Tuesday, June 21, 2016

10 Ways to Seduce a Writer

There are a lot of memes over the Web about the writers. Very often we are portrayed as nutjobs, insomniacs, introverts, edgy, crazy and even suicidal. There’s a bit of truth in all of these characteristics. But we can be cute and sweet too. All you need to do is follow some rules. Here’s a great list I’ve found (from Writers Write), which does a good job at telling what the writers love.


I especially love the first two. Can there be such a thing as too many books? I can’t fit paperbacks in my home anymore, but there are always digital books, which I love no less. I don’t care that they are digital; they are readable, nothing else matters. So what am I trying to say here? You can give me digital books as gifts, too! I’ll be more than happy to receive them. And if you decide to give me paperbacks, then also remember to build me a bookcase!
Alright, I’m kidding :D But digital books are indeed appreciated. Just because we can’t touch them doesn’t mean they can’t touch us. Don’t underestimate their value as gifts.

Then there is another list: How to drive a writer crazy.


Every time I see a list like this, I remember my friend and her great idea for a fantasy novel. I might have to ask her if she has finished her book. After all, writing is nothing complicated, is it?  

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Author Lois Duncan Has Passed Away

Just learned that author Lois Duncan has passed away today. She's probably most famous for "I Know What You Did Last Summer" and other YA suspense novels (I had reviewed IKWYDLS back in November 2015). I didn't knew Lois Duncan personally, but I am so saddened by the news of her dead I can't stop thinking of her. I followed her on Facebook and to me she had become a friend, someone whom I admired and whose career I followed. She had written over 50 books and had sold hundreds of thousands copies worldwide. She was a pioneer of Young Adult Suspense genre and had some of the most original story lines. As far as I know Lois was over 80, and she'd sometimes post on FB how hard life was for elderly people. She had recently moved to a new place, and I remember so well when she posted on Facebook that she felt she had reached the last haven. It was sad to read about her constant pain in the back, but despite all that pain just a few months ago she found time to send hundreds of autographed books to her readers. She was a wonderful person, a truly great, inspiring author, and she will be greatly missed by all her readers all over this wide world.
Rest in peace, Lois. Thank you for the books.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Witch Hollow: Stories From the Past

I just realized I hadn't posted on my blog about my latest book, which came out on March 8. No idea how I could forget about it, but here it is:

Witch Hollow: Stories From the Past

The book contains six short stories: 3 of them about Electra, Cassandra, and Medea, and 3 about Andromeda, Valeria, and Sophia.

Because these are stories from the past there is no Eric of course, but something tells me you won't be disappointed in these 6 stories with scary monsters and fun adventures. Also, you'll get to meet Valeria and Sophia, who are no less mischievous than their daughters.

Please buy this collection only if you have finished "Witch Hollow" series, otherwise the stories may not make sense to you. Go to Amazon and get the book for just $1.99.

 Happy reading!

Warcraft



As a fantasy lover I was looking forward to this movie, sometimes even counting the days. After the disappointment called Hobbit: the Battle of Five Armies, I have been longing for a new fantasy to dive into and spend a bit of magical time among the elves, orcs, dwarves, and humans.

Just look at these orcs!



I can’t remember more beautiful and malicious characters than the orcs in Warcraft. They were a real work of art, detailed and meticulously designed. - See more at: http://authorswritinginasecondlanguage.com/?p=blog#sthash.rgotZAlo.dpuf


As a fantasy lover I was looking forward to this movie, sometimes even counting the days. After the disappointment called Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, I had been longing for a new fantasy to dive into and spend a bit of magical time among the elves, orcs, dwarves, and humans.
Just look at those orcs!
- See more at: http://authorswritinginasecondlanguage.com/?p=blog#sthash.rgotZAlo.dpuf
As a fantasy lover I was looking forward to this movie, sometimes even counting the days. After the disappointment called Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, I had been longing for a new fantasy to dive into and spend a bit of magical time among the elves, orcs, dwarves, and humans.
Just look at those orcs!
- See more at: http://authorswritinginasecondlanguage.com/?p=blog#sthash.rgotZAlo.dpuf
As a fantasy lover I was looking forward to this movie, sometimes even counting the days. After the disappointment called Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, I had been longing for a new fantasy to dive into and spend a bit of magical time among the elves, orcs, dwarves, and humans.
Just look at those orcs!
- See more at: http://authorswritinginasecondlanguage.com/?p=blog#sthash.rgotZAlo.dpuf
As a fantasy lover I was looking forward to this movie, sometimes even counting the days. After the disappointment called Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, I had been longing for a new fantasy to dive into and spend a bit of magical time among the elves, orcs, dwarves, and humans.
Just look at those orcs!
- See more at: http://authorswritinginasecondlanguage.com/?p=blog#sthash.rgotZAlo.dpuf
As a fantasy lover I was looking forward to this movie, sometimes even counting the days. After the disappointment called Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, I had been longing for a new fantasy to dive into and spend a bit of magical time among the elves, orcs, dwarves, and humans.
Just look at those orcs!
- See more at: http://authorswritinginasecondlanguage.com/?p=blog#sthash.rgotZAlo.dpuf
As a fantasy lover I was looking forward to this movie, sometimes even counting the days. After the disappointment called Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, I had been longing for a new fantasy to dive into and spend a bit of magical time among the elves, orcs, dwarves, and humans.
Just look at those orcs!
- See more at: http://authorswritinginasecondlanguage.com/?p=blog#sthash.rgotZAlo.dpuf
As a fantasy lover I was looking forward to this movie, sometimes even counting the days. After the disappointment called Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, I had been longing for a new fantasy to dive into and spend a bit of magical time among the elves, orcs, dwarves, and humans.
Just look at those orcs!
- See more at: http://authorswritinginasecondlanguage.com/?p=blog#sthash.rgotZAlo.dpuf
As a fantasy lover I was looking forward to this movie, sometimes even counting the days. After the disappointment called Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, I had been longing for a new fantasy to dive into and spend a bit of magical time among the elves, orcs, dwarves, and humans.
Just look at those orcs!
- See more at: http://authorswritinginasecondlanguage.com/?p=blog#sthash.rgotZAlo.dpuf