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message 1: by Magda (last edited Nov 12, 2011 08:14AM) (new)

Magda (magdaolchawska) | 48 comments Mod
Welcome everyone to Magda M. Olchawska's Q & A.

I'm a writer & award winning filmmaker.

I’ve been making films and writing stories or making up stories for as long as I can remember.

I hope we will get to know each other better.

Introduce yourself :)


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Claude Forthomme (claudenougat) | 5 comments Hi Magda! Happy to join your group! As you know I've published the first 2 books in my Fear of the Past Trilogy and the third should be out early December!

Here are the links to my books:
Forget the Past:Book One of Fear of the Past Trilogy
Reclaim the Present

The whole trilogy, a mix of fantasy, paranormal and historical, is focused on the question: is heredity destiny? Can you escape your family's inheritance or are you condemned to repeat past mistakes? The protagonist, a computer whiz kid, in search of his family roots in Sicily, falls into a long series of trials and tribulations before he finds the answer to that question...in the last chapter of the last book!

Magda, I'd love to read your new book before it's published, if that's at all possible!


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Mandi Tillotson | 4 comments Hi, my name's Mandi and I'm a mom/photographer by day and an author/illustrator the rest of the time. I have always had a huge imagination and have always loved to write and draw. Thus far I have 2 books published and 3 more that I am working on now. I write for children mainly because I am still a kid at heart. As a child I was able to convince my classmates that I traveled to earth by way of an enormous bubblegum slide from an undiscovered candy coated planet. I actually somewhat had myself convinced too back then. ;) I am in my 30's now but my imagination is FAR from tame! In order to keep it under lock and key, I write... Who knows what would happen if I couldn't get it all out on paper!!

http://www.amazon.com/Mortimers-Adven...


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Mandi Tillotson | 4 comments http://www.amazon.com/Mortimers-Whati...
And here's a link to the second book too! :)


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S.L. Coelho (sl_coelho) | 6 comments Hi Magda!
Thank you for the invitation. I am the author of The World According to August - One Good Friend http://tinyurl.com/bwjk536


message 6: by Magda (new)

Magda (magdaolchawska) | 48 comments Mod
Claude wrote: "Hi Magda! Happy to join your group! As you know I've published the first 2 books in my Fear of the Past Trilogy and the third should be out early December!

Here are the links to my books:
[book:Fo..."


I have read "Forget the Past:Book One of Fear of the Past Trilogy" & would recommend the book to anyone who likes & is interested in YA.
Fantastic read & I can't wait to read the 2end. one. Hopefully soon :)

Will email you copy of "Mikolay & Julia In The Attic" tonight. Thanks so much :)


message 7: by Magda (new)

Magda (magdaolchawska) | 48 comments Mod
Mandi wrote: "Hi, my name's Mandi and I'm a mom/photographer by day and an author/illustrator the rest of the time. I have always had a huge imagination and have always loved to write and draw. Thus far I have 2..."

Mandi thanks for accepting invitation & for coming from the candy coated planet & sharing your two amazing books with us.

Parents of small kids should so read Mortimer' s Adventures :)

Looking forward to reading more.


message 8: by Magda (new)

Magda (magdaolchawska) | 48 comments Mod
Sandra wrote: "Hi Magda!
Thank you for the invitation. I am the author of The World According to August - One Good Friend http://tinyurl.com/bwjk536"



Sandy thanks so much for joining :)

Sandy wrote an amazing & beautiful story about kids & friendship.

Lovely book should be a must read for all schools.


message 9: by T. (new)

T. James (TJamesWriter) | 1 comments Hi Magda, thank you for inviting me to join. I wish you every success with this series of books... I really like the imagination behind them. :)

I'm still new to writing, unpublished and unknown, except to the few visitors to http://tjames.org where I post my work. I have a son, 4, and and wife who is older. Both make me smile.


message 10: by Magda (new)

Magda (magdaolchawska) | 48 comments Mod
Scott wrote: "Hi, all:

I'm Scott. General creative type -- writer, editor, journalist, went to film school, make music, draw and paint, make my own T-shirts. I wish I was taller, but I hit the lottery when I me..."


Hi Scott,

Thanks so much for joining.
I hear that there is a bit of a problem with cats when it comes to cleaning. As a kid I had 9 cats living with us on daily basis & countless visiting cats. None of them was into cleaning.
Please share your books with the rest of us.


message 11: by Magda (new)

Magda (magdaolchawska) | 48 comments Mod
Tjames wrote: "Hi Magda, thank you for inviting me to join. I wish you every success with this series of books... I really like the imagination behind them. :)

I'm still new to writing, unpublished and unknown, ..."

TJ thank you so much for accepting the invitation :)

For everyone in a group TJ is a very talented writer so don't forget to check out his blog. He is also an amazing friend.
I'm so lucky to have met him.


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Magda (magdaolchawska) | 48 comments Mod
One more thing I'm dyslexic. So if you see any spelling mistakes please forgive me :)


message 13: by Patricia (new)

Patricia Puddle (trishapuddle) | 5 comments Hi Magda, thanks for the invite. As you know, I've published four children's books and I'm working on two more at the moment.

My books can be found on my blog and website. Here are the links:

http://trish-mollygumnut.blogspot.com/

http://childrens-books-author-p-puddl...

Hi to everyone else too. :)


message 14: by Dixie (new)

Dixie Goode (pandorasecho) | 11 comments Hi Magda,
Thanks for the invitation. I love books of all kinds, and as a teacher, even though my kids have outgrown kids books, my students never do, so I never have to. I get to read picture books and anything else I choose and consider myself blessed.

I am a 48 year old, Mom, writer of YA fantasy, and special ed. teacher. I have lived in yellowstone Park, Beijing China and the Oregon/California Border both inland and coastal.

My books are similar to the dual world type stories like Oz and Narnia and Neverland. They are,
Duffy Barkley is not a Dog
&
Duffy Barkley: Seek Well


Dixie Goode


message 15: by Magda (new)

Magda (magdaolchawska) | 48 comments Mod
Dixie wrote: "Hi Magda,
Thanks for the invitation. I love books of all kinds, and as a teacher, even though my kids have outgrown kids books, my students never do, so I never have to. I get to read picture b..."


Welcome Dixie :) WOW China. I think you are very brave. How was it?

Please share links to your books so we can all check it out & read it.


message 16: by Magda (new)

Magda (magdaolchawska) | 48 comments Mod
Magda wrote: "Welcome everyone to Magda M. Olchawska's Q & A.

I'm a writer & award winning filmmaker.

I’ve been making films and writing stories or making up stories for as long as I can remember.

I hope we ..."


Don't forget to add links to your blog or books etc.


message 17: by Dixie (new)

Dixie Goode (pandorasecho) | 11 comments http://www.amazon.com/Duffy-Barkley-n...

http://www.amazon.com/Duffy-Barkley-S...

also on kindle at 99Cents and $2.99 and you can find that at the same Amazon link.

China was an exchange student program, my husband and I both went to a teacher's college there and met some great people who took us into their homes and on train trips and to see the baby panda and to the historical places. Not sure I wold be brave enough to have done it alone but there were 19 in our group.

I also went to Guatemala with my Momand my brother and my two boys and toured Poland, Holland, Denmark and Germany with a choir.

We live in a beautiful world.

Dixie Goode
http://echo-echosvoice.blogspot.com/


message 18: by Dixie (new)

Dixie Goode (pandorasecho) | 11 comments Hey, while we are checking out the links for each other, if we like them we should "like" them and if it looks good to us, tweeting about it is great too. Nice to help each other out.


message 19: by Mandi (new)

Mandi Tillotson | 4 comments Hi Dixie. :o) I'll go like yours and try to tweet it. Lol. I am still a new tweeter. Lol. Here are mine.
http://www.amazon.com/Mortimers-Adven... if you could like both versions. :o)
and my other book.
http://www.amazon.com/Mortimers-Whati...
Thanks
Mandi


message 20: by Mandi (new)

Mandi Tillotson | 4 comments Ok, and I think I just followed you on twitter and tweeted it! :o) Thanks ahead of time for doing mine as well. I agree, it's nice to help others.
Mandi


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Magda (magdaolchawska) | 48 comments Mod
Dixie wrote: "Hey, while we are checking out the links for each other, if we like them we should "like" them and if it looks good to us, tweeting about it is great too. Nice to help each other out."

This is a very good idea & I'm on it right now :)


message 22: by Magda (new)

Magda (magdaolchawska) | 48 comments Mod
We could also swap reviews & do tags on Amazon (I've just found out about that).
Anyone up for it?


message 23: by Dixie (new)

Dixie Goode (pandorasecho) | 11 comments Tjames wrote: "Hi Magda, thank you for inviting me to join. I wish you every success with this series of books... I really like the imagination behind them. :)

I'm still new to writing, unpublished and unknown, ..."


Hi, Tjames, is that your twitter name too? I looked at your blog. Interesting.


message 24: by Dixie (new)

Dixie Goode (pandorasecho) | 11 comments I also share tweets and likes and tags with a great group on facebook called "Author Central" really supportive, non-competitive group who understands that the more readers we find the better we all do.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/autho...


message 25: by Magda (new)

Magda (magdaolchawska) | 48 comments Mod
Dixie wrote: "I also share tweets and likes and tags with a great group on facebook called "Author Central" really supportive, non-competitive group who understands that the more readers we find the better we a..."

Thanks so much for sharing. I have just asked to join the group.


message 26: by Simon (new)

Simon Jenner (simon_jenner) | 5 comments Magda wrote: "Welcome everyone to Magda M. Olchawska's Q & A.

I'm a writer & award winning filmmaker.

I’ve been making films and writing stories or making up stories for as long as I can remember.

I hope we ..."


Hi Magda and everyone else who has joined here. I am currently trying to market my children's illustrated book in rhyme 'The Mystical Wood' and would love to partake in any review/like/??? swaps. I'd also love to share ideas and thoughts with anyone regarding marketing.

http://www.amazon.com/Mystical-Wood-M...

I look forward to getting to know you all.
Simon


message 27: by Magda (new)

Magda (magdaolchawska) | 48 comments Mod
Simon wrote: "Magda wrote: "Welcome everyone to Magda M. Olchawska's Q & A.

I'm a writer & award winning filmmaker.

I’ve been making films and writing stories or making up stories for as long as I can remember..."


Welcome Simon glad you decided to join us :)
I read Simon's book & enjoyed it a lot.


message 28: by Dixie (new)

Dixie Goode (pandorasecho) | 11 comments Welcome Simon, have you put together your Amazon Author page yet? I clicked the like on your book but couldn't find an author page.

Andrew, liked and shared your links

everyone, have a good day.

Dixie


message 29: by Simon (new)

Simon Jenner (simon_jenner) | 5 comments Thanks Dixie

I only put my author page up here yesterday so I still have a way to go yet. I'm trying to balance writing with marketing and work and a course and everything else at the moment but I'm not giving up until I'm living off my writing.

The book you liked is one I wrote for my son as a bit of fun really and I'm now concentarting on more 'adult' stuff. I'm trying to get a colection of short stories out by the start of December. These are a collection of dark relationship tales.

Thanks to you and Andrew 'liking' my book, as soon as I can stop rambling away in the message I'll go and do the same for you both.

Thanks for the advice.

Simon


message 30: by Simon (new)

Simon Jenner (simon_jenner) | 5 comments Hi again Dixie

Just liked both links of yours from above and will do same for Andrew's once it is up there. What's with the sharing links, that's a new one on me?

Simon


message 31: by Dixie (new)

Dixie Goode (pandorasecho) | 11 comments Sharing links usually means reposting the link at places like your facebook, twitter or google+ or on your own blog


message 32: by Simon (new)

Simon Jenner (simon_jenner) | 5 comments Haven't done Facebook, Twitter or Google+ yet. All still on my to do list.


Simon


message 33: by Dixie (new)

Dixie Goode (pandorasecho) | 11 comments I know, every minute social networking is a moment you are not writing, it is a tough balancing act, most of us have to promote our book or no-one will ever hear of it, but we also have the day job to work and families and a life, so when to write, sell and do it all? But it can be fun and the more you meet and talk up your book and the books of your friends, the easier it seems to be.


message 34: by Simon (new)

Simon Jenner (simon_jenner) | 5 comments I'm on board. You might just need to bear with me a bit whilst I get my head round it all. I know so much more than a month ago and imagine the learning curve has a while before it levels off. I appreciate all the advice I get and I will happily share with others as I learn.
Simon


message 35: by Magda (new)

Magda (magdaolchawska) | 48 comments Mod
Simon wrote: "I'm on board. You might just need to bear with me a bit whilst I get my head round it all. I know so much more than a month ago and imagine the learning curve has a while before it levels off. I..."

Simon don't worry takes a bit of time to get your head around all the social websites. I've been on FB for years & still don't know half I should. If you need any help give me a shout.


message 36: by Magda (new)

Magda (magdaolchawska) | 48 comments Mod
Dixie wrote: "I know, every minute social networking is a moment you are not writing, it is a tough balancing act, most of us have to promote our book or no-one will ever hear of it, but we also have the day job..."

Couldn't agree more with Dixie. I think I spend way too much time tweeting :)


message 37: by Magda (new)

Magda (magdaolchawska) | 48 comments Mod
Andrew wrote: "Hi Magda, I am currently working on building my 'writer platform' for my trilogy The Flight of Man with the first part being released this month. We are presently follow-mates on twitter and I'm ha..."

Hi Andrew, Could to see :) I have just liked you on FB & if you have anything needing tweeting or RT let me know.


message 38: by Magda (new)

Magda (magdaolchawska) | 48 comments Mod
Andrew wrote: "Hi Magda, I am currently working on building my 'writer platform' for my trilogy The Flight of Man with the first part being released this month. We are presently follow-mates on twitter and I'm ha..."

Check your site. Don't forget to add twitter button.


message 39: by Bellavida (new)

Bellavida (bellavidaletty) | 2 comments Hi Magda, thanks for the invite to a group of such interesting people. :)

Hi everyone, I'm Letty and I'm a creative. I write, photograph, paint, poetry, etc.
And I'm all over social media. :)

My Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/102017459...

My twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/BellaVidaLetty

My FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bella-...

I look forward to 'meeting' everyone.


message 40: by Magda (new)

Magda (magdaolchawska) | 48 comments Mod
Bellavida wrote: "Hi Magda, thanks for the invite to a group of such interesting people. :)

Hi everyone, I'm Letty and I'm a creative. I write, photograph, paint, poetry, etc.
And I'm all over social media. :)

M..."


Welcome Letty,

So happy to see you here :)

Letty is a lovely & talented artist so if you haven't seen her work you should :)


message 41: by Bellavida (new)

Bellavida (bellavidaletty) | 2 comments Thanks M, likewise xo


message 42: by Dixie (new)

Dixie Goode (pandorasecho) | 11 comments Just checking in again, Bellavida, you have a lovely poetry blog. I'll have to check out your other blogs later.


message 43: by Magda (new)

Magda (magdaolchawska) | 48 comments Mod
Hi everyone,

Just to let you know my children book "Mikolay & Julia In the Attic" & the interactive website for kids is out.

Amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/dp/1467942723

Createspace
https://www.createspace.com/3724949

www.mikolayandjulia.com


message 44: by Dixie (new)

Dixie Goode (pandorasecho) | 11 comments Magda, that looks wonderful. I'm going to get it when I get paid Wednesday.


message 45: by Magda (new)

Magda (magdaolchawska) | 48 comments Mod
Dixie wrote: "Magda, that looks wonderful. I'm going to get it when I get paid Wednesday."

Thank you so much Dixie. So very kind of you :)

You can get pdf. copy from www.mikolayandjulia.com for a tweet if you like.
Website is up today still some last minutes improvements :)


message 46: by Dixie (new)

Dixie Goode (pandorasecho) | 11 comments I did, and posted about your web page on Author central. Cool Site


message 47: by Magda (new)

Magda (magdaolchawska) | 48 comments Mod
Dixie wrote: "I did, and posted about your web page on Author central. Cool Site"

Thank you so much Dixie :) Hope you will enjoy the book :)


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