Authors, Writers, Publishers, and Book Readers
I just recently launched my book, “The Enemy We Know,” on Kindle, and it felt amazing. It’s the first in the Letty Whittaker 12 Step Mysteries and it’s taken me ten years, two agents, and countless revisions to get here. And, yes, it was worth it. A friend of mine recently told me that she didn’t think she could have been that patient. Yet, despite how long and hard I’ve worked to see my books in print, I am not patient.
I am stubborn, however, which is just…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on April 26, 2011 at 2:09pm — No Comments
“You’ll learn, just keep on living.” Those were the words echoing in Lisa’s ear right now. At this very moment, the words her mother would tell over and over as she was growing up were being repeated over and over again, as if they were a favorite love song. She wished her mother’s voice would tell her what to do about the man that was standing in front of her with a gun. How could the man, who claimed he loved her, be threatening to kill her? How the hell did she get…
Added by Author Laura Johnson on April 26, 2011 at 12:52am — No Comments
Hello and welcome to Monday, and my usual State of theBlog weekly address! I am going throw in what is going on on the blogtalk show, The G-ZONE, also as there is going to be some serious fun and excitement this week also. To start with, please feel free to visit my new and exciting Author’s Page at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Giovanni-Gelati/e/B004XO846Q/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_2
Also feel free to…Continue
Next week I am re-publishing Sensitivity 101 for the Heterosexual Male as "Sensitivity 101...The Search for Acceptance"
Many reviewers have said that by changing the title I will open it up to a new audience. The book is about the journey of self-discovery that a young boy takes after the divorce of his parents as he searches for acceptance and happiness.
Here is the new back cover-
Nana always said. “If you want people to remember you, you have to be a little…Continue
Added by Philip Nork on April 25, 2011 at 4:16am — No Comments
Pit. Pat . Patter. Potch.The raindrops caressed the cheeks of the five year old and clung onto her like an old friend. She too smiled in glee, after all God did care about her. She looked with pity at her neighbours, who kept on changing everyday, who lived ,if it can indeed be called living, a troublesome beggar's life. They were not as lucky as her- they had a few possessions. She was not bound,- sleeping at different doorsteps in different neighbourhoods every time the abyssmal nocturne…Continue
Added by Kaunteya Ghosh on April 24, 2011 at 9:21pm — No Comments
This is a totally personal interpretation of terrorist organisations based on observations, intelligence inputs leaked and newsreports.
A virus consists of the following components- core, coat around core, envelope,contractile tail sheath, base plate.
All terrorist organisations, like all major companies , have a central leadership whose efforts are vital for their survival- so vital that the CIA or Mossad believes eliminating them makes their organisation…Continue
Added by Kaunteya Ghosh on April 24, 2011 at 9:18pm — No Comments
This note is in response to a friend's question- my vision of future india.
First i'd like to give my very own defintion of India or Bharat , as it was known by the sages of the lore- India is not a narrow strip of land separated from the rest of the world , but it is in every sense , the summation of every nation or individual or society ever known or imagined by man.Even in today's India you find the riches of the west, the humility of the east, poverty, culture,corruption,…Continue
Added by Kaunteya Ghosh on April 24, 2011 at 9:15pm — No Comments
And his past charged again at him like a raging Catalan bull, and he could do little to move away- as meek a target he was, and quite drunk also- the malt of his memories made him febrile. He would wake up lusting to inhale badly needed air ,so that he could cling onto the real and save himself from getting drowned in their memories.They were his best friends....., and their death had left him bereaved, and .....like all emotional beings.. he blamed himself for their death. But death and…Continue
Added by Kaunteya Ghosh on April 24, 2011 at 9:06pm — No Comments
The dreaded words that I had feared for so long had finally been spoken. They echoed in my head -- hurting me -- tearing at my heart, ripping it apart, causing me pain like I had never known. The words were killing me just as sure as blood was draining from my body, but I knew if these words were really…Continue
yep, it's my birthday, thanks. I'm turning fifteen on April the 26th, it's going to be awesome, just one more year and i will be able to drive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! can't wait!! thanks again!!!!!
from fourteen year old soon to be fifteen year old halim :)
Added by halim abdelrahman on April 23, 2011 at 12:39am — No Comments
Yeah, that is my name along that of one of the hottest authors on the planet today; make no mistake about it. Read it and weep, make fun of me if you will, have a laugh at my expense, did this actually work? I think it did. We are probably one of the greatest foils in the universe. A team not unlike some of the greatest duo’s of all time. No I am not talking about Batman and Robin; Zandri can’t pull of the Robin costume, way too tight and not his colors. No I am talking about…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on April 22, 2011 at 11:39pm — No Comments
Added by Osie Jackson on April 22, 2011 at 4:35pm — No Comments
Hi, I would like to extend an invitation to you and anyone that you feel would like to enter the contest we are having: The Trestle Press Summer Search. What are we searching for and why? We feel you may be the next Stephen King, Lee Child, David Morrell, James Patterson, Janet Evanovich, Irene Hannon, Nora Roberts, or Suzanne Woods Fisher. We would like to find you, have you as a client and help make you a successful novelist/digital short story author/graphic…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on April 21, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments
I gave my hubby a break for a day; hi, it is me again Mrs. Gelati. The reason for the break, well I was the one that read this short story and thoroughly enjoyed it; I was touched by it and have shared it with my daughters. The other reason I told him to stay away from the computer today is that I gave him a long list of things I wanted done for the Holiday this weekend, and gave him a head start to get it done. Besides that I am a bit upset with him and Zandri for what they wrote about me…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on April 21, 2011 at 8:24pm — No Comments
Added by Carol Bridgestock on April 21, 2011 at 12:43pm — No Comments
This has been a fun week of reading and writing for me. The content has been the key. Normally I get to see some pretty neat stuff, but when I get to dig into a character I just can’t get enough of, well it is that much more fun and then it turns to brief sadness. Why sadness? The usual thing, I have to wait another year to devour another installment of the series. Douglas Corleone and his character Kevin Corvelli is one of the characters I cannot get enough of. Let get to the…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on April 20, 2011 at 7:26pm — No Comments
Yesterday was just plain nuts, nuts, I tell you! Here is a brief recap of yesterday’s events, follow along with me and tell me if it wasn’t nuts. Vincent Zandri was nice enough to almost give away a major plot twist in our collaborated digital short story we just finished called: The Gang That Couldn’t Kindle Straight”. I think he was miffed that I let it spill he used my name and some guy named Tolstoy’s name in the same sentence. The exact context of how he used my name in…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on April 19, 2011 at 9:14pm — No Comments
Publish America is interested in my faulty book. I got this email today.
I am just shaking for the possibility of having a perfect book and getting paid for it.
No more hard work just writing...
The problem is I have to stay up all night editing my first 3 chapters.
Ho lord, its passover today.
I am so much in debit and I just sold a few books.
A voice was telling me that people want my book and that I will move into another circle of friends. People…Continue
Added by Robin DuPont on April 19, 2011 at 2:53am — No Comments