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Anne-Rae Vasquez

I write. I film. I blog. I watch Fringe and Turkish soap operas

Deadly avalanche slams into ski resort in central Italy A deadly avalanche slammed into a luxury ski resort hotel in central Italy on Wednesday January 18, 2017. Reports say that 4 earthquakes with magnitudes over 5 had shaken the region earlier possibly triggering the avalanche. Guests at the hotel had been waiting in the lobby for the road to be opened so that they could evacuate the area when the avalanche hit. The snow hit the hotel so hard, officials say that {Read More}

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Posted: January 22, 2017, 7:24 pm

James Corden (Late Late Show) and Jim Parsons (Big Bang Theory) do a low key but hilarious parody of Kansas official music video Dust in the Wind. Watching the parody brought me to tears so I had to write about it for Blasting News. Hysterically funny in a serious way James Corden’s singing talents are highlighted in a 70’s hit music parody of Kansas’ “Dust in the Wind.” The music video is simplistic with the four band members on the {Read More}

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Posted: January 8, 2017, 4:09 am

Brazil’s Greek ambassador murdered by his wife and her lover in tragic soap opera The facts of this story sound like they were lifted from a synopsis from a sordid Brazilian soap opera telenovela. Unfortunately, this really happened. The Greek Ambassador to Brazil had been reported missing by his wife on Monday, December 26, 2016. Three days later, a burnt-out rental car was found with a charred body inside. The car had been rented to the Greek Ambassador. The next {Read More}

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Posted: December 31, 2016, 8:15 am

 There have been numerous requests from fans of the Among Us Trilogy for the final installation Reveal, book 3. I am so grateful for your patience. The truth is that life’s day-to-day, family and work has put a huge dent on my writing time. However, the good news is that book 3 Reveal is 50% complete. For those of you who are eager to read it in the current state (ie. has not gone to the final editorial process), I {Read More}

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Posted: September 3, 2016, 9:00 pm

Space Oddity – Astronaut cover of David Bowie’s song on the International Space Station is now a tribute Creativity, uniqueness and boldness are words that come to mind when I think of David Bowie. He was a charismatic singer, songwriter and actor and this is my small tribute to him and his work. Creativity, uniqueness and boldness can also be said for a Canadian astronaut who turned Bowie’s song Space Oddity into a poignant music video bringing Bowie’s lyrics and {Read More}

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Posted: January 18, 2016, 6:55 pm

Top Amazon books of 2015 | Top Youtube Videos of 2015 My developmental editor and I had so much fun making our latest vlog. We talked about our Top books and Youtube videos of the year.  I hope you enjoy it as much as we did making it. Vlog: Josefina’s Top 5 Amazon books of 2015 (well more like top 7)  and Anne-Rae’s Top 5 Youtube videos of 2015 (okay, top 6) Behind the Scenes VLog Fiction Frenzy TV: In Season {Read More}

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Posted: November 30, 2015, 6:43 am

Supernatural author vlog parody Fiction Frenzy TV A fact about Josefina, my developmental editor. She really truly believes in supernatural things. She loves celebrating Hallowe’en and goes out of her way to decorate for the event. We had so much fun making this author VLog parody for our show Fiction Frenzy TV. I hope you enjoy it. 🙂 ————– Video Author Vlog Parody: Anne-Rae tries to explain to Josefina that supernatural entities are not real. Josefina’s not so sure about {Read More}

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Posted: November 20, 2015, 6:40 pm

A day in life vlog Take a peek at what I did this summer with my family in my latest vlog. A Day in my Life vlog series Fiction Frenzy TV funny vlog: In Season 2 episode 30, I spent time at the lake, the beach, baked and ate lots of great food with her family and friends. Spending quality time with your family and friends is important.   Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/user/fictionfrenzytv?sub_confirmation=1 I know I’m behind in finishing Reveal book 3 of the Among Us Trilogy. {Read More}

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Posted: September 21, 2015, 7:29 pm

Kara Para Aşk – Black Money Love English Subtitles starring Engin Akurek and Tuba Buyukustun It’s been a while since I’ve shared links to my favourite Turkish soap operas.  The one I’m watching now is called Kara para ask “Black Money Love”.  I’m watching it dubbed in Arabic, however, I’ve found some episodes with English Subtitles. You’ll need to be a member and login to view this page as these are hosted on another person’s video site. Here is a {Read More}

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Posted: July 23, 2015, 4:18 pm

Digital Journal review I am Titanium An action packed fantasy thriller with an underlying commentary on social issues of today in John Patrick Kennedy’s latest novel “I am Titanium”. I am Titanium weaves fantasy and reality by creating an explosive story where powerful spiritual beings from different astral planes connect with humans on Earth for purposes unknown. Kennedy’s writing style is graphic and visually intense. Kennedy describes the unbelievable with a sense of reality, cleverly mixing in the dark side {Read More}

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Posted: July 15, 2015, 10:56 pm

NAB 2015 filmmaker tech conference Just got back from NAB 2015 in Las Vegas. It was a fun experience meeting other filmmakers and creative people of like mind and seeing the newly released film making gear.  My DP Joseph Khalil and I had the opportunity to interview Dan May from Blackmagic Design about the latest cinematic cameras.  We also interviewed an indie filmmaker Meredythe Dee Winter about her award winning TV Series She Rocks the Planet! Read the article on {Read More}

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Posted: April 19, 2015, 9:48 pm

Birthday Dance for the first anniversary of Fiction Frenzy TV The first year anniversary of my show Fiction Frenzy TV was a hoot. I had such a blast making videos with my Fiction Frenzy TV team, fans, authors and friends to celebrate our birthday episode and to mark the start of Season 2. I was overwhelmed by everyone’s enthusiasm and support. Really, it is beyond words for me to describe how grateful and honored I am to have such great {Read More}

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Posted: March 26, 2015, 5:50 pm

a book doula – confession: how my developmental editor journeyed with me through the writing process I can’t believe how time has sped past us. It seems like yesterday when I was scribbling away a storyline for the Among Us Trilogy. I can even remember how nervous I was to ask Josefina if she’d even consider being my developmental editor. She’s a hard sell, if you know what I mean. But my nerves eased once I began rambling about my {Read More}

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Posted: January 9, 2015, 10:36 pm

UBC ELI’s Doctors without Borders Fundraiser to fight against Ebola   In this episode of Fiction Frenzy TV, Anne-Rae and her developmental editor Josefina, participated in a book signing event at the UBC English Language Institute’s Fair Fair Fundraiser.  The event was to help raise awareness and funds for Doctors without Borders / Medecins Sans Frontieres campaign to help Ebola victims and eradicate the disease. Sylvia Ozbalt, Head Instructor Short Programs, organized the event with other instructors and students. Vendor {Read More}

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Posted: November 30, 2014, 5:58 pm

News: Book Releases & GoodReads Giveaway Among Us Trilogy The past year has been a whirlwind of achievements for me, the most recent being that RESIST, book 2 of the Among Us Trilogy is now available on Amazon in paperback! The Kindle version is set to be released on November 24th for those who have pre-ordered. To mark the event, I’m doing a GoodReads Giveaway of a paperback copy of RESIST. Goodreads Book Giveaway Resist by Anne-Rae Vasquez Giveaway ends {Read More}

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Posted: November 8, 2014, 8:01 pm

Anne-Rae Vasquez interviews UBC President Arvind Gupta In this episode of Fiction Frenzy TV, Anne-Rae Vasquez interviews Dr. Arvind Gupta, the 13th President and Vice-chancellor of the University of British Columbia (UBC) on behalf of Digital Journal via Fiction Frenzy TV. Professor Gupta talks about how he is using social media to connect with students and to understand the challenges they face. He believes that technology will help teaching and learning by  shrinking the world with the Flexible Learning Initiative {Read More}

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Posted: September 25, 2014, 9:02 pm

Stunned to strike Gold in Readers’ Favorite Book Awards 2014 What can I say? I was so honored when I found out that Doubt was chosen as a finalist in three categories. I honestly didn’t hold my breath to win anything further because there were so many wonderful books in the running.  I was invited to participate in the Facebook 2014 Finalists group and enjoyed reading  the posts and sharing tips about writing.  I almost forgot how I became involved {Read More}

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Posted: September 1, 2014, 6:54 am

Read my article on Digital Journal about my show Fiction Frenzy TV’s “Don’t trust clones or cousins” and Freemasons   Thrilled that Digital Journal featured my article on their Entertainment main page It’s not easy to get on the Entertainment main page of Digital Journal. There are so many articles written about famous people that indie artists seem to not be showcased on the main content pages. Usually if the story doesn’t pick up interest in the first few hours, {Read More}

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Posted: August 4, 2014, 10:06 pm

Readers’ Favorite Book Award 2014 Finalist, Doubt – Among Us Trilogy I am truly honoured to have been awarded a Finalist in three categories in Readers’ Favorite Book Award 2014. It’s because of the  wonderful readers, reviewers and bloggers who “got” the message behind ‘Doubt’. And to those who believed in me and the Among Us Trilogy…Thank you. Thank you. Thank you… a thousand times..thanks to you. Finalist in THREE CATEGORIES – Readers’ Favorite Book Award 2014  

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Posted: August 3, 2014, 7:18 am

Big Night movie inspires Italian cooking – Timpano Thanks to Netflix, we were able to kick back last night and watch a wonderful classic movie Big Night starring Tony Shalhoub as Primo and Stanley Tucci as Secondo.  The Italian drama, the colourful food, the fantastic characters and great acting made it such a fun-filled evening for us. For those of you who are too young to know this movie, here’s the synopsis from IMDB: “A failing Italian restaurant run by {Read More}

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Posted: June 30, 2014, 4:02 am