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AR (Accelerated Reader) Quiz is Up and Running!

AR (Accelerated Reader) Quiz is Up and Running!.

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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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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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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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TWO SKETCHES NEEDED!

Thank You to Everyone who entered the Artwork Contest!  There are only 2 chapters that No One attempted and they are listed below.  I am extending the contest for these two chapters only until July, 28 2013.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions via email at JPRusso@AchenePress.com I looked forward to your creative submissions!

 

Chapter 18 – Please sketch a Harpy from the description below:

There in the doorway, stood a sight I will never forget.  An over-sized scroll was being used as a crutch for a creature that didn’t look like it should be standing at all.  An old decrepit woman peered over the top of the scroll.  Only one of her eyes opened wide, the other looked as if the eyelid was too heavy with warts to open.

I glanced down, wondering how she was standing. She didn’t have complete legs!  Her entire lower half from under two wrinkly knees belonged to a bird!  Over-sized bird feet, complete with a couple broken talons supported her worn out frame.  She was a hideous sight.

With the same slow pace, the creature maneuvered through the doorway, like death walking.  Once through the door, two leathery brown wings unfurled from her back!  There were hooked talons on top of the flesh in between the vein-riddled webbing.  The crowd cringed.  Then, in a bat-like fashion, Ekadenc slammed the hooks into the wood, creating the peg-leg sound.  Balancing on her clawed wings, she swung her legs forward, dragging her talons across the floor, like a creepy walker.

Google mythology Harpy as a creative jumping off point, but I really would love the human part to look like an old lady 😉

Chapter 22 – Sketch the description below:

A corner of the volcano was pried up with a giant trident.  A serpent arm, which was pinned underneath with a handful of vipers as fingers, was gripping the based and lifting the mountain off of his terrifying frame.  Lava spewed out of the volcano in every direction!  (An extremely terrifying Monster is trying to escape being pinned under the volcano with the help of the trident)

Google Mythology’s Typhon just to get an idea of what others think he looks like.

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ARTWORK CONTEST DEADLINE IS TODAY!!!!!

Attention Student Artists!

Today is the Day!  The final day to submit your artwork for Book 2 of The Dragon Birthmark Series is Today!  This is a chance to receive Illustration Credit for your artwork if chosen as the winning chapter sketch!  There are 22 Different Opportunities to choose from, create as many as you wish and email them to me at jprusso@achenepress.com  I am so excited to see what you all have worked on.  Thank you so much for sharing your talents with me.  I hope you have a Creatively Fantastic Day!

All My Best,

Jennifer Phillips Russo

 

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The Dragon Birthmark Book 2 Artwork Contest is Almost Over!

Student Artists,

Do not wait any longer for chance to become a published illustrator and show off your artistic talents!!!  There are 3 days left to submit your works, and I am so excited to see what you all have come up with utilizing my words as your guide!  There are 22 different opportunities to sketch, choose 1, 3, 14, or 22 it all depends on just how much energy you wish to commit; just click on the ARTWORK CONTEST tab and select Chapter Sketch Descriptions!  Please do not hesitate to ask me any questions about the process or how to send them to me; you can reach me at jprusso@achenepress.com.  I am accepting entries for every chapter.

I look forward to hearing from you all soon!

All My Best,

Jennifer Phillips Russo

 

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Five Days and Counting until the Artwork Contest Deadline!!!

Attention All Student Artists!!!

 

There are only 5 days left to enter The Dragon Birthmark: Book 2’s Artwork Contest that ends on June 30th 2013!  I am so excited to review all the entries and begin the process of selecting illustrators!  Please make sure you leave your contact information along with your age, for winning correspondence.  (I will need to contact all the winner’s parents to procure parental support.)

Just imagine how exciting it will be to see your name listed as Illustrator, but that cannot happen if you do not try!  If you love to draw, then please click on the Artwork Contest tab above and glance through the Chapter Sketch Descriptions!  You may enter as many black and white sketches as you so choose.   Please feel free to email your questions and submissions to jprusso@achenepress.com

Get out there and Create and Enjoy the Journey!

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ARTWORK CONTEST

Attention Student Artist;

The Artwork Contest Deadline is June 30, 2013! Your creations have been amazing and so much fun to receive! There are still a few of the challenging ones needed (I posted the specific chapters earlier), but feel free to enter any of the chapters 🙂 Please remember the size (4×6 inches) and dpi (min. 300) requirements, the submission must be clear. I will not alter anyone’s work, therefore, you must be certain that the image is crisp. All entries must be emailed to jprusso@achenepress.com with pertinent contact information so the chosen illustrators may be reached after the close of the contest.

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20 Days and Counting!

To All of My Student Artist Out There;

The Artwork Contest is winding down to a close on June 30, 2013!

Please be sure to submit your work via email at jprusso@achenepress.com and follow the submission guidelines located in the ‘ARTWORK CONTEST‘ tab above, under the ‘How To Enter’ menu.  I will evaluate the submissions and update you all on the chapters that do not have entries yet, so check back later this week to increase your chances for becoming a Published Illustrator!  Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions, Happy Creating!  Remember to Always Search for the Sunshine in Life, and Enjoy the Adventure!

All My Best,

Jennifer Phillips Russo

 

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