Shifter Born Review

December 4, 2010

I just got this review of the first book in my shifter series, Shifter Born from Marie Beau.

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I have long been a lover of shifter stories and this is definitely a good one.

Anthony Stevens has a wonderful, lyrical way of writing that made me feel like I was there in the firelight listening to the priest’s rolling Irish brogue. And his imagery allowed me to see the clearing, and feel the close quarters of the motor homes. Beyond description, he made me feel like I was there watching and listening.┬áThe hunt is great – a true action scene, start to finish, full of moral and ethical choices along the way.

Marcie’s guidance of Sam, leading him to an understanding of what he is, is very well done. The uncertainty and insecurity quivers in his words and actions, making him real.

I thoroughly enjoyed this story, but what a cliffhanger! Where’s the next one, Anthony?

Marie Beau
Release date: 10/1/2010
Whispers Publishing


Free Holiday Projects

December 4, 2010

Recently, I’ve gotten very involved with cardstock modeling. One of my projects is making a holiday ornament or three out of cheap cardstock I run through my inkjet printer.

There are many sites on the web that offers free downloads that you can print, cut out and assemble. It you’re a teacher, these kits make great classroom projects. Here’s a few links to get you started.

Canon Printers has a huge collection of free paper art downloads:

Here’s the Christmas collection from Delta 7 Studios:

The more advanced paper modeler (or less lucid) might wish to give this project a try:

Advice, tips and links to thousands of models can be found on the PaperModelers Forum:

I hope this gets your creative juices flowing!

May you and yours enjoy a happy and safe holiday season!