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Excerpt from Dia de Muertos (Sula); Recipe for Sugar Skulls (Calaveritas)

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Calaveritas de azúcar, junto con los juguetes, se dejan en los altares para los niños que han pasado. Las calaveritas de azúcar no se usan como símbolo mórbido, sino como un recordatorio caprichoso de la ciclicidad de la vida, por lo que están decoradas con colores vivos. Las calaveritas de azúcar representan un alma difunta, tienen el nombre escrito en la frente y se colocan en el hogar de la ofrenda o la lápida para honrar el regreso de un espíritu en particular. El arte de las calaveritas de azúcar refleja el estilo del arte popular—grandes sonrisas felices, glaseado colorido y adornos brillantes. ¿Le gustaría saber cómo hacer calaveritas? No son fáciles de hacer, y llevan mucho tiempo a preparar, pero el proceso es muy divertido y el producto vale la pena. Entonces, si esta listo para intentarlo, así es como se preparan:1. Primero, necesitará·polvo de merengue, compuesto deoalmidón de maízoclaras de huevo secasoazúcaroácido cítrico yoalgunos estabilizadores.·azúcar granulada·agua·

Introducing Joshua Shea, MSI Press Author

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Joshua Shea is a recovering pornography addict and the author ofThe Addiction Nobody Will Talk About: How I Let My Pornography Addiction Hurt People and Destroy Relationships. He has appeared on over 50 podcasts, television and radio shows. Prior to admitting his addiction, Joshua was a prominent magazine publisher, award-winning journalist, film festival founder and politician in central MaineHe is co-author ofHe’s a Porn Addict…Now What? and Porn and the Pandemic.

For more information about Joshua and his books, click HERE.

A Publisher's Conversations with Authors: Rights, Copyright -- Understanding What You Are Offering

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(photo by Frank Perez) It is Tuesday. Time to tall turkey. Monday's madness is over, and Wednesday will take us over the hump, so Tuesday it is--for some serious discussion with authors. Tuesday talks mean to address authors in waiting and self-published authors who would like to go a more traditional route or who would at least like to take their steps with a publisher by their side.Today's topic is about an important understanding that many new authors do not have and that can make a huge difference in the long-term value of their book to them. What is the difference between copyright and rights? Sell the wrong thing, and you lose control over your book.Here is the difference and the importance and implications:- Copyright is what protects your book as being your work and your legal property. Selling the copyright (never do that--if a publisher asks to purchase copyright, run in the other direction) takes your work away from your permanently. While you may have written it now…

MSI Press's Hidden Recipe Books

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You would be surprised where you might find some unique -- and tasty -- recipes. Some of more interesting books have some special recipes tucked inside them. See, for example...

Dia de Muertos. Ever wonder how to make some of those yummy Day of the Dead treats? Sula has the recipes for you!



Syrian Folktales. Muna has included more than a folktale from each region of Syria; she has also included recipes from each region of Syria. Maybe this is one of the reasons that this is one of our best-selling books.



Girl, You Got This!
-- you might be surprised -- contains healthy recipes for mothers-to-be who are paying involved in fitness activities.




HOWEVER, unlike Amazon's stubborn classification of The Optimistic Food Addict as a cookbook, it is anything but. Dr. Fisanick, the author, shares personal stories of coping with overeating and provides much self-help and guidance to readers. There is not one recipe there! (Seek instead, recipes in the books listed above.) But, should be interested…

Excerpt from Dia de Muertos (Sula): The Differences between Halloween and Day of the Dead

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¿Cuál es la diferencia entre
El
Día de Muertos y Halloween?
Halloween no es parte del Día de Muertos, aunque el período y algunos símbolos son los mismos o similares. Hay siete diferencias principales. 1El Día de Muertos dura 3 días, mientras que Halloween dura solo un dia.2Aunque los católicos generalmente celebran el Día de Muertos y Halloween, el Día de Muertos es una fiesta sagrada, mientras que Halloween es una fiesta secular.3El Día de Muertos es una oportunidad para celebrar la vida y recordar, un día para reunirse con los familiares. El significado del Día de Muertos influye en las actividades. Ese significado se ha mantenido fiel a sus orígenes; no se ha perdido con el transcurre del tiempo.Halloween llega en la víspera del Día de Todos los Santos, y antiguamente se llamaba en inglés Hallow’s Eve (la víspera santificada). Siglos atrás, los celtas pensaban que esa noche las almas de los muertos volvían para dañar los cultivos y hacer otras cosas nefastas. Hoy en día, no existe…

MSI Press Author, Sula Parish Cat at Old Mission, Has a New Facebook Page Picture -- and It Is Very Nice

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Thanks to photographer, Stacey Jewel, Sula, Parish Cat at Old Mission, has a fresh new picture (above) You can friend Sula on Facebook HEREYou will be joining hundreds of others who love Sula. She has had people from all over the USA come to California to meet her!For more posts about Sula and her books, click HERE.