Friday, August 03, 2007

I write paranormal, in Spanish, anyway

Someone was googling one of my book titles the other day... Interesting... Anyway, I checked out the links one gets and found this link.

Apparently, whoever did the translating for this Spanish language website announcing this year's GH finalists, had a few problems with some of the categories... Novel with Strong Romantic Elements, appears to be "with paranormal elements". And I think the inspirational one is mislabeled as "for adults". Kind of implies the opposite, don't it?

10 comments:

Louisa Edwards said...

That's hysterical! I wonder what you write in French. Probably farce.

Maureen McGowan said...

Actually, I realize it was the YA one (not inspirational) that was translated as Mejor Manuscrito de Romance para Adultos

My Spanish isn't great... But doesnt that say, for Adults?

I think they translated the inspirational one, correctly.

And I hope I write farce in French! (Maybe i do in English, too, come to think of it.)

L.A. Mitchell said...

Nice to know we've crossed over into Paranormal--not as much of a stretch for me as it is for you.

Too funny...

Maureen McGowan said...

Ha! Actually, my new almost finished WIP does have a paranormal element... but a pretty minor/light one. But that book that was in the GH? Not so much. LOL.

Eileen said...

Now you're writing in Spanish? So talented you are.

Anonymous said...

Pues no se pero en ingles la categoria era esta en la que la incluyeron (que gano Marilyn Weigel) 2007 Golden Heart Winner for
Best Novel with Strong Romantic Elements Manuscript y Maureen McGowan estaba incluida en ella asi que quiza el error no es de la link que pone

Maureen McGowan said...

Gosh, I wish my Spanish was good enough you understand your post, Anonymous.

Guess the translation errors go both ways...

Sara Hantz said...

Gosh I'm impressed... I wish I was multi-lingual lol!

Nieves said...

Hi!

My name is Nieves, and I'm one of the webmasters of the site autorasenlasombra. And first of all, I'm please to meet you, Maureen. We are sorry for that mistake, but it's solved now. Thanks ;)

And congrats for your nomination. Hope to see your books published soon! And in Spanish too.

All the best,

Nieves

Maureen McGowan said...

Nieves! Thank you for stopping by my blog. And thank you so much for your kind words and for listing the Golden Heart nominees on your website. I was very surprised (and pleased) to find it there.

Your English is much better than my Spanish!

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