Friday, July 11, 2014


I'm still off, but I wanted to share this vid while I'm gone. Short films can be an amazing form of storytelling -- and this one is the best I've seen in a long time (narrated and with music, for those of you at work):

// ArtFX OFFICIEL // To The Other Side from ArtFX OFFICIEL on Vimeo.


  1. Absolutely loved it.

    1. Beautifully done, wasn't it? Going to bookmark it for future re-viewing myself (once I get home and don't have to rely on the laptop.)

  2. Request to review: Youngbloods 1 &2
    My name is Lora Wiedenheft and I am asking you to read my letter through. I am a reviewer and the founder of a program called Read for your future.
    The program works like this. I contact authors (such as yourself) and publishers that I think will Donate a book in exchange for a review. I then get the book put it on a list and let the students at 2 different high schools choose the book. The student that chooses the book then reads the book and writes a review for the book. There are links on my website to lead them through the process. When they are finished with their review they then turn that book into to the librarian at their school. It then gets cataloged and at that point has a new home for years to come.
    The students are excited about this program. They are building up their library. And they feel good about themselves knowing they have helped out their school.
    . I only read YA. and I read a lot. I now have a GED and a LPN License. I acquired so many books that I decided to donate some to the public library. I found out that they were operated with 2 other libraries so in order for my towns children to enjoy them they had to get on a waiting list for the book. I didn't like that. SO my daughter
    just graduated she says "Mom give them to the Middletown High school library. They have no current books" SO I called them and found out that they had not had a new book in four years. They jumped all over them. But I still had books that needed reviews on them so I set it up that they read the book do the review and then keep the book for the school. It was going very well. Then the principal of Franklin high School called and ask if they could get in on it. So I designed a website where I keep a list of books on there and a place to submit the review and they just turn them into the library and tell the librarian that its a Read for your future book. . So that's how I started Read for your future..
    Now the reason for my letter. I came across your book and wondered if you might want to help me. If you can donate a book (Hardback if you have one) or books to our school library in exchange for an honest review and a permanent home for them. I am asking for any swag that you might be able to spare for grade incentives. we would be forever in your debt. I know its a lot to ask.And I'm sure that you get requests for donations all the time. I think your book would be a great addition to our school library. Also Can you please place us on your list for future books to review?
    We are dedicated to putting books in the hands of teenagers. Wont you
    Please help in our fight against illiteracy.
    Thank you for your time
    Lora Wiedenheft
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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Lora. I don't write YA at present, but I'll be happy to donate copies of my Youngbloods novels to your program. I also have a great indie pubbed YA SF novel to send along (Derelict by LJ Cohen) that I know your students would enjoy. Will pop them in the mail as soon as I get back home.


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