October 4, 2019– I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, cozy romance books are my guilty pleasure. With the weather turning cooler and my favourite holiday (should be) in precisely twenty-seven days, romance is in the air! Snuggle up and read with one of my favourite books to get you in the mood for autumn. Happy Reading! X LLB
August 14, 2019– Our guest blogger today is Giuliano Enciso, author of On Blank Pages. I had the pleasure of being introduced to him a few months ago and I’m captivated by his poetry and truth. I know that when you read his work that you’ll feel the same way.
My name is Giuliano Blaquera but I publish under the name Giuliano Enciso, I am a poet and author. My mother passed away from cancer and I publish under her maiden name. She was always a huge supporter of everything artistic, and everything I did, and only wish she could read and hear my words today. Every time my words touch paper or a microphone, they will always be dedicated to her.
The first part of my book, On Blank Pages, is an entire chapter of pieces inspired by my mother. It’s a short chapter but the pieces speak the loudest in my opinion. The rest of the book follows love and heartache, self-discovery and personal growth because as writers, one of our aims is to always learn and grow in our craft. I have a second project in the works, that looks at growth both in the individual pieces and the growth of my words as an artist.
As a child, I’ve gone through plenty of change and as a teenager, it’s hard to find an outlet or even the right ways of expression. Moving countries, changing friends, relearning how to start over, all things that went into creating who I am. I went to school for psychology and always enjoyed trying to understand how different people interact with one another and have always been intrigued by the relationships we have. I started writing while in school, and found myself gravitating towards poetry.
The hope is that anyone who reads my book, can find something that speaks to them, something they can relate to, and something that let’s them know, whatever it is that’s going on in their lives, they’re not alone.
You can purchase a copy of Giuliano’s work from our webstore https://pandamoniumpublishing.com/product/on-blank-pages-a-book-of-poetry/
April 19, 2019– About a year ago I read this wonderful little book called F**k It, Do What You Love by John C. Parkin. The basic overview of this book is to take a risk, take a leap, do what you love, and it will all work out. There are some things that I really liked about this book and other things that I didn’t, just as in any other book I’ve ever read. Let’s focus on one really cool exercise that the book gives as homework.
Ask yourself the following questions and write down your answers in a journal…ready?
- What do you love doing? (We aren’t just talking career here, we’re talking EVERYTHING you love to do)
- What did you used to love doing? (Childhood memories or anything in the past that pops into your mind)
- What can you imagine loving to do in the future? (Completely new stuff that you have yet to experience)
What do you notice about your answers? When I did this exercise I noticed that my answers to the first question came very quickly and the list was long! I also noticed that I get to do a lot of things that I love each and every day and for that, I am so grateful. The whole point of the above exercise is to figure out what you love doing and do more of it. For the author of the book, he quit his job, moved to a different country, wrote a book (this one), and started teaching. If we aren’t clear on what we want, how can we ever achieve it? There are many other exercises in this book and it’s definitely worth reading!