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Location: Northern Ireland
Gender: Female
Born: 30 September
Interests: Music, Travel, Culture, Writing, Photography, India, Indian music
Member: Standard
Joined: July 2011
Well, I figure it's time to update my profile!

I really enjoy posting on this site for critique and help with improving my writing. When I first joined I was desperately hoping to get published - and eventually I did. I am now published with Ellora's Cave and have an editor and everything! (A lifelong dream of mine!)

Now, I am writing a story that's very important to me called Beneath the Banyan Tree. I am hoping to find a mainstream publisher for this story. :)
No matter what level you reach, getting better never stops. - Sachin Tendulkar, Indian cricketer and arguably the best batsman in history!
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ReaThomas: I am trying to hard to ensure I post regularly. The baby keeps me very busy, so my posting is a lot less frequent than it used to be. Also, if you write to me or comment, I am sorry if it takes me awhile to respond - but I promise I will. :)
October 12, 2014 at 6:53AM
    Adri7enne: We understand, Rea. A new baby deserves we cut you some slack. It's a big job, girl. Enjoy it and we'll read you when you have time to post. Always a pleasure, my friend.
    October 12, 2014 at 9:30AM
    red2623: that's is a cute baby
    December 2, 2014 at 5:38PM

ReaThomas: Well... I have been away for quite some time, owing to having a baby. Now that I am back online, I hope to continue posting soon! :)
September 7, 2014 at 5:12AM
    adewpearl: congratulations!! :-)
    September 7, 2014 at 8:30AM
    ReaThomas: Haha, thank you!!!
    September 7, 2014 at 4:31PM
    Sankey: Good you are back have missed you. Had forgotten which of your works I was reviewing getting caught up now! Welcome back! Love the bub! Congrats Mum!
    September 10, 2014 at 4:03PM
    Cumbrianlass: Good to see you back here! Congrats, too. What a beautiful baby! :)
    September 10, 2014 at 8:13PM
    Selina Stambi: Gorgeous baby! Welcome back, Rea.
    September 21, 2014 at 10:25PM

ReaThomas: I will be returning to Premier Author status soon!
September 22, 2013 at 4:17PM

ReaThomas: I literally cannot believe I've been nominated for Book of the Month. Goodness gracious! I'm doing a victory dance as we speak
August 27, 2013 at 1:28PM
    Selina Stambi: Congratulations, Rea.
    September 4, 2013 at 8:31PM

ReaThomas: Just reached an exciting point in my novel. I feel pretty good about it!
August 25, 2013 at 7:03PM
    JB Lynn: Congrats on your novel nomination for "Book of the Month"! (Wonder who I voted for...?) ;)
    August 27, 2013 at 12:12PM
    ReaThomas: Oh thank you, thank you, thank you!! I cannot tell you how surprised I was when I received the message! Thank you, Jenn x
    August 27, 2013 at 12:50PM
    JB Lynn: Your story's amazing. You deserve it. (I know I still owe you a couple reviews. They're still in my inbox, but my pile of dirty dishes was starting to grow legs, so I had to do some chores last night.) ;)
    August 27, 2013 at 12:57PM
    ReaThomas: LOL! I totally understand the whole "real life" situation! It's usually laundry for me. When I've no clean clothes, I have to bite the bullet. Thank you again, Jenn. I am so happy you think BTBT is worth the vote! <3
    August 27, 2013 at 1:02PM

ReaThomas: Writing makes me so happy! I thought for awhile that I just wasn't enjoying it much anymore. Turns out, I was waiting for a good story to come along! Whoop!
August 6, 2013 at 4:48PM

ReaThomas: Is there any kind of review more impersonal than one which summarizes your chapter? "The writer did this... the writer did that..." I am grateful for all reviews, but for goodness sake... treat me like I am a living person! <3
August 3, 2013 at 11:24AM
    redrider6612: The reviewer was probably trying to avoid using "you" which tends to make the comments too personal and puts the author on the defensive. Try to cut them some slack. Is the feedback helpful?
    August 3, 2013 at 12:09PM
    Adri7enne: There are some reviewers on site who use the same lines, the same critiques regardless what they review. They never get any better or change their format. They don't review. They're like dogs, leaving their scents and moving on. We learn to discount them, just say thank you and move on. Some of them have been doing it for years. It's actually quite amusing after a while. It's their loss, really. They never learn.
    August 3, 2013 at 12:29PM
    ReaThomas: You're so right, Adrienne. If people get tonnes of reviews, they don't mean anything as half of them are just people saying the same thing. Ah well, I suppose it is what it is. Should be well used to it by now! :)
    August 3, 2013 at 12:37PM
    Sally Carter: I know exactly what you mean, Rea. Adrienne is spot on with her comment. Just try to shrug it off. Some things never change and, like she said, it's their loss. Red, I would bet a year's membership that the feedback was not in any way helpful. :~)
    August 3, 2013 at 12:48PM
    Sarkems: It might be because they are reviewing blind. You can put 'blinders' on so that you can't see who wrote the piece. They might be inclined to put 'the writer' if they can't see your name
    August 3, 2013 at 1:22PM
    ravenblack: The writer did this, the witer did that... Sounds like you are getting some cookie cutter reviews. Welcome to the club. Some are not equipped to give a knowledgeable review or just give a cursory read for the points. Sadly, it is par for the course.
    August 3, 2013 at 2:25PM
    JB Lynn: Yep, I've got one that does that, too. I'm pretty sure that reviewer's even used the exact same "review" on multiple chapters of mine, hehe. Just move on.
    August 3, 2013 at 9:46PM

ReaThomas: Working tonight on Beneath the Banyan Tree. This thing about romance, it's a toughie! I am loving it! :)
August 1, 2013 at 6:37PM
    JB Lynn: They do say that if it's worth's worth doing well. Keep going! :)
    August 1, 2013 at 7:43PM
    ReaThomas: Thank you so much, JB! I hugely enjoy writing this story so all my spare time is spent on it!
    August 3, 2013 at 7:27AM
    JB Lynn: and me both. People stopped asking me what I did on my weekend because I kept saying "I wrote." Maybe I should start changing it up and telling them what I ate for variety? :D
    August 3, 2013 at 9:48PM

ReaThomas: It's been awhile since I enjoyed writing as much as I have this past week. Beneath the Banyan Tree has reminded me of how much I love doing this... :)
July 28, 2013 at 5:42PM

ReaThomas: Stolen Nights has now been released to ebook! Zip over to for a copy!
December 25, 2011 at 5:40PM
    barkingdog: Congratulations, Rea! I'll check it out. Happy New Year!
    December 26, 2011 at 12:17AM
    ReaThomas: Happy New Year Ellen!!! x
    December 26, 2011 at 6:41PM
    barkingdog: Back at ya, Rea. The Best in 2012! Rock on!
    December 29, 2011 at 8:08PM
    Selina Stambi: Dropping in to say hello! :)
    June 14, 2013 at 1:37PM

ReaThomas: Well hello boys and girls! I haven't been online in awhile because I have been busy editing and getting ready for my novel being published! What some of you read as "A Hard Bargain" has been renamed to "Stolen Nights" and this is the cover! -- check it and tell me what you think!!
December 7, 2011 at 4:41PM
    Apostate: Or you were busy being an international assassin and woman of mystery.
    December 7, 2011 at 6:16PM
    writingwithapencil: Congratulations on the publishing of your novel!
    December 8, 2011 at 4:56AM
    Maureen's Pen: Whoops me brain must be dead...Rea!!
    December 16, 2011 at 9:01PM
    ReaThomas: Thanks Maureen!!! x
    December 17, 2011 at 4:09PM

ReaThomas: A Hard Bargain has been accepted by a publisher! I am more excited that I can express! Squealed like a schoolgirl!
November 14, 2011 at 5:03PM
    purrfect tale: That is wonderful. Squeal away, you deserve it.
    November 15, 2011 at 1:53AM
    Blue Diamond: So how does a slightly maturing schoolgirl squeal, then? Loudly I suspect. Very exciting news....xx
    November 16, 2011 at 11:08AM
    ReaThomas: Oi you, Harold! I'm not that mature yet!!! Hahaha!
    November 16, 2011 at 7:21PM
    Apostate: If you become as big as Stephanie Meyers, can I tell people I taught you everything you know?
    November 18, 2011 at 1:31PM
    ReaThomas: It wouldn't be a lie, Apostate - so of course! :D ;)
    November 18, 2011 at 3:19PM
    Apostate: In the movie version of your book, make sure they cast Robert Pattinson.
    November 18, 2011 at 3:35PM
    ReaThomas: LMAO!!! Obviously! I've already put the feelers out to see if he'd be interested!
    November 19, 2011 at 11:31AM

ReaThomas: Got an email from a publisher today asking to see my full manuscript! I am so excited! Wish me luck!
November 13, 2011 at 4:19PM
    adewpearl: Good for you!!! Smiles all around :-)
    November 13, 2011 at 4:40PM
    purrfect tale: All right! Keeping my fingers crossed for you.
    November 13, 2011 at 5:23PM
    Bellydanser: Yeah! Good to get your foot in the door!
    November 13, 2011 at 9:55PM

ReaThomas: Folks, I am sorry to all the people I am subscribed to for not reviewing as much as I normally have been. If you know anything about the music industry you will know the MTV EMA awards were in Belfast this week and I have been so busy with work! I hope to get back into the groove of my writing and reviewing soon! x
November 8, 2011 at 11:22AM
    ahtobe Llenor: You might want to look at Athobe Llenor... when you come up for air xx
    November 8, 2011 at 3:49PM

ReaThomas: I broke 100! I am officially a "ranked author", wooohoooo!
October 9, 2011 at 10:09AM
    Bellydanser: Congratulations!
    October 9, 2011 at 4:48PM
    ReaThomas: Thank you! :)
    October 9, 2011 at 7:03PM
    shelley kaye: well yea after 100 days of not taking a shower i bet you are ranked ;-)
    October 10, 2011 at 11:04AM
    ReaThomas: LOL! That's pretty gross, Shelley. Thanks for that! Haha!
    October 10, 2011 at 3:02PM
    godsproperty2004: thanks for your comment on my story of my memoir I will try to upload. I am new to fan story I do not know if I can keep reuploading from same subjector not
    October 17, 2011 at 9:36PM
    Maureen's Pen: Hi Rea just popped in to say a wee hello!! :)
    October 19, 2011 at 3:59PM
    ReaThomas: Hiya Maureen! I've been working all this week and hugely missing fanstory! How are you? xx
    October 19, 2011 at 5:25PM

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