I wrote a book! - Dreamstime

Hello friends!

I wrote a book and I used for its cover a Dreamstime collection image by Richmond Paul Ruiz. I even wrote a credit line in the technical info page. (Hey, does that count as a badge?)

I said image because I'm not sure this is a photograph. Either way, it is a wonderfull image that I could not have done on my own (and I tried :) ) and looks just amazing on the book cover.

For once, and only time so far, I was on the buyers side!

I also used a couple more photos of mine (granite textures), but DT has a huge collection of that type of imagery and didn't accept mine ;)

About the book, it is a novel, a diving archaelogical adventure recalling the Atlantis myth all the way through. The name is "Sonhos da Atlântida".

Sorry for all of you, non-portuguese speakers, but this book was written in portuguese and, unless I become famous very fast, I don't think it will be available in english any day soon.

But I can translate the title, it's "Atlantis Dreams" :D

It is written for more than two years now, but I was not able to find a publisher and I finally decided to go ahead with a self-publish option.

You can visit the book website, also using the same image as background, at the address:

There's also a facebook page, and the site where it can be bought online, but then again, everything in portuguese.

If you'd like me to translate some particular piece of it, just let me know :)

And if, by any chance, you happen to be in Lisbon by the 9th of May, I'll be signing the book at Lisbon book fair at 19:00. I'll be in such a small place that you could never find me unless I told I would be there. So I'm telling you :D

I'm happy!

Photo credits: Richmond Paul Ruiz.

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April 13, 2011


I wrote a book, too. It is a guide for Paris by bike and by foot. I wrote it in Dutch and the title is "Fietsen en wandelen in Parijs" translated in english Walking and Cycling in Paris. In the book I try to promote cycling through Paris. It is indeed a big city but one gets everywere in 15-20 minutes on a bicycle. I illustrated the book with my own pictures, most of them can be found on Dreamstime too. The book is sold in Belgium and Holland because I was very lucky to find TWO editors, one for every country. My dream became true.

April 13, 2011


Wow! So many comments! :)
No, this is not the last one, I can assure you that. I've already writen another, but it is not yet published.
That part of the photographs. I should think about that. I thought of going to the live book store where it is being sold and take a shot at the book there, but I think they are already sold out (they had just 2) so I'll have to wait for the new ones to arrive.
A photo at the book fair is indeed a better ideia :)
Thank you

April 13, 2011



April 13, 2011


Congratulations of that book.
Now why don't you set up some nice lights at that book fair on 9th and get your self photographed and then upload it here. Who knows, it may get accepted.......the future celebrity :-)

April 12, 2011


Congratulations! You've achieved my life-long dream: to write a book. I wish you all the best and may this not be the last one you write... :)

April 12, 2011


Congratulations and wish you good sales of the book.

April 12, 2011


That´s awesome. Congratulation!

April 12, 2011


Congratulations, good luck!!!

April 12, 2011


I hoppe read it soon!!! Good luck!

April 12, 2011


Beautiful! Congratulations!

April 12, 2011


Congrats! Good luck with your book! :)

April 12, 2011


You're all very kind. I dream your wishes come true :D
Thank you

April 12, 2011



April 12, 2011


Outstanding! Congratulations and I wish you editions in English and many other languages! ;)

April 12, 2011


Armando :D Way to go, now our objective is to make you famous so that I can read your book in English :)

April 12, 2011


Awesome. Congratulation and here's to more sales your way. Cheers!

April 12, 2011


Congratulations and really hope it sells for you, best wishes and good luck :-)

April 12, 2011


Congratulations and best wishes for the sale of your novel. Great that you could use a DT image for the cover.

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