Thankfully, artists are still creating their art to help keep us sane in these trying times. Music, movies, tv shows, video games, funny/thought-provoking/inspirational memes entertain us for hours without end while we’re confined to our homes. And for book-lovers, new novels are being published every single day! Which brings me to the re-introduction of An Unconventional Family by Roberta Bombonato and the sequel An Unbreakable Family! Now available on Amazon! Both are part of The Family Tree series. Book 3 will be available in Spring 2021.
Happy March! Can you believe we’re almost to Spring? Back in the lazy days of my youth, time seemed to drag on and on and on. I think that’s the thing I miss the most. There really isn’t enough time in the day to do everything that needs doing. Here’s a small sampling of what’s on my agenda for the next several weeks. Bonus derelict images in this newsletter so keep scrolling!
A good abandoned series is long overdue, so here’s Signs of the Times II.Continue reading
Hello Fabulous Followers! I’ve been hard at work for the past half year or more on several new endeavors which has left me little time to focus on my love for all things abandoned, though it’s still one of my greatest passions. The same goes with writing stories. My muse has switched gears and I must go where she takes me. 🙂
Creating covers for author friends has led to the realization, I love every step of the process from scouring the internet for suitable images I can manipulate, to tweaking and adding until the cover transforms into a complex work of art. It’s easy for me to spend countless hours (I have no idea how many this cover took, but probably around sixty) to get one as close to perfect as possible. I now want to live for the feeling I get when an author says, “It’s amazing! You are amazing!” And, “I think you’re incredibly talented with an enormous knack for this!” And, “You are an artist extraordinaire!”
So I’m hanging out my shingle! If you need a book cover or know of someone who does, please email Melissa at [email@example.com]. We’ll start with your vision and then collaborate on bringing your book’s outer shell to life. The old saying, “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” is a bunch of hooey. We ALL judge books by their covers. Let me help you turn yours into a masterpiece that accurately represents the story inside. 🙂
Also, I’ve discovered I love formatting manuscripts for print and ebook! Only fiction and non-fiction rated G or PG, please! In romance, no erotica. In non-fiction, no legal or technical mss. If you need your ms critiqued, I can do that, too! I can edit/proofread/copyedit, but have found I hate causing people angst when I find plot holes, poorly formed premises, and writing styles that leave the reader confused. So, if you have a really tough hide, you might want to utilize my services in that area, but if you know you’re sensitive to constructive criticism, it would probably be best to stick with my book formatting and cover creation services! 🙂
Consultations are free!
Simple ebook covers start at $20 if you already have an image you want on the cover. Full print covers start at $50 depending on the level of complexity. A cover similar to Blind Sympathy would be $150-300. There are over a dozen images in this cover that have been customized and manipulated to create the whole. The basic demon was sent off to a professional artist, Robert Tribby of Grim Reflections (instagram @robtribby), for enhancement and then was further digitally shaded to match the moonglow.
Other Services: Custom Logos, Business Cards, Bookmarks, Postcards, Banners, Website & Social Media Headers
Sorry for the late notice! If you’re in the area, join us at 1 p.m. May 31, 2019, for a question and answer session on our stories and how we write them. We’ll also be selling and signing. 🙂
Hi, all! It’s been a busy, busy last few months. I’m late on getting the word out, but better than never! If you’ll be in the Gainesville, Florida area next weekend, I’ll be signing books at the Alachua County Library, Main Branch, along with over 40 other authors of all genres. Come out and see me and pick up some awesome books and swag – perfect for gift-giving and just in time for Mother’s Day! I’m sharing my table with the fabulous author, Roberta Bombonato. We’ll be giving away a books & swag basket so be sure to come by our table to enter! The book signing deets:Continue reading
Some people might think I’m insane…or stupid. Maybe they’d be right. All I know is I’m a dreamer with big dreams. The old saying, you won’t know until you try had been stuck on replay in my mind over the last six months as I kept going back to the pictures of this decrepit, old camper.Continue reading
I thought I’d share some pics from the book signing yesterday. A great time was had by all!Continue reading
While perusing images for inspiration, these popped out from among the hundreds I viewed. Unfortunately, I don’t know where any of these are located. They’re all free to use from Pixabay and Pxhere. I hope they spark an emotion within you as they did me. 🙂
If you’d like to have your series of abandoned pics featured here, shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a sample pic in the body of the email. No attachments, please!
Happy day, y’all! – Lis