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.
THE LOST TRAIN Anthology is coming soon. Release is September 1st. Just a couple more posts about the Authors and Artists that were paired to create works for the project…
Jeffrey Cook is a FVP Featured Author, and he was paired with Lesia Tiongson. Jeffrey’s story of tales told in an abandoned rail car inspired Lesia to add ghosts into her mosaic on stone of a train in the moonlight. The resulting artwork and story are captivating! Both their works will be in the Anthology, but here’s a peek at some of Lesia’s other work and a snippet of Jeffrey’s Anthology story. Be sure to follow their links to more…
Find more of Lesia’s work at PNW Mosaics by Lesia on Facebook
Young Adult Fiction – An old train lost on an abandoned stretch of tracks inspires teens to imagine haunting train whistles in the night and other RAILWAY TALES. By Jeffrey Cook * Paired Artist: Lesia Tiongson
Snippet of “Railway Tales” by Jeffrey Cook:
Angie settled back into her usual pace. She kept an eye on them, making sure Riley’s wandering, or Cam’s daredevil moments didn’t get them in too much trouble. But she let the girls choose the course and fell into step again each time the group moved forward.
Just as Emma called for a break, Riley – who had wandered ahead again – stopped just around a bend. “Whoa!”
“What is it?” called the out-of-breath Emma. She picked up her pace, trying to catch up.
“You guys have got to come see this!”
When they rounded a dense collection of trees, the group spotted the trio of old train cars Riley had found, all as worn down as the train tracks. Rusted links still hooked them together – the cars decorated in badly faded and chipped graffiti, plant growth, dirt, and the general weight of time.
“Neat!” said Cam and Emma in unison, exchanging a grin at the perfect timing.
“Just a minute, girls…” Angie dug a flashlight out of her hiking pack and moved closer. “Hello…hello,” she called out. When there was no answer, she used the light to check under, around, and finally inside the cars that were open. The only residents turned out to be squirrels, so she waved the girls over. “You can look around. Just be careful, okay?”
The trio dashed in and investigated the train cars...Read more…
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
Have you got your copy of Jeffrey Cook’s latest book in the Gothcraft Series? GET IT NOW
The first step is admitting you have a magic ring problem.
There’s no place like home for the holidays. Rae Schwarz is expected at her *ancestral* home, with its dark luxury, fairy-tale grandeur, and centralizing obsession. Fortunately, she’s a better witch than ever, and with people she can count on.
But will Rae be able to keep her head on straight, faced with everything she ever wanted? Addictions, after all, can run in families, even magical families.
Midnight or Something Darker concludes the story told in You’re Not a Real Goth Until You Sack Rome and SPF 1066.
FVP won’t officially be at Norwescon, but being Independent Authors… several of our Authors will be at an FVP branded table on Writer’s Row and at the Clockwork Dragon branded table in the Dealer’s Room. Come and see us April 18th-21st!
What can you do at Norwescon? They briefly describe it like this: No matter your age or interest, Norwescon strives to make sure there is always something appealing to do over the four days of the convention. Our programming department schedules hundreds of hours of panel programming covering a myriad of subjects. Whether you’re looking for writer’s workshops, costuming tips, artistic creativity, musical concerts, or deep dives into any number of science fiction, fantasy and science topics, you’ll find it here! Learn more HERE!
And stop by the Dealer’s Room to see Jeffrey Cook with Clockwork Dragon.
FVP Featured Author, Jeffrey Cook’s Anthology is FREE TODAY on Kindle. Click on image to find out more about it!
FVP is so excited to be a part of CapitalIndieBookCon2, a Book Fair this weekend in Olympia, WA! Come on out and meet many local authors and pick up a great stack of books for your Summer reading!
It was Norwescon’s 40th year this year, and many of our featured authors attended. I found this photo of FVP Featured Author, Jeffrey Cook, among the photo archives of Norwescon for the 4oth anniversary. This was our table from 2014, our first year at the Con as a group. Such fun to see how things started out and a great picture of Jeffrey!
Do you like Audio Books? You’ll love Wine & Words…It’s like Live Audio Books with Friends. Come on out and enjoy some readings with us! …Black Dog Snoqualmie
Jeffrey Cook’s and Katherine Perkin’s 4th Book in the Fair Folk Chronicles, All’s Fair, was released in 2016 and is a perfect read for Winter. Be sure to put it on your holiday wish list, or get your copy now to add to your to-read stack!
Many people travel and consider new things during a gap year before college. Megan of the Unseelie, all of 18 now, is spending hers hurrying between realms and trying to figure how to stop the Fomoire from running rampant over all worlds when the Winter Solstice arrives.
Now Megan must rally her friends and allies one more time in a last, desperate mission. Especially because some on both sides say all those worlds are doomed.
We met lots of readers and a few writer’s at the community festival in Maple Valley again this year. Thanks to those of you who came by, and if you missed us, be sure to catch FVP and tons of other amazing Indie Authors at Capital Indie BookCon at Evergreen State College’s Longhouse on July 16th. This is a DON’T MISS! for avid readers and those who love to see local authors’ new works. See you there!