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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I have been interviewed by Kia Strand on 'Strands of Thought':

Check it out: http://cleanwriter.livejournal.com/82721.html.

I had forgotten all about it, until a Google Alert notified me. The interview posted today. Stop by and leave me some comments!

Until next time...

Aidana WillowRaven
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Monday, June 20, 2011

Introducing WillowRaven's Dark Fantasies Realm ...

This image is a cropped version of the full piece, which contains mild nudity.
As an artist, who's majority of income is provided by my work in children's or spiritual books, I didn't feel it appropriate to present my darker fantasy work on my main site. I didn't want to offend parents, or have a child accidentally stumble upon a work that may be considered violent, graphic, or suggestive. Although personally, I don't cross too many lines, but it's all a matter of opinion. Hence, the cropped version of the full piece, above.

Any who are interested in seeing the full piece, the link can be found on the main page of my website, near the bottom. Just look for the above image.

There is also a new portfolio added to my ImageKind gallery, so that fans of dark fantasy can collect prints of their own.

Of course, I ask that you be at least eighteen, but I'd love feedback on my latest work. 


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Aidana WillowRaven
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Monday, June 13, 2011

'The Dictionary's Apprentice' to be published in Scape Magazine

This piece was conceived from a story written by Sandra M. Odell for Scape Magazine's second issue, scheduled for publication real soon. I enjoyed it so much, I added it to my ImageKind gallery. I can't share the whole story, but this is the scene it's from:

... Only after securing the cellar door from within did Johnny-J follow Friedrick down the rabbit hole. Wattle and daub fortified the walls of the room at the bottom, as long as the shack was wide, and as wide as three men lying head to toe. Wooden shelves crafted with love rather than skill overflowed with contraband: thick or thin; paper, cardboard, or scuffed leather covers; fact or fiction. A sanctuary of the printed word. ...

Of course, your going to have to wait for the issue to read the whole thing ... lol. Am I cruel, or what?

If you're interested, here are some print details. Each of the prints I have available in my ImageKind gallery carries a 30 day money back guarantee.

Finished size: 35.3" x 21.9"
Print on Enhanced Matte Ground: 32.0" x 18.4"
Frame: Basic Black Matte, 0.38" width, ID: 429
Top Mat: Brushed Pale Gold: Width: Top 1", Bottom 1.25", Sides 1", conservation metallic
Middle Mat: Chocolate: conservation suede  


Take Apart Their Nightmares
If you missed the first piece I did for Scape magazine, here it is, also available as a framed print. Check out the story for this one while you wait on the new one. The title is Take Apart Their Nightmares, by Crystal Hilbert.

Let me know what you think of The Dictionary's Apprentice. I love comments.

 Until next time...

Aidana WillowRaven
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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

'Aldric & Anneliese' is now on Nook and Kindle!

Finally! Aldric & Anneliese by Harry E Gilleland, Jr., is available to Nook and Kindle readers, too.

I managed to edit the EPUB file so that it wouldn't corrupt so badly on either Nook or Kindle. But I must say, although I am a 'Real Books' advocate, if I were ever to succumb to trend, I'd buy the Nook. 

Both readers accept the same type of file. They didn't used to, but they do now. Unfortunately, just like browsers all see webpages differently, all readers read EPUB/HTML files differently, too.

And even though converting a layout or word file is easy with all the innovations in software available to us, editing the quirks out, is not. It's a painstaking process if you're concerned about quality and how the end result will look. Since anybody who knows me knows I lean towards being an OCD personality, I spent three full days on this one file.

Of the two readers, when looking at the preview provided during upload, Vivian (4RV Publishing's president), told me that the interpretation for the Nook was much nicer than the Kindle's version. Combine that with the fact that the can do color, if I were ever to go eBook, it would be Nook.

Besides, their commercials are cuter ... lol. "By Nook or by Book".

Here are the scene shots for both online stores, with the links to each. Me, I'm still a real book girl ... lol.
Visit the Aldric  Anneliese page on B&N.
Visit the Aldric & Anneliese page on Amazon.
Of course, if you're like me, and prefer real books, you can always buy the book straight from the publisher (at a discount) on the 4RV catalog site: http://4rvpublishingcatalog.yolasite.com/novels.php

Edit: I learned in the comments, that both .PDF and .EPUB files are also available through the 4RV Catalog site.


Don't forget, signed/framed prints are available, based on this great book, on my ImageKind gallery page.

 Until next time...

Aidana WillowRaven
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Friday, June 3, 2011