At The Local Library

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I am rediscovering the wonderful resource called the library. In the midst of information and content being delivered and accessed digitally, it is refreshing to sit down in a place dedicated to literature and read a book. I just started Holes by Louis Sachar.

#Fiction Highlight on Backspaces

I reread a quote from Ray Bradbury, “You must write every single day of your life… You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads… may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.”

I’m trying to do just that. Thanks Dani Salvadori, curator of #fiction on Backspaces, for the highlight of my micro-story. Is that a new niche? Micro-stories? I believe so.

My book in hard cover!

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I finally got my first published children’s book in the mail. It’s currently sold as an eBook download or printed book on Blurb.com.

Read more about it on Backspaces (@joe_montoya) and the Violen Project page of my site. 

My first published book


My first published book is a children’s book titled Violen. It started off as an entry in a journal in 1999. Finally, got a hard cover book today. Ahhh… that new book smell… The book is currently sold at the Blurb store at http://store.blurb.com/ebooks/388325-violen

You can also click on the Violen Project tab of my blog to read more.

Telling Stories on Backspaces


Backspaces is an awesome app that lets its users tell stories with pictures and words. All on mobile of course (iOS and Android devices, I think.) Users also can share on the web, and I am on backspac.es/joe_montoya ::  Simple concept. Excellent execution. Well done creators of Backspaces.

eBook Published

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It’s almost 4am in the morning, but I published Violen! My first published book. Here’s the link to the Blurb online store, and the eBook download $1.99. Check it out! You can’t even buy 2 overpriced mocha lattes for that price. It’s well worth the buy. Believe me… I read it a million times already! http://store.blurb.com/ebooks/388325-violen I am working on getting the eBook sold on iTunes and will give hard book prices very soon.