Author Interview Charter to Redemption Tour


1) How long have you been writing?

Since I was fourteen.

2) Is Charter to Redemption your first book? If not, please tell us a little about your first book.
Although I began writing my first book as a teenager, I didn’t finish it. My first was called Serpent’s Wall – from memory – and it was really a stepping stone for ‘Sassenach’ which I hope to share.

3) Why did you choose historical romance as genre for your book?
A: Love history. Love romance.

4) Do you have any advice for aspiring authors?
A: Keep going. Believe in yourself even when others don’t. From a young teenager I wanted to write. I have written numerous books, and I wasn’t accepted by a publisher until the age of forty six. Rejection never stopped me, because I love writing too much to quit.

5) Do you have any works in progress you’d like to tell us about?
The sequel toCharter to Redemption‘, which is ‘Consider the Ravens’. I’m doing a re edit on it. But readers will see something a little more crude, raw even, in ‘Sassenach’. It centres on a romance, but witch trials of Scotland and the reformed Scottish Kirk are a dark undercurrent. 

Charter to Redemption

photoTitle: Charter to Redemption

Author: D.J. Blackmore

Genre: Historical Romance

At the close of 1821, the penal colony of Newcastle looks to be every bit as black as it’s painted. Emma Colchester charters a ride to Australia with a promise of marriage to a man she has never met. But appearances aren’t always as they seem. And with a commitment unavoidable Emma learns that shackles are not always forged from iron.

Tobias Freeman longs for redemption and hope. After a rough journey to New South Wales, Tobias learns the rations, the regulations, and the reprisal.

But neither Emma nor Tobias expect the repercussions.

Author Bio

10177941_777460682284675_5383801900327037432_nD. J. Blackmore is a Hunter Valley, New South Wales author, born and raised. Her convict heritage and love of history have seen the author explore this in ‘Charter to Redemption.’ Yet is is perhaps Australian dogged determination has seen this debut author as a new name in fiction. Although amazon reviews reflect her work, it is pertinent to note that the author’s story is not unique, although her journey in writing has been. Numerous rejections never daunted the author, and many years after her dream was envisaged, so was the reality. Yet for all the countless doubts that niggle every writer who has lived in hope, it is humbling praise indeed when reviewer F. Stanford writes of ‘Charter to Redemption’ and Ms Blackmore’s work: “this could very well be the benchmark for the standard of modern-day classics.”

D. J. Blackmore is currently working on the sequel, ‘Consider the Ravens.’



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