Interview with Rena Romanov

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up near London, and this inspired my imagination, going to Madame Tussaud's, and feeding the pigeons in Trafalgar Square. I also enjoyed travelling by tube.
When did you first start writing?
About three years ago, when I was fed up with being stuck at home due to heavy snow, and my daughter was busy playing with her Lego.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I enjoy writing romance novels, and I also believe in the rights and equality of disabled people.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I know that I am creative, and I wanted to utilise that skill.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
It has given me confidence from the great reviews that I have received!
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Expressing myself!
What do your fans mean to you?
It is very flattering that people enjoy my work!
What are you working on next?
I would like to write a story about a strong woman going up the career ladder, or a story about a supply teacher.
Who are your favorite authors?
Lexi Revellian, Noel Streatfield, Marian Keyes, Sophie Kinsella and Alexander Mcalll Smith
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Writing, playing the piano, and the school run!
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I enjoy playing the piano, meeting friends, and taking my daughter to the park. I also do work with the elderly and disabled people.
Published 2013-08-30.
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Books by This Author

The Twice Man Continues
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Price: Free! Words: 4,030. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
This is a short story about two people who have difficult lives and want to escape them. When they meet each other they find that they have one thing in common which is Disability. Their disabilities draw them together, and they find that they become great friends and then lovers, however, they both are already taken.
The Twice Man
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Price: Free! Words: 2,640. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
This story is about a man who has a disability and is disillusioned with his wife, then one day he meets an inspriational woman in a park, and she changes everything.
The Skipping Rope
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Price: Free! Words: 3,290. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
This is a story of a village where there are strange goings on, and unfortunately some murders.
Sarah And Trudy
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Price: Free! Words: 5,250. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
A book about old schoolfriends, and how we aspire to be each other.
The Dishwasher Tablet
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Price: Free! Words: 870. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
This is an interesting story of a woman who is jealous of her friend, and resorts to nasty measures.
Seven And Six
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Price: Free! Words: 240. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
This is a humorous book about married and co-habiting life, it is a candid account! and maybe you can identify with it. It was written by Rena Romanov, who lives in New York with her sister Gretchen and enjoys photography and walking her pet poodle, when she is not writing stories for you!!!
#Cakeclub
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Price: Free! Words: 700. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
SCARY CAKES TO FAIRY CAKES This is a story about a group of people who belong to an online club that exhibits fantastic cakes. In today's world, there are forums and clubs for everything, and the world has gone cake crazy!!! from Birthday cakes to Novelty cakes, from Bad Taste cakes to Wedding Cakes!!! It is about their lives, and how they are all very different pe
Vampires In Trourqueland PART 3
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Price: Free! Words: 1,570. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
This is the continuing story of teenage vampires living in Trourqueland as it undergoes a revolution. The teenagers all lead normal lives and go to school like any other teenager, but they have a dark side where they catch humans and turn them into vampires.
A Smashwords Vampire Story Part Two - Vampires in Trorqueland,(A SMASHWORDS VAMPIRE STORY)
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Price: Free! Words: 750. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
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A Smashwords Vampire Story
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Price: Free! Words: 1,180. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
This is a story about some teenagers who become vampires, while their town in undergoing a revolution, and how they cope with it.
Poached Eggs And Honesty
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Price: Free! Words: 1,080. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
This is a lovely account of the life of a young woman who works in a cafe in Robinsville, and all the adventures that happen to her. It is by the same author as A New Year Story
TRUDI BLUE
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Price: Free! Words: 200. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » Feminist
This is an excellent book about school life, friends and competition. It has been a difficult book to publish as it has not configured properly a few times, but hopefully this is the last time I will have to load it. Otherwise I will have to have a strong coffee! I hope the Trisha Yates actress likes her picture, she was a hero of mine!!
The Right People
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Price: Free! Words: 2,150. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / New Experience
This is the story of how a man and a lady adopted a baby. They have lots of adventures and it is very exciting. I have had to change the title of this, for unforeseen circumstances. There may even be a second book!
Faffing About In 2013
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Price: Free! Words: 630. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Chick Lit
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A Forest Story
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Price: Free! Words: 1,420. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays
This is a childrens story that is set deep in a forest. It is about two people who run a forest club and the coats that they wear are telling the story!!!
A Few Days Into 2013
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Price: Free! Words: 1,140. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
This is a humorous book about a young lady who is approaching forty and would like to share with you how she is feeling as the new year starts. She has a husband and children and some funny stories! She is also the author of "A New Year Story" which she has recently published on Smashwords.
Marjorie Granger Smiling In The Garden
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Price: Free! Words: 5,390. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
This is the lovely story of a British woman who is a gardening enthusiast, and also a dinnerlady in a school. She has a lovely family, and an ambition to open a flower shop. One day a lady knocks on her door and changes her life.
A New Year Story
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Price: Free! Words: 1,020. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
This is a story of daily life, and middle age. It is something to make you laugh after Chiristmas when you receive your visa bill, or have to go back to work. It is a very candid book and involves apricots too.
How To Get More Sleep
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Price: Free! Words: 610. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Family health
This is a quirky helpful book I have written as an occasional insomniac, I have come up with some interesting and helpful ways to combat Insomnia. I hope you find them useful. I have had some help from my therapist friends John and Cindy Cloud, I think there is someone else called Henry Cloud who writes as well, it would be good to hear from him if he is out there... Just write to my blog Henry!
The Christmas Singing Show
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Price: Free! Words: 440. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse
This is a lovely book about two "premises managers" as it is now politically correct to call them, and how they love singing in the school that they work in. It has some lovely hand drawn illustrations in it, and it was written with love.
The Dinnerlady
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Price: Free! Words: 680. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
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Banter
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Price: Free! Words: 20,140. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Adult
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