Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Video Book Trailer

UPDATE: This is a new video...


(After speaking with several people, I discovered that I need permission to use the music from the previous video...This video is almost the same as the first one, but I am using music from Jamendo, which is a creative commons site where you can use the music for free as long as you give credit to the artist) At least that's what they tell me and what the website says.  In the meantime, I am still trying to get permission for the other song, since it fit the video and my book perfectly!

Hope you enjoy this one as much as you did the first one... sigh...

The rest of the blog is the same...except for the video's music...

I know it is quite unusual for me to post two blogs in one month, especially with all the publishing, editing, promoting, advertising, marketing, etc. going on...but, I just had to share this video with all of you.  (especially those of you who don't follow me on facebook, twitter or google+)  And now that I'm thinking about it, why aren't you?

My darling, awesome, super-talented granddaughter, Rachael helped me with the video.  She worked until 2 a.m. last night (Aww, come-on, I let her have a few breaks) and besides, she is over 18 now...


Me and Rach - Fall 2012


But I digress...
Rachael is a writer - you can read about her here: My Post of Rachael


If you'd like to follow her blog, it's here: Rachael's blog   

      OR

LIKE her writer's page here: Rachael's Writer's Page


The reason I've posted her links for you is since she is so super-awesome at making these videos, perhaps some of you may wish to contact her to make a video for you! Trust me, she's a perfectionist too.  Each time I thought my video was good/done, she did more tweaking to make it even better.





 


So, what did you think of the video?



See what I mean?  And this is just the tip of the iceberg...she writes -(stories and songs)  she draws, she reads voraciously, she's taught herself to play the piano, and is learning (self-taught) how to play the guitar now- AND she's been accepted to all the Universities that she applied to!! 
(She'll be going to the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater in fall.)


Thanks again, my beautiful Rachael.  This Grandma is so very proud of you! ♥  




Thanks for reading/watching






Thursday, March 21, 2013

An Awesome Dream


Some of you may know the story about how Ravenswynd Legends was born, but I thought I'd share it with those of you who don't.

It all started with a dream...



I had a vivid dream about being bit by a vampire.  Never before had I ever even dreamed about vampires.  (parts of this dream ended up in chapter 13 and 14...)


In the dream there was a fight scene, not as vivid as being bitten, but it also ended up in the book in chapter 15.


                                                                                     



After I had written quite a few chapters, it occurred to me that I had to add a scene that actually happened to me one day at a Mall.  Of course I changed it to fit the characters, but the man was real. His hair was really long, he had a long trench coat on, and I never did see his face.  You can read that scene in my Excerpt page if you like.






And the rest is history...
If you'd like to read the paperback edition, here's the link to my book
Or your choice of paperback or Kindle here: Amazon
On Amazon you can "look inside" to read some sample chapters if you like.  Have fun!
If you do read the book, please be sure to leave a review for me! 



Have a great week!


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Ravenswynd Legends

Ravenswynd Legends is available!




I am very happy with the way the paperback turned out, but a bit confused with the way it uploaded on Amazon's KDP site.  If you order a Kindle version, you'll see what I mean.
My table of contents is not right...and there is NO way to fix it.  It looks fantastic on my word document and on the online CreateSpace document checker, and the paperback proof is perfect.
But when you open the Kindle version, there are lines dividing the chapters, but only about 3/4 of the way down, and then the lines end and the numbers stop lining up...ACK.

I thought about trying to fix this issue, but since I don't even have any lines showing on my document, how the heck would I?

If anyone out there knows a fix for this, please let me now...I'm already getting book two ready for publication!  (My artist is working on the cover) yay!

If you're interested...you can order the paperback edition Here:
Ravenswynd Legends on CreateSpace


Or Paperback OR Kindle edition) Here: Ravenswyn Legends on Amazon

Exciting times!

Thanks for all your support and encouragement.


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