Aspinwall woman's first book takes turn toward supernatural
Rochelle Chase turned to the supernatural for her first book.
“The Gentle Extortion,” released by Tate Publishing and Enterprises LLC, is available online.
The book by the Aspinwall author tells the story of a girl who learns she has to power to start fires after being struck by lightning and a girl who befriends her.
The two decide to use her power to earn money.
Chase decided to turn to writing while searching for a new job.
“I was going crazy, and I needed to do something to occupy my mind,” Chase said.
Though she had never considered writing before, she said she always has felt comfortable with the written word.
“I've always been good with a pen in my hand,” Chase said.
Chase said her love of writing letters to people led her to write a longer story. She said she thankful for her friends and family who gave her feedback and encouraged her to pursue the book's publication.
“It was their interest and their support that made me say “OK, let me try to get this thing published,'” Chase said.
As she works to promote her first book, she is thinking ahead to her next.
She said she would like to continue the stories of the characters in “The Gentle Extortion” and already has started putting some those ideas together.
Tom McGee is an associate editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 1513, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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