Vengeance Re-write

As stated in a previous post (a while ago), I am doing a re-write of my first novel, Vengeance. I started a discussion about it on my Create Space page on Amazon.

If you would like to see a different cover, I am open to suggestions. You, the reader, are the reason I write. I’m trying to gain some insight as to the motives of Angel and Joel in trying to get Fawn’s property. How were they affected by the Civil War and the emergence of their community as part of a new state? (West Virginia seceded from Virginia when Virginia joined the Confederacy. WV won its statehood on the grounds of taxation without representation.)

How does Angel’s chronically ill mother and too-busy-with-politics father impact her values and personality?

Share your thoughts with me. I value your thoughts and ideas. If you haven’t read the book, I apologize for the fact that I have no control over the pricing. It is only being sold by individuals who already own a copy. When the re-write is finished I will re-publish through Amazon and hope to have it available in print and e-book format.

I look forward to hearing from you.


Aleta Kay

Rewrite! Rewrite! Rewrite!

I recently got back the rights to my first novel, Vengeance. It took me over twenty years to write it and revise, revise, revise. I got sick of looking at it and wrote a hasty ending. Then I sent it off to a POD publisher who did absolutely nothing to promote it and put such a high price on it, no one would ever purchase it.

It took  me fifteen years to get the rights back, but now I have them. I will be doing a rewrite to make the story better. As I go through the process I will introduce you to my characters. It is a post Civil War novel set in West Virginia. The protagonist is a seventeen-year-old half breed (Cherokee/caucasian) who is suddenly faced with responsbilites she had never anticipated while struggling to find her true faith.

Follow me and let me know what you think. Offer suggestions if you like. Journey with me throught the process. I expect to have it ready for re-release by early summer of 2016.