Talk about living on the edge. This young woman paints on the edge of books. It is beautiful. Check it out.
Maisie Matilda is an art history student who is reviving the medieval art of painting on the edge of books. When she put her work on TikTok she got nearly five million viewers. She deserves that fame—her art is beautiful. One of her TikTok videos is embedded below.
Goodreads giveaways are very straightforward. One signs in to Goodreads and enters the contest. At the close, Goodreads randomly chooses six of the people who entered and copies are mailed to the six winners. The only requirement is that people who enter agree to list the book as “want to read” on their Goodreads page. They do not have to buy the book or pay anything.
Seeking Cézanne: A Children’s Mystery Inspired by Paul Cézanne and Other Artists is an adventure story about a brother and sister lost in a world of paintings and trying to get home. Grades 2 to 4, but anyone who appreciates beautiful art will love it.
Martin Bailey, a leading van Gogh specialist, reported some interesting news.
According to his blog, Adventures with Van Gogh in The Art Newspaper, a three-year research project by an international group of experts found traces of a small insect walking through the paint of van Gogh’s Olive Grove (July 1889).
Happy to announce that I have a new children’s book in production and it will be available very soon.
Seeking Cézanne: A Children’s Mystery Inspired by Paul Cézanne and Other Artists.
When Jamie and her brother Billy are trapped inside a painting, they want nothing more than to get back to the real museum. But every time they try going back, the museum disappears. They need to find Paul Cézanne to reveal the trick to getting home–and that’s not easy. To find him, they need to learn how to experience and appreciate artistic works. Grades 2 to 4.
So starts the message from Elizabeth’s dead boyfriend.
He was a victim, caught in the crossfire between two artificial intelligences that learned to perform sorcery and magic. Elizabeth wants to escape the crossfire. But she–and the world’s survivors–may have no way out. Or at least, no ordinary way out.
My science fiction story, The Bridge Between, is available now on Kindle Vella. Read it here.
Kindle Vella—stories told one short episode at a time—is a new reader experience from Amazon.com. The first few episodes of every story are always free. After that, purchase Tokens and redeem them to unlock episodes. To get you started, Amazon gives 200 tokens free with your first Vella experience.
I’m proud to be one of the hundreds of authors published on Kindle Vella. You can find every genre: romance, fantasy, thriller, science fiction and more. So consider checking it out.
Amazon.com’s Kindle Vella is launching to the public in July. It features serialized fiction (i.e., read on the subway or whenever you have a short break). Many genres, many authors. And, don’t forget to look for my new sci-fi mystery.
…plus information about writing that goes back to ancient Greece: Ekphrasis.
Possibly the oldest form of writing about art is known as ekphrasis. I am excited and pleased that The Ekphrastic Review published an interview with me about my book, Vincent, Theo and the Fox, which is inspired by the paintings of Vincent van Gogh.