It is finally happening, K. A. Petentler and Andrea Badger's Second Children Book; 'Penguin and the Red Balloon'. The Slideshow below are scanned samples for the book. Copyright 2015.
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I know that I am pretty late to the show, but this is one of those music videos where I am completely and utterly Jealous. When I saw this I could not help but drool all over the performance and the settings. Needless to say I am a big fan of Into the woods and its gorgeous music. #FullofInspiration. Lindsey Stirling is one of the most amazing musicians out there, combine that with a stunning and beautiful Disney film, the way only Disney is able to do (most likely has something to do with the insane amount of money that is wrapped up in that company.)
In all accounts, is there ever going to be a competitor who can reach Disney's status or standards? Most likely not in my lifetime. If this was not enough for me to be completely #OnBoardWithDisney at the moment, the new 3d layered Hallmark card that I found for mothers day has me thinking that Disney is finally being innovative and taking a simple thing like cards to the next level. It's about time that the cards are actually worth the high prices we have to pay.
And then there is the whole #StarWars movement. Is there any angle Disney is not covering? I can't think of one. I guess when it comes to the company, the cliché if you can't beat them, join them comes to mind. Then again that is and has always been the dream. - K. A. Petentler
The technology to capture dreams is in the works. I remember asking my sixth grade science teacher if it would ever be possible for the images I saw in my dreams to ever be recorded. The answer is yes, but not at all in the way I was hoping for. They can do this only for the simplest of dreams and only then an object or scan of a person, without any details.
The Sixth Grader inside is rather disappointed in the lack of development in this area. Why? Because I have some of the most amazing, movie like dreams almost every night, sometimes more then one a night. This is one of the major things that influence my stories.
In fact I still remember a lot of them, even ones I had in early childhood. Needless to say I wish, and have always wished that there was such a machine. One that could record the amazing images and stories that I have come to cherish. Sometimes there are just no words to describe the out-of-this-world exquisite settings. Many of my children's stories actually started out from a dream that I have had, including Polarbe's Hibernation and our upcoming Halloween monster story.
Last night I had one such dream. It was actually about a machine that could make anything that a person with a huge imagination could come up with, in 3d. Made into movies and books. It was a corporation, who was looking for the next prodigy. Walt Disney had been the last person who had succeeded to make the programs and technology work. I was the next. Needless to say I learned the price of such technology and the machine and I started to become one.
I woke up and wrote down everything I could remember, but part of me just wished, despite the consequences, that such a machine and company could actually exist.
Maybe in the future it can. Until then I will have to be content with writing my dreams down and making them into books and movies the old fashioned way. Until then I will be dreaming, and writing. - K. A. Petentler
Tragedy occurs everyday. These two days seem to live in infamy of two great tragedies. April 14, 1865 Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. April 15, 1912 The 'unsinkable' Titanic sunk. So is it any wonder that my novel The Kingdom of Jade is set on these two days? Is that a hint? In a way it is. What else always happens in the month of April? Prom. Have I peeked your interest yet?
In other words, if you are looking for a book with a happy ending, you're looking in the wrong direction. I don't do happy endings. I like to compare my books to Pandora's Box. I leave you with a little hope in the end. If you are looking for a fun and easy read, might I suggest the juvenile section at the library. (Okay that is a little harsh...) There are plenty of good writers out there who have written the happily ever after within fairytales or other stories. Maybe that is why I am going in the other direction. Too many people write those happy endings. Life is full of tragedy. Isn't it a little unrealistic to think everything always works out in the end? Especially in High School?
Still interested? Me too!
-K A Petentler
I am a fairytale writer of children's books and young adult novels. At the moment I have self published through my own publishing company. Remnants Publishing. Unmasked is my first long short fairytale. Polarbe's Hibernation is our children's book. And there is plenty more on the way.