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Just to let you know that Lena's Nest is now out in paperback and I must say I am very proud of its appearance and quality (thank you to Indie-Go for your beautiful design and to Amazon CreateSpace for making it all so straightforward to produce). I'm also delighted by the great reviews I've had so far. Artificial Intelligence is making the news these days, with new announcements almost every day about such things as driverless cars and healthcare robots. As so often with new technology, there are some difficult decisions to be made here by society, and it's an area where we should all be as well informed as possible and able to make our views known. The recent TV series 'Humans' highlighted some of the issues very well. I'm sure we'll be seeing more of this kind of drama on mainstream TV.
I'm thrilled by the reviews I'm getting for Lena's Nest. One emerging consensus is that this book is not just science fiction - it has elements of psychological suspense and delves into philosophical topics like consciousness, the brain, the mind, and our notion of 'the self'. I'm also gratified that one reviewer picked up on the fact that Lena's 'times of blackness' were like a description of depression and echoed her own feelings in this state. That was exactly what I had in mind when I wrote it, so I was very pleased that it connected with at least one reader. I'm also glad that readers are enjoying Lena's Nest as an exciting story which some have said they are unable to put down. That's music to an author's ears!
I'm hoping that the paperback version of Lena's Nest will be out in the New Year.
I'm now working on another sci-fi novel, which again explores the themes of artificial intelligence and consciousness, but in a rather different way. I'm writing away at the first draft for NaNoWriMo, so please wish me luck, along with all the other authors who've set themselves the challenge of writing 50,000 words in the month of November. No easy feat.
If you liked Lena's Nest for reasons other than the sci-fi element, please check out my other novels. 'Alexa's Song', for example, is about an artist with bipolar disorder and the pianist with whom he falls in love. 'Charity's Child' is YA/adult crossover and tells the story of a young girl in a fundamentalist Christian church in the 1980s who falls pregnant and claims that the father of the baby is God. The truth is more shocking by far.
And for 11-13s - 'Coping with Chloe' is the story of twins Anna and Chloe, and deals in an age-appropriate way with grief and loss. However there is also plenty of humour, fun, friendship and first love. Check out Chloe's great reviews.
Thanks for reading - and many thanks for your support. You readers mean the world to us authors and we particularly appreciate those who take the time and trouble to write reviews.
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Great news - 'Lena's Nest' is now published and available to order, price £1.99. Discover the ever-increasing list of anomalies in Lena's life since she awoke from her coma - and join her in her desperate quest to cope with her new life, find her missing children and face the consequences of her robotics research.
Exciting news - my new science fiction novel for adults, 'Lena's Nest', is due to be published very soon. You can see details on my website at http://srg521.wix.com/mybooks
This is a novel dear to my heart as it combines my interests in fiction, women in science, and artificial intelligence (AI). It's also a novel about a woman hunting for her missing children. It's aimed both at traditional sci-fi fans and those who enjoy psychological suspense.
Click on 'photos' to see the fantastic cover Indie-GO have designed for 'Lena's Nest'.
5th October 2012 - and my new novel for adults, 'Alexa's Song', is now available on Amazon Kindle, UK price £2.54. It tells the story of Jake, an artist who has bipolar illness, and Alexa, the woman he loves. When Alexa marries Jake's brother Steve, Jake thinks he has lost her. But their story is far from over...
Alexa's Song has been published in time for World Mental Health Day on October 10th 2012, and will be reviewed on a blog focusing on books that deal with issues of mental health. Follow me on Twitter @Ros_Warren or see my Facebook Author page for further details.
Latest news as of 31/3/12 - my first novel 'Charity's Child' is now available on Amazon Kindle! This is a fully revised edition and tells the story of a 16 year-old girl who becomes pregnant - and claims that the father of her baby is God. The truth, when it is eventually revealed, shocks everyone, especially Charity's close friend, Joanne. 'Charity's Child' is suitable for anyone from the age of about 14 upwards.
Another exciting announcement: I recently signed up with Phoenix Yard Books, the publishers of 'Coping with Chloe', to write a new series for them, for 7-9 year-olds. I'm really thrilled to be doing this, for all sorts of reasons. More news here soon! (It will have robots, I can tell you that...)
My local writing group, Coventry Writers' Group, has published an anthology of poems and stories - all inspired by the city we love.
'Coventry Tales' came out on 7th November 2011 and we've been holding all kinds of launch events in and around Coventry, including a signing in Waterstones, Coventry city centre, on Saturday 12th November. Local shops are stocking our book, which can be ordered from Amazon in paperback form at £4.99 and in Kindle form at £3.82. The book will make a great stocking-filler for friends and family - anyone with any interest in Coventry past and present.
(My own contribution is a not-very-serious discussion of the Coventry ring road - entitled 'Wonders of the Coventry Ring' and based very loosely on the TV documentaries of a certain well-known physicist. If you've ever wondered what quantum theory has to say about taxis and white vans - now is your chance to find out.)
I write for both adults and children and my first children's book, 'Coping with Chloe', was published in March 2011 by Phoenix Yard Books. It's been getting great reviews and I'd like to thank all my readers who have written reviews on here. The story is told by Anna, whose twin Chloe has recently moved in and started sharing Anna's body. Why? Read it and find out - and discover what happens when gorgeous Joe falls in love with both twins and Chloe's presence starts to get very uncomfortable and frightening for Anna.
I've wanted to be a writer all my life but only started seriously writing novels when I took early retirement in 2006. I love the moment when your characters come alive and take over. I've got two grown-up kids, I live in the English Midlands and I enjoy walking, swimming, reading, theatre and making cakes.
In the past I've been a university lecturer and researcher in Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence, a tutor of English, science and maths, and briefly run my own gardening business. I also work as an editor and proofreader of other people's books.
Pease visit my author website at http://www.rosalie-warren.co.uk/. I blog monthly on the renowned Authors Electric website at http://authorselectric.blogspot.co.uk/. My editing website can be found at https://www.affordable-editing.com/.