Writing break and latest vlog parody skit

Writing break I have been in writing limbo on and off for the last 2 years. The only answer I can offer for the delay in finishing the writing of Reveal (book 3 of the trilogy) is simply that my life is getting in the way. Upheavals in my work life and the demands of my personal life were things that could no longer be ignored. So a few months ago, I consciously decided to unplug and take a … [Read more...]

Survivors rescued after deadly avalanche in Italy – by Anne-Rae Vasquez via Blasting News

Deadly avalanche slams into ski resort in central Italy A deadly avalanche slammed into a luxury ski resort hotel in central Italy on Wednesday January 18, 2017. Reports say that 4 earthquakes with magnitudes over 5 had shaken the region earlier possibly triggering the avalanche. Guests at the hotel had been waiting in the lobby for the road to be opened so that they could evacuate … [Read more...]

Hilarious Dust in the Wind musical parody James Corden by Anne-Rae Vasquez via Blasting News

James Corden (Late Late Show) and Jim Parsons (Big Bang Theory) do a low key but hilarious parody of Kansas official music video Dust in the Wind. Watching the parody brought me to tears so I had to write about it for Blasting News. Hysterically funny in a serious way James Corden's singing talents are highlighted in a 70's hit music parody of Kansas' "Dust in the Wind." The music video is … [Read more...]

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...]

Vlog: Top 5 Amazon books | Top 5 Youtube videos 2015 Fiction Frenzy TV

Top Amazon books of 2015 | Top Youtube Videos of 2015 My developmental editor and I had so much fun making our latest vlog. We talked about our Top books and Youtube videos of the year.  I hope you enjoy it as much as we did making it. Vlog: Josefina’s Top 5 Amazon books of 2015 (well more like top 7)  and Anne-Rae’s Top 5 Youtube videos of 2015 (okay, top 6) Behind the Scenes VLog … [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...]

Digital Journal Review I am Titanium by John Patrick Kennedy

Digital Journal review I am Titanium An action packed fantasy thriller with an underlying commentary on social issues of today in John Patrick Kennedy's latest novel "I am Titanium". I am Titanium weaves fantasy and reality by creating an explosive story where powerful spiritual beings from different astral planes connect with humans on Earth for purposes unknown. Kennedy's writing style … [Read more...]

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: 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...]

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...]

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...]

Timpano recipe – That’s amore from movie Big Night

Big Night movie inspires Italian cooking - Timpano Thanks to Netflix, we were able to kick back last night and watch a wonderful classic movie Big Night starring Tony Shalhoub as Primo and Stanley Tucci as Secondo.  The Italian drama, the colourful food, the fantastic characters and great acting made it such a fun-filled evening for us. For those of you who are too young to know this … [Read more...]

The Literary Chain Letter aka ‘My Writing Process’

Chain letter and Anne-Rae's Writing Process Thanks to the author of award winning book "Sendero" Max Tomlinson who dared to tag me (along with authors Jill Nojack  and Tess Collins) in a literary chain letter.  I normally toss chain letter requests in the trash but this one intrigued me.  Also, I don't ever want to get on Max's bad side. I heard he knows some people... but I digress. Is Writing … [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...]

Digital Journal: my interview with Malka Marom, author of “Joni Mitchell”

Read my interview with Malka Marom about her books "Sulha" and "Joni Mitchell - In Her Own Words" Malka Marom's latest book "Joni Mitchell - In Her Own Words" details the intimate interviews she had with Canadian painter/songwriter and artist Joni Mitchell over the decades. Joni Mitchell, known to stay away from the media spotlight, talks freely and openly about herself in Marom's … [Read more...]

#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...]

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...]

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