Love or Lust III (According to Rhanna)

Love or Lust III (According to Rhanna)

by Tjitze De Jong


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781466466180
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/16/2011
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.47(d)

About the Author

As soon as I was able to read, which was at a pretty early age, I devoured books and at nineteen I landed myself in paradise by becoming employed in a bookshop.

Inspired by meeting authors, I picked up pen and paper and experimented, writing in my mother tongue, the ancient Frisian language. A newspaper published some poetry, twice I won the Rely Jorritsma award for short stories and for a students' magazine ('De Harpe' published by the Students' Society 'Bernlef' in the city of Groningen) I started to write book reviews and co-organised many evenings with renowned authors. All of the above resulted in an invitation to join in co-editing the literature magazine 'Hjir'.

Gradually more publications followed, including a novel:
'PIZZA'S OF BOEREMOES' (Koperative Utjowerij, Boalsert, FR, 1988), ISBN 90-6570-197-4.

In the meantime I had left the world of book trading behind in the knowledge, that I could surround myself with books and literature by other means and in 1989 life changed drastically: I graduated as Social Worker and emigrated to the spiritual community of Findhorn, Scotland. Involvement with people took over from books and literature.

Two full decades later, during the winter of 2009-2010 a friend wished to explore her creativity through writing and I volunteered to help her along the way, set up a schedule for a novel: 12 chapters, characters and their development, geographical location and we started writing. Circumstances changed and I ended up finishing the novel myself within three months. The well of creativity had been awakened once more with two big differences:

Pen, paper and type-writer have been replaced by laptop, memory sticks and the like.

I am much more deeply affected by my characters and their predicaments up to the point that I find myself sobbing in front of the screen at times, simultaneously enriching the written material.

'LOVE OR LUST I (according to Charlotte)' was born.

Two months after completing the novel I knew the story was not finished as yet. Just before Christmas 2010, whilst performing cancer treatments in Wales, book three finished under showers of tears. Its main character rose straight from my heart and soul.

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