These Images are all images that I found after I had written 15 thousand words in my upcoming release, The Mask: an Imprint by K A Petentler. All of these images seemed to inspire me to continue writing at a point when I got stuck. Not the normal images that you would suspect for a mermaid story? Or are they?
When writing a new story that will stick with people, what I like to call an Imprint, details are important. A ball has to be magical and beautiful, but keep the story going. A first kiss has to make you love a person so much you never want to let them go. All of which has to keep propelling a story forward. These details have finally been Ironed out, and now all I have left to do is finish the story.
So as I work diligently to piece my debut Imprint together and start in on my editing (now that I have everything coming together rather quickly), I wanted to leave you with a little more inspiration and insight into my characters as well as a sneak peek at the fashion in the ballroom.
K A Petentler
P.S. Stay tuned for a preview of our new children's book- here is a hint it is going to be about a flightless bird who may or may not be able to fly by the end of the book. All about finding a way to make your dreams come true.
As a Fairytale writer, it is hard not to fall in love with the art work by J. Scott Campbell. I have been deep under water, swimming with the mermaids since November of last year. And I want to ask, Are you ready for the Mermaids?
I am finally ready to reveal a little information on the Young Adult novel that I have been working on. Unlike so many people I did not finish my novel in the month of November for NaNoWriMo. Between the holidays and life; as well as the launch of my first Children's Book, Polarbe's Hibernation, I took a hiatus. But now I am back, and have smoothed all the waves that had been blocking my process.
Now that I have a whole story, and do not have any more waves forcing me backwards, I am ready to announce that I will be releasing the Novel on Kindle at the end of February.
So, I want to know; do you want to meet a Mermaid?
Ryliet is the next mermaid to take the throne of the nine realms. However she does not want to become queen. She wants to be free. Within her search for freedom from her responsibilities she finds something else all together. A Mask. (all rights reserved by K A Petentler.)
With that introduction, I will leave you wanting more.
I feel like I should explain the title... The Mask: an Imprint by K A Petentler.
I chose this name for several reasons. The mask is what propels everything into motion. It is a mermaid story; but it is not a version of little mermaid. It is a New Mermaid Story.
The story started from a dream that I had. I will admit that Hans Christian Anderson's The Little Mermaid and Disney's The Little Mermaid, are both places for inspiration. Certain things and secondary characters may parallel some things within those stories. However I also drew inspiration from Gail Carson-Levine's fairytales, a fairytale called the Buried Moon and Cameron Jace's The Moon & Madly, as well as a Screen Play I wrote for Once Upon a Time (called Memories are Moonbeams when I was trying to get into the ABC Writing Program.)
Books are Here!
After a lot of hard work in 2014; we now have our Hardback books. Just in time for our first book signing this Saturday, January 10, 2015 from 11-3 at Hastings in Warrensburg MO. If you are interested in our book, but were waiting for us to have the physical copies, the wait is finally over. You can now order your copy today, and receive it within a week.
As a new author, new to the game of social media exploration and self marketing, I can never tell if what I am doing is working. I am not the type of person who shares easily, nor can I ever tell if I am over promoting myself.
I hope all of you understand that I am just trying to keep interest going on my projects. There have been times that I feel like I have heard and seen enough about my children's book already and it just came out a month ago.
I have my first book signing this Saturday; and I want to admit that I am scared. I am so scared that no one will show up, and no one will care about a children's book by an unknown author.
To sit there for three hours rejected, is the absolute last thing that I want to go through in a town where I always felt like an outcast; to go back and be rejected all over again...
So like Polarbe, I am going to have to face one of my biggest fears; and hope that I come out on the other side unscathed.
not that long ago; two young girls meet in Mrs. Wolf's Science Class in sixth grade. Each had written a story. The whole class voted on which story should represent the class. Andrea's story and my story tied. Both of us being rather shy had to read our stories in front of the entire class. Andrea's story won.
Later on as life kept crossing our paths we became friends. She tried to teach me how to be less of a girly girl, how to ride a skateboard; which I failed miserably at. She helped me sneak out of the house quite a few times in high school.
After high school was over we went our separate ways; every once in a while we would run into each other and it would be as if we had never been apart. We both went to the same college and graduated; just at staggered times.
I started to pursue my dream of writing and had a few children's book ideas. I knew I needed an illustrator in order for my dream of ever becoming published to come true; and I thought of Andrea.
In high school she was always the person I had turned to when I needed help with an art project. She had a couple of books full of cartoons that our whole class read and were always looking forward to reading. I had also seen that she had graduated with her degree in art. So I called her up; emailed her the story and the next day she had drawn sketches inspired by the story that I had written.
And now, almost exactly ten years after high school, we have a Children's Book! Polarbe's Hibernation started out as a dream, brought two friends back together and is now bringing two friends back to the town where it all started; Warrensburg Missouri. Andrea and I are going to have our first book signing at Hastings on January, Saturday the 10th, 2015 from 11:00-3:00 and we would like to invite all of you to come and help us celebrate our friendship, and our children's book, in the town that started it all. We hope that we will see you in Warrensburg.
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.