August 16, 2016

The Story behind Americas Royal Family!

It’s been now more than a year ever since I have committed myself fully to writing and book publishing. After years of dealing with Unemployment and senseless part-time jobs (despite high degrees in Web programing, Marketing & PR, and FOUR language skills) I decided in 2015 to combine my talents and become an Independent Author. Meanwhile, I have published eight books in different genres.

The most important ones are for sure my two memoirs. The first one “Destination: Freedom” is about my childhood and my experience as a war-refugee and the obstacles in my new adopted country Switzerland such as a forced-marriage. The second one is “Definition of Freedom”, the follow-up story with focus on topics such as discrimination, long-term-unemployment, bullying, emotional harassment and depression.

I couldn’t have promoted “Destination: Freedom” at a better time than in 2015 when the refugee crisis heated up in Europe. But to my surprise, I have had only limited interest in my honest story. The same with “Definition of Freedom”, where I openly write about important global topics. Even my children’s books “Angel of Hope & Lily” and “Little Lily” with colorful illustrations based on “Destination: Freedom” were not as successful as I had hoped.

That was the moment when I realized that our society is not open-minded or perhaps not intelligent or perhaps ready for honest and deep stories. But I want and need to make a living with my writing. Even if writing and publishing books about important topics don’t sell in this superficial, selfie, and botty-obsessed society.

Many times in the recent months I asked myself and my mum: What do you think do I have to do differently to get the reader’s attention? My mum ironically said put a picture of your butt on the cover. Maybe then people show interest towards your books! Maybe then you become a REAL-bestselling Author and not a "pretended" or "Want-to-be" like many Authors on Amazon. Not because of your story but more importantly because of the butt on your book cover. Of course, she was just joking and we both laughed about it!

But it comes to a point in your life where you have to leave your comfort zone, even if it means you are doing something that you would never ever do under normal circumstances! So I told myself what the hell! These days when I watch TV I see Asses everywhere and I ask myself “What the hell is going on?” We either hear tragic news about crime and terror or are forced to listen to the nonsense and rubbish of Donald Trump or watch naked bodies in music videos like these here that totally DISGUST me as a woman. I feel ashamed for those women who sell themselves so short! It is shameful, sad, tragic, humiliating, and insulting for all the educated and intelligent Women with brain!!!
I just don't get it! I don’t understand why talented female artists such as Christina Aguilera, Rihanna, Selena Gomez, and co. believe that they have to promote their music with nudity! If these undeniable talented and gorgeous ladies were talent-free, I would understand their desperate self-doubt and insecurity. But that’s obviously not the case!
So unfortunately thanks to these ladies and thanks to celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé, and of course Kim Kardashian we live in a superficial and botty-obsessed society. So if they do it despite their fame and fortune why shouldn’t I do it?  
I don’t exaggerate when I say that on a weekend in June the whole topic on German TV was the bott of female celebrities. Not their work, not their talent, but their butts! As if the world has no other concerns! So that’s how I came up with the idea for my Book Cover and the story itself. I was so pissed off about our superficial and stupid society that I ironically said: 

"You know what, damn it but these days if you want people’s attention you have to put an ASS on the cover, even if you’re talented!" So here we go, this is the Cover of my Illustrated Fiction bookAmericas Royal Family”.


If you ask yourself "WHO is America's Royal Family?", well my answer is: Read the book! Don't just like my tweets and Facebook post, support me as an Indie-Author and get the book! As much as I appreciate your Likes & RT, the hard reality is they don't pay my bills! :-) If Donald Trump with his fortune seriously asks people on his Website for money/donations, then I guess me an Independent Author asking Readers to buy my books is not too much to ask! 

Thank you for your support & God bless! Lily Amis

August 15, 2016

A wonderful 5 star review for Bon Voyage!

Bon Voyage: Monsieur Jac & Lily Travel to Europe by Lily Amis is a heartwarming and fascinating story that revolves around the travels of Monsieur Jac Couture and little Lily. Being a war refugee, Lily does not have a passport as yet and cannot leave her country. But Jac, Lily's super smart friend, the tiny snail, comes up with an excellent idea that sees Jac and Lily deciding to travel and discover the beauty of Europe, its historic cities, and sharing with readers the essence of each place they have visited in Europe.
They begin their trip in Italy and take readers to Austria, Hungary, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, and France, leaving them yearning to travel to Europe and also developing an interest in discovering new places. The book is interesting and exciting and makes readers want to explore new places. The illustrations are cute and give an idea of what to see in these historical cities.
It's a good bedtime storybook for parents and grandparents to read out to their kids and grandkids. The book can also be kept in school libraries as it makes good reference material and will instill a love for traveling among children. Readers also get to learn about the places of interest, the food, and the important landmarks in all the places they visit. The author also reiterates the presence of angels in her life and their protection, love, and care. The book is vibrant, charming, and filled with fun and excitement.

Just received this wonderful 5-star Review from Readers Favorite!



August 14, 2016

A massive “THANK YOU”

A massive “THANK YOU”
to all my Inspirational Interview personalities from 2016

My dear interview partners when I decided to do a series of “Q&A Interview with inspirational personalities” from Book, Music, Film and the Entertainment  Industry, I had absolutely no idea if I would actually find talented authors, musicians, actors, and artists who would agree to participate.
The idea for the series was born when the talented American Fiction Author Bibiana Krall @Bibiana1Krall asked me if I would read her book and write a review about it. As you can imagine for an Author getting reviews is extremely important and helpful. But when I read her book I was so fascinated and I had so many questions at her that I thought I have to do an interview with her to make her stand out for her hard work. So thank you for the inspiration dearest Bibiana. You are amazing!
Thankfully other talented personalities such as Author Trevor Pacelli @PacelliTrevor, Singer James Kennedy @jameskennedyUK, Singer James Sayer @jamesSayermusic, Actor Kevin Leslie @TheKevinLeslieAuthor Annelisa Christensen @Alpha_Annelisa. Actor Guy Potter @guypotter_ Author & Muscial Producer Wlliam Evans @wgevans, Childrensbook Author Jessica Snape @jsnapebooks, Artist Michael Alvarez @11_alv and Singer, Songwriter & Actor Carl Lindquist @Carl_Lindquist joined the ride and I hope you enjoyed the process as much as I did. It was a real pleasure to meet you. Without you guys, this journey would not have been so fun and successful.
I want to THANK EACH ONE OF YOU for being part of this exciting and inspiring journey with your honest, open, and personal answers. You are truly awesome! You not only inspired me and my blog visitors but also touched me and encouraged me to continue my work as a blogger & Author. God bless each one of you. I hope we stay in contact and you keep me posted with your work. With most of you, I'm regularly in contact and will be more than happy to feature your future projects. 

My best wishes for your personal and professional future. A big Hug & 1000 kisses. God bless you all. Lily Amis xxx

Here are some interesting facts about the “Q&A Interview with inspirational personalities” series from 2016.
How many personalities were featured in 2016: 11
How many Authors? 5
How many Musicians? 3
How many Actors? 3
How many Artists? 1
How many females? 4
How many males? 9
My inspirational personalities were from USA, UK, Wales, and Sweden
The longest interview was with:  Singer & Actor Carl Lindquist
The most challenging interview (for me) was with:  Author Annelisa Christensen

The most visited Interviews:
Check out my “TOP 10 List” on the right side of my blog. It changes from week to week. Until now the most visited ones have been my interviews with American Fiction Author Bibiana Krall and Welsh singer James Kennedy.
YOUR INTERVIEWS (in calendar order)
I don't know how you see it, but collecting your own interviews is a good thing. In a few years from now when you look at your answers, you will realize how you have changed or not and if your plans worked out the way you wished. :-)
So here is a list of all the interviews saved as pdf. You can download yours and of course interviews from other personalities if you want.

My Q&A Interview with Singer Carl Lindquist
My Q&A Interview with Artist Michael Alvarez
My Q&A Interview with Author Jessica Snape
My Q&A Interview with Author William Evans
My Q&A Interview with Actor Guy Potter
My Q&A Interview with Author Annelisa Christensen
My Q&A Interview with Actor Kevin Leslie
My Q&A Interview with Singer James Sayer
My Q&A Interview with Singer James Kennedy
My Q&A Interview with Author Trevor Pacelli
My Q&A Interview with Author Bibiana Krall
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