Thursday, November 23, 2017

Angela Guidolin


Why are you THE Next Favorite Author?
My original, thought-provoking stories take readers through a wide range of emotions that makes them unforgettable.
When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
Only recently, although in 2000 a tarot reader told me I would write a book. I didn’t know what to make of it. I’ve always been a bookworm, but never thought of becoming a writer. Moreover, for the previous two years I’d been struggling with a crippling pain in the upper part of my body, especially in my wrists. My GP had sent me to yoga classes and to see a few practitioners, then told me that I was suffering from repetitive strain injury and there was nothing she could do for me. It could only get worse. Would I really be able to write a book? And what would I write about, exactly?
As you can imagine, my first priority was to heal. Given that I couldn’t count on my GP, I started the journey to recovery on my own. I tried many alternative and complementary therapies. Each one helped me a little. However, one healer gave me the key to go back to health by lending me a book by Louise Hay, “You can heal your life.” It blew my mind because it connected diseases with thought patterns. Muscles problems, for example, are linked to resistance to new experiences, and my resistance derived from an idea of success imposed to me by society.
Holding an Italian first degree in Business Economics, I was expected to be in a glamorous job and climb the social ladder. Being an immigrant in London, reality was different. Nobody was interested in my degree because I had no experience, so the only jobs offered to me were jobs I considered menial and felt frustrated after a while.
If I wanted to be happy and healthy, though, I had to ditch the conviction that success equals high social status and choose success equals what makes me happy. I had to focus on my internal expectations and not on the ones society had inculcated in me. Problem was, I didn’t know what I wanted to do!
So I just went with the flow. I agreed to follow my husband to France and run a coffee shop with him there. When our daughter was born we moved to Italy to stay near to my parents, because we feared she would be all alone in a foreign country if something happened to both of us.
In Italy I worked in the family business using my degree, at last. On the one hand, I was happy to be in a job that challenged me, on the other hand I soon realized that it wasn’t for me. My soul longed for something more meaningful, in line with my core values. I wanted to help people somehow. Even if I had trained as a Spiritual Healer back in London, I couldn’t see myself working as a healer anymore, so the search for my calling was still on.
In those four years in Italy (between 2007 and 2011) I was working and looking after our daughter with some help from my mum. I was in pain most of the time and I felt lonely, because my husband soon relocated to the South of England to open a coffee shop with a partner.
It was 2008 when I felt it was the right time to start writing the book the tarot reader had told me I would write. Among the genres, I chose science fiction. I consider it as applied philosophy and sociology, played out in a safe environment, and it was fun.
The process of writing was slow going, because I had little time to dedicate to this project and so much to learn. Only after settling down in Folkestone on the English Riviera my health improved. I attended Creative Writing courses, and my passion for writing blossomed. I started to believe that I could make it as a writer and I felt that I had found my calling at last.
About the Author Blurb
Born in Italy in 1968, Angela currently resides in Folkestone (UK), where she frequented a few courses on Creative Writing. Her love for science fiction convinced her to teleport herself to London to attend a one-day workshop led by bestselling SF author David Wingrove on what makes SF tick. Still eager to learn how to hone her craft, she also followed an intensive writing course with renowned author Gay Hendricks. Her short story A New Beginning appeared in The Folkestone 2014 Anthology, her novelette Homecoming was published in the SF magazine Nebula Rift in 2014, and her science fiction romance novella Across Spacetime was recently released by Fountain Blue Publishing. She is currently working on its sequel and she volunteers as Deputy Editor with the magazine Storyteller.
Where can we buy the books?
Smashwords: http://bit.ly/2krdFDx
Barnes & Noble:  http://bit.ly/2k6A3l7
Amazon US:  http://amzn.to/2nKjoWC
AbeBooks.com: http://bit.ly/2oxvHCL
How can we follow you on Facebook?
What is your Twitter Handle? @guidolin_angela
Are you on GoodReads?
Your Website Address is: www.angelaguidolinauhor.co.uk
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Google + account:  http://bit.ly/2rkDOGR

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Author Tip: Visit other Blogs

A blog is a great way to get noticed. Blog once a week. This could be as simple as sharing a snippet of your writing with your readers (no extra work there.)
In addition you need to follow other writing blogs. You should leave at least one substantial quate a week.
Substantial means one paragraph or more of writing.
Every comment you make on a blog increases that blogs digital footprint.
Make sure you have a signature you leave with the blog.
The signiture should look like the following:
Lucinda Moebius Author
Follow of Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Lucinda-Moebi…/e/…/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0
Follow on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LucindaMoebiusAuthor/
Find the blog: https://lucindamoebius.blogspot.com/

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Weekly Share Thread

Let your readers get to know a little bit about you. In the comments provide an About the Author Profile. Share a link to this blog across your social media.

About the Author
120 Characters or less (Think Twitter): Why are you THE Next Favorite Author?
Answer one of the Questions:
1.      When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
2.      What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
3.      What do you like to do when you're not writing?
4.       What makes your book stand out from the crowd?
5.       What do you enjoy most about writing?
Give an about the Author Blurb,
Provide Links:
                Where can we buy the books?
                How can we follow you on Facebook? (No more than 2 links)
                What is your Twitter Handle?
                Are you on GoodReads?
                Your Website Address is:
                Are there any other sites we should know about? (No more than two links)
Provide One image: (Headshot, Book Cover, Favorite photo)

****Please note, you MUST own the rights to the image. No pics from internet sources or other copyright material.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Weekly Share Thread

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About the Author
120 Characters or less (Think Twitter): Why are you THE Next Favorite Author?
Answer one of the Questions:
1.      When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
2.      What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
3.      What do you like to do when you're not writing?
4.       What makes your book stand out from the crowd?
5.       What do you enjoy most about writing?
Give an about the Author Blurb,
Provide Links:
                Where can we buy the books?
                How can we follow you on Facebook? (No more than 2 links)
                What is your Twitter Handle?
                Are you on GoodReads?
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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Weekly Share Thread

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About the Author
120 Characters or less (Think Twitter): Why are you THE Next Favorite Author?
Answer one of the Questions:
1.      When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
2.      What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
3.      What do you like to do when you're not writing?
4.       What makes your book stand out from the crowd?
5.       What do you enjoy most about writing?
Give an about the Author Blurb,
Provide Links:
                Where can we buy the books?
                How can we follow you on Facebook? (No more than 2 links)
                What is your Twitter Handle?
                Are you on GoodReads?
                Your Website Address is:
                Are there any other sites we should know about? (No more than two links)
Provide One image: (Headshot, Book Cover, Favorite photo)

****Please note, you MUST own the rights to the image. No pics from internet sources or other copyright material.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Share your Profile!


Let your readers get to know a little bit about you. In the comments provide an About the Author Profile. Share a link to this blog across your social media.

About the Author
120 Characters or less (Think Twitter): Why are you THE Next Favorite Author?
Answer one of the Questions:
1.      When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
2.      What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
3.      What do you like to do when you're not writing?
4.       What makes your book stand out from the crowd?
5.       What do you enjoy most about writing?
Give an about the Author Blurb,
Provide Links:
                Where can we buy the books?
                How can we follow you on Facebook? (No more than 2 links)
                What is your Twitter Handle?
                Are you on GoodReads?
                Your Website Address is:
                Are there any other sites we should know about? (No more than two links)
Provide One image: (Headshot, Book Cover, Favorite photo)

****Please note, you MUST own the rights to the image. No pics from internet sources or other copyright material.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Book Spotlight: A Path of Ashes



A Path of Ashes

Evil doesn’t become extinct, it evolves. Our world is a violent place. Murder, terrorism, racism and social inequality, these are some of the forces that attempt to destroy our society while the State is forced to increase its response to these actions. Our own annihilation is barely held at bay by the belief that we’ve somehow evolved beyond our ancestors’ base desires.

From this cesspool of emotions emerges a madman, intent on leading the world into anarchy. When his group of computer hackers infiltrate the Department of Defense network, they initiate a nuclear war that will irrevocably alter our world.

Aeric Gaines and his roommate Tyler Nordgren survive the devastation of the war, only to find that the quaint, politically correct world where they’d been raised was a lie. All humans have basic needs such as food, water and shelter…and we haven’t forgotten how to fight for what we desire.

A Path of Ashes is the first book in an exciting new series about life in post-apocalyptic America, a nation devoid of leadership, electricity and human rights. The world as we know it may have burned, but humanity found a way to survive and this is their story.