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Let’s Get Physical! The Em Suite Now In Paperback

Get Physical!

Let’s get physical! Going old school…After a long process, Magnhild Press is happy to announce that three of our current titles are now available in paperback.

After a long process, we’re happy to announce that three of our current titles are now available in paperback. So many of our readers have either rejected, or avoided the digital experience of reading books altogether. Simply, they want the physical book in their hands. They want the smell of the ink on the paper,Let's Get Physical! the ability to flip easily back and forth through pages. They don’t want to worry whether their book battery is charged or not, and so on.

At Magnhild Press, we often thought ebooks were the way to go—the way of the future. For a long time, we considered only offering ebooks because of the myriad advantages of electronic media. Among many reasons, the electronic publishing process is much more immediate and allows the reader to get her or his eyes on it within seconds after buying it. Someone with tricky eyes can easily magnify the text size to their own comfort level, lighting conditions are quickly modified given the current environment; and if space is an issue, how much physical space does an ebook actually take? None.

As time passed, however, we found that many of our potential readers were disappointed we were only offering digital titles. It was a great concern, not just because we were missing out, but because they were missing out. We found that unacceptable. So, with the wonderfully nostalgic Olivia Newton-John tune “Let’s Get Physical” in mind, we decided to go old school and take on the task of publishing our titles in paperback form.

Admittedly, there is something incredibly alluring about holding a physical book in one’s hands that cannot be compared. Turning physical pages, while the faintest hint of printers’ ink tickles your nose, awakening your olfactory system, is incomparable to the cold, unfeeling “page turn” experienced on a Nook, Kindle, iPad, or other digital contraption.

So yes, let’s get physical and add another title, or three, to the bookshelf, where, on dusting days, you will be reminded of the interesting, fabulous, or heartbreaking journey you took; of the laughter and tears you spilled, or whatever emotion you experienced when you read them. Get yours HERE!

The Write OWL

Prairie Fire —DJuna Shellam The Write OWL— Episode 20

Prairie Fire

DJuna Shellam The Write OWL— Episode 20

In Episode 20, Prairie Fire, I talk about how Praire Fire, the book and the character, came to be named, and discuss a little about her role in the series, as well as her personality.

Prairie FireAs with most of my characters, Praire Fire somewhat appeared out of nowhere. In fact, she took the place of another character I thought would fill that role that I conjured many, many years ago. Sometimes, for me, I make plans for a story, but then when I start writing the story, it has other ideas. Yes, the story has its own ideas about how things should go. Sometimes I feel as if I’m more of a stenographer taking dictation from my master—I mean, my Muse—than a writer.

In the end, as ever, I’m completely happy with the appearance of Praire Fire. She has turned out to be a fun character to write and get to know. She can be extremely lovable; yet, she can also be absolutely infuriating. But isn’t that true with most people? She’s definitely not one-dimensional, and when Prairie Fire falls in love, it’s a crash landing for sure.

What’s a bit funny for me is that I always start out with the desire to write the perfect character, meaning the perfect “one” for me. Why not, right? I mean, being a writer is like ordering at Burger King—I get to have it my way. But, alas, it never quite works out that way. I seem to end up writing characters I wouldn’t date if you paid me. I wonder why that is? I suppose it would be worth a trip or two to a shrink, but you know what happens to a “trip or two,” when it comes to shrinks, don’t you? That’s right, one or two trips turn into a year or two of analysis, and before you know it, it’s been twenty years and you still don’t know anything—and your shrink now owns a yacht.



Check out The Em Suite Series at Amazon.com. Best read in order from The Incredible Transformations of Alice Hollywood, Book One, to Mackenna on the Edge, Book Two; and finally, (at least until Book Four is finished and published) Prairie Fire, Book Three.

SPECIAL NOTE: As I am in the final throes of my big move, it is highly doubtful I’ll release an episode this Sunday or next Wednesday as I’ll be traveling. I might do something off-the-wall if I can, but once I get to where I’m going, I should be back to releasing two episodes a week.