Friday, August 29, 2014

Happy Ganesha Festival 2014

Wish you all a very happy Ganesha Festival. This important festival is celebrated in all parts of India today, the 29th of August 2014. It is also known as Ganesh Chaturthi and Vinayaka Chaturthi. The festival to celebrate and glorify him is called Ganesh Chaturthi (Ganesha Festival and Vinayaka Chaturthi).

Lord Ganesha (also known as Lord Ganapati) is the Lord of Wisdom. He is the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi. The elephant headed God is worshipped first in all the pujas performed by the Hindus. It is believed that He removes all the obstacles and evils on the way.

If you are interested to know more about Lord Ganesha please check this page.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Book Tour: Incantation Paradox By Annamaria Bazzi


Magic is an illusion. It doesn’t really exist. Or does it?

A horrible car accident destroys Dolores Reynard’s life. But instead of waking up in a hospital bed, she awakens in a teenager’s body. Soon, she discovers she is at the heart of the murderous mystery surrounding the death of Mona, the young girl whose body she occupies. Caught between an evil greater than she ever imagined and a wizard who heals her tattered heart, she is forced to play a dangerous game of intrigue in the hopes of finding a way to return to her previous life.

Will magic be her ally, or will it lead to her demise once and for all.

About the Author Although born in the United States, Annamaria Bazzi spent a great deal of her childhood in Sicily, Italy, in a town called Sciacca. Italian was the language spoken at home. Therefore, she had no problems when she found herself growing up in a strange country. Upon returning to the states, she promised herself she would speak without an accent. She attended Wayne State University in Detroit Michigan, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Computers with a minor in Spanish. Annamaria spent twenty years programming systems for large corporations, creating innovative solution, and addressing customer problems. During those years, she raised four daughters and one husband. Annamaria lives in Richmond Virginia with her small family where she now dedicates a good part of her day writing.

My interview Annamaria:

1.What inspired you to write this book?
This book was inspired by a moment of craziness. Have you ever gotten out of bed from the wrong side? I did that morning, and my entire day resemble Dr. Suess’s Wacky Wednesday. That morning when I sat at my computer I sent an email to a good friend telling him, ‘this morning when I looked in the mirror I saw my younger self’. He takes everything literally and seriously. The back and forth of emails made me thing of Freaky Friday, the movie by Walt Disney featuring Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis. Why not, I thought, audiences seem to love the switching body syndrome. That’s how the idea was born, on a crazy, wacky morning.

2. How did you come up with the title?
The original title of the book was Trapped in a Nightmare, but when I googled it, I found another book with this title. I wanted mine to be unique. Although I have the creative juices to write a novel, I didn’t seem to be gifted in the department of title choosing. I asked friends if they had any ideas and Michael came up with Incantation Paradox.

3. What was your first published work? How did you feel about it when it was published?
The first works I published were two short stories, A Simple Matter of Justice, a paranormal short who was brutally murdered, and Revelation of Abaddon, a paranormal romance. Publishing the first work was like experience the biggest high ever, like walking on cloud nine and never wanting to come back down.

4. What are the challenges you faced while writing this current book?
At times, it was difficult to reconcile the feeling of the woman stuck in the teen body with all the young hormones cursing through it.

5. What form of marketing works best for promoting your work(s)?
I’m still new at this and haven’t really found the best way to promote my works. But, I have realized that reviews sell books. The more positive reviews a book has the more sales it has.

6. What is your preferred time and place to write?
I love my great room—kitchen, breakfast nook, and family room, a nice 30-foot long room. I sit at the table, turn the ceiling fan on and I’m good to go.

7. Where do you get your ideas?
A great many of my ideas come from the desire to fix world problems in a way that make sense to me. All too often, events around the world, especially political, don’t make sense. I take these problems and place them in a fictional world so I can solve them in a way that satisfies my need for both justice and order.

8. Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?
I have a few authors I admire and love reading, Orson Scott Card, Terry Goodkind, and Frank Herbert. These are the authors that have shaped who I am as a writer. Although I must admit that in some ways Jane Austen as also influenced me. I do believe my novels all have a dash of romance because of her.

9. Do you write daily, and if so, approximately how many words? Or only when the mood strikes?
I do try to write daily, although sometimes it proves impossible. I don’t necessarily write on my novel since I have two blogs I maintain and I’m constantly interviewing authors for my Round Table Chat, one of the features on my blog, annamaria’s writing corner.

10. What are you working on now?
At this time, I’m working on a collection of short stories that take place in the after math of a world disaster that destroys most of the world. It’s the stories of some of the survivors and how they cope in their new reality.

11. Have you felt any special moment in your writing career, which made you feel worth your struggle of writing?
I’ve fallen in love with reading and writing at the age of eight and have always thought the struggles are worth it. My goal has always been to make kids and teens read. If I bring even just one of these none readers to start enjoy books, I’ve accomplished my goal.

12. Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
The only thing I can say to my readers is I hope you enjoy the story I create for your enjoyment and I thank you for your support and for reading my novels. I do love hearing from you so stop by my website if you want to talk about my novels and if you want to discover new authors stop by my blog, annamaria’s writing corner.

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