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Blog Update


I’ve decided to separate my business posts from my personal posts. Here is where I will continue to share my triumphs, disappointments and even those pesky rants. Specifics about my writings and upcoming projects can be found on Written by May Torres. I do hope you will hop on over and follow.  See you there 😉

P.S. 😀 Even though I know you’re rushing right over to the new blog, I want to share this post about a fun idea I’m thinking about>> Enchanted Summer Games

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Bookaversary!


April 22, 2010. That’s the date my first novel was released! It’s almost that time again. My baby will be celebrating its first birthday. Join me in celebrating this milestone. Over at my publisher’s facebook page, we’re holding a contest. Here is a snippet from the publisher’s post:

“In honor of our one year bookaversary, the day our debut titles were released. We will be holding a contest throughout the month of April. Our actual bookaversary is April 22. Celebrate with us!

(Click here for Touche Publishing’s Facebook Page)

Refer a Friend Contest

The contest will be set up with a points system in place. Be the first contestant to accumulate 100 points and win! By getting your friends to participate on Touche Publishing’s “fan” page, through various activities, you can be the winner of an Electronic Book Reader.”

 

(Click here for the full post)

A big thanks to everyone who has followed my journey this past year.  You have made it such a rewarding experience for me. I continue to learn from each one of you. You only make me better, so don’t go anywhere 🙂


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Let The Fun Begin


On Wednesday, April 7th my book Enchanted Island was officially published! Since then, it’s been non-stop promotion. I’ve taken to my social networking sites,letting people know that the book was now available. There were some sales made during the presale and some over this past weekend. It’s hard work promoting :-/ I have to hand it to people in the advertising and marketing fields, but I will never regret my decision to self-publish. I’m not afraid of hard work, and the rewards will be so much greater, once things really start taking off. Right now, I’m taking it all in. This experience is so surreal. I have people close to me, fascinated and asking questions about the writing process. I’m getting questions on what prompted me to write the story. People are interested! Interested in something I’ve created! That doesn’t happen too often. I’m the type of person that would love fly under the radar forever. It’s all about stepping out of my comfort zone this year. Let the fun begin!

http://touchepublishers.com/Books/enchantedisland.html


Happy Beyond Measure


Yayyyyyyyy!! Very much like Pinocchio, at the end of his story, Enchanted Island is now a real book! The book has been printed! This feels like the birth of another child for me! :D…My friend said, “Even if 10 years from now these books are still here, and we haven’t made a dime… we’ve already succeeded” She is so right! If we stay with all the copies in our possession, it doesn’t matter. I already feel successful. Outside of raising two wonderful children, as a single mom, this is a monumental accomplishment for me. I want to express my heartfelt gratitude, to my dear friend R.C. Berry, for making this journey as enjoyable as it was. I look forward to many more!  This makes up for anytime someone underestimated me!

More info to come!


Following a Dream


The last few days have been so exciting. I finally told my kids about my book Enchanted Island. As expected, my daughter was a little more excited. My son was interested and asked questions about it, but to get him to read it, is going to take some work :D… If it’s not about sports or video games, he’s going to have a tough time getting interested. But he WILL read it eventually 😀

This past weekend, there was a Presale for Enchanted Island held. This event was my coming out, so to speak. I’ve now gone public to my friends. I must say, they have been impressed with what I was able to accomplish. One of my old high School friends went as far as to call me her hero. She said I inspired her to continue with her dream. She had kept her dream from those close to her, just as I did. I wish her all the luck in the world and I will most definitely support her.

My fellow writer friend and I, are so completely beside ourselves. The website is getting a lot of traffic these days, and there were already orders placed during the Presale.  R.C. Berry is the author of Set in Stone: The Life and Death of Medusa and a wonderful friend of mine. To find out more about us and our debut novels visit: http://www.touchepublishers.com