April 12, 2012
-- Today marks the online release of Meryl’s Commitment. The eBook, conceived and written by the author during a hiatus from editing a second novel, took on a life and mind of its own, demanding that the author follow it through to its end.
Meryl’s Commitment is a short novel (approximately 175 “pages”) that follows a young career woman faced with her first significant challenges in life. Torn between her personal responsibilities to career and family and the temptations of an intriguing and delightfully handsome business tycoon, Meryl discovers her true self, finding love and a new future. Readers who may have forgotten how stressful and bewildering those first few years of adulthood were will find much in the character of Meryl to remind them of their own past.
"I am thrilled to release Meryl’s Commitment as my first novel and as an eBook," says Simmons. “I never imagined that what started as a lark would take me down this path. I borrowed many of my own career experiences including several painful first steps on that road to breathe life into the protagonist. We all have challenges placed in front of us and we all solve them in different and often unforeseen ways.
Meryl’s Commitment is available for purchase as an eBook at http://www.smashwords.com
and at http://www.amazon.com
for the price of $0.99.
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Rona Simmons recently retired from thirty years in the world of corporate finance to pursue the call of her long suppressed creative side, including creative writing and photography. Though having written countless memos, letters, and reports and published business articles throughout her career, she is enjoying the freedom and creative aspects of fiction. In one short year, she has published two articles, one showcasing her photography, completed and published one short novel, and is working on the second draft of a general fiction novel. She lives with her husband outside Atlanta, Georgia on eight wooded and landscaped acres that provide inspiration for both her writing and photography.
For additional information on the book or interviews, contact Rona Simmons at rona_simmons@
bellsouth.net or visit http://www.ronasimmons.com