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Wind Follower

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About Me:
I am a writer, who writes speculative and paranormal stories about race, religion, and romance. My book, Wind Follower, was published by Juno Books in August 2007.
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http://www.carolemcdonnell.com
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http://www.darkparables.blogspot.com
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Wind Follower


http://www.juno-books.com/windfollower.html
A fourth tribe has come to the land of the three tribes; the light-skinned newcomers are fated to change the tribes' way of life and religion. Satha, a dark-skinned woman from a poor Theseni clan, and Loic, her wealthy young Doreni husband, are too busy forging their new life together to pay much heed. But when Satha is dishonored and Loic must avenge her, they find themselves drawn into a cultural battle. Kidnapped and enslaved, Satha strives to retain her autonomy. Loic struggles against the Arkhai, spirits who fear his his quest will lead him to the true god whose place they have usurped. With the Creator's aid there remains hope they will be reunited and find their mutual destiny, even if it means losing the love and respect of their comrades, families, clans, and tribes.

I also have a Bible study up at lulu: "Basics in Bible Study"
http://www.lulu.com/content/1832478

You can buy it or you can download it to your computer or kindle for free. Please pass this message on to your friends. Here's a review from the rawsistaz

http://www.therawreviewers.com/artman/publish/SeedsofBibleStudy.shtml

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Call for Black Christian Fiction Authors (Not SF, alas, but some folks might be interested

Posted on July 20, 2009 at 12:02pm 2 Comments

Got this from Karen Waddles. Perhaps you can use this or pass it on to writers who may be interested.



We are a Christian publisher and very interested in receiving publishing proposals from Christian writers – specifically fiction proposals. Lift Every Voice Books is the imprint of Moody Publishers that targets African American readers. Please feel free to provide my contact information to any writers you know that may be interested in submitting a… Continue

sound effects DVD

Posted on July 7, 2009 at 3:55pm 0 Comments

I thought those who deal with film, videos and sound might like this.

http://www.footagefirm.com/soundeffects/freedvds10.htm

A contest with a quick upcoming deadline -- NPR's 3-minute fiction contest

Posted on July 4, 2009 at 8:21am 0 Comments

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=105685925



At NPR, we love to hear, and tell, your real-life stories every day. Now, we want to hear your fiction as well.



This summer, we're beginning a contest called "Three-Minute Fiction." The premise is simple: Listeners send in original short stories that can be read in three minutes or less — that's usually about 500-600 words long.



James Wood, literary critic for The New Yorker and author of the book… Continue

some cfs

Posted on June 29, 2009 at 2:42pm 2 Comments

Thaumatrope looking for punks (steampunk, cyberpunk, biopunk, et al.): http://sfscope.com/2009/06/thaumatrope-looking-for-punks.html

A futuristic (not genre) magazine: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Electric-Literature/90126328010?ref=ts#/pages/Electric-Literature/90126328010?v=info&viewas=575653133

http://www.dieselpunks.org/

TOR UK contest for an unpublished novel

Posted on June 29, 2009 at 2:27pm 0 Comments

“War of the Words” is the SciFiNow writing competition in association with Tor UK, an imprint of Macmillan Publishers Limited (“the Competition”)

1. The winner will receive a publishing contract with Macmillan Publishers Limited for publica tion in 2010 dependent on publishing schedules. For the purposes of this competition we will pay the winning author a 20% royalty on net receipts but there will be no advance (i.e. an advance payment against future sales). Our contract is… Continue

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At 8:06pm on December 12, 2011, Amazing Amy said…

I have read WINDFOLLOWER and many of Carole's short stories and I love her writing and highly recommend everyone read her work!

Love,

Amazing Amy

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At 7:11pm on November 20, 2011, Martin Lindsey said…

Thanks for sharing the link to Monique Henry-Hudson's work. Somehow I couldn't follow the e-mail link back to the animators group but glad I looked you up directly on the membership list. Just sent a connection request and will be checking out your work :)

 

Going to connect with her as well. Please take a look at my portfolio as well when you get a minute.

The Animated World of Martin Lindsey

 

Thanx.....Martin

At 12:14pm on February 14, 2010, Edward M. Erdelac said…
Thank you, Carole!
At 5:12pm on October 10, 2009, Kandake Brockington said…
Hello, I want to thank you for posting the list of sci-fi and fantasy writers list on amazon.com where I've discovered many writers that are ironically on this site! I had no idea so many authors such as yourself existed. A few months ago I was drawn to Wind Follower because of the beautiful cover and picked it up on amazon. I have not yet read it but it is definitely on my to do list!
At 1:48pm on May 18, 2009, D. Lee Hatchett said…
That's perfect. I just sent a follow-up email to your aol account from my aol account. Have a great day!
D. Lee
At 12:59pm on May 18, 2009, D. Lee Hatchett said…
Carole,
I remember seeing your book cover at a book event last year (I love the design). I think it might have been BEA. Charles Saunders introduced me to this site. Who knew that I would find you here? I love the whole Wind Follower concept! I want to make it a point to get it on my June reading list. My literary non-profit is working with the Omaha Public Library Foundation on a fundraising project that will highlight African-American speculative fiction authors. I would definitely like to talk to you to see if you are interested. Participation is simple, free and doesn't require attendance. I hope to talk to you soon.
At 8:29pm on May 8, 2009, Adin Kachisi said…
Thanks you Carole. You book sounds interesting. I like the cover design.
At 7:44pm on April 17, 2009, Tobias S. Buckell said…
Hi back!
At 12:37pm on January 23, 2009, Jarvis Sheffield - Admin said…
Hello and thank you for your participation in our online store.
We look forward to promoting your products and furthering the Black Science Fiction Genre. It pleases me to see so much talent and creativity. With out your help this project could not be a success.

Sincerely,
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At 11:17am on January 22, 2009, L.C. Gant said…
Hello, Carole! I've joined the site and I'm looking forward to meeting all the great professionals here. Thanks for referring me.
 
 
 

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