ADVENTURES IN AMAZON, VIA BOOKS AND KINDLE!

One of my favorite places on the internet, is my fav Amazon.com. There is nothing like that package discovered on my doorstep with the smile printed on the box. I know treasure will be unearthed inside. It gives me shivers to now go to the website, type in Broken Stone Fairy Tale, and pull up my very OWN written book offered for sale for others to treasure. And it is also available through a kindle version. In other words, it is a dream come true that has come to reality.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=broken+stone+fairy+tale

But I have one question. Who is selling a Used Book?!! Really???

Movie Trailer Released Soon to be Seen on TV and…?

Current Energy Insights from the Universe

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“Ok . . . the few things I know for sure today are these . . .
Firstly we need to be self-contained. Even though we are beginning to move into oneness and unity . . . we cannot count on any other energy to sustain us. We need to learn to thrive on our own inner light. This is a required step in our evolution. So if you feel like the universe has ripped the rug from under your feet, well it just might be true. This is a time when we need to own our personal baggage. It is time to let go of all the guilt and forgive yourself for past situations and events . . . those things that you know you could have handled better. We must remember that, in the past, we did the best that we could have done with the resources we had at that time. We learn a lot from hard situations.”……excert of a quote from a wise woman, Aluna Joy

Author Event at Hip Chicks in Belmont

My first book signing and meet the Author event, will be at Hip Chicks Boutique on Sept. 21 from 11 – 2.  They are located at 140 N. Main St in Belmont. Refreshments will be served and original music from Broken Stone Suite will be played by Chris Hertz.

Spend the day in Belmont, have lunch, pick up a special gift for that special someone, and take home a great story that has had wonderful reviews from both men and women! Local artisans, local shops and restaurants, and a story about our town, Charlotte!  You are sure to be entertained!

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I have had the opportunity of reading Nancy's book "Broken Stone:
-A Real Fairy's Tale" and give it a thumbs up.
The book is different in a very good way. I have never read
a similar book and 
feel she must have had some help 
from above. But that is where good ideas come from anyway 
- right? I took the 
book to bed to read a little and 
could not put it down.  (Cecil)

This came across my radar screen, and I just couldn’t resist sharing! Fairies, Fairies, everywhere!!

Fairies, Fairies, Everywhere!!

~ We are finally seeing it happen all around us.  Old systems are crumbling, the truth is emerging (slowly, but definitely surely), and one by one the people are finally beginning to take notice.  As the Veil of Forgetfulness gets thinner and thinner, people will also begin observing and sensing something else;  the clear and very real presence of their un-incarnated family and friends.  They take a fascinating variety of forms!  Lovely Angelics;  Light Beings presenting themselves as delicate and colorful Orbs;  Galactic Brethren-so much like us ,yet of a much lighter vibration;  the Sacred Cetaceans, so playful and happy;  the list is endless, and I could go on and on for hours!  Today, however, it’s all about the Elemental Realm and in particular, the Fairies.

~ I’ve drawn today’s card from the Angel Therapy deck, and it is entitled “Fairies.”  There is so much to say about Fairies, and I know that there are many of you out there who are far more knowledgeable about them than I am.  So for now I’m going to focus only on the meaning of the card and the message which is coming through to me as I write.  This card is bringing attention to our natural bond with Gaia and the Elemental Realm.  It is reminding us that we came here to Earth to be of assistance to Her, in addition to any other duties we agreed to perform.  It’s really easy to lose sight of this fact sometimes.  As Lightworkers we are becoming more and more conscious of our missions.  We are writers, healers, speakers, system-busters…  But in addition to these roles, we also – without exception – agreed to come in as Earthly custodians.  We are Gaia’s Army!

~ The Fairies wish to remind us that we must each take personal responsibility for the health and recovery of our planet.  They are encouraging us to be eco-conscious with each decision we make.  This may be done by being selective in the products we buy, the manner in which we prepare our food and dispose of our trash, how we educate our children and the example we set in our community.  They wish to make you more aware of their own presence.  They would dearly like to connect with you and share their invaluable wisdom!

images~ To make contact with the Fairy Realm, you need only step outside your front door!  The Fairies are absolutely everywhere in Nature, and as I type this they are quick to step in and say “You don’t need to go outdoors to find us.  We are in your homes, surrounding your houseplants and the animals. We are working to purify your water supply.”  Try connecting during meditation, or simply close your eyes and allow a message or a vision to take shape.  The Fairies are right beside us.  They are here in our physical world, living among us and assisting us in ways they we are not even aware of.  Their close proximity makes them exceptionally accessible, and somewhat easier for a beginner to see and hear than many of our Galactic and Angelic Guides.  Take a walk out in Nature and focus your gaze upon the flowers and they trees.  Hold your attention there and allow the connection to take place.  Bring a notebook and pen with you and record any impressions that you get.  The Fairies are also Master Manifesters!  They are anxious to help you bring your creative ideas to fruition!

As I mentioned before, I know that a lot of my readers are already actively working with the Fairies on a regular basis, and I would love for you to share your wisdom with us in the Comment section.  Have a magical day…  Bella.

Copyright © Bella Capozzi.  All rights reserved.  You may copy and distribute this material as long as you do not alter it in any way, the content remains complete and you include this copyright notice.

 

Fairy Bright and Friends

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FairysFriends     Fairy Bright Gordon Song by Chris Hertz

Final Approval Form! Signed!! Sigh….. :)

My Goodness!!

It has taken so very long to get to this point, but Tuesday, I signed off on the Edits and can now move forward to Marketing and Publishing!!  Yippee and Yahooey! I will be ordering a limited number of pre-release books to be sold through this blog. That means, you get them first, before they are released to the public. You get first dibs! and I can autograph them to whomever you specify! Details to come, but I wanted to let you know, she’s ready to be born! Dear Fairy Bright, what a journey this has been. But soon, your story will be revealed!

Final Edits with Sticky Notes in Adobe

After reading through my book proof yet another time, I was amazed at how many edits I found! It really helped having that actual book in my hands.  My conundrum was, how to explain what the edits were, and where! Because the Epilogue was left out by an oversight, the Table of Contents had to be changed, just as a start in the edits.

Then I noticed the categories that my book was labeled under. Mystery/Detective! No way. Those needed to be changed also. This was getting serious and I was only supposed to have 100 edits. Dang! As many were an oversight, I feel 127 edits should pass. But again, how do I correctly communicate the edits, using “sticky notes” in Adobe Reader. This is yet another new program in which I need to find my way around.

Tosha kept me cool and calm and assured me it should all be ok. I should received the final back in 2 – 4 weeks. Well, it’s almost 2 weeks now, and I feel I need to communicate with the editor and head off any snafu’s. We are so close, yet so far. This last has to be perfection, both for my sake, the book’s sake, and the professional product from Tate Publishing. I feel like I am in limbo, but I am trusting all will be just fine. There’s that word again, fine! (An inside book joke.)

To tantalize a bit more, here is another illustration – “The Gypsies!”

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DPI’s,PDF’s, JPEG’s, and XCF!! oh my!

THe easy part, was producing the illustrations. Now I had to photograph them and send them in a particular format so that they would reproduce cleanly.

I didn’t know what a ride that would turn out to be for me. I was told that photographs were 72 DPI or dots per inch. The needed to be 300. How did I do that?! The Editor couldn’t help me. I was on my own, or needed to find someone to do that for me. Well I found someone, but got stubborn and thought I needed to learn this myself.

Photoshop was of course the perfect software to use. But there were several versions, and it was quite expensive. While cruising the internet, I found Gimp and it was free! Now I just had to learn how it worked. I don’t know how I stumbled through it all, but I did learn how to change the DPI’s, except that in Gimp, they called it PPI. I learned how to manipulate colors and enhance the drawings.

The next test was sending them in. The Editor couldn’t open the attachments. It was unknown! I had to send them as JPEG’s and Gimp sent them as XCF. I did figure it out. I did get 5 illustrations sent to Tate. They are going into an insert at the back of the book, so that they will be in full color. Tate has been wonderful to work with, and I can’t wait to see the end result.

Here is one of my Illustrations, The Hatcher Farm.

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