News Release: New Saskatoon area novelist
signing books at Blessings
For Immediate Release ~~ Dateline - June 10, 2002-30-
Ruth Marlene Friesen
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Ruth Marlene Friesen, of Hague, Saskatchewan, will be signing her books at Blessings Christian
Marketplace on June 15, 2 - 5 pm. Her novel, Ruthe's Secret Roses, is set in Saskatoon, and a small
town called Kleinstadt, loosely based on Hague. Friesen's home town.
After many years of dogged writing, re-writing, and some rejections, Friesen, a live-in caregiver,
discovered Print-on-Demand, a new publishing trend on the Internet. In March she was able to publish
it in conjunction with BookLocker.com, where she gets a royalty of 35%. The highest available.
Ingram's, the largest book distributor in North America, has Friesen's book in their order system,
with the ISBN # 1--59113-067-0, which means any store can order it at discounts, but not on credit,
as it cannot be returned.
Friesen, who has taught herself web design and built up a domain to promote and give background on
the book, says, "These books arrive here in Saskatchewan in about 10 days, which as fast, or faster
than those from traditional publishers' warehouses."
Her first novel features a small town high school grad, who commutes to work in Saskatoon, but who
keeps her city friends a secret from her family and friends in her hometown. It also has a Mennonite
Grosz'mama, who speaks Low German.
Although the heroine is a good girl, and her city friends love her for the way she helps them in
their crises, Ruthe creatively evades her fears until her double-life catches up with her.
"This story is peopled with friends from my vivid and imaginative teen years when I had few
friends," says Friesen, a former SaskTel switchboard operator, as is Ruthe, the main character of
the novel, and now friend to many via this novel and the Internet.
NOTE: Online Media Kit includes; Sell Sheet, Author bio, downloadable author & cover
photos, Fact Sheet, Early reviews, Q&A Advisory, Request form for downloadable review novel, and
POD quizzes. Media Kit
This 466 page novel is available in soft cover and as a PDF e-book at http://www.BookLocker.com/books/642.html
Also as a 77 chapter html .exe book (in a choice of two backgrounds) from
Request Review e-Copy
Call (306)225-2138 for an interview.
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Roses available in softcover! Purchase it at
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