The Ancients with maps and illustrations is projected to be in print before Christmas
"It's finally here and I'm moving right into writing The Ancients Book III. You will enjoy the illustrations, glossary, and table of contents and the little surprise at the end of Soil (for those who take time to look).
The characters in these books are so strong, I imagine there will be other books that follow...you'll find out first on my websites. Book I, Tiny Seedlings...their journey is available as an e-book at www.amazon.com and on this site as a paperback (signed)
Book II and III at this time will only be available in paperback, perfect bound. If that changes, I'll let you know. More illustrations and photos will be in Book III, The Ancients.
I hope you get your 1st edition soon...be sure and read or re-read Tiny Seedlings...their journey before you dive into Soil.
Well, take your time and enjoy the journey of a good read. Inbetween book signings, speaking engagements and writing,
I will update encouraging articles on this site & my other two sites www.junetheauthor.com and www.junetheauthor.wordpress.com Feel free to share them."
"Wow, I'm previewing Book II "Soil" and it's really intense and exciting! I heard that June is preparing it for press in the next couple of weeks! Also, I found out the name of Book III. Get ready for this...'THE ANCIENTS" Those who read Book I will remember reading about them. Once I find out the cover, I'll post it here. For those who haven't read it yet, be sure and read Book I "Tiny Seedlings...their journey."
Sincerely, Book Worm (or just call me 'The Reader')
"Wow! I'm reading the manuscript for Book II, Soil - in The Trees of Etainia Trilogy! It's really good! Seedling followers, be sure and read Book I again. For those who haven't purchased Book I, "Tiny Seedlings...their journey", better do it soon. Limited amounts of the 1st edition.
Soil will be out this Spring, 2014.
"A New Day is Upon Us"
Several years ago I created an instrumental CD with my son called "Healing Waters". Many people use it in hospitals, others play it to help them fall asleep. It's a calming CD that tends to settle the surrounding atmospheres. During that time, I had come to a place where I really understood the power of music. While growing up - I enjoyed various genres and even played the piano, but didn't really appreciate music untill I was an adult with children of my own. I began a deeper study of music and realized that on the one hand, music could be very theraputic and lift up your soul and spirit. On the other hand, it could influence emotions in a negative way, sometimes causing anxiety and even depression.
As I continued to study the subject, I became more aware of the musical rhythmic sounds around me; the birds singing their songs, the raindrops when they hit the petals of plants ~ even the wind as it joined with the various trees in creating a swishing and sometimes hushing sounds. No wonder we find it comforting and peaceful to walk and sit in the parks or go outside to relax on our back porch while listening to the creative musical natural sounds around us...
I wrote a poem called, "The Rhythm of My Heart" and designed a greeting card. Many people have been moved and deeply touched by it. In it I share how beautiful it is that we all have 'different and unique' rhythms within us. Rhythms that direct our lives, our dreams and our goals. Even our heart beats in various rhythms according to the peace or aggitation around us.
As I write this, I guess what I want to share is...pay attention to the rhythms of sound and music. Not just through the T.V., radio, ipad, MP3's and other electronic devices - although it is important to take notice to reject or enjoy some of those sounds. But take a moment one day and still your mind - go outside - find a quiet place. Walk in a park, or step onto your porch and listen to melodious sounds around you...and as you do...you will hear the steady beat of your own heart - physically and spiritually - and a new level of peace and hope will begin to enter in - taking you on a new, fresh journey of self-discovery. A moment in time such as this...can change your life.
"Looking to the Future"(c) '07 by Dee
Do you realize every moment of the day gives you a brand new opportunity to begin 'anew'? It all begins in your thought life..then comes an action...then the results manifest. For example; perhaps you might want to pursue a new career. There's the thought ~ then you research the area you want to go into = the action. Of course the action continues as you refine and express your goals and dreams. Perhaps you write your ideas on paper or record them or send yourself a text or email as a reminder. Then you might ponder and mull over your options. Soon after - the pursuit begins. While pursuing you weigh the pros and cons -
the possible limitations and the unlimited possibilities.
Eventually over time there will be results. In the process you will discover something about yourself. You might find out that you have a new appreciation for the career you are in. On the other hand, you may have discovered a new courage within your character and are going to 'go for the gold'. Every person has their own moments which are sections of time. You can let them go by without much thought, or you can take some of those moments and look for a brand new opportunity in your life. A new career? A new hobby? A new relationship? A new home? The list is endless.
What are you waiting for?
Christmas in Corpus Christi, TX (c) 2012 JSI
In some places it's snowing, in others...rain...still others it's warm. Wherever you are - "Merry Christmas!"
For me it's been a busy month of Christmas gatherings, book signings and meeting many new people. I've enjoyed every minute while listening to the variety of 'life' stories. Sadly though many people are going through difficult times and have needed an encouraging word. For anyone who reads this, I do hope all is well with you and that this Christmas won't be a lonely time. As I've shared before, reaching out to help others can often ease the pain within.
As January approaches I will be intensely finishing Book II, "Soil" and having it published in soft cover sometime around April 2013. For those who have a Kindle, (others can download the Kindle App) I will be having special offers for Book I, "Tiny Seedlings" - just check online. Wishing you all a very safe, healthy and prosperous Christmas - and New Year 2013!
Garden Porch in Hot Springs (c) 2011
During the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays, we are especially reminded to be thankful for what we have. In some cases many people have lost loved ones and it's a painful time. There is no quick cure for that pain...only time. I have found that when I reach out to others during my most painful moments...it helps to take my mind away from trying to change things I can never change.
Regrets also drift through minds during this season and the words, "if only, if only, if only." A good thought to remember is from the Serenity Prayer:
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
Yesterday I had a wonderful time at an assisted living center during their holiday festivities. Seeing people of all ages chattering, laughing and sharing their stories was delightful! Giving time to (really) listen to another person is a great gift you can give. Money and positions come and go...but you can't replace moments of time. Once used up...they are gone. Sure, another opportunity will come through, but not in the same way. No two moments are the same. So as these days approach, think about ways you can give to others...and maybe, just maybe ~ it will add a little peace to your heart.
"Essays in school were my favorite test questions. Little did I know that one day I would be writing poems, self-help books and now a fantasy trilogy.