Philomena has won two awards!

Philomena Sparks has been acknowledged, and twice already! Sorry I did not post about this before. I have been incredibly busy writing other stuff for other people. Her first acknowledgment was a Honorable Mention at the London Book Festival in January this year. The second acknowledgment came to light a few days ago, on Saturday the 15th of March. Philomena Sparks got a Runner-Up tie in the Sci-Fi / Fantasy category at the Sharp Writ Book Awards. You can click on the links to see for yourselves. I am particularly stupefied by this second award, because this book competition is run by MENSA people. (Pun deliberately intended). I am deeply honored by this recognition.

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As I have written in previous posts, the book is available in print (paperback) and in electronic format.

Here is a list of all the places where you can find it and download a preview if you like.

Amazon – available in print and for Kindle


Sony eBook Store



iTunes – for iPad, iPod, iPhone or your favorite iToy

CreateSpace – only in print

And, if you get to read down to this part, I have a special treat for you all, for a limited time only. You can download Philomena Sparks and The Curse of the Big Ben for free, from Smashwords, if you use this code: DU25F

So, enjoy it while it lasts!



Ebook Impresario

Today, my novel was featured as ‘Book of the Day’ at Ebook Impresario. This is a good link for all writers out there who want to get their book known. Check out their ‘advertise’ tab.

This is their link:

Book of the day:

Here is a screen shot of what their website looked like today.

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The Halloween Book Festival & Aliens to Zombies Convention Honor ‘The World Within’

Well, yes! The World Within has won another honorable mention. This time under the ‘Fantasy’ category at the Halloween Book Festival.
The Halloween Book Festival is part of the Aliens to Zombies Convention which will be taking place in Hollywood, California at the W Hotel on October 29 and 30, 2012.
This Convention also honors films, documentaries, short films, animation, student films and screenplays. Of course, as any other convention, there will be panelists, lectures and of course a Halloween costume party. From what I read, this is their second year in what promises to become a fun event that brings together visual artists, film makers, writers and creature-crafters from all over the world.

Here is the list of the Halloween Book Festival winners:

Congratulations to all who placed!

So, if you’re looking for a great Halloween read, here are the links where you can download or get a printed copy of The World Within:

Barnes and Noble


Create Space


Sony ebook store


‘The World Within’ visits the city of Caguas

Yesterday, I went to meet the sixth grade students of one of my teacher friends, Maribel Méndez. She had assigned ‘The World Within’ to her class and I was invited to visit the school, Concepción Méndez Cano in Caguas, and meet the students. I was, and still am, very thrilled because this is the first group of students who got to read my book and they loved it!

Sorry the photo is a bit out of focus, but you can appreciate the teacher, her classroom and two of the students. This is when she introduced me to the class.

The kids were paying attention to all I said and they came prepared with many important questions they wanted me answer.

Well, yes, you can tell I was very happy to be there.

I got to sign their books. This girl wanted to see what I was writing. They were all so happy too.

And a group photo, of course! I hope many more children get to read it. In case you’re interested, here are the links where you can download or get a printed copy of The World Within:

Barnes and Noble


Create Space



Green Book Festival Honors ‘The World Within’

This is the lovely certificate they gave me.

The book is available in print too. But, if you have Kindle, here is the link where you can read the first chapter and part of the second for free:

For all other electronic devices click here:

The World Within

The World Within wins an Honorable Mention!

I can’t believe it! I just got the email a little while ago.

My very first novel, The World Within has won an Honorable Mention at the Green Book Festival in San Francisco.

They misspelled my name, but I don’t care, I’m too happy.

In case you’re interested:

My book is available both in print as well as in Kindle format and you can read the first chapter and part of the second over here:

Mac lovers, can click over here:

The World Within