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Beren y Luthien, nuevo relato de Tolkien

Beren y Luthien, el regreso de Tolkien a las librerías


Cuando hablamos de la fantasía moderna, nadie puede negar que la obra de JRR Tolkien es inmensa, con un legado que traspasa todo lo imaginado por su autor.

Hablar de Tolkien es hablar de El señor de los anillos o El hobbit, las novelas más afamadas del autor y las que le valen ser considerado el padre de toda la fantasía medieval que vino tras él. Pero es también mucho más.

Y en ese «mucho más» debemos centrarnos en El Silmarillion, algo así como la Biblia del mundo Tolkien, en el que se explica la creación de Arda (el mundo), y los hechos que acontecieron en las primeras edades de esta tierra. Lee el resto de esta entrada

David P Perlmutter has been praised around the world on Amazon and other book websites

Wrong Place Wrong Time is his first book and it’s based on true life events when he visited Spain. He may translate it into Spanish in the near future and he has a marketing book in the pipeline

«Like a lot of good movies, it left me wanting to know more about what happened afterward. » Bobbi Botaz
«A totally gripping story all the way until the last page. » Dian Marchese
«Congratulations to the author for surviving this nightmare and I applaud his courage in telling this story. »
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Banner of the novel ‘Wrong Place Wrong Time’ 

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By: Alberto Berenguer     Twitter: @tukoberenguer

David P Perlmutter, author of his very own real life story 'Wrong Place Wrong Time'

David P Perlmutter, author of his very own real life story ‘Wrong Place Wrong Time’

Your first book is Wrong Place Wrong Time published on Amazon. Why did you decide to publish on It is due to enduring years of rejection from agents and publishers?
I never went to any publishers or agents at all; I simply completed the book, uploaded onto Amazon and clicked the self published button.

Your book is based on events that happened in the early 90’s when you visited Spain with its promise of adventure and fun. Will you translate Wrong Place Wring Time into Spanish?
At the moment it’s only in English, I may translate it into Spanish in the near future.

Why did you narrate the Spanish life in your first book?
I started to write the happenings of my trip as a blog, just to put down what happen. Never occurred or thought about writing a book. But then a friend of mine who is also an editor read the first couple of chapters and suggested that I should continue with the story as a book. So I did. Lee el resto de esta entrada

Rachel Abbott tells about her next book ‘The Back Road’

Rachel Abbott has sold a lot of more than 100,000 copies in the UK and Europe. Only the Innocent is now published in US and it’s already available all over the world in the English language

Her blog helps authors going through the process of publishing their first ebook

Her blog helps authors going through the process of publishing their first ebook

 «The pace is good and there are enough twists and turns to keep the reader guessing to the end. » Sarah Burnsmy next book – The Back Road
«The author has fantastic skills in developing her characters, emotions and scenes that quickly draw the reader into her story. » Dorothy Lewis
«Overall, the characters are very interesting and well developed. » William T Bonner
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By: Alberto Berenguer     Twitter: @tukoberenguer

Rachel Abbott is the epublishing sensation of 2012 on Amazon UK

Rachel Abbott is the epublishing sensation of 2012

Why did you decide to publish on It is due to enduring years of rejection from agents and publishers?
It didn’t really work that way for me. I originally wrote Only the Innocent for my own benefit – I had this idea in my head and it wouldn’t go away. I wanted to write about what set of circumstances would give a woman no other option but to murder a man. So that’s what I wrote about. I wasn’t planning to be published. I did send it to a few agents and had some pretty good feedback about the writing. The problem that they could see was that it was a difficult book to categorise, and they thought that publishers would have a problem adding it to their lists. I wasn’t too concerned – I’d done what I set out to do. But then when it became possible to upload to Amazon, I just thought “why not?” and it was as simple as that. One decision on a rainy afternoon when I was just roaming around the internet!

Will you publish Only the Innocent in other countries?
Yes – it’s already available all over the world in the English language, but is in the process of being translated into several other languages, including most of the major European languages.

Do you think that the relationship between Hugo Fletcher and his wife Laura Fletcher is unrealistic and unconvincing?
I definitely don’t think that. One or two people have commented that they can’t believe that any woman would allow herself to be treated that way. I think that shows a complete lack of understanding of mental abuse. It can happen to the strongest of people, because it happens over time and it’s debilitating. I used to work for The Samaritans – a brilliant organization – and the things that people allow themselves to be subjected to may seem strange to people who have never experienced it – but it’s there, and in all walks of life. There is a line in the book about the gradual wearing down of all defences, and that’s what happens. People who don’t believe it should just call in at a women’s shelter. Lee el resto de esta entrada

Jenny Worstall, author of the novel ‘Make a Joyful Noise’

She shows a lovely story and believable characters on her fiction book Make a Joyful Noise. She’s also planning a new novel.

«The author has given us a engrossing read, her obvious expertise and strong grasp of the classical music world result in authentic characters…» Tink
«I enjoyed reading it. My only quibble is I would have liked to have more music and more time in rehearsal. » SallyKate
«An enjoyable read, well-observed and humorous. » Lucy B
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By: Alberto Berenguer    Twitter: @tukoberenguer

Jenny Worstall is a British writer

Jenny Worstall is a British writer

We begin the interview with the book’s main topic: the music. Why is the world of music a rich source of inspiration for you?
I love music, particularly classical music, and I find musicians and the way they interact with each other endlessly fascinating. The classical music world breeds mighty egos and this always sets the scene for comedy!

Lucy, Tristan, Miss Greymitt and Claire are the main characters of Make a Joyful Noise. While creating the characters, were you inspired by someone, in your own experiences or something along those lines?
Make a Joyful Noise is a complete work of fiction but I hope that the characters seem realistic. I feel most comfortable writing about what I know and as I inhabit a world of teaching, music and family, that is usually what I write about. I have tried writing a mystery/thriller but couldn’t get very far without laughing at the melodrama of it all. Lee el resto de esta entrada

Danny Kemp, a British author of thriller, romance and historical fiction

The next book is called Mitzy Collins, a different kind of story. He would hope to have completed telling Mitzy’s story by the end of this year.

«The Desolate Garden is a wonderful read. I’m looking forward to more from the author, Daniel Kemp. He takes the reader into his world. I can smell the cigars and whiskey as I read. A book worth reading, more than once. » CB
«A consummate professional, a man for all seasons…» Charles Tijou
«Danny Kemp has many stories to share with us and he knows how to do it! He’s a brilliant writer…» Penny  Brojacquie
«Danny’s stories are easy reading, entertaining and witty. » Annemie Riemarker
«Danny’s stories are very entertaining. He shares his life stories in a natural and candid manner that makes the reader feel as if he is right there, witnessing the event.» Zelda Martin
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By: Alberto Berenguer    Twitter: @tukoberenguer

Image0893In addition to writer, you have been London Taxi driver and ex London police officer. How did you fall in love with writing?
Literarily by accident. I was at work one sunny November day in 2006, minding my own business stopped at a red traffic light, when a van smashed into me. I was taken to Hospital and kept in for while, but it was not physical injuries that I suffered from; it was mental.
I had lost all confidence in myself, let alone those around me. The experts said that I had post traumatic stress disorder, which I thought only the military or emergency personnel suffered from. On good days, I attempted to go to work, sometimes I even made it through Blackwell Tunnel only to hear, or see, something that made me jump out of my skin, and the anxiety attacks would start.
I told my wife that I was okay and going regularly to work but I wasn’t. I could not cope with life and thought about ending it all.
On of the most relevant questions that was asked of me, at the time, was this; ‘if your car was scratched, would you throw it away?’ I, of course, answered ‘no,’ to which that particular psychologist said, ‘that car is you. You have been scratched, that’s all, nothing that can’t be mended.’ Somehow or other with the help from my dear wife, and the professionals that I saw in droves, I managed to survive and ever so slowly rebuilt my self-esteem.
It was during those dark depressive days, when there was nothing else to do, that I began to write.
My very first story, Look Both Ways, Then Look Behind, found a literary agent but not a publisher. He told me that I had a talent, raw, but nevertheless it was there. After telling me to write another story, he said that there were two choices open to me: One, wait for a traditional deal. At the age of sixty-two, with no literary profile or experience; little hope. Two, self-publish through New Generation Publishing. This, I’m delighted to say, I did.
The success of my story, The Desolate Garden, is down to my sheer hard work, luck in meeting a film producer and the uncompromising stance taken by Daniel Cooke my publisher, who never ‘massages my inflated ego,’ as he so often puts it. Lee el resto de esta entrada

Wendy A.M. Prosser, a British writer on the rights of animals and veganism

She recently released a follow-up to The Vegan Cat-Lover 2 which contains eight more short essays on veganism, speciesism and feline friends. She’s also working on a novel and other fiction projects

Wendy A.M. Prosser lives in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, UK with one husband, three and a half feline friends and two Giant African Land Snails. She studied in St Hilda’s College, University of Oxford. She is science editor and freelance writer.

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By: Alberto Berenguer    Twitter: @tukoberenguer

What do you offer to the reader on your website?
My website, Scribblings, is essentially an online journal – a place for me to muse about life, the Universe and everything (but especially cats and quirky ideas) – though in the last year I have focused on my writing journey: how I went from a frustrated scribbler with a yearning to write, to a self-published author with two ebooks on Amazon and others to come. I don’t offer profound insights (usually), but I do hope to encourage, entertain or even inspire other writers who, like me, are starting out in self-publishing.

How did The Vegan Cat-Lover arise?
The Vegan Cat-Lover was originally a blog on veganism and speciesism that I ran alongside Scribblings. It actually did better than Scribblings in terms of subscribers, but I found it quite a strain writing regularly for both, and as I intended Scribblings to become my main author platform, my posts on The Vegan Cat-Lover became very infrequent. I considered closing it down, though that seemed a shame after all the work I’d put in.
Then I came across Turn Your Blog Posts into Ebooks by Suzanna Stinnett – no need to explain what this book is about! Suffice to say, I was inspired. Following Suzanna’s advice, I picked out my best posts, the ones I believed deserved a wider readership, and from these The Vegan Cat-Lover ebook was born. Lee el resto de esta entrada

Glynis Smy, a British author of historical romance living in Cyprus

In December 2012, she will publish Maggie’s Child. Her novels are set in cities of United Kingdom as Ripper, My Love. Glynis is currently working on Ripped Genes and The man in eighteen that itswill be released in 2013.

Glynis Smy (nee Honeycombe), was born and raised in the coastal town of Dovercourt near Harwich, in the county of Essex, England. The long hours of a nursing career and running two pharmacies ended in 2005, when she and her husband moved from the UK to live on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. Now Glynis spends her time writing historical novels, poetry and various other projects. Her poetry has been published in various places, including the on-line, Vine Leaves Literary Journal. Author of Ripper, My Love.

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By: Alberto Berenguer     Twitter: @tukoberenguer

We start with your beginnings, since when do you write? How did your interest in writing?
I have written poetry and short stories from a very young age. I won my first poetry contest aged 12. Novel writing came about five years ago when I was encouraged by a friend to lengthen a short story. It has been received extremely well by readers, and I am glad I made the move.

You’ve published articles in magazines of United Kingdom and Cyprus. What difference to both countries in the literature?
I wrote medical articles for one magazine in the UK. The ones in Cyprus were more lifestyle type articles. Lee el resto de esta entrada

Richard Lewington, one of Europe’s foremost natural history illustrators

His recent book on micro-moths with Dr.Phil Sterling contains some of their best works and The Butterflies of Britain and Ireland with Professor Jeremy considered his work most important in his career as illustrator of wildlife

Richard Lewington lives and works in Oxfordshire, UK. He studied in Berkshire College of Art and Design and he has illustrated many wildlife books, specialising mainly in entomological subjects. He is particularly well known for painting butterflies, moths and dragonflies. Among Richard’s achievements are the illustrations for the Field Guide to the Moths of Great Britain and Ireland, which includes 1,700 immaculate paintings of British moths. He has written and illustrated the Pocket Guide to the Butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland, which shows the detailed life-cycles of all the British butterflies. The majority of books that he has illustrated belong to British Wildlife Publishing.

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His passion for nature, wildlife and more specifically the observation of insects and other invertebrates, is it something that comes from family?
Both my father and grandfather were interested in natural history, so my interest in insects, especially butterflies, has been with me from childhood. My grandfather had a small collection of butterflies, which always fascinated me.

How a scientist, biologist and natural historian becomes a wildlife illustrator?
I trained as a graphic designer and then specialized in illustration but because of my interest in natural history, the obvious thing was to combine the two when I graduated from art college.

Your task requires a prior observation and understanding of the natural environment. Do you think that it was easier to illustrate wild insects to be biologist?
The most important thing when illustrating the natural world for field guides is to know your subject, as many of these books are read by experts who are very knowledgeable and expect illustrations to be accurate. Lee el resto de esta entrada