Painting is a lot like story telling. Some would say it is the same. I, personally see a few differences- but only a few. What I have learned is that with both you start out with an idea and an outline and then the darn thing takes on a life of it’s own.
And this too is true for both, some blossom and go forth to see the world while others (despite your vision) fail to bloom – these gather forgotten dust or must [sometimes begrudgingly] be destroyed.
“There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West. Some courage and some wisdom, blended in measure. If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
And while thinking (or living out loud and flinging cake against the wall) it occurred to me: J.R.R. Tolkien’s quote from The Hobbit may have inspired GREED, a trio of short stories. Though these stories are another genre and tremble in the shadows of Tolkien’s [other] worldly genius, it is the bent finger of that beautiful quote that lured me to my conclusion.
What does A Face in the Falls, August Wolf and The Sharecropper’s Son have in common?
These stories reveal the perplexities, the strengths and the weakness of people that are true to life and, like life; these stories expose the innate greed present in mankind.
“There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West. Some courage and some wisdom, blended in measure. If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
We have changed the book cover at all stores except Amazon. Call it a lopsided useless experiment. 😉
I can’t believe how much my hair has grown and changed since then. (I’ll share pics when we get back from vacay.) Nor can I believe ‘somebody’ failed to inform Google of an end date for the sale so guess what?
Yep! All of the titles are still at crazy low prices. How low, you ask? So low it’s a good thing the awesome daughter is picking up the tab for the cruise.
Oh well, let the good times roll and Happy Fall Y’all.
Creation is mind boggling. Just when you think you have it all figured out you realize you don’t know jack-squat.
This fact just re-occurred to me.
I take pictures to clear my mind and maybe I was pouting a little because an author friend told me I missed a great opportunity to create a buzz with the books released this summer. Yeah. The 2017 Summer Release.
I am looking for five fresh eyes and sharp minds; beta readers who are passionate about reading and can be brutally honest if necessary.
Brief synopsis: Cloud Wrangler is book IV in the Clan Destiny series. If you have not read the other three books – no worries! Cloud Wrangler introduces new characters in the clan and their abilities. I want to know what your take is on the story, its flaws and if it is able to stand alone, etc…
Genre: You tell me.
Compensation: Your name in credits and that awesome feeling of knowing you helped bring it to life … you were part of making it happen.
Send me a short bio jannahill@rocketmail tell me a little about yourself and state what format you would prefer the ARC/manuscript. I personally prefer Microsoft Word doc for the ease of shared editing; highlight, make a note, send it back. No space consumed; no paper wasted. But I leave it up to your preference Mobi, PDF, etc…
I am wrapping up the final chapter and ARCs will be ready soon. PLEASE, please, please be aware I will need your input/summary/notes within two weeks of receiving the manuscript. If you have time constraints that prevent you from realistically accepting that deadline (I totally get it) maybe you should sit this one out. If this goes well we’ll do it again and there will be another chance.
Perpetual Series has a new cover. The cover was created from a photo I took several years ago. Sadly that flower no longer grows in my garden.
Getting Me Back releases tomorrow [Friday March 31st] just in time for NPM and yes, that is my hand on the cover.
Now I have to run and pack but remember April is only a couple of days away. You all know that April is NPM/National Poetry Month so get ready for it [boys and girls] because I will be back next week and there will be poetry. 😀