Ritti Soncco

writer, filmmaker, circus performer

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For the first time in years, I am reading a #book in #German. This used to be a school chore; now, it’s blessing, because this woman’s #autobiography was written originally in German. If you can, please get your hands on #JulianeKoepke’s book #WhenIFellFromTheSky (#AlsIchVomHimmelFiel): she was 17 when she became the only #survivor of a plane crash between #Lima and #Pucalpa. She found her way out of the #Amazon #jungle 11 days later. She is alive today, living in #Munich. She still loves the jungle very much. #peru #latina #reading

For the first time in years, I am reading a #book in #German. This used to be a school chore; now, it’s blessing, because this woman’s #autobiography was written originally in German. If you can, please get your hands on #JulianeKoepke’s book #WhenIFellFromTheSky (#AlsIchVomHimmelFiel): she was 17 when she became the only #survivor of a plane crash between #Lima and #Pucalpa. She found her way out of the #Amazon #jungle 11 days later. She is alive today, living in #Munich. She still loves the jungle very much. #peru #latina #reading

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lilolilyr asked: I think your blurb tells a lot, dunno it might reveal too much? I'd leave out that he meets the potato etc, but apart from that it sounds good :)

Dear Lilolilyr!

Thanks so much for your feedback! I’m not sure about leaving out the potato because he’s a big part of the story and he already just got one line in the blurb. But I see where you’re coming from, because the book has so many crazy bits & pieces that are somehow an important contribution to the story, and that’s why I’m having trouble deciding what to put in the blurb! But you got exactly what I was worrying about: that I may be revealing too much.

Thanks to all this great feedback, I’ll be posting a new (and hopefully) final blurb soon so I’d love to hear your opinion on that when it’s out.

Thank you so much for saying you like where it is now. :) So I’m on the right path…

Love, Ritti

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The weekend HOLLA!!!

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The (Possible) Blurb For My Book

It was very hard and I only did it because Power Ranger kicked my ass. I would be grateful for any feedback you can give me on it, even if you aren’t familiar with my novel. Tell me: Would reading this blurb entice you to want to read more? Would it make you sit down at the bookstore and leaf through the book, or even take the book home?

All feedback is highly amazing. Thank you so much!

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You’re a fool if you think we work the fields. The fields work us!”

This foreboding riddle could have led Damian to be more careful with the earth, but not much makes sense when you have knots growing out of your head. As a young man on the road he finds work at a circus of flying people, learns about medicinal plants from the Obeah cook Ti, but continues not understanding his knots.

When Damian completely loses his balance and falls over the horizon, he lands in a desolate world where the Earth sees him as a seed that refuses to grow. Only by striking up a friendship with a charming but cheeky potato, battling the demons living within the Earth and digesting a storm of ghosts, can Damian hope to open his knots and return to his side of the horizon.

Rooted in Peruvian mythology, Qayqa is a novel about the living energy of the universe, a fairytale about finding yourself.

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That book-gasmic moment when you walk into a cafe, check its #bookshare shelf and the two books you’ve been dying to read immediately fall into your sight. Then, on opening one of the books, you find someone left a careful souvenir between the pages, and you feel connected to that stranger. #cafepunchay #punchay #books #feather #treasuresinbooks (at San Blas)

That book-gasmic moment when you walk into a cafe, check its #bookshare shelf and the two books you’ve been dying to read immediately fall into your sight. Then, on opening one of the books, you find someone left a careful souvenir between the pages, and you feel connected to that stranger. #cafepunchay #punchay #books #feather #treasuresinbooks (at San Blas)

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