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Dan Alatorre

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International bestselling author Dan Alatorre has 17 titles published in over a dozen languages.

From Romance in Poggibonsi to action and adventure in the sci-fi thriller The Navigators, to comedies like Night Of The Colonoscopy: A Horror Story (Sort Of) and the heartwarming and humorous anecdotes about parenting in the popular Savvy Stories series, his knack for surprising audiences and making you laugh or cry - or hang onto the edge of your seat - has been enjoyed by audiences around the world.

And you are guaranteed to get a page turner every time.

“That’s my style,” Dan says. “Grab you on page one and then send you on a roller coaster ride, regardless of the story or genre.”

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Dan Alatorre Definitely. People should go where the real snow is. Like Manitoba.
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Description: A funny look at childhood's lost, magical moments, viewed through the heart of a father. Crawling, walking, play dates, hopscotch, hibiscuses, potty training, princess dresses, gymnastics classes... and Baby Dolphins - The whole wide world of her questions and his answers.
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"An awesome collection of stories. Loved each and every one. One by Shereen Vedam , Missing You is a delightful romance, mystery. Not to be missed once it’s released"
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Terrifyingly terrific thriller. Charlotte is a compelling character. Unpredictable twists and turns.

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" Timothy wrote: "Absolutely! Even the simple act of playing with your child can and will ignite your imagination and fuel more inspiration. Live a bala ...more "
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“It’s rare to see a man step up and say “I can be a great father and learn about gymnastics with my daughter and take her to dance lessons because I love her.” I can make time to blow bubbles on the back porch. It doesn’t cause your man card to be revoked.”
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“Great writing isn't safe.”
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“Writers get ideas all day every day. The FedEx guy delivers a package from Sears and the writer is thinking how it could actually be a ticking time bomb.”
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“Finishing a book is just like you took a child out in the back yard and shot it.”
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“Great writing isn't safe.”
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“Pound it out, get it done, write every day. No excuses. Kerouac said you can’t wait for inspiration, you have to go after it with a club. Damn straight. You’ll sleep a lot better getting your word count in than another quick Twitter check or keeping up to date on the Kardashians.”
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“I take the rawest, realest moments in anyone’s life and I open them up and lay them bare. The innocence of a five year old child, the awkwardness of a teenager’s first sexual encounter, the heartbreak of longing for a relationship you can’t have, confronting the possibility of the death of your newborn child, whatever it is, you open your soul and put it out there and dare the world to read it, ready to have them stomp on you and laugh, but ready to do it again the next day. You have to put yourself out there as a writer, you can’t play it safe. Great writing isn’t safe.”
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“Open your soul and put it out there and dare the world to read it, ready to have them stomp on you and laugh, but ready to do it again the next day.”
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message 19: by Sheri

Sheri Poe-Pape Welcome Dan! Please spread the word also about my Award-winning Book "Cassie's Marvelous Music Lessons" and the upcoming early chapter book. For boy or girl, ages 3-8,

Best,
Sheri

Available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble

www.sheripoe-pape.com


message 18: by Dan

Dan Alatorre I added some videos for you to enjoy!


message 17: by Dan

Dan Alatorre Probably helps if I give the link!

If you missed my Goodreads giveaway, you can pick up my bestselling book TODAY while it's on sale!

http://geni.us/1FKm

Over 900 people registered to win a one of five signed copies of Savvy Stories, but everyone can enjoy the eBook while it's on sale for 99 cents today.

Thanks for a great promotion! You guys ROCK!


message 16: by Dan

Dan Alatorre I'm very happy with the Goodreads giveaway promotion that just ended. Over 900 people registered to win a paperback! If you missed out, here's a deal: tomorrow the eBook will be on sale in a Kindle Countdown, as my way of saying THANK YOU for making this promotion such a success! You guys are the best!


message 15: by Dan

Dan Alatorre I'm very happy with the results of my Goodreads giveaway so far! Today's the last day, so don't miss out!


message 14: by Dan

Dan Alatorre I'm very happy with this Goodreads giveaway promotion so far! Did you enter to win a signed copy of my book yet? There's still time!
https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/sh...


message 13: by Dan

Dan Alatorre Dang, I have 68 Goodreads followers! I feel like I have to be careful what I say now.

I won't, but I feel like I should.


message 12: by Dan

Dan Alatorre Wow, over 170 people have registered to win one of my signed books in the Goodreads giveaway. That's kinda flattering, really. Thank you!


message 11: by Dan

Dan Alatorre My Goodreads giveaway is going fairly well! I'm impressed.


message 10: by Dan

Dan Alatorre Looks like my Goodreads book giveaway is chugging right along! That's a relief!


message 9: by Dan

Dan Alatorre Launched my Goodreads promo today!

Let's see how that goes. You can register to win one of 5 signed copies of "Savvy Stories, funny things I learned from my daughter."

Maybe I should get the link for that...


message 8: by Dan

Dan Alatorre I'm getting READY to do a giveaway with Goodreads. I say getting ready because I tried to set it up about twelve times already and I keep getting an error message. So apparently I'm even more inept than I thought. But I'll keep at it and let you know. Hopefully soon.


message 7: by Dan

Dan Alatorre Started "Bird By Bird" today, after a recommendation from another author. I'm sure it's blasphemy to say I don't like it but so far - 30 pages in and loooooong into (24 or so pages, so just over 50 pages total) I haven't read anything I didn't get from author's groups or blog posts or already learned myself (except her not very funny bio) over the last three years.

Hoping it improves. Not saying it isn't a quality read, just saying it's not what I expected from the recommendation I got. That said, if I had read this three years ago when I was just starting out, I might have found it more insightful. As it stands I'm seeing it validate a lot of things I've already concluded, learned and taught to others, which is satisfying.

I know, I know, this makes me sound arrogant. I'll post a fair review when I'm done, I promise. It might be a tremendous help to new authors; I'm not saying it's not.

If you loved it, let me know why. I'd be happy to hear it. Honest.


message 6: by Dan

Dan Alatorre Also started "Wool" by Hugh Howey. It has a "grabber" of an opening, something I try to utilize but not every writer does, and it sure makes a difference. Ten words in, I'm dying to know what happens. That's a big deal and encourages me to go ahead and make the changes in my latest book I've been considering making.

Hoping this one is as good as advertised.

BTW, you guys give away a LOT of spoilers in your reviews! I'll have to watch that!


message 5: by Dan

Dan Alatorre I'm getting ready to do a Goodreads promotion, giving away a few signed copies of one of my books. Is any particular day better than another to launch?

Marketing. So much fun.


Hazel *Craves the Angst Reviews* Thanks for the friendvite, Dan! Hope to see you around Goodreads!


message 3: by Dan

Dan Alatorre Today I am reading... my book, doing edits. UGH.

Also, I'll read some Critique Partner chapters this evening, after a round of where did we put Elf on the shelf???


message 2: by Blak

Blak Rayne Great to meet you, Dan! All the best. :D


message 1: by Karen

Karen Tyrrell Hi Dan,
Thanks for friending.
Please check out JO-KIN Battles the It.
A humorous space adventure with teamwork and resilience. "Brilliant, action-packed"- Buzz words.
cheers,
Karen
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