It’s been a crazy ride full of ups and downs (more downs than ups, but hey, in life there are no mistakes only lessons learned). Success is relative. Many authors I know have much longer series that earn way less than the Dimensions series, and many others earn WAY more with a single book. For me, this series (which I absolutely love along with its multilayered characters) was a total flop–by my standards, and those are the only standards any author has to abide to: their own. Let’s find out why.read more
Man, it's been a while since my last post. All right, a lot has happened since May. I got new book covers for the Dimensions series, so that's still fresh. I'm in love with them, we might get married, who knows. What else, hmm, I went on vacation, got myself a nice...read more
I'm a GIANT nerd. Not literally, though that would be cool. If you think about it, I'm a tall person, so I could be categorized as a giant nerd. Anyway, I digress. As you know, From the Stars has tons of Star Wars references. Seriously, I dare you to catch all the...read more
Have you ever looked at a fellow author and thought: "Wow, I wish I could write books that fast." "Wow, I wish I could earn that much." "Wow, this dream of mine is never going to work, there are so many authors out there who are doing way better than I am." "Who am I...read more
From the Stars got a brand new cover! Not only that, but BEYOND THE STARS - Book 2 of the Dimensions Series is available for pre-order and lokkitdiscoveromg! Yes, I've become unintelligible, which for a writer, means a lot. Like, a.LOT. Happily ever after didn’t last...read more
2016 was a rough year, but it was also the year that I finally became an author, something I had only dreamed of since I was eight years old. That was pretty cool! Back in April, I launched my first book, A Courtroom of Ashes. It was a very special project to me,...read more
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…remember that: You are successful. Maybe you’re not where you wanted to be, but you’re somewhere. Be patient. Rome wasn’t built in a day (a fabulous advice for someone like me -my anxieties have anxiety.) Take joy in small victories....read more
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**Here's Part 1 and Part 2 in case you missed them.** After Blondie left for Germany, I told myself he’d never call and that I’d never see him again. Summer love, you know? Great while it lasted. As soon as he landed, though, he made contact. We had a video-chat where...read more
Before I figured it out, I was already calling, well, texting, because I’m shy and socially awkward, and if I had called him, I’d probably have said something stupid like, “Isn’t it a lovely day to fart?”read more
It all started on a shitty New Year’s Eve party.
They only served Red Bull and Vodka which are two of my favorite drinks in Hell. The music was a mix of bad rap and a whale dying, and people were waaaay too drunk.read more
Guys, guys. This is awesome. I’m freaking out just a little. No, nope, it’s a lot. Yep, I’m freaking out a lot.read more
OMFG, From the Stars is almost here. This is my very first series, so I'm super excited (it's a Sci-fi romance, say whaaa?) Yes. If you want to snag an early copy of this book, there's still time! Just subscribe to the Awesome Launch Team and voilá. But remember, you...read more
When I was eight, a friend from school invited me to a Halloween party. I was psyched. Brazil is known for Carnival, football and women, but definitely NOT Halloween parties, which is stupid if you ask me. Halloween is like Carnival with candy. I mean, seriously,...read more
Many writers cringe when they hear the words PLAN and OUTLINE. They say writing is an art and that outlines could limit one's creativity. Some may even say that outlines originated within the iron chains of capitalism, or maybe it's the patriarchy's fault, no wait,...read more
If you live in London, you might want to hit up the Triskele Lit Fest on the 17th of September. Why, you ask? There will be A TON of workshops with A TON of talented authors who write in A TON of genres, such as: Sci-fi / Fantasy Romance Crime and Thrillers Historical...read more
Mine is probably the one I have with chocolate chip cookies. And Stranger Things. How about you? Oh, and speaking of love stories, this is coming to you very soon...read more
A lot of people have trouble dealing with form rejections, be that for a project, a job, a book, college, or pretty much anything in this world. Being an author, and therefore having some degree of experience in the matter, I figured it's my duty to help people during...read more
Yes, it has happened. I am older (though if we think about it, we're older every passing day, minute, and second, so, what gives? Idk, man.) Anyway, I have mixed feelings about my birthday. I mean, it's always a cool opportunity to take a day off and enjoy a sunny day...read more
Waking up to this just made my day!read more
You Guys, The Biles is one of the most amazing moves I’ve ever seen. It’s one of those things that leave your jaw hanging and your brain going nonstop, “holy shit,holy shit,holy shit!” I mean just look at it!...read more
Why do some authors release a bland post when their book’s out, saying, “My book is out. Available on Amazon. Buy now!”
“Buy now?” Seriously?
Picture a volcano on a major hang-over throwing up lava everywhere. Picture that little girl from the exorcist. No, actually, picture Donald Trump on an angry rant.read more
I’m not joking. Stranger Things is what would happen if Steven Spielberg had met Stephen King for a couple of beers.read more
So I’ve recently watched World of Warcraft mainly because of this guy. Yes, my favorite viking stars in this movie. I hoped to see him naked, did not happen. Now that I pretty much ruined the movie for you, let’s do this.read more
So Eve tempted Adam to bite the apple and Adam, who was really horny, bit the apple so that Eve would give him a free pass into her highway, and both were banned from the Garden of Eden, and just before they left, God called Eve and said, “Thou has tempted thy brother...read more
Oh look! A great review of A Courtroom of Ashes, yay! This made my day ^_^ Did I mention ACOA is also a Bookmuse recommended read? Why, yes it is. Don't forget to check the reviewer's blog, it's pretty damn awesome, you guys!read more
You guys, seriously, this movie is the best movie ever.
Like, there’s this guy (Richard Harris) who accidentally kills a baby orca, and then Mamma orca is super pissed, because come on, wouldn’t you be pissed if someone killed your baby?Mamma orca had my vote from the start (sorry, Richard Harris.)read more
We only had one real competitor in the contest (who knew people didn’t like dad jokes that much? Damn, ya’ll.) Still, his contributions pretty much made the whole contest. So here he is, the winner of the Ultimate Dad Joke Contest: ZAK ZAKARYAS Congrats...read more
This might come as a surprise to you, but I'm not a dad. I know, I was shocked too. But it seems I'm a female and females cannot be dads, only moms. So lame. Anyway, I LOVE dad jokes. They're funny, brilliant, and not lame at all (sometimes). So I thought I'd share...read more
Guys, chill, no spoilers here. It’s just that I need to get something off my chest. So a long time ago, I tried reading “A Game of Thrones”, the first book of the Song of Ice and Fire series. And I couldn’t even finish the first chapters. It’s not that the book was...read more
All right, as promised, here's the ticket to an EPIC Paranormal/ Urban Fantasy Giveaway with $1,000 worth of prizes! USA Today Bestselling Author Becca Hamilton and a bunch of others (me included) went a little mad, and because we love our kick-ass supporters, we...read more
1st Awesome Stuff: A Courtroom of Ashes is available at a reduced price of $1.99 but only for the next 24 hours. That’s a pretty great discount! After 24 hours, the book goes back to its original $2.99 price. So if you wanted A Courtroom, this is your chance! 2nd...read more
Hi Guys, Here's a quick shout out to a fellow author, J. L. Gribble, who's releasing this little baby very, very soon. And it's available for pre-order here : ) Funerals are usually the end of the story, not the beginning. Newly graduated warrior-mages Toria Connor...read more
wife: go see if the baby sleeping *walks into baby's room* baby: corporations exploit our insecurities for profit me: no babe she woke af — updog (@uptowndogfunk) January 15, 2016 Best tweet in...read more
Holy Schnitzel, people are really enjoying A Courtroom of Ashes! And no, I’m not making this up (believe me, I double checked).
I’m so happy I can’t even.
May is going to be FULL of awesomeness. For a starters, here’s an INCREDIBLE PROMO AND GIVEAWAY LIST with a ton of awesome books, most of them free or at a very reduced price!read more
Research is super important. If you fail at that, you will be called out for it, specially if you're writing Sci-fi and Neil deGrasse Tyson happens to be in a correcting mood. “Save the Earth” really means “Save the Humans” or "Save the Life on Earth”. Earth the...read more
DUDE, IT HAPPENED.
A Courtroom of Ashes IS AVAILABLE ON AMAZON RIGHT NOW and it’s only $2.99. But wait, there’s more.
In case you missed part 1, here you go. Read it? All right, let's continue. Social media. This basically translates to engage with your audience. For that, Wordpress is A-okay. Just make sure to follow the tags that are pertinent to your genre and engage with people...read more
As an indie author, I focus most of my budget on editing. One, because I want to get a FANTASTIC book out there, and two, indies in general have a bad reputation. And that bugs me. Some of us put really terrible stuff out in the world, I won’t deny it. But then again, so do many trad publishers.
Anyway, putting a high quality book out there means my budget for everything else is quite…restrained. And making a book is not JUST about writing and editing, oh no, my friends. I wish it was.
So here are a few things that you, as an indie on a tight budget, will need to take care of (besides writing a great book):read more
I think that if God had something against gay people, he’d have mentioned it in the ten commandments. Like, Moses probably looked at the stones and asked, “Lord, what about homosexuals?” And God said, “Nah, they cool, bruh.” <img...read more
I’m a HUGE fan of giving out short-stories for free.
One, because it’s a super quick read, and two, it implies a nearing zero (null, nada) risk to you.
Seriously. If you enjoy the ride, then I get a fan, which is awesome! And if you hate my writing, then you didn’t invest a lot of time in my story.read more
Perseverance is important as duck (see how I cleverly replaced the F for a D? If you haven’t,now you have.)
Anyway, I was thinking about Graham Moore’s Oscars’ speech, you, know, the “Stay weird, stay different” one. Which brought me back to Tim Allen’s one liner in Galaxy Quest (a great Star Trek parody, by the way) where he says “Never give up, never surrender.”
Leo won the Oscar for best actor and everyone was clapping and cheering as if their team had won the freaking Super Bowl, and I find that...read more
It is NOT about seeing men as inferior to our female awesomenes (though this one tempted me a bit).
It’s NOT having the right to physically or emotionally hurt a man because he can ‘take it’.
It’s NOT about depriving men of rights such as parental leave.
And it’s not about reducing men to Neanderthals whose brains operate solely in their penises.read more
“What an astonishing thing a book is. It’s a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you’re inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years.read more
So here are some romantic quotes just for you. Now let’s continue celebrating this highly commercial date by binge watching Sherlock on Netflix.
You’re welcome.read more