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keithrees

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I'm certain my daughter would love THE TURTLE DANCES. She loves Hawaii as much as I do!

ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK is part 1 of a trilogy that was started over a year ago. It's a science fiction adventure set in Bangkok in the year 2065. The protagonist Miles Devereaux is unwittingly found in a real-life game of chess as soon as he realizes he is sixty years in the future. 

I had never attempted science fiction before, so it was a great and fun challenge to do something different. I did a lot of research on Thailand and Bangkok itself in preparation. Again, good exercise for the brain, as most of my reading is research!
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Dan, I am working on editing the press releases to reflect my new publications and the fact that this will be a series. I found a sequel I had written to the fourth book, CLEOPATRA TRIUMPHANT that is set in second century AD EGypt and Rome and deals with how some of church history (but not doctrine or Scripture) would have changed in this altered world.  My heroine will also be CLeopatra- Cleopatra XII- but she is a Christian married to a pagan king, making for an interesting twist.

The Cleopatra in UNCONQUERED and VICTORIOUS is Cleopatra VII.  Her fictional great-granddaughter, who will star in CLEOPATRA MAGNIFICA and CLEOPATRA TRIUMPHANT, is Cleopatra X. Cleopatra XII is a noblewoman who becomes Queen of Egypt, taking this name to honor the dynasty of Cleopatras. 

In Bible numerology, 7, 10 , and 12 are all blessed numbers, I think.
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Yesterday at Savant Bookstore Honolulu, I was so-o-o-o busy meeting interested readers. We presently have over a hundred and twenty titles, making us technically no longer a micro- or small, independent publisher, but now a medium-sized publisher (otherwise know just as an "independent publisher"). The difference seems small, but as an "independent publisher" (rather than a micro- or small publisher) we have access to many more distribution channels many of which we are currently negotiating. It's all about being stable, having enough titles for independent distributors and jobbers to take notice, and establishing a brand name, all of which help establish author name and work title recognition. 

Speaking of publicity, all Savant/Aignos authors should have a Facebook page, and both liked and sent a friend request to our company Facebook page, so your posts will auto-repost to our page. It's part of the new Pre-release Publicity and Marketing Plan, which I hope to have out to everyone in a couple weeks or so. 
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Keith, one of my works, ATHENA: THE WARRIOR QUEEN OF YAVDOLO is science fiction.  It is set in a post apocalyptic fantasy world where Earth has been conquered by Islam and the non Muslims have fled to a planet called Damlol. Athena is a princess-- later a queen- fighitng a dictatorship being set up to take over her planet. While she sees the cultures of her  beloved nation, Yavdolo, under threat, she fights with Joshua, a prince of a neighboring kingdom, to bring justice to her planet and preserve their countries from being swallowed by  the evil kingdom of Avodla, a culture just as dictatorial as the one the colonists fled from on Earth thousands of years ago...
HelenRuthDavis

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Dan, can you expand upon independent vs small publisher please?
HelenRuthDavis

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Dan, I have A WHALE'S TALE. I won that contest. Will you have a contest/giveaway again?
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There are only a few authors known for ancient Egypt/Cleopatra historical novels, and, Helen, you are rapidly joining their ranks. Me, personally, I love historical novels, especially surrounding ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. I've actually had the pleasure of visiting Greece and Rome, and tromping the hills and scavi, using my limited knowledge of Latin and ancient Greek to read, for example, the graffiti still there after the centuries!  
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Aloha from Mike Davis, Helen's Father and Savant's Director of Publicity and Marketing.

Advice from the Wyoming Writer's Conference about social media:

"Remember what happens in Vegas stays on Facebook and Youtube, forever,"

So, be cautious in your social media postings and emails. As we have learned, nothing is ever really deleted from the web.
keithrees

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Isabella is my daughter, she is eight and in the 3rd grade. She does tons of writing exercises in school and she already has quite the imagination. She wrote a short-story all through 2nd grade last year and then presented it at the end of the year. She did a wonderful job with her story about a horse. I do think she will take after her dad!  She's excited about my new book being published as well.  And she brags on me too that she is the only kid in her class whose dad is an author, haha! I even did a reading in her class last year as a "mystery reader." 
HelenRuthDavis

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Dan, I am flattered. I hope this is true!


HelenRuthDavis

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Keith,, did you name your daughter for Queen Isabella by any chance?
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O-o-o-o! Tell us more about "mystery reading," Keith!


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Still working on getting into the maze

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HelenRuthDavis

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Hi Michael.

Actually, if you close your account on Facebook, you do disappear. But you have to have it permanently deleted with no option for recovery. I had to do this...
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Yes, it is very exciting news about Savant and mental health. I have read that reading uses the highest percentage of your brain of any activity and that there is a very high positive correlation between how many books a person reads and their income. As one sage said "Readers are leaders."
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