#Watch Fiction Frenzy – a new VLog show featuring YOLO authors

Fiction Frenzy - YouTube show vlogs from authors who know You Only Live Once Get your dose of indie authors, filmmakers, artists and their fans on Fiction Frenzy. Debut show was on March 31, 2014 here on AR Films Channel (http://youtube.com/fictionfrenzytv) Sit down. Grab a doughnut or a carrot stick. Go on. You're not going anywhere. Watch, laugh, cry, throw your doughnut at the screen but stay … [Read more...]

Fantasy read: Seal of the King by Ralph Smith

Seal of the King by Ralph Smith The battle between dark and light rages and the world is on the cusp of a tipping point. Will an age of darkness befall mankind or will the light prevail? David and Aurora have seen visions of each other their entire lives but never met, until now. Aurora a fearsome warrior and David a simple farmer are thrust into the heart of the battle. An ancient … [Read more...]

Digital Journal interview: Latina teen escapes Shining Path in thriller novel Lethal Dispatch by Max Tomlinson

Digital Journal Interview with Max Tomlinson about his novel Lethal Dispatch Max Tomlinson, author of "Sendero" (awarded by Kirkus Reviews as the Best of 2012) is back with a new action thriller novel "Lethal Dispatch". Although listed in the Young Adult category, "Lethal Dispatch" will entertain adult readers who enjoy international mystery thrillers. The story not only … [Read more...]

Digital Journal: my review of Plague of Angels – novel by John Patrick Kennedy

Review: Plague of Angels spews Hell on earth in novel by John P. Kennedy Blasphemous and graphic while also addictive and entertaining are only some of the words that describe John Patrick Kennedy's scintillating debut novel Plague of Angels. Plague of Angels is not recommended for the faint of heart or easily offended. Readers who have some familiarity of biblical history will … [Read more...]

Digital Journal: Exposing dark side of bio-engineered food in Kenneth Eade’s thriller An Involuntary Spy

Interview with Kenneth Eade, author of "An Involuntary Spy" on Digital Journal Do you know what is in your food? Did you know that a lot of vegetables and fruit we are eating are genetically modified? I had the pleasure of interviewing Kenneth Eade with his latest book "An Involuntary Spy" which uncovers the untold story of the science behind the Genetically Modified Food industry. Here is … [Read more...]

Digital Journal: Israel and Singapore’s espionage escapades in Khaled Talib’s spy thriller Smokescreen

Review: Smokescreen by Khaled Talib Spy thriller uncovering Israel and Singapore's secret friendship     Here is a short excerpt of my review of Smokescreen on Digital Journal. Smokescreen is a captivating story leading readers into the genre of espionage noir, revealing a rich and colourful tale of political deception across countries and continents. The author takes … [Read more...]

Digital Journal article – Korean War not forgotten in Owen Choi’s novel Tendrils of Life

Digital Journal article - Korean War highlighted in Tendrils of Life, Owen Choi's debut novel My latest article and interview published on Digital Journal is a touching one. The plight of the Koreans who survived the War of 1950 is told through the eyes of Jimin in Owen Choi's novel Tendrils of LIfe. The article reached 200 views on Digital Journal in under 24 hours and headlined the front page … [Read more...]

Digital Journal Interview with Ksenia Anske, author of Siren Suicides

Digital Journal interview with Ksenia Anske, by Anne-Rae Vasquez With the number of depression in teens rising, Ksenia Anske writes about teen suicide in her soon to be released novel, Siren Suicides. I had the opportunity to interview Ms. Anske for Digital Journal. Here is a quote from the Digital Journal interview: With over 15,000 Twitter followers, Anske blogs and interacts with her … [Read more...]

Digital Journal article of Osman Gulum, Entrepreneur

Digital Journal article on Osman Gulum, Entrepreneur by Anne-Rae Vasquez Read my article and interview for Digital Journal on an entrepreneur who went against all adversities to become a successful business man. Here is an excerpt of the article: Author of Climbing Mountains, Gulum writes his life story describing in a narrative all the twists and near deadly turns when most would have given … [Read more...]

Interview with Cid Andrenelli – Artist, Playwright and Novelist

Interview with Cid Andrenelli I write for the Digital Journal and had the pleasant opportunity to interview Cid Andrenelli, a talented trans-media artist, author of The Burqa Master. Her paintings are bold, colorful, mesmerizing and beautiful, and yet very disturbing. Here is an excerpt of the interview below: Finding an enigmatic artist and activist whose talents cross multiple mediums is … [Read more...]

Be interviewed by a Digital Journalist

I am looking for authors of fictional novels who have an interesting story to tell about their book. I am particularly interested in your story. Interviews are by invitation only. Please take the time to answer the questions. Once you press the submit button, you will not be able to make any changes. The interviews will be published on DigitalJournal.com and here on my blog. Please allow … [Read more...]

The Sea-god at Sunrise by G.L. Tysk – Amazon Book Review

Review of The Sea-god at Sunrise by G.L. Tysk - Amazon Book Review A masterfully written tale of two young Japanese boys, Shima and his little brother Takao--shipwrecked on an isolated island after a terrible typhoon. Left to die, their story may have ended when the crew of an American whaling ship finds them by chance and takes them on board. Unfortunately it is 1841 and Japan and America … [Read more...]

Book Tour stop 9 – American Chronicle interview with Anne-Rae Vasquez author of Almost a Turkish Soap Opera

Interview with Anne-Rae Vasquez, author of 'Almost a Turkish Soap Opera' as posted on American Chronicle November 24, 2012 Anne-Rae Vasquez authored Gathering Dust – a collection of poems, published by AR Publishing Inc. and Teach Yourself Great Web Design in a Week, published by Sams.net (a division of Macmillan Publishing). She wrote the novel and screenplay and directed Almost a Turkish … [Read more...]

Book Tour – 2nd stop Literal Exposure and 3rd stop Book Club Reading List

Boy, it's been crazy busy here at Anne-Rae HQ. Today I am featured on the blog Literal Exposure. Thanks Cid Andrenelli for dropping by the tour today. Sorry you had to come with your gum boots and rain jacket. While we we're at it, I highly recommend you checking out Cid's book. It will make you laugh and cry all at the same time. You can buy it on Amazon both in paperback and Kindlebook … [Read more...]

Indie Author Land interviewing authors

I was interviewed on Indie Author Land Indie Author Land is a site, founded by two book lovers, that showcases author interviews and their books.   It is a great resource for readers to find interviews of up and coming authors and their latest work.  For authors, it is a wonderful way for readers to get to know them. Check out my interview with Indie Author Land at: … [Read more...]

How to Tweet Your Book to Top Sales–end of day 1 of the ever so amazing Book Tour

Day 1 of Book Tour and How to Tweet Your Book to the Top of the Sales List So day 1 of the amazing book tour is coming to an end. It was really fun with all the tweets, shares, likes and burps... just making sure you're still reading. :) For those of you who missed the interview on Day 1 of my Book Blog Tour, check out my interview by Digital Journal.com. Here is an excerpt from a … [Read more...]

Twitter Do’s and Don’ts for Authors

Being new to Twitter, I find myself unsure of what is okay or not okay to tweet. I'm still learning and getting used to tweeting. I've been working in the web industry for over a decade so I am very comfortable with lots of forms of social media--except for Twitter. I promote my film and web series on Facebook and Youtube and proudly have a fan base of over 8700 fans. But I have always kept … [Read more...]

Twitter to Build Fanbase Effectively

I'm still learning about Twitter and how to reach my audience. As I mentioned in my previous post, how can I be effective in tweeting my message properly is a question I ask myself lately. With more followers, how can I make sure that my tweet does not end up being noise with all the tweeting that is happening. Also, what are the best practices for tweeting. Like I said, I'm still … [Read more...]

Tweet Reach – interesting tool for authors

Have you ever wondered how far your tweet reached? Here's an interesting tool by TweetReach. TweetReach measures the twitter campaign so tweeters can see the results of their tweet. Try it out for yourself by going to: http://tweetreach.com/ … [Read more...]

Tip for authors: Useful hashtags

Useful tips for Authors: If you are new to promoting on Twitter, I found a helpful article and great tips from Laura Pepper Wu. She explains what hashtags are and why they are effective in sending out your message to your targeted audience. To be honest with you, it wasn't until a few months ago, I was a bit behind with using Twitter and couldn't understand how it would help me gain an … [Read more...]

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