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Mijn laatste 3 berichten:

Boekpresentatie zaterdag 1 september 2018 in Arnhem

28 december 2017 door Miranda van Gaalen
Boekpresentatie zaterdag 1 september 2018 in Arnhem

Boekpresentatie zaterdag 1 september 2018

Congratulations Jin

8 december 2017 door Miranda van Gaalen
Congratulations Jin

Congratulations Dr Jin Peh for publishing the second book in the Four Pillars series – Exploring Metal Charts. Available now on fengshuishop.com and amazon. Because it’s the third book I have edited I’m now considered a published editor. Jippie!

Publication update

8 december 2017 door Miranda van Gaalen
Publication update

Great news. In August/September 2018 my novel will be published! I’m pleased to announce that a Dutch author will write the preface and an international author will write an endorsement. There’s more! What and who will be revealed next year. I have a title and now I need a cover. There’s the sweet option, a [...]

Welcome to the city of redheads

4 november 2017 door Miranda van Gaalen
Welcome to the city of redheads

I’m published! Yes, yet different from what you’d expect. My face precedes my words and I’m available in print as of 3 november 2017. Who dare say we are on the brink of extinction? We have been around for centuries and long before that, and we will continue to thrive forever. We are a fiery [...]

Author’s Update

29 oktober 2017 door Miranda van Gaalen
Author’s Update

Still waiting for an agent to request my full manuscript. Yes, it amazes me too that I receive a reply within days of sending my query out, rather than having to wait for months. Times are changing! Funny that the rejection I receive inspires me, because my writing does stand out, however where can it [...]

Manuscript Novel

13 augustus 2017 door Miranda van Gaalen
Manuscript Novel

Mayhem. Chaos. Storyboards. Regrouping. Deleting. Improving. 25 Hours a day. Inspired by the Beaumaris Book Club and in the making since 2013, my novel is coming together beautifully. Dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s before sending it of for line-edits. The novel: Sky Beaumont moves overseas to find Kyle – the writer of cryptic [...]

This is what my manuscript looks like and it’s heavy too!

4 april 2017 door Miranda van Gaalen
This is what my manuscript looks like and it’s heavy too!

I’m amazed how much fun this creative process is and continues to be. Once printed as a book it will have more than 300 pages. But first things first, I’ll be sending it of for the second round of editing. I can only wonder how many rounds it will take before it’s shaped to perfection and will be worthy for your eyes too. In the mean time I will relax a bit before starting on the second novel. It’s easier than climbing a mountain.

Book I It’s a novel >80,000 words

16 juni 2016 door Miranda van Gaalen
Book I It’s a novel >80,000 words

It’s the spring of 1989 and Sky Beaumont moves from the Australian countryside to the Netherlands to study and to find Kyle, a mysterious post card writer. She arrives in a Calvinist society where capitalism and anarchy clash. Memories of her best friend offer her solace as she strikes up an unusual friendship.

Influenced greatly by her grandmother Helen Coppin, Sky’s convinced that all life is energy and she relies on universal principles to sculpt her life. When her ex-boyfriend Chris suddenly appears she discovers a cityscape with an underground labyrinth that somehow seems to be connected to Kyle. Will she find what she’s looking for?

It’s an atmospheric and inspiring novel about how the power of positive thinking can overcome any adversity.

The manuscript has been written, a bit of editing needs to be done and now I need to find an international publisher …

Four Pillars of Destiny: 4-Day course from 5 to 8 November 2015 in Amsterdam with Dr. Jin Peh

26 juni 2015 door Miranda van Gaalen
Four Pillars of Destiny: 4-Day course from 5 to 8 November 2015 in Amsterdam with Dr. Jin Peh

Four Pillars of Destiny: 4-Day course from 5 to 8 November 2015 in Amsterdam with Dr. Jin Peh. You will learn about BaZi or the Four Pillars of Destiny. The prerequisites are: (1) you are familiar with the Chinese characters of the ten Heavenly Stems and 12 Earthly Branches and (2) know how to construct a Four Pillars chart and the Luck Cycles.

Publication Four Pillars of Destiny Your Life Numbers and Hexagrams from the I Ching

19 februari 2015 door Miranda van Gaalen
Publication Four Pillars of Destiny Your Life Numbers and Hexagrams from the I Ching

It’s my great pleasure to announce the publication on the 6th of February 2015 of the first book I have edited: ‘Four Pillars of Destiny Your Life Numbers and Hexagrams from the I Ching’.