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Guest author: Vashti Quiroz-Vega – The Fall of Lilith

7 Aug

I’m a guest author at Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo! She’s featuring my new release, The Fall of Lilith. Please stop by her blog and check it out. Thank you!

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

Hello everyone! I’m so happy to be here at Sue’s blog. Thanks for inviting me, Sue!

My name is Vashti Quiroz-Vega and I’m a writer of Fantasy, Horror and Thriller. If you enjoy reading short stories in those genres and poetry you can do so on my blog, The Writer Next Door | Vashti Q. I’m here today to tell you a little about myself and to introduce my new novel, The Fall of Lilith. 


I began reading, writing and storytelling early. In elementary school I drew pictures and wrote stories in comic book form and sold them for a quarter a piece. I grew up in a religious home, attended a religious private school and went to church regularly with my parents. I read many religious books. I also enjoyed fairy tales and mythology and devoured many of these types of books. I’ve always been curious about…

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WRITERS’ CONFERENCE & BOOK EXPO, 2017! ~ #RRBC

25 Jul

The Rave Reviews Book Club is celebrating their annual Writers’ Conference & Book Expo.. If you’ve been curious about the club or have been thinking about joining, attending this event will give you the opportunity to see what all the ‘hype’ is about. Let’s get together and learn from the best.

This year’s theme is: When you know better, you produce better.

This event promises to help you:

*Get inspired and get to writing

*Market your work to avid readers

*Strengthen your craft of writing

*Network with like-minded individuals

*. . . and so much more!

This (virtual) conference and expo. will have something grand in store for everyone! Follow the link and learn more. 😀

 

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Haiku Friday – Magic & Glimmer

20 May

Hello! It is Haiku Friday and today’s prompt words are Magic and Glimmer. They were provided by Ronovan Hester of Ronovan Writes.

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We search for magic

Obsessed by a fairytale

And a glint of hope

A twinkle lured her

Deep into a lush forest

Where she found a door

She swung open the portal

And found a Kingdom of peace

(Tanka)

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Ronovan hosts a challenge that anyone could participate in called Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge every Monday, and you have until Sunday to create a post featuring your haiku poem. He is an author and poet and also does author interviews and much more on his blog. Be sure to check it out. Read Ron’s Haiku Prompt Challenge Guidelines for more information.

Haiku Friday – Tears & Wine

11 Sep

Hello and welcome once more to Haiku Friday! Today’s prompt words from RonovanWrites Weekly Poetry Prompt Challenge  are Tears and Wine.

 

These words reminded me of an experience I had the year my first book was released. I was celebrating the release of The Basement with friends. We were drinking wine and one of my friends decided to toast to my future as a writer. What she said moved me to tears and one of my tears fell into my glass of wine. I announced to everyone what had happened and was ready to toss the wine when my friend asked, ‘Are those happy tears?’ Of course I said yes. So she waved her hand and said, ‘Then it’s all good.’ I drank the wine after that.

Hopefully you’re still awake and I haven’t lost you after that story.

Anyway, that was the inspiration for my haiku this week.

Happy Tears

Happy Tears

by Vashti Quiroz-Vega

Flow down my lilt face

Happy tear sweetened my wine

Touched by dulcet words

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Have a great weekend, everyone! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Haiku Friday – Gain & Hound

26 Jun

RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge

 

Hello and welcome to Haiku Friday! Today’s prompt words are provided by Ron from RonovanWrites and they are Gain and Hound. If you’d like to participate in Ronovan’s weekly haiku prompt challenge click on the large link above.

The prompt words were quite difficult, at least for me, and I feel like I’ve cheated this week. You be the judge. 😉

 

Hore-Hound

by Vashti Quiroz-Vega 

In the bitter juice

She finds her panacea

Gained health from ills that hound

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Brilliant Words You Didn’t Know You Needed

27 Apr

I love this post by Nicholas C. Rossis. You have to check out these words––they’re hilarious!

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From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books Photo: Daniel Dalton / BuzzFeed / unsplash.com / Via urbandictionary.com

Continuing on the subject of words, you may have heard me say now and again how I marvel at the beauty and flexibility of the English language.

So why aren’t these beauties found on BuzzFeed part of our everyday conversations already?

Errorist
(n) Someone who repeatedly makes mistakes, or is always wrong

Carcolepsy
(n) A condition where a passenger falls asleep as soon as the car starts moving

Textpectation
(n) The anticipation felt when waiting for a response to a text

Bedgasm
(n) The feeling of euphoria experienced when climbing into bed at the end of a very long day

Nonversation
(n) A completely worthless conversation

Destinasia
(n) When by the time you have reached your destination, you have forgotten why you were going there in the first place

Cellfish
(n) An individual so caught up on their cell phone that…

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Haiku Friday – Fret & Chill

29 Jan

Happy Friday everyone! Today I’m participating in RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge #29 Fret & Chill. The prompt words as you can see are Fret and Chill.

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Illustration by Luis Royo

Prelude to Death

by Vashti Quiroz-Vega

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Do not fret, my dear

No longer will you feel the chill––

once you are dead

 

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Illustration by Luis Royo

 

Do you enjoy haiku poetry? Do you write haiku poetry? If so, would you like to be featured here?

Guest writer: Vashti Quiroz-Vega and ‘The Basement’

17 Jan

Check out this lovely article featuring me and my book ‘The Basement’ prepared by the lovely Olga Núñez Miret from ‘Just Olga’ Stop on by and leave some comment love. I appreciate the support. 😀

Just Olga

Hi all:

As you know on Fridays I bring you guest authors and new books. I’ve known today’s author Vashti Quiroz-Vega for a while, through Twitter, and her blog, but for some reason she’d gone  under my radar and hadn’t been in one of my Friday blogs. I followed one of her horror stories in her blog at the end of last year and I realised I should bring her here, so much I enjoyed it.

So, here is Vashti:

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Hello! My name is Vashti Quiroz-Vega. I’m a writer of Suspense, Thriller, Fantasy and Horror. I also enjoy mixing in some Humor and Romance into my stories.

From the time I was a young kid, writing has been my passion. I’ve always been a writer I just didn’t know it until much later. For me, it is easier to express my thoughts on paper than with the…

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Screams of Eternity

12 Oct

Hello! I had to share this very entertaining and frightening story by Mel Douleur from Pushing Our Limits. Check it out! You won’t be disappointed.

FINDING MY VOICE: Jasinda Wilder

14 Apr

Great Blog Series: ‘Finding My Voice’ featuring bestselling author Jasinda Wilder

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Today, I welcome New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Jasinda Wilder to kick off the first in my new blog series, Finding My Voice.

Finding one’s voice as author depends on many things – the genre that you write, the era and location your novel is set, the expectations of your readers, and how you the writer can bring these things together to create an interesting, cohesive and compelling story. Each Friday, your favourite authors will join the Creative Conversation to discuss how they found and developed their voice, what obstacles and challenges they’ve faced along the way, and why they craft their stories the way they do.

To start us off on this exciting journey, it’s over to Jasinda Wilder:

The Heart of Writing
Jasinda Wilder

What sets apart decent writers from great storytellers? Voice. Style. This isn’t something…

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