Saturday, April 30, 2016

The Dragon Awards

I thought the Hugo Awards were finished, then I saw 'Space Raptor Butt Invasion' by Chuck Tingle become a Hugo finalist. It's not a joke. It was actually nominated for a Hugo.

Good for Mr. Tingle. Bad for the Hugos. It showed how easy it was to manipulate the nominations.

Enter the Dragon... Awards!



The Dragon Awards have fairness, transparency and balance baked in.

--Know any good books to nominate? Hint Hint...

Friday, April 29, 2016

Fast Friday Indie Interviews: Tia Mitsis

Tia Mitsis

Tell me about yourself, Tia?

I started writing when I was 6 years old. At school, I’d put little books together and try to sell them to my friends and classmates. I once had a book taken off me in the fourth grade that I was trying to sell (for 50 cents Australian) but fortunately the teacher didn’t get me into trouble. She read it and then asked me if she could take it to show to her class. I never got it back. When anyone asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would say that I wanted to be an author. My favourite childhood authors were Enid Blyton and Carolyn Keene.

Somehow when I graduated high school, I’d decided to study law and that’s what I did. I went to law school, became a solicitor and then I was tossed into years of frustration and disappointment. With all that study and then even a postgraduate qualification, I couldn’t get a job as a lawyer. Not even one. As the years passed, the frustration grew to the extent that I started writing out my feelings. This led to the idea of finally doing what I had said I wanted to do since I was a little girl – write a book for publication.

I had kept writing since that young age, just for myself. Along with my law degree I’d got a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Journalism so I had written creatively at a tertiary level as well as just for my own pleasure. I decided to write down what I felt about the years I spent as a frustrated graduate and find out if there were others like me. There were, and their stories and my own are held within the pages of my first non-fiction book, ‘When Study Goes Wrong’. The book was released in March 2015.

Not long after the release of my first book, despite the exhaustion of finishing the book and preparing it for publication around a full time job, I somehow had the idea of penning my second book a month later. My second book was released in January 2016. It is titled ‘A Greek Odyssey’ and it is a unique personal narrative which explores the hidden gems of Greece, the areas that a tourist following a standard itinerary may never discover.

I was born in Brisbane, Australia and after moving around a bit, I am back living in Brisbane. I’m still not working as a lawyer and at this stage almost a decade later, don’t want to be. Things are not ideal in the job arena but I have had to adjust. My day job as I call it, is in the insurance industry. I write, I also dabble in editing book manuscripts for other authors which I enjoy.

When I’m not working, writing or editing, I enjoy traveling, watching movies, listening to Greek music, martial arts and Irish dancing.


Tell me about your current Book:

My current book is ‘A Greek Odyssey’. It’s a journey of discovery and readers are introduced to the roads less traveled in Greece; places that are off the beaten track normally frequented by tourists. Areas that are hidden gems, traditional and authentic parts of Greece that are largely untouched by tourism. The Greece I introduce readers to is filled with beauty, history, and scenery that needs to be seen to be believed.

While tourists normally flock to the famous Greek islands, I explore the mainland of Greece. A journey which leads me to a variety of hidden wonders not often explored. I climb to the top of the monument of Zalongo, see the famous Edessa waterfalls, find myself on the edge of Greece, and explore places with vivid stories and mythology.

I explore my roots and capture the natural beauty of an ancient country. A country that is filled with natural landscapes, traditions, and monuments that have weathered time, wars, and the elements to still enchant visitors today.

If I can summarise it with just one quote, it is this: “When I think of Greece, I think of warmth, comfort, rich history and culture, and breathtaking scenery.”

What are you working on now?

As I wrote one book right after the other, I am taking the time to give both books the attention they deserve. I feel that ‘When Study Goes Wrong’ was a little forgotten as I focused so quickly on ‘A Greek Odyssey’. I am giving them my full attention, I am proud of both and want them to do well. They are different and appeal to different audiences. They are written from personal experience and while I have a few ideas – for both fiction and non-fiction, I am not wanting to jump straight into a third book quite yet.

Where is your favorite place to be when you write?

I was inspired as I wrote half of ‘A Greek Odyssey’ while physically in Greece. It was all written from my personal experience visiting each location but some of the locations chosen I hadn’t been to yet. I did that last year as I was writing the book. I went specifically to see the locations I wanted to include that I hadn’t been to. I was inspired as I sat out on the balcony with my laptop, looked out at scenery which inspired me and wrote from the heart. I visited museums and spoke to locals for research leaving more inspired than ever. How I would love to write a second volume and see even more of the Greek mainland. My favourite place therefore is to be somewhere near nature, to look out at stunning landscapes and be inspired.

What is your favorite Website?

I love travel sites such as Trip Advisor that provides ideas about destinations, attractions, accommodation and includes reviews. I love Goodreads also for interacting with both readers and writers. I am yet to win a Goodreads giveaway and I am waiting for the day I win a book!

Links:

Email: tmitsis@mail.com
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/A-Greek-Odyssey-Tia-Mitsis/dp/1925388573
  http://www.amazon.com/When-Study-Goes-Wrong/dp/1494862875
Blog: http://greektravelodyssey.wordpress.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/tiamitsis
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Tia_author
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13632055.Tia_Mitsis
Website: www.tiamitsis.com

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Images That Inspire

Phoos of places that inspire writing are very important to me.

I have not traveled all that much so the Internet and pics are a huge asset for me as a writer and SciFi author!
.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Quotes of the Week

I don't wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that.
—Pearl S. Buck

If what I say resonates with you, it is merely because we are both branches of the same tree.
—W. B. Yeats

Write books only if you say in them things you would not dare confide to anyone.
—E.M. Cioran

Writing is thinking. To write well is to think clearly. That's why it's so hard.
—David McCullough

When one is writing a novel in first person, one must be that person.
—Daphne Du Maurier

Trust dreams. Trust your heart, and trust your story.
—Neil Gaiman

Not all those who wander are lost.
—J.R.R. Tolkien

Don't allow what we learned in English composition to disrupt the sound and rhythm of the narrative.
—Elmore Leonard

Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life...is written large in his works.
—Virginia Woolf

All readers come to fiction as willing accomplices to your lies.
—Steve Almond

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Tips: Outline the Hell Out of Things

My outlining thinking face *
I do all of this outlining with pen and paper before I sit down to type.  Pencil actually works better. I do this because it allows me to completely focus on the story. I don't worry about spelling, grammar, punctuation, formatting, or tools. The focus is completely on the story.

It usually starts with idea sheets. These are just page after page of random ideas that will eventually resolve into character, settings, and plots. These are free form bullet lists on anything.

All of this is written by hand.

The Process Begins:

1) Fill in the blanks:  When [INCITING INCIDENT OCCURS], a [SPECIFIC PROTAGONIST] must [OBJECTIVE], or else [STAKES].

2) Write a short 3 act outline with a paragraph describing each act:
   a. The Setup
   b. Rising Action
   c. The Resolution

3) Write a short 9 act outline with a paragraph describing each act::
     Act 1—The Setup
     Act 2—Something Bad Happens 
     Act 3—Protagonist/Antagonist Identified
     Act 4—The push—door to Act 5—1-way door, no turning back.
     Act 5—Go for wrong goal
     Act 6—Reversal - It is the low point, reveals the Achilles heel of the nemesis.
     Act 7—Go for New Goal - The clock is ticking— Protagonist has a new plan.
     Act 8—Wrap it Up, New goal is achieved.
     Act 9 - The denouement. Closure. The End.

4) Write the 3 page outline in bullet points:
   a. Page 1: The Setup = Act 1, Act 2, Act 3
   b. Page 2: Rising Action = Act 4, Act 5, Act 6
   c. Page 3: The Resolution = Act 7, Act 8, Act 9

5) Write the Full Outline in bullet points:
   a. Each of the Nine Acts gets its own page.
      i. Chapters bullets are listed that will be in each act.
      ii. Scene bullets are finally listed within chapters.

6) I also create a character name spreadsheet, as I outline. Name, description, role in the story.

7) Three hole punch all these hand written pages and place them in a notebook binder. All this is done in longhand.

8) Enter all this into Scrivener. (more about Scrivener in future posts)

9) Write. Put the meat on the bones.

I find I never get writers block with this method. You never face a blank page to lock you up. Hammer through the first draft without stopping to revise anything to the end.

--Finish things.

*Author photo by Asher Roth

Monday, April 25, 2016

Inspiration: Music

I find that music can help set to tone of the chapter I am trying to write. On Saturday I was sitting outside in a comfy chair listening to music on headphones in the dark...



--This inspired a new chapter.


 

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Tip: Who would be in the movie?

There is a fun question making the rounds on Goodreads. Who would you cast if your book was made into a movie? That is actually easy for me because I cast them in my head as I create the characters. I use photos of them to make my descriptions more detailed.

It's an excellent tool for writers.

Here is my cast.


Barcus would be played by: Josh Duhamel

Joshua David Duhamel was born in Minot, North Dakota. His mother, Bonny L., is a retired high school teacher and the current Executive Director of Minot's Downtown Business & Profession Association.

On January 10th 2009, Josh married Fergie Duhamel, better known as Fergie from The Black Eyed Peas. They have one child together, Axl Jack Duhamel.



Po would be played by: Emilia Clark

Emilia Clarke is a British actress. She was born in London and grew up in Berkshire, England. Her father is a theatre sound engineer and her mother is a businesswoman. Her father was working on a theatre production of "Show Boat" and her mother took her along to the performance. This is when, at the age of 3, her passion for drama began.

Recently she played Sarah Connor in Terminator Genesis. She is best known for her role as Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones.



Olias would be played by: Jacob Tremblay

Jacob Tremblay was born on October 5, 2006 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He is an actor, known for his role in Room (2015).
Good actor.











EM would be played by: Emily Browning

Australian actress Emily Browning was born in 1988 in Melbourne, Australia, to Shelley and Andrew Browning. She has two younger brothers. Her start in acting came after a classmate's father, involved in the acting business, noticed her "acting all ditsy" in a school play. Emily found an agent and was soon filming on location.

I first noticed her in A Series of Unfortunate Events and later in Sucker Punch.

--Let's Do it!! 









Friday, April 22, 2016

Fast Friday Indie Interviews: Coreena McBurnie

Coreena McBurnie

Tell me about yourself, Coreena?

My name is Coreena McBurnie and, ever since grade 5 when I had to do a report on Theseus and the Minotaur, I have had a soft spot for Greek mythology. When I hit university, I was drawn to the Classical Studies department, where I studied the archaeology and culture of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds -- and also where I managed to read Homer's Odyssey, one of my favourite books, in the original Greek, something which was thrilling for me (I know, sounds crazy, but the poetry and scope of the original text is amazing). After a lifetime of "what is that?", "why did you study that?", and "what can you do with a degree in Classical Studies?" I have decided to write novels based in ancient myth and to bring so many of the stories I love to life for a modern audience, with my own spin, of course.

Tell me about your current Book:

When the gods start speaking her, Antigone must decide where her allegiances lie, or else risk losing everything she holds dear.

An ancient princes, hidden prophecies, impossible choices...
Sixteen year old Princess Antigone, daughter of the infamous ancient Greek King Oedipus, wants to lead a normal life and fulfill her duty to the gods, her city, and her family, but fate has other plans. The Olympian gods bless her, the snakes talk to her, her parents want her to marry a foreign prince, her embroidery looks like burial shrouds for dogs, and she has fallen in love with the wrong boy.

When the mysterious and devastating prophecies surrounding her family are revealed, Antigone must choose where her allegiance lies: With the gods who have betrayed her family but who she is obliged to serve? With her plague ridden city? With her family which lay in ruins? Or even with herself?

In Prophecy, Book One of the Antigone: The True Story series, Antigone steps out of the shadows of the past to tell her own story, a story where truth of history is stranger than the fiction of myth.

What are you working on now?

I am currently working on Book 2 of the Antigone series, called Fate, as well as editing another novel about Clytemnestra, who is notorious for killing her husband, Agamemnon, when he returned from the Trojan War.

What is your favorite beverage while you write?

Tea, all sorts of tea!

What is your favorite Website?

My recent favourite web site is Seventh Sanctum (http://www.seventhsanctum.com). This is a random idea generator where you can set various parameters. I am working on trying out some new styles and love the quick ideas here -- so many are fun and quirky and things I never would have thought of on my own, but which lead to interesting places.

Links:

Email: coreenamcburnie@gmail.com
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Coreena-McBurnie/e/B0193VA76S
Blog: http://coreenamcburnie.com/blog
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/coreenamcburnie.author/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CoreenaMcBurnie

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Images that Inspire


--This image reminds me of the month I spent in Australia for work. Where I live now it is difficult to get away from the glow of cities. The night sky in the outback was spectacular. The air is so clean and quiet. The Milky Way was visible every night.

I know people that have never seen the Milky Way.

I am going to Las Vegas soon for work. I don't gamble but I will be driving out away from the lights to see the night sky.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Quotes of the Week

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
~Anaïs Nin

If you are not afraid of the voices inside you, you will not fear the critics outside you.
—Natalie Goldberg

The best work that anybody ever writes is the work that is on the verge of embarrassing him, always.
—Arthur Miller

A lot of people talk about writing. The secret is to write, not talk.
—Jackie Collins

Never confuse the size of your paycheck with the size of your talent.
—Marlon Brando

A good style should show no sign of effort. What is written should seem to be a happy accident.
—Somerset Maugham

Writers are not here to conform. We are here to challenge.
—Jeanette Winterson

If you are using dialogue—say it aloud as you write it. Only then will it have the sound of speech.
—John Steinbeck

Write one good clean sentence and put a period at the end of it. Then write another one.
—M.F.K. Fisher

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Tuesday Tips: Write Daily

I am starting a new weekly feature: Tuesday Tips.

The oddest thing about writing tips is that writers hear them all the time and ignore them. Usually because they are hard like this one.

Write Every Day:

Don't wait for the muse or inspiration. Treat writing like a job, or brushing your teeth, or seat belts.

You do all those thing even when you don't want to do it. Treat writing the same way. It's a discipline. Not every day will be good writing. So what. You will find after a while that the Muse is attracted to discipline. Inspiration looks a lot like work.

Start a blog. Outline. Write scenes. Develop characters. Write a novel. Write short stories.

I write everyday after work. I get home before my wife, feed the cats, leave the TV off and do NOT open Facebook. I usually can write about 1500 to 2000 words. That is resulting in a novel published about every six months.

--I never get writers block so it's easy for me. I will tell you how in future tips!





Monday, April 18, 2016

Images that Inspire

I am using this image in the book that I am currently writing. Having a photo like this helps me with the description. It has the feel of the bark, the hush of the moss under feet and the deep shade of the canopy. I can almost hear thr brook just to the right...



--What is just around that bend?

Friday, April 15, 2016

Fast Friday Indie Interviews: EJ Fisch

Tell me about yourself, EJ?

EJ Fisch
I’ve been dabbling in writing for just about as long as I can remember, but I didn’t really start writing seriously until junior high and early high school. I began by “novelizing” events from a Star Wars role-playing game I was playing with friends; we had all created characters and we acted out this story via AOL instant messaging. Star Wars is what inspired my love for sci fi, and that game is what inspired my love of writing, so today I still write primarily sci fi. I’m also a huge fan of suspenseful, action-packed thrillers (I LOVE movies like the Bourne trilogy) so I often incorporate a little bit of the spy thriller genre into my work.

I was born and raised in southern Oregon and I love it here. When I’m not writing, I’m working at my day job as a data analyst in a local clinic (my degree is IT with a health information emphasis), and in the fall I’m an assistant volleyball coach at the high school I graduated from. Actually, I’m usually doing those things and writing. A writer is never not working. I wrote about 85% of my third novel while finishing up my last two terms of college, completing a senior project, and maintaining a high enough GPA to graduate with honors. It was a little exhausting, but definitely worth it. Working full-time makes it hard to get all the writing done that I want to do, but I’m still making progress.

Aside from being a writer, I’m an artist, a gamer, and a huge nerd. I’m also the World’s Biggest Introvert™ and value my down time. I love reading and spending time with my kitties and puppy.

Tell me about your current Book:

My most recent release is The Ziva Payvan Collection, an omnibus that contains all three books in my sci fi Ziva Payvan series, as well as exclusive character interviews and sneak peeks of my upcoming work.

When Haphezian assassin Ziva Payvan is forced to face the brother of a man she killed, she must also face the dark secrets from her past…or else the structure of the galaxy may be changed forever.

NOTHING IS EVER BLACK AND WHITE.

The distant world of Haphez is located on the edge of populated space. The planet’s native superhuman race is feared and respected by neighboring civilizations. Their military and police forces are unmatched.

Haphezian operative Ziva Payvan has spent most of her life being fashioned into a deadly weapon. Trained to fight and not feel, she focuses only on the mission at hand and never dwells in the past…a past that houses many secrets. But when those secrets start forcing their way back into her life, she begins to find herself in the unique position of needing to save lives rather than take them.

As Ziva and her ops team work in the shadows and struggle to survive, they find themselves pitted against the most personal and most deadly of enemies, enemies who threaten not only their own lives but the lives of everyone around them.

More information can be found on my website at www.ejfisch.com/collection.

What are you working on now?

I’m currently working on a short story starring one of the secondary characters from Nexus: Ziva Payvan Book 2 who was really popular among readers. My main project though is another full-length novel (well, two full-length novels – the story will be split into two parts) set in the Ziva Payvan universe, featuring several familiar characters and locations. I still have a lot of planning to do, but some of the major scenes are already starting to take shape.

What is your favorite beverage while you write?

Dr. Pepper. It’s pretty much my favorite beverage even when I’m not writing. I’m a filthy addict.

What is your favorite Website?

DeviantART and Pinterest. I love love love looking at sci fi concept art and futuristic architecture, and these two sites give me a lot of inspiration and really help me visualize elements in my stories.

Links:

Email: ejfisch930@gmail.com
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1PoZWTK
Blog: http://ejfisch.com/blog
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EJ.Fisch/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ejfisch

Thursday, April 14, 2016

What to Write

I was reading a writers forum this week and saw a post asking members what to write that would be the most popular with readers.

This is not how I write.

I don't think about the reader when I write. I just write the story I want to read. So I guess I am the only reader I an trying to please.

--Just write. Finish. Read.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Quotes of the Week

The most important thing in life is to stop saying 'I wish' and start saying 'I will.' 
—Charles Dickens

A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.
—George RR Martin

The only way you can write is by the light of the bridges burning behind you.
—Richard Peck

There is no such thing as simple. Simple is hard.
—Martin Scorsese

Don't be 'a writer.' Be writing.
—William Faulkner

If I put love into the work, it will find friends.
—Vincent Van Gogh

The more you read, the less apt you are to make a fool of yourself with your pen or word processor.
—Stephen King

Monday, April 11, 2016

Reading: Indian Hill - Book 1

This week I read: Indian Hill by Mark Tufo

I have read all of Mark Tufo's Zombie stories and enjoyed them. So I thought I'd try his new series.

Here is the description from Amazon:

Indian Hill is about an ordinary boy who grows up in relatively normal times but who finds himself thrust into an extraordinary position. Growing up in suburban Boston, Michael enjoys the trials and tribulations that all adolescents go through, from the seemingly tyrannical mother, to girl problems, to run-ins with the law. From there he escapes to college out in Colorado with his best friend, Paul, where they begin to forge new relationships with those around them. It is one girl in particular that has caught Michael's eye, and he alternately pines for her and laments ever meeting her.

It is on their true "first" date that things go strangely askew. This is where the story truly takes a paranormal twist. Mike soon finds himself captive aboard an alien vessel, fighting for his very survival. The aliens have devised gladiator-type games. The games are of two-fold importance for the aliens: one is their entertainment value, and the other is that the aliens want to see how combative humans are, what our weaknesses and strengths are. They want to better learn how to attack and defeat us. The battles are to the death on varying terrains that are computer-generated.

Follow Mike and Paul as they battle for their lives and try to keep the U.S. safe, in the first book of Mark Tufo's Indian Hill trilogy.

--I enjoyed Indian Hill. It was an easy fast read. I will be checking out book 2.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

TV Watch: American Gods

One of my favorite Neil Gaiman books is American Gods. The New TV Series is already on my Tivo watch list.


--The images in he book will covey nicely to television. The image of the car on the ice...

Friday, April 8, 2016

The Dragon Awards


Well it was bound to happen. The Hugo Awards process corruption scandal has finally led to the inevitable conclusion. A new award that has fairness baked in. The Dragon Awards.

--Let's hope that this award is all about quality of the fiction.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Quotes of the Week

I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.
—Jack London

Don't say the old lady screamed. Bring her on and let her scream.
—Mark Twain

Creativity — like human life itself — begins in darkness.
—Julia Cameron

Let the meaning choose the word, and not the other way around.
—George Orwell

I do not write with ease, nor am I ever please with anything I write. And so I rewrite.
—Margaret Mitchell

I have always... merely tried to tell an interesting story entertainingly.
—Edgar Rice Burroughs

A blank piece of paper is God’s way of telling us how hard it to be God.
—Sidney Sheldon

I try to create sympathy for my characters, then turn the monsters loose.
—Stephen King

Write like you're in love. Edit like you're in charge.
—James Scott Bell

In order to write well, you have to be willing to write badly.
—Jacob Krueger

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Images that Inspire



--Rising water inside a storm sewer is a dramatic setting.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Back Matter

This week I will be working on the back cover text to the final novel in the Solstice 31 Saga.

It is an interesting challenge. I don't want to give spoilers for the last book or give away anything from the first two books either.

Some people have already emailed me about the cover of book 3. They said it makes them very nervous.

--Yes. People will die. 

Saturday, April 2, 2016

My new wall-paper


A good day in the life

Bailey is proofreading my chapter.
Today is looking up to be a good day.

I slept in. All the way to 6:25am!

I slid out of bed and in my favorite red flannel nightshirt and old black bathrobe, I quietly made my way downstairs followed by my faithful cat, Bailey.

I fed him, so he will decided to murder me another day.

I started the coffee and realized I was hungry. There was Bison left overs so by the time my coffee was ready my stomach was digesting Buffalo Meat!

It makes me mighty.

Coffee in hand I sat in my comfy chair and started writing. Bailey of course has t supervise while sitting on my chest. My team of specially trained squirrels were deployed to draw away his attention so I could misuse there, they're and there tomy hearts content.

Later I am having brunch with a group of other authors. There is actually a slight chance we might actually talk about writing!  I am visiting a friend after that and the home to write another chapter followed by dinner and a movie in the home theater.

--Life is good.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Fast Friday Indie Interviews: Susan Elizabeth Girard

Susan Elizabeth Girard

Tell me about yourself, Susan?

I am a West Coaster. A Metaphysician. A Philosopher.  I am an Environmentalist, a Humanitarian…an Earth Mother.  I am a Shamanic Priestess. I grew up in a traditional Christian family, youngest of 4, but my spiritual curiosity led me to

Transcendental Meditation in my early 20’s which sparked a desire to study the Eastern philosophies.  I have always been a Spiritualist since I was a young child, channeling spirit through imagination and then automatic writing, so I have been writing since I was very little, scribbling, doodling, printing , writing, keyboarding.  First poetry, then song lyrics and short stories and now a novel.

Tell me about your current Book:

It will take you on a journey into the Temperate Rainforest with Savannah as she ventures into a Parallel Zone and discovers a whole new Reality.  She discovers a little prototype homestead where she learns how to exist back in her conscious World.  Some Quantum leaping, soul flying takes place and she finds herself in a Realm that helps her survive in her everyday waking World.  She learns how to contribute on a global level to the Reality World she lives in.

Her Teachers in her meditative state are Ascended Masters, Sages, Angels, Spirit Guides and other travelling souls on the Universal Road.  So, what will you get out of this book?  A Reader’s Digest version of many of the Major World Religious faith practices delivered to enlighten you and make you think.  A lesson in stylized wilderness survival.  An honest approach to Earthly sustainability on an individualistic level.

You will meet some amazing characters with a lot of evolutionary wisdom.  A unique read on a contemporary issue.  This book is extremely well researched and descriptive in nature and you will enter the pages looking forward with anticipation to each little chapter delivered in 41 mini vignettes. This is cutting edge New Thought mindset for the 21st century.

What are you working on now?

I am formulating thoughts on continuing the story with ‘the Saga’ writing the next book in this series.  If so, it will be part two, but with more meat and substance.  Taking on the darker side and contemplating the negative connotations of its message. Such a metaphor really for the current day World we live in.

What is your favorite beverage while you write? 

Tea, I drink steaming hot pots of the ‘brew’ so famous throughout the pages of the book.

What is your favorite Website

From a Canadian perspective I like MSN news…finding out what is going on in the World and I connect locally with CTV News and I like The Guardian from Charlottetown for an East Coast perspective…?   I also like Wikipedia, Craigslist, Youtube, ebay, CNN.  I’m a researcher, as you will discover from reading my book, so I spend a lot of time in search engines.

Links:

Email:  savannah_house@hotmail.com
Amazon:  : Light-Full-Cold-Moon-Rainforest
Blog: http://www.fullcoldmoon.com/apps/blog/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fullcoldmoon.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/girard_sue
Google +:  https://plus.google.com/115911115786788729853/
Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/SueEGirard.Author


Images that Inspire