Greetings and Salutations!
This week, I am happy to report the release of my debut novel Sunshine in Darkness. It is a young adult/teen paranormal story. This story is told from the perspective of Sunshine Pilgrim, a seventeen-year old girl who has lived outside her body since birth.
Here is the blurb: A dark, demon-like creature has possessed Sunshine’s body since the day she was born. Now, seventeen years later, she is done watching from the outside while the Intruder wrecks her life. When the opportunity arises to reclaim her body, she takes it.
Finally back in her body, Sunshine is arrested and, with her mother’s approval, sent to a mental institution where Intruders abound. Sunshine must learn who she is, take charge of her life, fight the Intruders, and look sane while doing it.
Sunshine in Darkness is in essence a metaphorical coming of age story. Check it out!
This week: I have been busy promoting my debut novel, finishing the last edits on The Adventure’s of Abby and Sofia: The Crocodile Pool –the children’s chapter book series I’m writing. I have also finished three more chapters of the second book in The Adventure’s of Abby and Sofia series.
Between promotions (social media is a swirling, sucking, all-consuming vortex from which there is no escape…it is so in my face that I can only complain about social media on a social media site. Mostly because I am too busy to see my friends and family because I’m blogging, Facebooking and Twittering etc...help! help! help!), my children’s book, and the little bit of time traveling I’ve done—mostly to 1835 (research for another story I have been cradling) I have done little reading this week. I hang my head in shame ;( But I might just get time for my much needed escapism this weekend: it is both cold and rainy…my favorite! So, with any hope, I’ll steer clear of omniscient social media and read read read!
Also, I have this idea for a different type of interview/blog tour. I want to hear from other writers, painters, musicians, dancers…artists etc. I think it would be good to create a community of artists and art lovers who are willing to discuss and question what we do and why we do it—and not just promote out work (yes, of course you can still mention your most recent release, I value that too and see its necessity). I just think sometimes, there are so many voices screaming simultaneously that there is no way to hear what any one person is saying. I believe it is our connections that matter. I want to quiet the room for a moment and listen to what you are doing and why you’re doing it. After all, we are all artist/people of our time I want to know how others see it.
Okay, I’ll stop (really…I didn’t intend on writing a manifesto!) So, here is my idea: it’s called Three Questions. I’m going to post three questions, if you are an artist or a lover of the arts (of any type) answer them.
This week’s Three Questions:
1.. What project are you currently working on?
2. What inspired you to start that project?
3. If you could live in a painting or as a character in a movie, or a book for a day, who would it be or what painting would it be? Why?
*feel free to leave a link to your blog, or work.J
As always feel free to leave a comment…have a good book suggestion? Or is there an event coming up that you would like to share?