Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Silvi Stamen- Author Interview

 


Silvi Stamen

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Tell your readers a little about yourself, where you grew up, where you live now, where you went to school etc. Let them get to know the personal you.


I grew up in a town on the Danube River. Its name is Vidin, and it is one of the most beautiful towns in Bulgaria. In my childhood, during the long walks along the river, I dreamt of interesting places, and interesting stories and I guess that is the reason I decided to create one. Later on, when I moved to London, I forgot about my writing inspiration. I guess you all know London is a fast-paced place. But then Covid came and guess what I had to spend the winter with my husband in our mountain villa in Bulgaria. There with our seven kitties, the stories started to pop up again.


What inspired you to author this book?

One great love story and one interesting summer made me write this book. All the emotions from that period of my life were so vivid that I decided to share them with the world. For those of you who have not visited the beautiful Balchik Castle in Bulgaria, I can guarantee it is beautiful. Situated on the seaside, its garden is marvelous during spring, summer, and autumn and its walls carry the memories of so much mystery and beauty.


Where did you get the inspiration for your book’s cover?

The inspiration for the book cover came from the Balchik Castle itself. Actually, a friend of mine made the pictures, and then the book cover was almost ready. I cannot say how thankful I am.

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Who has been the most significant influence on you personally and as a writer?

 

At every crucial stage of my life, I have received support from women. I mean every time when I had to make an important decision, to change my place of residence or advance in my career a woman was there to help me. I guess that is the reason why I like strong women as book personalities.

As a writer, I have been influenced by Lucinda Riley's books and I have to say that the Italian Girl is my favorite. I read it for two days, staying in my London house and vigorously turning the book pages. I love such stories that keep you interested till the very end.



 

What were the struggles or obstacles you had to overcome to get this book written?

 

I had to choose between my home office, UK-Bulgaria time difference and I had to find time to write. So, I made my schedule. Every weekday I was working from 9 am to 7 pm and was writing the book from 8 pm till midnight and sometimes up to 3 am. I finished the first draft in a month. Thank God my husband was with me taking care of the heating and most of the housework chores.

After finishing that first draft I started with the revisions. At that stage, the website of Balchik Municipality helped me a lot with the factual side of the stories. The same applies to the Bulgarian Naval history publications that made me able to stick to the facts. And yes, I am not kidding about that I had to read a couple of books about the life of Queen Mary of Romania - a historical personality, famous for her political and diplomatic skills and passion for a lavish lifestyle. The book "Later Chapters of My Life: The Lost Memoir of Queen Mary of Romania" gave me interesting details about the life of that historical figure.


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Tell your readers about your book.

 

The book tells the stories of three different women. Even though they have lived in different times, it is their fight for the men they are in love with that connects their destinies in one. In the book, different historical circumstances and periods are intermingled and it all finishes with a modern love story. It is filled with detailed descriptions of characters, places, and events and it all starts with one innocent trip to the Bulgarian Black Sea coast...

 
Who is your target audience, and why?

 

My target audience is romance lovers. In my opinion, there is no specific age for that. A person either loves to read about love or not. So, if you are a historical romance lover that is the book for you.


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What do you consider your greatest success in life?

 

My family is the best that could happen to me. My husband is a supportive guy, who even helped with the research for the book. When I said I will write a book, he simply said let's do it. And now when he reads it, he says that it is great and that I have written a really interesting story. A big shout-out to this incredible guy!



 

What one unique thing sets you apart from other writers in your genre?

 

A realistic way of writing, witty comments. Well, I guess that says it all!


ABOUT THE BOOK

 

BALCHIK SECRET Paperback – June 27, 2021

Mind Shift 2022: The Guiding Light Series: VOL 2 A Collection of Stories, Wit, and Wisdom to Inspire, Motivate, and Encourage Your Success!

 



Joshua Kangley

Mind Shift 2022: The Guiding Light Series, VOL 2 A Collection of Stories, Wit, and Wisdom to Inspire, Motivate, and Encourage Your Success!
                                                         


Tell your readers a little about yourself, where you grew up, where you live now, where you went to school etc. Let them get to know the personal you.

I grew up in the heart of the Midwest—the heartland of the United States and I attended college in the Pacific Northwest.

What inspired you to author this book?

My passion is sharing the stories of people who I call Guiding Lights. These people are like beacons of light for the rest of us, illuminating the path to our personal success.

This book is the second book in the Guiding Light Series and features stories from thought leaders from different backgrounds.

I am very excited about this volume. Fresh new stories and wisdom for us all in 2022!

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Where did you get the inspiration for your book’s cover?

I chose the cover to ensure that it sets the tone for the reader before they open the book. It’s inspiring.

Who has been the most significant influence on you personally and as a writer?

My biggest influence is probably from all the reading that I have done. As a child, I dove into books and as I got older I continued to read and read, particularly short story authors and poetry.

I am also greatly influenced by the other authors of this book.

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What were the struggles or obstacles you had to overcome to get this book written?

There really weren’t any struggles surprisingly. This is my second go-around with this style of book, so I think I have it generally pinned down.

Meeting deadlines is always a challenge but overall the authors and contributors of this book made it very easy.

Tell your readers about your book.

Mind Shift 2022, is a co-authorship. It’s a collaborative effort of thought leaders that joined forces to put together an amazing book.

Readers will learn so much and be inspired by the authors and contributors, as they share their unique stories.

This book is the second Volume in the Guiding Light Series and we are so excited to launch this to the readers. So many people are about to be inspired! And we really need more inspiration these days don’t we?

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Who is your target audience, and why?

I would say if you are looking for a mindset shift if you are looking for motivation if you are looking for uplifting stories, and positive messages, then this is the book for you.

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What do you consider your greatest success in life?

Success means different things to different people. For me, overcoming the challenges I had early in life and now being able to help other people with my stories while raising a good family —I’m successful.

What one unique thing sets you apart from other writers in your genre?

I generally don’t compare myself to others, but I think what sets me apart is that I go above and beyond to deliver amazing stories from real people that are doing really amazing things.

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ABOUT THE BOOK 


Mind Shift 2022: The Guiding Light Series: VOL 2 A Collection of Stories, Wit, and Wisdom to Inspire, Motivate, and Encourage Your Success!

Monday, May 16, 2022

A Basketball Story by Miles Davis

 

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Dear Readers:

Summer is fast approaching and school will be letting out. Have you made plans for your children's activities? There are many opportunities for children over the next couple of months, but one thing for certain there will be a game of basketball along the way for both girls and boys. Why not add reading to the list of activities? If you have a sports-loving child, today's BOOK OF THE DAY, "A Basketball Story" by Miles Davis is a perfect option. What I love about this engaging book is that it provides the perfect scenario to teach your child valuable lessons on teamwork, humility, overcoming obstacles, and so much more. I highly recommend this book. Order your copy today for the children in your life.

A Basketball Story

 Miles Davis  (Author)


Let A Basketball Story Inspire Your Child

A Basketball Story follows Coach Miles Davis and his youth basketball team on their road to victory. But as the team inches closer to the championship game, Coach Miles notices something different about the players; has their winning streak gone to their heads? Will they be able to put their pride aside before the big game, or will they crumble under their own hubris? 

Entertain your child with this thrilling tale while teaching important life lessons, such as:

  • How to remain humble, even when experiencing success
  • To maintain a positive outlook in the face of adversity
  • To focus on the bigger picture


ABOUT THE AUTHOR




Miles Davis-Majors is a 23-year-old first-time author from Long Beach, California. His debut book "A Basketball Story" is based on a true story. In 2017, Miles Davis worked for the Boys and Girls Club of Long Beach/WRAP program. Where he got to coach basketball for the first time at Long Beach School District's Oliver Wendell Holmes Elementary School in Lakewood, California. Years later Miles decided to make a children’s book about his experience with his basketball team's season with a touch of life lessons for young athletes and kids.


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Product Details


  • Publisher: ‎ Entrepreneur Press (May 17, 2022)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • Paperback: ‎ 30 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎ 1642011525
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1642011524
  • Reading age: ‎ 5 - 7 years
  • Item Weight: ‎ 2.4 ounces
  • Dimensions: ‎ 8.25 x 0.25 x 8.5 inches
   



Saturday, May 14, 2022

God's Masterpiece

 


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God's Masterpiece Paperback – May 2, 2022