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So excited! my project is nearly complete, i am so happy with the wonderful professional job by @DouglasColeman3 You rock Douglas!
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Douglas Coleman Songwriter/Singer,Musician, Radio Talk show host, owner of DJC Productions.

 

 

 

 

 

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Currently I am into digital art. I love to take images on my phone and then edit them using phone apps, and Photoshop. I have made all of the banner for this site. I have also written my own Photoshop training script and have trained fellow workers in the work place.

I am currently unemployed, but would love to get paid employment working in art or social media.

Although I have painted for most of my life I often don’t have photos. I am not a qualified artist but as a dyslexic I was encouraged by mother to draw. I did go to art school briefly but was asked to leave as the teacher said I was too much of an individual. I have given many of my paintings away, sometimes on mass. I also make art in places in the woodland, with natural materials that I find, and never record this, as I like the idea of somone else discovering it.

I have completed a series of paintings inspired by the poems of Oxford poet Sir John Wain. (I love poets and song writers.) click on my flicker link to see them.

Finally i have started to write again. I’ve starting back on Octopus Pirate book two, and have been surprised by much of the plot, (old age!). Although i am a bit distracted by the unexpected sunshine we are having here in Oxford England, and I wish i still had my dog Mandy to go for a walk to look for squirrels and marvel at daffodils.

For those of you have have read book one and wrote a review, thank you thank you.
Your kind words of encouragement have helped. For those who have read it and don’t like writing reviews, its OK, just one word and a few stars would be more than enough and might get another person to read it 🙂 it does all count!
Please write reviews for other indie writers, like Dan Thompson, Jack Croxall, Sharon Riley Sant and Jaimie Admans we will love you for it x x
 Check out my interview with author Nicole Saunders. 🌺 🌻 🌹 🌷 🌼
#Gratitude for her kind review of my book Garden.
Review for Garden :Harness your imagination, grab your tissues, and dive into “Garden,” a charming Steampunk novel by Jane Yates.From its first scene, the story’s protagonist, Aberdeen Gale, drew me into her unique world of elegant spaceships, Guardian robots, and colorful characters. Aberdeen lives on a spaceship where children are “heard, but not seen”. Ignored by her parents and rejected by her peers, Aberdeen leads an isolated existence.However, when a deadly virus unexpectedly strikes Aberdeen’s spaceship, killing her parents and destroying the Guardian robot that raised her, her life is forever changed.She is sent to Earth to live with her only surviving relative, a grieving uncle with a tragic past.Angry, lost, and confused, Aberdeen struggles to adjust to life in her new home. With only her pet metal snake to comfort her, Aberdeen passes her days in despair as she fights to miss the parents she never really knew and the dependent existence to which she was accustomed.Enter Maisy, Aberdeen’s uncle’s jovial and patient housekeeper. Maisy treats Aberdeen with kindness, beguiling her with the fascinating tales she creates. Maisy also provides Aberdeen reprieve from her loneliness and the disapproving eye of Mrs. Merriweather, her uncle’s head housekeeper.Over time, Aberdeen learns to accept Maisy’s unconditional affection. In the process, the two form a deep and lasting friendship. Maisy introduces Aberdeen to Maisy’s brother, Peter, a quick-witted teenager with a knack for numbers. These three embark on a journey of discovery through Aberdeen’s new home. In the process, they find family, friendship, and adventure.
I found the characters in Garden engaging, relatable, and fascinating. In particular, I enjoyed witnessing Aberdeen’s transformation from an angry and spoiled youngster to a caring and independent young lady.While Garden is geared toward third to seventh graders, I, a 25-year-old adult, found the story fun, exciting, and relatable. Additionally, I enjoy the deft hand with which Jane handles the difficult topics of death, disability, and difference. Several of the main characters contend with one or all of these issues. The author treats each of the characters with respect, refusing to resort to stereotypes.Furthermore, I appreciated the author’s sense of imagery. She does not simply tell the reader what the characters are experiencing, she shows the reader. She transports the reader from this world into the world of the book. In the process, Jane brings an intergalactic tale down to earth.
Garden is a great book for any reader who enjoys a solid sci-fi story with heart, soul, and a little bit of magic.Nicole Saunders, author of Disposable
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You can get Garden audio FREE!!! with a 30 day free trail at Audible. link here

Not only did i write a book about a Garden. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Garden-Steam…

but i am a qualified gardener who runs to allotments. I have just made over a new allotment.
here are some photos. before  first four photos and after, after!

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UK people win a paperback copy of my book Octopus Pirate #steampunk #timetravel
Yarn bombing #oxford #yarnbombing
I was inspired by Sarah Lambert-Gates post of a yarn bomb on a tree to do another Yarn Bomb myself at Oxford City Train Station x x my misspent middle age!
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Excited to be on a blog in Japan. And my book, Garden edited by Dan Thompson is also talked about. http://madamsteam.com/column/6775
translated using google translate
世紀末〜20世紀初頭のアート&デザイン史を学んでみませんか。とりあえず覚えるのはたったの3ワードだけ。アーツ・アンド・クラフツ運動、アール・ヌーヴォー、ジャポニズムです。
End of the century to 20 century Why do not you learn the beginning of Art and Design History . Only only three words to remember for the time being . The Arts and Crafts Movement , Art Nouveau , is Japonisme .
アニメを見て、アニメのマネをして声優になっていくので、コピーのコピーのコピーみたいな感じになっていくんですよね。結果、どんどん演技の幅が狭くなっていってしまうんです。
平野文(声優)
Watching cartoons , so we become a voice actor and the animation of Manet , I think I’m going to become to feel like a copy of a copy of a copy . A result , it would became more and more narrow width of the acting is .
Fumi Hirano ( voice actor )
スチームパンクで大切にしていること
歴史改変SFとしてのスチームパンクで大切なこと──私は「上手に嘘をつくこと」だと考えます。では上手な嘘とは何でしょうか? 上手な嘘は大半の真実に、適量の嘘を紛れ込ませたものです。19世紀末〜20世紀初頭の歴史的事件、科学、文化、芸術、風俗に、適度な空想を混ぜ込めばあら不思議、センス・オブ・ワンダーあふれるスチームパンクのできあがりです。
アイデアのつくり方
That you have to cherish in steam punk
The important thing in the steam punk as a historical modified SF ── I think ” well that lie .” Now what is a good lie ? Good lie in the majority of the truth , is what was funneled an appropriate amount of the lie . Historical events of the early 19th century to 20 century , science , culture , art , in customs , if Kome mix moderate fancy hey presto , is completion of the sense of wonder full of steam punk .
How to make a idea
例えばのお話。「日本に来たこともない、日本人と会ったこともない、日本のことをまるで知らない」人に、日本を舞台にしたSFを考えてみて──と言ってみても全くアイデアは湧いてこないでしょう。アイデアとはすでにある知識が自分の脳の中で融合してできた、新たな組み合わせに過ぎないのです。
For example, of the story . To ” never came to Japan , you’ve never met with the Japanese , though do not know that in Japan” people , is infested idea at all try to say consider the SF was to stage ── and Japan It will not come . Already some knowledge and ideas could do fusion in my brain , I do not only in a new combination .
アイデアとは既存の知識の新たな組み合わせに過ぎないという説は、50年以上も読み継がれている名著『アイデアのつくり方』に書かれている。薄い本だが、創作活動をしている人には大いにヒントになる内容。
Theory that the idea not only to a new combination of existing knowledge , are written in the great book ” How to make the idea ” that have been handed down also read more than 50 years . Thin book it , but become great hint to those who have a creative activities .
アイデアのつくり方
著者ジェームス W.ヤング
価格¥ 864(2016/08/31 13:02時点)
出版日1988/04/08
商品ランキング835位
単行本102ページ
ISBN-104484881047
ISBN-139784484881041
出版社CCCメディアハウス
How to make a idea
Author James W. Young
Price ¥ 864 (2016/08/31 13:02 time )
Publication Date 1988/04/08
Sellers Rank 835 of
Paperback 102 pages
ISBN-104484881047
ISBN-139784484881041
Publisher CCC Media House
もし全く知識なしでスチームパンクをやろうとすると、誰かがやっているスチームパンクの劣化コピーになってしまいます。
声優の平野文さんがインタビューの中でおっしゃっている「コピーのコピーのコピー」にすぎないスチームパンクでは、せっかくのファッションや工作が泣いてしまいます。(少年役を女性声優が演じるという“常識”は野沢雅子が確立させた!? レジェンド声優の数々の伝説が明かされる。 – otoCoto)
知識がゼロではアイデアなど湧いてきません。まずは既存の情報や知識を持ち、そこに自分のオリジナルの解釈や空想を追加すること、制限の中でどれだけ上手い嘘がつけるかがスチームパンクの醍醐味と言えましょう。
なぜデザインが大切なのか
If you try to do exactly the steam punk without knowledge , it will become a deterioration copy of steam punk someone is doing .
In the steam punk plain statement ‘s voice actor is not only a ” copy of a copy of a copy ” that is saying in an interview , it will crying pains of fashion and work . ( The boy role was ” common sense ” is to be established Masako Nozawa that played by female voice actor Legendary Legend voice actor is revealed -!?. OtoCoto)
Knowledge does not have sprung up , such as the idea is zero . First, have the existing information and knowledge , there to add their own original interpretation and fantasy , how much is good lie put in a limit Let’s say that the real thrill of steam punk .
Why design that important
今回のテーマはデザイン。なぜデザインが大切なのでしょうか? それはある時代のインテリアやファッション、商品は必ずその時代の最先端のデザインの影響を受けるからです。
例えばiPhoneを代表とするApple社の製品を思い浮かべてみてください。出来る限り単純に、極限まで削ぎ落としたシンプルなデザインですね。
Apple社だけではありません。白を貴重にしたインテリアや、装飾を限りなく少なくしたブラックドレスは1960年代からのミニマリズム(色や形を極限まで切り詰めるデザイン)や1980年代から流行し始めたノーデザイン(デザインしたように見せないデザイン)の流れの末に生まれました。デザインには必ず歴史的流れがあります。
遠い未来の人間が現代をリアルに空想するには
The theme design . Why is it important design ? It is the era of interior and fashion , commodity is because always the influence of the state-of-the-art design of that era .
For example, please try to think of Apple ‘s products to be representative of the iPhone. Simple as possible , it is a simple design that stripped-down to the limit .
Not just Apple’s . Interior and you valuable white , black dress with a reduced as much as possible the decoration does not look like was no design ( design began to fashion minimalism ( the color and shape truncate design to the limit ) from and the 1980s from the 1960s design ) I was born at the end of the flow . Always to design there is a historical flow .
遠い未来の人間が「リアルな2010年代の機械」を空想するためには、おそらくシンプルデザインを最初に勉強するでしょう。それと同じように数百年後の私たちが、19世紀末のリアルなスチームパンクメカを想像するためには、当時流行したデザインを学ぶ必要があります。でなければ全くのデタラメのものしかできず、良いスチームパンクの嘘がつけません。
覚えるのはたった3つのキーワード
とは言え、そのために何十冊と本を読んだり、デザインの学校に通ったり──というのはなかなかできません。そこでこの記事ではデザインについて学ぶ取っ掛かりとして、3つだけ重要なキーワードをご紹介します。とりあえずはこの3つを頭に入れておけば大丈夫です。
1 アーツ・アンド・クラフツ運動(Arts and Crafts Movement)
2 アール・ヌーヴォー(Art Nouveau)
3 ジャポニズム(Japonisme/Japonism)
【キーワード1】アーツ・アンド・クラフツ運動
Far for the future of human fancy the “machinery of realistic 2010s” will probably study a simple design for the first time. At the same our same as after a few hundred years is, in order to imagine a realistic steam punk mechanism of the end of the 19th century, you need to learn at that time prevalent design. If not can only thing of utter nonsense, do not put a good steam punk lie.
Only three of the keyword to remember is
Nonetheless, read hundreds of books and the book, so you can not quite in the through or ── that the school of design and. So as a starting point to learn about design in this article, only three will introduce an important keyword. For the time being is okay if you put three this in my head.
1 Arts and Crafts Movement (Arts and Crafts Movement)
2 ares Nouveau (Art Nouveau)
3 Japonisme (Japonisme / Japonism)
[Keyword 1] Arts and Crafts Movement
最初は19世紀後半に英国で生まれた「アーツ・アンド・クラフツ運動」です。世界に先駆けて産業革命が起った英国では、安価な商品が機械によって大量生産されました。けれどもそれらは画一的で粗悪な品物ばかりでした。
評論家・ジョン・ラスキンと詩人・デザイナーのウィリアム・モリスは、古き良き時代の芸術的な手仕事を復活させ、食器、家具、衣服などに美をとりもどすための運動を起こしました。それがアーツ・アンド・クラフツ運動です。
ウィリアム・モリスの壁紙
The first is was born in the UK in the second half of the 19th century , ” The Arts and Crafts Movement .” In the UK , which occurred the industrial revolution first in the world , low-cost products have been mass-produced by machine . But they were just bad goods a uniform .
Critic John Ruskin and poet designer William Morris , was caused revived the artistic handiwork of the good old days , tableware , furniture , the movement for to recover the beauty , such as clothing . It is the Arts and Crafts Movement .
William Morris wallpaper
ウィリアム・モリスが設立したモリス・マーシャル・フォークナー商会は、デザインを全面に押し出した世界初のデザイン事務所です。インテリアや家具、食器など様々な美しい製品を生み出しました。
一番有名なものは壁紙でしょう。草花を装飾的に配置し、無限に繰り返すパターンワークはモリスのデザインの特徴です。モリスは各地で講演したり、古建築保存協会を設立するなど、ヴィクトリア朝の人々に「生活に美を取り入れる大切さ」を説きました。
【キーワード2】アール・ヌーヴォー
Morris Marshall Faulkner William Morris was founded firm is the world’s first design firm that extruding the design on the whole surface . Interior and furniture , has created a variety of beautiful products, such as tableware .
The most famous would be wallpaper . Place the flowers decorative , infinitely repeating patterns work is a feature of the design of Morris . Morris or lecture in many places , such as the establishment of the old architecture Preservation Society , preached the ” importance to incorporate the beauty in life ” to the people of Victoria in the morning .
[ Keyword 2 ] Art Nouveau
アーツ・アンド・クラフツはその後のヨーロッパの美術運動に大きな影響を与えました。フランスのベル・エポック、ドイツのユーゲントシュティールなど、欧州各国で独自のデザインが生まれたのです。中でも最も大きく流行したのが「アール・ヌーヴォー」です。これがふたつ目のキーワード。
アール・ヌーヴォーとは「新しい(Nouveau)、芸術(Art)」という意味のフランス語であり、1895年にパリにオープンした美術品店・メゾン・ド・ラール・ヌーヴォーの店名でもあります。パリの地下鉄の入り口であるエクトール・ギマールは典型的なアール・ヌーヴォー建築です。
ルネ・ラリックの宝飾作品
Arts and Crafts had a big impact on the art movement of the then European . French Belle Epoque , such as Jugendstil in Germany , we own design in the European countries was born . Among them is the largest epidemic was of the ” Art Nouveau ” . This is The second keyword .
The Art Nouveau ” new (Nouveau), art (Art) ” is the French in the sense of , is also the art shop Maison de Lal Nouveau of the shop name , which opened in Paris in 1895 . Hector Guimard is the entrance of the subway in Paris is a typical Art Nouveau architecture .
Jewelry work of Rene Lalique
アール・ヌーヴォーのデザインは植物や昆虫を元にした有機的な曲線、やわらかでうねるような女性の髪や体など、産業革命による粗悪な大量生産品からの反動とも言える特徴があります。
最も有名なアール・ヌーヴォーの芸術家を2人だけあげるとしたら、一人はガラス工芸家・宝飾デザイナーのルネ・ラリック。蝶やトンボからインスパイアされた宝飾作品は現代でも高値で取引されています。
アルフォンス・ミュシャのポスター芸術
Art Nouveau design is characterized also said recoil from plants and organic curves based on insects , such as the soft and undulating women’s hair and body , inferior mass-produced by the industrial revolution .
The most famous Art Nouveau artists Once you have a raise only two people , one person Rene Lalique glass craftsman and jewelry designer . Inspired by the jewelry piece from butterflies and dragonflies also it has been traded at a high price in the modern .
Alphonse Mucha poster art
もう一人はチェコスロバキアの画家・アルフォンス・ミュシャです。豊かな髪はまるで生きもののようにうねり、体にまとわりつくドレスは女性美を最大限に引き出しています。
この時代はポスター芸術の黄金時代とも呼ばれ、ポスター専門作家がたくさん活躍しました。かつて芸術は大変高価で貴族や王族だけのものでしたが、アール・ヌーヴォーとポスター芸術が花開いたことで、一般庶民にもアートが浸透したのです。
蒸気社製品はアール・ヌーヴォーデザインです
Another person is a painter Alphonse Mucha of Czechoslovakia . Rich hair swell in like a living creature , dress clinging to the body has been pulled out the feminine beauty to the fullest .
This era is also referred to as the golden age of poster art , posters professional writer and worked a lot . Once , but art was intended only of nobility and royalty in the very expensive , by Art Nouveau and poster art has blossomed , we common people also art has penetrated .
Steam ‘s products is the Art Nouveau design
余談ですが、私の空想のガジェットメーカー・蒸気社の商品は、表面全体を覆い尽くすように曲線的な草花の金模様で装飾しています。これは「もし私がスチームパンク時代の会社オーナーだとしたら、きっと当時最先端のアール・ヌーヴォーのデザインを製品に採用するだろう」と思ったからです。
【キーワード3】ジャポニズム
As an aside , my fancy gadget maker and steam ‘s product , has been decorated with gold pattern of rounded flowers so completely covering the entire surface . This is because I thought , ” What if I am the company owner of the steam punk era , will surely be adopted at that time a state-of-the-art Art Nouveau design to the product .”
[ Keyword 3 ] Japonisme
さて、先ほどのミュシャのポスターをご覧になって気づかれたことはありますか? 太い輪郭で描かれた線画に、平面的な彩色がされています。これは伝統的な欧州の油絵の技法とは全く異なっています。その理由が3番目のキーワード「ジャポニズム」です。ジャポニズムは19世紀後半にアール・ヌーヴォーと相まって大流行した、日本美術ブームのことです。
ミュシャ、マネ、モネ、ゴッホのジャポニズム
Well , have you ever noticed seeing a poster of the previous Mucha ? The drawn line drawing by a bold outline , has been a planar coloring . This is quite different from the traditional European oil painting techniques . The reason is the third keyword ” Japonisme ” . Japonisme was coupled with rage and Art Nouveau in the late 19th century , is the Japanese art boom .
Mucha , Manet , Monet , Van Gogh’s Japonisme
日本が開国すると浮世絵や日本の工芸品が海外に大量に輸出されました。それまでヨーロッパの人々が見たこともない全く新しい技術や表現は、最先端のアートに敏感な芸術家たちの注目を集めました。
ミュシャの独特の絵画表現は、浮世絵のダイナミックな構図や色彩から影響を受けています。ミュシャだけではありません。マネ、モネ、ゴッホといった印象派の画家もジャポニズムを絵画に取り入れています。
日本芸術が西洋文化において再評価される
Japan Ukiyo-e and Japanese crafts and the opening of the country has been exported in large quantities to overseas . Completely new technology and expressions never seen the people of Europe to it , drew the sensitive artists of attention to the state-of-the-art art .
Unique painting representation of Mucha is influenced from the dynamic composition and colors of ukiyo-e . Mucha is not the only . Manet , it has adopted Monet , the Impressionist such as Van Gogh painter also Japonisme to painting .
Be re-evaluated in Western culture is the Japanese art
西洋美術とは全く異なる進化をした日本趣味・ジャポニズムは、懐古的なアール・ヌーヴォーや当時流行した異国趣味と融合し、西洋社会に熱狂的に受け入れられました。
日本では二束三文で叩き売られていたり、陶器の包み紙として利用されていた浮世絵が、西洋人の目には新鮮に映ったというのが興味深いですね。このジャポニズム、実はスチームパンク世界にでもじわじわと浸透しているんですよ。
ジャパニーズスチームパンクの草分け・Natsukoさん
Was a completely different evolution from the Western art Japan Hobby, Japonism is fused with a retrospective of Art Nouveau and the time the epidemic was exoticism , it has been enthusiastically received in Western society .
Or have been sold for a song hit in Japan , ukiyo-e , which had been used as wrapping paper of pottery , it is interesting because reflected in fresh in the eyes of Westerners . This Japonisme , it’s actually has penetrated To gradually even in steam punk world .
Pioneer · Natsuko ‘s Japanese steam punk
日本においてジャパニーズスチームパンクの草分けと言えば、みなさんご存知Natsukoさん(@NatsukoCoral)です。長い黒髪に、きりりと涼し気な目元の和風美人。着物やお面など日本独自の服飾・装飾品を積極的に取り入れて、独特な日本美を表現されています。海外のネットニュースでも度々写真が採用される、日本を代表とするスチームパンカーです。
日本の芸術をスチームパンクに
Speaking of the pioneers of Japanese steam punk in Japan , it is you know Natsuko ‘s (@NatsukoCoral). In long black hair , Kiririto cool eyes of the Japanese-style beauty . Such as kimono or your face Japan own clothing ornaments incorporate aggressively , it is represented a unique Japanese beauty . Often the photos are adopted in net news overseas , is a steam pan car as the representative of Japan .
To steam punk art of Japan
シルクハットにフロックコート、ロングドレスにブーツは確かに素敵。でも日本人の体型にぴったり合う着物をファッションに取り入れてみてはいかがでしょう。鼈甲、塗り物、螺鈿、寄せ木、張り子──日本の工芸技法を利用した工作も面白いですね。
Natuskoさんのお写真は、フォトグラファーのりおるさん(@tokigakera)、とげなしさん(@TgNothingTgTg)が撮影されました。
海外スチームパンカーも日本に注目
Frock coat in silk hat , boots is certainly nice in long dress . But try to incorporate the perfect fit kimono to the body type of Japanese fashion is about you? Tortoiseshell , lacquerware , Raden , parquet , papier-mache ── It is also interesting work using the craft techniques of Japan .
Photograph ‘s Natusko is , Mr. Photographer Rioru (@tokigakera), without the thorn ‘s (@TgNothingTgTg) has been taken .
Attention in Japan overseas steam bread car
このジャポニズムの流れ、決して日本だけではありません。海外のスチームパンカーも、着物をガウンがわりに羽織ってみたり、和傘や扇子を小物に使ったりと、ジャパニーズスチームパンクを楽しまれている方は多いようですよ。
試しに”Japanese Steampunk kimono”などのキーワードで画像検索してみてください。日本人では思いつかないような斬新なファッションをされている方々をたくさん見ることができます。
英国スチームパンク作家・Janeさんの着物スタイル
This flow of Japonisme , by no means only in Japan . Overseas steam bread car also , or you wore a kimono gown instead of the usual , with or using the Japanese umbrella and fan in the small , it seems people are many that have been entertaining Japanese steam punk .
Please try to image search with keywords such as “Japanese Steampunk kimono” to try . You can see a lot of people who have been a novel fashion so as not to think of the Japanese .
British steam punk writer · Jane ‘s kimono style
こちらは私の友人であり、英国オックスフォードでスチームパンク小説を執筆されているJane Yates 慈円(@JYparadoxchild)さん。以前Janeさんの記事にも書きましたが、彼女は小説の中に日本のモチーフを登場させるほどの、日本好き・日本通です。
書籍 『Garden』英国スチームパンク作家Janeさん
書籍 『Garden』英国スチームパンク作家Janeさん
私の英国のお友達Jane Yatesさんをご紹介。スチームパンク作家として活躍されているJaneさん。最新作の『Garden』は日本でも読まれているスチームパンク小説です。
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JaneさんもKimonoが大好き。こんな風にオックスフォードの街を着物スチームパンクファッションで闊歩されています。着物をブラウス風に着こなしていらっしゃいますね。帯がわりのコルセットも決まっています。
ネオジャポニズムをあなたのアートに
Here is my friend, Jane Yates diene has been writing a steam punk novel in the UK Oxford (@JYparadoxchild) ‘s. As I wrote in previous Jane’s article, she’s enough to appear the Japanese motif in the novel, is Japan like Japan through.
The book “Garden” British steam punk writer Jane’s
The book “Garden” British steam punk writer Jane’s
Introducing my British friends Jane Yates’s. Mr. Jane has been working as a steam punk writer. “Garden” of the latest work is a steam punk novel being read in Japan.
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Jane’s also love the Kimono. It has been swagger to Oxford city in kimono steam punk fashion like this. It will Irasshai dressed the kimono blouse style. Also decided corset of the band instead of the usual.
Neo Japonism to your art
19世紀末に起った芸術ムーブメント・ジャポニズムが21世紀にもまた新たな「ネオ・ジャポニズム」となって流行したらすごくワクワクしませんか? そのためにも私達日本人が積極的に、日本の絵画、工芸、文化を学んでスチームパンクと融合させていく必要があります。あなたのファッションや工作にぜひネオ・ジャポニズムを組み込んでみましょう。
ぜひネットや書籍で調べてみましょう
以上、アーツ・アンド・クラフツ運動、アール・ヌーヴォー、ジャポニズムをざっと解説してみました。
でもこれはほんのさわりにすぎません。「これ面白そう!」と直感に訴えるアートがあったら、ぜひネットで検索してみたり、関連の書籍を読んでみましょう。スチームパンクファッションを楽しんだり、スチームパンクグッズの制作、スチームパンク小説の執筆などにきっと役立ちますよ。
参考文献
Art Movement Japonism that happened in the late 19th century to the 21st century also does not have any really thrilled After epidemic become a new “neo-Japonisme”? To us Japanese people aggressively even for that, the Japanese painting, crafts, we need to be fused with steam punk learn the culture. Let us try to incorporate the neo-Japonisme in your fashion and work.
Let us take a look at the net and books
Or more, The Arts and Crafts Movement, Art Nouveau, I tried to briefly explain the Japonisme.
But this is not just the touch. If you have art that appeal to intuition, “This looks interesting!”, Or try searching by all means the net, let’s read the related books. Guests can enjoy a steam punk fashion, the production of steam punk goods, surely useful, for example, writing of steam punk novel.
Bibliography
たくさんの本を読みましたが、もし一冊だけすごく分かりやすい本をあげるとしたら『絵ときデザイン史』が良いかも。見開き1ページで一つのキーワードを解説しています。
絵ときデザイン史
絵ときデザイン史
著者石川マサル,フレア
出版日2015/09/17
商品ランキング59,196位
Kindle版ページ
出版社エムディエヌコーポレーション(MdN)
Although I read a lot of books , be a ” design history when the picture ” is good After the increase the book easy to understand if only one book really . Guide you through one of the keywords in the spread 1 page .
Design History when painting
Design History when painting
Author Ishikawa Masaru , flare
Publication Date 2015/09/17
Sellers Rank 59,196 place
Kindle version of page
Publisher Em di NTT Corporation (MdN)
画像引用元・関連URL
Lights and ideas Photo – Visual Hunt
Self-replicating Lagoudi Photo – Visual Hunt
steampunk attack Photo – Visual Hunt
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Hector Guimard – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Arts and Crafts movement – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
René Lalique – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Alphonse Mucha – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
ジャポニスム – Wikipedia
少年役を女性声優が演じるという“常識”は野沢雅子が確立させた!? レジェンド声優の数々の伝説が明かされる。 – otoCoto
以上Visual Huntの画像利用規約、またはクリエイティブ・コモンズにもとづいて画像引用。写真の掲載を快諾してくださったNatsukoさん、Janeさんに感謝いたします。ありがとうございました!
蒸気夫人
The boy role was ” common sense ” is to be established Masako Nozawa that played by female voice actor ! ? Legendary Legend voice actor is revealed . – OtoCoto
Or more Visual Hunt of image Terms of Use or image quote based on the Creative Commons , . Natsuko ‘s who have readily agreed the publication of the photo , I would like to thank Jane ‘s . Thank you very much!
Steam Mrs.

Magic at Jesus College Oxford

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Just after someone asks were Dumbledore is on this periscope of Jesus Collage,
as i am filming inside the chapel door,
a fairy fly’s past.

watch it here

I have been going around the colleges, looking at the grounds and the gardens, dinning halls and chapels.
This scope is Trinity College, oxford university
I have loaded the best visits up to YouTube, full list here
https://oxfordcityblog.wordpress.com/

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follow me on periscope for live visits
https://www.periscope.tv/JYparadoxchild
to see my Alice in wonderland scopes and the university colleges.

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Are you on any of these sites?
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OK i have your attention with the cute duck – Now I want to share my dream with you

I bought the domain name http://www.museumtrails.com/

I have built a simple app which I am waiting for google play to OK. This is the second museum trail app that I built. I feel that I have improved on the first one.

I have made one trail for the Pitt Rivers a museum I used to work in and also volunteer as a guide for children.

My dream is to develop the app so that everyone can add there trails to it, I am aiming for the passionate museum people who love to share what they know about objects and share there fav museums.

I want the app to be both free and child friendly.

So please contact me if your interested or have any ideas to help build this dream

#gratitude

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 https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/ok-i-have-your-attention-cute-duck-now-want-share-my-jane-yates?trk=prof-post
 https://www.amazon.co.jp/Garden-Steampunk-Feel-Adventure-English-ebook/dp/B00PAYYK3E
Read Garden or hear it on Audio Book
5 star rating
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Currently I am working towards setting up my own

business in the Oxford area.
It will be offering WordPress Training and site design
The new site for it is www.wwoxdord.com

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https://wwoxford.com

Its Magic!!!
my book Garden inspires move star and jewelry maker to create an unique piece of artwork.

I was blown away when I was contacted by actor Paul Redfern.
Paul who has many roles on the big screen such as being one of the wizards in Harry Potter as well as smaller parts in the film Hugo, and TV shows and adverts. Contacted me after a fan of his individually one off pieces of jewelry purchased a brooch which was inspired by the character Mrs Merryweather sold to a fan of his.

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Paul posted me a copy of Garden and his brooch so I could sign the book and pose for a photo to send to the lady who purchased them for her daughter birthday.
what was so nice was that the lady included a lovely personal letter which said she loved the book Garden as it showed dyslexia in a positive light as too of the characters were dyslexic. She also added that her daughter was dyslexic and had done very well for herself.
Garden a steampunk tale published by
Autumn Orchard is in your local library, and if the copys out please ask and they will get you it. Or you can download it here for £1.99
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Garden-Jane-Yates-ebook/…/B00PAYYK3E

or listen to the Audible version read by acclaimed actress Anna Parker Knolls for FREE with a free trail
http://www.audible.co.uk/…/Chil…/Garden-Audiobook/B00WLB0TK2

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Please like my new page for my new book  Octopus Pirate I need encouragement to finish the second book in the series.

Photo below of Mandy my dog who is my biggest fan.
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Octopus Pirate is live on Amazon – e version
#steampunk

Paperback and hardback here http://www.lulu.com/shop/jane-yates/octopus-pirate/paperback/product-22537082.html

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Replay the New Year Eve show on the Dusty Cover Show  on
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New Years with Actress @AnnaParkerNaple
Produced @DouglasColeman3 promoted @LadyLakeMusic
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My 4th Book Garden  日本で人気  ,  人気のある
is Popular in Japan read a blog post here http://steampunk.seesaa.net/article/417300022.html

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MAY AUDIO BOOK REVIEW

Listen to the audio version (contains audio extracts from the books) or read this blog. The choice is  yours.

If you like the sound of any of these audiobooks why not download one for free at: http://www.audibletrial.com/thecodpast This promo code gets you a free 30 day trail of Audible including one free audiobook. Click here for more details.


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I’ve recently completed work on a steampunk novel called ‘Garden’ written by dyslexic author Jane Yates.

The story has strong associations with the traditional book The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, except this tale is interwoven with Steampunk, sci-fi and fantasy overtones.

The story starts with young girl Aberdeen and her home in space, above a perilous Earth suffering from Oxygen deprivation. We follow her journey back to the Motherland and see as she is thrown in at the deep end, under the uninterested Guardianship of her Uncle, left to wander his estate and home. During her time there, magic, science and technology play a significant part in the Earths recovery, as she grows and develops herself and discovers the most wonderful friendships.


Anna Parker-NaplesAnna Parker-Naples is a British Audiobook Narrator with 30 titles behind her, since she began narrating just 18 months ago, initially for the Royal National Institute for the Blind in the UK. She is a trained professional actress, having spent years touring theatre both nationally and internationally, and a successful commercial Voiceover Artist. Narrating is the best job in the world – Anna gets paid to read books, to tell the most wonderful stories and be all the parts all at once. An Actor’s Dream.

You can learn more about her work at www.AnnaParkerNaples.com or follow her on Twitter at @AnnaParkerNaple or FB www.facebook.com/AnnaParkerNaplesActress


 Photo Taken at a Steampunk Event, In front of my book stand.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful!, 10 Mar. 2015
By
L. Griffiths Taylor (Worcester United Kingdom) – See all my reviews
(REAL NAME)
This review is from: Garden (Paperback)
Garden is a lovely story full of simple pleasures like marmalade on toast and looking at daisies! Jane’s writing is straightforward and has an honesty of expression rarely seen in literature, which is an utter delight to read. It is a very accessible book, great for anyone with a younger reading age and is especially wonderful for any dyslexics as two of the characters Maisy and Peter are themselves dyslexic and illustrate very nicely the wonderful positives dyslexia brings! The story itself is joyous and kind, with lots of intrigue and excitement, I would recommend this book to anyone!

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A delightful retelling of the classic Secret Garden tale; only this one is Steam Punk, and Aberdeen,our child protagonist, does not come from the exotic far-flung corners of the globe, but rather,she is from the empty blackness of Space.Upon the death of her parents, Aberdeen is transported from her space-station home back to an Earth recovering from the deadly effects of destructive gamma rays, which have made the air toxic. Many people were killed or suffered from radiation poisoning. Aberdeen returns to a world made cold and uninviting. As in the Secret Garden, Aberdeen’s Uncle remains distant and absent for long periods of time. Aberdeen meets Maisy the ever-helpful maid. She also meets Mrs Merryweather, the overbearing housekeeper. There is a robot master-locksmith who can open any door, and there are many doors in her Uncles big mansion. To kill time, Aberdeen wanders the many halls of the building, up and down staircases, finding all sorts of curios things, and of course the boy Lenard, her sick and seemingly crippled cousin.

This may be a blighted world,but Yates instills hope for a brighter future in this her dystopian pastiche of the classic tale. Robotic gardeners tend to plants, and work tirelessly to erect and extend bio-domes over the Uncle’s estate in order to keep out the toxic air. We see an angry and spoiled Aberdeen blossom along with the a new-found Spring.

Garden has it all: secret codes, secret tunnels and rooms, and the secret garden. There are machines that run on steam, whirling cogs, and robotic dogs and birds.

I enjoyed Garden and recommend it to children and adults alike.

May Gee’s review Mar 10, 15
5 of 5 stars
Read from October 04, 2014 to March 10, 2015

Garden is a lovely story full of simple pleasures like marmalade on toast and looking at daisies! Jane’s writing is straightforward and has an honesty of expression rarely seen in literature, which is an utter delight to read. It is a very accessible book, great for anyone with a younger reading age and is especially wonderful for any dyslexics as two of the characters Maisy and Peter are themselves dyslexic and illustrate very nicely the wonderful positives dyslexia brings! The story itself is joyous and kind, with lots of intrigue and excitement, I would recommend this book to anyone!

英語を勉強中の人に最適。

All my books are easy to read so are Ideal for people who are studying. English
Also all my books are in the top 100 British Steampunk Chats

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New review by Paige of Garden

I was surprised at how much I had in common with the main character, Aberdeen- we both have blue to our hair, we both own a snake, we both love dragons, and we’re both pretty terrified of flying. I’m about 90% sure this girl is my narrative twin, haha. I loved it.

Garden was a dazzling retelling of one of my beloved children’s books, and I felt Jane did a fantastic job of incorporating elements of science-fiction and steampunk into the story.

As a very-closet lover of steampunk, Garden was the first book I have read within this genre and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I think the whole genre is new, revolutionary and fresh; it adds a very much wanted spin to plain science-fiction novels.

Throughout reading, I was constantly amazed by the emotions I kept feeling. I wasn’t expecting to laugh as much as I did, or feel so much- well, what’s the opposite of Schadenfreude? Schadenfreude is finding joy from other people’s misfortune, but with Garden, I was finding joy from Aberdeen’s joy. Anti-Schadenfreude, perhaps?

Nevertheless, it made me incredibly happy. I particularly enjoyed the little crush Aberdeen seemed to develop upon Peter, it just made me go ‘awww’ repeatedly.

One thing I loved was Aberdeen’s reasoning behind her self-imposed isolation: ‘The environment was alien to her and befriending some stranger wouldn’t change that.’ A lot of people usually try to find themselves at ease by associating with large groups, but I don’t think that would be calming at all in Aberdeen’s situation. I was glad she stayed by herself.

But then of course, she met Maisy, and I was very glad- Maisy was a well-rounded character, who really opened up Aberdeen’s childish, snappy and bratty personality to a lovely, nice little girl. Not only that, but Maisy (along with her brother Peter) are portrayed as dyslexic, which added a very heart warming touch to the story- it was refreshing to see Maisy so proud of her dyslexia, and able to talk about it without shame or sadness.

Maisy’s story telling was fantastic, as well. Especially her first tale, the Dragon Story, made me snort and giggle with the ending. Dragon Story is not you’re typical fairy tale, which was brilliant, the sense of humour within this book is really something.

The aspects of planet Earth and the bio-domes was revitalising, giving the story both supernatural and science-fiction elements, presenting the world in near-dystopia.

Aberdeen, once she came out of her shell and became the nice little girl, was very amusing to read. She cared deeply for her new found friends, and her bout of mischievousness was interesting.

All of the characters within Garden had their own quirks; Mrs Merryweather, for example, was strict and horrid on the surface, but as the story continued she warmed up and even began smiling at the children.

I particularly loved the ring, it’s description was very beautiful. As was all of the robotic guardians and keepers, in particular Aaron, the garden bird. Though I think my favourite was by far the orrery.

For me, Garden was a fantastic read, and I’m so glad I got the opportunity to do so. Thank you very much, Jane!

My favourite quote;
“And at that very moment, Aberdeen felt as if a soft warm glow of energy moved from the four sculptures in the garden and up towards the sky and out across the world, spreading into the furthest, darkest corners, giving every sick child hope and the will to live magically in their hearts.”
Star Rating: 5/5

New reviews of my books by book raiders

Garden https://bookraiders.wordpress.com/2015/02/22/garden-a-book-review-by-book-raiders

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GARDEN: A BOOK REVIEW BY BOOK RAIDERS

  • First published for paperback 2015 by Autumn Orchard
  • Text copyright © Jane Yates
  • Author photograph © Jane Yates
  • Chapter Illustrations © Jane Yates

I have a great interest in sci-fi. I also enjoy stories that feature Steampunk style, so one can imagine how I feel about the latest book Garden by the talented author Jane Yates.

The main character is Aberdeen. She is a child that is from a family that has no time for her, and they all live on an enormous spaceship. Essentially, the poor girl is being raised by her personal robot. She lives isolated from other children, for her mother told her they were lower than her in social class and hygiene, so she viewed the other children as inferior.

Her private school Aberdeen attended sent her back because of her unruly behaviour. That action resulted in Aberdeen staying in her room a lot and exclusively interacted with her personal robot that did everything for her. It even dressed her. Her mother was a socialite and felt throwing parties and associating with her socially high friends was far more important than tending to her poor, neglected daughter Aberdeen.

Aberdeen’s entire life has been spent in outer space in a large ship that housed many people and provided their every need. However, the Earth below them was not doing well environmentally for its atmosphere, specifically the ozone layer, was destroyed by a supernova and life as anyone knew it ceased to exist. The world changed completely. People had to build enormous domed environments to sustain a safe world to live until the atmosphere of the earth was safe to breathe again.

Unfortunately, life for Aberdeen was about to change, for some lunatic on board the ship she lived on released a virus and it killed nearly all the people on the ship including Aberdeen’s parents. She finds herself living on earth with her only surviving relative her uncle who lives in a sprawling manor home under a domed environment on earth, for the atmosphere is not breathable just yet.

Aberdeen is a wonderful character. She is not only a long-suffering one; she grows as she journeys through the pages of this marvellous book. She arrived on earth’s soil, devoid of social skills, lacking in friends or even what having a friend felt like. She had no idea how to help herself much less anyone else. As we read through her world, we become entranced in how she starts to evolve into far more than the girl that arrived. She becomes happy, she makes friends, learns to depend on herself and most of all brings a type of light into everyone’s life she meets. You might say she encourages the light to grow.

The characters start out cold in the domed world her uncle lives in. Mrs Merryweather, the lady that is in charge of Aberdeen and runs the staff, is a woman with a heavy shadow about her. We see her rarely crack any smile or even hint at one. Then there is Maisy, a warm girl that is a servant in the house and takes to Aberdeen fast. She is sad as well under the oppression of Merryweather and the darkness that appears to engulf the home in general.

The saddest character is Aberdeen’s cousin Lenard. He was a shut away convinced of his death. His world was dark and desperate. This until he met Aberdeen and the events that followed drew him from his dark, shrouded world into the light. I would say Lenard’s transformation was on par with a metamorphosis and how he shed his cocoon of despair.

Another character that was quite transforming for Aberdeen was Peter, Maisy’s adopted brother. He was a genius with technology and quantum physics. The reader has a treat in one of this bright boy’s inventions. Peter creates his own robots of all kinds. One of his splendid creations is a mechanical dog by the name of Frank. This dog was a fantastic touch to add, it was a character I fell in love. Most of its characteristics reminded me of K-9 from the science fiction Doctor Who one of my favourite series.

At the risk of giving away the entire plot, I shall stop here. I would highly recommend this marvellous book. Author Jane Yates has written a wonderful story of self-growth, courage and learning how to love. I enjoyed reading this book, as I believe anyone who enjoys a story that shows the experience of the joy of what it feels like to be loved and develop friendships. Excellent write.  Go and buy it! GARDEN

review of Paradox Child by Book Raiders

https://bookraiders.wordpress.com/2015/02/02/the-paradox-child-a-review-written-by-book-raiders/

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THE PARADOX CHILD: A REVIEW WRITTEN BY BOOK RAIDERS

Read from January 30 to February 01, 2015
The Paradox Child: A review written by Book Raiders
This book is aimed at young readers approx. 12 years of age, however, don’t let that discourage you. I found it enjoyable. Author J. Yates’s key characters have a dynamic that moves the story along. It is fascinating how the author uses magic and science combined with ancient history as a catalyst.
The little girl Lilly a curious twelve-year-old learnt more about her past when her mother disappeared.Her grandmother lives with them and is ill, so when Lilly’s mother doesn’t return one night she takes care of her. It is from her enchanting grandmother she learnt about her unique history, and the time travelling that encompasses her parents’ past. She is taught by her grandmother how to find her mother and bring her back.This story uses a time travel reminiscent of H. G. Wells, and I found that enchanting. There is a great interaction between Lilly and her grandmother, and as a reader who became deeply interested in the character, I found myself thinking about my grandmother as I read about her. She treats her granddaughter with much love that comes through very well.The author is clearly acquainted with the central museum this story revolves around, and her knowledge is expressed in a lovely sense throughout the book. I enjoyed reading about the history and the museum itself as well as other historical elements.There are areas of science and complex explanations, about relativity, time travel and black holes; however, that wove into the plot well. It did not distract me as the reader. Those particular subjects can be tedious to write about without losing the reader, but that did not happen with this book.
I think the story about her father was quaint and quite a hook for more speculation and exploration about her past. It adds a dimension and so many more possibilities. There is a witchcraft element running through the family that adds the mystery behind the plot. I think it accelerates and sets the characters in their unique places.I enjoyed the way the final chapter wrapped all the loose ends up and the mystery about that odd man hovering about her neighbourhood seen throughout the chapters. The situation with her mysterious friend Anna is developing very well. There appear to be parallels with Anna and her family and people from Lilly’s family’s past. The reference to my all-time favourite sci-fi series Doctor Who was an unexpected treat, as well as the mention of Tom Baker, my all-time favourite Doctor of them all. That was a lovely touch!I would recommend this charming book. The central character develops and embeds herself into your mind’s eye as you read. This reader gives it five stars. The Paradox Child is greatly creative and enjoyable.Also, you can purchase this book from Amazon HEREBook review of Paradox child book 2
https://bookraiders.wordpress.com/2015/02/06/therianthropy-book2-a-review-written-by-book-raiders/18748244In this delightful sequel “Therianthropy” to the wonderfully enchanting first book: “Paradox Child” we see Lily and her friend Maggie still together through the Christmas holidays. Lily plans to take one of the two bracelets Jack gave her back in time. She wants Mr Pitt Rivers to catalogue it in order for her to travel back to the point Jack and company were swept away by the cloud phenomenon. She feels if she can make them not take the boat that led to their demise everything will be okay again. However, she is met with a large disappointment when she speaks to Mr. Rivers on her return to his timeline.I enjoyed the way Rose took her daughter and her friend through the museum, and they had such great fun together. The imagination of the girls at play amongst the artefacts in the museum was captivating. I could see them in every step. From their time at home with a comforting pot of tea and the spread of delectable foods accompanying it to the rich moments spent relaxing by the blazing hearth and the comfort of the dogs about them. All of it was homespun. That is a mark I really enjoy. The entire feel of the family interaction was lovely. The way the characters lay into the scene is warming.This book shows a lot of Mr. Rivers timeframe, and Lily gets to meet his son, and it is lovely the way she has a little attraction going with the boy Shawn from that time. It reminded me of her mother, and how she met a man from another time that ended up becoming Lily’s father.  This reflects Rose in Lily that is a good thing, for it helps with the believability of her character even more. That is a lovely bonus to an already greatly fleshed out character.One of the most surprising twists is when and where Lily finds Anna. I had the feeling Anna was happy. I found myself smiling as I read about her latest adventure in the old west.One of the saddest events that unfolded was the death of her dear dog. It made me cry to read about their poor, beloved pet’s demise.I liked that one of the biggest mysteries of the crow men has taken flight with the events that took place at the witches’ house and their legions of crows. It is nice to understand where they came from. However, the sister witches are not the least bit nice. They are the type of character you cheer for meeting a sticky end. Nevertheless, the mystery of their whereabouts is still at large for not all were destroyed. They were some strong characters. I could see each one well, and hated them equally.I think the adventurous side of Lily’s personality comes through loud and clear when she enjoys traveling by herself to see historical people. Her time in the old west was especially interesting. Also, the comment about the Kentucky fried chicken king Colonel Saunders was priceless. The time that Rose takes with her daughter is heartfelt and reminded me of my special times with my mother. I enjoyed reading about their little exploits. The characters in this story are very believable. It feels as if I know them at this point.Rose has so much love for her daughter and her daughter’s friends. It came through even more in a gallant way with this book. Rose and Lily are quite strong characters that you come to love. It is a great accomplishment of the author, when the characters in the book they have written stay with you through the day and night. I adore that aspect of a good book, and this one never fails to please in that area.The cliff-hanger about the boys is perfect! It leaves the reader wondering in a good way. Of course, I shall be reading the next book in this heart-warming series. I highly recommend this book by splendid author: Jane Yates.  This book as the one before is like reading about a real family with its quirks and marvellous love they all have for each other. Five stars and two thumbs up! Bravo!You can buy this lovely book HEREBook review by Book Raiders paradox child book 3
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BOOK REVIEW: ORIGINAL DESTINATION: BOOK #3 OF THE PARADOX CHILD SERIES.

Original Destination: Book #3 of The Paradox Child series. A Review

©copyright J Yates June 14th 2014 | YA fictional

In Jane Yates book “Original Destination” the third book in the series “Paradox Child”, we find Lily and Maggie along with Maggie’s grandmother traveling to the Scottish town of Banff to go to the hospital to see Jack and Jim. The boys mysteriously appeared after the ominous cloud accident on the boat at sea. A previous friendship between Lily and Jack has the opportunity to blossom even more through the pages of this story. Yet, Lily feels torn between Jack and another friend of hers from a different time from her time travels. His name is Shawn.

She likes him a lot as he does her. He falls into a sinister situation with three witches from his timeline. Lily learns about this dilemma and decides to rescue him in the past. She of course needs the time machine located in the Pitt Rivers Museum. Lily struggles with the witches and their personal assassins known as Crow-Men.

Lily is an adventurous girl with a big heart. I think these endearing qualities are what make me like her the most. There is a bit of turbulence between her and her best friend Maggie as for their friendship with the boys in their young lives. The pages of this lovely book describe the heartfelt plight of the girls for the boys, and when they are sad because of the direction their friendships turn here and there, the reader can feel it. They are easy to understand and quite likable.

I can say the same for the mother, Rose. Her heart was hurt by Lily’s father. After such an emotional upheaval, she closed her heart down to any relationship. It is through the pages of this story we see her passion revived, and she begins to feel alive in a sense as she felt once before. Any woman can relate to her plight. This is another endearing quality of her character. Rose is a warm, tender woman that is indeed likable, and one could see as a true friend. Lily carries the same character qualities and Maggie as well. I find all of them enchanting.

Original Destination allows the reader to see into Lily’s life as well as her friends in a more profound way. You feel a real sense of their emotions at play through the twists and turns their lives take them.

The ending of the book has a very interesting twist. As the reader, I certainly didn’t see it coming but, I appreciated it and found it gave a great way to tie up everything as well as leaving a window open for a possible fourth book. Especially the major twist with Anna! Read the books to find out! You shall not be disappointed!

Throughout this (and the previous books in the series) there’s much information about the Pitt Rivers Museum located in Oxford England. Author Jane Yates speaks authoritatively about the items found in this marvellous museum. She works there herself and is well acquainted with the contents of this magnificent place. Her knowledge of the artefacts and other items found in this museum comes across in the writing very well and makes it all that much more enjoyable. If you would like to learn more about this fantastic museum, CLICKHERE.

Do I recommend this book? Yes, indeed I do! To fully understand the book, I recommend reading all three of these lovely YA books written with the young reader in mind. They are a trio of heart-warming books with a strong tie to family that I cannot see anyone not enjoying.

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The value in joining Goodreads
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I am a huge fan of the goodreads website JYates goodreads page I have a group also on there Paradox Child Group

I often get asked about setting up a page by other writers, so here is a blog post with hints and tips. If you find it helpul pls leave a comment at the end of the page. TY jane

For New Writers – The Value In Joining goodreads

If you are a new writer, and especially if you are an indie, the hardest part is to self-publicise your work.
There seems to be the assumption that to promote or recommend your own book is in some way bad form. However most indie authors have a limited budget so most, if not all, of their book promotion is done by self-promotion on social media sites.
One site that is particularly useful for this is goodreads. This is part of the Amazon group, is free to join site, and attracts both writers and readers.
It can be a bit of a confusing site, with an unhelpful layout. However, I have found several useful features on it that really help with self-promotion. For instance, there are groups that you can join, which have subjects that you are interested in. And you can create and moderate your own group.
My group is https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/… This is a group for my series, The Paradox Child, and also moderated by Dan. Having a group means that I can talk about the ideas and the information in my books, and add photos of items that are displayed in the Pitt Rivers which are mentioned in the series. Best of all, I can email everyone in my group on mass in one hit, so I can share news of the books and any promotions.
Goodreads also tells you who has added, is reading, or has read your book; and shows their star rating review, if they have left one. It also allows you to contact your readers, giving a valuable connection, which often leads to pleasant exchanges. All in all, this feedback direct from your readers gives valuable insight, and in my case, the encouragement to keep writing.
Another useful feature is that when your book is first out you can offer some as a prize. This is both free for you to add your book, and free for people to enter to win it. I did this with my last book, Original Destination https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/sh… In this case, 690 people entered: this not only means that people get to know about your book, but also that they have the option to add it to their to read list on goodreads.
This read list feature means you can list you book, or any that you like, to a list and this helps get you book out there for people who are interested in a particular genre. For example, a book with therianthropy (people who can turn into animals) can be added to the list here.https://www.goodreads.com/search?utf8…
If goodreads doesn’t already have list that you want you can make your own.
So even although it’s a bit of a fiddle navigating the site (at least initially), it’s definitely worth joining.
Please add me as a friend!
Jane https://www.goodreads.com/author/show…
Dan https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/3…
Edited by the marvellous Chis Keppie

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