Everyone is familiar with my children’s novel with the bubble mosaic photo on the cover, Tree & Sky, An Introduction to the Secrets of Meshyah’s World…right? Sure you are. That’s why I have now gone beyond putting the book on Kindle. I have published each story in the book separately on Kindle, only $.99 each, and each with their cover photo in bubble mosaic.
There are two more stories in the making. There will also be a second edition of the book with all five stories for the five-year journal Shy, Jazz and Ozzie are completing. Each story tells a lot about their world ~ what it’s like to live under a great Megadome on Antarctica…in the future.
What? Not curious? How will you know if their journal gets sent back in time successfully? You know, to warn every one of what’s coming and how it all turns out? And how will you know what the future world is like when you read DOME (due out early 2014) ~ an adventure in discovery of the child-written journal in a basement used books store and where it all leads? Like the reviews have said, it’s recommended for adults, also. So think about it as you continue reading.
Since the trend these days is to get all the free stuff you can (especially for books), and a really low price is a tolerable second, I thought I’d offer, for the electronic age mind, short readings at the lowest price possible, and almost free. For every book you buy, as the author, I earn a whopping ten cents for all the work I did to make it for you and your child’s enjoyment. That’s because the object is for the stories to be read, not for me to get rich. I gave up that dream a long time ago…when I started writing, in fact.
After the success of Miracle Belle, A Horse with a Secret, being pulled from the anthology and put in the e-book format, I thought I’d try again. In fact, I have other stories ready for Kindle, but only awaiting a few illustrations or proper cover. And I plan to put everything on Kindle first while awaiting those myriad of things necessary to complete a book for publication. Always good to have a plan.
The first story from Tree & Sky is The Tree on My House, and introduces the series, The Secrets of Meshyah’s World. You will love the
characters through this charming story of finding a plant growing on the rooftop patio of Shy’s home and watching it grow. It overtakes the side of the house and the walkway below. It becomes a special visitation site for many of the multicultural residents living under the dome, giving them hope. You see, trees are now rare in their world and only those transplanted and grown under the dome are surviving. That’s pretty special considering it’s Antarctica. You will enjoy Shy’s relationship with her grandfather and the name the children give the tree. Now, remember Kindle and $.99. Sure, use the excuse its for your kids, but you will enjoy reading it, I promise. There’s something about ten-year olds…ya know?
The Day the Sky Fell is the second story in the series, The Secrets of Meshyah’s World. You will experience being under the dome when something goes wrong and part of it collapses and crushes a house. Homes under the dome are two-story and made of concrete (the new kind that’s not dangerous), so being crushed by a giant cable from the dome is really something. You will also enjoy Shy’s eleventh birthday party. That’s when she officially becomes Meshyah Bluebird Garcia. It’s her Native American name, given to her by her grandfather, who shares lots of stories with her about life in the Before Times, including his tribe’s history.
You’ll learn more of their world under the protective dome in Antarctica as Sky and her friends. Jazz and Ozzie, tell aspects of life Under a Honeycomb Sky. You will wish you could visit there. In these trying times we are experiencing now, the children’s life there seems idyllic. It does take a lot of work to support it, as they learn. Remember, the threesome telling it are now twelve-year olds and have no memory of the world as we know it.
With the next two stories you will learn what happened in the world, in the Before Times, to make all the problems we’re experiencing today much worse in Code Name: Starburst. The last story for the five-year journal, The Great Migration, details the move of the worlds’ surviving population to their assigned dome and the village under it where they’ll be housed. Antarctica only has three Megadomes, but there are others around the world.
Once you’ve read these stories you will have more knowledge and a better understanding of our largest continent, Antarctica, and why the first megadome will be built there. Well, the first one after the one in the Black Hills (a hint of what’s to come in DOME).
The second edition novel, simply titled The Secrets of Meshyah’s World, will come out with all five stories once completed. Three more novellas will follow with adventures for Shy, Jazz and Ozzie as they grow up. And all will be on Kindle. I know you will enjoy reading them as much as I enjoy all the work creating them. So, watch for DOME, the adult edition of finding the journal in the past, when it comes out early next year. It has a couple of the main characters from my novel trilogy, Where the Horses Run ~ the ones who live or travel to the Black Hills in South Dakota (another hint; not a spoiler).
Happy reading while saving money!
P.S. I don’t have a Kindle either, but I do have Kindle iCloud on my iMac computer. It downloaded from Amazon for FREE. Check out the last of the related articles for more information.
- It’s All About the Books (booksbyjvd.wordpress.com)
- A New Publication on Kindle (booksbyjudithvictoriadouglas.wordpress.com)
- But I don’t have a Kindle… (nicolasheehanauthor.wordpress.com)