen nineties Rita’s columns were a mainstay in the local newspaper offering common sense advice for common people’s problems and a good dose of laughter. RITA WRITES brings together all Rita’s favourites with vibrant and funny illustrations by Lauren Murphy-Larsen.

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Rita’s articles introduce her husband of many years, a man of many nicknames, many hobbies, and many lovable (?) quirks. Rita will also introduce you to her friend Hilda, or, rather, Harebrained Hilda who earned her nickname honestly. You’ll meet Rita’s children and grandchildren as she shares her adventures in everyday life. RITA WRITES explores many of the themes and challenges that face real families in real life with heart and humour.

Check-out Rita’s previews of RITA WRITES here!

RITA WRITES will be available August 1st 2015.

 

About Rita Smith
Rita Smith was born in 1935 and grew up in Glasgow, Scotland. In the early fifties, Rita immigrated to Canada In the early fifties when she secured employment with Canada Life Insurance Company before she married and leaving her employment to raise her children. Rita’s writing career began in 1997 when she won The Toronto Star First Column contest. She’s been writing ever since. Rita’s first novel, TWO TEARS, was published in 2014 by 11th Dimension Press.

For more information about Rita Smith, please visit his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorRitaSmith

NEW RELEASE: #KINDLE EDITION of TWO TEARS

11th Dimension Press is proud to announce the KINDLE release of Rita Smith’s TWO TEARS

 

Fiona’s head was spinning. The sudden illness, bombshell confession, and subsequent death of her beloved husband Bob left Fiona struggling to carry on. She couldn’t stand to be in the company of anyone. She couldn’t stand to be alone. Fiona longed to get away and, deep in her heart of hearts, she longed for a second chance at life. In the days following Bob’s funeral, Fiona found the opportunity she was looking for: tickets for the cruise she and Bob had booked in the weeks before he took ill. Her family disapproved, but Fiona was steadfast. She would travel alone on the cruise she planned to take with her husband. The cruise would prove to be a fateful journey. On the cruise Fiona met June, another solo traveler who, like Fiona, grew up in the U.K. and, much to Fiona’s delight, shared many of the life experiences that Fiona herself cherished. Over their evening meals, midnight coffees, and explorations into the world’s most exotic ports of call the pair became fast friends. All the while a nagging suspicion blossoms into a full-blown mystery as the uncanny parallels between June’s life and Fiona’s own life continue to emerge. The realization that at which Fiona eventually arrives is one that will resolve conflicts in her past, change forever her perspective on the love and life she shared with her husband, and bring Fiona the consolation she so desperately craves, the consolation she needs to carry her into her next chapter of life. Two Tears is a fictitious story of love and friendship wrapped up in the personal history of its author. It’s a journey through history and, at the same time, it’s a journey through a diverse landscape of emotions and foreign lands.