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Book Trailer for The Commodore’s Gift

September 22, 2020
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I can’t tell you how excited I am to share this fantastic book trailer for The Commodore’s Gift, created by Kelsey Hoople.

It is the first book trailer I have had created and it conveys the excitement and adventure of the story. It also highlights Owena, my fierce heroine and the stalwartly Galen.

As a steampunk novel, the background is set in a Victorian/industrial era of the imagination. Steam powered machines, elegance of the era and the fight for supremacy.

Under the Buldrick Empire’s rule, Owena finds herself fighting alongside a rebel force. Her aptitude for strategy and swordsmanship come to the fore. When she meets Galen, not only does she fall in love but becomes even more determined to join the fight to restore the rightful King to the throne.

The official launch is at Words in the Park – Virtual where I will be interviewed and talking about the idea and concept for the book and my writing life. Feel free to join me Facebook Live 2.35 pm https://www.facebook.com/events/2603735563209646/

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The book or ebook will be available on 26th September on all purchase sites.

Let me know what you think of the story – leave a review.

Many thanks

Mandy

Obsolete but Beautiful…

July 1, 2013
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Obsolete – definition: no longer functioning or in general use : out of date

There is something endearing about old typewriters. I’m not talking about the electronic ones but the finger aching, push as hard as you can, kind. They were manufactured in a time when design was highly regarded as opposed to the functionality of the machine. However, now we can appreciate the pride of workmanship so evident in their production. The design features and attention to detail are beautiful, something we lost in functionality.

Just compare these two photos – which one is the more esthetically pleasing?

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modern typewriter

As some of you may have read, (https://mandyevebarnett.com/2013/06/10/stirred-up-vehicle-memories/) I also prefer older vehicles as well. They have so much more character.

What obsolete objects do you love and admire?

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