Thursday, November 17, 2011

Patrick Dati

An Interview

I recently had the privilege of interviewing Patrick Dati. My heart started to pound, the tears threatened to escape, and my questions got lodged in my throat.

What an amazing survivor. His recounting of the events that changed his life were matter of fact and slightly detached. I could only wonder whether or not I would have the courage to stand up and speak out if something so tramatic had ever happened to me. The strength and the courage that would take would destroy a weaker person.

But Patrick is not weak nor is he going away quietly. His message is clear: stop bullying, become aware of what is happening around you and don't let your fear and shame get in the way of telling someone what happened to you.

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Venture Galleries


I am proud to announce that I will be working closely with Venture Galleries, a small publishing and marketing company, to promote my books.

I met Caleb Pirtle at the Giddings, Texas book signing I recently went to and was impressed with his professionalism and his goals for my books.

As part of my requirements, I will be writing a blog once a week on their site that will address teenage topics and other book related ideas. I'm excited to be entering into this new phase of writing and hope to continue getting my books more exposure.

The great news is that he is looking for new authors right now, so if you are interested in joining the team, now is the time to do it.

You can find more information on Venture Galleries at their website here.

As always, I will continue to post blogs here as well in order to help with publishing and editing those books you keep sending me!

MG Villesca