Blurb: In a Ruby Red Christmas, Delilah Hall crafts a heartfelt tale of love that defies time. In a story set in both the past and the present, the reader gets to unravel the love story of Lucy and John and what pulled them apart.
Once deeply in love. Then separated by the twists and turns of life, each of them carries with them a lifetime of experiences. Each of them has had a family and a full life that was happy. But what about those unfulfilled dreams they'd shared so many years ago?
When their paths cross unexpectedly, all those memories come back. We get to see how two people pulled apart can find each other again, and what that looks like in the present.
One of our hi-lo (high interest/low reading level) series for older adults. While these heart-warming tales can be enjoyed by anyone, they are specially crafted for people experiencing cognitive impairment such as dementia. Short sentences, paragraphs, and chapters make for a pleasant reading experience.
People may enjoy these books on their own, with a loved one, or in a group setting. Each book contains illustrations throughout. After each chapter, there are general discussion questions to encourage engagement and connection.
1. Did your environment or upbringing play a major role in your writing, and did you use it to your advantage?
Yes! I was raised in a family full of writers and I was lucky enough to be encouraged at an early age to follow my writing.
2. Please introduce your genre and why you prefer to write in that genre?
A Ruby Red Christmas is a later-in-life romance that I wrote recently, I normally write blue collar/smalltown romance but had been playing around with this idea for several months and when I found out about Lilac Arch Press’s call for submissions for their older-adult line, I thought this story would be the perfect fit!
3. What has been your most rewarding experience with your writing process?
For me, the most rewarding part of the experience has been getting to meet the people who buy my book. The people who look at the cover, read the blurb and think they would enjoy the story that I wrote.
4. What positive piece of advice would you give to other authors?
risks! You will learn more from trying things than you ever will from just
studying. I’ve tried a lot of things, and failed at a lot of things, but along
the way I’ve learnt so much!
Along with that, build your connections. Talk with other writes, share your writing, get feedback, and put yourself out there!