The Author’s Corner

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Title: Yesterday Is Today  * Author: N.O.

Release Date: July 2015

Bio: Eleanor M. Richardson, who writes under the pseudonym N.O. (None Other), is a native Baltimorean.  N.O., at the sweet age of 72, considers herself a late bloomer as an author. Spending time with her two daughters, Linda Walker, Tasha Richardson, soul-mate Thomas Boyd, other family members, and close friends is highly cherished.

Yesterday Is Today frt cover

 

What was the impetus for writing this book?

It’s somewhat exciting to discover that I have talents, and capabilities that were not visible to me until now.  After the release of my first book, I wanted to outdo the novel by writing another.

 

What surprised you about the development of the book?

It flowed much smoother that the first novel.  I found myself not wanting to end the story.  So, the saying practice makes perfect is certainly true.  In other words, the more I write, the better I should become at doing it well.  And with each new book, my goal is to be better.

 

For what audience is your book written? 

For those individuals eighteen and older, and without nationality limits.

 

What one thing do you want the reader to remember forever?

That although there are times of gloom and darkness around us, there’s also sunshine after the rain.  Life is great.  Love, caring, faith, and understanding will carry one over the hurdles that time may present.

 

Any advice for aspiring writers? 

Don’t be discouraged.  There may be many who will not lend a helping hand, and others who have made it in this competitive industry who have forgotten that someone helped them to get a foot in the door.  Also, there have been numerous individuals who shared with me their urge to write a book, but never followed through.  Procrastination will hinder you from accomplishing your goals and dreams.  Never let others deter you from your focus.  If you are willing to invest the time and energy, it can and will happen.  Remember that you are never too old—or that it is too late—to record your thoughts and feelings; that may potentially develop into a manuscript.

 

What’s next on the horizon for you?

I plan to record my books on CD.  Also, I would like my novels turned into stage plays, and even big screen movies.  That would surely be another blessing.

 

List other books you’ve written.

Currently, I only have two books to my credit, “Silent Cry” (2014) and my new book, “Yesterday Is Today” (2015).

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