Day: July 11, 2016

#Author, should you think about translating your book?

Originally posted on Lit World Interviews:
Hi all: As some of you may know, apart from blogging here and in my own blog , I am a writer and I translate books from English to Spanish and from Spanish to English. A few months back and as part of a book fair I was asked to talk about translations and I prepared a few notes. Although the full speech is a bit lengthy for a single post, I thought that in preparation for further interviews with author translating their books (and by the way, any authors who’ve had their books translated to Spanish, I’d be more than happy to share them in my blog after the summer. Just get in touch)  I thought I’d share some of the thoughts I had on possible reasons to get one’s books translated. Why would anybody want to have their books translated? We all know how big a competition we face to try and sell books. Making it available to a wider audience is always a great idea. In the…

The Ohio Readers & Writers Expo

Go to: http://ohioexpos.com/ for a full list of details The Ohio Readers & Writers Expo July 23, 2016 9:00 am – 5 pm   If you are interested in meeting me and getting a signed copy of The Living Miracle A Love Story You can find me on July 23rd at the Writers Expo from 2:30 – 3:15 in Room A, talking about Christian Fiction. Location: Holiday Inn, Akron-West (Fairlawn 4073 Medina Road (Route 18) Akron, Ohio 44433 (Located right off of 1-77, next to Barnes & Noble) Click here to find a map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Holiday+Inn+Akron+West+-+Fairlawn/@41.136714,-81.646528,16z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x9a10e163af18ad6!8m2!3d41.1367136!4d-81.6465278?hl=en-US Schedule of Events: Room A: The Reader’s Room Historical Fiction -John Kachuba  & RC Durkee    9:30 – 10:15 Exploring Sci-fi and Fantasy -Tara Tyler, JD Tippey, and D.W. Vogel 10:30 – 11:15 Thriller Writing –Ray Wenck, Carrie Rubin, M.T. Bass, and Linda Swink 11:30 – 12:15 Exploring Children’s Literature –Jim Dilyard & Jim Flanagan 12:30 – 1:15 Romance Writing –Donna MacMeans, Elizabeth Seckman, and Alicia Wiggins 1:30 – 2:15 Christian Fiction –Debra Sue Brice and Donna (Dee) Vaal 2:30 – 3:15 …

Foreign Drama -Sungkyunkwan Scandal

Sungkyunkwan Scandal 20 episodes 2010 Another great drama from Mickey Yoochun.  (The Girl Who Sees Smells, Rooftop Prince, I Miss You, Miss Ripley) A man falls in love with a man -not because he likes men, but because a man can sense a woman, even when she appears to be a man.  Scent -it must be something a man can smell. Even so, you can still appreciate the struggle this man has as he refuses to give into a temptation that eats at his heart.  Even when he confesses his love, he withdraws from his desire.  At least, until that moment he is about to discover her secret.  Yeah, I know, it’s in the writing.  Well, this is what makes the story good.  If he would have given in before discovering her secret -well that drama would be for those that have other taste. Park Yoochun has been a part of 12 award programs between 2011, for Outstanding Korean Actor, for this drama -to 2015 for his performance in The Girl Who Sees Smells.  Six of …