Setting the Scene: Backdrops

My latest thriller, Twin Powers, was officially released by my publisher, Second Wind Publishing, at the annual Book’Em event held at the Robeson Community College in Lumberton, North Carolina on February 28th. I was part of a three-person panel titled,Setting the Scene: Backdrops. I had great colleagues on the panel, a smart moderator, and a […]

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A Novel Approach to Multiple Climaxes

Ideally, a climax should be satisfying. The Webster College Dictionary defines climax with erudite authority as “the highest point” or “culmination.” In reality, based on my own empirical observation, a climax varies according to the characters involved, the situation, the point of view, the technique, the pace, and the progression. Some examples that come to […]

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The Cuban Connection in my Writing

People often ask me, “Why do you write so much about Cuba?” “Is it a place that intrigues you?” “Do you have a business connection?” “Do you have a personal nexus, perhaps a wife or a girlfriend from Cuba?” “Have you ever visited Cuba?” “What is it about Cuba that stimulates you to write all […]

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The Pros and Cons of Blog Book Tours

(article linked on P.M.Terrell and Book ‘Em NC websites) Our guest today is David Pereda, the award-winning author of six novels, dozens of articles and poems. His latest romantic suspense novel, However Long the Night, published by Eternal Press in February 2012, continues to receive rave reviews. Visit www.davidpereda.com for additional information on this up-and-coming author! With the […]

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David Pereda Makes Amazon Breakthrough Novel Semifinals

ASHEVILLE — Author David Pereda announced today that Amazon.com chose his manuscript for Who Killed Fidel Castro? out of 5,000 entries to be a semifinalist in the online bookseller’s Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. If Pereda’s mystery thriller wins, Pereda would get a book contract from Penguin Group, one of the world’s largest publishers. Amazon is asking members […]

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Are You in AWE Yet?

Laurel magazine — May 1, 2008 — After its successful inaugural meeting in April, the Asheville Writing Enthusiasts (AWE) will resume monthly meetings on Saturday May 3, 2008, in the Board Room at Pack Place, 2 South Pack Square in downtown Asheville at 10:30 a.m. The guest speaker this time will be David Pereda, director of […]

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A Tuscan Afternoon

This month we invited Chef Anthony Cerrato, owner of the popular Fiore’s Restarant in Asheville, N.C. and Jayson Landers, his wine steward, to be our guests for this column. Chef Cerrato is a grduate of the Asheville-Buncombe County Culinary School. Mr. Landers developed his outstanding wine skills during more than a decade of first-hand experience. Chef […]

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