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).
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The creation of Little Nani and her World.
Lots of people ask me about how Little Nani was created. Well, she is a lot a reflection of myself, and I have already said in other blogs that her name is the nickname that the girls I was looking after in London gave me, due to my small size. But what about her world? How did I create the background for her adventures?
Well, Little Nani is a happy, positive, vitalist, and a bit naughty girl who lives with a horse and two ostrichres. Then, I thought that it would be perfect if she lived in the middle of the country rather than in a town or city. Her exuberant personality goes well with that kind of setting, since she has plenty of space for running, jumping, dancing, and doing all the silly things she likes doing.
But someone can say… “If Little Nani lives in the middle of the country, how can she meet people?” Well, I made her house be close to a town (where she will meet some extraordinary people), surrounded by cornfields, and next to a forest with a river. Both the cornfields and the forest are inhabited by amazing creatures that will bump into Little Nani at certain moments, creating hilarious, funny, and absurd situations.
So the creation of Little Nani’s world was kind of easy, since I just wanted something to reflect her personality: wild like the forest, easy-going like the river, playful like the cornfields, and friendly like towns can be. It just wouldn’t make any sense to make her live her adventures in a different setting. And every setting is created at the same time I am writing the story, without previous thoughts; it is as if the story or the situation I am creating ask me for a certain setting to happen.
Little Nani and her world may seem crazy, but together they make a lot of sense and contribute to the better enjoyment of the stories. Please, everybody, check the stories out and let me know.
Thanks, McSwain and Beck, for hosting me today!
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