My Book Series

Friday, November 18, 2011

Should have announced this sooner

Unfortunately, my best friend Kim who is my usual cover artist has decided that her schedule has become too hectic. She is still in art school and must finish her degree. My editor (being the coolest guy ever) suggested his own cover artist for the job.
His name is Lam Lu.
Volume four's cover art is an example of his art. Kim has given me her full approval for this move. Hopefully, you will all welcome the newest memeber of the Tales of Aradia the Last Witch family with enthusiasm. God knows I welcome him with his wonderful talent.
Thank u Lam for everything.

Volume 4 & 1

Due to the love i bear for my fans, i have decided to publish my rough draft copy of volume 4 in Tales of Aradia. My editor Harrison also agrees with me that for the love of the Aradia fans they must know what happens next. Remember though the newly edited version of the first volume will be available very soon. (like next week soon) in fact it is my editor and my hope that both will available in time for the Christmas rush so everyone will be able to enjoy the magic of the Last Witch series.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

App helps special students with Asperger's |

App helps special students with Asperger's |

its nice to see some people helping others like me.  God knows its hard to live the way we do.

Tales of Aradia the Last Witch Volume 1

After a long and extremely insightful process my editor Harrison Bradlow has told me that this Saturday he will finally email me the completed edited version of my manuscript. Ready to submit for publishing and everything. The book will be a vast improvement to my first attempts which even I must admit was not exactly up to the standards i wanted it to be. Harrison has changed all that. He and I have spent months editing and polishing my book to perfect. The first volume will be available everywhere and for free. Download it for yourself or give it as a gift to a friend. Either way, Harrison and I hope you will enjoy reading Tales of Aradia the Last Witch

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Teachers caught on tape bullying special-needs girl - parenting -

Teachers caught on tape bullying special-needs girl - parenting -

A kid I used to babysit was always getting picked in by his teachers. I will always admire him for his endurance. The irony is one of his tormentors was the mother of a boy who used to pick on me. I guess it runs in the family.

Pen Pal: Bring New Friends Into Your Life - Associated Content from Yahoo! -

Pen Pal: Bring New Friends Into Your Life - Associated Content from Yahoo! -

One of the best benefits I have had by using a pen name is meeting all kinds of new people. Amazing people! Such as L.A. Sherman the author of "Bengali Girls Don't." An incredible woman who experienced many unkind things in life and yet managed to triumph, and keep her faith. Another amazing author I have met is ironically the wife of my first professional reviewer. Her name is RJ Palmer. the author of "Birthright." She and her husband raise six children and one of them has Aspergers. She and her husband are truly fantastic people. My parents know from experience raising a child with Aspergers is not easy. Yet RJ and Albert are not only raising one but they are raising him with five other siblings.  I have had many conversations with them and LA. Some of my best experiences were those conversations I can honestly say.

LA Sherman's book available as a kindle

RJ palmer's book

read their books and get to know them. I have and gotta say one of the best benefits of being an indie author is meeting people like them. 

Can a Book Be Both Traditionally Published and POD Self-Published? - Associated Content from Yahoo! -

Can a Book Be Both Traditionally Published and POD Self-Published? - Associated Content from Yahoo! -

I am always happy to give my fellow indie authors some advice and help. After all, we got to stick together right?

Sunday, November 6, 2011

How to get published to be topic at library | | East Brunswick Sentinel

How to get published to be topic at library | | East Brunswick Sentinel

Why do writers write?

Anonymous - Bing Movies:

'via Blog this'

Okay so I went home this weekend and on Saturday night my parents and I went to the movies. Of course, since my mother is from the UK and my dad's biggest brag about my mother is "she could out quote Shakespeare" to his own mother, an ESL teacher, we decided to go to the movie Anonymous. The movie was an interesting concept really and full of twists and turns.
If anything it gave my dad another opportunity to bestow "fatherly wisdom." He said that "if anything the movie is living proof that truly writers have a bigger impact on the world than anyone give them credit for."
I think thats very true. It's funny people are always dissing writers and authors for not making any money or being insignificant. However, William Shakespeare is living proof that it is writers that make the biggest difference in the world. Look at the Declaration of Independence, Common Sense by Thomas Paine, but most of all the Bible. Mind you nobody really knows who wrote the bible but the fact is the stories are the ones that seem to last forever.
There are some sad examples in the past of authors who don't achieve status equal to their books such as Bram Stoker, and Jack London. Their books were Dracula and White Fang. Two of the greatest books in the history of creation. Unfortunately, they died broke and alone. However, I doubt that they have any regrets because their work has given them immortal status. When they were alive no one knew them. Now Hollywood adapts their novels more times than anyone can count. I think in the end thats what all writers want. Mind you, i would like to be filthy rich. I wont even deny it. I like luxury and I like shopping! Most of all, I like having my own money. In the end, however, if I die without a penny and yet my books will forever be discussed and read for the rest of eternity then I will have no regrets.
One of the reasons why my editor decided to give my series a chance is because he saw potential in it. He saw that the book, Tales of Aradia The Last Witch Volume One, had something to offer. This in itself is enough to make me sublimely happy. My parents wonder why I have such faith in him and why I think he is the coolest. It is because of those words. I wonder if his wife worries about taking such a big chance on me and my series. My parents are always worried but the fact is the world of writing hell in the world in general everything is a gamble. I know its a huge risk to trust someone I barely know but the fact that Harry is willing to give my work a chance shows that he too shares my belief in that Aradia may very well be the next big franchise.
Besides Harry and I have been talking and discussing the series for the last two years (I think that is how long, I am not that good at time) so he is no longer a stranger. He has such wonderful ideas and is so very smart. I keep playing with the idea that if he and his wife have a girl they might name her Aradia but I doubt it. Its like my friends named Edward (I have two friends named that) because of the Twilight films they always hesitate to tell people their names.
Either way, the thing I loved about the film Anonymous is the way it showed how hard writing is and how truly monumental it can be. Harry and I both understand that. I can honestly say it might be possible that Will Shakespeare may have been a fraud but in the end I think it doesnt matter. If people enjoy a writers work then that is all that matters.
Empires may fall like Rome or Egypt, rich people may die like Steve Jobs, and people who play huge roles in history may have their reputations tainted like Catherine De Medici. One thing stays the same what people write truly matters. In the end it is all people really care about. What a person writes from lies to truth is what people seem to really notice. All the classic works will always be remember even if their authors will not. No matter how a person changes the world what people write about them is all people will really remember. I think in the end, actions may speak louder than words but speech can be forgotten words however are never forgotten. Because you can always re-read them!

Google Said to Be Planning an MP3 Store -

Google Said to Be Planning an MP3 Store -

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Author Cindy C Bennett: Interview with Author RJ Palmer

Author Cindy C Bennett: Interview with Author RJ Palmer: Tell us a little about yourself. I’m not sure there’s much to tell. I live in Sioux City, Iowa and I’m a stay at home mom right now. I...

An amazing woman whose husband gave me my first positive interview. I have actually had conversations with her and her husband. Amazing people! They have six children, one of them has Aspergers like me! Truly an inspiring and amazing family! An amazing author with a family to match. Her book reflects it all. If I ever earn enough money the first thing I will buy is a round trip ticket to Sioux City. I will ring the doorbell on their house, introduce myself, hold out a hardcover copy of RJ's book, and ask for an autograph. Hopefully, they won't call the cops. I look forward to seeing the succes of this woman because it is obvious she will be.

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