Christine Rice


Christine Rice is the published author of six books: Poetry for the Heart, Essays for the Soul, My Not-So-Ordinary Life, Freelance Writing Guide, Articles for the Mind, and Adolescent Angst. She is currently working on three memoirs. She enjoys writing nonfiction, memoirs, and poetry, and reading.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book is called "Articles for the Mind." It is a collection of most of the articles I wrote as a freelance writer in 2011. There are 58 articles in total. They are relatively short (400-800 words each) but packed full of helpful information, and they are easy to read but well articulated. There is a wide assortment of different topics that the articles fall under, so they are helpful at improving multiple facets of your life and gaining knowledge on various subjects. Some of the article topics are: health, beauty, careers, education, personal finance, money, family, pets, holidays, self-help, values, psychology, and writing. The article titles fall under these topics and they are specific in aim. The purpose of the articles is to inform people about topics that are not well-known or to clarify what some people have been misled about. Most of the articles also explain how to do certain things. All of the information in the articles I have experienced or I've researched, so it is solid information and advice. Most people will benefit from reading the articles and applying what they learn to their life.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
In the beginning, I just wanted all of my poetry to be organized in a nicely formatted print copy that I could keep for myself. So I published "Poetry for the Heart" as a print-on-demand book. Shortly after I received my print book in the mail, I decided I would make it available to the public. Then I published it as an ebook. Then I published more books, and now I'm up to five books in total. I also have three books that I'm working on that will all be published by the end of 2014. I am very happy to be an indie author and I wouldn't have it any other way.
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Where to find Christine Rice online


Adolescent Angst: Poems Written in My Teen Years
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,670. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2014. Categories: Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
If you are a teenager and wish to connect with someone who is going through the same tough times that you are, this is the book for you. I wrote the poetry in this book in my teen years, when I was a teen struggling to live with strict rules. Poems such as: The Chamber, Expression, Authority, and My “Other” Side, reveal my inner-workings as an independence-driven, identity-seeking adolescent.
Articles for the Mind
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,130. Language: American English. Published: August 27, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Personal & Practical Guides, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
"Articles for the Mind" is a compilation of 58 articles on a variety of topics that provide expert advice and objective knowledge to educate you and help you to improve your life. Article topics include: health, careers, personal finance, writing, education, relationships, self-help, and more.
Freelance Writing Guide: What to Expect in Your First Year as a Freelance Writer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,490. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Careers, Nonfiction » Reference » Personal & Practical Guides
(4.75 from 8 reviews)
"Freelance Writing Guide" is a helpful career guide that will inform you of the experiences the author had, and what she learned, during her first year as a freelance writer. The purpose of the book is to educate you on what you can expect in the beginning of your freelance writing career, so that there are no questions or fear of the unknown.
Poetry for the Heart
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,030. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2012. Categories: Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Poetry » Themes & motifs » General
(3.60 from 5 reviews)
"Poetry for the Heart" is a collection of twenty-two free-verse poems that reflect emotions and share experience about writing, creativity, careers, childhood, home, dreams, animals, and more. The poems are honest and uplifting, and written with a modern style that is simplistic.
My Not-So-Ordinary Life
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,030. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
"My Not-So-Ordinary Life" is a memoir that tells the author’s life story up to age 28. The book reminisces about her innocent times in childhood, reveals the difficult experiences she faced in adolescence, and shows how she persevered and changed her life as an adult. The message of the book is: Life has its ups and downs but, ultimately, you will be okay, and maybe even good, in the end.
Essays for the Soul: Thirteen Creative Writings
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,520. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation & inspiration
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
"Essays for the Soul" is a collection of thirteen essays about writing, student life, healthy eating, careers, personal finance, education, and more. These essays are creatively written, and based on thoughtful opinion and life experience. Some of the essays are introspective, while others are informational.

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Smashwords book reviews by Christine Rice

  • It's Only Natural on March 31, 2012

    "It’s Only Natural" by C.M. Truxler is a collection of poetry written with the theme of nature. Every poem speaks positively of the simple beauties found in rural surroundings. The poems are distinct and like short stories about various wonders of the natural world. I smiled while reading "It’s Only Natural." The words and language are flowing and poetic, and the poems reflect beauty. While reading this book of poetry I was gently guided to various parts of the world where I got to experience the beauty of life and the environment. I recommend "It’s Only Natural" for its beautiful poetry, and the feeling of peace that enveloped me while reading, as well as the inner peace that I was left with afterwards. Don’t take my word for it; get yourself a copy. You will be happy you did.
  • If Only on April 01, 2012

    "If Only" by Lisa Schuch is a thought-provoking short story about a teenager, Holly, who gets in over her head after she gives out her phone number to someone on the Internet. Holly is a worthy person whose innocent behavior will forever haunt her. "If Only" provides a valuable message to teenagers, and anyone who forms relationships with people on the Internet, that there are people in the world who are dishonest and could hurt you, so it is wise to be cautious with how you handle the Internet so that you will be safe. "If Only" is well-written and captivating, and deals with a serious topic through the mode of storytelling, which successfully reaches and affects readers. I enjoyed this story and recommend it.
  • Something's Coming on April 13, 2012

    "Something’s Coming" by Lisa Schuch is a paranormal romance that captures your heart and mind within the eventful twists and turns of a modern day adventure. It is a “book for all.” Teens and adults, and males and females, of all reading preferences will enjoy it. "Something’s Coming" tells the story of Roxxi - an independent, female witch - meeting up with a stranger she finds on the side of the road, injured. There is more to the injured man - Dominic - than meets the eye, and we learn a lot about him and Roxxi as they get to know each other. Then, people from Roxxi’s past show up, and that leads to troublesome circumstances that Roxxi and Dominic must face and conquer. I recommend "Something’s Coming," especially to people who enjoy reading paranormal, fantasy, adventure, and romance books. Take a moment and pick up a copy of the ebook on Smashwords. You will sure enjoy the depths of Roxxi’s and Dominic’s lives, and experiencing their eventful journey together.
  • The Secrets to Ebook Publishing Success on Dec. 23, 2012

    Secrets to Ebook Publishing Success by Mark Coker is a thorough self-help manual about how to succeed as an ebook author. It is a good book for a soon-to-be-published author, but it is also helpful for an author who has already published a book, or several books for that matter. This book covers a lot of information, which is pleasing since it is free. You usually can’t go wrong with free, and this book is no exception. It emphasizes the importance of writing a well-written and edited book with a great title and cover design. It talks about the value of connecting well with your readers, distributing your ebook to as many online retailers as you can, giving your book away for free, developing your author platform, maximizing “virality,” and studying bestsellers in your genre. It covers the most popular cycles or trends of ebook sales, how to deal with negative reviews, and how to set an appropriate ebook price. It goes into adequate detail about twenty-eight “secrets” to having a successful ebook; plus, there are additional chapters of other helpful information. I have published four ebooks myself, and even though I have heard of most of the tips Coker provides - because of my five years of publishing experience - it is a well-written book with lots of insights that would help aspiring authors, new authors, and authors who don’t have much experience with editing, formatting, publishing, marketing, and networking, and anyone who is looking to learn a new tip or two to improve their ebook’s sales.