It’s Here!!!!

Some of you have inquired about my book series; it is Called The Dragon Birthmark Series. I write middle-grade fantasy fiction that has a strong family thread. Book One is called The Dragon Birthmark: World in the Shadows published in September 2012 and Book Two is called Threats of Tartarus, which is out now. They are available on Amazon.com you can either search Jennifer Phillips Russo or the titles themselves. I have included a link to Book One for you and thank you so much for supporting my journey. I would love to hear what you think.

About The Author

Book Two of the Dragon Birthmark Series, Threats of Tartarus, continues our journey with The Adrastai warriors. Author Jennifer Phillips Russo held a student artwork contest for her second book of “The Dragon Birthmark” series. This challenge promoted visual literacy and confidence, as well as provided student artists with the opportunity to have their personal artwork published at no cost to them, if chosen.

“Threats of Tartarus”, Book Two of “The Dragon Birthmark Series, follows the story of an 11-year-old boy’s journey to self-identity through a fantastic adventure, speckled with legend and lore, and offering a few great lessons and themes throughout the story.  “‘The Dragon Birthmark: World in the Shadows’ is an entertaining, thought-provoking book that takes the reader into the world of imagination and fantasy through the eyes of an 11-year-old boy,” said Amy Piper, Fredonia Elementary School Principal.

Russo, a local resident of Fredonia, possesses an insatiable desire to spark imagination and creativity in her readers, she created the art contest for students across the state and nation.  She believes that imagination sparks innovation, and our world could use some innovative thinkers.  This contest provided the opportunity to sketch characters or scenes from the second book, which the chosen winners are featured and published in this book. All middle and high school students were eligible to enter the contest.

Students were able to submit their artwork pieces through the novel’s website. An online gallery is also available through the website, which gave contestants the chance to see examples of artwork that other students have created and submitted. A description of the characters to be sketched was provided at http://www.TheDragonBirthmark.com, as well as detailed rules and entry guidelines for this free contest.

Book One  Cover of Book One

Book Two  book two front cover

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Sneak Peak

Well, it has been a very long journey to get to this point but I think that it was worth it. Here is a sneak peak at the cover for Book Two of the The Dragon Birthmark Series – THREATS OF TARTARUS! Almost there folks; thank you all so much for your support, guidance, and encouragement! And to the very talented Barbara VanEllen Tackitt, You Rock My Fantasy Fiction Illustration World!

Sneak Peak of Book Two of The Dragon Birthmark Series - THREATS OF TARTARUS!

Sneak Peak of Book Two of The Dragon Birthmark Series – THREATS OF TARTARUS!

 

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Exhaustion and Bliss

That moment, when you’ve dotted the last ‘i’, crossed the last ‘t’, and typed the last period…A long laborious process that leaves you drained; you slump back into your chair and a smile grows across your face.  You’ve done it…again.  Such a feeling of exhaustion and bliss dueling existence inside your head; it is time to publish Book Two.

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Staring Out the Window Waiting for the Post

Thank you All for remaining patient with the publishing process.  I had anticipated a Fall 2013 release of Book Two of The Dragon Birthmark Series, but find myself at the mercy of other’s schedules.  I am working diligently to speed up the process and appreciate all of your encouraging words; your excitement fuels mine.  I will continue to sit and stare out the window awaiting the arrival of my manuscript for Threats of Tartarus, and I promise to deliver as soon as I am able.  Thank you all again for your continued support and for your patience.  Here is a sneak peak at Book Two’s cover art :)

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It Is Almost Here :)

Anxiously awaiting my manuscript for Book 2 of “The Dragon Birthmark” series from the editor so I can share all of the student artist’s works with you all! Have a Fabulous Evening!

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Attention All Student Artists!!

Attention All Student Artists:

 

The selection process is almost complete!  I truly appreciate all of your entries for the Artwork Contest for Book 2 in “The Dragon Birthmark” Series!

Winning entrants will be notified via email and a parental consent form will be attached to the email.  If the consent form is not returned via snail mail to me by September 15, 2013, then the next runner-up will be notified and parental consent required.   We will be uploading all the artwork to the website shortly!  Thank you all for participating!

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My Happy Place :)

Amagansett MorningI can look at this all day and remember the free feeling I had.  I can smell the air and feel the salt on my skin.  I can hear the waves crash and simply breathe easier looking off into the horizon.  Anything is possible when the water speaks to me.  Enjoy your day. :) Exhale.

Namaste,
Jennifer

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Winners Have Been Chosen!

To All of the Student Artists that have submitted their work for “The Dragon Birthmark Book 2″ ARTWORK CONTEST, the winners have been chosen!

Thank you to all who created and submitted, I am truly blessed by your support and touched by your artistic abilities; it certainly was a difficult for the panel.  Parental consent forms will be emailed to the winning student artists and must be signed, dated, and returned by snail mail by September 15, 2013.  If Parental Consent is not given, the next runner-up will be notified.

I cannot wait to share with everyone the talents you shared with me!

All My Best,

Jennifer Phillips Russo

 

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Know that You Are Beautiful

If you are reading this, I want you to know that you matter to me.  I think your soul is beautiful.  Finish your day with smile knowing that there is someone out there, whom you have never met, who is blessed that you are alive!

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Dragon Eggs Found?

Dragon Eggs Found?  I knew it all along.  ;)

 

http://www.kuriositas.com/2013/08/the-mysterious-moeraki-boulders.html.

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