Category: My books

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But on paper, things can live forever

I think like a genius, I write like a distinguished author, and I speak like a child. Vladimir Nabokov NEWS ALERT 👮‍♂️ I wrote it today, after conversation with Will – writersenvy.me blog  and Libre Paley – How LONG is this going to take? Yesterday I told Will that I’m probably going to kill my narrator 😂 and he said it would be fun to watch how he/or she (in my case – she) would shut up in the...

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I am a product of endless books

News 1 Dulcinea and The Death Code (Child Of Illusion Series, book 1)  Genre: young adult, fantasy and adventure (+ horror, romance, mystery, sci-fi) Chapters: 33 There’s always something happening in the world, or around us, that we can’t pin down with words or thoughts. My version – what you see is not here. It is both… The e-book is finally available for pre-order on Amazon Kindle – click to order (paperback is online on 9th June 2019) News...

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I write, because…

Message of the day: Don’t waste your time in thinking about the past or worrying about the future. You’ll think forever! Our thoughts are tied up with our problems and identity. Learn to let things (thoughts) go… Today I’m working with my novel Dulcinea and The Death Code and also the book review Fields of Lies, written by talented Sabina Gabrielli Carrara. I’m going to post it on 10th May 💃☕️😉 I decided to enrol with...

The power of Zen stories

There is a tradition in Zen Buddhism of recording short tales that are able to teach us about the world and make us question our preconceived notions in just a few words. Below are two such stories, one traditional and one contemporary, that might just give you a fresh perspective. The Tiger and the Strawberry #1 ‘While out walking one day, a man came across a tiger. He fled from the snarling creature, until he came...

They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, BUT…

Time to choose the best book cover for Dulcinea and The Death Code! Number #1 or #2?  “Aspiring authors, get this through your head. Cover art serves one purpose, and one purpose only, to get potential customers interested long enough to pick up the book to read the back cover blurb. In the internet age that means the thumb nail image needs to be interesting enough to click on. That’s what covers are for.”  Larry Correia...

“The Pearl Territory”, chapter 9 – Cash #privatejournal

I remember her hair – the color of white snow – and vibrant orchid eyes, almost like mosaics, unnaturally beautiful, the mix of forgotten spring and crystalline heaven. I remember her laugh, bright like a birdsong. It was as if her laugh lifted the dark veil from my heart and allowed me to see the world with different, happy eyes. Sunny. Joyful. Confident. A cloudless spring day. This is what I feel when I think about...

Nari – ‘two-coloured ghost’

Excerpt (first draft) from my upcoming book for children (6-9 yo) “The Adventures of ghost Nari”. x x x “Do I look like ballerina?” Nari asked her mom. Blue pancakes smeared with yellow jam magically arrived on her plate. Her mom was a real witch when she cooked for her little girl.  Nari was a ghost. A rare ghost with two colors: pink and teal. She lived with her mother under the Boo Bridge, in the...