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...]

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...]

Join me on my blog book tour

Join me on my Blog Book Tour I have been very busy with the release of my latest novel Doubt, book 1 of the Among Us Trilogy. On top of that, I'm busy writing Resist, book 2 of the Among Us Trilogy.  So I do appreciate everyone's support as I try to focus on juggling life, love, kids, day job, writing, film making, cooking, baking, charm bracelet making, reviewing (books, films, tv series) and … [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...]

Need a book trailer video? I can help

Book Trailer Video Service exclusively on I was going to raise money for my book launch by starting a kickstarter project. Thankfully my idea ended there because honestly, I hate begging for money. And I can't stand it when people ask me to donate. Money is tight for all of us. I decided to raise money for the book launch by giving a spectacular service for an "I can't refuse to … [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 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 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 . … [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...]

Read an Ebook Week Promotion March 2-9

Read an E-Book Month 2013 Wonderful News: A motion to declare March as Read an E-book Month in Canada was passed To celebrate, I have discounted my books at Smashwords.  This is a limited time only promo until March 9, 2013 Get your copy of Almost a Turkish Soap Opera for FREE! Go to: Use the coupon code: ZL75A     Get Salha's … [Read more...]

Featured on The Edible Bookshelf blog

The Edible Bookshelf is featuring Almost a Turkish Soap Opera and myself this week. Here is an excerpt from the Edible Bookshelf: The Edible Bookshelf is a place to share thoughts about the books you're reading, good or bad. I love to read, but I don't want to keep good books to myself. Not to mention, I don't want anyone else to have to suffer through a terrible book. Nobody wants that! I … [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...]

Interview with Anne-Rae Vasquez on The Writer’s Life

I just realized that I missed posting an author interview that was published in November.  Here is the excerpt from The Writer's Life blog: Interview with Anne-Rae Vasquez at The Writer's Life Q: Welcome to The Writer's Life, Anne-Rae.  Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and how long you’ve been writing? A:  I have been scribbling poetry, short stories, cartoons ever since I was in … [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 (a division of Macmillan Publishing). She wrote the novel and screenplay and directed Almost a Turkish … [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...]

#14 Amazon Best Seller List, Book Tour stop 7 and new Amazon review for Almost a Turkish Soap Opera

I wasn't in the best of moods but suddenly recovered when I found that today my book is #14 on the Amazon Best Seller List for Eastern Drama . For literally having such a bad ranking prior to the blog tour (book ranking was probably in the millions but not sure because rankings don't even display if they're that bad), it is so gratifying to find my book out of the dumps and a bonus of being in … [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...]

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