T.A. Rosewood – The Author
Jojo Moyes inspired new author, Traci to write her first novel.
Traci, who writes under the name, T.A. Rosewood, wrote her first short story when she was just thirteen years old, which was called, Looks Aren’t Everything.
During a GCSE English exam, Traci had to write a two-page short story; but, once she’d started writing, she ended up with a thirty-page document and was marked down for that English exam. That story was called The Runaway.
In her twenties, Traci began writing and publishing poetry but had to stop writing as her family and children grew.
Almost two decades later, in 2016, she was inspired to write again, when she met bestselling author Jojo Moyes at the open evening of Harts Books in Saffron Walden, Essex.
Traci and her husband went along to show their support for the new book shop in town and listened intently as Jojo Moyes described how it felt when her bestselling book Me Before You was turned into a Hollywood Film.
Jojo Moyes addressing the audience at Hart’s Books Opening.
At that moment, Traci turned to her husband and said: “I’m going to start writing again.”
That evening, she couldn’t sleep for excitement and come up with a fictional storyline for Reasonable Lies, which would highlight a sensitive women’s health issue.
Sadly, one month into writing her novel, Traci’s mum, was diagnosed with the same disease as the lead character in Reasonable Lies, which put an immediate stop to her writing, as it was just too painful to continue.
Thankfully, after two operations and eighteen months of treatment, her mum was given the all-clear, and she then encouraged Traci to continue with writing her book using her as research and inspiration.
In October of 2019, Traci and her Husband, Leonardo, attended the Harts Books ‘Meet the Author’ Event, to hear Jojo Moyes talk about her latest book, The Giver of Stars.
During questions, Leonardo raised his hand to thank both Jojo Moyes and Harts Books, explaining how Traci was inspired to write her first novel from Jojo’s first visit.
JoJo was first to applaud, leading to a round of applause from the audience, which then kick-started lots of follows on social media, requests from local book clubs wanting to read Traci’s book, and subsequently, lots of pre-orders for her first book, Reasonable Lies.
Family, friends, local businesses, people and the writing community continue to be incredibly supportive of Traci’s new venture.
Traci lives in North Essex.
Meeting Jojo again. (excuse my swollen eyes)!
This book is a must read! I thought as a new author it would be a run of the mill good read … surpassed my expectations immensely ….
Jane is a successful accountant married to Karl and they have teenage twins … life could not be any better than this. One day with a charity fundraiser going on at her work Jane finds out something devastating … she can’t tell the family .. this has to be her secret … for as long as it is possible.
While keeping her secret she meets a stranger who will be the rock she needs at this time .. someone who she is able to share the secret with! Secrets can only be hidden for so long …. they eventually come out! Will the secret be devastating to her family … You will have to read it to find out! You won’t be disappointed!
I was inspired to read this book after following the author on Instagram and every review I have seen has been 5 star.
I agree with all the reviews I have seen and describing this book in one word is…
I downloaded the ebook to my iPhone kindle app and read it in two days!
Thoroughly enjoyed – an emotional rollercoaster
Wow! What a book!
What a storyline!
I fell in love with the main character Jane and desperately wanted a happy ending for her and her loved ones.
At times it was heartbreaking but filled with uplifting moments too and one particular scene covered me with goosebumps as I was reading it.