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Como recordaréis, las semana pasada decidí recomendaros unos cuantos blogs que sigo con asiduidad por si no los habíais descubierto aún. Hoy os traigo unos cuantos más. Y sigo la colección! lontree (1) Relatos jamás contados (Raquel Sánchez García) http://relatosjamascontados.blogspot.com.es/

El blog de Raquel os interesará no solo porque habla de sus libros (que ya sería interesante de por sí) y suele promocionar sus obras y las de otros escritores, pero también porque es una lectora y reseñadora empedernida. Y no solo de los libros más populares, si no que tiene un interés especial en libros independientes, y eso ofrece a los lectores una buena opción para descubrir obras que quizás no serían tan fáciles de encontrar en otros sitios. A leer!

BCN Express (Juan Alberto Recrivello) http://bcnexpres.wordpress.com/

Juan Alberto ha sido invitado mío, pero no podía pasar la oportunidad de recomendar su blog. En él habla un poco de todo, de política, de historia reciente, de escritura, de insectos… Os pone al día de sus novedades literarias y crea mundos esperpénticos, surreales y mágicos. Si os apetece probar algo distinto, subiros a la montaña rusa que es BCN Express!

Así lo pienso y así lo escribo (Eduardo Perellón Cano) http://eduardoperellon.blogspot.co.uk/

Eduardo, que también fue uno de mis invitados hace ya tiempo, tiene un blog donde habla mucho de la escritura (últimamente también ha creado un blog donde escritores comparten sus recetas favoritas con los lectores. No os preocupéis, yo no me he pasado, que lo de cocinar se me da tan bien como las imágenes), y últimamente esta dedicándole una serie a los entresijos de la novela. No os lo perdáis!

Alma sin destino (Frank Spoiler) 

http://frankspoiler-alma-sin-destino.blogspot.com.es/

Recordaréis a Frank, que ha sido otro de mis invitados, y que escribe sobre una gran variedad de temas, desde micro-relatos, a cuentos y colaboraciones con otros escritores, relatos de terror con un “algo” un poco especial, y poesía, que publica en su blog y luego presenta en antologías a la venta. Como os traje a Kokoro la semana pesada, me pareció que no podía dejaros hoy sin otra ración de poesía. Y además Frank siempre encuentra una imágenes perfectas para ilustrar sus poemas.

 

Gracias a los blogueros invitados (que no saben nada de esto), gracias a vosotros por leer, y si os ha gustado, dadle al me gusta, comentad, compartid, haced CLIC y SEGUID!

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As usual every Friday I bring you a guest author. This time is Eduardo Perellón. You’ll be surprised to hear that I did not meet Eduardo through Twitter (hooray!). I met him through the Facebook group of authors writing in Spanish that I’ve mentioned before. You already know Manuela Herrero Palomar and Judith Priay, two of its members. Eduardo not only has written a fascinating novel (and he tells us all about the process of writing it) but has a fabulous blog where he talks about a variety of themes, and also has guest authors. I’ve had the honour of being one of his guests and he did a fabulous job. Now it’s his turn to be my guest.

Without further introdution I leave  you with Eduardo.

Eduardo Perellón.

Hello everybody. My name is Eduardo Perellón.

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I was born in Madrid in 1966. Although I never went to university and my job is not related to literature, I’m passionate about research and that has allowed me develop my natural interest in writing following a fact that would completely change my life. I had just finished reading ‘Treasure Island’ by Robert L. Stevenson, and I was so impressed by the way he told the story using first person narrative that I felt an irresistible impulse to write my own stories. As soon as I finished reading I knew I wanted to be a writer. That’s how ‘Passage to Death’, my adventure at the helm of an impossible expedition to Mars, was born. That attempt at writing a novel has remained locked in a drawer forever.

I am a keen rambler, diver, cook and reader, and I used to keep detailed travel notebooks with my daughter where we would write daily about our adventures during our trips, including gastronomic entries of the area visited, in an attempt to awake the bug of writing on my daughter at the same time as satisfying my own need to tell stories.

My working life has been centred for the past 20 years around the construction industry, managing several companies. Currently I’m part of the teaching staff at a College where I teach classes on bricklaying, plumbing and on how to become an electrician to adults from underprivileged backgrounds and youths that have been excluded from the standard educational system. This I combine with my true vocation: writing novels.

In 2006 I began my first serious project, one that in contrast with previous attempts would see the light: a novel “No a nosotros, Señor”. (“Not to us, Lord”)

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The novel that has behind it 3 years of hard research work was self-published in paper in June 2009 and it had a very limited distribution, until it was finally completely removed from the shelves. I used this failed work as a testing ground, because after hearing compliments, suggestions and constructive criticism I spent 3 more years improving it. I introduced new characters and developed the existing ones, I proofread the novel correcting grammar and spelling, I increased the tension and altered the ending…all steps that increased its quality considerably.

Finally, in 2012 a new novel was published: “El pozo de Harod” (“Harod’s well”), which replaced its predecessor and I submitted to several writing competitions.

EL POZO DE HAROD[1]Amazon España:

http://www.amazon.es/EL-POZO-DE-HAROD-ebook/dp/B009NCW3NS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1355220182&sr=8-1

Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/EL-POZO-DE-HAROD-ebook/dp/B009NCW3NS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1355220182&sr=8-1

A digital publishing company showed interest, and its commercialisation through that company was a preparatory step for its self-publishing first in Amazon, where is available as an e-book, and afterwards in CreateSpace, that allows for its commercialisation in paperback format (this should be available in the next few weeks). As it’s the case for many independent (indie) authors, all the work of writing, editing and proofreading, and formatting I did them myself.

What’s the novel about? This is its synopsis:

Toledo, 1485

The Inquisition condemns a man for allegedly belonging to a Secret Society enemy of the church.

Madrid, 2012

Carla Martín loses her father. His two closest friends are murdered in very strange circumstances around the same time…

This is the starting point of an adventure whereby a vertiginous series of events culminates in the revelation of the true identities of the three dead men and the impressive secret they were protecting, a secret that if revealed could topple down the Catholic Church.

The Vatican, under the leadership of Cardinal Candutere, and guided by their wish to protect themselves, follows two courses of action in parallel very similar to those that use to be habitual in the dark times of the Inquisition.

Several episodes of intense action, with murders, betrayals, false alliances, clues and discoveries culminate in a surprising ending that will affect, not only the direct protagonists of the story, but the whole of Humanity.

Although this summary sounds like “the usual thing”, I can assure you that “Harod’s Well” has a completely different approach and style to other action and adventure thrillers with a religious background. And what should I say about the ending…

Going back to my work as writer (such a huge word), and despite the time spent in the improvements and marketing mentioned above, I’ve carried on working from the latter months of 2010 on 3 new projects:

  • El enigma de Calaf” (The enigma of Calaf), that is quite advanced in its writing process. As you can see it has a cover and a synopsis:

EL ENIGMA DE CALAF[1]

Synopsis:

Álvaro Rodero, a new writer, has just finished self-publishing his first novel, but has not succeeded in its distribution.

One day he received a strange call from an unknown and eerie character who has a very special proposal: He will get his book sold all over the world if the author does something for him. The task he proposes is rather dark and dangerous: he has to recover a mysterious sword forged in 1212 and surrounded by a macabre legend. And all that before 5 ritual crimes are committed using it.

  • “Favia”, a mystery that takes place in the Middle Ages and it’s told from a first person point of view.
  • “El pocarropa”, a biographical novel about the character of a very special man and his adventures during the Spanish Civil War and afterwards, narrated in a crime novel style.

Apart from these projects, I also regularly blog (my blog page is called “Así lo pienso, y así lo escribo” [“That’s what I think, that’s what I write”]) where I include not only reviews of my readings and interviews with other authors, but also music, cookery, and personal musings about a variety of themes. The link is:

www.eduardoperellon.blogspot.com

I’m also in Facebook:

www.facebook.com/eduardo.perellon

And Twitter: @EduardoPerellon

And I have  webpage:

www.eduardoperellon.com

Through any of these means you can get in contact with me and leave me your suggestions, opinions and comments.

I invite you to check my work. In all honesty, despite the initial difficulties, that I confess without embarrassment, I believe it’s worthy of attention. You’ll be the ones to judge…

And thank you very much to all, particularly to my partner in crime Olga Núñez Miret for lending me her space and introducing me.

Best wishes.

Thank  you very much Eduardo for sharing your adventure as a writer, the process of writing you novel, and also your new projects. Very intriguing…

Just remind you of my new Young Adult Novella ‘Twin Evils?’ and of course, next week….more.

Hoy un post muy breve. Sólo decirles que acabó la promoción conjunta que organizamos Mary Meddlemore y yo. Considerando que somos unas doñas nadie y que no nos conocen ni los vecinos (bueno, un poco sí), no nos podemos quejar.

Esperamos que todos los que han descargado nuestros libros los disfruten. Y que los que no…los compren en el futuro, que de verdad, son muy económicos.

¿Y ahora qué?

Pues seguir escribiendo, y haciendo promoción (lo siento, es así la vida)…Yo he presentado mi novela para adolescentes para ‘Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award’. Vamos, un concurso que organiza Amazon para ofrecer un contrato de publicación a la novela (novelas ya que este año hay varias categorías) que lo gane. Y a las finalistas. No tengo esperanzas de ganar, pero es gratis, e incluso si no llegas al final hay posibilidades de obtener reseña y críticas  profesionales…En fin, si conocen a autores a los que les interese…No se preocupen. Si como supongo no gana, la publicaré de todas formas. Nada, ¡que no se libran de ella! (Si no cambio de idea es una novela de una serie que se llamará Asuntos Angélicos. Y la novela Alerta Pink).

Tengo una novela corta casi lista para publicar, también para público adolescente, y al ver la buena recepción de la promoción en lengua española he decidido traducirla al castellano y publicar las dos versiones a la vez…así que probablemente tardaré unas semanas…

He conocido a un grupo de autores independientes (a algunos lo de ‘indie’ no les convence mucho) a través de Manuela Herrero Palomar (ya recordarán el post) y  me han ayudado mucho con la promoción. Espero traerlos de invitados poco a poco. Eduardo Perellón se me adelantó y ha publicado esta entrevista con una servidora. Les dejo el enlace porque me hizo mucha ilusión y espero que a ustedes también les guste. Y no se olviden de leer sus otros posts y de echarle un vistazo a su novela. ¡No se arrepentirán!

http://eduardoperellon.blogspot.com.es/2013/01/olga-nunez-miret.html

¡Muchísimas gracias Eduardo! ¡Eres muy grande!

Y antes de que me olvide, el viernes les traigo una autora invitada. Para amantes de las novelas de misterio: ¡Carmen Amato!

 

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