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Preface and Chapter 1 of Kindred (The Birthrite Series, #2)...

Hello all, I hope you all are having a great holiday season! My 40% discount at my store is still going on until tomorrow. Simply visit and enter the coupon code BLACKFOREST at check out! Now I give you another preview of Kindred (The Birthrite Series, #2). There is a jump break after the Preface, as Chapter 1 does include spoilers (and some parts of the chapter might be NSFW). But if you've read Descent (The Birthrite Series, #1) or if you don't mind spoilers, read on! Enjoy the preview and stay tuned for a release date soon. :) KINDRED (THE BIRTHRITE SERIES, #2) Preview: PREFACE Florence, Italy 1856 In the dim light of a small studio, an elderly artisan pondered his most recently completed work. He smiled slightly and decided to give the canvas a final brush stroke. This subtle addition was indeed what the new portrait needed to be complete and finished. Satisfied, the old man rose from the chair he was seated

Lynn Riggs and The Cherokee Night...

More history that is almost never talked about (and this one is also for my theater friends): Many are familiar with the musical Oklahoma as being one of Rogers & Hammerstein's more famous works. But did you know that they only adapted it from a musical written by a playwright of Native American descent by the name of Lynn Riggs? Riggs - a man of Cherokee descent on his mother's side - wrote the original "Oklahoma" under the original title of "Green Grow the Lilacs." Lilacs w ent to Broadway in 1931 and starred Tex Ritter and June Walker. It was also nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Much of Riggs's plays involved characters of mixed Native and European descent as he was. This included Green Grow the Lilacs where many of the main characters were mixed. Another of Riggs's more popular plays was one called The Cherokee Night, which followed the lives of Americans who were of Cherokee and European descent. This was also performed by several theate

Post-Halloween Q&A with Author, Ashley Nestler

Halloween is never quite over (for some of us, at least). Today, I do a little post-Halloween Q&A with author, Ashley Nestler. Be sure to check out her work as well! TA:  Describe your typical Halloween. AN:  My typical Halloween is binge watching horror movies, handing out candy, and pigging out on candy myself!   I also love going for a nighttime walk.   The wind on Halloween is just the most interesting feeling. TA: What about Halloween appeals you? AN:  I adore the lore around Halloween (Samhain).  I am Wiccan, so I do believe that souls come to visit us on Halloween.  I also set out food and drink for travelling souls, and I love how that day seems to connect life with death. TA:  Halloween all year round or one day a year? AN:  Halloween year round, absolutely!  I always leave some Halloween decorations up.  I am just a bit obsessed. Links Blog: Go Indie Now! Box: https://goindienow.crate