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At SPRU, Colleen learns some pretty crazy terms for amazing things she didn’t think existed.
Glossary of Terms
Mag-O – The nickname for Colleen’s Dorm
Skupdyn – A regular person, nonmagical
Sproo – A nickname for SPRU, Seattle Pacific Regional University
Teimnydduus – People who can manipulate Tximar and use it to manipulate Txen
Teimnydd – The Txenar of a Teimnyddus, used to manipulate the world around them
Txenarjuma – Tapestry of energy
Txenar – Energy thread
Tximarshu – River of life power
Tximar – Free-flowing life power
Tximonni – Life power fortune, a tendency for events to progress to benefit a Teimnydduus because of positive Teimnydd energy
Vrevzirma – Time Sight, the ability to see the future
Vrevzirmaocht – Time seer, one who has the ability to see the future
Vyxheuus – Pocket dimension, a small dimension outside our own
Vyxhepiocht – User of pocket dimension
Ysizao – Controlling spirit of unknown nature that responds to spells
What is the Fabulous Five?
It’s a way to win a paperback of Don’t Judge a Book By Its Magic! One person who completes the “Fabulous Five”, five different ebook-winning activities, will win a paperback.
The activities you can participate in are:
- Follow @KPtwitrnovel on Twitter.
- Like Don’t Judge a Book By Its Magic and/or Kate Policani on Facebook between Oct 26th and Oct 28th. Each one counts for one of 5.
- Re-post of any of my posts about the Release Party on Facebook.
- “Like” Don’t Judge a Book By Its Magic on Amazon.
- “Tag” Don’t Judge a Book By Its Magic on Amazon (Yes, you can do that without owning it.)
- Click “This was Helpful” on a review of Don’t Judge a Book By Its Magic on Amazon.
- “Add” Don’t Judge a Book By Its Magic on Goodreads.
Do any of these five things and get five entries for an ebook and one for a paperback. Fabulous!
I’d like to extend special thanks to the wonderful photographers who shared their photos with me for the chapter photos in Don’t Judge a Book By Its Magic! There were so many cool shots of the kooky Seattle landmarks that it was hard to choose which ones to use. But these photos were the cream of the crop! Of course, I gave them credit inside the book, and a free ecopy of the book, but I want to be sure to include them in the party as a wonderful part of my book!
See all the photos as they appear in the book here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/katepolicani/sets/72157631371763434/
- “Phoenix Jones” by Will Barker (my awesome brother).
- “Seattle Public Library, Main Branch” by Samantha Weng http://www.sxc.hu/profile/samweng
- “Port Cranes” by Marcel Goldsein http://www.sxc.hu/profile/margold
- “The Market Theater Gum Wall” by Nils Thingvall http://www.sxc.hu/profile/turbidity
- “Ride the Ducks” by Johan Wieland http://www.flickr.com/photos/johanwieland/
- “Airplane wings” by Dennis and Aimee Jonez http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonezes/
- “Chief Sealth” by Joe Szilagyi. www.joeszilagyi.com http://www.flickr.com/photos/rootology/
- “The International Fountain” by J.C. Winkler http://www.flickr.com/photos/51653562@N00/
- “The Lincoln Toe Truck” and “Waiting for the Interurban” by Seattle Municipal Archives http://www.flickr.com/photos/seattlemunicipalarchives/
- “Sylvia the Mummy: by Ceng Design http://www.flickr.com/photos/cengdesign/
- “The Fremont Solstice parade” by Joe Mabel http://www.flickr.com/photos/jmabel/
- Pioneer Square Totem” by Maryam http://www.flickr.com/photos/maloomy/
- “Scrap Penguin” by Haydn Blackey http://www.flickr.com/photos/haydn/
- “Bizarro Restaurant” by Aime Rainey http://www.flickr.com/photos/amerainey/
- “The Pacific Science Center Arches” by y0s1a http://www.sxc.hu/profile/y0s1a
- “Ceramic Faces” and “Pig With Wings” by Chiara Pfiefer (My fantastic sister-in-law)
- “Gassworks Park” by Kristen Wenzel http://www.sxc.hu/profile/sayaka
- “The Fremont Troll” by Chris Barker (My brilliant dad). http://www.pixoto.com/ratherbefunny
- “Underground Tour” by jmawt http://www.sxc.hu/profile/jmawt
Are you ready for another review? Tima’s review is live now. Thank you Tima for the review!
Please visit Tima’s review here: http://bloodgifted.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/a-fellow-writers-release-party-kate.html
For the last seventeen years Tima taught English and History in a high school in southern Sydney. Before taking up teaching she was a practicing archaeologist, working on several digs around the world.
Two years ago she resigned teaching and surrendered to the itch of writing. After many years of reading and correcting students’ creative writing tasks and essays, she decided it was time to write her own.
Guest Book: The 2012 Ebook
The 2012 ebook by Sabrina Ricci is an experiment in agile publishing. This new and exciting approach to writing shrugs off the regular finish-edit-publish process and pushes the writing out to the reader as it is being written. Through feedback and comments, readers can affect what the writer writes and help shape the story into a collaborative work.
Sabrina’s story revolves around two plot lines–one follows Mahaway and her best friend Yochi, around 900 A.D. in Calakamul, Mexico. Their city is conquered by a king, and the two friends discover a secret that could destroy his dynasty. The other follows Amara and her roommate Cayden in present day. Amara is a college student researching and writing a feature story to debunk all the Mayan Calendar myth. Her research garners the attention of a secret group sworn to uphold a certain Maya prophecy, and they go on the hunt for her. The story unfolds on Sabrina’s blog, the2012ebook.com , and using agile publishing she is incorporating comments and private feedback into the storyline as she goes. The result will be a story everyone can enjoy!
Please visit The 2012 Ebook at http://the2012ebook.com and join in the creative process.
Review by Laura Pfundt
A big thank you to Laura Pfundt for a generous review! Please read Laura’s review here: http://quillwielder.com/2012/10/27/book-review-dont-judge-a-book-by-its-magic/#comment-1824
Visit another red-hot review! Thank you, Sharon the Maine Muse for your review!
Read Sharon’s review of Dont Judge a Book By Its Magic here: http://mainemuse.wordpress.com/2012/10/23/dont-judge-a-book-by-its-magic/
Sharon was born and raised in New England but now lives in North Carolina. She’s a sports loving, book reading, picture taking, sing and dance to her own beat kind of gal who is owned by a flock of birds.
Kathleen is the illustrious editor of Don’t Judge a Book By Its Magic as well as The Lustre. God willing, she’ll be the editor of many more of my books! Kathleen is a funny and clever gal who I met here in Seattle, but who has since moved to California and then Las Vegas. It’s a good thing she’s flexible! That benefited my writing this time too, because I tried a completely new style for me. She did a fantastic job and I really appreciate all her hard work.
Kathleen has been editing for more than 8 years and earned a University of Washington Extension Editing Certificate in 2009. She has written and edited accreditation documents and manuals, and edited content for workandworship.com and the Mars Hill Ballard blog. She has beautified writing of all kinds from term papers, resumes, a policy and procedure manual to the parenting book Inspiring Childhood, Inspiring Life in addition to her fabulous work on The Lustre and Don’t Judge a Book By Its Magic.
Her thoughts on her career: “I like to edit all kinds of writing, from instruction manuals to novels. I love that I learn a little bit about a wide variety of subjects, such as education, theology, sociology, the medical industry, parenting, mythical creatures, etc. (This is one of the best things about being a freelancer…I know a little about a lot, haha!)”
Kathleen enjoys reading, traveling, relaxing on the beach, and spending time with friends and family. She lives with her husband and two children in Newport Beach, California. (I can also always get her to forward snarky photos on Facebook about grammar and the English language!)
For more information and to hire her (hypnotic suggestion), visit her site! http://kathleenfberg.webs.com
Please read her review of Don’t Judge a Book By Its Magic here: http://kathleenfberg.webs.com/apps/blog/show/17853125-don-t-judge-a-book-by-its-magic
Another early review of Don’t Judge a Book By Its Magic is already live on Fox Cutter’s book blog. Thank you, Fox, for reviewing my book! Fox was a Kickstarter superhero! Be sure to check out his other reviews and check out his other work at http://www.chaos-keep.com/
Please visit Fox Cutter’s review: http://foxcutter.livejournal.com/172716.html
Review by Rebecca Graf: A Book Lover’s Library
Thank you, Rebecca, for the lovely review! I’m glad you were finally able to connect with the main character and that you enjoyed the book!
Please read Rebecca’s review here: http://www.abookloverslibrary.com/paranormal.html
Please visit the very first review of Don’t Judge a Book By Its Magic, written by The Bookworm Extraordinaire. Thank you for the delightful review, Bookworm!
The review went up in September, but Bookworm is also hosting! Visit her party post here: http://www.thebookwormextraordinare.blogspot.com
And see the review here: http://www.thebookwormextraordinare.blogspot.com/2012/09/review-dont-judge-book-by-its-magic-by.html
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