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keithrees

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For a list of author events for ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK, go to https://reeskeithr.wixsite.com/krrees/news-and-events

Aloha!
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I used to espouse the usual opine that rabbits were soft, cuddly, sweet harbingers of chocolate Easter eggs (an odd concept given that they're mammals), but after watching the movie "Peter Rabbit" I'm a bit more understanding of your, Truth and Tell's interpretation, though I still find it impossible to actually "hate" them. :-)
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Yeah, Michael -- I've been watching "The Man in the High Castle" series and, like always, am awed by Philip K. Dick's authoring ability. Often the author doesn't come across when his or her work is translated into a movie, but I could sense Philip's angel looking over my shoulder as I watched the movie adaptation. Raymond's TOTAL MELTDOWN (Borgo/Wildside 2009) is not dissimilar in that instead of two countries gobbling up the USA, he had several more attempting to do so. The result, however, was much the same. A sort of feeling of apathy as the world changes beneath everyone's feet. 
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Wishing you the best of success (and more importantly, enjoyment) at your upcoming book release events. They're one of those things for which we authors live. 
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Last week I flew from Pittsburg to Denver with several people coming back from the 'furry" convention.
These people dress up like the species they think they should be, wolves, dogs, coyotes, pigs, etc. I think
this speaks to the immense confusion of our age, what gender am I, what species am I, what do borders mean, what matters most in life, etc. So, I throw that out there for consideration.

Helen has left the chat, so I will answer Dan's question. Truth has no good reason to hate bunnies, he just does.
I think Helen added that because as we all know most people's prejudices have little basis in reality. But, I am not sure that needs to be in her book. The main point of her children's story is that the main characters bravely explore their new environment even though they now know their Mother gave them good advice which they ignored.
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My sentiment to Keith also, Dan. Book release and author parties are indeed what I live for. Hey, in my enthusiasm did I create a grammatical error? Yes, I should have said "are indeed that for which I, too, live." 

Thanks for the comparison between Philip K. Dick's work and mine. It's an honor, indeed, to be compared thusly, and, yes, TOTAL MELTDOWN, while somewhat more of a parady, is also similar in slant to "The Man in the High Castle." Thanks.
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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

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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/Illustrated by Ruth Janik
80 pp.  8.25" x 6" Softcover Tradebook
28 B&W "Color-Me-Please" Illustrations
ISBN 978-0-9886640-1-2
Suggested Retail Price $12.95

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 and Kindle format
Author website at http://janik.yolasite.com

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Aloha!
Sunny day in Honolulu and little bit windy! I appreciate to live in Oahu because even when it is hot it is also breezy most time.

I talked to a fried in Japan, she said it is very hot like more than 100 degrees there. Crazy!! Also Japan has just suffered a  terrible disaster from all the rain. What does it all mean, I wonder?

I recently feel more and more that I don't read enough. It means I read more on websites, blogs and in magazines these days. In the evening, I find I mostly watch videos. Around me, people often talk about movies but not so much these days about books like before. What does this mean, too? Maybe I should look into having someone make IN SEARCH OF SOMATIC THERAPY (Savant 2017) into a movie?
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Aloha Chatters, 

We're entering the last 30 minutes of this month's chat, to this is the last chance to post excerpts and get in the last word. 

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OMG! I've been so engaged in the chat this month, I forgot all about my book excerpts. 

QUANTUM DEATH by A. G. Hayes with Raymond Gaynor - Excerpt #1 (This Excerpt is Family Rated): [12541533-quantum-death-by-hayes-with-raymond-gaynor] 

 

     Susan Koski eased out of bed without making a sound. Joseph Falk never moved, the top of his head showing from beneath the covers assured her he was fast asleep. Slowly she crept to the bedroom door, turned the knob...and the bedside phone rang.
     Koski immediately recognized the voice of their boss, Tom Stewart, head of Cerberus, America's ultra-secret "off the board" information and action agency. 
     "[Both of ] you on the line,?" Stewart asked, continuing a moment later, "Good. Now...listen up."
     There was a soft click and the tone on the line changed. Both Koski and Falk knew what was coming was top secret. "We have a problem."
     Koski looked across the bed, raised her eyebrows and mouthed the words...Happy Birthday. 

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Koski and 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. The fifth in the riveting Koski and Falk Series by multi-award-winning author A. G. Hayes with Raymond Gaynor, author of TOTAL MELTDOWN (Borgo/Wildside) 

QUANTUM DEATH (2016)
by A. G. Hayes with Raymond Gaynor
344 pp. - 5.25" x 8" SoftcoverPocket Book
ISBN 978-0-9963255-3-0

Available directly from Savant Books and Publications' Publisher's Shop at 10% off Suggested Retail Price and free shipping within USA including Alaska and Hawaii, Amazon.com, Savant Bookstore Honolulu, and fine online/"brick and mortar" bookstores everywhere. 

Raymond Gaynor
  Multi-award-winning co-author of QUANTUM DEATH (Savant 2016)
Press Release at https://www.prlog.org/12541533

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THE TURTLE DANCES by Daniel S. Janik - Excerpt #3 (Family Rated) 

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"Chapter 13 - The Turtle Dances

    "You know what?" The young man offered, thinking of the two turtles they'd been watching. “We danced so well together, I think we might just win!"

"You know, I think so, too,“ replied his partner. “Thanks to our turtle-friends out there," the two finished together.

The couple returned, hand-in-hand, to the dance floor to join the line of competitors. Waiting for the judges to announce the awards, the young man turned to his now self-assured partner, touched the tip of her hand softly much the way the turtles had, and smiled. "The turtle dances," he said softly.

"Yes," she replied, while unseen in the distance, Isla and Surf happily executed a perfect bounce, twirl and slide. "The turtle dances!"

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Continuing the unique tradition of "talking up" rather than down to readers, THE TURTLE DANCES demonstrates the power and beauty of narrative storytelling at its finest. Designed to re-awaken curiosity, discovery in both children and adults, the book is an excellent way to introduce literacy and associated lifelong learning pleasures.

Mulit-award-winning author, naturalist, artist, photographer and movie producer Daniel S. Janik resides in Honolulu, Hawaii with his wife and dance partner, Setsuko Tsuchiya. Together they welcome Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles to Hawaii throughout the year. An Oklahoma painter known for her vivid, almost photographic renditions of nature, illustrator Ruth R. Janik created the 28 naturalistic line drawings in the book specifically for children to color.

THE TURTLE DANCES is the third in the Savant "Color-Me-Please" series and the third in the author's "Pacific Rim Naturalist" group of children's books.  

THE TURTLE DANCES
by Daniel S. Janik / Illustrated by Ruth Janik
80 pp.  8.25" x 6" Softcover book with 28 B&W "Color-Me-Please" Illustrations
ISBN 978-0-9886640-1-2
Suggested Retail Price $12.95

Available from the publisher, Savant Bookstore Honolulu, Amazon.com and fine bookstores everywhere.

Daniel S. Janik
Multi-Award-winning author of

     THE TURTLE DANCES (Savant 2013)

          http://www.amazon.com//dp/0988664011

     A WHALE’S TALE (Savant 2009)

          http://www.amazon.com/dp/1442105062

     SOURDOUGH SCOTT'S BEDTIME FAIRY TALES FROM ALASKA (Publication Consultants 2005)

         https://www.amazon.com/dp/159433031X

     FOOTPRINTS, SMILES AND LITTLE WHITE LIES (Savant 2008)

          http://www.amazon.com/dp/1438252358 (softcover book)

          http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001G0MOVG (Kindle eBook)

     THE ILLUSTRATED MIDDLE EARTH (Savant 2008)

          http://www.amazon.com/dp/1438262418

     LAST AND FINAL HARVEST (Savant 2008)

          http://www.amazon.com/dp/1438268416

     UNLOCK THE GENIUS WITHIN (Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2005)

          http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BY13D2Q

     A NEUROBIOLOGICAL THEORY AND METHOD OF LANGUAGE ACQUISITION (Lincom Europa, 2004)

          http://www.lincom-shop.eu/shop/article_ISBN%25209783895867637/LSNB-01%3A-A-Neurobiological-Theory-and-Method-of-Language-Acquisition.html

          http://www.amazon.com/dp/3895867632

     HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST ENGLISH LANGUAGE SCHOOL IN THE USA (Authorhouse, 2006)

          http://bookstore.authorhouse.com/Products/SKU-000356497/How-to-Choose-the-Best-English-Language-School-in-the-USA.aspx

          http://www.amazon.com/dp/1425934803

Award-winning poet with works appearing in

     KINDRED (Savant 2018)

          https://www.amazon.com/dp/0999463306

     SHADOW AND LIGHT (Savant 2017)

          https://www.amazon.com/dp/0997247282

     RUNNING WITH THE PACK (Savant 2016)

          https://www.amazon.com/dp/0996325557

     VOLUTIONS (Savant 2014)

          http://www.amazon.com/dp/0991562216

     BELLWETHER MESSAGES (Savant 2013)

          http://www.savantbooksandpublications.com

     FIFTY-EIGHT STONES (Savant 2012)

          http://www.amazon.com/dp/0985250658 (softcover book)

          http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00I5RVQXK (Kindle eBook)

     WAVELENGTHS (Savant 2011)

          http://www.amazon.com/dp/0982998767

     FIRST BREATH (Savant 2010)

          http://www.amazon.com/dp/0984555226

Award-winning producer of

     "Clean Water, Common Ground" (National Film Network, 1999)

          https://www.nationalfilmnetwork.com/Store/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductID=511

          http://www.amazon.com/dp/0802607055

Author website at http://janik.yolasite.com

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I think In Search of Somatic Therapy would be a great book to turn into a movie! 

But I agree the downside of the Youtube channel is that it is easy to spend an hour watching anything from funny cat videos, the world ends tomorrow because of vampiric hares, to how to fix your refrigerator videos.

Actually, about 3 years ago our local handyman fixed a design flaw in our whirlpool fridge. He recorded what he did and put it on his youtube channel. That video has over 200,000 views and he has made significant money from youtube from it!
So I guess ay least our poorly designed fridge has had its 15 minutes of fame.
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A quick thanks and good-bye till next month's chat!
drjanik

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Please have him "fix" my webpage and put it on YouTube! :-)
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Aloha and Welcome to Savant Author Setsuko Tsuchiya. IN SEARCH OF SOMATIC THERAPY (Savant 2017) is one of our critical non-fiction mainstays and is slowly generating a lot of talk about the nature of somatic therapy and it's unique role in healing. 

I hear you may be writing a sequel that focuses on dance, and hope you will tell us more about it on our next chat on Saturday, 18 August 2018. 

Best wishes to all
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