Win a Copy of Diagnosis: Love

December 3, 2015

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Diagnosis by Rita M Reali

Diagnosis: Love

by Rita M Reali

Giveaway ends December 07, 2015.

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How Do I Get a Copy of Diagnosis: Love?

October 21, 2015

In the past week, dozens of folks have asked me, “Hey, Rita… how can I get a copy of your new novel, Diagnosis: Love?”

Excellent question. Here’s what you need to do: Email me at rita@LittleElmPress.com. Include your full name, mailing address (including city, state and ZIP Code) and number of books you wish to purchase. I’ll also need to know whether you want them delivered via media mail (fairly slow, yet highly economical) or priority mail (a smidgen pricier, but you’ll get your book(s) within three days.

I accept PayPal, checks and money orders. I’ll give you specifics by return email.

Oh, I’ll also need to know to whom you want your book(s) inscribed.

That should do it. Any other questions, feel free to email me at rita@LittleElmPress.com.


Ukraine vs. the Ukraine

March 7, 2014

With all the focus and media attention on the situation in Ukraine, I figured it made sense to address this.Why do some people use the article “the” before Ukraine and others do not? After all, you wouldn’t say the Italy or the France or even the Russia. So why, then, do so many people insist on saying the Ukraine?

As it turns out, there’s a reason for that. The word “Ukraine,” which translates to “borderland” or “on/near the border,” describes an area of Eastern Europe that used to be part of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. It was commonly referred to as the Ukraine region – much as we, in America, would speak of the Midwest, the Great Plains or the East Coast.

However, in 1991, with the fall of the Soviet Union, Ukraine became an independent country. As it was no longer a region of the USSR, it thus became, simply, Ukraine. Now we know.