Sunday, July 30, 2023

August 2023 Update! ⛱

What's new for August 2023? I thought it would be fun to remake a couple of old videos (with more to come!) with updated views and information. 

Here's the videos: 

What are my books about? 🤔

Check out the 2018 version - Rumble
Check out the updated 2023 version - Rumble and YouTube 

We need more diversity in books 🇨🇦🇲🇽🇨🇴🇵🇭 

Check out the 2018 version - Rumble
Check out the updated 2023 version - Rumble and YouTube

And more great news! I talked to my publisher earlier this month about my next book! Coming out this fall. Stick around because there will most likely be a book giveaway!

Have a great summer and see you in the fall! 

Keep updated on social media:

Sunday, May 28, 2023

June 2023 newsletter 😎

Just a short newsletter this month! I've been taking a break from making videos and writing blogs, but will have some new material soon. I do have a new post to share with you:

Why write books when no one reads anymore? 


If you have any suggestions for future topics, please let me know!

I'm continuing to work on my next book while thinking about another series. 😬

Hope everyone is having a great spring. 

Saturday, May 6, 2023

Why write books when no one reads anymore?

People often ask me why I bother to write books when no one reads anymore. For most writers, this question is a bit disheartening. After you've put so much time, effort, research, and thought into your book, you'd like to believe that someone appreciates your writing and finds it entertaining. But is that the case? Does anyone read anymore?

I grew up in a time when the internet wasn't a thing. I lived in a rural area, so cable television wasn't accessible. Along with that fact, my mother was a reader, and so was my best friend. We would excitedly run to the bookmobile as children, excited about all the possibilities. It's a world that kids would hate today, in a time when everyone has a device and watch programs on demand. Perhaps my childhood laid the foundation. Is it likely that if you don't become a reader while you're still young, you probably never will?

The beauty of a book (as opposed to watching a movie or show) is that you can fill in the blanks with your imagination. As a reader, you can take part. The handsome stranger can look however you want. The beautiful house can look how you want. You can crawl into the mind and heart of the protagonist in a way that you simply can't when watching them on a screen. There's a connection that you can't capture in the same way. 

Sunday, April 30, 2023

May 2023 Newsletter 🌼

I'm checking in for another month and giving you a quick update on new videos, blogs, and writing news!

First things first! May 1st marks another Book Birthday! 🎉🥳🎂 

The Rock Star of Vampires was released on this day in 2014!! Haven't read it? Click on the above link and read the first chapter for FREE on Amazon! To this day, it remains one of my more popular books.

What else is new? I'm working on book #18 (13th in the Hernandez series) along with dreaming up a new series! 🤔🦞   

I have a couple of news videos and blogs to share with you. Check them out and don't forget to like, share and subscribe! It all helps get my work out there for others to learn about, which is especially important now that Bill C11 (Canada) has recently passed. This may make it difficult for my videos to be found or discovered. It's FREE and easy to do, so please help me out.  🥰

Saturday, April 15, 2023

Why Jorge Hernandez isn't in the first book of his own series? ☠️

I always talk about how the Hernandez series wasn't meant to be a series, so it should be no surprise that the protagonist, Jorge Hernandez, didn't show up until the second book.

The fiery, former cartel boss takes over in the series (in the same way he takes over in most situations), and as it turns out, he has a lot to tell. Seventeen books later, he's still going strong. 

The cool thing is that the series starts with We're All Animals, a book that centers on protagonist Chase Jacobs. We're talking about a guy who's the complete opposite of Jorge Hernandez (at least, in the beginning!) so it gives the reader some contrast. It also demonstrates how a boy next door can get caught up with some sinister characters on his path. 

Jorge Hernandez may not be in the first book in his series, but he eventually comes along fast and furious. And, of course, like most things, he takes over. 

Friday, April 7, 2023

What are your writing fears? 😱

If you always wanted to write a book but never started, what is the reason? Is it because you lack the time? Are you intimidated by the process? Do you have writing fears?

Writing a book is like eating an elephant; it's a one-bite-at-a-time process. You might only have a few free hours a week. You mightn't be able to write enough words. You may have a general idea but aren't sure how to communicate them. Many reasons might keep you from writing that book, but don't let that hold you back. If you want to write, start slow and see where it takes you. 

Remember, you don't have to share your writing with anyone. You don't have to announce you're about to write the next best-seller. You can work on it over months or years. You can start tomorrow and decide it's not for you. But I would recommend starting, even if that means writing a blog for your eyes only. Writing is cathartic. It doesn't have to have a purpose.

Concerns such as grammar, plots, and word counts shouldn't hold you back. I only check my word count when I finish a book. I don't care how many words I write per day. I never know the entire plot when I start a book. I allow it to flow naturally and see where it takes me. I don't worry about grammar because there are apps that can catch a lot, and friends and family will catch the rest. 

To learn more, check out my writing playlist for tips and ideas. 

Sunday, March 26, 2023

Your April newsletter is here! 🌸

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I know you're busy so I won't take up much of your time 🏃‍♀️

Any news on my 18th book (13th in the Hernandez series)?
Look for a new book before the end of the year!! 🥳

Did you miss my latest videos and blogs???

I couldn't find the book I wanted, so I wrote it myself ðŸ˜‰

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Jorge Hernandez vs. Big Pharma 

     YouTube / Rumble / Blogger

If you have a question you'd like me to answer in a future video, please let me know! 

Thank you for your support. 

     - Mima