Archive | November 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is about so much more than turkey, football, and pumpkin pie. (Though my day also included these things…)

As its name implies, Thanksgiving is about giving thanks. A day to count our blessings. A day to thank the Lord above for everything we have. In our crazy day-to-day lives, don’t we often forget to stop and say ‘thank you’ for the little things that make life so good? I know I do. I have so many wonderful people in my life that I take for granted. I have been given so much. I live in the land of the free. I am a woman who is free to pray, read, write, work, and play however I wish. I know there are many women are not as fortunate. I have a mother and a father who love and support me and have taught me many valuable life lessons. I have a brother and a sister who are very thoughtful and loving and never fail to make me laugh every day. I have friends, both new and old, who have come into my life and made me smile. I own livestock and write books for a living. And I have my memories and imagination. There is so much more. I could go on and on and on. But I’ll stop here.

I guess I’ll end with these words: Happy Thanksgiving, God Bless America, and Good Night All.

Cover Reveal!!!!!

Book Title–  Legends of Windemere: Allure of the Gypsies

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Book Blurb

The epic adventures of Luke Callindor and Nyx continue after their journey down the L’Dandrin River in Legends of Windemere: Prodigy of Rainbow Tower.

 Reeling from his failures in their previous adventure, Luke leads his surviving friends to his hometown.  With his mind frayed and his confidence fractured, Luke must face the family and fiancée he left behind.  It is a brief homecoming when the vampire Kalam attacks the village, forcing Luke and Nyx to break into his lair for the key to resurrecting a fallen warrior.  It is a quest that will force both young heroes to reach new heights of strength and power that they never knew they had.

 Can Luke and Nyx escape the lair of Kalam?  And, what role will the orphaned gypsy Sari play in their looming destiny?

 

Release Date–  December 1st, 2013

Previous Books

 Beginning of a Hero-  http://www.amazon.com/Beginning-Hero-Legends-Windemere-ebook/dp/B00BL9GBU2/

Prodigy of Rainbow Tower-  http://www.amazon.com/Prodigy-Rainbow-Legends-Windemere-ebook/dp/B00E8WUD5S/
Cover Artist Info–  Jason Pedersen http://www.jasonpedersen.com/

Author Bio
Charles Yallowitz was born and raised on Long Island, NY, but he  has spent most of his life wandering his own imagination in a blissful  haze.  Occasionally, he would return from this world for the necessities such as food, showers, and Saturday morning cartoons.  One day he  returned from his imagination and decided he would share his stories  with the world.  After his wife decided that she was tired of hearing  the same stories repeatedly, she convinced him that it would make more  sense to follow his dream of being a fantasy author.  So, locked within  the house under orders to shut up and get to work, Charles brings you  Legends of Windemere.  He looks forward to sharing all of his stories  with you and his wife is happy he finally has someone else to play with.

Another Book Signing!

For all you locals out there, I’m having another book signing for my newest release, Me and Billy the Kid, tomorrow (Friday, November 22, 2013) at the Cortez branch of the Mancos Valley Bank between one and three p.m.

Also, the awesome people at the bank are hosting a reception for me tomorrow, as well!

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Paperback books are $10 each.

Book signing pictures

100_8746  My mom made me a cake that looks just like my book cover!

100_8753  Posters, bookmarks, and paperbacks! I feel like a real author now! 🙂

100E8759 All dressed up as ‘Angel’!

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Fans!!!

DSC01293 Photographer from the local newspaper showed up! Wow!

DSC01300 DSC01302 My aunt Velina and uncle Darrell from another part of the state showed up and surprised me! It was the best part of the day to see them walk through the door! How cool! Thank you! Love you both!

The Letter

A letter was found on her mother’s front door two months ago today. It told of the man she’d met and fallen in love with, and how she’d run away to be with him. ‘His eyes are brown, his hands are strong, and his heart is good.’ She had said.

How could she do this? Her mother had cried.

Just wish them luck, love, and happiness, her sister asked, with a tear in her eye and her sister’s picture in hand.

Father and brother said nary a word. Wars raged within their hearts. Angry that someone had stolen her away, sad that she was gone, and grudgingly glad she was with someone that she loved.

All she left behind stays in its place. The stuffed toy on her bed, the books on the shelf, a ring from the day she graduated, all a sad reminder of the child they’d lost. The car in the drive, the cattle in the pasture, and the horse out in the pen, were left behind for another’s use.

‘One day I shall come back and perhaps in yours hearts, me you can forgive.’ Such was the message she had left.

“Come home whenever you can”, was the answer her sister tried to send. But the phone was never answered. Emails were left to no reply.

No one would ever know what had become of their laughing baby, sister and friend. Family and friends will ever hear from her again.

The man she loved and lived for, the one she went off to meet, grows weary at the gates. Planes come and go, but one passenger has yet to show. It is the beautiful girl he loves and longs for. With a ring in his pocket, and worry in his heart, he waits and waits for her to come.

She is still a part of all their lives, but only as a lasting memory. Her words will never grace their ears; her face will never pleasure their eyes. And her touch no one shall ever feel.

For she is gone. A victim to the night. Her story is untold. How she died is unknown. A sad ending, to the short life of a child in love.

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Well, what do you think of the story?