For a long time I’ve been hiding my writing career from most friends and acquaintances. Well, not exactly “hiding” it. Just… not publicizing it. I’m not sure why. Perhaps I felt I didn’t belong. Maybe I wasn’t so sure whether I wanted to be a professional writer.
My family was lower middle class. I went to good private schools, but that was it. We could buy food, lived in a good apartment, and had health insurance. Everything was all right. Vacations were extremely rare, but it didn’t bother me: we lived on a coastal city, and I only had to cross the street to get to the beach–which I did every day. Not bad. So, my family had all the basics … Continue reading →
Do you push your boundaries and try new things? Do you really know your potential? I rarely stray from my comfort zone. Last Saturday, I did something I didn’t know I had in me.
A friend of mine got tickets for a fun activity and invited my wife. However, Wonder Wife gave her spot to me. I didn’t know what to expect. I mean, trapeze lessons? I thought it’d be like a kid’s … Continue reading →
If you don’t follow sports, you might not know this story.
Derrick Rose is the Chicago Bulls point guard. He was the #1 pick of the draft in 2008, and he won Rookie of the Year that season. Until September 2010, he was really good. However, few people counted him among the top ten players of the league. He certainly wasn’t a superstar. He is reserved. He doesn’t display much emotion. He’s … Continue reading →
Last year I stumbled upon a holiday tradition familiar to hockey fans in places like Calgary and Portland. It’s a friendly competition between minor league hockey teams. On a special night, fans bring teddy bears with them to the game. After the home teams scores its first goal, fans in the stands start to toss stuffed animals onto the ice. Thousands of them! The play stops for a long stretch, while players and … Continue reading →
Those are some of my favorite Young Adult book covers. Their beauty and creativity sometimes surpass the novel's. Young Adult fiction books, specially the urban fantasy and paranormal romance subgenres, seem to corner the market in cover eye-candy.
Take a look at the covers below.
These are good examples of cover art. Do you have ...
Get ready for a double dose of romance! Today, I’m over at Myndi’s blog talking about my favorite Romantic Comedy movie. I also share a formula for most movies of the genre.
I am a fan of Romantic Comedies, but even I can't deny there's a blueprint for making them.
If you enjoy those movies, here’s ...
As a fan of action movies, fantasy and role-playing games, I pay a lot of attention to adventurers and their weapons. Some prefer the catharsis of bashing a villain with a mace, and others pin for an old-fashioned sword fight. Bows remain my preference.
I've even tried to take archery lessons, but ...
I’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time. The novel was finished a while ago. It won a prize and complimentary critiques from professionals. It was edited and proofread. I even had drafts printed for beta readers with a temporary cover. But the “real” cover—the perfect cover—was hard to find.