A writer’s life – Prague highlights #indieauthor #fantasyauthor #Tuesdaybookblog

I recently spent a wonderful few days in Prague enjoying the sights, the food and the drink. But the real highlights of the trip was seeing my translated book – Zarua Ztracene Mesto (Visions of Zarua) in the bookstores and visiting my publisher, Albatros Media. I signed some books for competition prizes while I was there and found out the story behind how they discovered my book too!

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The holiday to Prague was months in planning and ran into its fair share of problems. I was supposed to go with my daughter and husband, but we didn’t have anyone to leave the puppy with so I transferred the flights to my parents and they came with me instead. We had various issues doing the transfer and I experienced a lot of frustration trying to get hold of the airline on the phone, but I finally got everything sorted a few days before we were due to fly.

The morning of the flight didn’t get off to a good start either when my alarm didn’t go off! My phone had decided to switch off and I woke up at 4.25am with only 5 minutes to get dressed and brush my teeth before the taxi arrived. We got to the airport on time, but my phone refused to switch back on and was heating up. It’s a closed unit so I had not option of removing the battery and I feared it wouldn’t be allowed on the plane. Thankfully a lovely man at the Dixon store showed me how to get it to switch on and it started to cool down almost instantly. The phone had hardly any charge left, but the pressure was off and I could finally relax and enjoy the start of my holiday. So much stress and it was still only 6.30am!

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We arrived at our grand hotel and spent four days exploring the sights, having first got to grips with the transport system, which I must say is cheap and very simple to use once you understand it. The weather was beautiful and warm on the first day and we only needed a cardigan as we started our first adventure into Prague.

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The remaining days the temperature dropped and we needed coats, scarves and gloves! We decided to take a bus tour through Prague, which included a walking tour of Prague Castle, a traditional lunch and a boat trip under Charles Bridge. The guide was very knowledgeable and we had a lot of fun despite the cold.

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I would love to share some more pictures but I will save them for another post. I’ll end by saying that Prague is a great place to spend a few days exploring on foot or jumping on and off the many trams that run through the city. There are beautiful buildings everywhere you look, and don’t forget to look up or you’ll miss some great architecture. The eagle-eyed might also spot a few of these cute little guys in the River Vltava (Coypu).

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Until next time…

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Suzanne Rogerson – Author of epic and heroic fantasy

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8 thoughts on “A writer’s life – Prague highlights #indieauthor #fantasyauthor #Tuesdaybookblog

  1. Wow, Prague is beautiful, and it’s so amazing again to see your book there on the shelves and I’m so happy for you 🙂 🙂 🙂 ! Will you be sharing the story of how they found out about your book? I’m curious myself, lol. I hope a lot of people will see that book and want to buy it and hopefully that will spread into other countries soon too! It’s so great they kept your original cover too, just added to it 😀

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    • Prague was lovely and I want to go back in warmer weather!
      I love the cover they went with and I hope the book is well received by readers. It’s hard to know how the translation has worked, so it will be interesting to find out.
      My book was a recommendation from a friend who’d read it, so it goes to show that lucky breaks really do happen!

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      • Wow, that’s amazing, that someone just recommended it, it shows that if the right person reads a book you can just get mass published! I hope the same happens for you in the UK! 😉 😀 I have nothing against self-publishing, I’ve just always had that dream of being in every book store in the UK, which is easier done with a big trad publisher, although having said that plenty of self-published authors get ‘noticed’ later and some trad authors go back to self-publishing because it gets them better rewards (depends on which way you prefer to publish). There’s a good chance that if your book is successful there though, that someone might just pick it up and want to publish it in another country too, I think that’s how it works in publishing, sometimes there are like publisher scouts who sniff out books in other countries that are doing well to publish in their own. Hopefully the translation is a good one butI think it will be if they’re translating other well-known English speaking authors. Good luck and let us know if it’s a success, you deserve it 🙂 🙂 🙂 ❤ ❤

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