Monday, 25 January 2016

Mr. Edmund Goat and the Elusive Clover, by Elisha Neubauer

Mr. Edmund Goat lives on Dartmouth Farm along with his best friend, Eli. The two goats have always been inseparable, but after Edmund discovers the location of a patch of clover, he will do anything to get to it. There’s only one thing standing between Edmund and the clover – the fence. 

Will Edmund find a way to the clover, or will he realize that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side of the fence?

Title: Mr. Edmund Goat and the Elusive Clover

Author: Elisha Neubauer

Illustrator: Alyssa Savery

Genre: Children’s Picture Books


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Author Bio:

The founder of European Geeks and a self-proclaimed nerd – Elisha is obsessed with faeries, witches, science fiction, the paranormal, and all things Buffy the Vampire Slayer & Doctor Who. Spending over a decade managing high volume businesses for others, Elisha decided to take a step back and focus on her own passions; leading her to open European Geeks Publishing. Elisha is an editor, reviewer, and freelance writer when not hard at work for European Geeks
Originally from the UK, Elisha now lives on a small family farm in Florida with her German husband and their three children, as well as an assortment of animals – peacocks, ducks, chickens, goats, pigs, and horses. Her children’s book, Mr. Edmund Goat and the Elusive Clover, illustrated by Alyssa Savery, launched  July 19th, 2015, The Kid's Guide to Werewolves will hit shelves in mid-2016, and her Dark Fantasy novel, RED, is scheduled for 2017.

Illustrator Bio: 

Although born in New Hampshire, Alyssa grew up in Cape Cod, Massachusetts and currently resides in Florida. Always drawn to the art world, she studied animation at The Art Institute after graduating high school.  As a lover of all things geeky, Alyssa specializes in sci-fi and fantasy illustrations but has recently taken up character development. Recently, Alyssa began painting themed room murals and recently illustrated her first full-length children’s book, written by Elisha Neubauer. Alyssa handles cover art and illustrations for European Geeks Publishing.

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Tuesday, 5 January 2016

WordButt (ing) the First Draft.

No advice. Only motivation.

So I'm writing my next novel, cannily called UNTITLED, and I started on Jan. 1. No real reason, certainly not a New Year's Rez or anything. I was ready, had it plotted just before Christmas. I want it turned in to the publisher as soon as possible in the year, and I have other projects timetabled this year.

So I ran at it hoping for over 50% completion (first draft) before the end of the month.

Which I am easily on target for, at the moment, at least.

So I have my motivation. I have created my own timeline, and it's down to me to stick with it.

And that's the challenge.

You need to believe in yourself. Block out whatever is stopping you from doing it, and do it. You want it, right? You want to write whatever it is that you're writing? Then you can do it. I believe in YOU. If you believe in you too, then anything is possible. It's all achievable.

And you know what?

What can be the most depressing part?

No one will know the struggle you have gone through to actually write the thing.

But you also know what?

I'll know. You'll know.

And I will applaud you.

Captain Freakin' Picard will applaud you.

You go. You've got this.