Archive for April, 2012

Abandoned

An afternoon of photography.

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Pitch-ilicious blog contest

I’m taking part in a pitch-ilicious blog hop contest by posting a 3-line pitch for my novel. Comments are welcome!

Eighteen-year old Keira Wilde is determined to make her own plans for her future, thank you very much. She wants to be a photographer; not go to Oxford, like her parents want, or be a hero, like her aunt wants. But Keira’s plans go flying out of the window when she is attacked on the streets of London and her fury sends ripples through the Akasha, setting a war in motion.

Update:  Thanks everyone for your comments! Here is my next attempt. (PS, this is a YA urban fantasy novel.)

Eighteen-year old Keira Wilde is determined to make her own plans for her future, thank you very much, despite her parents’ demands. But Keira’s plans go flying out of the window when she is attacked on the streets of London and her fury sends ripples through the Akasha, setting a war in motion. After her mentor is killed in battle, guilt and a raging need for revenge drive Keira to join the enigmatic Marco Santana and his crew of survivors to find the source of all knowledge and prevent the fabric of time from unraveling.

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Terracotta warriors and Xian city

The terracotta warriors in Xian was discovered in 1974 by a farmer, digging a well on his land. The site was opened to visitors in 1976 and declared a UNESCO world cultural heritage site in 1987.  Current estimates are that the three pits contain about 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses.

We were really fortunate to be able to visit this amazing site. Being in the presence of 2,200 year old history is an experience that will stay with me forever.

Besides the terracotta warriors, we also visited the musical fountains, the Wild Goose Pagoda Tower, Xian’s museum and the Muslim Quarter.

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