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".

Friday, October 26, 2018

Ice Cream Book arrival

I found something nice in the mail today when I got into the post. My illustrator copies have arrived from the ice cream story that was illustrated for PenIt! Publications.

The Starr Family's Ice Cream Creation

Available on Amazon and from PenIt! Publications

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Regarding Amazon and book reviewing

The link below is for an article that I found to be good regarding the dos and don'ts of book reviewing. With Amazon's policies changing often and being easy to miss it is important for authors and book fans to understand what their policies are. This said, please do remember to leave reviews for any book that you have read by anyone, no mater the author or publisher. Your reviews help the author to sell their books, and help other readers figure out if they are likely to enjoy the book beyond the sample pages.

I myself have several books I need to finish reading so that I can post my reviews. I have missed doing that with so much work I've been trying to keep up with.

Monday, October 1, 2018

First Inktober ink sketch

"Poisonous: Inktober 2018" by AmehanaRainStarDrago is an ink sketch with Pilot Cavalier fountain pen for the first prompt of the challenge

In other news I am at between 1/2 and 3/4 done with the illustration panels for Moey's Day at the Farm with PenIt! Publications. My intent is to get that project finished (interruptions allowing) quickly so that I can get back to the recording and processing for The Ian's Realm Saga. September was a month with a lot of being pulled out of the house and otherwise unable to record. Here's hoping October allows me to run well through the projects on my plate and catch up to where I ought to be in my work load.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

"The Starr Family's Ice Cream Creation" is available

I notice that the latest children's book I illustrated has been posted on that publisher's website as available. In this sweet story a family explores the world of ice cream in search of new flavors and even goes to Italy as part of their search. It was a fun one to color and one with gave me a good place to implement some color techniques I had been wanting an excuse to use. I will point out that I did not do the text layout on this cover piece.

In this short children's tale we meet the Starr Family. They love ice cream so much that they go on adventures to find new flavors. Each member has a different idea. This even includes a family vacation (and a little implied romance for mommy and daddy) to Italy.

"The Starr Family's Ice Cream Creation" by Barbara Kurtz and illustrations by Teresa Amehana Garcia.
You can get it now at the Publisher's Catalog page or on Amazon.

If you click the link above to buy off of Amazon I get a very small bonus from Amazon. Such purchases help me out as I was paid a per illustration fee and so collect no royalties of of this particular work. If you'd like to tip me after you've read the book please feel free. There are a few ways you can do so.

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

Mythical Minstrelsy volume one is released in Color Print Edition

Teresa Garcia's "Mythical Minstrelsy" is available in the first volume on Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon. Amazon also has a paperback copy available for purchase. Fueled as a side project by her Patreon these yearly anthologies are collections of poetry, art, and short stories. Some of these are for within Kirsty, BlowingWind, and Willow AKA Angelina's shared world. These will not contain her progress on the current Selkies' Skins manuscript. Patreon patrons get to have yearly copies of the anthologies as one of their perks. For those more interested in just reading the collected works though there is the anthology itself.

This is the first volume of a series. It is hoped to have the final layout of both the print and ebook editions of volumes 2 and 3 ready within the next few months.
Amazon ebook
Amazon Color Print Edition

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Project Updates

Mythical Minstrelsy
Within a week we should be seeing the print edition of Mythical Minstrelsy, volume 1 (the 2015-2016 volume) hitting Amazon. It will take a few days longer generally for the print edition to link to the ebook edition. Hopefully soon I will be able to have layout ready for volume 2 print and ebook as I try to catch up my own backlog (so many projects get prioritized over my own writings). I will post again once I see that it has become available.

In other news I am working on color for panels 11 through 15 of the Starr Family's Ice Cream Creation with PenIt! Publications. After the completion of that children's book project I will begin the art for the next Moey book, also with that publishing house.

Selkies' Skins
I champ at the bit to get back to the current volume of the series.

The Ian's Realm Saga Trilogy
Work is still ongoing with getting clean tracks for the audiobook version of D.L. Gardner's classic book. It has not been as quiet nor as calm a summer as I needed for the rerecording of the chapters.

Dragon Hearts RPG
There have been a few delays in getting to writing the second part of the current split questline. I need to check in the work tickets to see if the gamesite owner/coder has had a change to work on the code for the first part of this installment in Fetu's saga and if anything is ready for testing.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Spotlight Blog: Hope's Story by Tracy Kushwaha

Today I'd like to share a new book with you. I have read a different book by this author but I thought I would give her new book a little boost as it dovetails nicely with the stories I have about Lightning. I'd like to think that Lightning would approve of giving a little limelight to another service animal. I look forward to reading this once it finishes downloading.

Hope's Story by Tracy Kushwaha is a fun little tale following the dog Hope as she seeks for a forever home and finds not only a home, but a purpose. Click below for a convenient link to the Kindle edition.
Hope's Story

Other works by Tracy include Harriet the Brave (which I have read) and Harriet and the Spaghetti Snake. I am providing links to those as well below.

Harriet The Brave
Harriet The Brave

Harriet and the Spaghetti Snake
Harriet and the Spaghetti Snake