Selkies' Skins

Selkies' Skins
Current book in series Temple and Skinquest. Enjoy Castle and Well from Amazon, B&N and Smashwords while waiting for that and the prequel's audiobook "Pearls of Sea and Stone: Book of Seals".

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Ink Drops and Paint Drips: A Collection of Haiku and Thoughts

The latest ebook released by THG StarDragon Publishing is "Ink Drops and Paint Drips: A Collection of Haiku and Thoughts" by Members of the ASA/Project Catfort and Trotsdale Libraries.


FREE on Smashwords

This booklet is the result of a joint project undertaken in the Second Life sim of Computer, at the amphitheater on the Astral Coalition parcel. Some of the members of two Second Life libraries, the ASA/Project Catfort Library and the Trotsdale Public Library, met to undertake haiku writing workshops. Amehana Ishtari / Arashi (author Teresa Garcia) read selections from “Seeds from a Birch Tree: Writing Haiku and the Spiritual Journey” by former Zen monk and English teacher Clark Strand. The participants then discussed the readings and practiced writing haiku (and some near-haiku) together to create this booklet. Some of the poems are more frivolous than others, a few not suitable for publication in a General rated publication have been removed from the main text but will be available inworld in the ASA library since it is located within an M rated sim. Some of the more interesting text discussion is also provided at the end of each session chapter. Timestamps are left intact to record when a particular poem was put into local chat.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Mother's Day Tanka and a Naming Contest

Happy Mother's Day! Have a Tanka and a contest!

There will be a post later about the current book waiting for paperback release.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Haiku Workshop session 4 of 9

Over the course of nine sessions I and others from Second Life gathered to contemplate writing haiku, using "Seeds from a Birch Tree" as our study and inspiration text.







If you enjoy listening to this, please try to obtain a copy of the book. Just listening is only part of fully processing.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Ever want to watch someone work on illustration?

Each illustrator has their own process and style. Some work with several styles. I don't have any videos of Victoria (Salaiek) working on her artwork. However I can show an example of my process when I'm working with ink and watercolor. The image being worked on will go into both a print book and into a video version of the audiobook for "Book of Seals: Pearls of Sea and Stone."

Please take note that this is for a Mara temple that far, far, far predates how they have evolved to be seen in Kirsty's timeframe.

I have other videos up on my Youtube channel as well.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The wheels keep turning

Several projects are nearing the point of enough completion that I can start saying to be watching more closely for them.

I have finished the proof listening phase for Illya Leonov's (AKA Morgan Freepony to some) narration of the Selkies' Skins series prequel "Book of Seals: Pearls of Sea and Stone) audiobook format. This will be available to listen to freely on Soundcloud and Youtube, on both his account and my own account. Right now I am working on artwork for illustration of the Youtube releases.

When this is done I will be getting back to the layout for a couple anthologies that I have donated space for to a couple of library projects. The haiku anthology I will also likely record me reading and place on Youtube. On my Youtube channel you'll also be finding some recorded short stories and the recordings of some haiku workshops.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

March Madness on Smashwords

The first week of March all THG StarDragon Publishing books are for sale at 25% off.

THG StarDragon Publishing on Smashwords

All books are DRM free and available in multiple formats.

Monday, February 9, 2015

JoAnne Spiese's "A Witch's Prayerbook"

A Witch's Prayerbook
By JoAnne Spiese
Edited by Teresa Garcia
Cover design by Teresa Garcia
Interior and back cover incorporated art left to me by Marantha D. Jennelle specifically for such projects.

Ebook

Print
Amazon
Blurb:
Every Witch has her own journey, every Witch has her own prayers to the Goddess. In this book JoAnne Spiese shares her poems, devotionals and prayers to bring light to others and sing the praises of the Goddess and Nature. Be proud of who you are and grasp what makes you yourself.

Available since late Feb. 1 or early Feb. 2, 2015 on Smashwords, this prayer and poetry book from the perspective of a Goddess worshiper is soon to be found on Amazon for Kindle and Barnes & Noble for Nook. It is expected to hit print for Amazon by the upcoming Equinox. This post will be updated as each link goes live.

JoAnne is preparing to work on a fiction manuscript, "Help, My Mother is a Witch" that is eagerly anticipated. I myself am returning finally to getting to work on my own fiction manuscript.