Relatos Sanadores. Entrega premios. Editorial Gotas de Luz.

Stories that heal

Relatos Sanadores – Editorial Gotas de Luz

“The dreams breakers” is a story I wrote. A boy dreams about what he will be when he grows up. But apparently, no job is good enough for those around him.

 

I sent this story to the Literary contest organized by Publisher Gotas de Luz and… my story won and has been included in the “Stories that heal” book (only in Spanish yet, sorry!).

Diploma Maria Jesus Gotas de Luz 2017 Relatos Sanadores

Diploma Maria Jesus Gotas de Luz 2017 Relatos Sanadores

This book includes a lot of wonderful stories for children and teenagers (from 10 years old), and has the mision to heal a lot of them. This makes me really happy and excited.

If you want to get one, you can find it  here. The revenue from the book is being donated to the Foundation Puente Gotas de Luz for patients with Alzheimer and other mental diseases.

If you already have the book and have read my story, I would love to know your feelings. Just write down a comment or send me a line by email or social media.

Thank you to all of you that are already telling me about it.

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Relatos Sanadores - Editorial Gotas de Luz - Los rompedores de sueños - Maria J Cuesta

Relatos Sanadores – Editorial Gotas de Luz – Los rompedores de sueños – Maria J Cuesta

Concurso de relato "El Torreón", en Las Gabias, Granada

Literary Prize El Torreon – Granada

Concurso de relato "El Torreón", en Las Gabias, Granada

Today, I received the literary prize “El Torreón”, in Las Gabias, Granada. My story for adults “Sed de venganza” was selected among 322 stories.

I have had an amazing literary evening, where both the principal and her team support culture and literature. And all the attendees were really supportive. Thanks a lot!

 

Let me share a few pictures of the evening.

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RNE Desde la ventanilla. Mariano Fresnillo y Maria Jesus Cuesta

Back to the radio

RNE Desde la ventanilla. Mariano Fresnillo y Maria Jesus Cuesta

RNE Desde la ventanilla. Mariano Fresnillo y Maria Jesus Cuesta

I love radio

I met Mariano Fresnillo the first time I went to Radio Nacional. We talked about “Los Piratas en Japón”, about art that can help and about disability in kids books. While waiting to go in the recording studio, he told me about his books and about a new project he was working on.

That project is a new book now. And an amazing one.

It is a book full of color, to show the world of those who don’t see those colors.

You can listen the interview (in Spanish only, sorry!):

Programa La Frontera RNE 16 Septiembre 2017

You can buy the book here or in Amazon. If you buy it here in my site, I will send it signed and I will send you a surprise. And free-shipment!

I hope you like it!

La vuelta al mundo por la literatura infantil y juvenil

Este verano, estoy participando con varios youtubers en un viaje de vuelta al mundo literario muy especial.
Estamos visitando lugares tan mágicos como Neverland, Hogwarts, Fantasía y un largo etc.
Os dejo algunas de las imágenes de esta aventura literaria en Twitter e Instagram.
Podéis seguirla con el hashtag #lavueltaalmundoconbooktube

Feria de Bolonia 2017

Bolonia 2017 - Maria J Cuesta

Bolonia 2017 – Maria J Cuesta

El pasado mes de abril estuve en la Feria Profesional del Libro Infantil y Juvenil de Bolonia. Un lugar único, donde se concentran más de mil editoriales de todos los rincones del mundo, autores, agentes e ilustradores. Allí se cocinan las novedades del mercado editorial.

Pero también se aprende, se inspira, se respira arte e historias. Aunque es una feria agotadora y a veces frustante.

Os lo cuento todo en este artículo que escribí para la Asociación de Autores e Ilustradores de Libros Infantiles y Juveniles.

I am a TEDx Speaker

Last March 10th, I gave my first TEDx talk.
It was an amazing experience and I would love to give another one some day in a near future.
You can watch it in Spanish here (English translation will be available in a few months, sorry for that).
Please post your comments and drawings. I would love to see them.
Thank you!

Premio José Zorrilla – Don Juan Tenorio

Premio José Zorrilla - María Jesus Cuesta - Don Juan Tenorio

Premio José Zorrilla – María Jesus Cuesta – Don Juan Tenorio

Hoy he recogido el premio del VII certamen literario de relato breve 2017.

El tema del relato debía ser en torno a mi paisano José Zorrilla, a quien admiro y respeto.
Hace sólo un par de semanas estuvimos visitando su casa, la mesa donde él escribía, etc.


Estoy muy orgullosa de haberle rendido tributo con mi relato “Un final disuasorio para la historia de Don Juan Tenorio”, y muy agradecida a Dragón Lector y Ampa por concederme el premio.

¡Muchísimas gracias!

Pronto el relato se podrá leer online en versión digital. ¡Os avisaré!

I am a TED Speaker!

I have watched and been inspired by TED talks for a long time. And even though it didn’t look like an easy goal to achieve, I long wanted to be a

TED Speaker.

But giving a speech of something I truly believe in, and love, makes it even better.

Next March 10th, I will talk about Robots, Monsters and dinosaurs in TEDx Saint Louis University Madrid. 4PM, Livestreaming available.

 

Thanks a lot to everybody for your help and support. 🙂

Hope the talk inspires you. Please share in comments.

First Looks, first books

Last week I was interviewed by Carrie Karnes-Fannin. It was a great chat. We talk about my childhood, the books I used to read as a kid, and my work now.

Maria J Cuesta a few years ago

I loved chatting with Carrie. You can read the interview in her blog here.

Hope you find some inspiration in it.

Thank you Carrie!

Pirates at school

Los piratas en Japón - Maria J Cuesta

Los piratas en Japón – Maria J Cuesta

I came back to my school a few years later. I was there on a “meet the author” workshop.

I studied there for 13 years, and visiting the school again, brought thousands of memories to my mind.

We had a very funny session with 3rd grade. We travelled to Japan, we learnt japanese, we practiced to pick up sushi with sticks and we crafted origami dolls.

Thanks a lot!
I will come back soon!
Los piratas en Japón - Maria J Cuesta

Los piratas en Japón – Maria J Cuesta

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