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January 27. Issue # 150

Jan 27, 2023. Issue#150

Dream . Explore . Discover

Hello and welcome to my monthly journal. This month I am thrilled to report that Samba in Switzerland book 3 in the Samba The Dog series has been published worldwide on Amazon. Advanced reader copies are available if you reach out to me I’ll let you know how to get an e-book. My report on a guided tour of Manuel Antonio National Park and more.

1.My new children’s picture book Samba in Switzerland has officially been published. The ARC, advanced reader copies went out on January 24th.  Hopefully, the folks reading the e-book will enjoy it and leave their honest reviews. 

2. It’s never too late to sign up for an ARC of Samba in Switzerland. Just send me a note that you would like to receive an advanced reader copy of the e-book and I will send you a link for a free download.

It’s not required, but it is certainly appreciated that you leave your honest review of Samba in Switzerland. For some information on tips for reviews and how to best leave a review of a book you have received for free, please check this link. Writing a Review

Send me a message, e-mail me at: info@paulyanuziello.com, message subject. ARC for Samba Book 3.

3. I’m in Costa Rica for the next couple of months. I wanted a break from our Canadian winter and I’ve decided to do all my work remotely. My new place has an office a good internet connection and everything I could possibly desire including great moderate weather.

4. Some of the adventures I’ve partaken in: Yoga with Mike, three days a week. An awesome and varied Vinyasa flow class that offered a fantastic challenge for me.

Ocean swimming and body surfing every day. Snorkeling on occasion. Hanging out at the beach and practising my martial arts. Checking out some good restaurants especially Amancios and Fish & Cheeses in the nearby town of Herradura.

It was great to sample refreshing beverages, like fresh fruit juice smoothies at Karma Restaurant. The best after a hard day of training.

One of my favorite things outside of Jaco, touring the Manuel Antonio National Park and booking a tour guide.

To read about my adventures at the park visit, My Day at Manuel Antonio National Park.

5. At this writing, the publishing of this month’s journal, I’m in the city of San Jose, Costa Rica. A beautiful rental property in Escazu, a suburb of the central city.

During our first two weeks in Costa Rica we stayed in a small beach house just one hundred meters from the beach, Playa Jaco. 

Thank you for reading; if you think someone you know would be interested in my newsletter, please pass it along.

All of my books are now available at your favorite bookstores; support local bookstores with your online purchases. Make sure you get out and about but do stay safe. Visit a book store, or the library and pick up some books. If you’re looking for a great early reader chapter book get my book Scratchy the Squirrel: A Time for Friends. Or one of my picture books, Samba in Switzerland, Samba on a Snowy Day or  Samba in Brazil.

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Children's Books Reading Writing

November 25 – Issue #147

A Jolly Good Book – 1871 (Traditional – Old English Song)

Oh for a book and a shady nook,
Either indoor or out;
With the green leaves whispering overhead,
Or the street cry all about.
Where I may read all at my ease,
Both of the new and old;
For a jolly good book whereon to look,
Is better to me than gold.

Hello and welcome to my monthly journal. A place for me to share with you five points of interest. Things that have provided joy, enlightenment, beauty and fun. This month, my new book promotion, a fantastic fundraising auction event for my granddaughter’s school, book reviews and more…

  1. I am happy to report that my book Samba on a Snowy Day is part of a fantastic bargain hunters sale — my e-book is priced at $.99 cents across all platforms. Of course, buying it directly from me through this link is best. “Children’s Books For Christmas“. most of the featured E-books are on sale, but only for a limited time.
  2. November has been a productive month for books. I attended my first book fair, Richmond Hill Public Library hosted Indie Author Day on November 5th. My sincere gratitude for being accepted to share my children’s books with all the folks who dropped by. I had my best sales day at this event. Just great! I can’t wait to do it again next year.
  3. This month I have been very busy working on multiple projects. I am working on the translation of Samba book 1 into French. I believe there is a need for more bilingual books. Pascaline De Bras has the honours of doing the actual translation. A copy editor and proofreader will be involved for the accuracy of text and grammar. I will put it all together with the help of illustrator, Joshua Miller so that we have the best-translated book possible.
  4. Meeting members of the Writers Community of York Region at the recent Indie Day Book Fair, including award-winning author Douglas Smith, was an awesome experience. I bought his book, I’m in the process of reading it now, The Wolf at the End of the World, and he signed it too. Meeting author Stephanie S. Cheung and I got one of her books too, Mac Learns to Roar: A Mindfulness Book for Kids and Animals, she signed it for my granddaughter. It is going to make a great Christmas gift. I get to read the book in the meantime, see my review of this awesome book under my Children’s Book Reviews.
  5. My granddaughter’s school is putting on a fundraising event with an amazing auction of awesome goods. And my book bundle, a value of $90.00 – starting bid $25.00, including signed hardcover copies of Samba on a Snowy Day, Samba in Brazil, and Scratchy the Squirrel: A Time for Friends are bundled together and awaiting your bid. Better hurry, the bidding ends November 30th. Good luck!

Thank you for reading, if you enjoyed my newsletter please pass it along. My next newsletter will be issued in mid-December rather than at the end of the month. Remember to get out to your local library, ask for my books, or visit your favorite bookstore and get some great children’s books.

Until next time stay well, stay safe and keep going.

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Children's Books Music Writing

April 22 – Issue #140

Hello all, welcome to my weekly journal. This is where I share with you what I’ve been up to during the week. Five points of interest that will offer some inspiration and or motivation.

This week, Antonio Serrano and the chromatic harmonica, Ice Hotels, my weekly journal, to become a monthly journal and more…

1. The featured photo is of the Arctic Snow Hotel in Finland, the inspiration for the setting of my new children’s picture book about the ongoing adventures of Samba the Bernese Mountain Dog.

2. This week I spent time with chromatic harmonica player Antonio Serrano. Picking up some inspiration from his masterclasses.

Speaking of classes; I have started teaching karate on a part-time basis at Black Tiger Karate in Toronto. I have taken on a few private students and I am starting to get busy.

That being said, I have decided to change from a Weekly Journal to a Monthly Journal. My next issue will be published on Friday, May 27th and thereafter on the last Friday of each month.

3. Into the woods–Earth Day was founded on April 22nd of 1970. I became a dedicated Earth Day observer then and I have remained committed for the past 52 years.

4. My manuscript for my middle-grade chapter book is coming along nicely. I am getting great feedback from my beta readers and I can’t wait to start working on some illustrations to enhance the story.

I have shared with you a couple of chapters in previous issues and I would like to share another chapter now for your reading pleasure.

5. RIP Romanian pianist Radu Lupu who died at age 76. His manager, Jenny Vogel, told NPR that he died “peacefully at his home in Switzerland from multiple prolonged illnesses” this past Sunday evening.

Lupu recorded much of the world’s favourite piano repertoire to great critical acclaim, with two Grammy Award nominations and one win in 1996.

Thanks for reading, if you think someone you know would like to read my newsletter please share it with them.

If you are looking for a great children’s book check out one of my books, including my new children’s early reader chapter book, now available at Indigo/Chapters Scratchy the Squirrel: A Time for Friends.  The paperback version is on sale only for a couple more weeks.

Or one of my other children’s picture books, Samba on a Snowy Day or the Brazilian/ Portuguese version Samba em um Dia de Neve. Or you may enjoy Samba in Brazil or the Brazilian/Portuguese version Samba no Brasil.

All of my books are now available and on sale at BookShop.org, (only U.S. shipping) plus you will support local bookstores with your online purchase.

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

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