Selkies' Skins

Selkies' Skins
Current book in series: Castle and Well. Buy the prequel "Pearls of Sea and Stone: Book of Seals" while you wait.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

My Family Is Different: Release Posting

Jessica Baumgartner's "My Family Is Different" is finally ready to see release. Laura Fanaei's whimsical illustration pair with Mrs. Baumgarnter's story to reveal the adventures of a young girl learning the differences between the way that her family and those of her friends see the religious world. Have you been looking for a book to help you have the discussion of what makes a Pagan different from a Buddhist, Hindu, or Christian?

Available now at:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Family-Different-Jessica-Marie-Baumgartner/dp/1499353472

Createspace: https://www.createspace.com/4755186
Lulu: http://www.lulu.com/shop/laura-fanaei-and-jessica-baumgartner/my-family-is-different/paperback/product-21783938.html for $9.99 US.

Friday, April 18, 2014

"My Family Is Different" is nearly ready.

I just recently got the cover art in for Jessica Marie Baumgartner's children's picture book, "My Family is Different." This is the last item that I was waiting on before I could get the proof run started. I am very excited as this is the first children's picture book through us. In this book we meet a little girl that tells us how her family is different, and a bit about the families of her friends. Even though they are different they all get along, and a beautiful picture is painted of the world religions is painted through the book. Laura Winship-Fanaei's illustrations fit the tone of the book precisely.


edit: fixed image and text

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Selkies' Skins: Castle and Well print cover reveal

The art for the print edition's cover was delivered to me on the 17th, St Paddy's day. There have been a few complications at home that slowed getting the text elements laid onto it...but it is ready and the proof will be on the way very soon.


For those that would like a poster version of the artwork without the bookcover's textual elements, it is available on Zazzle to purchase for $19.90. Proceeds from any sales of the poster art will be split between myself and the artist, Samantha Buckley.
http://www.zazzle.com/kirsty_the_half_selkie_and_lady_maras_rage-228898304578051264

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Selkies' Skins #1: Castle and Well ebook release

Today is the long awaited (finally) release day for the ebook editions of the first book in the "Selkies' Skins" series, "Castle and Well." The print edition is still awaiting receipt of the cover art from Samantha Buckley, but it is hoped that it will arrive soon.



Kirsty has little choice in her fate, only how it will manifest. There are tests to pass, a place that she may have to occupy prematurely if her visions prove true, and a need to earn her sealskin to be complete. Will Etain return safe to port, and will Kirsty survive her training and test? There are complications along the way, will she be able to stay on the course she's trying to set? In this first book of what is intended to be a trilogy Kirsty must ultimately go down the Lady's well for the first of her tests of fitness, while also having to balance school, family, and a certain young lad.

For additional side stories, please look in the Selkies' Skins Wavelets stories.

It is also author Teresa Garcia's birthday today. On the 13th was author Marantha D. Jenelle's (she is missed) and also cover artist Victoria "Salaiek" Davis.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

"Ornaments" and "Pearls of Sea and Stone: Book of Seals" from the Selkies' Skins universe of stories have been uploaded to Amazon and should go live in the next few days. These are optional adjuncts to go with Selkies' Skins that do not fit in the novel series, yet give a bit of additional depth to the lives of the Makays.

Selkies #1 Progress

After a lot of fighting with formatting (I still can't figure out why some of the formats fail conversion sometimes but will go through others). I have .epub, .mobi, and .pdf version of Selkies' Skins (book one): Castle and Well up on Smashwords. If I can figure out why the other formats won't work then I will find a way to make those available. I begin to suspect though that it may have something to do with special letters necessary in some of the words. I may have to do direct orders from the publishing website for some formats, which will require some time to have a discussion with our webmaster about how to go about implementing that. It was something I had been pondering doing anyway at some point other than email orders.

Closer to publish time I will get it up direct onto Amazon for Kindle. First I want to send out the ones that the Kickstarter backers get for their patience and funding assistance.

I am still waiting for the print edition's cover from Samantha Buckley. Once I have that in hand I can finish up the print edition and get that sent out to the distribution venues. Her art is more dynamic than the ebook edition's cover art (which was contributed to by my daughter) and I look forward to being able to showcase it.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Selkies' News

While we are still waiting on the cover art for the print edition of the book, I have scheduled the release of the ebook edition with the ebook's cover for March 16th, my birthday. Cross your fingers, this was originally planned for December/January release. Those that participated in the Kickstarter and chose an ebook as their preferred method of reading/delivery will have their copies in the next few weeks. I am still hoping for the print edition's cover art to be done soon so that I can include the front of that in the file.

The print edition will be ready as soon as Samantha is able to deliver her art to me. My apologies to everyone that has been waiting for so long, as we are several weeks behind schedule for release due to life events. However, be cheered that Illya Leonov is making good and fast progress on the audio edition.