BOOK LAUNCH DAY in Scotland for Melanie Robertson-King

Welcome to CentreStage~again!


The fabulous Melanie Robertson-King is back today to share another exciting event that’s she’s lined up for her trip to Scotland! The stage is yours, Melanie!


Thanks once again, Nicky, for giving me space on your great blog to toot my own horn… no wait, blow my own bagpipes is a bit more appropriate since I’m north of the border in Bonnie Scotland.


Isn’t this a cool looking building with its towers on the front corners? You would think with the number of times I’ve been here that I’d have my own photo of the building and not have to find one online, but no. However, that will be rectified before this day is through.

James Allan [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

James Allan [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (, via Wikimedia Commons

My father was born here in the parish of Kennethmont where I’m hosting my book launch. This is all the more special because sadly, my dad didn’t live long enough to bring my mum and me here as he always wanted and someday planned to. I guess that’s a good reason to never put things off. But let’s get off the sad talk. This is a happy day.

This was another promise I made to myself. I think it’s important that we keep our word to anyone, but especially to ourselves. In this case, it’s even more poignant because my dad is gone. Still, I got my book published (through a lot of hard work and determination) and here I am in the Rannes Hall in Kennethmont launching my book, A Shadow in the Past, in my dad’s home parish.

 A Shadow in the Past


When a contemporary teen is transported back through time to the Victorian era, she becomes A Shadow in the Past…

Nineteen-year-old Sarah Shand finds herself thrust back into the past. There she struggles to keep her real identity from a society that finds her comments and ideas strange and her speech and actions forward, unlike Victorian women. When Sarah verbally confronts confining social practices, including arranged marriages, powerful enemies commit her to a lunatic asylum. After falling in love with the handsome Laird of Weetshill, Robert Robertson, she must decide whether to find her way back to her own time or to remain in the past with him.

Where to buy:

4RV Publishing | | ChaptersIndigo  | Barnes & Noble  |

A Shadow in the Past is also available at amazon for the Kindle (using the same links), Barnes & Noble for the nook, Kobobooks and Apple’s iBookstore.

About Melanie Robertson-King


A Shadow in the Past is Melanie Robertson-King’s debut novel. Prior to turning her hand to fiction, she wrote articles and has been published in Canada, the US and the UK. In addition to writing, her interests include genealogy, photography and travel. On one of her trips to Scotland, she had the honor of meeting The Princess Royal.

Melanie is a member of Romance Writers of America and their Ottawa Chapter.

She lives in Brockville, Ontario, Canada along the shore of the majestic St. Lawrence River with her husband, son and oldest grandson.

Publisher: 4RV Publishing LLC
Author Website | Author Blog: Celtic Connexions  |  Facebook Author Page Twitter Account: @RobertsoKing


14 responses to “BOOK LAUNCH DAY in Scotland for Melanie Robertson-King

  1. Thanks for letting me blow my own bagpipes here again, Nicky!

  2. Hope the event is a TOTAL SUCCESS !!! And you sell out ALL the copies you’d brought with you,

    • I think Melanie did fantastically well, I’m certainly most impressed by the results she shared with me when I had the pleasure of meeting with her in Whitby. But I’ll let her drop by and ‘blow her own bagpipes’ when she’s back from her travels. XX

  3. Congratulations and happy book launch day, Melanie. I hope it’s a huge success.

  4. Melanie, congratulations on the release of A SHADOW IN THE PAST and how wonderful that you chose your father’s boyhood town as the location to celebrate this momentous time in your life. I know your dad was with you in spirit. Kennethmont looks beautiful!

  5. I’m fashionably late to my launch day post – sorry folks – but, I sold 17 copies of my book here in Kennethmont! I’m still well over the moon at the results. 🙂

    Thanks for your support, Nicky, and it was brilliant meeting up with you and your family soon afterwards.

  6. Pingback: Day 7 – Launch Day at the Rannes Hall in Kennethmont! | Melanie Robertson-King

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