My first novel, which I finished a few years back but have only now gotten around to publishing. It is a fantasy story set in a world populated by anthropomorphic animals. The protagonist, Kuro, is a young armadillo who is destined to be sacrificed by his fellows on the day he turns sixteen due to an old prophecy. However, he becomes too frightened at the thought of death and runs away from his hometown shortly before the date arrives.
Afterwards, he must face his fears as he not only tries to survive in the wilderness, but begins to struggle with his own doubt and his lack of heroic qualities such as strength, courage and confidence. At the same time, the townsfolk become divided on whether Kuro is victim or villain.
Ultimately, the book is a story about the preciousness of life and the importance of being loved and accepted.
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I've just approved my first novel for distribution on lulu. I was in talks with several tiny Australian publishers, but it became clear that my vision was going to be compromised if I chose to go down that route. So, I chose to retain control and dive into self-publishing.
The work Limeburner's Creek is a novel comprised of around 60, 000 words that tells the story of two Australian sisters, focusing on their struggles with their relationship with their father, and their navigation of loneliness, guilt, hope, and search for salvation. Written in a neo-modernist, experimental, highly-emotive, and imaginative style, the work utilises a four-part narrative structure borrowed from one of the greatest novels of the 20th Century - The Sound and the Fury (Faulkner is my hero).
The first part is narrated in first-person by one of the sisters aged 7. The second is set ten years later, with a second-person narration that conveys her experiences as a young adult confronted with confusion concerning romantic feelings for her best friend, a harsh world filled with horrible violence, and deteriorating friendships in the days set between the end of her high school years and before her university years. The third part, in third-person style, focuses on her mother, while the final part focalises the older sister and her struggles with coming to terms with a miscarriage, being left by her partner, abandoning her younger sister, and alcoholism.
Overall, the work, I believe, manages to capture the arc of development (from young age to teenage years to adulthood to middle age) of womanhood by focusing on the three women and, thus, must be read in its entirety in order to be appreciated and understood. (Indeed, I strongly urge those reading it to keep this in mind, as I believe that patience is rewarded with the work). Overall, it is a highly-reflective contemplation of what it means to be female in a country that has traditionally been viewed as having a 'masculine' nature. Limeburner's Creek aims to represent as accurately and sensitively as possible the struggles that occur when fulfilment of dreams are inhibited by reality. It has the potential to be appreciated intellectually, in that it delves into the philosophy of language via its structure, but its main aim is to convey in an emotive way, and to reach and represent emotional truths. The work was written to allow audiences insight into loneliness, tragic family relations, the use of language, and perceptions concerning the Australian nation’s history and character.
I'm Australian born and come from Irish, German, and Indigenous Australian heritage. Having double-majored in English (Australian, American & Irish Literature, Creative Writing) and History (Australian, Chinese & American, historiography), I'm currently concluding my tertiary studies (BA) at the University of New South Wales.
Recommended for: Fans of Faulkner, Joyce, Patrick White, Elizabeth Bowen, literary fiction. Those interested in Australian literature, culture, and history. Those interested in experimental/emotive writing.
Hopefully, some of you might enjoy it!
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Published book through Lulu: Faith & Knowledge to Overcome Addiction
For the addicts going through programs meant to circuate money. Perhaps referred to a Higher-Power; whatever that is?
The hardcore addicts face a dark and depressive period of tribulation in early recovery. This is where Christianity is beneficial, however, it's never been explained in such a level of relation; as one discovers in this book.
Attaching labels to your name may seem harmless as a teenager or young adult, but a recovering addict will face monumental obstacles later on. This remains wothout analyzation in all programs.
It's time that everyone learns the truth about the drug-trade; who's becoming rich, and why?
This Book Features an entire chapter on Early Christian Martyrs, and the torture inflicted upon them at the hands of the Romans.
Not to mention, the glossary list many sources of so-called conspiracies. Become educatedRead more...
Are you looking for a voracious reader who can tell you the good, bad and ugly of your next novel's plot, storyline, characters and voice? Are you desperately seeking a dedicated grammar Nazi who will cut, clean and refine your work into near-perfect publishing shape?
Well, your search is over.
I'm here to offer my services as a beta reader and editor.
Owning a boat brings a whole new set of problems to life. If you thought boating was relaxing, allow me to burst that bubble. Most boaters will find themselves relating to some of the observations cockup's and outright disasters noted here and the stories will undoubtedly bring a wry smile. Owning a boat and a dry sense of humour go hand in hand.
Grap copy here, settle down and have a little chuckle
Detective Shannon Sloan has never felt like one of the pack after a sudden promotion only a few years into her career. Wanting to be respected, she agrees to a small undercover roll, hoping that it will uncover more information about possible drug imports into the United States. When the small undercover roll becomes deep cover, she finds herself growing closer to one of the men she is supposed to be watching. There’s a fine line between right and wrong, and Shannon needs to figure out what side she’s on before it’s too late.
Finding an affordable and professional editor for your book can be daunting! Just like any professional relationship, editors and authors need to mesh well in order to get things done. Chancery Editing is a professional editing service that specializes in working with new authors. Ask me any questions you have about the editing process!Read more...
Ashley's life seems bland and uncomfortable. This changes when she receives a call from her hysterical friend. Once Ashley journeys over and hears of an ill-fated being and a mysterious box, she learns the truth of reality. Will the box destroy her, too? She can only grab at time and chance. Perhaps she's been living in her own lies, in her own mind. Perhaps the box will show the true colors of peple and how characters can't escape fate due to the flowing nature of the universe.
This is a book of historical fiction that covers the period from the early days of the English colonies in the New World until the completion of Reconstruction after the end of the so-called Civil War. I created a fictional Andrews family to tell the tale of the "long journeys" traveled by individuals, families, armies and the country during this 200-year period. The causes, the conduct and the outcomes of the American Revolution and The War of Northern Aggression (aka Civil War) are the backdrop for the journeys traveled by the Andrews family and the country.
It's been a while since my last publication, but here it is!
A funny, fit for young children, laugh out loud and giggle along poem. Things are not normal at this farm, it really is a sight to see. Full color with exciting illustrations, engaging the reader every turn of the page. Find out just what goes on, on a farm far away.
Do you seriously need a baby carrier?
Numerous parents say the baby carrier is their most essential child outfit thing. Mainly baby carriers let families get out on the town even with an infant. You may be considering: shouldn’t something be said about strollers? Most strollers aren’t suggested for babies more older babies than six months unless you utilize it with your auto situate or have a bassinet connection.
Besides the baby carriers have science on their side. A recent report found that infants who were conveyed three hours a day cried 43% less generally speaking and 54% less amid the night hours. Another reward? Physical contact with a child makes moms discharge oxytocin AKA the affection hormone. This advances a maternal bond which can enhance post birth anxiety and nervousness. That is a win-win situation.Read more...
Okay so I'm kinda maybe promoting a book. I won't tell you which one; I couldn't possibly. I won't provide a link to the book. If I could be bothered I might provide a picture, but I won't. And as for a blurb? What the hell is that? I should sell a million!
Three hackers escape from prison and realise their government is ashamedly corrupt. The procede to declare war on the world.
In the future, mankind has continued to tempt his fate with machines. Now he is beginning to focus on the mind and immortality from the clicking beasts, but who is this new being, and how far can human flesh be pulled forward, not aging, collecting all those memories? Mankind has decided to edit the mind, dangerous new territory.
A link to my short story: http://www.lulu.com/shop/rebecca-troup/selective-memories/ebook/product-23258195.html
Board meeting is a short story about vengeance, deceit and the ability of some to use anything to their advantage. A regular board meeting turns into a disaster for Jeffrey Robinson, whose important position in a large company is the only thing that keeps him going. Jeffrey seeks vengeance on the other members of the board of directors for not defending him against the CEO, Michael Stewart and turns to Eric Harper in order to find help. Eric sees a great opportunity to advance through the ranks in Jeff's maniacal plan. However, will an ironic twist in the plan completely erase the hierachy of the company from its foundation?
Author performs crossbow stunts!
What do Adolf Hitler, Mahatma Gandhi, and Ed Sullivan have in common? Ottavio Canestrelli crossed paths with each. He performed with the Krone Circus in Italy and Germany from 1922-1924 on the eve of Hitler's rise to power; he witnessed a rally for Mahatma Gandhi in India in 1931; and he appeared twice on the Ed Sullivan Show in New York City during the 1960s.
In The Grand Gypsy, Canestrelli, with his grandson, Ottavio Gesmundo, tells the story of a man who witnessed historical events as he toured with his family through five continents and countless nations, including experiences fighting in World War I and the excavation of the Sphinx in Egypt. It shares memories of life in the circus, filled with daring feats and tragic mishaps.
With more than one hundred and seventy historical photographs included, this memoir chronicles a circus dynasty from the late nineteenth-century in Europe to the new millennium in the United States.Read more...
"When science evolves to the point where it will be possible to manipulate the human body with fully controlled commands of nano-organisms, then we may face a risk. Fraudulent forces, to transform humans themselves into possible weapons of mass destruction. This is something that the citizens of Palmauria are going to experience first-hand."Read more...