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Chepi The Butterfly Effect. The next novel.

I am perhaps half way through the first draft of the last in the trilogy: The Butterfly Effect.  Chepi is a fascinating character that has a secondary but pivotal role in many of my previous novels.  A first nation Cree who grows to be a seer and medicine woman. I say woman because that’s how she lives but she was born a boy who is … I was going to say transsexual; but that is not accurate – Chepi transcends normal ideas of sexual identity.

In this novel we follow Chepi from childhood to extreme old age – she lives to be over 115 years old.  The fist half of Chepi’s story is as it was in the Prairie Companions, the Daniel series, and the West Cork Trilogy.

In this novel Chepi’s path changes as we follow the alternative story lines established in the two Rachel novellas and the Bonny and Lauren novels of this trilogy.

Thanks to Nancy G Photography, I have a perfect image for the cover of the Chepi. This image is exactly how I saw the young Chepi.

Chepi as a child.

Chepi as a child. The new cover.

The latest novel.

I finished the second in “The Butterfly Effect Trilogy’. This will be: ‘Lauren The Butterfly Effect.’

The MS is with my editor Miriam for it’s final work and I hope to publish it mid-October.

The great challenge was finding a model for the cover, Lauren is an athlete and very muscular but also beautiful. Finding a suitable model and photographer has been difficult but I struck lucky in the end.  The model is Olivia Moschetti and the photographer Tyler Porter both from Colorado. I’ve played around with the image a little to give the golden skin and hair  described in the text but I am very pleased with the results. Olivia is closer to the younger Lauren than any other model I’ve seen.

This is the final cover as it will be on the paperback.

This book is out now for ebook and paperback on Amazon.

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The overhaul begins.

I’ve hooked up with new cover design house with designer Sami, to revamp my back catalogue and move the work to a place where the covers don’t get in the way of the content: http://www.ebookcoversgalore.com/

I’ve also made use of the redoubtable Joel Friedlander’s book design skills via his wonderful templates to bring the interiors up to the highest level. http://www.bookdesigntemplates.com/about/

The result is reborn books that now do justice to the content.  Read more…