FVP is so excited to be spotlighted by KCLS in the Valley Reads program sponsored by Friends of the North Bend Library. Sign up now for your free copy of The Lost Train Anthology for pick-up at the Library if you’re local. And if you’re further away, sign up from anywhere in the world and join us via Zoom on Dec. 1st at 6:30pm PST to hear Readings by the Authors and chats with the Artists. We’ll have time for Q&A from Readers, too. Meet the people behind the book and discover the inspiration behind this Snoqualmie Valley Anthology Project that brought Authors and Artists together!
Cathy’s been a huge support to many of us authors at FVP. We’re so excited to read her new book!!! Check it out…
Today, Love, Comment, Subscribe by Cathy Yardley is out! Check out the gorgeous new romcom and grab your copy today!
Title: Love, Comment, Subscribe
Author: Cathay Yardley
Genre: Romantic Comedy
About Love, Comment, Subscribe:
Back in high school, Lily Wang wanted to be popular, but she considered herself lucky to be part of a tight group of oddballs and honors students called the Nerd Herd. Now, at twenty-eight, she feels like she’s finally on the cusp of succeeding as a beauty influencer—if she can hit five million subscribers, brands will take notice and she could get her own makeup line.
Fellow Nerd Herd alum Tobin Bui has had a lot of success as a YouTube gamer. But the road to online stardom has been rocky. First, he disappointed his parents by dropping out of college, and now, after years of pranks, skits, and playthroughs, he’s struggling to come up with…
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On August 18, 2021 Author, Jeffrey Cook passed away at his home in Maple Valley, WA. Our hearts break to lose this amazing friend and colleague. Jeffrey Cook has contributed an immeasurable wealth of time, knowledge and encouragement to FVP Books and its authors and patrons. His quiet strength and positive energy seemed boundless, and he always had a kind word to share along with his captivating stories and excellent books. Jeff, you will be sorely missed. Thank you for the wonderful gifts you’ve given us all. We’ll carry them forward and treasure your memory always.
A review on the first book of Victoria Bastedo’s new Fantasy Mystery series…
Flintelf (Exili’s Excellent Elucidation Services, #1) by Victoria Bastedo
A Fantasy/Cozy Mystery novel published by Amazon Digital Services (10/13/2020)
“What made the pure elves in the past great, or their bloodline desirable, if it wasn’t the quality of their souls, and their actions?”
Exili has started his own business of elucidation. His clients are also victims. Potential victims, if he can convince them to pay him to prevent their murder, that is. Exili’s next potential client happens to also be a previous school mate. Exili and Goodall hadn’t spoken since school when they had a falling out. Exili doesn’t want his client to die, but he’s also annoyed that he’s got to convince Goodall to hire him. Why couldn’t it be someone else stalked by a murderer?
Caste, Elves, Mystery, Murder, Murder Prevention, Entrepreneur, Friendship, Bad Blood, Pure, High Born, Feet
Quirky Fantasy. Fantasy with a…
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A great book review and fun interview of Author, Kennedy J. Quinn by fantasy Author, D. Wallace Peach…
A Journey Through Time…and Time Again
I’m taking a break from my break to bring you a highly recommended series and new release from blogger and writer, Kennedy J. Quinn (aka Sheri). I’ve read the first two books in The Unwitting Journeys of the Witty Miss Livingstone series and bugged Kennedy for a year regarding the third. Finally it’s out. My review is below, but before going there, I was curious:
My Question for Kennedy: One thing that I noticed (and loved) in the very first book, as well as in subsequent reads, is Miss Livingstone’s distinctive voice. I’d swear a proper and very witty young lady was whispering her thoughts and dialog into your ear. Where did this voice come from and why does it feel so authentic? Are you secretly Miss Livingstone?
Kennedy’s Answer:This question (or questions) made me laugh. I’m delighted Miss…
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So happy to announce, The Unwitting Journeys of the Witty Miss Livingstone – Book III: Dreams Key is here! Just in time for your holiday reading escape… Released on Amazon Dec. 21st. Hop the Steam Train to mystery and time travel adventure!
Yes, it’s the big day! Winter Solstice, Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn, and… oh yes, Book III of the Miss Liv Adventure’s series is Launched into our Story Universe, THE UNWITTING JOURNEYS OF THE WITTY MISS LIVINGSTONE: DREAMS KEY! For those of you who have been waiting for this next installment, treat yourself to some holiday reading fun. And for those of you who are new to the story, I’ll tantalize you with some blurbs and reader’s excitement about books I – III, starting with an overview of the series… Click on the book names below if you’d like to find the eBooks and Print books to purchase:
Miss LiV Adventures is a five book series that follows the Unwitting Journeys of the infinitely curious Miss Livingstone through time.
Collecting books for Mr. Thomas…
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This Anthology is full of fabulous artwork and train-themed short-stories. Written during the pandemic, the project encouraged artists and authors to create, and we’re sharing it with you! And when you purchase it, you’re sharing the love by giving back to the Arts community, since all profits benefit North Bend Arts & Industry. A grassroots organization that supports up-and-coming artists of all kinds. So catch the train today!
What fun to see more published works completed from Victoria Bastedo! This detective is rather unique, solves the murder before it’s committed – a Preventative Detective Agency. Exili’s Excellent Elucidation Services… Give this Fantasy Mystery a try. ‘If you die, you won’t be billed.’ (CLICK ON IMAGE TO LEARN MORE)
You’ve probably heard that The Lost Train Anthology is released and available. But you also have a short window of opportunity to get a great deal on the original artworks that were featured in photo images in the book…as well as other wonderful items – and it supports independent artists. North Bend Art & Industry is running a silent auction right now! Their live stream auction will be entertaining, so don’t miss out! That’s this Saturday, September 19th 5-8pm Pacific Daylight Time. Come for fun or to pick up some unique and beautiful artworks or entertainment packages. Enjoy!
Info on how to participate for the live stream event:
Please join us in 2 DAYS for Fall for Art 2020 – NBA&I Annual Fundraiser “almost live” live stream event Saturday, September 19th from 5- 8pm. This Fundraiser will help us raise funds to break ground at the site of the future Center for the Creation of Art in North Bend, WA – USA.
Here is what you need to know about the event.
Registration is required for both the live stream and the on-line auction (two separate registrations) There is no charge for either, but the on-line auct…ion does ask for your credit card number (this is only used if you bid on something and win)
1) Register for the Live Stream Event: Click here for Live Event and Auction or https://watch.eventive.org/fallf…/…/5f49471978e506005bb6b61c
2) The Silent (on-line) Auction is on NOW through Sept 19th at 8pm. There are some VERY cool things, and still more being added. Be sure to register to see what is available https://charityauction.bid/nbaifallforart2020.bid.com
A few hints for the 19th. We have been advised that the best experience for the live stream and auction, is to use two separate devices.
a) Livestream on your tablet or laptop
b) Auction Items and bid (if you like) on your phone. You can download the Auctria Ap for this option — it makes is super easy to engage with the auction items.
AND, we have a few activities during the Livestream event… to be prepared, have a pen/pencil and paper at the ready, AND a rock (any size) along with a Sharpie!!
Gather your friends for this super fun experience!
THE LOST TRAIN Anthology is here! Thanks for the great celebration on release day, September 1st! Now that you’ve seen the wonderful cover artwork, let’s see the full piece and meet the artist behind it…
Minh, aka Minh Ho-Dac Rosen’s painting, Dream Train was chosen for the cover unanimously by the artwork committee on The Lost Train Anthology project. Sheri, the editor and cover designer, worked closely with Minh to combine the bright textural piece with the necessary title elements for a final cover that made them both smile. They were also pleased by the serendipity of Minh’s engine ‘2’ coinciding with FVP’s 2nd Anthology. And the whole group involved in the anthology was delighted with the cover reveal! If you haven’t seen it yet, you can see Minh’s colorful piece, and how it appeared on the anthology’s cover below. And here’s a peek at some of Minh’s other work. Be sure to follow her link to more…
Find more of Minh’s work at Art Gallery of SnoValley
All Proceeds from the Anthology benefit non-profit Arts organization North Bend Art & Industry. Thanks for supporting the Arts!
GET THE LOST TRAIN ANTHOLOGY HERE
Photo Credit: for Pepper Allphin’s Old Tree and Minh’s Dream Train – Tara Sreekumar, plentyopixels.com