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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Enjoy the Journey

If you are passionate about something, pursue it. Life is fleeting and too short for shoulda, woulda, coulda’s. Believe in yourself even if others do not, because ultimately, only you are responsible for your happiness. If you do not believe in yourself, then the journey will be filled with doubt and angst, but valuing your own self worth and recognizing that your are exactly where you are supposed to be in life, either to learn from your situation or so someone else can learn from you. I never set out to be a writer, but my collective life’s experiences have enriched my writing and I am a better person for expanding my horizons, learning other cultures, and gaining a respect for all living beings. I have tried new things and I have succeeded in some and failed at others, but in hindsight, every step or stumble has taught me something. I believe in myself and look forward to the rest of this Journey called Life. I vow to keep my heart and mind open and will appreciate every chance I get to inhale and exhale deeply. Go out and enrich your lives, and remember to always enjoy the process.

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Today’s the Day!

To all the talented student artists out there, Today is the Final Day to enter the ARTWORK CONTEST!  I am so impressed with the entries; it makes me very proud to present an opportunity for you to showcase your talents.  The contest will close tonight, July 30, 2013 at midnight Pacific Standard Time.  Please submit your artwork to JPRusso@achenepress.com.

All of the winning artists will be contacted via email to obtain parental consent.  If parental consent is not given, the next runner-up will be contacted.  The winning submissions will be posted to the website when all parental consent waivers are returned.

Happy Creating!

Jennifer

 

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Beautiful Day to be Inspired!

Step outside, sit in a quiet place, close your eyes and take a long, deep breath.  When you exhale, release your thoughts and clear your mind.  Can you sit quietly?  I try, but my characters are antsy.  It is definitely time to sit down and commit to rewrites for “Book 2 in The Dragon Birthmark Series: Dark Bloodlines”.  My characters are running through my skull and demanding to be fleshed out and telling me their stories.  It is time.

The Artwork Contest comes to a close in four days and then it’s ‘Go Time’!  Look for Book 2 this Fall 2013!  

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