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Friday, January 27, 2017

Guest Blogger-Danele J. Rotharmel’s Personal Journey with Time Search

I want to welcome Danele to Truth to Shine, she has overcome many obstacles. She shines in this dark world. Join me on her Journey through her latest book Time Search.


I’ve always loved reading, and I’ve always hated that horrible moment when a good book ends. For me, it’s torture saying goodbye to the characters I’ve come to love. Sometimes, I’ve actually refused to read the final paragraph of a novel because I can’t stand to turn the last page. I suppose it’s my stubbornness—or maybe it’s my contrariness—but I have several books that I’m still “technically” reading just because I haven’t officially read the last line. One of the best things about being an author is having control over my own stories. I suppose it’s silly, but it gives me such a thrill knowing that I determine WHEN my book ends. Writing, for me, opens up a secret world that’s full of joy.

Living joyfully is very important to me. I wrote The Time Counselor Chronicles while I was extremely ill and enduring seven years of quarantine. During that time, I didn’t have control over many aspects of my life, but I did have control over my fictional characters. I found extreme pleasure in the fact that since I was the author, I didn’t have to say goodbye to the TEMCO crew—I could just write them another story. Each of my books revolves around the same cast of characters, and by the time a reader finishes The Time Counselor Chronicles, they will know my characters deeply. I love my characters, and bringing them to life has been such a blast!

Time Search was written for one reason only—I was enjoying myself, and I didn’t want to say goodbye to the characters I’d created in Time Tsunami. And that’s why the other books in my series were written as well. By the time I finally sought publication, I’d completed six books. Writing, for me, was an act of pure enjoyment. When I began, I wasn’t thinking about publishers or reading audiences, I was simply thinking about what type of adventure I wanted to write next. For years, I didn’t let anyone know that I was writing. TEMCO was my personal world—my escape hatch from illness and pain. I was afraid that if I let others into my imaginary world, it would crumble away. As it turned out, the exact opposite was true. Knowing that people were enjoying my books filled my life with incredible happiness! I keep a file of “fan mail,” and I thumb through it whenever I feel blue. The kindness and support of my readers has been overwhelming and VERY appreciated!

Communication is such a wonderful thing. I love that fact that we can relay our ideas, hopes, and dreams to each other. My books are more than just stories, they symbolically chronicle the way I stood up to my illness and fought it. They speak about the value I place on love and friendship. They show that humor can be found even in the midst of great difficulty. And most of all, they demonstrate that a crisis of faith isn’t the end—it’s simply the first step toward understanding God on a deeper level. Life isn’t easy, but I’ve learned that even in the middle of tragedy, God is faithful and trustworthy. That’s what each of my characters eventually learn, and that’s what I hope my readers will take away from my books. 

As far as specifics about Time Search, I always fill my books with suspense, romance, action, faith, and comedy, and Time Search isn’t an exception. My books are Christian-based and clean, and I work hard to make them full of page-turning fun. Time Search is the third book in The Time Counselor Chronicles. It can be read as a sequel to Time Tsunami and Time Trap, or it can stand alone. At the beginning of Time Search, I have written a recap of the first two books in the series, and at the end of Time Search, I have included an alphabetical list of characters and several glossaries. Although the glossaries were hard work, I wanted to make sure that new readers wouldn’t get lost if they jumped into the series during the middle of the action. I had such a great time writing Time Search! I hope my readers love it just as much as I do!

Time Search—The Time Counselor Chronicles #3
A nameless evil lurks in the shadowsIn the wake of a recent wave of violence, TEMCO employees are left reeling. While some of the staff are put into hiding, others are left behind to discover the true identity of the mysterious nemesis who is determined to destroy them all. While Crystal, Marc, and Zeke search for clues to unravel the mystery of his real name, their enemy is lurking in the shadows searching for TEMCO’s missing leaders. It’s a race against the clock! And as the hours and seconds tick away, it’s anyone’s guess whose search will be completed first. It’s a classic battle of good versus evil, and the stakes couldn’t be higher!

Danele Rotharmel’s life took an unexpected turn when a mysterious illness brought her close to death. Eventually, she learned that a carbon monoxide leak from a faulty furnace was poisoning her. This poisoning triggered Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, causing her to be put in quarantine. For seven years, she could only talk to friends and extended family through a windowpane. During this time, she wrote the first six books in The Time Counselor Chronicles.  Although her journey back to health was difficult, it provided her the opportunity to grow closer to God and write her books. For that, she’s forever thankful. To learn more about Danele, visit her blog:  https://dragonflydanele.wordpress.com/

















Time Search not on Kindle  http://amzn.to/2jbfvnR



10 comments:

CHERRILYNN BISBANO said...

THank you for sharing. I look forward to reading your books

Beckie Lindsey said...

Cherrilynn, Thanks for inviting Danele to guest post. I loved reading about her writing journey. It's very interesting to me that she wrote only for herself and didn't tell anyone for quite some time. I'm intrigued by these books now!

CHERRILYNN BISBANO said...

I love her story too. I forwarded your comment to her. She will probably come by the blog and comment herself.

Danele Rotharmel said...

Thanks featuring me on your website, Cherrilynn! This has been such an honor! I’ve had a really great time! And for those of you who are following “Time Search’s” blog tour, DANELE’S 7th MYSTERY WORD is DRAKE!

And Becky, I'm so glad that you enjoyed this article! Thank you for your kind words and your interest in my books! I hope you have a wonderful day! Thanks for commenting!

Delia Latham said...

Wonderful article, Danele! I also love that you wrote for yourself. I guess I never did so on the same level you did, although I spent years writing things I had no intention of submitting for publication...because I didn't think they were good enough. And, truthfully, they weren't! lol I had a lot to learn, and still do. Isn't it nice that "continuing education" has become accepted and encouraged? 😀

Danele Rotharmel said...

Dear Delia, I'm so glad that you enjoyed this article! And, yes, I think it's wonderful that continuing education has become accepted and encouraged! I love being able to learn and grow. Thank you so much for commenting! I hope you have a lovely day!

Heather said...

Wow, I'm impressed with your bio! 7 years in quarantine, but you took that time and redeemed it! Praise God!

Heather Bock
www.glimpsesofjesus.com

Danele Rotharmel said...

Dear Heather, thank you so much for your kind words! God is absolutely wonderful! He can take the bad things that come our way and turn them into blessings. I'm so glad that we serve a Savior who loves us so much! I hope you have a wonderful day! Thanks so much for commenting!

Leigh Powers said...

This sounds like an interesting story. And what a story you have of triumphing over adversity!

Danele Rotharmel said...

Dear Leigh, I'm so glad that you think "Time Search" sounds interesting! And thank you for your kind words about my testimony. God is so amazing! What I went through wasn't easy, but God was with me every step of the way. I hope you have a lovely day! Thanks for commenting!