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...]

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: 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...]

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: 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: 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...]

Review: 666 Park Avenue, new supernatural TV series thriller on Netflix

Review: New series on Netflix - 666 Park Avenue 666 Parker Avenue After the Fringe TV series ended we here at Truth Seekers headquarters were itching to find another show with the same calibre of high quality production that included a great cast, intriguing and believable characters and a thrilling supernatural intelligent story arc. Although, we enjoyed shows like Haven, Continuum and … [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...]

Digital Journal: NAB 2013 Interview Videos

I had the opportunity to report at the National Association of Broadcasters 2013 in Las Vegas on behalf of Digital Journal.  I had the pleasure of working with Joseph Khalil of Sababa Emporium Film Productions, the accredited producer and DP for Digital Journal. Here are the articles and videos that we published on Digital Journal. [hungryfeed … [Read more...]

Digital Journal: Les Miserables an awful adaptation of Broadway musical

Hollywood does it again - transforms an iconic musical into a laughable mess I am a big fan of Les Miserables the stage show having watched it live twice.  I also have watched the 10th anniversary cast of Les Miserables - the dream cast over and over again. The music, the singing and the performances always blows me away. Here is my latest review or read it on Digital Journal. There … [Read more...]

Digital Journal: Why such a high rate of suicide in Latina teens in the US

AlJazeera's TV program "The Stream" aired a show focused on the high rate of young Latina girls who have thought of or attempted to commit suicide in the United States. Immigration alone was not the factor. When you tie in being a teen girl dealing with parents who don't speak English and whose cultural and religious belief system clashes with what she sees at school, add in extreme poverty, … [Read more...]

Digital Journal: Sulha a look into Bedouin life, novel by Malka Marom

The latest article I wrote for Digital Journal is about Malka Marom, a Canadian-Israeli talent whose debut novel Sulha published in 2004 is now released on Amazon as a Kindle ebook.    I chose to write about Marom and her book Sulha to coincide with last week's International Woman's day. Marom is a multi-talented woman who crosses many mediums to create her art, be it in music, writing, producing … [Read more...]

RED Founder Jannard sues Sony featuring Justin Timberlake, huh?

I have been following Red Digital Cinema since 2006 when I first started dreaming about making a movie. I watched the Red blog waiting for the announcement of the Red Scarlet, an indie filmmaker's answer to an affordable cinematic camera. Fortunately when it did come time to film the movie, the producer had the Red One camera which was far better than the Scarlet could ever dream of being. Jim … [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...]

Digital Journal article: Singapore and Israeli secret relationship the focus in ex-journalist Khaled Talib novel

My latest article for Digital Journal, called Singapore-Israeli history in ex-journalist's espionage thriller,  received over 300 views in the first 24 hours of being published 3 days ago. What was fascinating interviewing Khaled Taleb was learning about the secret relationship between Singapore and Israel which dates back to the early 1960s.  Below is the article and interview that was originally … [Read more...]

iTunes Almost a Turkish Soap Opera iBook

For my followers who have Apple devices (ipads, iphones, itunes... you know who you are :) ) When I finished my exclusive 90 day contract with Amazon's KDP Select program, I started to publish my digital copy of my books on other platforms such as Smashwords. Smashwords.com is an ebook distributor which now distributes to iTunes, Barnes and Noble, Kobo and more. It gives indie authors the ability … [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...]

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...]

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