By accident, I just discovered a review someone (Anonymous) posted about my short story “Forbidden” on Barnes&Noble almost a year ago.
I’ve taken the liberty to copy it here:
“This was a completely and totally awesome short story! I have never before read anything like it. Continue reading “The readers I write my stories for”
Very quick post here.
A few days ago my family and I went to “Swiss Science Center Technorama” (kids always love it!). There are thousands of experiments to do and observe.
Among other things, I found – this.
Who knows what this is?
Those of you who read “The Senthien” will probably recognise it and know right away why was this interesting for me 😉
Unrelated to this post, I changed somewhat “The Senthien” book cover. In my pol, I had many who voted for that cover. My preference was the old one (just a tree), but perhaps this one might draw more attention from the potential readers, who knows?
The cool thing about being a self-published author is that I can do that 🙂 I can simply change things, and that‘s awesome!
Have a great weekend, everyone!
Some of you who have been following my blog/Twitter/ Facebook will notice that the title of my first novel abruptly changed only two weeks before being published. 🙂 There is a reason for that. Continue reading “Five-minutes-to-midnight changes”
“A mysterious Vision.
An astounding new world.
And a life she never could have imagined.
Five thousand years in the future, the Earth is dead. A galactic network of terraformed planets, connected by teleportation portals, is populated by the genetically improved Descendants. The original Humans, labeled dangerous and barbaric, are kept under constant surveillance.
In this seemingly peaceful society, Dora Dana Dasnan, a gifted Visionaire, serves the leading race of Descendants by reporting her Visions of the future. But when one of her Visions predicts the unthinkable — contact with a Human man — Dora’s carefully ordered life begins to unravel as she desperately tries to hide her thoughts from her masters. Continue reading “The Senthien”
Back from the dead. And not as a zombie as some of my youngest family members would like! 🙂
No, I am finally at the end of the long journey of writing my first book, “The Mind”. And the journey demanded a whole lot more than I thought when I was starting out. Continue reading “What is the book about?”
I wrote “Dante’s 9” end of 2012 after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. I was shocked and devastated. I can’t imagine being one of those parents. Getting a call, hearing that there was a mass shooting in the school, finding out that your child was among the twenty that this man killed.
How should one continue living after that?
The worst thing is that one does. One continues living, knowing that their child is dead, and they will never ever be able see her or him again. No parent should have to experience that.
I was so shocked, so sad, so angry when the news broke. And I wrote this story in the grip of my anger and sadness. When I was finished, I read through the story again, but then realized that what those parents needed, what they wanted (what I would need if I was in their place) was simply their child back. I wouldn’t care about the soul of the perpetrator or what happens to him in Hell. I would just want my child back.
There is no eye-for-an-eye in such a devastating event. This is simply bottom-of-the-ocean deep, burning, everlasting sorrow that no one can ever erase.
I know this doesn’t even scratch the surface of it, but this story is dedicated to the parents of Sandy Hook massacre and all other parents who lost their child due to the terrible tragedy.
I believe that literary work doesn’t really belong to me any more once it’s out in the public. Every reader then makes of it whatever they want in their own imagination. So my intention was to not talk about “Far Away” at all, but there are two things that are mentioned in the story that I would like you to see/hear.
Continue reading ““Far Away” up-close”
I’m reading “On writing” by Stephen King.
I love it, as most of his fans or aspiring writers would/do.
First of all, this is the first book of his where I can actually “hear” him, Stephen King himself. Not Carrie White or Stu Redman. But Stephen King. And it was very nice to “get to know” him like that. And funnily enough, he reminds me of Dan Simmons’ Martin Silenius, a satirical character in the epic “Hyperion”. Continue reading “Stephen, you rock!”
I’m re-writing Book #1 right now. A few of my beta readers told me the meat on the bone is missing. So, I’m adding the muscle right now, doing some “body pump”, some “jogging”, “swimming”… Hopefully the body will be in good shape once the second draft is finished. In any case, in one of these new muscle-building chapters, my main character encounters a person who she already met at the beginning of the book (that part I wrote new as well). As they approached each other, Continue reading “Meat on the bone”
Some months ago a beta reader gave me feedback on Book #1. It was useful and important feedback that I needed to address, but at that moment my first frightened thought was: I can’t. I don’t know how.
Continue reading “Impossible task”