Roy Dimond – update on a new novel

Roy Dimond has be featured previously on Reading Recommendations here and here. He’s back now to tell us about a new novel.

I, Bully
by Roy Dimond
Published by Motivational Press

I, Bully addresses the serious issue of cyber bullying. What makes this story unique is that it is told from the perspective of both the bully and the victim.
 The two main characters, the victim, Hannah, and the bully, Eric, learn from each other in ways they could never have imagined.
 Hannah is a typical young girl in grade 8. She’s completely focused on friends and feels her family doesn’t understand. Hannah also feels invisible and her perception is that her older sister gets all the attention. It’s a good, middle-class family, but struggling. 
Eric is also in grade 8, but his family is dysfunctional. Dad drinks and mom is barely keeping it together. Eric is filled with rage and takes it out on everyone.
 Eventually, spirit quests and restorative justice help build relationships that lead to enlightenment and reconciliation.
 Roy Dimond’s exciting new novel I, Bully will empower and touch all who read it.

Where to purchase Roy’s book:
Amazon Canada
Amazon US
Motivational Press

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Roy Dimond – an update on a new novel

SaC_Draft4Silence and Circumstance
by Roy Dimond
Publisher: Untreed Reads

Genre: Mystery Novel/Non-Fiction

About the book: Agatha Christie, pawn or puppet-master?

For eleven days in December 1926, that was the question all of England was asking. Was she kidnapped, or possibly a pawn trapped in an international mystery? Or could she actually be the puppet-master, secretly manipulating an entire nation from behind her typewriter?

Did one of the most disciplined writing minds the world has ever known really just “black out,” only to somehow reappear eleven days later, feeble and disorientated at a spa hotel? And what really was written in her missing diary regarding those eleven mysterious days?

Through a weaving of facts and fiction, the adventure unfolds through the perspective of her governess, Charlotte “Carlo” Fisher. Having accepted the role of confidante to the great writer, and ignited by the receipt of a mysterious letter, Charlotte embarks on a sinister and harrowing quest.

In her exploits, Charlotte is aided by many of the famous and elite of the twentieth century. While Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his protégé, Ian Fleming, speed towards Istanbul on the Orient Express in search of Agatha’s diary, Charlotte discovers clues that dispatch her to Berlin where she stumbles into a world gone mad.
Mysterious societies emerge from the shadows, and it appears something dark is rising…

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Published by Untreed Reads

Comments and reviews for Roy’s Book:
“Never heard of this spin before, really, really interesting.”
“Intriguing cover.”
“Love this book, great story.”
“Really an ultimate original concept… this is really, really special.”
“Tons of fans will want this.”
“Awesome wicked cool book… someone will turn it into a movie.”
“Thank you for having an original idea!” … … Webb Weaver Books Blog, Talk Radio, C. K. Webb

“With talk about a screenwriter creating a TV series with Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini, I shouldn’t be surprised that someone thought about making Agatha Christie a fictional character as well… Silence and Circumstance, by Roy Dimond, could be the meta-mashup of the year. According to a Florida newspaper, Dimond has stuffed this thriller with every boldfaced name of the 1920s:”
“ Give Dimond credit: It’s a high-concept ‘what if’ that I’ve never seen before.”… Planet Peschel

“The style of the writing is a meandering, twisting and turning of the reader’s mind creating a great long mystery with its unraveling of clues and ultimate finale”… by Roses are Amber

“It’s the quintessential mystery – a mystery writer goes missing for 11 days.”
“Dimond turns to fiction and begins a lively romp through the literary salons of the time”
“Dimond’s vivid imagination”
“This book is entertaining.”… Jan DeGrass Arts and Entertainment Writer for The Coast Reporter

“It’s one of the best stories around.” Arthors’ Curtilage by Darmie Orem

“Mystery buffs will find very interesting.” Ann Everett

“Imagination is a wonderful thing. Roy Dimond has it.”
“It’s the kind of world Agatha Christie would create. Now Dimond has done it as well.”
“This is one journey you definitely want to take. You’ll be glad you did.”… Venture Galleries

Roy Dimond was previously featured on Reading Recommendations in May, 2014.

Jeff Leitch

jeff-leitch-e1393589820341Jeff Leitch

What is your latest release and what genre is it? I’m the co-author of the Non-Fiction Saving Our Pennys, which I proudly wrote with my great friend, Roy Dimond. The genre is Self-Help & Personal Transformation. (Roy was previously featured here on Reading Recommendations.)

Quick description: Saving Our Pennys is a story about the evolution of a person and how one realizes what it takes to exist and how to reclaim their life. It is a story of inspiration and the depths of caring needed to find peace, happiness and bliss in one’s life through a simple choice – but a choice that is earned.

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Brief biography:
My name is Jeff Leitch and I am the proud father of three dynamic children, and married to my wonderful wife, Linda. I am a proud teacher in Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada and thoroughly enjoy the magic of a “story.” Between reading and writing, and walking the family dog, I love having a hot coffee and watching any live theatre or sporting event, where I can cheer or coach those who display courage and dare to chase greatness.

Links to buy Jeff’s book:
Saving Our Pennys is available at most book stores as well as Barnes & Noble etc.,

Amazon Canada, US, UK – eBook and Paperback

Jeff’s promo links:
Website

What are you working on now?
Currently I am toiling with a couple of ideas that are stirring my writing soul, but I need to decide if these ideas are suited for one book or possibly more. Soon, time will tell how these “idea embers” ignite. 

Jeff’s reading recommendation:
Currently I am reading the Sandy Koufax Biography, Sandy Koufax: A Lefty’s Legacy by Jane Leavy. It is an absolutely brilliantly written work.

Roy Dimond

Roy at Machu PiccuRoy Dimond

What is your latest release and what genre is it? Susan, first let me thank you for this interview. It is greatly appreciated.

Saving Our Pennys is a work of non-fiction co-authored with Jeff Leitch. It is best described as focusing on Self-Help & Personal Transformation with some humor and insight into the human condition.

SavingOurPennys-frontcover

Quick description:
Jeff and I chose to write a book placing the main character into a familiar environment. He happens to be a teacher, but the story is really about a person’s experience at work, where he loves what he is doing, but somehow, something is missing. He has a good life, good marriage, and a good job, but is unfulfilled in his life. Intuitively he feels something is missing, life is somehow passing him by, but what that means, and how to fix it, is at the core of our story. We all have choices everyday, and happiness for so many depends on the choices we make.

We take the main character on a journey from Shadow, to Substance, to Spirit, as well as the epiphanies that allow him to evolve. His journey is similar to those faced by our readers, but he accepts the challenge of the journey, as well as the help of a mentor, and is rewarded with what awaits all those who attain consciousness. But to know what that is . . . one will have to read our book )

Brief biography:
I live with my wife in Garden Bay on the coast of British Columbia, Canada. I was a Youth Worker in the education system for over thirty years and like our main character had the blessing of finding a mentor who revealed many of life’s secrets. I have written two other novels. The Singing Bowl published by Green Dragon Books and The Rubicon Effect published by Grey Gate Media.

I am an avid reader and hiker, and love traveling. Japan, Peru and Greece have so far been my favorite destinations. But there are many little bars in France, Germany, and Italy that I someday hope to visit again as well as hiking trails in the Andes, Swiss Alps and Japanese Alps.

Links to buy Roy’s book:
Saving Our Pennys is available at most book stores as well as Barnes & Noble etc.,

Amazon Canada, US, UK – eBook and Paperback

Roy’s promo links:
Please check out my Facebook page and stop by and visit my web site. If you do I would love to hear from you.

What are you working on now?
I am working on a number of projects. My agent is presently negotiating a book deal with a publisher for a novel with the working title, Silence and Circumstance: The Story Agatha Christie Never Told. So naturally I’m very excited about that. My publisher is considering some art designs for the children’s book I co authored with my good friend David Ward called, The Old Goat of Garden Bay. I am also working on a manuscript involving a Peruvian legend and faith, as well as a young adult book on bullying. So very, very busy.

Roy’s reading recommendation:
Aldous Huxley, Brave New World. Read it . . . it will impact your life. I have to give you two, because this second choice is the most courageous writing I have ever come across. The writer bares her soul in ways all writers should aspire to . . . I Sat Down by Grand Central Station and Wept by Elizabeth Smart.

Susan, I just want to thank you again for this interview. Loved your questions and I will follow your blog with great interest. You are most welcome, Roy! And Roy’s co-author, Jeff Leitch, will be featured soon on Reading Recommendations. smt