Mississippi Native Writes!!

Official Author Site of Aretha Renia

About the author...

Although I write under the name of Aretha Renia, My actual birth name is Aretha Renia Isbell.  I was born and raised in a small town in Mississippi. I love my hometown because there is so much beauty there.  That is one of the main reasons all my stories are in Mississippi.  

I am a old mother of four: one daughter and three sons and a grandmother to one handsome grandson.  It has been my dream to become a published author ever since I was five years old.  It wasn't until I reached the fifth grade that I discovered my choice of genre.  That was when I read "Romeo and Juliet" for the first time. That was also the year I read my first Nora Roberts novel.   William Shakespeare and Nora Roberts are my heroes- and they still are.

Now that I have grown older I have branched out into the religious satire genre.  It is never my intention to make fun of religion or religious beliefs, but it is my firm desire to open new doors of praise and worship.   





  I started writing a long time ago.  I used to write short stories to amuse my friends when I was in middle school, and by the time I reached high school, both students and staff were among my readers.  I was often asked when my next story would be making its rounds.  This was the highlight of my teens years.  Just knowing that something I wrote had caught the attention of others made me feel that my dreams of becoming a writer were not so far fetched.

I recently signed a contract with Publish America to publish my first book, Love for Kenya.  Although it is still in the beginning phases of publication, I am eager to share my news with one and all.  

Looking back, I realize that I probably could have made a debut back then as an up and coming writer, but I am glad that I waited.  Now that I am older, I have the added advantage of life experience to help me weave a more in-depth story filled with emotions that I can really relate to. 

This has been my dream for so many years.  I thank you Publish America for helping be fulfill it, and I thank- the reader.  I have longed to join the world of published writers, and now that I have, I plan to stay.  I have other works waiting in the wings.

 You will be able to find my book soon at www.lulu.com and www.amazon.com.  

Stay tuned to my website for updates and I will keep you posted on my progress. 

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