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October 15 . Issue #113

Hello all, welcome to my weekly journal. This week I am thrilled to announce the release of my new book Samba no Brasil. Thank you to all the folks who helped to make this translated version of Samba in Brazil available.

1.  My new book Samba no Brasil has been published as an e-book to many of the popular sites such as Apple, Kobo and Google among others and as a paperback book to Amazon.com.

The featured photo is of our new front and back cover by illustrator Joshua Miller. Fantastic job Joshua. The book has been translated from English to Brazilian/Portuguese.

2. This week I discovered some creatives in the nearby town of Flesherton. The art gallery; “Arts on Ten” and the adjoining Cuckoo Valley Garden were eye-catching attractions. Now, I only walked around the building and took some photo’s of the art that adorned the fence and the back wall and garage door.

Visiting the actual art gallery during their operating hours will be on next weeks schedule now that I know their hours.

3. I am a member of Hot Docs at home a new series has just come out featuring documentaries about Japan. I watched:

“Ama-San” A deep dive into the ancient tradition of freediving for pearls, urchins and abelone with the “sea women” of Japan’s Shima Peninsula.

I loved the simplicity and the beauty of this film – the ease at which these brave women go into the ocean, all in the course of earning a living.

I have booked my tickets for the other featured Japanese documentaries, next in the series, “Book-Paper-Scissors“.  The story of Nobuyoshi Kikuchi, a 75-year old man who devoted his life to designing over 15,000 books, all by hand.

4. My ear candy this week has been the sublime chromatic harmonica playing of Filipe Jers. I only became aware of Filipe recently through my harmonica teacher, the great Jason Ricci. Have a listen to Filipe Jers with guitarist Emil Ernebro playing at a recent Blues Festival.

And Jason Ricci has a new album out be sure to check that out if you want to hear some fantastic Diatonic harmonica playing. City- Country – City with  Joe Krown and Jason Ricci.

5. This week in Canada, we celebrated Thanksgiving. My family and I enjoyed a great family gathering, giving thanks for our blessings, our good fortune and for just being together.

Thank you for reading. If you think someone you know would enjoy my newsletter please share it with them. If you are looking for a great children’s book check out my new book, Samba no Brasil the Brazilian/ Portuguese version of Samba in Brazil;  The paperback books are on sale for a limited time.

Or one of my other books, Samba on a Snowy Day or the Brazilian/ Portuguese version Samba em um Dia de Neve.

Stay safe, stay well, stay strong and keep going.

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Children's Books Reading Writing

October 8 . Issue #112

Hello all and welcome to my weekly journal. This week has been busy, working on two books. A translated version of Samba in Brazil and the new children’s book Scratchy the Squirrel – A Time For Friends. 

The featured photo is from a canoeing expedition that I took with friends around Collingwood Harbor at the beginning of the week.

1. This month we celebrate National Book Month. The month-long celebration focuses on the importance of reading, writing and literature. National Book Month is also a time to honour the country’s best books and authors. In mid-October, the National Book Awards announces the year’s 15 finalists.

2. World Teachers Day 2021 – Nine years have passed since UNESCO inaugurated ­October 5, 1994, as the first World Teachers’ Day.

October 5 commemorates the teaching profession’s contribution to educating the children of the world. Therefore, it is fitting that this year’s World Teachers’ Day theme is “Teachers—Opening Doors to a Better World.”

3. I am listening to the music of the late bassist George Mraz. I just heard the news that this great bassist passed away on September 16, 2021. RIP maestro, I am very happy to have seen Mraz play life on a couple of occasions. Once with his trio and once with the Kenny Barron Trio.

4. Children’s books, are wonderful. I say this not only from the POV, point of view, of a children’s book author but as someone who appreciates a great children’s book.

This week I reviewed a wonderful book, The Mailbox in the Forest by Kyoko Hara (Author), Kazue Takahashi (Illustrator). I posted my review on Amazon.com and I have a copy of it on my page: children’s books reviewed.

5. I am working with my book team to finalize the Brazilian Portuguese translated book, Samba no Brasil. I am trying to pick the cover that we’re going to use for the new cover. What do you think of this one? I like it!

The new book Scratchy the Squirrel – A Time For Friends, is in the process of a minor rewrite after our editor’s review. We are still thinking about a cover page. One of the characters is eager to find out which illustration will become the main cover art.

Thank you for reading. If you think someone you know would enjoy my newsletter please share it with them. If you are looking for a great children’s book check out my new book, Samba in Brazil;  Paperback version, on sale for a limited time.

Or one of my other books, Samba on a Snowy Day or the Brazilian/ Portuguese version Samba em um Dia de Neve.

Stay safe, stay well, stay strong and keep going.

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Autumn Reading Writing

September 24 . Issue #110

Hello all and welcome to the 1st week of the fall season. This week I celebrate the birth of a great poet, a great singer, the fall equinox and more…

The featured photo is one that I captured Thursday afternoon, my river cruise after a tumultuous downpour the previous day. The water in the Beaver River was up about two feet and the current was strong, so it was a good workout going upriver.  On the other side of the bridge in the photo, there is a stepped drop of about 100 feet. I didn’t want to get too close.

1. My book promotion is still happening, get your free children’s e-book, Samba em um Dia de Neve. A best-seller in kids Portuguese Books.

Check out all of the other free e-books and best-selling children’s book authors, Exciting Reads For Kids. This promotion is only available for a limited time.

2. This week, September 21st marks a special occasion, The International Day of Peace.

Do you know the path to World Peace? I believe that education is the answer. Let us try to support education for all people in the World.

The 2021 theme for International Day of Peace: Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world. Celebrate peace by standing up against acts of hate online and offline, and by spreading compassion, kindness, and hope in the face of the pandemic, and as we recover.

3. I celebrated a couple of birthdays this week, the birth of the great songwriter, some would say, poet, Leonard Cohen (1954 – 2016). One of his many wonderful songs “Hallelujah” performed here by Josh Groban and Lucia Micarelli.

The great tenor Andrea Bocelli turned 63 this week and I listened to one of his concerts while working on this newsletter. Music For Hope – Live From Milan.

4. This week, September 21st ushered in the fall equinox, equinox meaning to equal – when day and night are of equal length.

When the Sun crosses the equator from north to south, this marks the autumnal equinox; when it crosses from south to north, this marks the vernal equinox…

5. My work on the new book, Scratchy the Squirrel – A Time For Friends with illustrations by Joshua Miller is progressing nicely. This week Joshua and I went over the illustrations and made some minor changes.

The project is now scheduled for completion by mid-October and will be ready for release in November.

Send me a message if you would like to receive an Advanced Reader Copy. (info@paulyanuziello.com)

Thank you for reading. If you think someone you know would enjoy my newsletter please share it with them. If you are looking for a great children’s book check out my new book, Samba in Brazil; on sale for a limited time.

Or one of my other books, Samba on a Snowy Day or the Brazilian/ Portuguese version Samba em um Dia de Neve.

Stay safe, stay well, stay strong and keep going.

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