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".

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

Monday, July 2, 2018

Indie Author Day

What? Is it Indie Author Day already?

Some of you might not know this yet, but I am an author. I started my publishing company (THG StarDragon Publishing) due to how difficult I found it to get published, and to help other authors that fell into the same area of subject interest.

Indie authors, please feel free to drop an intro and what sort of things you write in a comment below and a link(s) to where your work can be found. Please put them in one post if you can. Then perhaps someone else that's looking for something new to read might find your works.

Readers, please remember when you've read something an author has labored over that a review or even just a star rating helps them. Writing (illustrating too) is a lonely job. It helps them when they see that their labors are being viewed.

Teresa's Works

I prefer to write fantasy and poetry. My fantasy leans toward high fantasy that is heavily influenced by different world cultures, folklore, and mythology. The major stories that I am working with all fall into personal growth and coming of age. They also deal with those who are of mixed heritages and what they go through. I do have some children's stories meant for younger readers as well. The stories about Lightning the Cat are actual happenings. Even though he is now gone, perhaps some day I will have the time to write about other key adventures that he and my daughter had in his time as her service cat and emotional support animal.



Other Authors

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

It is update time

For those that have been following me on the Patreon it is no surprise that I am nearing the end of audio recording for The Ian's Realm Saga Trilogy penned by D.L. Gardener. I am also working on illustrations for yet another children's book being put out by Pen It.

As I visit the website for the publishing company I notice that I need to find out why the updates that were made for there still are not showing up. It needs updating again anyway. I really need to find a way to streamline things a little more, so when things die down somewhat with all of the projects I will talk to Rowan about combining the blog and the website into one thing.

Missing pages are viewable due to my having redundancy in place (just in case) by visiting the Facebook page and reading in the notes or by viewing the side tabs on this blog site.

In other recent news the Fetu Saga for this year's storyline on has the next chapter challenge live finally. For those just finding this area, Dragon Hearts is a free to play browser and text based game that is accentuated with original art. The adventures both solo development and seasonal challenge based center around the lives of dragons, and your dragon, in a world of sometimes very quirky and eccentric dragons.

Fetu sneezed on Obsidian on his way home from visiting Amehana, Sandsfire and many other dragons (and landmarks) earlier this year. That darn Fetu. This is why the May Day challenge got launched late, but also why it will go all month!