viernes, 29 de mayo de 2015

Manga Review Kaichou wa Maid-sama!




This is one of the manga I really like, the characters are very cool and complex sometimes, and the plot is very fun and deep. 

With 98 chapters and 18 Volumes this manga will not let you down and will build up emotion right from the begining to the end. It has a lot of plot twists and you will love the art.

It does have an anime adaptation of 26 episodes, but always the manga is better. 

I do recommend for you to read it if you like romance and comedy. 




Este es uno de los mangas que mas me gustan, los personajes son geniales y complejos muchas veces y la trama es divertida y profunda en cierta forma.

Con 98 capítulos y 18 volúmenes, este manga no te defraudara y te mantendrá atento desde el principio hasta el final. Tiene muchos giros en la trama y el arte es bueno. 

También tiene un anime de 26 episodios pero como siempre el manga es mejor.

Lo recomiendo mucho si te gusta el romance y la comedia. 


jueves, 28 de mayo de 2015

Interview with Riley Amos Westbrook and Sara Lynn Westbrook



Interview With Riley and Sara Westbrook 

Tell us a little about yourself and your backgrounds?

I’m an excertified nurses assistant who was unable to do the job he loved.  After struggling for years to find somewhere to put my energy, I started  writing. In all honesty, Breath of the Titans is probably the first writing I’ve  done outside of a classroom setting.
Sara is my lovely wife that translates what I put down into english. Otherwise you all would need to speak fluent Rilenese in order to understand me.

Which writers inspire you?

Riley:

● Robert Heinlein-I love his style.
● Frank Herbert-His books are deep and have hidden meanings.
● Anne McCaffery-A wonderfully vivid imagination, she wrote the first dragon
book I ever read.
● J.R.R. Tolkien-If you read Breath of the Titans, you’ll see it’s heavily
influenced by his ground breaking ideas.
● Robert Jordan-I believe this man was a master wordsmith, (And I feel
Brian Sanderson needs a mention here as well, as he finished the Wheel of
Time beautifully.) Another strong influence in Breath Of The Titans. My wife
introduced me to his writings.
● Stephen King-I can’t think of another author who has crossed as many
genres as successfully as he has.
● J.K. Rowling-Inspiration to me as I write from a poor man’s perspective,
that she rose from welfare to billionaire status. A wonderful woman.
● Raymond E. Feist-I love his style of writing.
● Robin Hobb– Assassin’s Quest helped me look at magic from a different
light.
● Janny Wurts-She helped shape the way I look at women in Fiction with
Daughter of the Empire series.

Sara:

My two most favorite authors, one is fantasy, the other is a research scientist.
Robert Jordan and Dr. Robert Ballard. I grew up on Tolkien, counting the
Silmarillion as a favorite book, but it is because of Jordan that I read for fun as much
as I do. Until then, I mostly read to gain knowledge in topics of choice. These notable
authors deserve to be mentioned as their works shaped my understanding on multiple
fronts and because time and again I return to enjoy and be inspired by their art.
William Shakespeare, Robert Frost, Alexandre Dumas, J.R.R. Tolkien, Anne
McCaffrey. I also enjoy readingBrian Sanderson.

Have you written any other novels in collaboration with other writers?

Just my wife, and the wonderful people at BigWorldNetwork.com that have been
helping me with my latest two works.

When did you decide to become a writer?

I don’t think I ever did, it decided to become me.

Do you write fulltimeor part time?

I write on whatever time. Anywhere from 80 hours a week to 5...it just depends on how creative I feel.

Do you work to an outline or plot or do you prefer just see where an idea
takes you?

My stories start with a beginning and an end, everything else between just sort of comes to me. I tried writing with a complete outline, and I thought it was just horrible. I felt constrained, and struggled to write with my normal flow.

Do you have a strategy for finding reviewers?

Yes, hit as many of them as I can in the first 3 months of release, then sit back and be patient.

What are your thoughts on good/bad reviews?

My same views on Marijuana, Inhale the good shit, exhale the bad shit. I’ll admit a good review can make my head soar, and a bad review can bring the world crashing down. But one thing stays true, and that’s that I enjoyed writing and reading the book, and that’s all that matters.

How can readers discover more about you and you work?

Amazon
Smashwords
Big World Network (My awesomesauce small press publisher)
Twitter
Facebook
Pinterest
Linkedin
Goodreads - Support Indie Authors Group
Newsletter (to sign up forour newsletter!)

Oh, and of course my own blog https://Rileyamoswestbrook.wordpress.com

Any Comments for the Blog readers?

Feel free to stop by my blog and drop me a line! I love to make new friends, and I’m constantly on the lookout for the next thing to inspire me!

Any feedback for me or the blog?

Just keep doing what you’re doing! One day at a time, and take it all in stride. Good things will come from it.

miércoles, 27 de mayo de 2015

Interview with Cathy McGough




Tell us a little about yourself and your background? 

I like in Stratford, Ontario, Canada – a city which is famous for the Stratford Festival. I spent for the first quarter of my life growing up in this small town, but moved to Australia when my son was born and we stayed in Sydney for 14 years. We came back to my hometown for Christmas in 2013 and decided to stay!
My background mostly has been in the field of print (newspapers.) I am the Publisher of a magazine which I launched in November 2014 called Stratford Living Quarterly Magazine.
I have a son who turns 18 this year, a husband of 29 years and two cats named Rosie and Layla. I am the oldest of 5 children (two brothers and two sisters) and my Dad turned 80 this past December.


Which writers inspire you? 

I classify inspiration in two different ways: Authors who are still on the planent and author who aren’t.

In the Living category:
Ian MacEwan is one of my favourite authors who is currently with us. He inspired the title of my current novel A Mathematical State of Grace. I’m a big fan of the Jack Reacher series (Lee Child) and Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone mysteries. I love exploring characters who flesh out like Jack and Kinsey and this inspires me. Margaret Atwood Canadian too with such longevity and diversity. Stephen King, again diversity and integration of pop culture into his work. Paul Coehlo lifts my spirit.

In the passed on category:
Henry David Thoreau, Mark Twain, Stephen Leacock, Kipling, all of these I “interviewed” in my book “Interviews With Legendary Writers From Beyond.) Also Richard Adams, John Fowles – I could go on. So much inspiration out there if only I had more time!

Have you written any other novels in collaboration with other writers?

Sort of. I say sort of because my book Interviews With Legendary Writers From Beyond involved collaborating with authors who have passed via a psychic I created called Madame Delatour. I “interviewed” them. Otherwise, no.

When did you decide to become a writer?

Since I was a little girl I always wrote poetry and song lyrics. I even wrote a play once. Reminder to myself to dig it out. Writing is like breath to me. Cliché? Yes but honest.

Do you write full-time or part-time? 

I write full time, publish my magazine part-time.

Do you work to an outline or plot or do you prefer just see where an idea takes you? 

With my current book A Mathematical State of Grace, for the first time the ending flashed in my mind first. So then I had to work my way toward the ending. It was really difficult – at times I thought I was never going to get there. My first draft was in 2010. It is a two book series, the first book was released on Feb. 14, 2015. The second book I am hoping will be out in July or August (fingers crossed.)

My first novel Three Friends started out as a Nanaimo challenge.

My second book Interviews With Legendary Writers From Beyond began as a Blog Column on a writing website, people use to send me names of subjects to interview. I put them into novel format and added a few more interviews.

What I’m saying is for each novel has a different approach for me.

Do you have a strategy for finding reviewers? 

No, but it sounds like a very good idea. Any advice would be appreciated.


What are your thoughts on good/bad reviews? 

Life is too short to worry about them. I take all reviews (whether good or bad) with a pinch of salt. One can’t expect everyone to love your work. I write because I have to – art is very subjective. What’s the old song? “You can’t please everyone so you’ve go to please yourself.” I think it was Ricky Nelson.

How can readers discover more about you and you work?

I have a website www.cathymcgough.com and my magazine can be found at www.stratfordliving.ca

Amazon Author Page http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B001K8ZY70

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/203447.Cathy_McGough?from_search=true


Thank you for the opportunity 
to do this interview. 

Review Blendoku




Meet my new addiction Blendoku, the game was reccomended by my boyfriend and it's quite cool...

You go  trough levels doing some kind of chart with the colors, it gives you a hint and you have to put the other colors in order it's pretty nice and helps a lot to keep you entertained.





You can download it free in your app store and it doesn't take that much space in your phone:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lonelyfew.blendoku&hl=es-419


There are a lot of puzzles in four categories...


I hope you like the game and enjoy the blending.... 


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Conozcan mi nueva adicción el Blendoku, me lo recomendó mi novio y es bastante divertido...

La mecánica del juego es ir a través de los niveles completando una especie de tabla de color, te da una pista con un color y debes adivinar el orden de los demás colores en el orden de la tabla, es bastante interesante y te mantiene entretenido.



Lo puedes descargar gratis de tu tienda de aplicaciones y no toma tanto espacio en el celular:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lonelyfew.blendoku&hl=es-419



Son 4 categorías las que tienes para elegir.


Espero se diviertan y disfruten el juego.......



martes, 26 de mayo de 2015

Gift Idea #6




If you're a book lover or a gamer or both, I think you will love this book ends.

They're in the sci-fi side being portals and they look so good. 

The cost is $ 29.99 and you can find it here in the link 






Si eres amante de los libros o gamer o ambos,, creo que te encantaran estos bordes.

Estan dentro del tema del sci-fi ya que son portales y se ven geniales la verdad.

Tienen un costo de $ 29.99 y los puedes encontrar en el siguiente link



Review The Dreams Forgotten





It didn't really click with me, I found it a little slow and too routinary to be a fantasy.

The characters weren't that impressive or anything in my opinion.

The story was almost too normal at the beginning maybe that was what I didn't really like, it was too simple as it was.

But if you like book to correlate and find yourself in the pages this one is perfect for you.





Este libro no hizo clic conmigo, lo halle un poco lento y hasta rutinario para ser una fantasía. 

Los personajes no fueron los mas impresionantes en mi opinión.

Sentí la historia un poco muy normal al principio y quizás eso es lo que no me gusto del todo, era muy simple y no me gusta tanto leer lo que se puede vivir a diario no le hallo nada de interesante a eso. 

Ahora si te gustan los libros con los que puedes relacionarte y hallarte a ti mismo reflejado en las paginas, este libro es perfecto para ti. 





lunes, 25 de mayo de 2015

Wild Blue Yonder Cover Reveal



A Beautiful Cover
Very Enticing and dreamy


Synopsis


IN A WARPED HEAVEN, SHE MUST CHOOSE HER FATE: OBEDIENCE OR REBELLION

When Scarlett Blake chose life-after-death as a Cerulean, she expected to grieve for all she left behind: her boyfriend, her best friend, her mother, her home. But at least Cerulea, her heaven, would be… well, heavenly. Right?

Wrong.

The world in which Scarlett awakens is very far from her idea of a utopia. Picturesque, sure, and serene. But there can be no paradise within the unforgiving walls of a prison, be they of cold, hard stone or beautifully blue water.

Now Scarlett faces her hardest decision yet: be a good, dutiful Cerulean, or be true to herself and fight for freedom.

And if she can find a way to escape, what then? Can she finally reunite with her lost sister? Can she save Sienna from the murderous Fallen? Can she evade her destiny with the Ceruleans?

Can Scarlett Blake ever reclaim her life-before-death… or must she let go of all she loves?


Author Bio




Once upon a time a little girl told her grandmother that when she grew up she wanted to be a writer. Or a lollipop lady. Or a fairy princess fireman. 'Write, Megan,' her grandmother advised. So that's what she did. Thirty-odd years later, Megan writes the kinds of books she loves to read: young-adult paranormal romance fiction. Young adult, because it's the time of life that most embodies freedom and discovery and first love. Paranormal, because she's always believed that there are more things in heaven and on earth than are dreamt of in our philosophy. And romance, because she's a misty-eyed dreamer who lives for those 'life is so breathtakingly beautiful' moments. Megan grew up in the Royal County, a hop, skip and a (very long) jump from Windsor Castle, but these days she makes her home in Robin Hood's county, Nottingham. She lives with her husband, a proud Scot who occasionally kicks back in a kilt; her son, a budding artist with the soul of a paleontologist; and her baby daughter, a keen pan-and-spoon drummer who sings in her sleep. When she's not writing, you'll find her walking someplace green, reading by the fire, or creating carnage in the kitchen as she pursues her impossible dream: of baking something edible.




Find more of Megan  ---> http://megantayte.com/


viernes, 22 de mayo de 2015

Book Blast!!!!




☆☆☆ SALE ALERT ☆☆☆


Project: Killer by Author J.L. Beck is on SALE for 99 cents,

 limited time only so grab it now!! You can also snatch it up 

for FREE ON KINDLE UNLIMITED!!


In her eyes, he would always be the same...


Find out who Killer is in this riveting, all-consuming novel now 
available!! Are you ready to be hunted? If so, grab it 



~~ Looking for Tour Hosts ~~





I'm looking for Tour Hosts for Zaryk Tour

The Author is C.A. Jonelle 

 The Book is M Rated so you will need to be 18 to participate

If you're interested in Host a day in the tour 

The tour will take place in two weeks 

June from 14th - 19 th

&

June from 22th - 26th


Please Sign Up




I leave you here the synopsis 

**Not intended for those under 18. Contains mature content.** 

One fatal moment tears Zaryk’s life apart and he struggles to cope with his loss and grief. Years later, with his band ‘Twisted Epiphany’ on the cusp of success, Zaryk is finding the answers in partying and alcohol. Enter Lyndsay, a shy college girl who gives Zaryk hope that there can be happy endings in life. But one night of passion ruins his dreams of something more meaningful and spoils their friendship. Misunderstandings drive them apart and Zaryk is soon lost in a different world as ‘Twisted Epiphany’ become ever more famous. Will he get the chance to tell Lyndsay how he feels? Or will Zaryk’s stardom and Lyndsay’s insecurities keep them apart? 

A story of passion, love, loss and the pressures of fame, ‘Zaryk’ is the first in the ‘Twisted Epiphany’ series that follows Zaryk, Zayne, Zayden, Deklan and Kreed as they take their band from small town success to world-wide phenomenon.

Manga Review XXXHolic






This manga by clamp is absolutely fun and a little dark  not that much, and if you likes paranormal and magic this manga is a must. 

It tell the story of Watanuki a young man that stumbles upon a very curious shop and her owner Yuuko, has the power to grant wishes. 

The story develops in a good pace since it's a little long with 19 Volumes and 213 Chapters. 

I really love the art that clamp makes, it's pretty beautiful and enticing, and the characters are very lovable too. 

This one have an anime with two seasons, one movie and four ovas, so you will have a good time of fun. 




Este manga de clamp es absolutamente divertido y un poco oscuro no tanto, si te gusta lo paranormal y la magia este manga es un must.

El manga cuenta la historia de Watanuki un joven que se topa con una tienda muy curiosa y su dueña Yuuko, tiene el poder de conceder deseos.

La historia se desarrolla con buen ritmo, ya que es un poco larga, con 19 volúmenes y 213 capítulos.

Me encanta el arte de clamp, es extremadamente bonito y atractivo, y los personajes son fáciles de querer también.

También tiene un anime con dos temporadas, una película y cuatro ovas, por lo que tendrán un buen rato de diversión.





jueves, 21 de mayo de 2015

The Lives We Fear Interview



Interview with our
 Tour Author Dan Otsuki







What are your ambitions for your writing career?

Like most authors, I’d obviously love to one day be able to say I’m a best seller. I also recognize this isn’t a hugely realistic goal, but it’s a dream nonetheless. Aside from that, I’d love if I could ever get to the point in my life where I could live happily by only writing. I also recognize this isn’t exactly easy, but it would be the dream.

Which writers inspire you?

Stephen King, Bram Stoker, Flannery O’Connor, Rachel Kushner, Brandon Sanderson

What are you working on at the minute?

I’m currently bouncing back and forth between two things. Firstly, and what I’m working on primarily, is an actual novel, not short stories, taking place in a fiction town in central/Cascade-area Washington. The idea is supposed to be reminiscent of King’s It and Stroker’s Dracula in that, although it’s at least partly supernatural-monster narrative, I hope that it provides some social commentary on globalization and out-sourced labor, particularly how it pertains to multiple generations.

The second thing I’m working on will be another compilation of stories, though all at least the same length as the longest in The Lives We Fear (i.e. “Mister Jackson Monroe”). I’m ideally looking at four separate post-apocalyptic narratives. My only struggle here is whether or not all four narratives occur within the same universe and disaster, or if I make all of them very distinct. If I do choose to make them distinct, those who liked “Those of Us Left” in The Lives We Fear can look forward to a potential sequel story.

How much research do you do?

Depends a lot on what I’m writing and how well I know it. For instance, I try to write in a lot of settings that are either vague or fictional so the details don’t matter much or settings I know well so research isn’t overly necessary. Still, if I fell like I’m bullshitting too much, to the point where many readers would probably pause and call me on my adlibbing, I’m off to do research.

Why do you write?

I love it. Creating stories and characters no one else has ever thought of is one of the most rewarding things in the world for me. To me, there’s nothing better in the world than pure creation of something entirely new.

Where do the your ideas come from?

A lot of my ideas just come to me at night when I can’t sleep. I suffer from insomnia, so there will be some nights were I’ll just look at my ceiling for hours, never sleeping. Gives me a lot of time to think, and a good chunk of that thinking time boils down to me thinking of story ideas or plot points within a given story I’m working on. If it didn’t leave me so exhausted so often, I’d be pretty glad I had insomnia. It’s productive, at the very least.

What is the hardest thing about writing?

Second-guessing yourself. I’ve found that there will be times when I look over something I’ve written and wondered whether or not my meaning is relayed correctly to the audience. I always have to remind myself that part of the fun of reading is leaving some things up to the reader’s own imagination, not just what I’m telling him/her/them.

Do you ever get writer’s Block?

Everyone does, but when I do, I’ll take a break from a given story and just do some free writing. Gets me more in the mindset to write in general. I’ve also found a routine—a minimum word count for a given day—can really force me to break through the block.

Review The Lives We Fear




It was pretty interesting, for me it was more a suspense book than a horror, however it keeps you wondering what will happen next that for sure. 

The pace is a good since they're short stories. 

I think the book will be better suited for persons that like full suspense and likes stories that have a good plot twist at the end of them.




El libro es bastante interesante, aunque para mi la verdad lo encuentro mas como un libro de suspenso mas que de horror, sin embargo te mantiene preguntándote que pasara luego.

El ritmo es bueno ya que son historias cortas.

En mi opinión el libro esta mas orientado a personas que disfrutan el genero del suspenso y las historias con giros impactantes al final. 


miércoles, 20 de mayo de 2015

Florian Armas Interview

Which writers inspire you? 

As a child, I grew up with Frank Herbert, Tolkien and Stanislaw Lem. They pushed me into reading more Science Fiction and Fantasy, and childhood is the period that forms you in any aspect.

Have you written any other novels in collaboration with other writers?

I have only one novel, written alone; however I have technical books done in collaboration.

When did you decide to become a writer?

At this moment, I cannot consider myself a writer – one book doesn’t make you automatically a writer. Maybe an aspiring one.

Do you write full-time or part-time? 

Well, part time, that meaning weekend time, plane time, train time and so on.

Do you work to an outline or plot or do you prefer just see where an idea takes you?

A mixture of both, you cannot start a novel without a plan, but then the plan changes when new ideas take over you. Of course this comes from the ‘huge’ experience of writing only one novel.

Do you have a strategy for finding reviewers? 

I am still struggling to find one, so I accept any new idea :)

What are your thoughts on good/bad reviews? 

Well, I have a normal human reaction to both types: good is good and bad is… What I don’t really like are reviews written without reading the book, or reading only a small part, without mentioning it. It happens that I have several of those.

How can readers discover more about you and you work?

They need a time travel machine to find my next novel. Time destination is the beginning of next year.

Any feedback for me or the blog?

It is not easy to write a bilingual blog, and it makes a bridge between two cultures. So, keep up the good work.


Review Pokemon Shuffle







Well this one will be for Pokemon fans, this one game have make an statement since getting out free in the eshop this month.

It's super addictive and super fun, the only bad thing and I think everyone who played it will agree with me it's the life's stuff, I mean whyyy Nintendo whyyy do you put a hearts system in a game like this that you want to play all day long, that's mean and everyone knows it.



However the stages are pretty cool and the play mode it's pretty easy to understand since it's connecting Pokemon's alike to one another pretty much like candy crush but more cute.

I invite you to try it if you haven't yet, you will not regret it, just go to your eshop and hit the download button, you will have endless fun with this game.


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Este post les gustara a los fans de Pokemon, este juego ha hecho adictos a muchos desde su salida en la eshop este mes y lo que es mas totalmente gratis.

El juego es muy adictivo la verdad y totalmente divertido, lo único malo que le encuentro y creo que todos los que lo han jugado concordaran conmigo es el tema de las vidas, digo porque Nintendo porque pondrían un sistema de vidas en un juego como este que quieres jugar todo el día sin detenerte, eso es ser malo y todos lo saben.


Ahora los niveles son bastante cheveres y el modo de juego es bastante sencillo de entender, ya que, vas uniendo los pokemons iguales mas o menos como en candy crush pero mas lindo.

Los invito a probarlo si aun lo han hecho, no se arrepentirán, solo vayan a su eshop y hagan clic en el botón de descargar, tendrán mucha diversión asegurada con este juego.


martes, 19 de mayo de 2015

Review Bone Carved




It is a lovely companion for the first novel and a good insight at how Holly and Nathan reconnected and all. 

It's a really short read actually since it's like a mini story of the first book about what happenend in Nathan house when Holly went to banish a spirit there. 

You will have a lot of fun and if you haven't read yet the first book Bone Dry, you should it's amazing. 

Waiting for the next book already.





Es una buena lectura para la primera novela y es un buen vistazo a como se re-conectaron Holly y Nathan.

 En realidad es una lectura rápida, ya que es como una mini historia del primer libro acerca de lo que paso en casa de Nathan cuando Holly fue a desterrar un espíritu.

Te divertirá mucho y si aun no has leído el primer libro Bone Dry, deberías es buenísimo. 

Estoy esperando el siguiente libro con ansias. 


Gift Idea #5





For MAC lover I present to you the book book cover line, it's designed for mac book air and mac book pro, they look amazing. I want to own one just to have this cover is beautiful really. 

They do have a line for Iphones, Ipads and macbooks in general. So if you own a mac and love books this gift it's perfect for you. 








Para los amantes de MAC les presento la linea bookbook de covers, esta diseñada para mac book air y mac book pro y se ven maravillosos. Quisiera tener una mac solo para tener este cover es hermoso la verdad. 

También tienen una linea para iphone, ipad y macbooks en general, así que si te gusta la mac y los libros este es el regalo
 perfecto para ti. 







lunes, 18 de mayo de 2015

Mike Walters Interview


Tell us a little about yourself and your background?

Well I am a Director of Marketing & Product for a library software company by day. At night and in the early morning hours I pose as an Indie author. I was born and raised in Oregon and spent the first 22 years of my life there before becoming a combat photographer in the U.S. Air Force for four years. After the Air Force I married and relocated to Manassas, VA, yes near the battlefield, had a son who is now an actor and dashing young man. Several years ago I relocated to Southern California, yay back on the west coast, for my job. I got divorced, amicably a couple of years ago, and now spend my time at my paying job, writing whenever I can, and hanging out with my son at Claremont Ales in Claremont, CA when possible. I spend most weekends now with my lady friend at the Westside German Shepherd rescue in Los Angeles photographing dogs in need of new ‘forever’ homes.

Which writers inspire you?  
This is difficult for me to say. I love to read and there are so many authors I enjoy. John Irving is an all-time favorite. I love some of Margaret Atwood’s work. T.C. Boyle and Tortilla Curtain in particular. Cormac McCarthy’s work fascinates me. Andy Weir with his Mars novel is an inspiration for his self-pub journey and its long path to success. I absolutely loved Robert Ludlum growing up and read Zane Grey’s work repeatedly as well.

Have you written any other novels in collaboration with other writers? No I have not.

When did you decide to become a writer?
I loved writing stories as a kid and learned early on that I had a great imagination for spinning a tale. It never occurred to me until the last couple of years that I could actually sit down and write. I started pecking away one day on my laptop with a character and place in mind and a story was born. I had a lot of fun watching the journey unfold.

Do you write full-time or part-time?  
Part time for now. I have to keep a day job to pay the bills.

Do you work to an outline or plot or do you prefer just see where an idea takes you?   
I absolutely see where an idea takes me. This is the fun part for me. Its as if I am reading the story myself and like the reader get to learn where things go and what happens.

Do you have a strategy for finding reviewers?   
Not yet. Funny but writing the novel was the easy part. Trying to get publicity and an audience is proving to be much more challenging. Social media is both good and bad I am finding for a self-pub author. It can be a great avenue to get out there and get exposure, but it is also good for thousands and thousands of other writers able to tell a good story so the market is flooded.

What are your thoughts on good/bad reviews?  
I love good reviews, they are validating. Bad reviews suck ass. Seriously, though I take them with a grain of salt. I know that not everyone is going to like what I write. When I started, I told myself that if I enjoy reading what I write, if I like the characters, if I like the storyline than others will also. The novel hasn’t been written yet, that I am aware of anyhow, that everyone likes. So if people don’t like some Atwood, Boyle, Irving, etc. that puts me in good company.

How can readers discover more about you and you work?
The best way right now is to go to my website, www.mikewaltersnovels.com, and there are links there to my Facebook and Twitter pages as well. I will most likely add a blog page in the next month or so as I try to get some exposure. Right now I am in full fledge marketing mode with The Outlaw River Wilde and hard at work to the follow up, Still Wilde in the Outlaw River.

Dan Otsuki Guest Post


A Funny Thing that Happened on the Way to Getting Published



Drunken edits/drunk reading. This past December and January when I was home from college for winter break, I was tasked with doing my final round of edits before sending my manuscript off to my publisher for more official edits. I’d gone through the whole thing two or three times by this point, and while my editor can surely tell you that I still missed quite a bit, I was feeling pretty good about things. It was late at night and I’d enjoyed a few glasses of scotch earlier in the night with my father, but as he’d gone to bed, I’d continued the now solo festivities in his honor.
Now I’d like to clarify, before I move forward, that I don’t think editing your work while you’re under the influence of anything is by any means a good choice. That being said, it was one in the morning, I was drunk, and I thought reading some of my stories would be a fantastic idea.
I was still in the editing mindset (i.e. I was reading aloud to see how my sentences sounded, not just how they read). Drunk me thought this was absolutely hilarious. While reading, however, I shocking stumbled over a few sentences. I’d go back over them, repeat them until I got them right, but several of them never really came out right. I thought that was probably not a good sign. So, in my infinite intoxicated wisdom, I inserted parentheticals next to the sentences I was having trouble with and edited while drunk. I’m thankful for the clairvoyance to not delete the sentences that I found to be suspect, but when I woke up the following day, I found my stories open with highlighted parenthetical changes beside the questionable sentences.
Surprisingly, I found many of the sentences I had trouble with while drunk actually were some of the more clunky sounding sentences when I read sober. Now, most if not all of the edits I made while I was drunk were horrible, but they did flag my attention to unnecessary passive voice and weird diction and syntax. Honestly, it was pretty helpful, and at the very least, it’s something to laugh about.




Hama-Guri goes to school




The book is pretty cute and interesting. 

I thought I would encounter pictures in it but short stories about this little kid is nice too.

I think it will teach some life lessons to kids in the way it is. I liked the first story a lot.



El libro es bastante interesante y lindo.

Pensé que encontraría imágenes en el, aunque las pequeñas historias acerca de este niño que empieza la escuela y el como enfrenta y aprende de diferentes situaciones es lindo tambien. 

En mi opinión el libro les enseñara a los niños muchas lecciones de vida a lo largo de la lectura. La primera historia me encanto. 



domingo, 17 de mayo de 2015

Actualización del Blog





Hola Autores y Lectores

hoy tengo una gran noticia, el blog está mejorando mucho y 

quiero compartir con ustedes todas las cosas nuevas 

que estarán llegando con eso... 




En primer lugar ahora tengo un dominio como pueden ver, ese fue un gran paso para
mi y el blog la verdad.

En segundo lugar voy a tener espacios cotidianos para que siempre tengan algo que leer y espero que les gusten, los espacios serán así:

Lunes de Invitados - cualquier persona puede escribir un post para mi blog, si están interesados en escribir uno pueden enviármelo listo o pedir un espacio a mi email mariahhiwatari@gmail.com

Los Martes ahora serán día de ideas de regalos ya sean de libros o juegos, si son artesanos y quisieran que se mostraran sus diseños pueden enviarme un email a mariahhiwatari@gmail.com con imagenes y en donde se pueden comprar ya sea online o en una tienda. 

Los Miércoles serán Día de Videojuegos y estaré reseñando juegos que he jugado, estoy jugando, quiero jugar o estoy esperando que salgan, espero que a todos los jugadores les guste este espacio y encuentren divertidas las reseñas que hago. Si tienes un canal de youtube o un blog de juegos quizás te  interese participar en los lunes de invitados, así podremos conocer tu trabajo y visitarte. 

Los Jueves siguen siendo día de Entrevistas a autores, así que si eres autor y quieres darnos una entrevista puedes enviarme un email a mariahhiwatari@gmail.com para enviarte el formulario a llenar y así poder darles un espacio en el blog. 

Los Viernes serán Día de Manga y estaré reseñando mangas que he leído, estoy leyendo o me gustaría leer en algún momento, como los mangas son libros creo que es una gran idea para el blog.

Recuerden Seguir el blog y Participar.

Me encanta ayudar a los autores y espero que los lectores encuentren también algo nuevo para leer cada vez que lean las reseñas.  





En tercer lugar, recuerden que tengo una gran cantidad de redes sociales en las que me puedes seguir como Twitter, Instagram, tumblr, pinterest, google + y muchas más, todo los enlaces están en el blog.

Cuarto tengo un blog en wordpress tambien para los que les gusta mas esa interfaz me pueden seguir @ https://bookwormiejoss.wordpress.com/

Quinto los post los estaré posteando según termine los libros así que los post podrían salir cualquier día de la semana.

Espero disfruten el blog y recuerden seguirme para mantenerse al tanto con los posts. 




Blog Update






Hello There Authors and Readers

today I have great news, the blog is improving a lot and I want to 

share with you all the new things that are coming this way...




First I now own a domain as you can see, that was a great step for 
me and the blog really.

Second I'm going to have daily spaces so you can always have something to read and look forward, the spaces will  be like this: 

Monday's Guests - any guest post are welcome to this one you can email me to mariahhiwatari@gmail.com and send one to me or request it.

Tuesday will now be Gift Idea day either bookish or gaming, if you are an artisan and want your crafts displayed here you can always email me to mariahhiwatari@gmail.com and send me pictures and where can the readers go to buy them online or in a store. 

Wednesday will be Games Corner day and I will be reviewing games that I've played, am playing or want to play or waiting for, I think all the gamers can relate and hope they like the reviews, if you have a youtube channel for it or a blog of games you can always try to do a guest post on monday so we can be aware and visit. 


Thursday is Spot thursday's day, I do interviews to authors so if you're an author and want to participate you can email me to mariahhiwatari@gmail.com and I will send the template to you so you can answers the questions and a spot for you on my blog.

Friday will be Manga Day and I will be reviewing mangas I've read, am reading or want to read, since mangas are still books I think this one is a great idea for a space here in the blog.

Remember to Follow and Participate.

I do love to help new authors and hope new readers come and find some read they like in the process.




Third, remember I do have a lot of social media you can follow me on twitter, instagram, tumblr, pinterest, google+ and a lot more, all the link are on the website.

Fouth I own a wordpress too for the ones that like to follow there @ https://bookwormiejoss.wordpress.com/

Fifth I would be posting the books reviews as I will ending the readings so they can be posted either day of the week. 

I hope you enjoy the blog and that you follow me to stay tuned with all the posts. 








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