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drjanik

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It's rapidly getting to the mid-point in our chat, so it's time to post excerpts. 

THE TURTLE DANCES by Daniel S. Janik- Excerpt #2 (Family Rated) 

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 "Chapter 3 - Home

Isla was a natural surfer, having not just one, but two permanent surfboards—one above and another below her body. The top board was a shiny green and brown that, from above, made her look like an ocean rock, hiding her from the preying eyes of ravenous seabirds and killer whales. Her lower board, viewed from below, was a creamy sunshine white. Against a bright ocean sky, it made her near-invisible to any sharks or killer whales swimming below... Suddenly she felt the water surge beneath her, and settled inside the crest of the wave, steadying herself using her four flippers and tail for balance and position. Riding the wave, she lifted her head out of the water and smiled with pride. "

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What are the reviewer’s and book festivals saying? 

ANIMALS, ANIMALS, ANIMALS BOOK FESTIVAL AWARD

Currently #5337 in Amazon's Books > Children's Books > Animals > Marine Life and #1959 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Children's eBooks > Animals > Fish & Marine Life > Marine Life

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Mulit-award-winning author and USA Dancesport Competitor Daniel S. Janik is a former resident of Alaska currently residing in Honolulu, Hawaii, with his wife and competition dance partner, Setsuko Tsuchiya. Together they welcome the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles to Hawaii throughout the year.

"I've long been fascinated by children's reactions to sea turtles—they seem to instinctively identify with them, viewing them without fear, even wading in and swimming bravely alongside them...This book came to me imagining what a sea turtle might think of the fearless, curious, shell-less, upright land-dwellers wading among them. Mightn't a particularly observant and fanciful turtle take things a step further if she clambered onto a beach and happened to see two humans dancing?" says Dan. "Naturalists at heart, the illustrator and I endeavored to keep the appearance and life history of our heroine, Isla, and her turtle-friend, Surf, reasonably true to life."

THE TURTLE DANCES 
by Daniel S. Janik
80 pp.  8.25" x 6" Softcover Tradebook
28 B&W "Color-Me-Please" Illustrations
ISBN 978-0-9886640-1-2

Daniel S. Janik
Multi-Award Winning Author of
     THE TURTLE DANCES (Savant 2013) - Available from Amazon.com at http://www.amazon.com/dp/0988664011 in softcover, Kindle and Audible Audiobook format
    A WHALE'S TALE (Savant 2009) - Available from Amazon.com at http://www.amazon.com/dp/1442105062 in softcover, Kindle and Audible Audiobook format

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Dan you have my permission to post my CLEOPATRA UNCONQUERED excerpts as I need to go soon. I'm not at a computer where I have access to them.
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Alright all. I've got to head out to work now, but before I go, I really do hope that you check out these wonderful titles that I'm working with authors on:

  • Beneath Them (If you love a good "bloodchiller", this one is for you.)
  • Bo Henry at Three Forks (For those who love a good western-love story.)
  • A Real Daughter (We discussed this novel this morning. It's part ghost story, part family drama)
  • Island Wildlife (This story is set in Puerto Rico in the middle of a revolution and takes you through the life stories of those living in a guesthouse there.)
All the best!

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I can imagine you, Helen, as Cleopatra or any of your other strong female protagonists on the silver screen. Let me know so I can be there at the premiere!

Hey, are you there Nicholas? Love to hear more about STORYTELLER (Savant, in preparation)!  

Thanks, Lynne for your great debut on our chat. I can imagine you at home, turning off your computer, taking a deep breath and saying "Whew!" Chatting can seem overwhelming if one is too cerebral about it. It's more of a "go with the flow" like you did. 

Mike, I'm glad to hear that the twelve unauthorized "pirate" sites you discovered that were illegally offering some of our books have been removed from the internet. Cudos! One of the most important roles of a publisher is protecting the intellectual property of authors from pirating! I don't know of any small publishers who have been as effective as you've been. I'm glad we have not only a Director of Publicity and Marketing, but a staunch White Knight protecting us all. Thanks and well done!
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Talk to everyone soon! Bye for now.
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Well, Helen and I need to sign off now. So Aloha from the Cowboy state from Mike and Helen.

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Hi Dan, I'm doing alright. Got supper cooking right now and it smells pretty good. I'm glad to hear the canoe team is making it back alright. StoryTeller keeps surprising me with how it manifests in reality. I've been happy to tell some people about it.
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Eleonor - It's been great being on the same chat with you. I know of few editors with your chatting expertise and ability, as well as knowledge of how to use social media for author/editor/cover artist work publicity and marketing!  Do you have any wisdom you'd like to share with us regarding the use of social media including other chats?

You're also an excellent and prolific editor. I look forward to all four of your edited works coming soon to release. 


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I have a question: How many Savant/Aignos authors and poets use Goodreads?
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Nicholas - I love that you mention that STORYTELLER (Savant, in preparation) "manifests in reality" and would love to hear more about that. How has it manifested for you? I find my characters often do the same. For example, one day I was walking home and out of the corner of my eye caught a sign on the side of a bus whizzing by advertising one of my books. A quick double-take and I saw it wasn't about my book, but about marine animal awareness. Weird. But weirder still was that several days later, I got a call from a friend who's wild about A WHALE'S TALE (Savant 2009), who said she'd experienced the same! More weird. Is there an unconscious thread that appears in this reality when one brings a character to life in a book?
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Mike - You mentioned the upcoming eclipse. Will SHADOW AND LIGHT - 2017 Savant Poetry Anthology (Savant 2017) be there? I hope so. It's a perfect fit. And speaking of astronomy (we are speaking astronomy, yes?) I am an amateur astronomer, and have been viewing Jupiter and its moons the last few nights. Absolutely breathtaking. I began sky viewing with a pair of field binoculars and slowly graduated up to a Sky-Watcher Maksutov-Cassegrain 180mm Telescope that's like watching in 8K HD! Anyone there into sky watching?
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I'll bet Wyoming is a sky watcher's paradise.
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Sometimes it seems like I'm strolling through the scenes in real life. Some of them are past memories that I've been made much more familiar with in my after the fact reflections. A lot of it has to do with ways my own perception of reality synchronize with themes of the story. Like the psychological loss of family and friends, the humiliation at the hands of a shady pseudo-government religious organization, and the feeling of living in a social apocalypse. There were some aspects of the story that retrospect made clear for me, reassuring me of some aspects my heart could explain, but my mind needed time to reason through.
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Hey there! Raymond Gaynor of A. G. Hayes with Raymond Gaynor's QUANTUM DEATH (Savant 2016), the fifth in the Koski and Falk series published exclusively by Savant Books and Publications. 

Co-authoring QUANTUM DEATH with a master author like A. G. Hayes was an experience I'll treasure all my life. In QUANTUM DEATH, protagonists Susan Koski and Joseph Falk come up against what very well may prove to be their most complex and dangerous case yet: The Quantum Death Machine. For the first time, Koski and Falk must separate during a mission. Each faces mortal peril, while, at the same time, their smoldering relationship begins to heat up. QUANTUM DEATH explores the dark realms of bitcoins and The Onion Ring internet, as well as the weaponization of quantum phenomena. If you've ever want to experience being "out there" in the almost preposterous world of tomorrow, this book is your ticket. 

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     TOTAL MELTDOWN (Borgo/Wildside 2010) with William Maltese
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Aloha Raymond!  Welcome aboard.

Interesting to note that you like co-authoring and you co-author with some of the very best. 
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