Reno’s first children’s novel, The Secret Portal, was originally published in print through BeWrite Books in 2002. This was closely followed up with the sequel title ‘The Vampires Returns’ in 2003. Both books have received excellent reviews and helped Reno establish a worldwide fan base of both adult and children readers.
When she isn't writing gripping fantasy novels, Reno works as a professional content writer for websites, magazines and other media clients around the world. She has always enjoyed writing children’s fantasy novels, however the advent of ebook self publishing has given Reno the opportunity to take full control of the distribution of her next title, ‘The Sceptre of Zanafiar’.
Reno explains: “Being a published author was my childhood dream but after my first two novels were published in print I couldn’t wait to take my next novel straight to my readers. Ebook self-publishing has enabled me not only to offer my new novel to existing and new audiences, but to also offer my previous titles in an easy-to-read digital format."
Reno's latest title is certainly a page-turner, taking readers to the heart of Zanafiar (pronounced zan-a-fear), a very small world made up of three main continents: Malborious, Thalrak and Parthras. The novel centres upon the character William Dolman, who has spent most of his life in children’s homes feeling like an outsider. However, his life changes when he receives a mysterious parcel – a book with completely blank pages. In an adventure that is filled with excitement yet fraught with danger, William discovers not only a whole new world but also finds himself on a magical journey of self discovery where he learns who he really is and finally discovers his destiny.
Reno was also able to make her previous works available in ebook format thanks to the growing wealth of online self-publishing tools.She stated:
“There are a number of tools to help writers like me break into the world of self-publishing. I used http://www.myebookmaker.com to format my ebooks and then uploaded them to Kindle Direct Publishing on Amazon.com. All my books are now instantly available to a worldwide audience, it's fantastic.”
For a limited period of time, Reno has made the full text of ‘The Sceptre of Zanfiar’ available to read on her website http://www.RenoCharlton.com . The novel is also available to purchase in print, along with The Secret Portal and The Vampire Returns on Amazon.
Reno stated: “I have never lost my love for fantasy and magic and I think it’s great that authors like myself can use self publishing to follow their passions.”
More information on Reno Charlton, including links to purchase her novels, can be found on her website http://www.renocharlton.com or her author page at http://www.amazon.co.uk/