We’re thrilled to welcome Cinta Garcia de la Rosa to Ravens Retreat. *dusts off chairs and fetches lactose free treats* The Funny Adventures of Little Nani have been given a facelift and Little Nani is ready to meet some people, so come and say hello. There’s giveaway at the end and in keeping with Little Nani’s ostrich friends, Cinta tells us about the time she encountered some ostriches.
BLOG TOUR – LITTLE NANI REVISITED
Thank you for visiting this wonderful blog today so you can know a bit more about Little Nani, her stories, her world, and her author. OK, her author is not as interesting as Little Nani, but what can we do? They go hand in hand, so please bear with her.
Why are we here today? Because Little Nani is suffering a series of changes. “The Funny Adventures of Little Nani” was published for the first time last September 2012, both in print and in ebook form, on Amazon and Createspace. However, along the months, I started feeling less enthusiastic about my book, thinking that the cover was dull and boring, and also thinking that the stories could be improved, maybe going through some extra editing and proofing. So that’s what I did, and now I am much happier about the result and I trust that I will start getting many more sales. Why? Because I will make the books available not only on Amazon and Createspace, but also on Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, and Feed-A-Read.
There will be also many different options to buy the books. Do you want to buy the whole set of stories? You can do it. Do you want to buy just some stories, the ones you think you would like? You can do it too, since I will publish the stories individually on Smashwords. So you see, different options to match different customers, different readers.
Once all this is settled and the books are republished on all those retailers, I will start to do the same process with the second book in the Little Nani series, which will be available next Fall.
Follow the whole blog tour since I will be announcing all the news in the different blogs!
Little Nani is a little girl who likes helping people. However, when she helps people the results can be a bit unexpected. Why is that? Little Nani is a witch! Or at least she wants to be a witch. With her magic wand, she will try to cast different spells to help her friends, but she won’t be successful all the time.
Follow Little Nani in her funny adventures and meet her extraordinary friends. Funny ostriches, horses that love reading, super-fast turtles, grumpy zombies… Little Nani has lots of friends! You can also draw your own characters!
Little Nani is willing to become a good witch. Will she manage to do it? Who knows? Read the stories and discover what happens next!
Cinta Garcia de la Rosa is a Spanish writer who has loved the written word since he discovered she was able to read books at age 5. Since then, she has become a bookworm and reads around 100 books every year. She also writes, every day, compulsively, even in the middle of the night. You cannot control when inspiration hits you, can you? She writes in English because she is convinced that in a previous life she was British, so writing in English feels more natural to her than writing in her native language. Yes, she is crazy like that. Cinta Garcia is the author of “The Funny Adventures of Little Nani”, a collection of short stories for children, and “A Foreigner in London”, a short story published on Smashwords. She is a member of Independent Authors International (iAi).
I want to share with you a funny story that involves ostriches. And no, it’s not a story made up with me. This is a true story, one that happened to me many years ago.
When I was 15 I loved going for long walks in the country with my best friend, Mari, who was 20 at that time. We also met every weekend to go to a local pub and have fun, drinking soft drinks and playing board games. The owner of the pub asked us one day if we wanted to buy an ostrich egg. Since he was always joking, we thought it was one more of his jokes. He said, “Oh, you don’t believe me? Wait and see!” Then he disappeared behind the bar and, when he came back, he was holding a massive egg in his hands. We were very surprised, but we still thought that it was a fake egg.
By that time, everybody in the pub was around us, looking intrigued at the egg. Since lots of people were skeptic about the authenticity of the egg, he took a bucket and broke the egg. It was a real ostrich egg! So people started being more interested in those ostrich eggs and asked him where he got them. He said he had an ostriches’ farm, but nobody believed him. We laughed a lot about that and then we left the pub and went back home.
Some days later, Mari and I decided to go for a long walk in the country. We started walking and after 30 minutes we reached an area where some people have kind of farms: they have pigs, goats, sheep, cows, chickens,… We were walking and hearing all kind of animal sounds, until we heard something that we didn’t recognise. The sound was coming from a kind of garage behind a fence. We got curious and got closer to the fence, but we couldn’t see anything. While we were absent-mindedly trying to see what was inside the garage, we heard that same noise right next to us and we jumped of surprise!
Then we saw what had scared us… It was an ostrich! And because of the noise, the rest of them came out of the garage. It was true! The owner of the pub had an ostriches’ farm! We laughed a lot and we never, ever, doubted any single thing that the owner of that pub may tell us, no matter how strange it would sound.
Thanks, Cat and Lynx, for hosting me today!
Don’t forget to leave a comment, so you can enter the giveaway for the opportunity to win a signed copy of “The Funny Adventures of Little Nani”. If you leave comments in several blogs during the tour, you will get an entry for each comment. So don’t hesitate to comment!
LINKS TO THE BOOKS.
Blogs: http://cintascorner.wordpress.com/ // http://icantstopreadingblog.com/ //