Writing update – Beta readers wanted

 There have been numerous requests from fans of the Among Us Trilogy for the final installation Reveal, book 3. I am so grateful for your patience. The truth is that life's day-to-day, family and work has put a huge dent on my writing time. However, the good news is that book 3 Reveal is 50% complete. For those of you who are eager to read it in the current state (ie. has not gone to the final … [Read more...]

Author vLog parody – Supernatural powers on Fiction Frenzy TV

Supernatural author vlog parody Fiction Frenzy TV A fact about Josefina, my developmental editor. She really truly believes in supernatural things. She loves celebrating Hallowe'en and goes out of her way to decorate for the event. We had so much fun making this author VLog parody for our show Fiction Frenzy TV. I hope you enjoy it. :) -------------- Video Author Vlog Parody: Anne-Rae … [Read more...]

Book Doula – a writer’s confession

a book doula - confession: how my developmental editor journeyed with me through the writing process I can't believe how time has sped past us. It seems like yesterday when I was scribbling away a storyline for the Among Us Trilogy. I can even remember how nervous I was to ask Josefina if she'd even consider being my developmental editor. She's a hard sell, if you know what I mean. But my … [Read more...]

Digital Journal: UBC’s Doctors without Borders Fundraiser to fight against Ebola

UBC ELI's Doctors without Borders Fundraiser to fight against Ebola   In this episode of Fiction Frenzy TV, Anne-Rae and her developmental editor Josefina, participated in a book signing event at the UBC English Language Institute's Fair Fair Fundraiser.  The event was to help raise awareness and funds for Doctors without Borders / Medecins Sans Frontieres campaign to help Ebola victims … [Read more...]

News: book releases & GoodReads Giveaway – Among Us Trilogy

News: Book Releases & GoodReads Giveaway Among Us Trilogy The past year has been a whirlwind of achievements for me, the most recent being that RESIST, book 2 of the Among Us Trilogy is now available on Amazon in paperback! The Kindle version is set to be released on November 24th for those who have pre-ordered. To mark the event, I'm doing a GoodReads Giveaway of a paperback copy of … [Read more...]

Doubt strikes Gold in Readers’ Favorite Book Awards

Stunned to strike Gold in Readers' Favorite Book Awards 2014 What can I say? I was so honored when I found out that Doubt was chosen as a finalist in three categories. I honestly didn't hold my breath to win anything further because there were so many wonderful books in the running.  I was invited to participate in the Facebook 2014 Finalists group and enjoyed reading  the posts and sharing tips … [Read more...]

Finalist in 3 categories – Readers’ Favorite Book Award 2014

Readers' Favorite Book Award 2014 Finalist, Doubt – Among Us Trilogy I am truly honoured to have been awarded a Finalist in three categories in Readers' Favorite Book Award 2014. It's because of the  wonderful readers, reviewers and bloggers who “got” the message behind ‘Doubt’. And to those who believed in me and the Among Us Trilogy…Thank you. Thank you. Thank you… a thousand times..thanks to … [Read more...]

Book cover reveal – RESIST – book 2 of Among Us Trilogy

Book cover reveal for RESIST, book 2 of Among Us Trilogy I'm currently busy writing RESIST book 2 of the Among Us Trilogy. My book marketing team and I held a DesignCrowd contest from the official Among Us Trilogy blog site.  Vanesa Gorkova was the winning graphic designer coming in first place against 18 other submissions. My developmental editor says it is too soon to share this to you but I … [Read more...]

Digital Journal: featuring Canadian authors at Sundance for books

Digital Journal highlights Canadian Authors at Raindance Book Festival My developmental editor, book launch team and I had the pleasure of launching my latest book, Doubt, book 1 of the Among Us Trilogy at the Rain Dance Book Festival last weekend.  Joseph Khalil for Digital Journal covered the event where you can see me in the video below. Here is an excerpt from the Digital Journal … [Read more...]

Doubt, Among Us Trilogy featured on Awesome Gang home page

Truth Seekers and Geeks do a high five! We are freakin out in a good way that Doubt, Among Us Trilogy book 1 is featured on the homepage of AwesomeGang.com. Awesome Gang is "Where Awesome Readers Meet Awesome Writers". They are a wonderful resource for authors to get their books in front of eager readers. If you are an author, check out AwesomeGang.com for free resources. If you are a reader, … [Read more...]

5 star review for my latest book Doubt, book 1 of the Among Us Trilogy

Getting ready for the release of Doubt, Among Us Trilogy this week.  I was very thrilled to receive my first review from Inkspand, book review blogger, who gave Doubt 5 stars out of 5. Click here to read review on Amazon If you want to take a sneak peak at sample chapters of Doubt, book 1 of the Among Us Trilogy, go to the official website www.amongus.ca . … [Read more...]

Book trailer video for latest book Doubt, Among Us Trilogy

So excited to share with you the new book trailer video for my latest soon to be released book Doubt, Among Us Trilogy 1. Visit the official Among Us Trilogy website to sign up for contests, giveaways and other fun stuff. Please share this page with your social peeps and karma will repay you. :) … [Read more...]

update on my latest novel Doubt, Among Us Trilogy (book 1 )

I've been purposely offline for the past 3 months so I can focus on finishing my latest novel, Doubt, book 1 of the Among Us Trilogy. Today, I am proud to say that I have finished 17 chapters. While writing, I have been busy watching 3 Turkish TV series, Cabudai (Hero), Kuzey Guney (North/South) and Ala Mara Zaman (Once Upon a Time). When I have time, I will try to find links to the series … [Read more...]

How does Fringe the TV series attract cult followers? a marketing experiment

Pushing the boundaries of storytelling Writing in the urban fantasy, paranormal fiction genre gives me an opportunity to experiment different ways to connect with fans which I could not do with my first book.  After reading many marketing "experts" and blog topics about how to grow your fanbase, I grew bored with the strategies that they were pitching. The TV series Fringe pushes the … [Read more...]

Among Us Trilogy – new book series by Anne-Rae Vasquez

Among Us Trilogy - New book series  Doubt is Book 1 of the  Among Us Trilogy.  Among Us is a book series which delves into the world of the super natural and how it intersects with the every day lives of seemingly ordinary people as catastrophic events on Earth lead to the end of times.  Among Us will attract fans of the TV shows Fringe, Lost, and 4400. The series is about a group of outcasts … [Read more...]

Soul Surrender

I found this poem I wrote 12 years ago archived on an old hard drive.  Reading it again brought back so many bittersweet emotions.  The photo of the Middle Eastern woman leaping for her freedom by Nasser Nouri is the closest image that describes the feeling of soul surrender. Soul Surrender The dawn has come And the morning sun's rays Streak the painted sky, warm crimson shades of orchard … [Read more...]

Writing is fulfilling and frustrating

Writing novel #2 - Why isn't it easier after writing novel #1? Fashion Headache by Serge LeeI have been trying to write a few chapters for my new novel Among Us but a vicious migraine has left me at a loss for words. Some thoughts for a synopsis for my novel... Outcasts from different parts of society, ethnicity, beliefs are being drawn together. Coincidence? It gets … [Read more...]

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