As some of you may know, I have delved into the world of juvenile fiction, AKA kid’s books. Right now they are in ebook format, so if you have one, I would love if you would check it out. I’m going to do a few small features on them in the upcoming days.
The Princess of the Land of Black was inspired by my new wife’s niece, who pretty much demanded I write one about a princess. I never saw myself writing about female royalty, but when I really thought about it, I came up with the character Onyx, a princess in a kingdom where they only wear shades of black. She goes on a quest to find out what else there is in the world, and discovers all of the other colors by visiting princesses and castles.
What’s it really about? Opening your mind to new things. Going outside your comfort zone and coming out on top. Living life. You name it.
The artwork is by Lyndsaye Greke, a Canadian artist, poet and jaqueline-of-all-trades, so to speak. Her work is fantastic. When we started preliminary discussions, I said I would love something that’s “Disney” plus “Tim Burton” and I think she did a great job. It’s cute, but just a bit dark as well.
It’s available on Nook, Kindle and in the iTunes store. I hope you enjoy it, and if you check it out please feel free to comment here on what you thought.
Posted in Children's Lit
Tagged book, children, children's book, children's literature, colors, ebook, itunes, kids, Kindle, learning, literature, nook, princess, self publish
Created using vintage film strips converted into digital video. This footage is so cool that it alone is worth watching! Check it out!
Posted in films of strangers, Typography
Tagged 1960s, art, beauty, childhood, children, costumes, entertainment, family, fiction, film, film strip, flash fiction, found art, friends, friendship, halloween, kitsch, life, love, people, princess, relationships, retro, typography, vintage, writing
This print and many others are also now for sale on my ETSY.
Posted in flash fiction, photos of strangers, Typography
Tagged black and white, castle, Disney, Etsy, fairy tale, fiction, flash fiction, hero, kitsch, love, photo, photograph, pictures, prince, princess, relationships, romance, tower, typography, vintage, writing