Enter to Win a Signed Copy of Misspelled Paradise

If you want to win a copy of Misspelled Paradise: A Year in a Reinvented Colombia, head over to my Goodreads giveaway page. The contest ends February 25 and I will ship a signed copy of the book to you to arrive on or before the publication date (March 4). Goodreads is a social network …

Book Excerpt: On Coastal Colombian Heat

Misspelled Paradise: A Year in a Reinvented Colombia is nearing its final stages before publication: copy editing, formatting, and proofing. I expect a publishing date in mid-February. Until then, I will post updates such as the actual publishing date, release the cover, and post quotes, excerpts, and possibly chapters. Here is a short excerpt from …

Why Self-Publishing Doesn’t Mean I Own My Own Printing Press

What does self-publishing mean? The mass of words above might give you some idea. In short, self-publishing means that I do not have a signed book deal with a publishing house and also doing everything needed to create a book by myself. Self-publishing is also known as Indie Publishing, DOY (Do It Yourself), and, as …

World Reading Day

October 2nd marks World Reading Day, which as its title suggests, encourages people around the world to -- you guessed it -- read. Storytelling is probably the oldest form of entertainment (arguments can be made for dance and music as well) and books have dominated storytelling over the last few centuries. You can read words …