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October 2, 2012

My Visit to the Maryland Book Festival

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 Harry Heckel, Josh (J. R.) Wagner and Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban

I was at the Maryland Book Festival this week-end invited by the SF and Fantasy Writers of America.

Apart from a reading, I participated in two panels: Crossing Genres Big Time and YA Dreams: What’s Hot and What’s Not.

It was an amazing and humbling experience to be with such dedicated, passionate and hard-working group of writers. They came from all kinds of backgrounds, ages and experiences, but they all shared an undying love for storytelling and a stubborn determination not to give up.

Here are ten things I learned at the Festival.

  1. The SF and Fantasy writers are quiet a fantastic bunch.
  2. Paranormal is still hot. Lucky me.
  3. Romance is here to stay. No surprise there.
  4. Fairy Tales will never die. They are, after all, a part of our collective subconscious.
  5. Be afraid, werewolves, vampires and Greek Gods are real and walk among us. Actually, don’t be surprised if you find out you are one of them.
  6. If your first book don’t sell, keep writing.
  7. If you hit a wall while writing, keep writing.
  8. If you ever want to succeed as a writer, keep writing.
  9. Writing is an addiction. You are not a writer because you write, you write because you are a writer and hard as you try you can’t help yourself: You have to write.

June 11, 2012

Lectura conjunta de Bécquer eterno / Bécquer eterno Blog Tour

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by Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban



Laky, en su blog Libros que hay que leer, ha organizado una lectura conjunta de mi novela Bécquer eterno.

Ni más ni menos que treinta y dos blogueras aceptaron el desafío de leer el libro y escribir una reseña del mismo en su blog correspondiente.

Podéis ver las bases aquí: http://librosquehayqueleer-laky.blogspot.com.es/2012/05/lectura-conjunta-becquer-eterno.html. Más abajo incluyo la lista de participantes y el orden en que aparecerán las reseñas.

Este miércoles, día 13 de junio Laky ( http://librosquehayqueleer-laky.blogspot.com.es/) será la primera en publicar la reseña. Las demás lo harán en el orden que aparece más abajo.

Mi más profundo agradecimiento a Laky por organizar la lectura.


Blog Tour Béquer Eterno

On Wednesday June 13, Laky at Libros que hay que leer (Books You Must Read) will publish her review of my paranormal romance Bécquer eterno. Thus starts the blog tour she has organized (thank you so much, Laky).

Every day until July 17, a different blogger will publish her review. I have included below a list of the blogs and the date the review will appear.

Please join us.





– Laky de libros que hay que leer: 13 de junio
.- Xula de Caminando entre libros: 14 de junio
.- Aprendiz de mucho de Aprendiz de mucho: 15 de junio
.- Meg de Cazando estrellas: 16 de junio
.- Pakiko de Las lecturas de Pakiko: 17 de junio
.- Aran de Espíritu libre: 18 de junio
.- Lupa de Acurrucada entre letras: 19 de junio
.- Tatty de El universo de los libros: 20 de junio
.- Isi de From Isi:  18 de junio
.- Kayla Morrison: publicará en Ciao: 22 de junio
.- MariLyn de Los libros de la bruja: 23 de junio
.- Marilú Cuenta libros de CuEnTaLiBrOs: 24 de junio
.- Sarah Degel de Yo soy bibliófila: 25 de junio
.- Pau de El mundo en libros: 26 de junio
.- Ro. de La vida entre páginas: 27 de junio
.- Margari de Mis lecturas y más cositas: 28 de junio
.- Armada invencible de La armada invencible: 29 de junio
.- Rachel Antúnez Cazorla de Contra los límites: 30 de junio
.- L de Tiempo entre lecturas: 1 de julio
.- Los libros de Eva de The reading coach: 2 de julio
.- Gem, que publicará en Ciao: 3 de julio
.- Carmina de De tinta en vena: 4 de julio
.- Patricia O. de Musas cuenteras: 5 de julio
.- Maga de Lioncourt de Una vida de novela: 6 de julio
.- Sandra M. de Reseñando que es gerundio: 7 de julio
.- Cotito de Leyendo entre letras: 10 de julio
.- Talisman dream del blog Talisman Dreams: 11 de julio
.- Lesincele de Leer es viajar: 8 de julio
.- InésM de Inés y sus libros: 9 de julio
.- Deigar de Espiral de letras: 10 de julio
.- Lourdes de Libros que voy leyendo: 11 de julio
.- Blair de Mis lecturas de cabecera: 12 de julio
.- Confergil que publicará en Ciao: 13 de julio
.- Cartafol de O meu Cartafol: 14 de julio
.- Udine de New life & blue sky: 15 de julio
.- Carmen de Carmen y amig@os: 16 de julio
.- Sasy de   : 17 de julio

June 4, 2012

Bécquer eterno en versión digital / Bécquer eterno now available as an e-book


by Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban

For the ENGLISH text, see below.

A mis seguidores de habla hispana:

Después de sobrevivir múltiples aventuras, la versión española de Bécquer eterno ya está a la venta como un e-book. Por ahora solamente en Amazon (Amazon.com, http://www.amazon.com/B%C3%A9cquer-eterno-Spanish-Edition-ebook/dp/B0088JOJLG, y Amazon.es, http://goo.gl/kJlSE, entre otras) pero pronto lo estará en Barnes and Noble y Smashwords.

Así lo podréis leer independientemente del tipo de lector que tengáis, o en vuestro ordenador si no tenéis lector digital.

Y si vivís en Sevilla y visitáis la Exposición Bécquer tan cerca… a través del arte, no os olvidéis de visitar el patio dónde encontrareis entre otros libros y poemas dedicados a su memoria, una copia de mi sencillo homenaje al genial poeta.

After many adventures, the Spanish version of Bécquer eterno is available as an e-book. So far you can purchase it at Amazon (Amazon.com, http://www.amazon.com/B%C3%A9cquer-eterno-Spanish-Edition-ebook/dp/B0088JOJLG, and Amazon.es, http://goo.gl/kJlSE, among others) and soon too at Barnes and Noble and Smashwords.

And if you live or plan to visit Sevilla before June 25, don’t forget to visit the exhibit, Bécquer tan cerca… a través del arte. There in the beautiful patio of the Fundación Valentín de Madariaga you can see a printed copy of Bécquer eterno, among other books and poems that remember the unforgettable genius of this most beloved poet.

May 21, 2012

Suffocate by S.R. Johannes

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by Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban




Today, May 21, S.R. Johannes’ Suffocate is out!

Suffocate is the first novelette in THE BREATHLESS series. It is a 15,000 word young adult thriller that combines the dystopic and science fiction genres.

Here’s a little about the novelette…

“For centuries, the world outside the Biome has been unlivable. Today, marks the first time anyone will attempt to leave the suffocating ecosphere. Eria is not worried because her scientist father has successfully tested the new Bio-Suit many times. It’s a celebratory day until something goes horribly wrong. In the midst of tragedy, Eria uncovers a deep conspiracy that affects the very air she breathes. 

If those responsible find out what she knows, they won’t stop hunting her until she takes her last breath.”

The 2nd novella in the series, CHOKE, is scheduled for Fall 2012. The 3rd, EXHALE, is scheduled for Winter 2013.

You can purchase Suffocate for only 99 cents at Amazon  and B&N

Also you can add it on Goodreads! – http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13648347-suffocate

S.R. Johannes is author of the Amazon Bestseller Untraceable and a current nominee of the Georgia Author of the Year in the Young Adult category. After earning an MBA and working in corporate america, S.R. Johannes traded in her expensive suits, high heels, and corporate lingo for a family, flip-flops, and her love of writing. She lives in Atlanta Georgia with her goldendoodle Charley (notice he is listed first :), her British-accented husband, and the huge imaginations of their little prince and princess, which she hopes- someday- will change the world.  You can find her hanging out online and visit her at srjohannes.com

Twitter- https://twitter.com/#!/srjohannes

Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/srjohannes

Pinterest- http://pinterest.com/srjohannes/

Goodreads- http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5235537.S_R_Johannes

May 18, 2012

Bécquer Eternal and Crimson Romance


by Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban




Buenas noticias: mi novela paranormal Bécquer Eterno será publicada a finales de año a través de la editorial norteamericana Crimson Romance.

La portada de la edición en inglés será distinta de la versión en español, pero ambas evocan el espíritu romántico de la historia.

La edición española estará a la venta a través de Cultiva libros (http://www.cultivalibros.com/) la semana entrante y en edición digital en Amazon.es and Amazon.com en las próximas semanas.

Si vivís en Sevilla no os olvidéis de visitar la Exposición Bécquer tan cerca… A través del arte que tendrá lugar en la Fundación Valentín de Maderiaga del 25 de mayo al 24 de junio. En ella un centenar de artistas homenajearán al ilustre sevillano. Mi libro Bécquer eterno es mi humilde contribución a la Exposición. (http://www.facebook.com/becquertancerca)

Y si os animais a leerla y escribir una reseña por favor uniros a la lectura conjunta que LAKY en “Libros que hay que leer” ha organizado (http://goo.gl/cnJZ2).

¡Muchísimas gracias, LAKY!


I’m thrilled to announce that my paranormal story Bécquer Eternal will be published by Crimson Romance at the end of 2012.

They had agreed to keep the gorgeous cover Elaina Lee created for me back when I was signed with Astraea Press.

If you speak Spanish, you are in luck because the Spanish version, Bécquer Eterno, will be available next week through Culitiva Libros and Amazon.com.

And if you have your own blog, you can join the Blog Tour that LAKY at “Libros que hay que leer” has organized for me (http://goo.gl/cnJZ2). Thank you so much, LAKY!

January 14, 2012

Agent Pitch Slam Week-end

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by Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban




This week-end the YA Lit Chat blog hosts an Agent Pitch Slam Week-end.

Starting Monday, two agents, Rachael Dugas from Talcott Notch Literary and Carlie Webber from Jane Rostrosen Literary Agency, and an editor, Leah Hultenschmidt from Sourcebooks Fire will leave comments on the pitches.

The pitches must be 4 or 5 lines long.

Here is my pitch for The King in the Stone:

A full moon, a silver key, and the forbidden passion of two young lovers will bring hope to a defeated kingdom and, through their sorrow, deliver a king who will change its fate.

Sent back in time to 717 A.D., Andrea and Julian are caught in opposite sides in the battle between the Spanish last unconquered settlements and the Arab army. A battle for survival that will challenge their love and demand of them the ultimate sacrifice.

If you have a manuscript ready, don’t forget to post your pitch before Sunday at midnight EST.

For more information go to http://goo.gl/8lySy.

August 8, 2011

Pitch Your Book: Pitch your book To Kathleen Rushall of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency starts Aug 12

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Pitch Your Book: Pitch your book To Kathleen Rushall of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency starts Aug 12.

July 27, 2011

Festival of Children’s Books at the Doylestown Bookshop

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Please join us tomorrow Thursday Jul 28 at 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM.

I will be reading from Two Moon Princess along with 15 other local authors at the Doylestown Bookshop

A Festival of Children’s Books

 Meet the area’s best children’s authors and illustrators at the Doylestown Bookshop for an afternoon of readings, greetings, stories and book signings!  This event is free and open to all!

Authors appearing at the Festival
Ellen Jensen Abbott • Becky Birtha • Linda Brewster • Debbie Dadey• Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban• Lindsay Barrett George • Ponder Goembels • Lee Harper • Pamela Jane• Joe Kulka • Janet Lord • Andy Myer• Susan Shaw• Shannon Wiersbitzky• Eric Wight • Kay Winters
Ellen Jensen Abbott lives in West Chester, PA and teaches at the Westtown School. Her debut novel, Watersmeet was an IRA Young Adult Award Notable Book, and was nominated for YALSA’s Teen Top Ten. The sequel to Watersmeet, The Centaur’s Daughter, will be released on September 1, 2011.
Becky Birtha’s picture books feature African-American families in U.S. history. Lucky Beans, in which Marshall Loman uses math to help his family through the Great Depression, is a classroom favorite. Grandmama’s Pride, set in the Civil Rights era, received a Golden Kite Honor for picture book text.
Linda Brewster, the author of the multi-award winning book “Rose O’Neill: The Girl Who Loved To Draw”. Linda was born in Dallas, Texas and has traveled and lived in many states and countries. Now living in Chester County, PA. she writes and illustrates for children.
Debbie Dadey, a former teacher and librarian, now battles creatures from mythical lands full time as a Bucks County author. With titles like Zombies Don’t Play Soccer, Mermaids Don’t Run Track, and the Wrong Side of Magic Debbie writes to delight every reader, even the most reluctant. Find out more about this Publishers Weekly best-selling author at http://www.debbiedadey.com.
Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban wrote the YA novel Two Moon Princess (Tanglewood Press) and its forthcoming sequel The King in the Stone. Two Moon Princess is the story of an independent Medieval princess whose desire to live in modern California has disastrous consequences for her kingdom. You can follow her at https://carmenferreiroesteban.wordpress.com/
Lindsay Barrett George is widely recognized for her striking illustrations of animals, birds, and fish in their habitats. She is the author-illustrator of numerous books, including Alfred Digs, Maggie’s Ball, Inside Mouse, Outside Mouse, In the Garden: Who’s Been Here? and four other Who’s Been Here? titles. Lindsay Barrett George lives in northeastern Pennsylvania with her dog, two cats, and a very handsome duck. www.lindsaybarrettgeorge.com
Ponder Goembels is an award-winning children’s book illustrator whose work includes, Give Me Wings, Animal Fair and Sailor Moo. Reading to her daughter was only one of the many experiences that convinced her to create more art for children. Ponder now creates illustrations almost exclusively for children’s publications. She is a frequent visitor to schools, libraries and book stores where she loves to talk and show how she creates children’s illustrations. She resides with her husband and two cats in Bucks county Pennsylvania.
Children’s book author and illustrator Lee Harper lives with his family in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Lee’s latest book is The Emperor’s Cool Clothes, which he both wrote and illustrated. Mr. Harper’s other books include Woolbur, by Leslie Helakoski; Turkey Trouble, by Wendi Silvano; Snow! Snow! Snow!, and Looking For The Easy Life, by Walter Dean Myers.
Pamela Jane has published twenty-six children’s books with Houghton Mifflin, Atheneum, Simon & Schuster, Penguin, Harper, and others. Her books include Noelle of the Nutcracker, illustrated by Jan Brett, and A Vampire is Coming to Dinner! which Publisher’s Weekly called “a ghoulishly good time.” Her new book, Little Goblins Ten is illustrated by NY Times best-selling illustrator, Jane Manning (Harper, 2011.) http://www.pamelajane.com
Joe Kulka has illustrated over 20 children’s books including his award winning picture book “Wolf’s Coming!”. Joe illustrated the USDA Forest Service’s new book on Smokey Bear which is being used nationwide to introduce a new generation of children to Smokey’s fire prevention message.
Janet Lord earned her BA in graphic arts and advertising from Concord University and now works as a graphic designer. She also wrote Here Comes Grandma! and Albert the Fix-It Man, both illustrated by her sister, Julie Paschkis. She lives in North Wales, Pennsylvania.
Over his 35 years career, Andy Myer has been a freelance illustrator, graphic designer, corporate publications consultant, editorial writer, patent illustrator, substitute teacher, and a few other things even he forgets. “Pickles, Please!” is his first published children’s book.
Susan Shaw, a life-long Pennsylvanian, graduated from Radnor High School and earned her B. S. in music education from Temple University. She and her husband live in Wayne, where they raised three children. She is the author of Black-eyed Suzie, The Boy From The Basement, Safe (Dutton Books, 2007), and One Of The Survivors. Her books have been chosen for many awards and appear on many reading lists.
  Shannon Wiersbitzky currently lives in Pennsylvania, but has called North Dakota, Minnesota, West Virginia, Florida, North Carolina and Michigan “home” at some point in her life. She is married and has two young sons who are always coming up with new story ideas. The Summer of Hammer and Angels is her first novel.
Eric Wight is the author and illustrator of the popular Frankie Pickle series. He spent his childhood wishing for superpowers. When that didn’t pan out, he decided to learn how to write and draw. And while he may never fly or shoot lasers from his fingertips, getting to tell stories and make people laugh is pretty cool too. Maybe his wish came true after all. Visit him on the web at http://www.ewight.blogspot.com.
Kay Winters was a teacher before becoming a full time writer of 16 published books. She writes fiction, poetry, non fiction and early chapter books. Her newest book This School Year will be THE BEST is widely used in elementary schools. It even inspired a principal in Ohio to kiss a pig! Kay is a frequent speaker at elementary schools, colleges, regional and national conferences for teachers, writers and librarians.

June 25, 2011

Wonderful Fantasies at Books of Wonder

This is tthe wonderful poster Books of Wonder at NYC has created announcing the book signing of Two Moon Princess and five other wonderful fantasies this Sunday.

June 22, 2011

Two Moon Princess Signing at Books of Wonder, New York City






Please join me and my fellow Inkpot authors, Leah Cypess, Caragh O’Brien, Jen Nadol, Caitlin Kittredge and Kate Miflord. this coming Sunday, June 26th at Book of Wonders in NYC for a fantastic book signing.


June 26th
1 pm – 3 pm



LEAH CYPESS – Nightspell

CARAGH O’BRIEN – Birthmarked
JEN NADOL – The Mark
KATE MILFORD – The Boneshaker

Books of Wonder

located at

18 West 18th Street
New York, NY 10011
(212) 989-3270

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