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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.

September 11, 2012

My Official Introduction at Ladies in Red

 

 

by Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban

 

 

 

Today it’s my official introduction at Ladies in Red, the unofficial gathering of Crimson Romance authors.

Please come visit and stay a while with my fellow authors.

My paranormal Romance, Immortal Love, will be released on September 17.

Check it out at Amazon.com,both in English and Spanish.

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!

March 16, 2012

Bécquer tan Cerca (Bécquer so Close) in Sevilla, This Spring

 

by Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban

 

If Bécquer were alive today, as he is in my story, he’d be 176 years old.

To celebrate this, his native town of Sevilla (Spain) has organized an Exhibit about the beloved author who, through his felt poems of unrequited love, provided many generations of Spanish teens a voice to mirror their experiences.

In this exhibit called “BÉCQUER, TAN CERCA… A TRAVÉS DEL ARTE” (“Becquer, so close…through art”), a hundred artists—painters, musicians, goldsmiths, sculptors, poets and writers—will share their work done in remembrance of the great Spanish author.

I’m thrilled to announce that an Spanish edition of my paranormal novel Bécquer Eternal (Bécquer eterno) will be part of the exhibit.

If you want to learn more about the exhibit that will take place in Sevilla from May 25 to June 24, please go to:

http://blog.margadecala.com.es/?p=1824

There is more big news.

My publisher Astraea Press has sent me already the final covers for the book. And because I wanted to include the picture of the real Bécquer in the Spanish edition, Astraea has graciously agreed to provide two different covers.
Here they are:

I hope you like them as much as I do.

June 4, 2011

Congratulations to Leonard Cohen

by Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban
In one of those bizarre coincidences, as I prepared for my reading last night (see below Homage to Federico Garcia Lorca), I learned Leonard Cohen has been named on June 2nd, this year’s recipient of Spain’s Prince of Asturias Award in Literature.

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/lifestyle/2011/06/01/leonard-cohen-wins-spanish-letters-prize/#ixzz1OAIXaNlm

I had the pleasure of seeing Leonard Cohen in person in San Francisco in 1989.
I still remember.
In the link below you can hear him singing Take this Waltz, his amazing translation of Federico Garcia Lorca’s Pequeño Vals Vianés.
http://youtu.be/WdkIW7V8Y0w
My sincere congratulations to a great man and artist.

April 13, 2011

Homage to Diana Wynn Jones

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by Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban


On March 26th, 2011, we lost the great fantasy writer Diana Wynn Jones.

To read our small homage at the Enchanted Inkpot, please go to  http://community.livejournal.com/enchantedinkpot/88034.html

April 10, 2011

Two Moon Princess Book Blog Tour

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Welcome to the second week in the Two Moon Princess book blog tour.

Saturday, April 9: Kayla at Caught Between The Pages (Review) http://caughtbetweenthepages.wordpress.com/

Sunday, April 10: Diana at Books By Their Story (When I’m Not Writing) http://booksbytheirstory.blogspot.com/
Monday, April 11: Michelle at See Michelle Read (Author Interview) http://seemichelleread.blogspot.com/
Tuesday, April 12: Page at One Book At A Time (Review) http://onebooktime.blogspot.com/
Wednesday, April 13: Gail at Ticket To Anywhere (This or That List: Carmen) http://www.tickettoanywhere.net
Thursday, April 14: Kayla at Caught Between The Pages (Tens List) http://caughtbetweenthepages.wordpress.com/
Friday, April 15: Lexie at Poisoned Rationality (Review) http://lastexilewords.blogspot.com
Saturday, April 16: Page at One Book At A Time (Cover Interview) http://onebooktime.blogspot.com/

March 11, 2011

Two Plays by Federico Garcia Lorca

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by Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban

 

 

Federico Garcia Lorca was killed in Granada in 1936.

Yet his plays are still very much alive.

One Yerma is playing until March 26 in Leeds, England. See the review here http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/lifestyle/arts-entertainment/theatre-reviews/review_yerma_1_3165637

Another great review in The Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2011/mar/14/yerma-review quotes Lorca as saying theater is “poetry that becomes human enough to talk”.

While Bodas de Sangre (Blood Wedding) opens today, Friday March 11 in NYC performed by the Marvell Repertory Theatre at the Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex (312 West 36th Street 1st Floor). http://offbroadway.broadwayworld.com/article/Marvell_Reps_BLOOD_WEDDING_Opens_Tonight_20110311

See review at http://www.theatermania.com/new-york/reviews/03-2011/blood-wedding_34891.html