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Give me a break!

16 June 2018 door Miranda van Gaalen
Give me a break!

With the text and cover of IN SEARCH OF KYLE finalized, I’m eagerly awaiting the first physical proof of a printed paperback. Is there time for a rest? Nope, it’ll be a while. How busy can a human get? Breathe in. Surely, a month to get the typesetting done is enough? It meant I had […]

© BestRed een creatief tussendoortje

6 June 2018 door Miranda van Gaalen
© BestRed een creatief tussendoortje

Altijd spannend zo’n boekpresentatie, zeker als het van een andere auteur uit dezelfde stad is. Rechtstreeks uit het Ernemse, dat kun je wel horen. Leuk, ok en prima en óók zeker de moeite waard! Lezen dus, die verhalenbundel ‘De Buitenstaander’ van Rocco Ostermann. ISBN: 978-94-91634-64-2. NUR 303. Uitgeverij FAGUS.

© BestRed for the month of May 2018

5 June 2018 door Miranda van Gaalen
© BestRed for the month of May 2018

I’m pleased whenever a book touches me to the core of my being and ‘The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells’ by Andrew Sean Greer has done it this time. Probable, unexpected and finally in tears, I had to reflect on the impact of love on the soul. A well-crafted journey through time that left me […]

Kyle Killed Kickstarter

27 May 2018 door Miranda van Gaalen
Kyle Killed Kickstarter

The IN SEARCH OF KYLE crowdfunding campaign has been an interesting journey. Although I started out online, I discovered that a personal approach to meet people and business face to face worked even better. It means that mixing virtual reality with the offline world has provided the desired outcome—the book publication of IN SEARCH OF […]

Advertising in literature

17 May 2018 door Miranda van Gaalen
Advertising in literature

ADVERTISING IN LITERATURE, it seems like a big NONO. It’s plain wrong to blur a work of fiction with a list of commercial parties other than the publisher. Or is it? Once the initial shock is overcome by turning the page, will it leave behind annoyance or any other feelings of literary incorrectness? Is it […]

Pre-order your copy of In Search Of Kyle now!

17 April 2018 door Miranda van Gaalen
Pre-order your copy of In Search Of Kyle now!

The crowdfunding campaign for IN SEARCH OF KYLE goes live on Kings Day 27 April 2018 (formerly known as Queen’s Day and previously celebrated on 30 April, usually, but more about that in the novel In Search of Kyle). Funds to be raised on Kickstarter.com to cover typesetting, cover design, printing cost and book launch. […]

© BestRed for the month of April 2018

17 April 2018 door Miranda van Gaalen
© BestRed for the month of April 2018

Shengshi Zhongguo 2013 by Chan Koonchung. Sci-fi or is it? A book from 2009 set in China 2013 is spot on accurate. This is what you can expect from world power #1. It’s a comforting thought its leader is a Buddhist. I can recommend this book to everyone with an interest in China.

Bestel nu jouw exemplaar van In Search of Kyle!

17 April 2018 door Miranda van Gaalen
Bestel nu jouw exemplaar van In Search of Kyle!

Een inzamelingsactie om publicatie van de debuutroman IN SEARCH OF KYLE te realiseren start op Koningsdag 27 april 2018. Er is een bedrag nodig om de kosten van omslagontwerp, typografie en drukkosten te financieren. Deze vier weken durende campagne heeft haar eigen boektrailer, gefilmd op locatie. Misdaadauteur Jac. Toes heeft het voorwoord geschreven. De nationale […]

Title book—In search of Kyle

17 April 2018 door Miranda van Gaalen
Title book—In search of Kyle

The book title for the debut novel by Miranda van Gaalen is IN SEARCH OF KYLE. It will be published on 1 September 2018 and available worldwide. Order through your local book store or online or pre-order at www.philamonk.nl. De titel voor haar Engelstalige debuut roman is bekend. Nu al te bestellen via www.philamonk.nl. De […]

At your service

15 April 2018 door Miranda van Gaalen
At your service

When does self-interest become serving humanity? I’d like to think and I feel that what I do matters. My contribution is valuable and although miniscule in the greater scheme of things I cling to the idea that my self-serving interest of having you read my book will serve you with a multitude of options: – […]

Defining moments

12 April 2018 door Miranda van Gaalen
Defining moments

What’s been a defining moment in my childhood that made me change my behaviour? How many years did it take me to realize its impact? Self-awareness grows when I catch up with the future. I wish I had learned the skills as a kid. What I have always known is that I live to learn […]

© BestRed for the month of …

7 April 2018 door Miranda van Gaalen
© BestRed for the month of …

It’s always a surprise what my eye catches and my hands pick, and hard to define what triggers it—a title, a cover or perhaps a colour. Happily devouring piles of books, usually borrowed from the library, sometimes received as a gift or handout and occasionally purchased specifically from a bookstore, I’m pleased whenever a book […]

Boekpresentatie zaterdag 1 september 2018 in Arnhem

28 December 2017 door Miranda van Gaalen
Boekpresentatie zaterdag 1 september 2018 in Arnhem

Boekpresentatie zaterdag 1 september 2018. Na vijf jaar hard werken wordt het idee om een roman te schrijven en te publiceren eindelijk werkelijkheid. Met hulp van een aantal wereldburgers is het oorspronkelijke verhaal getransformeerd tot een Engelstalige roman in het genre literair/magisch realisme. Een verhaal dat zich afspeelt in Arnhem.

Congratulations Jin

8 December 2017 door Miranda van Gaalen
Congratulations Jin

Congratulations Dr Jin Peh for publishing the second book in the Four Pillars series – Exploring Metal Charts. Available now on fengshuishop.com and amazon. Because it’s the third book I have edited I’m now considered a published editor. Jippie!

Publication update

8 December 2017 door Miranda van Gaalen
Publication update

Great news. In August/September 2018 my novel will be published! I’m pleased to announce that a Dutch author will write the preface and an international author will write an endorsement. There’s more! What and who will be revealed next year. I have a title and now I need a cover. There’s the sweet option, a […]