Flora Reigada


For many years, Flora Reigada and husband, Dan, were a writer/photographer team for the Florida Today newspaper.
“We had the privilege of visiting interesting places and meeting interesting people,” Flora said. “One was the local historian who discovered her passion for Florida’s history in a cemetery. We also explored the historic courthouse where a secret stairway led to a long-forgotten jail.”
In addition to being an award winning novelist, Flora describes herself as a broom and mop operator extraordinaire. When she is not writing, Flora enjoys reading, cooking, photography and swimming.
The New York native retains strong ties to the Big Apple and visits as often as she can.
She and Dan are the proud parents of three and proud grandparents of two.

Smashwords Interview

What is the most embarrassing mistake you have made?
One click of a computer's mouse can "spell" disaster and humiliation. It almost did for me after I gave my inspirational thriller, The Face Behind the Veil, a final going-over before e-mailing it to my publisher. At the last minute, I decided to change a character's name from Joseph to Stanley.
In a split second, this "global change" was made throughout the three-books-in-one, 600 page manuscript, which traces the legend of the birth veil through three generations.
That was the only alteration I made after the book was edited. Confident it was error-free, I clicked "send" and off it went. It wasn't long before I received the galley for my approval, so the printing process could begin.
Weary of the seven-year project, I almost didn't review the galley. But something in me couldn't let it go. That must have been Providential. Imagine my surprise when I discovered how the name change I made, affected a scene where the Christmas story is told. In horror, I read the following.

"Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Stanley, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. Then Stanley her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily. But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Stanley, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost … Then Stanley being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife:"
(Matthew 1:18-20, 24).

After getting over my initial shock, I made the necessary changes.
Now I can laugh about this incident, but it taught me something important. Although I love the convenience and speed of modern technology, editorial changes are best made the old fashioned way, one at a time and with a pair of discerning human eyes.

Flora's Books
The Face Behind the Veil
As the Great Depression loomed, Naomi was born with the "birth veil" over her face. In those more superstitious times, some believed this was the mark of a prophet. But what would "the veil" really mean to Naomi, then to her daughter and granddaughter? And what does it mean to us today? Read about it in The Face Behind the Veil. Paperback: http://florasbook.com or http://thefacebehindtheveil.com
E-book: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/FloraLee
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Where to find Flora Reigada online

Where to buy in print


The Face Behind the Veil
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 152,380. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2012. Category: Fiction » Christian » Historical
In Israel’s ancient temple, only high priests were allowed through the veil into the Holy of Holies. Millenia later, this legacy continues. As the Great Depression loomed, Naomi was born with the birth veil over her face. In those superstitious times, some believed this was the mark of a prophet. But what would the veil really mean to Naomi and how would it impact her life? Explore the mystery.

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