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Welcome Note (updated September 16, 2018)

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Current Active Serial Story: Selkies' Skins (read on LJ, read on DW, or read at site)
Selkies' Skins manuscript wordcount:
Selkies' Skins: Castle and Well (book one): 131,693 for chapters 1 through 39, front matter, the glossary, and author bio. It is followed by a second book covering the second half of Kirsty's testing, and likely a third book or fourth book to deal with other important bits of the selkies' (yes, more than one) stories that are not focused on in Kirsty's Skinquesting. There is also an audiobook version recorded, narrated by Illya Leonov. He is also expected to narrate the books of the Dragon Shaman series. https://www.amazon.com/Castle-Well-Selkies-Skins-Book/dp/B00O9GKYW0/

Selkies' Skins: Temple and Skinquest (book two): 41,338 and growing in the manuscript as of April 20, 2016 and is in progress. I need to look over the current manuscript for the current wordcount before editing.

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Magic is that breath never quite caught,
Flowing always just behind the scenes,
And only glimpsed when sought.
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I have forgotten when this was written, though it would have been either the 1990's or the early 2000's.
Copyrighted to me. Do not use without my written permission. It is irritating enough to have seen one of my shorts get commandeered by someone else. I have moved it here as updating the theme wiped my footers.
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Ame plays a game...

I'm too frustrated to do the book art, not quiet enough to listen for where I need to rerecord sentences for stupid fucking bumps. Ok, I thought, I shall play a game.

A game I don't have to concentrate much.

A game I can just stumble through because I already know its focus is story as Oscy had told me about it ages ago.

I fire up said game, spend some time in disorientation figuring out controls (no, I did not bother reading, I expected to remember usual layout and for it to work) and learning that every non directional button had the same function for this game. Fine. Ok.

Stumble around exploring trying to get the story...

Unable to hear story to understand wtf is going on on this island with the light houses. EVERY story point got TALKED OVER because that's when Merlin would choose to come talk to me, unaware I was playing a game much less wanted to hear it.

Found pretty caves. Like glowy caves.

Somehow found end. Missed triggering some points though and I have several achievements to unlock. Grrrr. Gonna have to play depressing game with dude talking about sickness, kidney stones, and suicide by jumping off the aerial all over again to knock those out.

Did have tenacle cthulhu squidy thing painted a few places. Current headcanon is that Dude started too long into the Abyss. Or read a thing and lost sanity points. Lots of sanity points.

Good thing it was not a shooty game. Not got focus for shooty game right now. I also am not feeling particularly advanced in the word department tonight. I wish my ear would stop bothering me. I'm tired of feeling low key sick all the bloody time.
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Minnie's Choice or Minnie's Decision is available

 
Kitties do so love to roam, but sometimes what they really want is a home. Minnie thought that she wanted to be wild and free until she spent time with a shy little girl. Learn how they both find out what love is in this sweet story published by our friend over at Pen It Publications.
 
Minnie's Choice AKA Minnie's Decision
By Patsy E. Stackhouse
Illustrated by Teresa Amehana Garcia
 
I was paid per illustration, so sales do not net me any royalties, and my Amazon Associates account did not sell enough for them to allow it to continue so purchasing via my Amazon link nets no finder's bounty.
 


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Interview with Rowan Wookey of Dragon Hearts

The interview with Rowan Wookey, creator of the Dragon Hearts RPG is live.

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7A4MwBo0Nbo
Podcast audio: http://www.podcasts.com/mythical-minstrelsy-flash-fiction-fridays-and-ames-bookshelf-1a06920c4/episode/Interviewing-RP-Game-Creator-Rowan-Wookey-9016
Blogpost: https://www.thgstardragonpublishingblog.com/2019/05/interview-with-dragon-hearts-rpg.html
Patron Posting: https://www.patreon.com/posts/26968361

Next week for Sunday I interview children's author Rochelle Lazauskas.

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Flash Fiction Fridays #12: Parting, This is Nisa (latest revision), and The Seer

 

 

Thanks go to Oscelot Haalan for getting the audio podcast to behave and upload.

 

#Singularity #AlternateWorlds #Dimensionality

 

This Friday I present three flash fictions. Two of them are by a guest, one Aria Wolfram or Lacy Musketeer. The third is my own.

 

Parting by Aria Wolfram: Nisean lore has always hinged around what disaster befell the original inhabitants of the country in the universe I first entered Nisa from, and long been tied into alternate realities and timelines. In this tale we learn one version of how Ar'ia first enters one of several concurrent versions of Nisa wherein anthro versions of Raikou and Horin rule Ibexia (and adopt her in adulthood) and what that entry looked like from the point of view of her father when she enters the singularity. Or perhaps it could be said the spirits of those who would take physical incarnation to later be the duo. There are alternate theories one could spin from this as well.

 

This is Nisa by Aria Wolfram: I also recommend listening to the original version of the tale as recorded for the MLP world version that she wrote, as recorded by Illya Leonov. She agreed to let me record and share her tale providing that I utilize the version for the currently enacted timeline wherein the denizens tend toward anthro and less toward the MLP based version Nisa was originally held to based on the universe rp was at the time done within (back when it interacted with Roanoak before the Changeling massacre and later the Canterlot bombing when that timeline was communally abandoned and "stored").

For posterity, Illya Leonov's recording of the first version: http://www.soundcloud.com/illya-leonov


You can visit Nisa and Ibexia as well as several other parcels owned and maintained by the Dreaming Twilight in the Second Life sim of Ontario.

 

The Seer by Teresa Garcia: A Seer of indeterminate age attempts to share what is most dear and wondrous with you. But what is your reaction to her world?

 

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Mythical Minstrelsy volume 2 print edition available

It has been a very busy several days (several months). In addition to The Ian's Realm Saga part 1 going live on Dianne Gardner's Gumroad store I came to the computer to the notice that the print edition of Mythical Minstrelsy, volume 2 has gone live and available for sale on Amazon, to join the kindle edition. I see that they have not yet been linked, but I expect that to be done sometime soon by the system.

The price is a bit higher than I would like, but it is due to the fact that color print costs a bit more, and there are indeed color images, although the divider images are grey scale.

I am particularly pleased with the cover. It printed darker than expected (always hard to tell how dark something will print) but it suits the mood of the Second Life photography shoot that I did to obtain the images to work with for the cover.

The print edition of volume three is still in production. I am going through the manuscript compiled into the .doc from Scrivener to ensure that it has all of the high dpi images inserted. Ebooks tend to use a lower dpi than what is suitable for print due to file size issues.

Mythical Minstrelsy volume 2 Print Edition Live
 


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The Ian's Realm Saga Book One Audio available

The Ian's Realm Saga
Book 1
By D.L. Gardner
Narrated by Teresa Garcia
 

Part One of "The Ian's Realm Saga" audiobook is now available on Gumroad.com for purchase and download. Parts Two and Three are available there for pre-order.

Mrs. Gardner has several other related projects available as well.

If she decides to have it elsewhere as well I will post a link when I know. For now Gumroad is it's home.

It has been a long journey doing the audio and audio production of the book. There have been many takes, retakes, and then redoing areas because of things such as earclicks and jaw pops having been picked up, or those weird throat croaks that aren't noticed on first passes. I am glad to see this available though now that this section is ready.

This is slated to become a movie, although I don't know when, so it is a project to keep an eye on.

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Booktube Real Talk Tag: Teresa or Amehana's views on booktubing and publishing overlap

 This did not get posted here last night when it switched over to public.

Original Tag Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuIil5h-vKk 
Emmmabooks video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPNYNlDt4WY 
 
Publishers I work with in some fashion
THG StarDragon Publishing: http://www.thgstardragon.com
Pen It! Publications: http://www.penitpublications.com
 
Gaming sites and groups I work with in publishing/content
Dragon Hearts RPG: http://www.dragonheartsrpg.com
Dreaming Twilight (SL group)
 
booktube real talk tag
- questions -
1. What's something nobody told you about booktube before you started your channel?
2. What is your opinion on “typical” booktube videos? (wrap-up’s, TBR’s, hauls, etc.)
3. What is an assumption you had about booktube before you joined? Was it proven to be correct, or not? 
4. What is something you’ve done that has actually helped you grow your audience?
5. What is a common mistake you see new booktubers making, or one that you made?
6. What are your thoughts on working with publishers and sponsorships?
7. Do you think booktube is dying?
8. Tag your friends!
 
 
Tags
Illya Leonov: https://www.youtube.com/user/Melotah
Scribbler: https://www.youtube.com/user/ObabScribbler
Icarus Lunarguard: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOQH_cXGPvHmppHpbx13nGQ
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Flash Fiction Fridays 10: Rainbow story/poem

 =Rainbow=

=By Teresa Garica=

 

A summons rolls through the web

Summoning there to the step

A shimmer of light that dances

Setting into lyric stanzas

 

The message she must swiftly bear

Beneath her lord’s imposing stare

Across the land so fast and grand

Distributing by her hand the master plan

 

The hopes and dreams he has penned

Rooted in the past where is stemmed

The tree that connects earth and sky

Where the Norns do quietly ply

 

Their trade of spinning from beginning

The story that is slowly thinning

To an end, the finest thread

That ties the living to the dead

 

The rainbow bears many names

And is not and yet is the same

Bearing hope and bearing love

The messages of Beyond, Above

 

When you see her, remember her

A fleeting thing, a passing whirr

In the machinery of Life

Bringing Peace and Bringing Strife.

 

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McCloud, CA 96057

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Folkore Reading: The Clever Wife (Han folktale)

Here is my reading for my Youtube channel of "The Clever Wife" from "Chinese Folktales" collect by Louise and Yuan Hsi Kuo. I highly recommend getting a copy of this book if you can find it. The background image is an old watercolor/color pencil work of mine entitled "Maple Breeze."


Also Mythical Minstrelsy and Flash Fiction Fridays is live on both Spotify and Google Play. It is pending as of my last check for iTunes.


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