Carlos Salinas

Biography

From his website (CarlosSalinasWriting.com):
If you are a new reader or have been following me since I started publishing my writing waaaaay back in the fall of 2012, I am happy and grateful that you are here.

I always wanted to write. I remember reading great stories in all sorts of books and my imagination went off on tangents for my own creations. I also remember very interesting stories that I would hear people tell. We are all natural story-lovers, especially when there is a personal connection with the story teller, a character, or element in the story. I wanted to write stories.

My purpose for writing is to spread a positive, hopeful, inspirational, motivational, and insightful message through words; in stories, quotes, and rhymes. At times when looking for new books, I couldn't find the books with the message that seemed so clear to me: about love, knowledge, truth, perspective, and clear thinking. I remembered reading somewhere that if you can't find the book you're looking for, you should write it. So I did. The feedback I have received for my writing has ranged from: "I have always felt that...but was afraid to say it or couldn't put it into words," to "It made me think, and I don't agree with it but it really made me think." That was my goal all along. To help people discover themselves, their beliefs, and their voices.

As I always say, "A writer is nothing without his readers." And you guys are the absolute best. Feel free to reach out to me on here, Facebook, or any other social media. I always love talking to you.

See you on page one,

Carlos :)

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Born in Texas, Carlos Salinas has been writing from a young age. His writing is influenced by philosophy, psychology, as well as modern and classical literature. His concern and fascination with the human condition is evident in his quotes, stories, and poetry.His books include The Little Book of Big Quotes Vol. I, The Poems Vol. I, and the upcoming Short Stories of Love, Life, and Laughter Vol. I.
Having taught in public and private schools in the U.S. and abroad, many of his writings are aimed at making the reader think, ponder, reflect, and ultimately gain better insight to their true selves. He genuinely believes that reading, as well as writing, can be cathartic and that both the reader and writer are changed for the better because of the experience.
His writing takes the ordinary and mundane and transforms it into a genuine piece of literature. His writing has been described as spiritual, inspirational, and fiercely truthful. His poetry favors the traditionally-structured patterns and is sometimes "the best way to communicate an idea."

Smashwords Interview

What are your five favorite books, and why?
I really enjoy a wide variety of books. Fiction is awesome; it lets you run around wildly with your imagination. Nonfiction is great, too. I love learning, and sometimes, reality is stranger than fiction.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My phone, lol.
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Books

The Poems Volume I
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,550. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
(5.00)
A collection of poems of love, hate, death, life, knowledge, and many other topics. Most are rhymed and structured but includes some free verse.
The Little Book of Big Quotes, Vol. I
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,640. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » General reference » Curiosities & wonders
(5.00)
Inspirational. Motivational. Insightful. Truthful. Spanning from friendship, love, wisdom, life, and death, these quotes present a mind-expanding collection of ideas that will inspire and can change your life.
Short Stories of Love, Hope, and Laughter
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,540. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Inspirational
A collection of 26 short stories of love, hope, and laughter. Original characters, memorable plot twists, and easy reading is a unique characteristic of this book.

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fiction    happy    hope    humor    inspiration    knowledge    life    love    love short stories    new    philosophy    poem    poems    poetry    quotes    rhyme    romance    shorts stories    spiritual    spirituality    structure    wisdom