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December 02, 2017

THANK YOU!

 
 
These days, thanks to social media making friends and connecting with people from across the globe has become easy. But building friendships based on trust, honesty, loyalty, integrity and respect is the challenging part. Like in every relationship honesty, trust, love, compassion and appreciation are required to cherish one another.
I have to say working on my Blogger magazine Read My Mind and other international projects this year made me learn a lot about myself. I have to admit that there were a few situations where my loyalty to myself was tested and I completely failed!!!  Perhaps because I will never understand why kindness, support and generosity backfires on one in a hurtful way, when you least expect it and from people who you least think of. Nevertheless I won’t change my trustworthy, honest and supportive way, because that’s who I am.
Although next time when I want to support unknown people (so called friends on social media) I will make sure that they are worth my time, my effort, my friendship and my loyalty. Despite the few setbacks and disappointments I have to thank those who came into my life and left for good. THANK YOU for being nothing but pretenders, two-faced, dishonest and disloyal. You, yes you inspire me for my next educational books for children and YA, where all my stories are about friendship, honesty, loyalty and trust. I have and I always will detest dishonesty and will be an advocate for kindness, respect and integrity as long as I live.  

Dishonesty is a disgraceful behaviour and an unforgiveable sin. As I always say you can fool yourself. You can fool people for a while but you can’t fool God! Let me use a quote from my book “Teddy & Lily, True Friendship is Unconditional Loyalty”: “Making friends is easy, but keeping friends is the difficult part. Friendship is like a flower. It needs daily love and care to blossom. If you forget to give it water, the flower dies. It’s as simple as that!”
Another true quote is: “Friendship is like a book. It takes a few seconds to burn it. But it takes years to write it!”
 
Anyway I’m already working on the spring issue 2018 with new and exciting columns and using my horrible experiences with dishonest people for new book projects that will be published in 2018. So again THANK YOU for educating me and reminding me of who I am and who I never want to be!  
I also like to use this opportunity and thank my blog readers. Please spread your love and make sure that everyone knows about Read My Mind Magazine and be assured that I will offer you more exciting, entertaining, educating and inspiring articles and books. Remember: Whatever you do always be honest and loyal to yourself. And don’t allow liars to fool you or use your trust, your time and your kindness! My last quote for today is: “Remember honesty is a very expensive gift. Don’t expect it from cheap people!"
 
See you in 2018!
Lily Amis

 

October 18, 2017

Read My Mind Winter issue 2017 is out now!

In the third and last issue of Read My Mind in 2017 we again have inspiring and educational articles for our readers. Are you an Author living outside of America, United Kingdom and Canada and you want to produce audio books?

Well I have found the solution for you. I have produced my first two audio books in summer 2017 and will share my experience with a very helpful step by step guideline.

Listen to my two audio book samples on Soundcloud.com that will be soon available in all download stores and as physical CD.

Our American RMM Columnist Rick Amitin is inspiring us with two lovely articles. Our British Columnist Annelisa Christensen is educating us once again with her interesting article “Warm hands, warm heart” about history. And our lovely American Columnist Bibiana Krall is taking us once again to a new destination. Our youngest Author and Columnist Trevor Pacelli is inspring us with a new movie review as well. There is so much to discover. Find out who won our Book Trailer contest and discover new and lovely books in different genres for your next read.  

The winter issue is now available in print and online on 11. NOVEMBER 2017
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Blogger Team and Columns:
The Inspirational Mind, The Educational Mind,
The mind-opening Mind & LilyWood: Lily Amis
The Historical Mind: Annelisa Christensen
The Travel of Mind: Bibiana Krall
The Empowering Mind: Rick Amitin
Trevor’s Mind on Hollywood: Trevor Pacelli
Magazine Editor: Lily Amis, Jill C Corley Services & the RMM Team







September 14, 2017

The Teddy Project

Sponsored by Read My Mind the Free Blogger Magazine


In September 2017 I saw a short documentary about a young boy named Campbell living in Australia and he inspired me to start The Teddy Project”.

As you may know, I have published a book early this year with the title Teddy & Lily, True Friendship is Unconditional Loyalty”. In August the multi-talented actor, singer and voice-over artist, Carl Lindquist, narrated “Teddy& Lily” for me. The audiobook will be soon available in all online retail stores and on CD via Amazon. You can listen to the sample here on SoundCloud.

Christmas is around the corner and I like to make giveaways with a print copy of “Teddy & Lily” along with the audiobook on CD for children in need. Especially for refugee kids, who are easily forgotten and sadly too often rejected, and for children in hospitals and with disabilities in special schools. 

 The Teddy Project is not going to be only active on Christmas but throughout the entire year. As you can guess, doing giveaways with printed books and pressed audiobooks on CD is costly. And that’s where you come in. You can help me in two ways. You may provide me with information about a child who’s hospitalized or in a refugee camp, or/and you may donate as much as you can to make it possible for me to cover the production and shipping cost.

Let us put a smile on children’s faces regardless of their life story and their home country. What we adults often forget is how important and priceless emotional support is to little children. And what is better and more heartwarming than a lovely and sweet book (based on a true story) that educates and inspires children and their parents?

Having said that, for now we focus on the following English-speaking countries because of shipping cost: United Kingdom, Ireland, Scotland, America, Canada, Australia, Sweden, The Netherland, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

If you have any questions, ideas or suggestions about how we can support as many children as possible, please don’t hesitate to contact. Please visit my website: www.LilyAmis.com

Every little bit helps! Thank you for your kindness. Thank you for your support. Thank you for your love!
Teddy & Lily and the Read My Mind Team




 
Join my conversation with American Author & Blogger Rick Amitin on his Online TV Show Rick On Life. We spoke about my memoir Destination:Freedom, the Read My Mind Blogger Magazine and the Teddy Charity project for children in need of emotional support.



July 12, 2017

Read My Mind the summer issue is out now!

 

Read My Mind the Free Blogger Magazine is back with its second issue in 2017!
Exciting and educational articles by the RMM Blogger team, inspiring interview partner and Free Read samples make the summer issue a fun read! Read about bad habits, the Pharma Industry, the meaning of summer in history, our five senses, the power of awareness in family and much more!  
 


 
Find out who won our BEST BOOK COVER CONTEST 2017 and meet the talented  British Movie Actor Kevin Leslie.
 
 
Read the summer issue Online
 
Order the summer issue in Print
Read the spring issue Online
Order the spring issue in Print



Read My Mind summer issue:

The Travel of Mind: Bibiana Krall
The Historical Mind: Annelisa Christensen

The Life of my Mind: Angel M.
The Empowering Mind: Rick Amitin
Trevor’s Mind on Hollywood: Trevor Pacelli
The Inspirational Mind, The Educational Mind, The mind-opening Mind & LilyWood: Lily Amis
Music Judges:
Welsh Singer James Kennedy
Swedish Singer Carl Lindquist
British Composer James Oldrini
Magazine Cover: nasSima design.com
Magazine Trailer: Bibiana Krall
Magazine Editor: Lily Amis
& the RMM Blogger Team


 


 
 
 

May 27, 2017

Lily Amis & Read My Mind on summer break!


 
Thank you for visiting the Lily Amis Blog! I like to inform you that I’m taking time off from blogging and Social media for the summer, while I’m working on new projects and preparing the summer issue of my blogger magazine Read My Mind. Meanwhile feel free to read the spring issue of Read My Mind.
Make sure that you are following us on Twitter @ReadMyMindMag and liking our FB page @ReadMyMindMagazine. If you haven’t signed up yet, here is the link to subscribe to Read My Minds Newsletter
 
FYI: Some of our contests will be extended until September 2017! The winners of the contests that end in June will be announced in our summer issue in August.  Please understand that we won’t respond to emails. Thank you!
If you are looking for short stories with a deep meaning on your summer break, please check out my latest books “Teddy & Lily” and “Birdy & Fishy” and the "Lily Amis Short Stories". All titles are available on Amazon and Smashwords.
Enjoy your summer! Try to be more productive and creative instead of spending precious life time on Socialmedia. Lots of love & best wishes, Lily Amis

May 21, 2017

"Teddy & Lily"

"Teddy & Lily - True Friendship is Unconditional Loyalty" is the perfect gift for your BFF"

 
About the book "Teddy & Lily"
 
Do you remember the first Teddy you ever got?
Do you remember the person who gave it to you?
 
Teddies symbolize love and friendship, in many cultures. It doesn’t matter how old you are and it doesn’t make a difference whether you’re a girl or a boy, a grown-up lady, or a man. Everybody loves Teddies, because they’re just so cute and cuddly.
As we get older, life changes. Relationships end and family and friends go their separate ways. All we are left with are the lovely memories we cherish in our heart. But the love for our favourite Teddy never changes. Teddies don’t leave us, like people do. They are loyal friends for life.

Who or what inspired me to write the, "Teddy & Lily" story?

If I had to answer this question with only two words: Two-faced people! I’m still working on the last part of my trilogy, “Definition of Love” and during the research and writing process, I looked back over the people who had came in and out of my life. I analyzed relationships with family members, friends, and working colleagues and came to one sad conclusion: Humans are regrettably the most unkind, ungrateful, dishonest, and disloyal of friends.

Just recently I was once again disappointed by a few humans, who only pretended to be nice until they got what they wanted. Lies and dishonesty are something that makes me sick to my stomach. What makes me more furious is when humans behave badly and disrespectfully but seriously think they got away with it, by fooling and pretending nothing ever happened.

That’s how I came up with the idea to write this book from Teddy’s point of view. The story is inspired by true events from my memoir “Destination: Freedom”.

Teddy & Lily Official Book Trailer

Blog Review for "Teddy & Lily" by Author & Blogger Carol Ann Kauffman
Goodreads reviews for Teddy & Lily - True Friendship is unconditional Loyalty

My Teddy Collection
This Illustrated book about love, friendship, and loyalty, with original pictures of “Teddy & Lily” and an item from “My Teddy Collection”, on Society6.com, are a wonderful gift for your BFF!
 
I hope you enjoy the story and find an article from the "My Teddy Collection" for your loved ones! Lots of Love, Lily xx

Copyright Pictures & Collection: www.nasSima-design.com


 

May 09, 2017

Meet American Author Tom Fallwell

Today I like you to meet American Author and Broadcaster Tom Fallwell. Having always had a fascination with fantasy world-building, even from early in his life, Tom wanted to create his own world filled with rich history. His Rangers of Laerean series does just that, painting a panoramic landscape that is both magical and deadly, in which to set the stories of his Rangers.

Tom lives in the greater Oklahoma City area, in America's homeland, and spends much of his time with watching movies, when not writing his latest work.

Check out his debut episode of Write On with Tom Fallwell featuring  Aaron-Michael Hall, a Book Review of Magnolia Secrets by Beth Hale, and a couple of Book Readings!

Author name: Tom Fallwell
Genres: Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA

 
 
In the epic conclusion to the Shadows Trilogy of the Rangers of Laerean series, much lore from the ancient past is learned, and the history of the ancient magical creatures known as the Mythica is discovered, while the shadow of the great Dragon Spirit, Narwyrm, looms over them all.
 

Tom thank you for taking the time to answer my questions. Please tell me when did you first start writing? Was being a writer something you always aspired to be?

I started writing professionally in 2014, after retiring from being a software developer. I had always wanted to tell stories, they were always floating around in my head, and after retiring I found the time to start writing them down. Now I can’t stop.

What would you like to achieve as an Author?
While it would be great to be a best-selling author, or to have the success that some do, my focus is simply on entertaining those the love the stories I tell. If someone tells me they loved one of my stories, I feel like a complete success.
 
What is your best advice based on your own experiences so far to other Authors?
Write because you love it, not to gain riches and popularity. Your attitude will be reflected in your work, so make sure you’re doing what you love. It will show.
 
What genres do you read and review to support your fellow Authors?
I prefer Fantasy and Sci-Fi type stories the most, but also enjoy many other genres. I have enjoyed Thrillers, Mysteries, Westerns and such, but Sci-Fi and Fantasy are what I enjoy the most.

 
A quote by you or your Life motto?
Well, there’s an old saying that I truly believe is honest words of wisdom. “What goes around, comes around.” If you want joy, give joy. If you want happiness, give happiness. It’s a solid and factual rule of the universe, and I know for a fact it works. The Bible calls it, “What you sow is what you reap.” I believe that to be an absolute truth.
Thank you very much Tom. It was my pleasure to have you on my blog. I hope many readers will discover your book. Keep up the great work and all the best. Lots of love, Lily
Connect with Tom on Socialmedia

 
A list of Toms published Book titles until today 2017
Dragon Rising
A Whisper in the Shadows
Where Shadows Fall
The Shadow of Narwyrm
 
Stories in anthologies
A Strong Tower (Awethology Light)
Stormguard: The Invisible War (SciFan Magazine – Series)
All Book Genres: Mystery
Who is favourite Author? Robert B Parker
What is your favourite Book and why? Promised Land by Robert B Parker because its structure, content and writing style match mine. After reading Promised Land I thought that I should write my own books
When did you first start writing? Was being a writer something you always aspired to be?
A teacher, Mr Hughes, asked me to write the school play. I've been writing ever since
Besides writing, what else do you enjoy doing? What are your Hobbies?
I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, listening to music, watching classic movies and archive TV, researching my family tree, and playing chess
What are your goals writing wise? What would you like to achieve as an Author?
My main goal is to keep on writing and constantly refine my craft. I would like to produce a series of books that my family are proud of, and gather a core of readers who enjoy spending time in Sam's world


May 03, 2017

Meet Award-winning Irish Author Aoife Marie Sheridan


Meet Irish fantasy and romance Author Aoife Marie Sheridan. She has loved reading from a very young age, starting off with mills and boon books given to by her grandmother. Her love for romances grew, by the age of 14 she had read hundreds of them.

Aoife has a passion for writing poetry or in her eyes her journal entries. It was something she did throughout her teens and into her twenties. Aoife won first place for two of her poems and had them published at a young age of just nineteen. Aoife's first book Eden Forest (Part one of the Saskia Trilogy) took first place with Writers Got Talent 2013. Aoife continues to write tales of fantasy and romance.
 
Author name: Aoife Marie Sheridan
Genres: Paranormal/Fantasy/Romance 
Country: Ireland 


Sarajane Anderson is your regular twenty one year old. With family, friends and a normal job. She also happens to be the only person who can save Saskia, a world parallel to earth.When Sarajane is taken to Saskia, she could never have imagined the reality of the world she steps into, a world where magical abilities are in everyone's possession.
She must face a father she never knew, a world that is beyond her belief. A guardian who captures her heart, and a darkness that wants to take it.On this journey Sarajane discovers her magical abilities and realizes they come with a price. Sarajane is truly tested, as her loved ones are put at risk.

The question she must ask herself is, how do you choose who lives and who dies?
Get your copy on Amazon today to find out!


Aoife tell me, when did you first start writing and was being a writer something you always aspired to be?
I started back in 2012 for a few different reasons. I always read but never thought about writing. I'm not sure where I had read it at the time but the saying "If you haven't found the book you want to read, than write it" so I did. :) It was also the year of experiencing death for the first time, so it helped me with my grief. 
 
What would you like to achieve as an Author?
Wow that is a loaded question. It's not just one thing, I would love to make a living from writing. To do it full time. To reach out to readers and help them along their own journey. To take someone away from their life for a few hours. To make people smile, cry, sigh, really to feel. I won't be so dramatic as to say to change lives, but it has been done before. Words are very powerful. 
 
What is your best advice based on your own experiences so far to other Authors?
Be kind to yourself, pace yourself and really enjoy it. 
 
What genres do you read and review to support your fellow Authors?
Paranormal, fantasy, romance, new adult and young adult. 
A quote by you or your Life motto? "Happiness is not a destination it's a way of life" 

Thank you very much Aoife. It was my pleasure to have you on my blog. I hope many readers will discover your books. Keep up the great work and all the best. Lots of love, Lily

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A list of ALL your published Book titles until today 2017
Eden Forest (Part one of the Saskia Trilogy)
City of Secrets (Part two of the Saskia Trilogy)
The Rise of the Queen (Part three of the Saskia Trilogy)
Bellona (Part 1.5 of the Saskia Trilogy) 
Hunters (Part one of the Demon Series)
Hunted (Part two of the Demon Series) - Coming in May
Eden Forest (Part one of the Saskia Trilogy)