Tuesday, January 2, 2018

MY INTERVIEW ON FEATHERED QUILL

If you're curious about my short story collection, The Fish Tank: And Other Short Stories, this is a wonderful interview about the craft, with in-depth questions about the stories in it.

Go to:  http://www.featheredquill.com/reviews/interviews/alonso_int.shtml


Wednesday, December 27, 2017

THROW BACK -- EVOLUTION OF A WORK IN PROGRESS

Now this is a throw back! I found this handwritten draft of the current novel I'm writing while organizing and throwing out old papers. I wrote this in 2000, when I was at university, working on my Bachelor's and then my Master's. The story was originally planned as a short story, but then I developed it into the novel I'm writing.

This is what you call the evolution of a writer...at least, this writer. Nice to see that the original paragraphs didn't change that much, at least not in the context of the narrative.

LOL. Nice throw back.



Monday, December 25, 2017

THE FISH TANK HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR THE BEST STORY AWARD FROM NY LITERARY MAGAZINE

My short story collection, The Fish Tank: And Other Short Stories, has been nominated for the Best Story Award 2017 from NY Literary Magazine!!!! My God, what a privilege! I'm truly speechless.

http://ow.ly/pU7v308GuwM    

Sunday, December 24, 2017

SPOTLIGHT REVIEW AT FEATHERED QUILL FOR THE FISH TANK

Very excited about this and my interview with them will come out shortly as well. Best Christmas gift for an author. This is the short blurb --

Quill says: The Fish Tank is at times fun, exhilarating, haunting and intriguing. The author has done an excellent job of capturing the essence of the short story genre in this fantastic collection.

For the full review is here:  Spotlight Reviews - The Fish Tank and Other Short Stories

Thursday, December 21, 2017

VERY NICE REVIEW FOR THE FISH TANK: AND OTHER SHORT STORIES

What a wonderful pre-Christmas gift!!! Thank you for this wonderful review.

 out of 5 starsA Priceless Gift
December 19, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified PurchaseThe Fish Tank: And Other Short Stories 

Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra's The Fish Tank and Other Short Stories will capture 
your heart and imagination. Each short story transports you to a different time, a 
different place. From Section 3: (Stories from the Cuban Diaspora) , you are taken 
to a time where the wrong action, the wrong word could be life or death. In the short 
story Into the Light, you are in a paranormal story that has an anomaly that you 
don't, (but you do!), want to know why lies beyond. In Jerry's Gift and the Rite of 
Passage, each story edifies a strong woman finding her way.
Each story within The Fish Tank: and Other Short Stories is a wrapped gift. 
With each word written, Maria Elena opens the heart of the story, that will 
find a place within your heart.    

Monday, December 4, 2017

COMING SOON - GOODREADS GIVEAWAY OF MY SHORT STORY COLLECTION - THE FISH TANK

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Fish Tank by Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra

The Fish Tank

by Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra

Giveaway ends December 30, 2017.

See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

Enter Giveaway

Thursday, November 23, 2017

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL!

As a world traveler, and one who has lived in two continents, I know how blessed we are here in the United States. How blessed for the jobs we  have. But this is a special, yearly opportunity: it is a time given for reflexion, inner scrutiny, and prayer, but especially for gratitude. May God shower all with blessings. May your family be blessed and loving. May you enjoy health and wealth. And may you live your day of thanks to the fullest.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!