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Mijn laatste 3 berichten:

© BestRed for the month of July 2018

24 July 2018 door Miranda van Gaalen
© BestRed for the month of July 2018

I HATE THE INTERNET by Jarett Kobek published in 2016, calls a spade a spade as it dissects the shortcomings of Western society paragraph by paragraph, delving deeper, much like the map menu on a computer before returning to the red line of Adeline’s story. The running gag of how to describe black and white […]

© BestRed for the month of June 2018

4 July 2018 door Miranda van Gaalen
© BestRed for the month of June 2018

HOW TO BUILD A GIRL by Caitlin Moran

If only I had the confidence this young girl has to face the world. Blunt, in your face and hilarious. You go girl!

Uitnodiging boekpresentatie zaterdag 1 september 17:06 Café de Wacht (Video)

30 June 2018 door Miranda van Gaalen
Uitnodiging boekpresentatie zaterdag 1 september 17:06 Café de Wacht (Video)

Hierbij ben je als lezer van harte uitgenodigd om bij de boekpresentatie van de roman ‘In search of Kyle’ aanwezig te zijn op zaterdag 1 september 2018 om 17:06 in café de Wacht, Bovenbeekstraat 1 in Arnhem. Presentatie door Peter Berkhout met auteur Miranda van Gaalen en als speciale gast de schrijver van het voorwoord Jac. Toes. Hapjes worden verzorgd door Jade Cao van Authentiek Sichuan Restaurant in Velp.

Book Trailer – In search of Kyle (Video)

29 June 2018 door Miranda van Gaalen
Book Trailer – In search of Kyle (Video)

IN SEARCH OF KYLE will be available worldwide on 1 September 2018. Order your copy via your local bookshop or online store. The foreword is written by Dutch crime author Jac. Toes and the review on the back cover by Jodi Brunner, Master of Feng Shui.

© BestRed een lekker tussendoortje

28 June 2018 door Miranda van Gaalen
© BestRed een lekker tussendoortje

Mensen wat een heerlijkheid wanneer we elkaar met vertrouwen tegemoet treden! Wat nou enge landen, die bestaan helemaal niet. Het zijn de mensen die ‘t ‘m doen, jij en ik zijn samen wij. Wist ik stiekem al wel, maar Willem Dieleman legt het op zijn ontdekkingsreis in geuren en kleuren uit, en ja, doe mij […]

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

DE VETTE JAREN / 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 […]

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: – […]