Carol Vorvain

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Writers Boon: A Smart Publishing App That Provides Guidance, Resources and Advice to Authors and Bloggers

Writers Boon: A Smart Publishing App That Provides Guidance, Resources and Advice to Authors and Bloggers

Publishing startup Writers Boon is shaking things up with a marketplace, roadmap, deals and reviews site where authors can find guidance and reviewed resources at great discounts. Its goal: simplify your publishing life. There are two main things that set Writers Boon apart from other sites offering “author services:” 1. The platform is designed using world’s #1 database solution provider — Oracle. It has a highly usable interface and a powerful search engine. 2. Everything and everyone a writer would [...]

When Dreams are Calling featured in the International Traveller magazine

When Dreams are Calling featured in the International Traveller magazine

Great news today! The chapter on Peru in my book When Dreams are Calling has been featured in the Nov-Dec 2015 issue of International Traveller magazine – the highest selling travel magazine in Australia. You can buy the magazine at any newsstand in Australia or buy the book here or on Amazon and read more on Dora’s travels.  

WIN a Chocolate Indulgence Spa Package and an Amazing Book!

WIN a Chocolate Indulgence Spa Package and an Amazing Book!

Do you love chocolate? Do you love to read? Win a $150 Gift package: a signed copy of my book, When Dreams are Calling, and 5 Australian home made Yarra Valley Chocolaterie products. In addition to the grand prize, for every 100 “Likes” one person will win a copy of the book. All you have to do is Click on the picture, Like my page and enter the contest here. Give your body a chocolate treat and unleash the power [...]

The Virtue of Silence

The Virtue of Silence

Silence is a true friend who never betrays. ― Confucius We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out… ― Winston Churchill There are times when silence is the best way to yell at the top of your voice. ― O. A. Battista Tis better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt. ― Abraham Lincoln Don’t waste words on people who deserve your silence ― Mandy Hale There is so much [...]

When Friendship Marries Lust

When Friendship Marries Lust

There, at the edge of an ancient forest, surrounded by bushes of wild blueberries, in the smell of pine trees, with me dressed in a simple white dress hand-embroidered with red cotton threads, wearing traditional leather sandals tied around my feet with a long, narrow strip and a wildflower crown on my head, we said our vows: “I cannot promise you I will love you forever and ever. Eternity is not ours to promise. But I do promise to love [...]

When Dreams are Calling – Goodreads Giveaway

When Dreams are Calling – Goodreads Giveaway

Are you on Goodreads? If yes, click here to enter Goodreads Giveaway for a chance to win one FREE copy of When Dreams are Calling – a deeply touching story about the power of our dreams. Open for entries from Jul 26 to Aug 03, 2014. ~~~~~~~~~ “This is a book that realizes the Ralph Waldo Emerson quote, “Life is a journey, not a destination.” Dora is on a journey, hoping that she realizes her dream, but having a great [...]

Let me show you Melbourne, the world’s most liveable city. Just watch the video!

Let me show you Melbourne, the world’s most liveable city. Just watch the video!

Dear Ones, We all love traveling and we all love holidays. But what can we do when we’re stuck at home? Simple: pretend to be a tourist in our own city. There are so many hidden gems waiting for us to be discovered, so many artists we still don’t know anything about, so many little restaurants where besides enjoying great food we can also make a great friend. It’s easy, it’s affordable and it can be more fun than one [...]

Time to clean up!

Time to clean up!

Dear Ones, I was biking the other day along YarraRiver trail, when I saw a bunch of people carrying huge garbage bags, picking up whatever others decided to dump into nature. I remembered: it was Clean Up Australia Day, a day when thousands of volunteers clean up, fix up and conserve the environment. I joined them and helped along. The grass became greener, the beach became whiter and everyone was happy. I went home, washed myself, cleaned up my house [...]

A “How to” guide?

A “How to” guide?

  G’Day! What better birthday gift than a book? For me, not much. This year one of my presents was “The complete worst-case scenario Survival book” by Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht. The title was definitely intriguing. Wouldn’t be great if, whenever something less desirable happens, instead of saying a prayer or driving ourselves mad looking for a way out, we could all turn to a book and the right answer will reveal itself? Those authors seemed to know it [...]

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