Friday, 14 June 2019

It's published! THE WEDDING DRUMS

Hi All

It's out!

A novel set in 1917 Trinidad, with characters that will make your eyes stream, your heart break, and your arms reach out to protect them.

Two girls. Two arranged marriages. Two different paths. Both perilous.

The Wedding Drums is now on Amazon. Here is the link for the UK, but it is on all the Amazon territories, so you should find it in most regions in the world. If you go on Amazon books and type in The Wedding Drums by Marilyn Rodwell.

You will find that the paperback is available, as well as the ebook.

I hope you enjoy reading it after all this time waiting for the novel. Also your feedback would be much appreciated, on this blog, also review on Amazon. But please do not give away any of the plot which will spoil it for others.

Just to tell you, that the book came our on Amazon 9 days ago, and readers worldwide - USA, Canada, UK, Australia, and at the moment, a copy is in Egypt cruising down the Nile.


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Monday, 8 April 2019

Sneak Preview of the Basis of the Cover to THE WEDDING DRUMS

Hi All

Keeping you up to date with progress so far.

Well, it appears that the interior of the book is ready to go, thanks to Sarah of Goldcrest Books. But the book cover is yet to be finalised. I am being a little fussy here, because I would like you, my readers and customers to have a book in your hands that you want to pick up, read, tell your friends about, and KEEP! Yes, keep. Because the book cover will be based on an original painting of mine which I did when I was age 13, similar to the age of Amina and Sumati, main and leading characters in The Wedding Drums.

I am hoping that you will not want to give your copy of the book away, but keep it as part of a collection of similar novels, which I intend to use other paintings of mine. Apart from the story, the cover represents part of the unique nature of these novels.

Hope you don't have to wait too long now for the publication of The Wedding Drums.

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Saturday, 23 March 2019

Hi Everyone

Apologies for my absence.


The publishing process is quite time consuming as you can imagine. Reading through every word, every sentence, every paragraph, and chapter to the end, is only part of it. It seems to demand my attention again and again through the process, and at every stage. However, each time I re read it, I have enjoyed it immensely, and get lost in the story and the plight of the characters. I get anxious to see what they do next, end up in tears, or burst out laughing. Yes, I sometimes forget what is coming, because I become as engrossed in it as a first time reader!

Just to keep you up to date with the process -

I have been told that formatting is almost done, just a few tweaks left to do.

The book cover is the exciting part right now, and in the process of being created. I believe that covers are also important to the book and the reader. Some you want to pick up, others, you're not that keen on. I cannot wait to see the final version of the cover of THE WEDDING DRUMS. I am hoping that it will be based on the one I chose in the first place, which is an original oil painting of mine which I did as an early teen, at 13 years old. When you purchase the paperback, you will have a print of the original as yours to keep. Hopefully, the next one in the series will also utilise another original oil painting of mine, so you will have a collection of my paintings with the novels.

I will keep in touch and let you know when it becomes available is on Amazon. It should be a matter of a few weeks now.

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See you soon!

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Wishing you all a very happy 2019

Hello all



Some good news - My novel THE WEDDING DRUMS, set in 1917 Trinidad, will be published within the next few weeks, and will be available on Amazon. I intend to keep you all regularly up to date on here with information and pictures related to the novel, including recipes, as well as a few other of my interests.

Two best friends seeking freedom from arranged marriages, follow two very different and perilous paths.

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