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

Book for adults

Desde la ventanilla: andanzas y desventuras de un hidalgo vendedor de la ONCE

The book for adults “Desde la ventanilla” has been launched.

Written by Mariano Fresnillo, and illustrated by me, this book takes us to the exciting, funny, emotional and moving adventures of a blind man that sells lotery in Spain.
We hosted 2 launch events, the first one in CEU with more than 90 friends. Carmen, Richi, Javier, Nieves surprised us and Mariano moved us. And bar Abril brought chocolate with churros to share.
The second event was hosted in the ONCE auditorium, and more than 100 friends came to share the evening with us, including a few dogs.
Here you can see some pictures.
You can get the book in the usual online libraries, or here in my shop and I will send it to you signed.  😉
I hope you like it!

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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!

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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Pirates!

It’s here! It’s real! Los piratas en Japón, is the first book both written and illustrated by me. It is already published in Spanish and it will be published in English next June and this makes me very excited.

A hilarious story of a group of pirates who, looking for the treasure, get lost and arrive to Japan. It is recommended for people from 2 to 99 years old. You can already buy your own signed copy in my shop in this site, and shipping is free during Christmas or in the best Children’s bookshops in Spain (more info below). Thanks a lot!

And if you want to be an “Ambassador pirate”, please drop me a line but take into account… this is only for the brave mateys…

Bookshops were you will find it:

  • Dragón Lector – C/Sagunto 20 – 28010 Madrid
  • Liberespacio – C/ Joaquín María López, 25 – 28015 Madrid
  • La Marmota – Pso. Zorrilla 334, Valladolid

Los Piratas en Japón - MariaJCuesta

Winner in the 6th Short story award

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The news I am writing about today, fills me with joy. Yesterday April 22nd, I had the great honor to be awarded as the winner of the sixth short story contest organized by the library Dragon Lector. The name of my story was “Don Quidai of the Galaxy”.

Although it is not the first competition I win, the last one was long time ago. I am very happy to have won this contest.

My work has been edited, and in addition to the award, I have received a hand signed copy of Don Quixote de la Mancha, with a nice personal dedication by Arturo Pérez, Reverte. Thank you!

And thanks a lot to all of you who are always supporting me. A piece of this award is also yours.

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Jungle Book

Amazing weekend helping the characters of the Jungle Book come to live.

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The actors were amazing and it was easy to transform their faces into Shere Kan, Bagheera, Baloo, Mowgli, Kaa and King Louie.

Their enthusiasm, joy and inexhaustible energy after hours and hours of playing with hundreds and hundreds of children, was absolutely contagious.

And for me, it was so much fun.

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New York Art Exhibition 2016

Greetings from a Distant Land MariaJCuesta

Greetings from a Distant Land MariaJCuesta

Following the success of the exhibition of 2015 at the Brooklyn art library in New York, I am proud to have been invited to participate again in the exhibition of 2016. This is the work that I sent and that is already listed. The theme of the exhibition is “Greetings from a distant land”.

I was asked to make a series of 15 images. 1 will be exhibited in New York, 10 have already been sent to artists from around the world (I have received 10 pieces made by other artists too), and I kept the other 4 (only 2 left).

As soon as I know the dates of the exhibition, I will let you know in case someone is in the area on those dates. What you think about the postcard?

 

The adventures of Wink, Dink and Ink

Now available at Amazon.com, Suzanne Russell’s book. Drawings were planned by Suzanne, and created by me. It’s about triplets that are pretty, pretty naughty… Although the style of the illustrations was set in advance, I am proud with the results and I wish Suzanne a lot of luck with this first book.

You can find it at Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Wink-Dink-Ink-grocery/dp/1511849517/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1450566719&sr=1-1