Wednesday, March 29, 2017

For Now, No Waiting at Amazon

The 2nd edition of my novel Waiting for Regina is now on sale online at Amazon and CreateSpace in print and digital versions. My apology for the price increase, the cost for printing risen due to added content. The second edition of Waiting for Regina may be on sale soon on Barnes and Noble and other online retailers or in early April 2017.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Please Stay Tuned


It has been while since I posted anything here. I have been busy with projects and college amid other obligations.

Currently, the print version of Waiting for Regina is not available. My hope it will be back on sale as soon as possible or by April 7th. The manuscript of Regina must undergo corrections and adjustments.

The processing for printing requires time. The digital edition of the novel is available at iBooks, Smashwords, Kobo, and elsewhere. Please stay tuned.

Friday, February 3, 2017

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Monday, January 23, 2017

Another Week of Free Online Classes from Creative Live

Many might be figuring out how to use their smartphones including the popular with absorbingly frills iPhone. If you have the Apple device there's a slicing of favorable news if you striving to comprehend one of its major features in capturing photographic images.
Here's your opportunity to creatively learn about this handheld technical wonder in a live class with others in diswonderment on how expensive thing works. For what you are shelling out for this talkie in costs and monthly celluar servicing, why not get the most from it? You'll notice there are other free live classes. Those  courses may be for the rest of us who don't want or are unable to afford an Apple iPhone.
At least two characters in my novel Waiting for Regina practiced craftwork. No cost-classes involve this artisan area plus how to use Keynote software and your DSLR. Yes, I do not own one, the iPhone, used a Samsung smartphone to produce this posting - happy learning!

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Would You Be Reaching The Same Conclusion?

Have you been waiting to hear what others would say about the new novel they read? The first book reviews of Waiting for Regina are arriving in near time on Goodreads. Below is one recent example from Elizabeth White, would you find her assessment agreeable? 
The question may be a challenge to answer if you have not read the book. When someone as Ms.White shares an honest explanation of value, it can aid people to make a purchasing decision that beforehand might have seemed risky or uncertain. 
Barnes and Noble for the next few days until January 16th lessen the gamble for consumers. With any purchase from either their store or online, you get 15% off the retail price. There are other books and items of your choice, it is, however, an opportunity to get Waiting for Regina at a lower price. That would be a bargain if you came to a conclusion after reading it, that Ms. White is right about what she said of my first novel. The coupon code for the 15% off until January 16, 2017, is BNJAN17

Sunday, January 1, 2017

For The Guys Too

In the new novel, Waiting for Regina, a father facing a long departure from his family asks his youngest daughter a difficult question. He was wondering if she is willing to wait for him until he returns, possibly years later in the future. In response, the enthusiastic little girl answers in a way any loving "daddy" would delight in hearing from his child. 
Family life is one of the currents
flowing throughout the new novel,
Waiting for Regina.
Waiting for Regina may easily be billed as 'chick literature,' for the girls only. The three central characters are women, the main narrative told by one of them. Additionally, a mother reaches out to claim her child from a threatening situation. The same woman willingly renders first aid to an unknown boy. The women in this book are encountering very uneasy and straining happenings in their lives and are responding admirably. 
The novel is written by a male, yes; that is me. There is a lot in store for the guys too. For example, it is a father who takes the lead in restoring his daughter's self-esteem. He also defends her reputation against bad rumors. Likewise, it is him too, spearheading for his children's education as head of the household. In the book, a husband makes a critical decision with his spouse supporting him which, unfortunately, contributes to a family tragedy.
In the book also, a man boldly demonstrates his attachment to a woman before hundreds of eyewitnesses, who might otherwise be questioning the relationship. Men are also are taking the lead role in disaster relief efforts towards desperate citizens in need. A few others are the first influencing fraudulent acts and other hurtful deeds.At that point, readers might contrast the differences between persons abusing their powers and those using their authority responsibly. 
Hannah unkindly rebuked by the high priest Eli in
First Samuel chapter one. A Bible illustration
by Julius Schnorr von Corolsfeld (1794-1872)
The accounts of Ruth and Esther have women as the principals. Their sterling examples are inspiriting to many young ladies for generation after generations. The facts bear men penned those books. Including Samuel who's relating his mother, Hannah's acute disconsolation as a barren wife in First Samuel chapter one. Few would argue today's females would be unable to relate to the emotions and circumstances of these historical figures. Because also, their stories are universal, appealing to all humans.
Admittedly it was challenging and uncertain at times, for me to relate Mispha's experiences in her words. I do confess how impossible for me to identify with accuracy a woman's feelings. When writing a scene basing from Mispha's narration, I would spend days into a week configuring how she sees it. Then when you felt it stated wrong, you may hear that voice behind you, "No, that is not the way I told you! Cross that out, write it over please." Isn't what this Nassau County high school student from Chestnut Bay would say to me?

Of course, Mispha is not a real person; she's a fictional creation in literature. Chestnut Bay is not an actual location on Long Island. Nonetheless, there is some truth to "men are from Mars and women are from Venus." Rather than pretend, I know what she is thinking or feeling. I viewed myself as Mispha's writer carefully jotting her sayings the way she utters them. When Mispha explains her sadness and happiness, I fought to recall what others of her gender and age level tell it. Little to question woman authors taken a similar approach relating the thoughts of men. Would you like to be more acquainted with Mispha, her family, and friends?
It is my pleasure and privilege to announce to the world my first novel, Waiting for Regina is releasing in the market for your purchase-NOW. It is distributing through Barnes and Noble by way of Nook Press Print. For the time being, it is only in print, soft-bound, 176 pages, twenty-one chapters. The digital format may be available in a few days. It is is a first for me. Usually, my books are introduced in digital files first then eventually in physical page turning form.
If you live anywhere, please entertain to your public library staff to purchase a book or two for your community. If you are attending junior high, college or high school, please make the suggestion to your institution's library to buy copies of Waiting for Regina. It is unique young person fiction that drives realistically into issues affecting many of them today, including a tough-to-discuss subject of colorism, also teenage depression and other youth struggles. If you are a student, Waiting for Regina may be an idea essay or class report.
Possibly it is a version of Chupe de Camarones
soup. A least three named cuisine dishes were
prepared by characters in Waiting for Regina.
If you live on Long Island, please consider visiting the book product page, read the description and purchasing the book for yourself or as a gift for someone else. At your choice, if you wish. The reason for these requests on this blog site? If there is enough positive attention toward Waiting for Regina, I may be able to visit local Barnes and Noble bookshops for book signings and possibly have discussions about the publication. 
If there are such possible appearances (not guaranteed), it would be announced here and at local Barnes and Nobles stores. If Waiting for Regina is saying something vital you want others to hear, please clear the path for it to be sounding out reaching the individuals who may desire hearing it. Please remember people may respond to a book variably as individuals tasting the new cuisine in town. Not every dish is for everyone. But enough may like it to keep it on the menu. Please feel at ease to sample my book.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

In That Objective

If you are able to see the photo of an old English quote inscribed in gold lettering on stained framed wood panel below the paragraphs, the location of it is inside the New York Public Library at Bryant Park. If you are able to read the quote, it is commendable. How easier than others you could comprehend the senescence English writing of the King James translation of the Bible. 
     If you are able to understand the quote, that is better. For it is objective towards releasing my first novel, Waiting for Regina. It is one of the best reasons for delaying the release of publication; strive for individual excellence, and high standards from the front cover into each page until you'll reach the back cover. 
     I feel this is important also due to the very sensitive themes of Waiting for Regina. The novel is weighing in on the issues of suicide, family discord, teenage angst, racial bias, infidelity, sacrosanct and civic corruption. Although it narrates as a first person account by the youth Mispha, the storyline apparently affects more than one person, gender, generation, and group. 
    The setting of the novel goes back thirty years ago in the latter 1980's. Since many of these social ills are unresolved today, Waiting for Regina, the book merits discerning readership. Please ponder this consideration when you examine the upcoming previews and read the reviews of the publication next month. We again note the gold lettered signage. Reading a book may become a memorable experience like living an episode of real life.
    Could I assist you in reading John Milton's quote if you find it a challenge to read it in aging English? He states from his speech entitled, Areopagitica, "A good book is the precious life-blood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life." In 1664, Mr.Milton, the author of Paradise Lost uttered that statement to the Parliament of England in opposition to licensing and censorship. What Milton was likely combating were the religious influences and complications due to the on-going conflict between Catholics and Protestants mingled with government regulation limiting the freedom of expression. 

    Considering there is a lot of gay exotic and violence in literature today, censorship isn't a major issue, rather the opposite, it might be severely lacking in maintaining high standards of morality. A problem new authors are encountering against their freedom of expression is the wrongful use of their creations. Greedy marketers post websites offering books for free without the writers' permission for them to obtain credit card information from online consumers. 
    It is tough for authors to get their publications removed from these many phishing sites, and they probably feel horrible in awareness their books are employing to sucker people. However, their books are probably not on those illegal sites, the vendors pretend to have copies to give away. My request, please do not give out your credit card or debit card information to get a 'free' book under a subscription contract. It costs legal booksellers like Kobo tremendous amount of funds to maintain sites of thousands or millions of publications. 
    The con-artist booksellers access their income by dissimulating to proffer a vast catalog of books appealing to unsuspecting readers. The primary source of profits is their free usage of bank cards interested parties might willing provide in exchange for a zero-cost download of digital literature. Please do not support their badness. If you want free books to read consider using your public library card. 
     You can borrow e-books, get downloads from official library sites. If they are receiving new releases, you may be able to acquire the physical copies of bestsellers and recent publications. If your library purchase copies of my book, Waiting for Regina, you may be able to read it at no cost. There is a lesser charge for new books provided for educational institutions and public libraries. Also, Barnes and Noble, Amazon and other online retailers may have book-lending arrangements. Please visit their sites to learn more. My latest book, Waiting for Regina may be on sale within fifteen days from this date, December 29th.