Digital Journal: First year anniversary Fiction Frenzy TV

Birthday Dance for the first anniversary of Fiction Frenzy TV The first year anniversary of my show Fiction Frenzy TV was a hoot. I had such a blast making videos with my Fiction Frenzy TV team, fans, authors and friends to celebrate our birthday episode and to mark the start of Season 2. I was overwhelmed by everyone's enthusiasm and support. Really, it is beyond words for me to describe how … [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 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 – Emily Hill author, publishing coach, founder of Kindlegate

I wrote an article for Digital Journal about a video interview I had with Emily Hill, founder of Kindlegate.starts.com, author and publishing coach. In the interview, she explains how the latest technical glitches on the Amazon KDP reporting website caused her and other indie authors to unenroll from the Amazon exclusive KDP Select Program. Here is an excerpt from the article: With … [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...]

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...]

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...]

Featured GoodReads Authors

I am participating in this author-to-author blog tour which is like a game of tag. An author tags five other authors and post their latest work in progress on their blog. I was tagged by Sheila Callaham, author of Truth Runs Deep, a story of mystery, suspense and murder. I have it in my reading list and can't wait to start. Now that I've been tagged, I am supposed to write about the latest … [Read more...]

Review by Ravina on the 8th stop of my Book Tour and wonderful surprises

Today I came home exhausted mentally, not expecting anything but curling up in a ball and falling asleep in front of the fireplace. When I checked my email, I found a beautiful review on Amazon and GoodReads for my poetry book Gathering Dust which lifted my spirits. This really meant a lot to me because poetry was my first form of creative writing. As a child and early teens and then to … [Read more...]

Book Tour stop 6 – Review Here – #78 on Amazon Best Seller List

If you're following my book tour, today is the book tour stop #6 at Review Here. I am monitoring the success of the book tour by watching the Amazon best seller list to see if Almost a Turkish Soap Opera is appearing in the top 100. Since the book was launched, the ranking of the book sat at 250,000 to 375,000 in all books. However, it never was ranked high enough in a category to show up in any … [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...]

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...]

When Future and Family Collide – article from Publishing Guru about Almost a Turkish Soap Opera

Wow so much happening this month thanks to Pump Up Your Book and Publishing Guru Jason Rutherford from Publishing Guru is doing a fantastic job of helping me market my book and gathering book reviews. He has been very responsive, efficient and impressive with what he's done for me so far. With the start of his campaign to help me promote Almost a Turkish Soap Opera, I've already received some … [Read more...]

Review of The Burqa Master by Cid Andrenelli

The Burqa Master by Cid Andrenelli Satire at its finest mixed with a handful of Persian saffron spice The Burqa Master by Cid Andrenelli is a satirical, tongue-in-cheek look at the lives of a multi-generational Persian family living in a cramped apartment in London. The comedy is told in the style of a play with literary elements of a novel. As a film maker myself and also having … [Read more...]

Review: A Song for Nemesis by Len Harper

A thrilling ride…almost like watching an action mystery thriller movie… My rating: 5 out of 5 stars A political thriller that will appeal to readers across multiple genres, A Song for Nemesis is like watching a James Bond movie. With strong characters and a fast paced plot, I could not put the book down once I started. The story’s main character, Enrique, is introduced to the reader as a … [Read more...]

A Toss of a Lemon, by Padma Viswanathan – my review

The Toss of a Lemon is a book that you need a quiet place to read. The story takes place over decades from 1896 to 1958 and is centered around Sivakami a Brahmin girl who married at 10 years old to an astrologer who predicted his own short life. She is only 18 when she becomes a widow with two children to raise. Padma Viswantathan describes the caste and customs that Brahmin women must follow … [Read more...]

Who says I can’t be the next Amanda Hocking?

I've read about four different self published author blogs where the general advice is... If you are self-publishing, don't think you are going to be like Amanda Hocking. Amanda Hocking, if you don't know, is a self published author who sold over 1 million copies of her Kindle books. You can read more about Amanda by clicking here. Sorry, but I'm not going to take that advice. If you do your … [Read more...]

Almost a Turkish Soap Opera – Web series

Watch Season 1 of the web series of Almost a Turkish Soap Opera on our YouTube channel. The web series is an adaptation of my book Almost a Turkish Soap Opera which if you don't have it yet, you can get a Kindle book or the good old fashioned paperback on Amazon now.   … [Read more...]

Almost a Turkish Soap Opera – web series

You can watch the web series as you read along with the book. The web series and feature film are an adaptation of the first draft of the book so you will see some differences in the storyline and/or characters. I hope sharing different types of media will be a cool way to watch and read. Feel free to leave me a comment. Almost a Turkish Soap Opera book is only available on Amazon. If you … [Read more...]

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