L.H.Davis

The Race

For their Sins

Rebecca Tran

Kamilla F.

Una notte sola ( Only one night)

F. Guzzardi

26 Giorni

The Town of Mohaba

Presentation at Indigo Bookstore, Canada.

The Artist

Michele Iacono

Nazanin Marzban

The Town of Mohaba

Books to Go!

Unusual places of culture

Awesome people!

Fabrizio Catalfamo, Giusi Nigro, Nazanin Marzban, Susanna Casubolo

Emil Ludwig

Talks with Mussolini

Nel Vuoto

Susanna Casubolo

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Prima edizione premio di selezione per racconti e romanzi inediti Hoffmann & Hoffmann



 Il Premio è riservato ad Autori e ad Autrici maggiorenni di qualsiasi nazionalità.  La partecipazione è libera e gratuita. Saranno esclusi coloro che non rispetteranno i termini e le condizioni stabiliti dal presente Regolamento. I partecipanti al Premio consentono il trattamento dei propri dati personali per la diffusione, in relazione al concorso, sul web e sui social network collegati alla manifestazione e alla Hoffmann & Hoffmann publisher.
      
OPERE: Il Premio è riservato a opere di narrativa inedite, scritte in lingua italiana, senza limiti di genere, che abbiano la forma del racconto, con una lunghezza minima di 15.000 e massima di 25.000 caratteri spazi inclusi, carattere Times New Roman 14, interlinea doppia. Sono ammessi al concorso tutti i generi di racconti, purché il contenuto dello stesso non sia volgare o offensivo verso il prossimo. Le opere concorrenti devono essere rigorosamente inedite, (mai pubblicate da una casa editrice, anche in antologia, e mai apparse o pubblicate a qualsiasi titolo nel web, in self-publisher o in e-book). Gli Autori possono partecipare al Premio con un solo racconto.  

PRESENTAZIONE DELLE OPERE: i partecipanti dovranno inviare il racconto, da loro titolato, riportando sotto al titolo il loro nome e cognome. Il racconto dovrà pervenire alla mail hoffmannbookcontest@gmail.com entro e non oltre le ore 23:59 del 15/12/2018 in formato word, specificando nell’oggetto: Prima edizione premio di selezione per racconti inediti Hoffmann & Hoffmann”. Oltre al racconto, ogni concorrente dovrà necessariamente inviare (pena l’esclusione) una breve biografia, una foto formato JPG e la scheda di partecipazione scaricabile dal sito della Casa Editrice: https://hoffmannpublisher.com/contest. Nel testo della mail vanno indicati i dati dell’autore (Nome e cognome, e-mail, recapito telefonico) e il titolo del racconto.  Le opere inviate oltre il termine indicato non verranno prese in considerazione.

SELEZIONE DELLE OPERE: La selezione e valutazione delle opere avverrà secondo le seguenti modalità: la Casa Editrice leggerà tutti i racconti ammessi al concorso e sceglierà, a suo insindacabile giudizio, i cinque racconti finalisti, che verranno ufficialmente annunciati nel blog della Casa Editrice (http://www.hoffmannpublish.com) e sui social network in data 15/02/2019. I cinque racconti finalisti verranno raccolti e pubblicati in un’antologia edita a cura della Casa Editrice.
La Hoffmann & Hofmmann si riserva di effettuare eventuali correzioni necessarie prima della pubblicazione sul blog e successivamente nell’antologia che raccoglie i racconti. Gli autori dei racconti accettano di concedere a titolo gratuito e senza nulla pretendere i diritti di esecuzione, riproduzione e pubblica diffusione delle opere presentate in relazione a qualsiasi iniziativa presa dalla Casa Editrice. A tutti i finalisti verrà inviato un certificato di partecipazione al premio e una copia dell’antologia dei racconti.

SECONDA FASE DEL PREMIO: I cinque autori finalisti potranno inviare alla Casa Editrice un romanzo rigorosamente inedito (mai pubblicato da una casa editrice, mai apparso o pubblicato a qualsiasi titolo nel web, in self-publisher o in e-book). Sono ammessi al concorso tutti i generi di romanzo, purché il contenuto dello stesso non sia volgare o offensivo verso il prossimo. Ogni romanzo verrà letto dalla Casa Editrice e a suo insindacabile giudizio verranno scelti i 3 migliori romanzi dei quali verrà pubblicato un estratto sul blog della Casa Editrice (http://www.hoffmannpublish.com) che potrà essere votato per i due mesi successivi alla pubblicazione sul blog. Sarà la giuria popolare a decretare il vincitore del premio. Il romanzo primo classificato sarà pubblicato con contratto editoriale a cura di Hoffmann & Hoffmann. Al vincitore sarà dedicato un articolo sul blog della Casa Editrice con foto e intervista. Gli altri due classificati potranno scegliere di accedere alla pubblicazione dopo una prevendita via foundraising di un minimo di 100 copie del romanzo.



Monday, September 10, 2018

Steelhorses LA GIUSTA CAUSA DI UN LIBRO

Il 18 Settembre 2018, alle 18.00 nei locali della magnifica
Steelhorses nella Ostia Antica, si terra` la presentazione del nuovo giallo ( con tinte rosa) di Susanna Casubolo.

L'associazione Steelhorses si occupa della cura e la salvaguardia di animali abbandonati o maltrattati.
Susanna Casubolo devolve i ricavati di questo libro ad una giusta causa, una causa pelosa come dice lei e noi ci associamo, augurandole un mare di successi oltre che per la bravura, per la straordinaria sensibilita` e gentilezza.

Una scrittrice interessante,talentuosa e innamorata della scrittura, che si muove fra le pagine con "Scheggia' il cane protagonista della scena insieme ad una donna detective, nella Roma attuale, con un piglio leggero, da fine estate.

Fra innamoramenti ed intrighi, Nel Vuoto ci racconta una storia di tutti i giorni, una di quelle che tutti avranno sentito raccontantare pur con qualche variante.L'amore, la curiosita` del quotidiano e l'istinto, porteranno i protagonisti di questo giallo di fine estate, a trovare la soluzione?  Perche` un giovane uomo si suicida senza apparente ragione? Le relazioni di una giovane donna di oggi fra l'amore sperato di un uomo e l'affetto di un labrador, basteranno a colmare la sua curiosita`?


Alcune domande troveranno risposta il 18 Settembre al Steelhorses, altre saranno chiuse in un libro dalla copertina nera, dai riflessi giallo oro dipinti di rosa.

Hoffmann & Hoffmann sponsorizza l'evento oltre che iniziare una collaborazione con steelhorses in un programma chiamato Unconventional bookstores che portera` i libri della casa editrice in luoghi inconsueti.


Susanna Casubolo inaugurera`nel corrente mese il nuovo personal blog di letteratura.


Potete ordinare Nel Vuoto online da Mondadori,
Amazon o altri websites oppure richioederlo al vostro libraio di quartiere ( Preferenza).

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Into the Future: THE TOWN OF MOHABA



Imagining the Future: THE TOWN OF MOHABA
I am tapping into the world of science fiction with my fantasy series, "The Town of Mohaba." By doing so, I am spending time studying the genre, science fiction. I am learning a great deal about the power of writing and or creating the future. Its most appealing side to me is how it can lead to future ideas. It can assist younger generation of readers envision the impossible as possible. It can, potentially, trigger new ideas that eventually lead to new inventions faster than we thought possible. After all, the purpose of science fiction is imagining the possibilities of future technology and biological advancements. It can be undiscovered or unreal. Or, perhaps, it can be something that can be invented but our technology has not advanced to that level.  
In my series, travelling into the past would not be possible without the future invented to allow the travelling possible. The readers receive a minimal glimpse without much of anything revealed in the first part of the series. The fight scenes mostly happen in the past, which was not the focus of the story in book 1. There was a lesson to be learned in the first volume as many may have anticipated a lot of fight scenes. As the story continues, it gets more consumed with saving the planet, learning the secrets of the galaxy and the cosmos. It gets interesting when the time traveling is used to solve and save both the living and dead. I am excited because I know the plot for the entire story but not the details. I don't know how the characters end up using science inventions to accomplish the things that I have planned out for them.    
I learned that science fiction helps young readers visualize what can exist in the future. It can open doors to new inventions like how smartphones have now for us. To know that the future you create in your story can help the minds of this and the next generation is empowering. My job as an author is to entertain my readers. If I can create a future that is based on the logics of today, then I think I have accomplished what I hoped and that is to create something that people find intriguing and can learn from. I also like to hope for it to be an eye opening for things that can be made to exist. My generation may be behind but theirs will not be. "The Town of Mohaba," is a fantasy-based story; however, the backgrounds are composed of the real world. It consists of mostly real humans. Of course, there are hidden souls in a body, masked warriors and immortals along with gifted characters that show up later in the story. Not to add, the monks, Death and Buddha who can exist in anything from things to animals to humans. The immortals are invisible, but they exist in a setting that is ideally considered real. Imagine the future that they are found in and all the devices are what I imagine could exist in our real future.   
I like to hope that I can create something that contributes to future advancement of technology or science. Although, I am a fantasy author, just like a scientist, I am speculating the future, and, in a way, I am inventing things to go in the story. This is one of the reasons that I am challenging myself to take on this tough and challenging task. For me, writing fantasy is easy. It comes natural to me. However, science fiction is not. Writing science fiction is a whole new world of understanding the world like space, technology, time, evolution, human body and health. I have been studying for quiet some time now to a point that I had to borrow books from the library as purchasing them was becoming too expensive. I hope that in the future, I can build my own library. I like the physical feeling of holding a book in my hand over reading on the internet. Of course, I partly belong to the old generation. We studied with only books and no internet. Now, most kids, start holding an iPad as early as the age of 2 and 3.  
I decided to devote Volume 1 to creating the afterlife. I developed the background of the town. Now, my readers are yet to learn the history of this isolated town. Not much has been revealed in Book 1. Nor, much on each individual character’s past that brings them to the present. As the story continues, time travelling will become one of the biggest controllers of the story. Science and technology play a big role unravelling the problems that need to be solved for the town, the afterlife and its humans. For example, in the first part, the mirror souls existed without much insight into why and how originally created. In my book, the health of humans will be as important as the existence of the afterlife. After all, many of the immortals whose past is revealed, at some point, were humans. When it comes to the field of health and technology, revisiting the past and understanding it could potentially lead to new ideas for the future. I think it is good to look at our flaws and past mistakes and this is to do with anything in life. Sometimes, it is good to go to the past and then back to the present time to see how much technology has advanced so far. With the current technology, we are at a higher pace of quicker scientific developments and inventions. Imagine, before, doctors did not have MRI or X-RAY. Now, many lives are saved with surgery by locating the problems in the body.  
Thanks to science, we have much larger population of people in all age groups. Is this good or bad? In my opinion, there are advantages and disadvantages in anything that is created in our world. In this situation or dilemma, over how to manage human overpopulation, for instance, we are going against our regular evolution. We are helping humans live longer. Now, the way things are going, our population is increasing rapidly. If the earth exists for a long time without huge natural disasters, increased population on our planet and not enough food to go around, is going to become a huge problem for us. These are all interesting subjects. We need to begin now to elaborate on them and have prepared solutions, so we can all manage to live in harmony. I think, being ready, more than anything, is a key to human survival. We can’t, and we should not be leaving anything to last minute. Prevention and being ready is key to survival. I am passionate about life, as you can tell I am from my social media, I am also a life coach. I am curious about what happens to us after we die. I am also curious about how we are created. And, all these curiosities, I explore in my book. Of course, in my novel series, I get to make my version of what happens. And, I like it to be as close to reality than imaginary as possible. I find that I get bored easily. By tapping into science fiction, the amount of learning and possibilities are limitless. That is why I know that I am going to have a lot of fun as my series will slowly reveal predictions of what I think our world will look like many generations passed. Hopefully, by then, humans have not become extinct.  
It is difficult to guess how much of my story will be imaginary and how much of it will become a possibility in the real future world. All the time travelling will be completed by immortals and imaginary characters. The scenes and backgrounds will be what I imagine our real world would look like during that time or century that the characters are placed. I like the health and science aspect because it is easy to predict. It is not rocket science that advancements in science can lead to longer lives with less diseases, chronic and or terminal illnesses, which I find fascinating. To learn all the secrets that the town, castle Jewl and the characters hold, the readers must reach the ending of the entire series. At times, I present the reader a glimpse of what could potentially be in my future volumes through images and quotations shared on my Instagram and Facebook page. You would have to follow me closely to discover them. Some of the clues are there. After volume 2, anything about the future provided in my social media, will make readers guess what could be next. I rarely reveal anything. The images are intended to make my fans guessing. Read my quote below and feel free to share your opinion and ideas about our future. 
"With how the world is going, we humans will kill and destroy our own species." 
- Nazanin Marzban 
☕✒
Read Nazanin's first volume before the second is released. The author's next book signing for her hardcover is scheduled at Indigo Bookstore this Summer. Please visit nazaninmarzban.com or stay up-to-date following her on www.facebook.com/thetownofmohaba On Instagram, the author writes about her journey as she writes her series without giving away the plots. Her book is available at all your favorite bookstores (i.e. iTunes, iBook, Barnes&Nobel, Nook, Indigo, Kobo, Walmart) 


The Town of Mohaba Series (2017) 


Book 1 - Death

Published: July 4, 2017

Book Review's Rating: Five-Star

Fantasy/Sci-Fi Author: Nazanin Marzban

Cover Design: Fabrizio Catalfamo


Sunday, August 5, 2018

26 giorni/ the trailer


 26 Days officially comes out even in the hardcover version, the new book by F. Guzzardi in the Italian version, is available in all online stores and physical stores in the US and Italy. It is a small cult book, where esoteric and historical recourses between the Indies and New York take place.  
It is the story of a French writer who gets lost in the meanders of the subconscious, looking for the traces of an old esoteric book. It is the story of a man who seeks his ego, between imagined loves and disquieting figures. Published by Hoffmann & Hoffmann, Florida, USA.


         
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Monday, July 23, 2018

Book presentation at Steel Horses

September 8, 2018, save the date! Do not take other commitments on the agenda. There will be a presentation of Susanna Casubolo's book "Nel Vuoto" at Steel Horses with Cristiana Emanuela Herzog.
The Steel Horses cultural association aims to re-evaluate and spread the knowledge of the territory of the Roman coast to the south-east of the capital.
A way to discover from the social, economic and environmental side, an area only partially known by Roman citizens and tourists who crowd the coast during the summer season.
Culinary initiatives, 0 km organic food, locally sourced drinks, shows involving men and animals, exaltation of the natural resources of the area such as excursions along the edges of the Tiber, rather than trekking on horseback in the "Aldobrandini" land.

 


"When Antonio opens the door, he seems a little less 
suffering. Go direct into the kitchen and put the bags with the shopping.
- Painkillers are taking effect! - He looks at him
sit on the sofa. The cuts on the face are
a bit 'less swollen, his face seems more relaxed.
- I would say yes.
- I went to the convenience store and there is no sign of Angela.
He sees him lower his shoulders as if he had accused the blow.
- Yesterday I risked being the target of a racing car.
- What? - His reaction is much more intense than the previous one,
he looks at her with apprehension.
- I was going through and I saw, at the last moment, a
car that was pointing at me I do not know whether deliberately or
not ...
- But did you recognize the car? Who was inside? - The
storm of questions.
- The headlights were too high and they blinded me, I do not know
 not even what color the car was."

 Susanna's book is written in Italian, however, is being translated for the English-speaking markets. It is a light novel which lends itself to walks in the splendid scenery of a Rome imbued with culture, of warm afternoons that stimulate us with intriguing investigations and hearty anecdotes, the sweetness of the dog "Scheggia" that lends its name to a campaign of solidarity for the abused animals, and love, difficult to choice... Martina (the story's protagonist) will be able to solve the intrigue that hides behind the suicide of a respectable gentleman?
 
Appointment in the splendid scenery of ancient Rome, the
oasis in the city, September 18 at  Steel Horses.



Steel Horses
Associazione culturale

via Gherardo. 30
00119 - Ostia Antica (RM)
C.F. 976122605

tel. 00392-3909632

steelhorses@steelhorses.it
www.steelhorses.it

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Egoists a book of superman


 By F. Guzzardi

The new edition of Huneker's book that saw his first appearance in 1909, is wholly devoted to those modern poets, philosophers and prose masters whose writings embody the individualistic idea as opposed to altruistic and socialistic sentiments. Amply discussed are Stendhal, whose cult, recently revived on the Continent, is steadily growing; Maurice Barres, French Academician; Anatole France, blithe pagan and delicious ironist; Max Stimer, the forerunner of Nietzsche; The mystics, Ernest Hello new to American readers and William Blake.

Much new historical material can be found in the studies of Charles Baudelaire and Gustave Flaubert. The hitherto unpublished letter of the novelist, along with an original page proof of "Madame Bovary," corrected by his own hand, will prove of interest to his admirers. That brilliant virtuoso of the French language, J. K. Huysmans, forms the subject of a chapter, while certain phases of Nietzsche, including his famous published biography, "Ecce Homo", and Ibsen dramas, are also subjects of discussion.

Altogether the book represents the most mature critical and analytical thought of the author applied to some of the most interesting literary characters in the modern Europe of 1909.


This new edition of the book by James Huneker, reminds us what were the cultural movements of the early twentieth century in Europe. Published by Hoffmann & Hoffmann in versions, digital, hardcover and softcover, for sale in the whole world as well as in Amazon. It is a collector's book, to be left to the next generations, maybe they will understand the reasons for our successes and our failures, just as we have been inspired for the most part by these great characters, to these superman of art, who knew make our life sweeter, helping us to survive.


   

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Una notte sola


Cosa scatta nella mente di un uomo al ricordo di certi momenti vissuti, i profumi, luoghi?
Le sensazioni che a volte vengono amplificate dalla memoria fino a renderle ossessive, fino ad accettare il desiderio di possesso, come unica arma di scambio, per il ritorno dell'amore perduto o immaginato.
Kamilla F. e` una scrittrice raffinata, che tocca punti scabrosi con la leggerezza di una donna. Ecco, sarebbe il caso di dire," l'erotismo secondo lei" privo di volgarita` pur mantenendo un livello di tensione alto.


Sei un ragazzo fortunato, hai la possibilità di salire su una nave scuola fantastica! Guarda che culo e che labbra! Ci farà delle cose fantastiche con quelle labbra!” “Una bella possibilità per scopare senza impegno e imparare qualcosa, ma poi da rispedire al mittente, che tanto le crisi di coppia passano e le persone tornano sempre insieme”. Questo gli ripetevano gli amici, e lo scrollavano da quel sentimento di attaccamento che provava vedendola, non poteva essere sua, apparteneva già a qualcun altro, e si convinceva che voleva solo una scopata facile.

La traduzione che ne fa Susanna Casubolo e` anch`essa da donna, da psicologa che scava nelle angoscie umane fino a renderle sensazioni palpabili con la necessaria empatia. Una traduzione coraggiosa, per chi studia l'animo umano e le sue derive ma anche l'amore con i suoi percorsi.

Una notte sola ( Only one night) edizione in lingua Italiana, e` in vendita in tutte le librerie che ne faranno richiesta, oltre che in Amazon, Mondadori e tutti i negozi online, dal 9 Luglio. Pubblicato da Hoffmann & Hoffmann (USA) via Ingram Content distribuiton.

Susanna Casubolo è psicologa e psicoterapeuta di formazione strategica integrata, terapeuta EMDR, iscritta all’albo degli psicologi del Lazio dal 2005 ed è esperta di metodologie autobiografiche.


Thursday, July 5, 2018

Unconventional Bookstore






Today the "unconventional bookstore" project starts with an Italian Restaurant in Lake Mary (Florida). The project involves the exhibition and sale of Hoffmann & Hoffmann books in places that usually do not sell books. Rossellini's is the first test for Hoffmann & Hoffmann publishing house.

This is a restaurant with beautiful terraces overlooking the water at Lake Mary, Florida. 
Rossellini is open 7/7 lunch and dinner and offers classic dishes of Italian cuisine. 
The project will continue in the next few days in shops centers and offices in Florida, while in one or two months, there will be in some locations in Italy (Rome). 

For stores that are interested in participating in this program, you can write a short note by email to: hoffmannpublish@gmail.com, specifying the title: unconventional bookstores. The program allows you to earn 40% of the price of each book, without any risk.
 
After the evaluation of the store by Hoffmann & Hoffmann, the publisher will send the books and the poster for to sale them in the requested place as a free deposit. The store will pay to the publisher only for books sold at the end of each month. The program is available worldwide.