Ruby Moseley

Picture of Ruby Moseley for March 2022 NewsletterHi there!

Welcome to our once-a-month newsletter. I’m thrilled to be able to connect with you here!

Happy First Day of Spring! I’ll bet you thought it would never come! Personally, March 20th is my favorite day of the year.

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Historical facts. I like to share facts or trivia from the past. A meaningful subject to consider is mental health and how it was viewed and treated in the late 19th century.

Melancholia was the term used on and off for centuries to describe a mood disorder with sadness, grief, and fear. In the 19th century, it was considered incurable. Treatments back then included blood-letting, enemas, water immersion, straight jackets, and even forced lobotomies. Patients were locked in lunatic asylums or jails, or shunned and left to homelessness and poverty.

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Please pardon the mess; we’re under construction. I’m borrowing this phrase to apologize for any possible mistakes in our recent newsletters. Thanks for being so understanding. :>)

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If we’re new friends, I should tell you about myself. I share our Round Rock, TX home with a ‘number-crunching’ accountant named Bob (RK.) We just marked our 43rd anniversary.

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My debut novel, Etch of a Promise, is a historical fiction love story set in 1880s Germany. UPDATE: I just sent the fully-edited manuscript for formatting and printing! The most crucial yet lengthy stage of a well-written story is editing. Those months are behind for Etch of a Promise, which is on the “conveyor belt” of production.

Would you like me to send you some trial covers, to choose which looks best? I’ll always look for your input on the books from here on out!

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I love reading historical fiction! It helps me appreciate the lives that people from the past lived. I want to share a good book with you each month.

In Search of our Mothers’ Gardens, a series of short stories. Alice Walker shares stories on becoming a writer and concepts she learned from other women-writer role models. I learned so much from this book! I underlined this quote because it means so much to me and explains my own sentiment on looking into my ancestors’ lives:

Walker said about writing a true story from her mother’s life, “In that story, I gathered up the historical and psychological threads of the life my ancestors lived, and in the writing of it, I felt joy and strength and my own continuity.”

I so identify with her. I wrote a fiction story in Etch of a Promise, but I found insight and identity to write about the conditions of my ancestors’ lives.

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My friend, I hope you enjoyed March’s ‘Writerly Wramblings,’ a once-a-month email. In the future, I might ask for input on one of the stories I’m writing, or perhaps I’ll need to take a vote on the cover design for Etch of a Promise. And, as a subscriber, you’ll be the first to know about contests and giveaways that will be coming soon!

A book without readers is a lonely story. I’d be honored if you’d share the first chapter of Etch of a Promise with a friend. Please send them to my website, www.rubymoseley.com/, where they can sign up.

Warm wishes and big hugs,

Ruby

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I am a historical fiction author, mental health advocate, and blogger. I recently released my first book in the historical fiction series, Etch of a Promise, in November 2022. To read a free chapter, go to www.rubymoseley.com.

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