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 23, 2020

The Dragon Hearts RPG Halloween/Samhain seasonal challenge is live

Samhain or Halloween is here. The leaves fall and crunch below feet after blazing in glory. The nights are filled with even more magic. Not all is quite right in Rhiana though and the air does not carry the usual smells. What's going on? Is is safe to take the hatchlings out? Find out here: www.dragonheartsrpg.com

Dragon Hearts is a text based role playing game that I particularly enjoy writing the seasonal and permanent challenges and quests for. When I was brought on board for the challenge and lore writer position the specific requirement set for me was quirky. One does not find many dragon centered games that are silly or quirky.

Friday, October 2, 2020

Mara's Seas: A Selkies' Skins Coloring and Lore Book

 This is not the second book in the Selkies' Skins series that people have been waiting for, but an adjunct to the series.

Mara's Seas: A Selkies' Skins Based Mermay (Mermay2020) Inspired Coloring and Lore Book
Written by Teresa Garcia
Illustrated as Teresa Amehana Garcia



Different covers were needed for different venues.

This is a coloring book and set of short stories wherein the artwork was created during and for the annual Mermay challenge (in this case, Mermay2020) and drawn mostly as a visual expansion to the world in my Selkies' Skins series of novels. I wished to draw mostly non-traditional merfolk. You will find depictions of merfolk both mammalian and fish. The various species of merfolk do not always share our human views of body covering. In my world when they wear clothing it is more for ceremonial reasons. Male, female, and even some that are intersexed because of their type are in these pages. There are tells for those that are more mammalian in type. Certain body parts are not present and the eyes of children have been kept in mind. It is on the order of a National Geographic episode for those that need a comparison. 

This is created more with teens and adults in mind, but there is nothing objectional if one keeps in mind that these are nonhuman entities among the fae. 

Some who know me from my books and short stories will note that an extra name is included. I write under Teresa Garcia and illustrate under Teresa Amehana Garcia. If you wish to know more about the world of Selkies’ Skins then Selkies’ Skins: Castle and Well is the first book of Kirsty’s skinquest. There are several side and short stories as well as a prequel available. The second book of that series is currently in progress. The other series available and which crosses over in places are my Dragon Shaman books. At some future point I hope to finally have The Shadow Chronicles ready to join these.

I hope you enjoy coloring these 32 coloring spaces and reading the explanations and stories that accompany them. Size is 5.5 by 8.5 inches.

Amazon (Print): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08KH2L8QY

Gumroads (PDF): https://gumroad.com/l/DnhUg

Smashwords (multiple ebook formats): https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1046669




Thursday, August 6, 2020

Selktember Prompts

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. I got no requests for a mailing list addition, and after considering it and how busy September gets I thought posting the prompts early might be helpful.


Weblinks:

https://teresagarciaserials.weebly.com/selktember.html

https://www.thgstardragonpublishingblog.com/p/selktember.html

https://www.deviantart.com/selktembergroup


Please use one or more of these tags when sharing your work! Have a prompt idea you'd like to submit for future months? Write THGStarDragonPublishing@gmail.com,


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


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Selktember 2020


1. Net

2. Shell

3. Freedom

4. Boat

5. Island

6. Love

7. Tear

8. Child

9. Family

10. Lookout

11. Peace

12. Shipwreck

13.Treasure

14. Pirate

15. Storm

16. Fire

17. Lightning

18. Healer

19. Food

20. Lore

21. Lure

22. Song

23. Discovery

24. Prize

25. Surprise

26. Town

27. Council

28. Skin

29. Ritual

30. Rest





Friday, June 26, 2020

Ame Reads Chinese Folktales: # 17 How Rabbits Got Pink Eyes and Long Ears

Friday, May 1, 2020

Beltane Cleansing Fires Meditation

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

McCloud Lumberjack Fiesta is cancelled for this year

It has just arrived in my inbox that this year's McCloud Lumberjack Fiesta has been cancelled. This is sad news but not unexpected. I've been bracing for it. My son and I look forward to next year's Fiesta, which is set for July 23, 24, and 25 of 2021.

So far as I am aware Metal in the Mountains and the Mt Shasta Sci Fi Expo are still happening. I still need to see what fees are for a table at the Sci Fi Expo for my son and myself, and if Metal in the Mountains happens the plan is to be there as well. Perhaps, if another suitable event happens in McCloud this year it will be possible for us financially as well as safe to be part of community events.

Stay safe everyone. It is sad that there won't be Fiesta this year, but there will be more to celebrate next year.

The Shape of Water (Book Review)

The Shape of WaterThe Shape of Water by Guillermo del Toro
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love stories of water dwelling folk and creatures. From the cover I was expecting the creature to be more like something from the Black Lagoon but was very pleasantly surprised by the semi-amphibious nature. I will have to look more deeply into the folklore of the water folk of Central America after listening. My favorite parts are the sections told from the creature's perspective.

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