Wednesday, September 21, 2016

(VIDEO) A Word about Writing and Choice

In this video I discuss the biggest challenge I faced when deciding to write The Season of Stories. 

Writers always face choices--in every page, in fact. That's when our background as readers can come in handy.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

The Season of Stories: A Reader's Opinion

The Season of Stories relaxing on the beaches of Otranto, Italy.

Writers love hearing from readers, especially ones like my friend Troy Fuss. He reads voraciously and he knows books. In fact, he owns Lucha Libro Books in Granada, Nicaragua. As a result, his opinion means the world to me.

Dearest Silvio,

I loved your new book! Loved, loved, loved it! I was so invested by the end that I found myself a bit weepy throughout the last chapter (though I don’t think I’ll admit that to anyone but you). I was surprised to find out that you’d never met the author. (I couldn’t believe you let the answering machine get in the way!) or Wally Moon. I wasn’t sure how the stories were going to come together and you did it masterfully. There was so much to love in both stories. You should be very proud.

Congratulations on a fine work!


PS: All hail Vin Scully! I have listened to every Vin-called game I can the past couple of years, knowing we’ll never be able to enjoy someone so amazing again. Losing his broadcasts is devastating to the many who love him, but we’re lucky to have had him for so long. Many of us have never known a world without him!

Sunday, September 4, 2016

(VIDEO) 'The Season of Stories' and Young Adult Literature

Over the next few weeks, I will be posting videos in which I discuss the stories behind the creation of my novels. Also, I will be occasionally posting videos providing some tricks of the trade that I've learned along the way that I think will help aspiring novelists.

Today, I'll start off discussing how my love for reading Young Adult Literature and my admiration for the many talented writers who cultivate this genre inspired me to write The Season of Stories.

Enjoy, and you're invited to like us on Facebook.