When I was reading my memoir after the final edit, I was shocked that I was sharing my deepest thoughts and experiences about myself and my online dating experiences with the world. It didn’t occur to me how much I was “putting out there” about 14 months of my online dating experiences and my personal life. During the process of writing, learning about the market, and setting up an author platform, I discovered a whole new me.
Should we be calling Online Dating, “Online Introductions”? I have read over 100 articles and blogs about internet dating, but there is nothing like my book on the market. It has some spice and romance, but I wrote it knowing my Mom would be reading it. I describe a few of my online encounters which include a hook-up, establishing the foundations of friendships, exposing scammers, embracing companionship, and I added some of my quirkiness and perspectives on life.
I separated my story into two books for two reasons; the content is very different in each book, and I added the twist of my co-star writing his side of the story (in both books).
I am plowing through the how-to-do-it on my websites and social media on my own, so bear with me if things don’t look quite right.
A Shoebox House is available today and on Valentine’s Day as a freebie on Amazon.
THANK YOU FOR READING MY BLOG AND VISITING MY PAGE…
My book description:
FINDING A SPARK WHEN THE STAKES ARE HIGH
This is not a how-to book, nor does it provide online dating advice. A Shoebox House is a memoir of actual events, infused with the author’s thoughts and emotions. Her heart-felt account of her experiences is poignant, touching and sprinkled with spice and humor. Included in the book is Lyle’s story from his perspective. This new author chose to release Book One alone to gain critical feedback. Book Two will be available later in 2019.
BOOK ONE – ONLINE DATING
Rhonda Phelps delved into the world of online dating seeking companionship and romance. At 52-years old, she explored a dating world in which many of her friends were entangled. When sparks of passion started to ignite, her world was poised for pleasure. She and her internet boyfriend, Lyle, weren’t living in the past nor planning for the future; they were living for the moment. Energized by the summer sun, they were combatting loneliness and embracing life.
Rhonda’s innate ability to sense the emotions of other people, however, told her something was not quite right. One weekend in July after seeing Lyle, she became flustered and disoriented. Suspicion battled against reason and she was beginning to doubt her rational existence. Two days later – she was nudged near madness.
BOOK TWO – GHOSTED
Rhonda Phelps’s online dating odyssey continued as she recessed into the hollows of despair and mental anguish. Her friendships were jeopardized, and she felt like a fool. She desperately craved answers. Obsessed with redemption, she discovered the truth about Lyle as revealed through a series of emails, message logs, hand-written letters and internet research.
Now armed with the facts about her online boyfriend, where does she go from here? Will she find redemption? Will she discover what lies within the shoebox house?
It happens all the time!