The Writing Bits…

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The Objective:  I am a writer among my other talents.  I am a published writer in poetry and fantasy/science fiction.  I want to continue writing and publishing in the science fiction/fantasy genre as well as work as a freelance writer.

If you are interested in having me work freelance, please contact me (@ladonnadavis13 (Twitter), andshesawstars@gmail.com).  I am willing to write on the following topics: fashion, fashion photography, Detroit, storytelling, musicians/bands, fashion design, runway shows, fashion styling, art, design (interior/fashion/engineering), writing, poetry, short stories and sewing.

My Self-published novella New Moon Ascendent published early Apr 2015.  It’s available on Lulu.com and also via Amazon Kindle, iBook (Apple), Nook, and Kobo in ebook format.  There is no print version as yet.  It’s available for $24.00.  Here’s a link to the Press Release on the book.

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Synopsis

This story tells the relationship between two cities: one on Earth and one in a realm known as the Other Side who both exchange residents for a time every so many years to maintain the peace after a time of war known at the Human/Troll Wars. The main character is a girl named Samantha who travels to the Other Side for a time and encounters Trolls and becomes the apprentice of Lady Lune. As she journeys through the landscape she discovers that she is part of a deeper story separate from the cities and the peace agreements in place. It leads her to discover the Moonshadows and Lady Luna a divine being of the Moon that desires to locate her replacement. She becomes entangled with the Moonshadows and a story which pulls her into a greater relationship with herself and love. As with all Faery Tales it tells of shadows and triumphs and shows the inner realms of all things and that stepping outside of one’s path is sometimes required especially when one befriends that which is Shadow and that which is Faery. It’s available as mentioned above via Lulu.com and Barnes and Noble (online as well) and Amazon.

This is a faery story and I’m interested in seeing it turned into film. I’m also looking to see it in other formats like graphic novel and also reprinted by a larger press one day. I am also interested in seeing it done in limited editions which I’m planning so they are a bit more special. There is more to this story and I’ve others. I’m great at short stories and I also feel novellas. This book is a novella. It is available for sale hardcopy and e-version. I’m also interested in selling certain rights to the material please contact for details (andshesawstars@gmail.com).

Support independent publishing: Buy this e-book on Lulu.

Sketchbook Project 2015 Update:  Jackman Brothers Part 3 delayed…this story is still in works got tied up with my fashion design work so it’ll likely come out in the Sketchbook format in 2016, but the story itself will be finished late Spring 2015 (May timeframe).

Latest bits of writing……I love combining photography with storytelling and I did a quick little post writing a short blurb for a picture I took of Ruby Clouds.  You can check it out here:  http://andshesawstars.com/2015/01/the-hat/.

The Sketchbook Project Work:

I’ve had the pleasure of participating in The Sketchbook Project over the past 2 years. The Jackman Brothers series is a blend of mixed media art and text telling the stories about the lives associated with the Jackman Brothers’ circus.

The Jackman Brothers - The Rough Sketches
The Jackman Brothers – The Rough Sketches (part 1) (38 pages) (part 1) (38 pages)

The Jackman Brothers:  The Tale of the Sick Herald (part 1) (38 pages)

Part 1 is about the Herald for the Jackman Brothers’ circus who is responsible for announcing the impending arrival of the circus to the next towns.  He is sick and there is a need to get him well quick.

The Jackman Brothers:  The Quest for the Music Man (part 2) (38 pages)

The Quest for the Music Man - Mixed Media Art
The Quest for the Music Man – Mixed Media Art

Part 2 focuses on the search for the Music Man, the Ringmaster of a rival circus.  It picks up where part 1 ends and introduces new characters and expands on the world of the Jackman Brothers.

Check them both out!  I think they are great stories and I loved working on them.  The artwork evolved between each book and I’m sure it’ll continue to evolve when part 3 comes out in the next Sketchbook Project (likely 2019). My Sketchbook 2015 Project will likely just be artwork since I was really busy working on my fashion design work.

 

 

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Freelance Writing:

Submit article for magazine that wasn’t picked up or read here.

I’m a Freelance Writer for the following Outlets:

iMirage Magazine

Disfunkshion Magazine

Freelance writer for Disfunkshion Magazine…..

 

Articles I’ve written for them and have been printed are as follows:

…..’Bloggers to Know‘ article (Mar 2015); article to be in print in May 2015 issue (hitting stands 20th May)

….Revival Body Care Brand Review Article (May 2015) 

I’ve pitched other ideas to the Editor-In-Chief Hugette Montesinos who’s always open. I’m looking to submit from events such as Coachella, but really I think the next thing for them will be my blog posts. Having a regular monthly entry on fashion and makeup and trends. All things trending for the latest. I think they’ll really love it. Keep your fingers crossed as And She Saw Stars is a part of Disfunkshion Magazine in my aim. I think my brand has something to offer them and I know I, as a writer do. Sending to Editor-In-Chiefs can be challenging but only if you make it. Writing from the heart is always what gets them. I’m putting something together for Reiki Times Magazine that I’m hoping will get picked up in 2018. I’m a Reiki Master and Practictioner, but I’m in the field with it. I don’t have regular clients yet, but I do have a few applications in for work at Spas and also metaphysical bookstores that offer healings. I’ve been really working Reiki to heal and to clear things such as fear and other oddities that can be encountered when one is freelance and a writer. Reiki is an amazing modality for healing. Keep your fingers crossed on this one too. This year I’m really working all angles of being freelance as a blogger, photographer, designer and even healer so I can have more fun in my life post military. I was in the US Air Force for 17 years as an Officer and engineer. It was a challenge and I left as a Lieutenant Colonel. I was a sure thing for Colonel, but things changed and I needed to leave. It’s great to do something different such as these things and I’m looking forward to including other things such as being in more film. I also am looking to do screenplay adaptations of my writings and eventually directing. The story I’m working now is a challenging one, but it’s almost over. It’s a story about being homeless and a student…on the road a bit of a bohemian. It’s something I’m interested as I was once military and am now a veteran. I think being mobile and having a mobile life is always great for those who moved every so often. It keeps life fresh.

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) MODE Magazine Article:  I’ve written an article titled ‘Gearing Towards Fashion’ that was published in the of the FIDM MODE Magazine FIDM MODE Magazine F/W 2013.

 

 

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