Am preparing for my first book signing and have just received the banner I will use. It was created by Dianne Bianchi, the same graphic artist who designed my book cover. She is a total professional and great at her craft. firstname.lastname@example.org. Now, I just need to get over my nervous jitters! Come see me there January 26th at 6:30pm.
I am offering a $50 Amazon gift card to the best drawing of the character, Stanley Youngwolfe, in my book, The Habitant. The contest starts now and will conclude 1/30/2016. Start the new year honing your talents. Send a photo of your drawing to my email account email@example.com and I'll post the winner on my blog and on instagram and mail the card or email the card code to the winner.
Sitting down today to begin book II in The Habitant series. Interested in spending time with Bernadette and Patty and wondering how the summer semester will affect Sarah and Adam's romance. I'm going to let the characters take me where they choose to go.
My Latin teacher in high school is one of my favorite writers. Yes, she taught me Latin and eventually became a full-time writer and winner of a Hugo award. C. J. Cherryh, author of the Foreigner series, writes enthralling science fiction and inspires me. When you grow up knowing someone in everyday circumstances, you realize that everyday people can create extraordinary stories. If you are a Sci Fi buff, read her work, you will be inspired too.
There are all kinds of inhabitants in an old building, particularly a building that resonates with books written by thousands of people, some long gone...or are they? Here is one of the regular inhabitants of that library.
There’s an exhibition about Galileo going on at the University of Oklahoma Libraries right now. There’s a part of the exhibition that talks about the secret code used by members of the Academy of the Lynx. Check it out at galileo.ou.edu. The Habitant takes place at the libraries and Galileo plays a role in the adventure shared by Sarah, Adam, Stanley and Lubna.
One of my favorite characters to write surprised me. Stanley, a Native American college student, with shaman family roots, started out odd, but became a person I wanted to know better. When Stanley says, “My purpose is to make the situation open for alignment but not to direct or interpret. It’s too easy for me to put my own spin on things, unconsciously. It isn’t ethical...I’m not a medium or a wizard or anything like that. I’m a descendant of generations of shamans. It’s sacred to me and powerful.....