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".

Sunday, September 30, 2012

First part of Chapter Sixteen in Selkies' Skins live

Chapter 16, Flat Note, for "Selkies' Skins" is now live on all three locations.  This installment we find out what happens as a result of Mara's snapping up of Etain.

Read along for free at
The serial archive

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Sunday, September 23, 2012

It's Sunday. Time for more Selkies' Skins

Installment 21, Chapter 15: Temple of Mara, Part Two is live today.  Join Etain in the depths of the North Sea to find out what happens to this selkie for today's episode of the webserial novel "Selkies Skins."  Will she ever finish her mysterious mission and be able to return home?  What will happen to Kirsty, if her mother can't return?

Read along for free at:
Live Journal
Teresa Garcia's Webserial Archival

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Monday, September 17, 2012

Call of the Kami audiobook contract signed. Smashwords ebook edition free till Nov. 1, 2012

It is with great pleasure that I formally announce that the contract between Andrea C. Missias and myself has been signed, and that production of the audio version of my poetry book "Call of the Kami" will soon start. I just adore her voice, I sincerely hope that you will love and enjoy her reading.

"Call of the Kami" I originally published in 2007 on Lulu, and was the result of years of research into Shinto and Japanese culture, which then inspired a complete avalanche of poetry (I still have tons that I have yet to polish up and release in other books). In the case of the poems that went into "Call of the Kami" it was more like a storm of sakura petals and snow. With these on my hardrive, I then was given the idea to publish this and help raise awareness of Japanese and Shinto culture, and to show one example of how it could mesh with a Western mindset, being American myself and quite Western despite how deeply I was influenced since very small.

Each new section of poems is preceded by a bit of prose explaining the idea and general theme. In the back is the explanation of how to incorporate Shinto styled worship into your life.

In the spirit of celebration of the beginning of the audiobook version, as well as to honor the yearly travel of the myriad Okami to Ise for their annual meetings, I have decided that I will set the Smashwords re-release at free till November 1st, 2012. This ebook version does include the original pictures. The cover is different from the original edition, and matches with the cover that will be on the audiobook version. For those that choose to download a plaintext version, the images will not be there, sadly, but there are several formats available that do have the pictures.

If you cannot get epub or pdf from the smashwords site, send an email to me requesting a copy in your preferred format, and I will be happy to convert you a copy. Please use subject line: Call of the Kami promotional and mail to


Saturday, September 15, 2012

Installment 20 of "Selkies' Skins" Webnovel is online

Etain, the half-human and half-Selkie waterwitch and priestess to Mara and a mysterious landwater deity, finds yet more excitement after leaving behind an oil rig to survey for herself what damage has been done below the waters.  What does she find in this underwater city beyond the seven waves?

Find out in Selkies' Skins Chapter 15: Temple of Mara.
Read Selkies' Skins at LiveJournal
Read Selkies' Skins at Dreamwidth
Read The Chapter at Teresa Garcia Serials Website

Or start at the introduction on the Web Fiction Guide.  Don't forget, if you find any typos while reading, or any places that confuse you, please let me know.  Constructive feedback helps with the finished product.  Thank you for going with me on this journey.

My apologies for some of the spacing on the Serials Site.  Weebly is being a little difficult.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

New Releases and Submission Calls

So far this month, two new ebooks have been released.

Amethyst Stormrider's horror short story "Pollinations of Jardinia: Snake Hunter of Jardinia" is available in many ereader formats on Smashwords.
Jardinia, a planet where all life is plant based, whether mobile or not. The wer, met in "Pollinations of Jardinia: Flowers of Desire," are not the only predatory species on Jardinia. Meet the snus in this short horror story. What happens when a flos leaves her Garden? It depends on if she keeps company, and how careful she is. Horror warning: Snus tend to eat flos. 

Teresa Garcia has also released a small collection of spirit and dragon stories, "Stories of Spirits" and is also available in several ereader formats.
Five short stories of dragon spirits and ancestors, in a Japanese milleau. Some are set in ancient times, others are more modern. Each short story that has new vocabulary has a mini-glossary of Japanese terms that were utilized. Includes: "Ancestors," "Dragon Dance," "So Close, So Far," "Dark and Light," and "Watcher."

We are also still collecting dragon stories and poetry for the anthology "The Dragons' Beads: A Treasury."  Essays, if sent, will not be turned away though, and writers of all ages are welcome, though we are particularly interested in displaying young author's works to help them.  Submissions will close at the end of July 2013, to give plenty of time, so if you want to share the news with you school, feel free to.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Selkies' Skins, Installment 19 is live

I am sorry for the delay in posting, but I did not have as much time to write as normal, nor the internet service, due to my move to a new apartment.  Installment 19 (Chapter 14 part two) is now available on the usual venues.

Archival site: Selkies Skins (Chapter 14: The Rig, part two)
Live Journal: Selkies Skins (Chapter 14: The Rig, part two)
Dreamwidth: Selkies Skins (Chapter 14: The Rig, part two)

Or you can start at the beginning by visiting the web fiction guide launch page for the story.

What happens while Etain is on the oil rig?  You'll have to read to find out.