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October 18, 2017

Read My Mind Winter issue 2017 is out now!

These days, thanks to social media making friends and connecting with people from across the globe has become easy. But building friendships based on 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. Our experience in 2017 has been mostly positive.

We started this magazine in spring 2017 with seven international authors/bloggers from across the globe as a sign of unity despite distance, different time zones and continents, age, mother language, level of education, lifestyle, and life stories. However, four authors are no longer part of the Read My Mind Team. Unfortunately, it is not everyone’s cup of tea to be fully engaged and committed to such a time-consuming project, for which we have full understanding. People come and go. That’s the hard reality of life! We read a quote somewhere recently and it said: “Be willing to walk alone. Many who started with you won’t finish with you!”

I have to say working on Read My Mind made me learn a lot about myself. I will never understand why kindness and generosity backfires on one in a hurtful way, when you least expect it and that’s fine. I won’t change my trustworthy, honest and supportive way, because that’s who I am.

The most important lesson I learned in the making of each issue has been to stay truthful to myself, my values and my beliefs regardless of the consequences. I also learned not to care about jealousy. Instead, I have full compassion for people with lack of self-confidence, who throw rocks at things that shine.  A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms.

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!”

I began with blogging in 2016 to mainly promote my books. But because of my wide field of interest in music, movies, and politics, my blog posts became more and more popular.

With up to 15,000 blog visitors monthly on LilyAmis.blogspot.com from across the globe, it would be crazy not to continue my blogger magazine. Since March 2017 we had over 150,000 Read My Mind readers as well. As the magazine title says “Read MY Mind”. So I will continue to write about all kinds of topics like I did on my blog and from time to time we will feature guest writers/bloggers in 2018.


We are already working on the spring 2018 issue with brand new and exciting columns. Of course, we like to use this opportunity and thank the four former team members for their contribution in the first and second issue. And we like to thank those who are still on board. You and your work are much appreciated. We would also like to thank our interview partners in 2017. Keep up the great work and best of luck with your future projects. But our biggest Thank you goes to our readers. Please spread your love and make sure that everyone knows about “Read My Mind” and our future issues. We hope to be able to offer you more exciting, entertaining, educating and inspiring articles in 2018. Enjoy the read and have a blessed Christmas with your loved ones. See you in 2018! 



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, the United Kingdom, and Canada and you want to produce audiobooks? Well, I have found the solution for you. I have produced my first two audiobooks in summer 2017 and will share my experience with a very helpful step-by-step guideline.

Listen to my two audiobook samples on Soundcloud.com that will be soon available in all download stores.




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 inspiring 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.  



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 us. 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!  




 
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 Summer issue 2017 is out now!

 

Read My Mind the Free Blogger Magazine is out 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.
 

The IDEA BEHIND THE Title “Read my Mind” and The Magazine Cover

Our mind is the most personal and private treasure we have. We all have opinions and thoughts based on our life’s experiences. People see us and hear us talk, but they don’t always know what we really think or what we really feel!

And yet here we are naming our magazine, “Read My Mind”. Why? Because, we are here to share our honest and most personal thoughts, experiences, and knowledge with our readers.

The human mind is the body’s hard disk. The human’s heart is the body’s electricity. Unfortunately, most humans take everything for granted. But, think about all the knowledge we treasure in our minds. Day by day we are overdosed with some useful, but mostly useless, information. We don’t even realize how much information collects in our brain. And we wonder why sometimes we don’t remember something. Other times we are surprised about our remarkable ability to find answers or remember stuff that we haven’t thought about for years!

Our mind is what makes us who we are. Our mind is what makes us achieve our goals, wishes, and dreams! Our mind is the key to almost everything in life. If we are honest with our mind and our heart - which is not always easy - nothing and, I mean nothing and no-one, can stop us from our personal missions.

None of us is perfect. We all have our strengths and weakness. I remember during school time I had a horrible teacher. He made my life a living hell, simply because he hated foreigners! Because of him I felt useless and thought I was the most stupid person on the planet. It took years, a new school, new teachers, and my Mum’s incredible love and support until I finally realized that I’m not stupid. I’m not useless. I do have my talents. I may not be a genius in math, but I have a talent for art and writing. So what I’m trying to say is: We all should train our minds to focus on our strengths and our passions and not torture our minds with our weakness or things that we don’t like. We shouldn’t listen to other people’s opinions and let them brainwash our minds with negativity. The sooner we learn who we are and what we are good at, the sooner we find the right road to drive. Many of us have lost precious life time, in our twenties or even thirties, because of life’s circumstances and expectations by society. But, it is never too late to turn onto the right direction.

At the end of the day, we all know that nothing is permanent. And the only thing that really matters is that we have peace of mind. You cannot please everyone and you know what? You shouldn’t even try. The only person who you should please is you!

The reason why I chose a globe on the Cover was for two reasons.

Firstly, because our blogger team is international. We live in different continents and time zones and yet we are still connected and in daily contact. I know more about my blogger team than about my neighbor, who’s lived next door for almost ten years. That’s the irony but also the miracle of our decade.

The second reason I chose the globe, is because life on Earth will go on, with or without us. The world was here before us and the world will be here after us. So, we shouldn’t take anything or anyone too seriously and let meaningless issues toy with our peace of mind and peace of soul. Beauty, youth, fame, fortune, and power will fade. The only thing that stays forever is what we do with our time, what we create with our minds, hearts, and souls. The legacy of creativity, with our talents, whether it is in art, writing, music, or entertainment, these are the really precious and timeless treasures that matter!


  

May 22, 2017

Teddy & Lily is out now!


"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 come 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”.
Meanwhile, this lovely story is available in German, Italian and Spanish. Find all the links for the book in print and the ebooks on my website www.LilyAmis.com


Blog Review for "Teddy & Lily" by Author & Blogger Carol Ann Kauffman

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! 










 

May 10, 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 04, 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?

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

Aoife on Socialmedia
Amazon Author Page
Goodreads
Blog
Pinterest
Youtube Channel


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)


 
 
 
 
 

April 20, 2017

Meet American Author Miranda Brock

 
Today I like you to meet Miranda Brock, American Author of the novel SOULSDISCOVERED”. From an early age Miranda Brock has always loved fantasy and adventure everything. Since she doesn't live in a world of enchanting powers, mythical beasts, and things unbelievable she has decided to write about them. Born in southern Illinois, where she still resides with her husband and two children, she grew up running through the woods, playing in creeks, and riding horses.
 
What started out as writing poetry grew into short stories and eventually led to her first novel Souls Discovered. Miranda lives in the country where she finds inspiration in the simplicity and beauty around her. With the help of coffee and good music she writes whenever she gets a chance
 
Author name: Miranda Brock
Genres: Fantasy, YA, Paranormal
Country: United States
 
Spin away with young Autumn as she finds a seemingly innocuous gold necklace on her family's farm and inadvertently uncovers her destiny as The Keeper. Autumn's discovery of the necklace activates the 'Window' and alerts both good and evil forces to her whereabouts. Autumn's life is changed forever when she loses her family, but is saved from the brutal attack of enigmatic enemies called Dehmons.
 
Seven Searchers who have awaited her arrival come to her aid, save her life and eventually convince her of their mutual destiny. Unbreakable bonds of friendship and love are formed between Keeper and Searchers, and this bond unlocks power to search out and kill the dead-eyed evil Dehmon souls.

Miranda when did you first start writing?
I first started to seriously get into writing when I was around twelve. I started writing poetry and it evolved from there. I took a creative writing elective in high school and that really boosted my passion for writing.

Was being a writer something you always aspired to be?
I've always enjoyed reading and writing but having a writing career wasn't something I seriously considered until after college. I love horses and studied equine science in college. I wanted to get into equine genetics but writing was something I always came back to. Writing was something I was  doing and going back constantly so eventually I figured since it was something I loved so much I may as well go for it.
 
What would you like to achieve as an Author?
I would love to write books that people remember, books that impact their lives. I want my books to be an escape. It's one reason I love fantasy. If I can take someone to a different world, even for a little while, then this while thing is worth it.
 
What is your best advice based on your own experiences so far to other Authors?
Support your fellow authors. I've found that most of the time if you help someone out, they'll help you back. Especially in the indie community of authors. We're all in this together so supporting others supports you, as well.
 
What genres do you read and review to support your fellow Authors?
Fantasy, and it's sub-genres, are my favorite. I also really enjoy science fiction and the occasional romance.

A quote by you or your Life motto?
"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."- Ralph Waldo Emerson. I have so many favorites but this one really speaks to me. I'm the kind of person that likes to try things in my own way, which is one reason I self-published. Everyone was always telling me I needed to find an agent and a publisher and I thought Nope, I'm going to try this my way.

Thank you very much Miranda. 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

 
Miranda Social Media Contacts