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, February 23, 2018

Spotlight: Oscelot Haalan

Oscelot is a woman of many talents. She does poetry and short fiction, and sometimes she even posts it or has something she will allow me to read on the Youtube channel. She also is wonderful in Second Life setting up worlds to explore with Dreaming Twilight (formerly the group responsible for the sims of Nisa, The Ibex Empire AKA Ibexia, Qwhildrasil, Thessalia, and Exmoor) in the group owned parcels currently located in Ontario.

In addition to this she makes gorgeous scale mail items, clay jewelry, and other widely assorted crafted knickknacks. I encourage you to check her out at her Patreon. (Plus, if she knows there is more traffic there I can keep her motivated at being more in the public about her projects. Shhh. I'm going to get long distance pokings and Cat Glares.)

Oscelot Haalan's Patreon

She also has a Youtube of her own, and I wish she would do more readings.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Regarding my Youtube channel changes

Some will have noticed that the icon and art on the Youtube channel has been changed. I have swapped it to match my main avatar presentation within Second Life. I am still fine tuning to make sure that the publishing logo still shows well enough, so this may slowly evolve during the process.

Others without adblockers will notice that there are no more ads playing on the videos on my channel, whether it is done for THG StarDragon Publishing vlog purposes, readings, spotlights, reviews, meditations, Patreon purposes, or things that my time and space has been given to make a donation to the Trotsdale or other Intersim library uses. Due to having less than 1,000 subscribers and less than 4,000 minutes of watch time I no longer qualify for their monetization program. Thus I disabled all ads before I lost access to that feature. There's no sense in having ads play that won't stand the chance of helping with funding.

The content type that I post will be likely to shift around a bit for a little longer until I am once more on a more regular schedule. I am still recording narration for "The Ian's Realm Saga Trilogy" for author D.L. Garnder and working on illustrations for Debi over in PenIt publishing for a children's book project. So there is less time for regular reading to do book reviews or to record things for playback for the library. I miss my internet being of a high enough caliber I could reliably do live readings, but time wise it wouldn't be feasible right now anyway. There are also other video posting projects that were being suppressed by lack of time to work on them.

Regarding my own writing I am still doing the monthly poems for my Patreon. In the current Selkies' Skins manuscript I am fitting in writing for that when and as I can. The illustration and narration projects are higher priority though until I have those finished up.

Spotlight: Johnny Frankenstein by John Morrisey

Today is a spotlight posting for John Morrisey's Johnny Frankenstein books. They are available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble by request, or visit your favorite brick and mortar bookstore and ask them to order it for you. In regards to Amazon I am providing links to the Kindle copy, but you can click the tab once there to the hard copy for those that prefer physical books. Physical books also have the wonderful ability to be autographed, which this author will happily do for you.

Genres: Urban, contemporary, mystery, adventure, fantasy, serial fiction, short fiction

Johnny Frankenstein: The Undying Detective
Man becomes Monster, but what happens when the man inside the monster meets the monster inside the man. Private detective, licensed bodyguard, and supernatural troubleshooter Johnny Frankenstein is summoned to Oregon to find out what's eating a small mountain town. The ground will shake and blood will fly when the man-made monster goes head to head with the cannibal demon of the north woods.

Johnny Frankenstein: The Night Chicago Died
This is the second installment in the Johnny Frankenstein series. Gods and monsters clash over life, death, and immortality, with the lives of a city in the balance.

Johnny Frankenstein: Ride the Lightning
A Convention in Los Angeles leads Johnny to a case involving sasquatches, UFOs, Men in Black, and government black sites.

Johnny Frankenstein: The Anachramis Project and Other Summer Fun
This is the third installment of the Johnny Frankenstein series.
Life keeps on throwing things at you, even if you are a monster. Money, family, life, death, oozy monster. But it could be wore. Could be raining.
Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Johnny Frankenstein: Sword of Dracula
Death in Chicago leads Johnny across eastern Europe on a quest to protect his family.
The inevitable battle of the giants looms before him.

There is a group specifically for the discussion of these books and for fans to communicate with the author. If you get a physical copy that is the place to talk to him about getting that autograph. If these books are not your cup of coffee please do mention them to anyone that you know who is looking for books of this genre!
Johnny Frankenstein Facebook Group

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Watch part of what goes into the illustration process

Below is a video that I made to show part of how much work goes into doing illustrations for children's books in one of several traditional manners. The below is JUST the coloring process, it does not contain the actual drawing process. Those really pretty illustrations in some of your favorite picture books as a child most likely took a lot longer to do than the flat color cartoon versions in other books. All techniques and projects have their little quirks.