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Today is Poet’s Day! Check out the latest song from my novel, Song of the Lost Clan.
After coming up with a working concept of what YA market-speak “edgy” meant, I went back to my observations regarding the books I read as a young adult—back when we walked a mile to school in six feet of snow uphill both ways—and those now available to my daughter.
A fun little song inspired by the empty cicada shell left grasping the tree trunk. I remember playing with those things as a kid and who can ever forget the unique sound they make. Enjoy!
This series was inspired by a comment from my agent. He’d been shopping around my novel, Song of the Lost Clan with positive feedback, but no sale. The time had come for a conversation on how to make it a better fit into either a Mid-Grade (MG) market or possibly a Young Adult (YA) market. The comment that inspired this series was that in order for my novel to appeal to a YA market, it needed to be “edgier.”
Another song sung by the elephants in my MG novel, Song of the Lost Clan. I compiled this one into a graphic that you can check out here.
(chanted in a perfect fourth)
March ahead, march ahead, ….
Step by step.
Mile by mile.
We make our way along trails in style.
Check out my article on intoxicated pachyderms. (Can Elephants Get Drunk?)
Check out my latest song. Or more to the point, the elephant character Baingana’s song.
Burbling, gurgling water at play,
Where have you come? Somewhere far and away?
Trickling happily over the moss,
Do you murmur of places that we have lost?…
Here’s my latest compilation art using PhotoShop and free images. I added a quote from one of my yet to be published novels, Return of the Warrior-Mage. Enjoy!
From Song of the Lost Clan. Check out my poem from my YA novel, Song of the Lost Clan.
Cancer treatment is a roller coaster of hope and despair; excitement and dread; and a lot of pain. Here’s a poem compiled of some select song lyrics that I found particularly appropriate at various times during my treatment (diagnosis, medical prep, chemo, surgery, radiation, recovery). Can you name all 14 songs? What songs have helped you through the process?