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".

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Book Review: Enneagram: A Complete Guide to Understanding Your Personality and Improving Your Relationship

Enneagram: A Complete Guide to Understanding Your Personality and Improving Your RelationshipEnneagram: A Complete Guide to Understanding Your Personality and Improving Your Relationship by David Gain
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I very much enjoyed getting to read through this book. I found it helped to make the Enneagram much more understandable to me. I last read about the Enneagram in the late 1990's-early 2000's while pursuing an Associates degree in Psychology. The text that I had then, which is still boxed up in my collection at my mother's in my section of the family library, made far less sense to me than this text does. I did decently during the Enneagram portion of that particular degree but I very well might have done better in that segment if I had had this one. I hope that it helps someone else as much as it helped me to get a refresher.

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I was very happy to have been chosen to narrate this book. I expect it will be going to market by its publisher soon.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

A little that's crossing the desk from the "doing" to "finishing" box

An audiobook version of Elizabeth Buckley's poetry book, "The Beast, the Hope, and the Only Sun" is pending. It has taken some time to get to that project for her. There will be more news as that develops. Also there is an Enneagram audiobook pending that I am recording for another author/publisher. Once those are both available I will post more about them.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Friday, October 25, 2019

Monday, October 21, 2019

New Thing! Selktember will start in 2020.

Selktember prompts

Selktember is similar to Mermay, Inktober, and Drawlloween. I have not seen any prompts lists focusing on just selkies, so I felt it time. Selktember will contain a prompt for every day in September and can be used for poetry, art, stories of any length, or even music clips. Whatever your mode of creative expression, use it! Post to your favorite place for your works and then tweet the link. Please use the tags below to help others find it.

The first official Selktember will start in 2020

You'll be able to find the prompts when it is time to start by visiting the Selkies' Skins webnovel archive at or here on the publishing blog.

@amehanaarashi (so I see it directly) #Selktember #Selktember2020

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Flash Fiction Fridays #25: The Flowering of the Strange Orchid by H.G. W...

For this Friday I prepared a reading of "The Flowering of the Strange Orchid" written by H.G. Wells.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Book Review: Jesse and the Thinkers

Jesse and the Thinkers (Jesse Winkler - Book Series 1)Jesse and the Thinkers by Kenan John
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was delighted to have the chance to read a this book, which otherwise would have escaped my attention if it hadn't been pointed out to me. Jesse and the Thinkers I found to be a fun book which would make a good animated feature. Jesse is a boy that does not see reality in the same was as the rest of us. In this and his unconventional manner of problem solving I was reminded of my autistic son. I think this would be a wonderful book to introduce to children who are autistic or otherwise gifted to help increase their confidence, or to those children who have friends or classmates on the spectrum. I am not sure if the author -meant- to represent those children or not. I -do- wish that this book had been around when my son was much younger though. Reading it to him would have gone MILES in helping build his self esteem faster.

Readers that enjoyed Pennyroyal Academy, Harry Potter, or Gilbert and the Scepter of Silence will find this in their arena I believe. The story and characters are a bit quirky, which makes the adventure a bit tongue and cheek and will give the younger family members some giggles. That quirkiness is balanced well with a good bit of seriousness though as young Jesse and his friend Jake find themselves tied into the fate of Thinkland. It is a good story in what looks to be a coming of age series. I did find the writing a little simplistic at times, but that I believe to be due to the background most of my reading is in, and this is geared more to the younger set than for the older set. It's a good bridging book!

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