Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The Importance of Book Reviews by Maritza M. Mejia

"Authors want reviews of their books. Publishers want reviews of their author’s books. Therefore, it got me to thinking about these reviews that are wanted, said Susan Reichert, Editor-in-Chief for Southern Writers Magazine 

Read article: To Review or not to Review

What is a review? The dictionary defines it as a formal assessment of something with the possibility of change if necessary.

Taking this definition in consideration, reviews are important to help authors to improve their writing. The review doesn't need to be long or elaborated. Some readers want more concrete proof that your book is worth buying, which is why book reviews play an important role in getting your book known.

Book Review Samples

I received these lovely Customer Reviews:


on March 22, 2018
Congratulation on your book. It's great to find a book 
that has a kind touch and a great translation into Spanish.
                                                                  You really poured your heart into it.

on February 28, 2018
HAZEL EYES affirmed my understanding that life is
about loving and learning.


As a Customer and Author, I returned the favor by writing a Review too.

Maritza Mejia rated a book it was amazing
Mermaids on a Mission to Save the Oceans by Janet Balletta

Great tool for teachers and good read for children
Mermaids on a Mission, as the title implies, is a book about seven mermaids who protect the ocean from mankind’s pollution. Each of the mermaids have a special power that allows them to save the valuable oceans and special creatures and plant life. The conversation between the mermaids describe the culture and characteristics of each of them. I love Fina from South America and her mission to protect injured animals in Aqua Pura.
Teachers have an excellent tool to teach children how important the oceans are by following the example and action the mermaids did to keep the waters clean from pollutants.
The illustrators, Alyssa Figueroa and Alexander C. Appello, created brilliant illustrations that make the story enjoyable to read to young children.
The author Balletta includes a helpful Teacher's Guide which introduces vocabulary, discussion questions on a deep and well research topic. Congratulations Mrs. Balletta!
Mermaids on a Mission to Save the Oceans is most highly recommended.

Maritza Mejia rated a book liked it
Great Cape o' Colors - Capa de colores by Karl Beckstrand
Great Cape of Colors is a language learning book with a Magic Cape that
teach colors, professions, cultures and costumers with bright illustrations
and words in two language (English and Spanish). Easy to read 
and excellent source for teachers.

La capa de colores es un libro que enseña colores, profesiones, culturas 
y costumbres con coloridas ilustraciones y palabras en dos idiomas
(inglés y español). Fácil lectura para primaria y excelente recurso 
para profesores. 

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Sunday, August 5, 2018

August Spotlight: "Introspectiva" by Yorman Mejias

LuzDelMes Book of the Month 

 
by  
's review 
Jun 28, 2018  ·  edit
 was amazing

Introspectiva nos presenta una obra con una excelente sabiduría en el dominio del melodrama introspectivo en diecisiete cuentos breves con interesantes personajes que nos invitan a la reflexión.
Introspectiva by Yorman MejiasInicia con la nostalgia de la hijastra, un impactante relato que entrelineas va más allá del pasado y nos trae a la cruda realidad que viven muchos jóvenes en el presente. Y finaliza con el Sindicato que nos deja con el suspenso de las acciones que esperamos y no llegan. Pasando con historias breves de diversos teman que nos llevan a ver dentro de nosotros mismos.
Felicitamos al escritor Yormán Mejías por su talento literario y la interesante forma de analizar los pensamientos o sentimientos de los personajes. Cada historia culmina con una verdadera introspección.
Recomiendo ésta obra por la destreza con que el autor usa la narrativa introspectiva.


Maritza Martínez Mejía
Madre, Educadora, Autor Bilingüe, Promotora cultural y Traductora
Miembro de la ANLMI, Florida Writers Association Y South Florida Writers 

Ganadora del “Crystal Apple” 2006, “VCB Poetry” 2015, “Latino Book Awards” 2016,  “Author’s Talk Book Show” 2017. Cinco libros publicados y artículos en  revistas digitales.


Thursday, August 2, 2018

Author's Blog Break

I’ll take a break for monthly book reviews and new articles since I'm working on my sixth project.

May your days be filled with joy with your families and friends during this month.
Have a blessed July!
  
¡Tengan un bendecido Julio!
Voy a tomar un receso en revisión de libros y nuevos artículos ya que estoy trabajando en mi sexto libro. 

Tengan unos días llenos de alegría 
con sus familias y amistades durante éste mes.

Maritza Martínez Mejía
Madre, Educadora, Autor Bilingüe, Promotora cultural y Traductora
Miembro de la ANLMI, Florida Writers Association Y South Florida Writers Association
Actividades GRATIS de lectura y escritura en Website: 

Ganadora del “Crystal Apple” 2006, “VCB Poetry” 2015, “Latino Book Awards” 2016,  “Author’s Talk Book Show” 2017. Cinco libros publicados y artículos en  revistas digitales.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Welcome August! ~¡Bienvenido Agosto!

Reflections by Maritza Martínez Mejía

A new season is around the corner. For some, a new school year is about to beginning, for others the routine continues. Learn from your mistakes and work with enthusiasm each day. It is time to accomplish your dreams. I encourage you to have faith in yourself and most of all; in God.
Have a Happy August!


Una nueva estación está a la vuelta de la esquina. Para algunos, es el inicio de un nuevo año escolar, para otros la rutina continua. Aprende de tus errores y trabaja con entusiasmo cada día. Ten animo a que tengas fe en ti mismo y sobre todo; en Dios.
¡Ten un Feliz Agosto!
Maritza Martínez Mejía
Madre, Educadora, Autor Bilingüe, Promotora cultural y Traductora
Miembro de la ANLMI, Florida Writers Association Y South Florida Writers Association
Actividades GRATIS de lectura y escritura en Website: 

Ganadora del “Crystal Apple” 2006, “VCB Poetry” 2015, “Latino Book Awards” 2016,  “Author’s Talk Book Show” 2017. Cinco libros publicados, artículos en  revistas digitales y reflexiones en Radio Sion.