Kokopelli by Bartholomew Barker

Background photo: Larry Lamsa/Flickr, CC BY 2.0.Manipulation and design layout: Elizabeth Stark Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry readers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. He has been eating for more than fifty years and drinking wine only slightly fewer. Born in Ohio, fed…

Excerpt from “Dreams of Heaven”

Originally posted on Elizabeth M. Herrera:
Chapter 2 Savannah bolted upright in bed, shaking from a bad dream. It took her a moment to realize she was safe in her own bedroom. Relief flooded over her, but her heart kept pounding. She glanced at her husband, who was sound asleep, before getting up, grabbing her…

Book Interior Layout

Oh, the magic of the written word. Well-designed pages allow readers to fully immerse themselves within your story. Your book’s format will be as polished as any big publishing house’s offerings, and match your cover’s look and feel. Source: Book Interior Layout

“Of Stars and Clay” Excerpt

Creation? Evolution? Both are woven with lies, which are exposed after an engineered virus purposely kills most of mankind. Those who survive are controlled from behind the scenes by a dark force that has waited millenniums for total domination. Gone are our scientists, leaders, military commanders, teachers, engineers, parents and children—the only ones left standing are those useful to the agenda.

To maintain order, the United Nations organization dutifully steps in, but its leaders are not what they appear to be. The trusted UN uniform causes each army to hand over its leash, resulting in all of the world’s soldiers following the command of an unknown power—without a single shot being fired. The plan unfolds perfectly, except for one exception.

The virus brings about an unexpected DNA mutation among the Earth Sentinels, causing a select few to develop supernatural abilities, such as, Zachary, a young man who is struggling to adapt to the Amazon Jungle while living with his indigenous wife and family; Haruto, a healer in Japan, who endeavors to lead a spiritual life; and Tom and Cecile, rebellious Native Americans who reside on a reservation in Canada. While their transformative changes unfold, Bechard the fallen angel tries to regroup his fellow Earth Sentinels so they can free the human race from its unseen shackles. But how do you free people who don’t know they are slaves?


Book Review: Godblind by Anna Stephens

Originally posted on THE ROYAL POLAR BEAR READS:
Interesting. Unexpected. Shocking. Godblind has this tone of writing style that will let you hooked into the story once you figured out what was happening. I need to emphasize that Anna Stephens on writing such intricate and compelling story with a diverse and multiple points of views that…

The 5 Keys to Building a Character

Originally posted on Tas Through the Looking Glass:
My friend wanted me to attend a writing seminar with her, so I agreed to go. However, the summary said it was geared more for novices, so I didn’t really expect to learn much. Boy, was I surprised. The speaker, a creative writing instructor from one of…