Part II You ask?

I’ve been quiet on my blog for a while because I am busy working mostly on the finishing touches of book one, part II (untitled). Thanks to some of you for actually asking me when part II would be ready, expressing how desperately you are waiting for it. Thank you from the bottom of my heart:

Here’s the low down.

1. Book 1 – Piazza Navona is available in e-book through Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, iBookstore, KoboReader and more.
2. Book 1 – Piazza Navona in paperback is also available – contact me directly for now to order your copy .
3. Book 1 – PART II (not yet ready to tell you the title) will hopefully be available on May 19, 2014 – ebook and paperback.
4. In the meantime, enter the contest here for a chance to win a hardcopy of Piazza Navona.
5. Click on the contest and giveaway button on this blog for additional Giveaways.
6. Write a review anywhere you bought Piazza Navona from.
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8. Subscribe to my blog – if you like it
9. Drop me a line anytime.


Writing Promotional Material From An Indie Author

11267159-a-yellow-square-sticky-note-wtih-the-words-and-concept-remember-to-think-outside-the-boxI laughed so hard this morning, while I spent a good amount of hours writing up promotional material for my novel. Something, I suppose, I am required to do to circulate my book among potential distributors/bookstores. I welcomed the challenge, thinking how hard could it be to gather information about myself and my book. You know, something like a resume or a CV. Well, I’m here to tell you it was difficult thinking of ways to detail a pitch, a cover letter explaining why me and why my book. Later, I needed to provide a list of places I’ve advertised and then what my plans are to promote the book in the near future, filing in also places online that I’ve posted information about myself. It was wonderful an experience, and once I finished the two-page document, I felt proud of how much info I’ve been able to compile to create – well – myself online; available for the world to see, judge, analyze and hopefully respect soon as a solid author.

Tomorrow I mail the packages, within the contents including the said cover letter, a copy of my book and an invisible smile, crossing my fingers also that those I’ve reached via regular mail, will find it in their hearts to carry my book in their stores. Stay tuned.

Contest and Giveaway

A few of my friends asked, jokingly of course, if I would have any giveaways in the near future. A free book or a bookmark or….

At the time I smiled at the suggestion and it wasn’t until I travelled through England, Scotland and France this past month, promoting my book, that I decided a contest was a good idea.

So, here it is.

For the month of April, if you purchase Piazza Navona in e-book  (online) or paperback (contact me directly for the paperback version) and write a review online for the e-book (on Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, iBookstore and more) or blog, tweet, Facebook about my book, the paperback version, I will give you Part II for free. That would be two books for the price of one.

If you subscribe to my blog, Facebook or Twitter between 21-Mar-2014 to 30-April-2014, I will send you a free bookmark.

Click here for details 

Soul Mates – Creative Thinking

tumblr_mwlpt3IYvC1s4nq4ko1_500I believed in soul mates differently in my teens mostly, and maybe all the way through my early thirties. While I continue to gather material for all the novels I plan to write, I question if there is such a thing as a soul mate? Just because we have something in common with another person in this world, doesn’t quite mean we are soul mates.

In my opinion; we tend to confuse sexual attraction or the love of dogs and football equally as being soul mates. Think about it for a minute.

I wholeheartedly believe soul mates are those who think above and beyond what the day-to-day life is and plan things much deeper than the typical life paths. Soul mates are those who strive to live a simple life, wanting only the best for everyone around them, existing with the entire universe in mind and reaching for the stars only to make good things happen. Soul mates are unique individuals and from what I feel, are very few, roaming the plant greatly unsettled, like nomads with no particular place of belonging. The water tames them. The moon guides them, and nature enlightens their soul. Soul mates often pass to the other side much sooner than everyone else, because they understand the good of the world on a deeper level, the beauty of everything surrounding them and in all reality never meet one another in this lifetime…


book update – sigh

BK00014917 - my sampleSo, back to square one and everything is now on hold since I’ve asked the publishing company to pull the incorrect ebooks and submit the correct version. In the meantime, since the ebooks are queued up for released through different mediums, the correction will overlap. So my suggestion, please don’t buy the book until you hear from me stating it’s a go. I sincerely apologize for this uncalculated error and hope to correct it shortly.

Thanks for your patience and understanding

Determination to Persevere

quoteby MLKilian

I just got word from the editor that my book is in the final stages of the publishing process and I think I let out a gentle sigh, not so much of relief but anxiety. I’ve been waiting forever for this to happen and now I need to wait until the ‘final stages’. While I toss around this small annoyance in the back of my brain, I also aim to see the positive in all of this. That my book will be available exactly when it should be. I also have decided to stay busy, very busy just to keep on track with the bigger picture.