Life of an Author – When Life Gets Busy

I know it has been a while since I’ve posted on here, and for that, I’m truly sorry! But I have good reasons. Since my last post revealing the cover of The Angolan Girl I have released it to the world, had an amazing book launch at Indigo bookstore at the Cambridge Centre Mall, attended the Eden Mills Writer’s Festival, and now I’m getting ready for another book signing at the Book Express on Saturday Sept 28th. I have read many great books in between, posted about them on Instagram, and drafted my second novel. So, all this left me little time to blog! But now that The Angolan Girl is out in the world and being read and loved by readers, I can, once again, find balance.


launchHere’s a picture of the successful launch we had on July 13th!

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Cover Reveal for: The Angolan Girl


I am thrilled to share the cover of my debut novel, The Angolan Girl


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Title: The Angolan Girl

Author: Telma Rocha

Genre: Historical Fiction – Based on true life story

Publication Date: Coming July 2019 by Word Tree Publishing

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SummarySet in Angola, in the mid-1900s, THE ANGOLAN GIRL is a diverse, timeless, and heart provoking novel, but at heart, it is a coming of age story about life, struggles, choices, and escape from a war-ridden colony into Canadian soil.

In 1935 Lobito, Angola, Rosa is a quiet, naive, six-year-old girl who has much to learn about life, and she dreams of security and a family of her own. Forced from her current home, she goes to live with her aunt in Luanda, and during these years, and the years following her return home, Rosa suffers a great deal. She endures much loss in more ways than one, struggles with mental health, and feels alone and isolated.

During a time when the outlook on life is grim, she meets Leo, and together they embark on their journey. Rosa and Leo raise a family of their own, and soon, Rosa has everything she has ever wanted for her future, love, family, a home, and security.

Rosa rises above a difficult childhood, but can experiences alone give her enough courage and strength to pull her family out of chaos, and into safety when it all changes in 1974 and a Civil War breaks. During this time, Rosa’s life is once again tossed into turmoil and fearful situations. Rosa and her family are no longer safe, so they must flee their home and beloved country or risk everything they have worked for and remain prisoners of war.