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The Release of Child Game...Reflections and thoughts.

The release of a new book is always nerve-wracking. Speaking for myself I experience the anxiety, the worrying, and all the isolation a new book release can cause. I probably should say you feel more helpless than isolated. Or it may be fair to say I feel both equally. Once an author puts a book out there (traditional or self-published even if the traditional often has the better track record and a larger fan base) it's out of our hands. We have no control how readers will react to it. All we can do is promote it, and believe in what we published. But its still nerve-wracking

Child Game is the new book in the Child Series. It is the fourth book where once again Tommy Hulette is the protagonist and narrator of his returning nightmare. Once again he must fight, despite everything falling apart around him. But he does fight. Forced to return to New York the city he escaped from years ago (from the painful events from Child Scorned) Tommy is not only fighting for himself he must figh…
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A Nor'easter, poetry, and Child Game

Hello. We are having a beautiful Nor'easter with fat snowflakes coming down. The ground has been covered with the lovely white blanket snow has often been described as. Of course it is March and close to Spring, but I as always love this snowy weather and the isolation it can create. (yes yes I speak for myself...yes I know lol) I've been writing a good share of poetry these past few days while wrapping up my latest novel to the Child Series Child Game. Child Game will be the fourth book of my Child Series.

The protagonist of the series Tommy Hulette is lured back to New York when a suicide is committed in his late father's apartment. He learns that his tormentor and half brother Joe Sanchez is released from the prison hospital causing Tommy great concern and distress not only for his family, but for an innocent public. It doesn't take Tommy long to wonder if the suicide in question is linked to Joe in any way especially for its timing. In the meantime Tommy's wife…

Promotion and Reconnecting

Hello readers of the blog. Though its late I still will like to wish everyone a Happy New Year. I hope you all had a wonderful New Year. I wish you good health, peace, and good things for 2018 which we are already nearly two months into.

There isn't much I can say about 2017 except to say it was a year of many personal changes for me. I mentioned the death of my father the year before, and the sudden loss of my therapist only a month before. My second poetry book "Turmoil" was published along with my last Christmas book "J and K Christmas 2017" I wish I could say that the books were selling well. I take blame for that because I have to acknowledge my lack of promotion skills, along with my shyness. I am a true introvert who struggles to get outside sometimes. More often than not I just want to write, not promote. I am not afraid to promote my work. I just need to overcome the shyness I struggle with sometimes. My reluctance to show myself to an often scary wor…

Procrastination for a Writer

Good to be back readers, and fellow bloggers. As always I know how long its been. I always have reasons for these prolonged absences, and they have been real reasons. Unfortunately, procrastination has been one of those reasons, a big reason why I've struggled to finish some things. I'm hoping by admitting that, I can finally face it, and do something about it; starting with more writing. And more blogging.

Of course I have my usual writings. I am currently finishing the latest novel in my Child Series "Child Game" while simultaneously wrapping up J and K Christmas. I wanted to release J and K Christmas sooner this year even if just on kindle for awhile. I wanted to give the book time to circulate, to make its rounds, well I hoped to get it out there. Give it a chance to sell something by Christmas. I suppose I still have a little time, but I hoped to make it different this year.

But I'm a writer. I procrastinate. I wait too long. I get distracted. I'm a nig…
Hello readers, fans, friends, family:

I recently submitted an interview with Creative Talents Unleashed. They are the ones who published my last poetry book titled: Turmoil.

Turmoil is my second book of poetry. The book has different poems that reflect on difficult times in my life. I do hope the poems can help anyone experiencing anything similar, and can find hope, and inspiration. As part of my preface I wrote "Here's hoping to connect." I always want to connect with my readers, and hope to again.

I have shared the link to my interview, but I have also pasted it here. Thank you all for your continued support.

Here's the link https://creativetalentsunleashed.com/2017/06/17/author-interview-with-a-m-torres/

At the bottom of the interview you will find the excerpt of "The Walls" one of the poems in Turmoil. Click on the link to read the poem :) Thank  you.

Interview – Book: TurmoilCreative Talents Unleashed: Hi Ana, thank you for agreeing to this interview.

Turmoil - A.M. Torres second book of Poetry.

I began my last blog with a Happy New Year. That was back in January 2017. We are now in May of 2017, and I do hope that you did have a Happy New Year even as I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas during 2016. I've been meaning to blog a lot more than I have. I apologize that it's taken me this long to blog again. 2016 was a rough year for me. If you remember the post about my therapist and his sudden death which took place last September. Then came the death of my father on October 4 barely two weeks later maybe three. It was rough. Its still rough. I mentioned my father's Alzheimers, and the struggle my family endured with his condition. This has been a tough adjustment period, and we miss him every day. Today marks seven months he passed away.

This is the main reason why I've fallen behind on so much blogging. However, I am happy to report that my second book Turmoil is finally ready, and was published back on March 18. The book took a long time in the making, bu…

Shadowed Tears

As I posted here my first poetry book Shadowed Tears received a review from Realistic Poetry International. They titled my review "Dismal" but gave it five stars. I was thrilled with the review, even as I must admit I was a little concerned. Perhaps it was the dismal label, but I am very grateful for an honest review, especially when that review can show five stars.

I dedicated Shadowed Tears to my father who passed away this month on October 4. I chose the purple cover to bring awareness to Alzheimers Disease which he had. The poems I posted in this book where themes that some may find sad, and yet they are themes we deal with on an every day basis or we used to deal with them. Bullying, for one was such a theme that not everyone may deal with, but enough people have. Traumas, in general as my poetry also touched on, and depression. Dark thoughts, and of course there was my father's illness which I wrote about as well. These kind of themes.

Now with my father's une…