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 interview: UBC President Arvind Gupta takes on the challenge

Anne-Rae Vasquez interviews UBC President Arvind Gupta In this episode of Fiction Frenzy TV, Anne-Rae Vasquez interviews Dr. Arvind Gupta, the 13th President and Vice-chancellor of the University of British Columbia (UBC) on behalf of Digital Journal via Fiction Frenzy TV. Professor Gupta talks about how he is using social media to connect with students and to understand the challenges … [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...]

Digital Journal: Author jumps out of plane and dangerous mango

Read my article on Digital Journal about my show Fiction Frenzy TV's author skydiving and mango madness Tickled pink that Digital Journal featured my article on their homepage It's not easy to get on the Entertainment main page of Digital Journal. There are so many articles written about famous people that indie artists seem to not be showcased on the main content pages. Usually if the story … [Read more...]

Facebook Lookback – another marketing gimmick?

Lookback - Facebook's latest app If you're feeling sentimental about yourself and want to highlight all the lovely things you did on Facebook, then you may want to create your own Facebook Memory video. It appears that Mark Zuckerberg is trying to breathe life back into Facebook with a new marketing gimmick. Why would he want to do that? Well, like me and a lot of my friends, more and more people … [Read more...]

Are you ready for the Press? Tips for indie authors and filmmakers

SO ASK YOURSELF, ARE YOU READY FOR THE PRESS? Preparing for TV or Radio Interviews - Tips for authors / filmmakers Getting an invitation for an interview is thrilling and a great opportunity for you to reach a new audience. I am a freelance journalist and I've gathered some tips which will help you make the most of your interview. Remember, media journalists have short attention spans and their … [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...]

Almost a Turkish Soap Opera Finalist award Next Generation Indie Book Awards 2013

Almost a Turkish Soap Opera is a finalist in the The Next Generation Indie Book Awards 2013 in the Multicultural Fiction category. I am extremely pleased and honoured to have my book among the other finalists and winners.For those of you who are new to my site, here is a short synopsis of the story. A humorous look at arranged marriages, betrayals and affairs - Almost a Turkish Soap Opera by … [Read more...]

Almost a Turkish Soap Opera Valentine’s day Promo

VALENTINE'S DAY PROMO Valentine's day is just around the corner and to celebrate Valentine's day and our movie screening in New York City at the Winter Film Awards on February 28, all of us at Almost a Turkish Soap Opera have put together a package for you. The  $25 Promo includes: a copy of the book (signed by me :) ) and a DVD of Almost a Turkish Soap Opera (Cast/Crew Edition 110 minutes … [Read more...]

Kindle Daily Nation features Almost a Turkish Soap Opera kindle book

The January promo of my Kindle book Almost a Turkish Soap Opera is featured on Kindle Daily Nation. The book is for sale at 99 cents until Feb 14 (Valentine's day). So if you need some romance, humour, cultural family chaos and Turkish drama, get your copy at the promo price today! Check it out at: … [Read more...]

New review on Amazon for Almost a Turkish Soap Opera (paperback)

I love when someone reviews my books It is so delightful when I wake up and find a new review of my books. Here is my To-Do-List for today edit a video interview for Digital Journal finish reading Inquest by DelSheree Gladden for an upcoming book review. (it's a great read by the way ;) ) write a few chapters of the first book of the series "Among Us" spare some time tonight … [Read more...]

Amazon reviews for Almost a Turkish Soap Opera

Customer Reviews Almost a Turkish Soap Opera Amazon reviews   8 Reviews 5 star:  (5) 4 star:  (3) 3 star:  (0) 2 star:  (0) 1 star:  (0) Average Customer Review 4.6 out of 5 stars (8 customer reviews) Share your thoughts with other customers Create your own … [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...]

Literary book of the month @ Kindle Daily Nation

November is book launch month Okay so the book launch on November 7 was muted out by the American election coverage. Just in case you didn't know, Obama has renewed his license to lead the American people for another 4 years. :) So now to the real news, Kindle Nation Daily is featuring my book Almost a Turkish Soap Opera as the Literary Fiction genre book of the month. This is a great tie in … [Read more...]

My cookbook is #14 on Amazon’s best seller list

I just noticed that my cookbook Salha's Secrets to Middle Eastern Cooking Cookbook is ranked #14 on Amazon's best seller list for recipe books Middle Eastern category. I also noticed that my Kindle book is the only one for sale at 99 cents. Hmmmm... maybe that is why my sales have jumped incredibly this week? If you are interested in learning some basic Mediterranean recipes, please … [Read more...]

Arranged Marriages Lead to Betrayals and Affairs – Almost a Turkish Soap Opera, novel by Anne-Rae Vasquez

Arranged Marriages Lead to Betrayals and Affairs http://ow.ly/eBxBa  - Almost a Turkish Soap Opera, novel by Anne-Rae Vasquez Woke up this morning to see my book featured on the Kindle Book Review site. The blog features book reviews from indie authors and great Kindle promotions. If you are a Kindle author, I highly recommend you check them out. If you are a Kindle owner and love to read good … [Read more...]

Press Kit

Press release links:   www.prweb.com/releases/2012/10/prweb9986017.htm http://publishingguru.blogspot.ca/2012/11/when-future-and-family-collide.html Press Kit Click here to download Press Kit (pdf format) Author’s Name:   Anne-Rae Vasquez Contact information: Email:  admin(at)anne-raevasquez(D O T)com Website Address:  http://www.anne-raevasquez.com Blog … [Read more...]

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