Today I went to a local bookstore where they have copies of my book: The Bookmark. The idea was to stake it out, see where the books were placed and if people were looking at it. Well, at first I couldn't find it at all as it was placed on a bottom shelf (not the … Continue reading Placement Is Everything In a Bookstore
As you know writers often change what they write several times. This is a deleted chapter/scene from The Adventures of Pixie Piper: A Fairy's Breath (Vol. 1). Eventually this scene was replaced by a similar scene with a different villain and resolution, but I do like this giant spider character.
There are plenty of things revealed about Pixie (the regular girl turned fairy) in her first book: The Adventures of Pixie Piper: A Fairy's Breath, but there are also rarely known bits of info that are not necessarily directly expressed in the book. In this article I will share some of the little known facts … Continue reading 10 Little Known Facts About Pixie Piper
As some of you might know, I'm very fond of nature. In particular, I really like mushrooms. I think they look like tiny fairy umbrellas. This morning, nature blessed me with these that I share now with you.(All pics by me.) May you all have a Splendid Sunday!
JD Estrada is the author of Only Human: The Human Cycle (Book 1), an exploration of humanity through the eyes of both human and supernatural beings. Here is his very own Goodreads review of The Adventures of Pixie Piper: A Fairy's Breath. Click here for full review.
I've been reading a lot about writing and publishing these days. I notice there are a lot of writers out there drowning in self-doubt and frustration and the common element I notice with these authors is what is generally known as the "publishing world". Yes, we have all tried to understand and hopefully weasel our … Continue reading Kids Need a Voice in Publishing
The Adventures of Pixie Piper: A Fairy's Breath by Maricel Jiménez Peña My rating: 5 of 5 stars I wanted to write something fun to read; an adventure! I am still a child at heart and I love fairies. I think they are beautiful, mysterious, and interesting. I researched and read until I found something … Continue reading Why I wrote Pixie Piper
Pixie Piper just got her wings and she wants to fly everywhere! Help Pixie fly high and get as far as possible by completing the Pixie Piper Challenge. What do you have to do? Simple, go to a bookstore; any bookstore, or library and ask for The Adventures of Pixie Piper: A Fairy’s Breath and … Continue reading The Pixie Piper Challenge
Ok, so I recently published my very first book. People generally wonder how long it took to write it. Frankly, writing the first draft did not take that long (maybe 4 - 6 months). What took forever was the editing! To be honest, I'm almost ashamed to admit that I wrote the first draft of … Continue reading Writing Pixie Piper
Finally, after countless edits, rewrites, typos, format nightmares, self-doubt, and 4 proofs, my book is finally ready! Fantasy Adventure for kids 8 - 12. I hope you guys like it! Get it here: The Adventures of Pixie Piper: A Fairy's Breath It will also be available in Amazon in about a week.