My first ever WordPress post-cheers!

Since it’s been more than a week that I made the daring leap (no embellishment there) over from Blogger to WordPress, I thought that an update was in order. Things are going pretty decently I’d say considering  Blogger and WordPress are extremely different in more ways than one. I still have a long way to go before becoming anything even remotely akin to a WordPress guru but I’m getting the hang of the “basic stuff” I’d say. While I do have a couple of “reserve” posts in my blogging repository, I didn’t want them to go live until I’m let’s say 95% happy with how my blog looks. While everything was imported successfully, there’s a bit of cleanup and organizing that still needs to be done, mainly on the formatting front. So I plan to spend roughly the next week on “cleanup” duty, all work that is more or less “behind the scenes” (i.e. stuff you probably would never notice).

My big news though (well, it’s new to those who don’t follow me on the various social media channels) is that my first ever book, Full Circle: Tales of Travel and Self-Discovery from Around the World was recently published! It’s a collection of short stories all pertaining to travel. I put a lot of hard work and effort into writing and revising them and hope you would do me the honor of reading them. I will say that it’s just about the coolest thing in the world to see your name on a book. Full Circle is available on Amazon AND Barnes and Noble. And for my non-Americans readers, it’s also available through Amazon United Kingdom and Amazon Europe. I also plan on publishing it for the Kindle in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!


Even though I’ll still be (relatively) silent on the blogging front for the next week, I will be posting pretty regularly over on Twitter and of course on my Facebook page. Be sure to check out the latter as this month I’m doing a 31 Days of Spain feature where each day I post a different picture of the country that gave us sangria, tapas, and of course, flamenco!

P.S. What do you think of my blog’s new look? I’d love to hear your comments 🙂


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  • Reply
    Jo Ann M. (@JoAnn0924)
    May 13, 2014 at 1:12 am

    Congratulations Julie! I recently received my copy of “Full Circle: Tales of Travel and Self-Discovery from Around the World” from Amazon.

    I’m really enjoying these stories! It is very interesting the way you have woven your travel experiences into fictional stories. I’ll always be wondering which events really happened!

    I’ll let you know more after I finish reading it.

    Good luck on your first published book! Hope you will continue to write. 🙂

    • Reply
      May 13, 2014 at 1:07 pm

      I’m glad to hear that you’re enjoying them! Numerous English courses in college got me hooked on short stories (Jhumpa Lahiri is my favorite, her writing is incredible and I have big shoes to fill). It definitely is easier to write about “what you know” and the settings of my stories are all close to me!

      I would love to know which events you think really happened 🙂 And yes, I look forward to hearing more of your thoughts and opinions once you’re finished with them. I do plan to write more (in addition to the blog). My goal is historical fiction but we’ll see and thanks again for your continued support!

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