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Counting Down – Six Days to the Release of THE SHADOW

FireworksI can’t believe after all this time there are only six days until The Shadow is unleashed on the world. It seems surreal that next weekend, on Saturday, The Shadow will be available for purchase. It could be in your hands in one week’s time. In e-book or paperback, The Shadow will be selling from most bookstores, predominantly Amazon and other online stores in whatever country you happen to live. And all I can say right now is… happy reading everyone. But, wait, there’s more I want to tell you.

 

 NEWSFLASH!!!    NEWSFLASH!!!

For all of you Spanish readers, I have wonderful news. I recently made an arrangement with an awesome Spanish translator who will begin working on translating The Shadow into Spanish beginning this coming April. I will keep you informed of her progress, but all going well, the Spanish translation of Guardians Four, The Shadow, could be available late in 2018 or thereabouts.

I’m still looking for translators in other countries  too, where The Guardians of Time books have become well-loved. Some of these countries include Germany, Turkey, Poland, Finland, Russia and of course the Czech Republic. Drop me a message  if you are a professional translator and native to one of these countries. Email is best for me: marianne.curley7@gmail.com.

Speaking of people I’m looking for, if you are a Blogger  who has also read the Guardians of Time Books 1, 2 and 3, and would like to review The Shadow, you can now go to NetGalley and download an e-book edition in exchange for an honest review. If you have any problems finding The Shadow on NetGalley, email me privately for a direct link.

Plenty more to come in the final days of this countdown, so stay tuned.

Black Bearded Iris

 

English Conversations

Hi everyone

Today, while chatting with my very smart neighbour, English teacher and writer, Mark White, he showed me his website called English Conversations, where he and friend Aaron Campbell run lessons on how to write, speak and read English. This site is definitely worth a visit if you want to improve your skills, no matter your level or ability. English Conversations has been running for fifteen years, and the lessons are easy to understand, easy to follow, interesting, quite unique and have audio. You will find a wide variety and number of individual lessons, as well as interactive stories and pod casts.

English Conversations’ philosophy is like this:

“We believe strongly that education is the key to a healthy, thriving society. In the long term, a society that provides free knowledge will be able to solve all its problems. A society that limits the free flow of knowledge, however, places internal divisions on itself and thus hampers human growth.

Human knowledge is stored and transmitted in human language. This means that language is a key to understanding, and in order to act wisely we need to understand our situation and our neighbours first. Understanding is the key and because of this, language learning, in many ways, must be the basis of an educational system.

That goes for every language. We should all try to master other languages, not just English, in order to expand our outlook. Language is not just a means of communication. It is also the framework upon which we build our ideas; the operating system we use when we think.”

English Conversations