The Best of 2014

5 Jan

The year 2014 was a year of high highs and low lows for me. I kept busy with my writing and blogging which made the lows bearable. One thing’s for sure––I ended the year on a good note. And I plan to make 2015 a positive year––no matter what happens.


“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” ~ Buddha


My second book, The Fall of Lilith, should be out a little later this year. It is the first installment of my Fantasy Angels Series. I’ve written a few short stories for this blog––The Cursed Tree, Fall From Desire, and A Time to Mourn and a Time to Dance, using the same style in writing I used for The Fall of Lilith and the rest of the series to give you a taste of what it would be like to read the series. Soon I will post an excerpt from the book.


This year I would like to bring you more short stories in the genres I write, which are horror, fantasy, and suspense/thriller. If you know anyone who enjoys reading, especially in these genres, please let them know about this blog. I appreciate the support. I would also love to do more interviews, vlogs, spotlights on writers, poets, artists, and talented people in general.


To celebrate the new year I would like to list my most popular posts of 2014. Please feel free to click on the links, read, like, and comment.



 The Search for the Last Flower – (Horror) 12 Part Series about zombies

the search for the last flower


The Cursed Tree – (Dark Fantasy) 3 Part Series

The Cursed Tree


Fall From Desire – (Dark Fantasy) 2 Part Series

swamp-fallen angel-Vashti Quiroz-Vega


A Time to Mourn and a Time to Dance – (Dark Fantasy) 3 Part Series

A Time to Mourn and a Time to Dance


The Train Ride From Hell – (Horror) 4 Part Series



Murder She Wrote – (Horror) 3 Part Series

Murder She Wrote_Vashti Quiroz-Vega's Blog

Most Popular Articles

 I Love Animals! 

Ahhh! Fresh powder!

 Why I think The World Should End

why I think this world should end

 Work-In-Progress Blog Challenge

The Fall of Lilith-vashti-quiroz-vega

Do You Judge An Author by His/Her Genre?

mehitobel Wilson

Fantasy Angels Series – (Dark Fantasy)

Author-Vashti Quiroz-Vega-fantasy-stories

The Mysterious Origins of Valentine’s Day


Are We Eating Beakless, Featherless Mutant Chickens?


Writer’s Journey

Book Reading/Signing

The Basement_book signing_vashti quiroz vega

Rainbow Bridge 

RIP-Rascal-Vashti Quiroz-Vega

A Sad Father’s Day?

cemiterio-s-joao-batista-vashti quiroz-vega

The Basement: Robbie’s Rite of Passage

The Basement-Vashti Quiroz-Vega

Popular Guests, Spotlights, and Reblogs

Stephen King

Stephen King 126

 Teachers Appreciation Week


 SPOTLIGHT: Photographer Robert Lino

robert lino_photographer

Risky Issues and Lorraine Reguly


Interview With Vashti Quiroz-Vega Author of The Basement – Reblog from Ronovan Writes

Vashti Quiroz-Vega_writer_author

I hope you can stay a while and read one of my stories or articles. Please leave your thoughts in the comment section below. Contact me via my contact page or email if you’d like to be a guest blogger or be interviewed or featured in a spotlight on my blog.

26 Responses to “The Best of 2014”

  1. cindy knoke January 5, 2015 at 12:56 pm #

    What impressive accomplishments! Wishing you only the best for 2015~


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 5, 2015 at 1:03 pm #

      Thank you so much, Cindy! All the best to you and your loved ones too. Thank you for visiting and commenting too. 🙂


  2. Bernadyn Nettles (B) January 5, 2015 at 1:36 pm #

    Your stories look like ones I’d love to read! I started reading A Time to Mourn and a Time to Dance, it’s beautiful and can’t wait to finish the rest! Stopping by from This Momma’s Meandering Mondays. 🙂


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 5, 2015 at 5:12 pm #

      Hello Bernadyn! I’m so happy you’re enjoying my story. Your words made my day. To me there are no words sweeter than a reader telling me that she is enjoying my story. Thank you for that. Happy New Year! All the best to you and your loved ones in 2015. I look forward to reading your comments. 😀


  3. Yolanda Isabel Regueira Marin January 6, 2015 at 12:23 am #

    So many wonderful accomplishments … may 2015 bring even greater success. xx


  4. Mrs_ AOK (@Mrs_AOK) January 6, 2015 at 6:21 pm #

    You’ve been quite busy yourself! I’m wishing you nothing buy HIGHS this year. I’m excited for your new book. {AWESOME}

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 6, 2015 at 10:15 pm #

      Aw. Thank you so much. I appreciate all the support you’ve given me. It’s been a pleasure getting to know you and I hope to get to know you even better in 2015. All the best! ❤


  5. GiGi Eats Celebrities January 6, 2015 at 11:36 pm #

    I love the end of the year because I love to look back on everything I have posted/accomplished via the blog! And you have obviously written so many wonderful things 😀


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 7, 2015 at 12:55 pm #

      Hi GiGi! Yes, I like to look back also and I always surprise myself with everything I’ve written. Where did I find the time? Ha, ha! 😉 Thank you so much. I hope you’re having a great time on your trip! I can’t wait to read all about it. 😀

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Lauren January 7, 2015 at 7:48 pm #

    I have to come back to this.. there is a lot of good posts I missed from you this year!


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 8, 2015 at 12:59 pm #

      Hi Lauren! I would love to have you come visit. That would be awesome. Looking forward to your thoughts. 😀


  7. my5littlemonkeys January 7, 2015 at 9:57 pm #

    Your photograph are mesmerizing!


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 8, 2015 at 1:19 pm #

      Hello! Thank you for viewing my photography page! I’m glad you enjoyed it. 😀


  8. doreen@househoneys January 8, 2015 at 10:45 am #

    You have accomplished sooooo much vashti, and I have no doubt the future will be very bright.

    I missed a couple of these posts, the one about your father in particular. I searched to see if there were any updates on his health but didn’t find any. Hope he’s doing ok!


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 8, 2015 at 1:06 pm #

      Hello Doreen! Thank you very much. My dad is living on borrowed time. He has a strong will and my mom (an retired nurse) is taking good care of him. He has his good days and his bad ones. The holidays were good. I’m just trying to spend as much time with him as possible and tell him everything I want to say. Thank you for asking. 🙂 xx


  9. Hugh's Views and News January 12, 2015 at 11:37 am #

    Wishing you all the very best for 2015, Vashti. I’m so glad our paths crossed in 2014. I’ve enjoyed reading your blog and, especially, your short stories, so I’m very glad there are lots more on the way.
    Hope you and Scribbles are both well.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 14, 2015 at 12:33 pm #

      Aw Hugh. You’re the best! I’m also very happy to have met you. I’m so happy you enjoy my blog as much as I enjoy yours. Thank you so much! All the best to you, John, and Toby. I look forward to reading more about Toby and your adventures in 2015. 😀 ❤

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  10. JESS44903 January 13, 2015 at 7:07 pm #

    You have had quite the collection in 2014! How cool!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Chantelle Hazelden (@MamaMummyMum) January 16, 2015 at 2:33 am #

    Brilliant round up, glad you ended the year on a positive note!! #readwithme x


  12. Katherines Corner January 17, 2015 at 10:33 pm #

    A wonderful year♥ Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. xo P.S. did you see my new giveaways?


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 19, 2015 at 4:42 pm #

      Hi Katherine! Yes, I got a lot done. Don’t ask me how. Ha, ha! It’s always my pleasure to link up on ‘Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop’. I love the Go Contigo pitcher set, the Design Create giveaway is awesome too, and who wouldn’t want cash. Love it! Great stuff. 😀


  13. Gaye @CalmHealthySexy January 21, 2015 at 8:41 pm #

    Hi Vashti – Happy New Year! I hope that this will be a great year for you. Thanks so much for being a good friend of the Let’s Get Real Party.


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 22, 2015 at 12:52 pm #

      Hi Gaye! I hope 2015 is treating you well so far. Thank you very much! I wish you a wonderful year as well. It’s my pleasure linking up to ‘Lets Get Real’ it’s a great link party. 😀 xx


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