All photographic images on this site are for sale as 13" x 19'' and larger archival fine art prints. Image rights are also for sale. Books and CDs too. Contact me at email@example.com for details. I won't bite.
Balthazar and Zeeba: A Christmas Novella is now for sale in all three formats; book-book, e-book and audiobook. It's an all-ages book. No sex. No profanity. Most kids will be fine with it. It's a Christmas book, for Pete's sake. The story is set in the Step Zero world, but it is a stand-alone book, namely you need not have read any of the other Step Zero books to enjoy this one.
I’m very happy with this book, and it’s the perfect gift for that hard-to-shop-for person on your Christmas list who has everything. They don't have this.
If you want to order the book, you can go to the Fezziwig Press store and order it that way, or you can simply deposit $19.95 plus $5.95 shipping and handling, (and if your are local in Tucson, $1.60 in sales tax) into my PayPal account with your mailing address and how you would like me to sign the book. Access to my PayPay is my email, firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, if you are in the Tucson area, you can always come by my studio and buy the book directly from me there. I'm there at odd hours so just email me at email@example.com so we can arrange for times to meet. And copies are available for sale at Tucson Touch Therapies at Pima and Country Club,and will also be sold at the Wee Gallery at 6th and 6thduring my Ancients show in December, 2014.
Balthazar and Zeeba is available as an ebook, and as a three-hour audiobook too. The e-book is available right now at the Apple iBooks store, at the Barnes and Noble Nook store, and within days at Amazon Kindle store. And most excitedly for me, Balthazar and Zeeba: A Christmas Novella is available as an audiobook at Amazon, on iTunes, and at CDBaby's website.You can listen to samples of the audiobooks on these sites before you buy. (Prices vary. CDBaby is the cheapest, Amazon and Apple the most expensive.) I had a blast recording the audiobook.It's not often I get to imitate an Eastern North Carolina accent.
So just push those buttons, type those words and I'll get Balthazar and Zeeba: A Christmas Novella book-book to you as soon as I can. And you can buy the ebook and the audiobook online whereever those products are sold.
The copy and the cover art are now in the hands of Gail Cross, Fezziwig Press' fantastic book designer. Scheduled release of Balthazar and Zeeba is October 15th, 2014. It will be available as a premium hardbound book and as an e-book at Apple's iBooks and at Barnes and Nobles' Nook app.
This is an all-ages novella. Appropriate for ages 8 to 88.
And if you want to be on the pre-order list, simply comment on this blog or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'll get your shipping info and $$$ later.
On a personal note, I couldn't be happier with the cover art. David captured the spirit and content of my little Christmas book perfectly. Thank you, Mr. Wyatt. Thank you so very much.
The cover of "A Rolodex Of Haikus" by Tunafish Smith, found by Stu Jenks. (c) Gail Cross and Stu Jenks 2014.
Tunafish's book will be out soon. Shooting for September. And it'll be release'd simultaneously as both a paperback through Fezziwig Press and elsewhere, and as an e-book on Apple's iBooks, and at Barnes and Noble's Nook app.
I'll let you all know when we have a firm release day.
Folly: a building in the form of a castle, temple, etc, built to satisfy a fancy or conceit, often of an eccentric kind. (Collins English Dictionary)
Legend has it, that the folly atop The Biscuit of the Mustang Mountains was built by an eccentric/mentally ill/unemployable son of a wealthy rancher. “He takes care of The Biscuit,” my source said to me long ago. “It’s his job.” It’s been seven years since I’ve hiked to the top of The Biscuit. Many of the cairns marking the crude trail up have fallen down. (I repaired them as I climbed.) The trail is now hard to follow. The folly at the top is still in fine shape but I can’t help but wonder where the crazy son of the rancher is, perhaps living in a nursing home or just dead. I guess I’ll never know.
"Though none of us will live forever, our stories can. As long as one soul remains who can tell the story, the greater forces of love, mercy, generosity, and strength are continuously called into the world." - Clarissa Pinkola Estes.
Image: "The Old Man Of The Storr, Isle of Skye, Scotland" (c) 2014 Stu Jenks.
...and I just ordered the first boxes of hardbound books. We are ahead of our scheduled July 7th release. I'll let you know when the books arrive. For those who would like to pre-order, just go to my squareup.com market page. And those of you in the Tucson area, Air & Gravity will be available at my studio, online of course, and at some other local outlets, one for sure being Tucson Touch Therapies.
The book looks and smells great. I'm very happy with Ingram, my printer. I think you will be too.