Mr. Scruffy's News, The Owl-Sword-Efil Stone

Mr Scruffy News – Love in the Air!

Image of a book in shape of a heart by Naypong from Free Digital Photos.net
Image by Naypong from Free Digital Photos.net

Dear Reader…

Wednesday, February 14 is Valentine’s Day – a day for showing those you care about your love. I want to let you know that I love Pam. I’m one of the main characters, along with Kay “KC” Carson, in her new fantasy epic-journey series, The Chronicles of Eldershire. If you’ve not met me before, you may be surprised to learn that I am an owl. Pam has written about me and I’ve shared news here before (Mr Scruffy – The Muse or Mr Scruffy’s News – July) and she enjoys having me speak with her or sit near her writing desk. I enjoy watching her write.

The book I star in is The Owl, the Sword, & the Efil Stone and is finally being published. It won’t be long and I’ll be real in the minds of Pam’s readers. I can’t wait for you to meet me and to read the story of Eldershire.

The excitement around Hobbit’s Bend is growing as the anticipation builds for the arrival of the paperback copies (an eBook will be available on Amazon on or about February 23, too). We’ll be having a book signing the end of February. In the mean time, I am sharing what Pam told me of how the idea for the new series, The Chronicles of Eldershire came about:

The Owl, the Sword, & the Efil Stone is Book One of The Chronicles of Eldershire and is an introduction to the land of Eldershire and its many inhabitants, like you Mr Scruffy. I’ve put information about the new book, and a concordance, Words of Eldershire, to help readers with pronunciations and meanings of terms, names, and places they will read. As the series grows, words will be added to this listing. In addition, if you’re like me, you will enjoy looking at the map of Eldershire to learn more about the setting of the series.”

Mr Scruffy here: “At some point, Pam said she plans to add more information and background of various characters.”

Mr Scruffy winking at you: “I bet, if you leave a comment and ask, you can get Pam to tell you other things about the series, too. Back to Pam’s story.”

Mr Scruffy watching Pam write
Here I am watching Pam create her map of Eldershire.

“The story of KC and Eldershire has been over forty-five years in the making. I put it away right after I graduated from high school, and then worked on it again about the time I found out I was pregnant with our daughter, Julie, which was fall of 1979. Then, around 2005 or so, I became friends with someone who became a special writing colleague. In 2009, Rosa and I attended a writing conference where I shared the early chapters of this story. It failed drastically. My writing and creativity came to a halt. Rosa encouraged me to trudge forward. After writing four books (a memoir and a thriller trilogy), I decided I’d think about writing Kay’s story once more.

One day, on my way to an audio recording of The Fire Within, I saw on the side of the road a lone bowler hat. It had a daisy hanging out of its brim. I thought how strange and considered turning around to take pictures of it, but I was running late for my studio appointment.
 Driving on down the interstate, to my left I saw a tall, black witch’s hat lying in the median. It was flapping in the wind. It looked like it was waving at me. Nukpana Fraener came into my mind’s eye. The witch’s hat was in a bad location to get a picture, but I thought I might be able to get a picture of the bowler hat. I called Julie and asked her to try to get a picture; I went to my recording session.

Six hours later, I started for home. Checking with Julie, she said she couldn’t find the hat. There was no picture.
 The interstate traffic was not crowded driving home, so I was able to look as I drove by where I saw the witch’s hat; I thought I would see it. It was gone. My hopes were dashed that I’d find the bowler hat. Driving closer to where I had seen the bowler hat, I was hesitant to look. There it was lying exactly where it had been earlier that morning.

I pulled over, parked, and got several pictures.”

Here is a picture of the bowler hat Pam saw that day:

The Bowler Hat featured in Book One

“The truism, ‘If I knew then what I know now,’ came to mind as the shutter clicked. Kay’s story began to form in my mind coupled with the magic of a hat and the evil of a witch.”

The rest came to life in Pam’s first book of this series and more will be told in the remaining books to come. If you are interested in Eldershire and KC’s future, follow Pam, sign up her V. I. P. Reader newsletter, or join her Facebook Author page to learn about Pam’s writing journey and future publications.

Thank you, readers, for your support, for reading my words, and, if you enjoyed it, share this story with others.

Read on!
Mr Scruffy
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Appearances, Book signing, The Letter

Meeting a Facebook Follower

On May 14, 2014 at The Museum Shop’s book signing event, I was able to meet Nora King. It was such a joy to connect with her as she was my 100th follower on my Facebook Author page.

Nora King and Pam Newberry at book signing
Pam (on the right) presenting Nora King a signed copy of “The Letter” on June 14 at the Museum Shop’s book signing. Nora was the 100th follower on Pam’s Author Page on Facebook!
Congratulations, Nora!

 

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Happy Reading!

Pam

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Book Signing at The Museum Shop

My next book signing appearance is at

The Museum Shop

SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 2014

10:00 a.m. to Noon

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The Museums of Wytheville, Virginia


Come visit me on Saturday, June 14 from 10:00 a.m. to Noon at The Museum Shop for a book signing located at 975 Tazewell Street, Wytheville, VA.

I’ll have copies of my book, The Letter: A Page of My Life and news about my novel, The Fire Within, slated for release in August!

If you are unable to visit me at the book signing, please visit the pages about The Letter and my updates on The Fire Within. Better yet, if you would like to order an advanced copy of The Fire Within, drop me a note by sending me an e-mail at pamnewberry [at] embarqmail [dot] com.

Hope to see you at The Museum Shop on Saturday…share the love by letting your friends know, too! Send them a message to visit my website and my blog!

 

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Thanks for stopping by and come back to visit with me again.

Happiness is Writing!

Pam

 

Cheers,

Pam

Appearances, Book signing

Appearances in April

Hello Everyone!

Starting tomorrow, Saturday, April 12, I’ll be involved in four days of talking with those who would like to meet authors.

I’ll be at the Authors on Monroe Street at the Wythe-Grayson Regional Public Library in Wytheville, VA on Saturday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 12:00 pm for the first of four author-signing dates. I’ll have copies of The Letter: A Page of My Life and information about the progress of The Fire Within.

The other dates are Monday April 14, Tuesday April 15, & Friday April 18 from 10:00 a.m to 12 Noon on each day.

In addition to general book-signing and event-lurking, you’ll find me ready to talk, share, and visit.

My author time is from 10:00 a. m. to 12:00 p.m. each day...come visit me!
My author time is from 10:00 a. m. to 12:00 p.m. each day…come visit me!

Hope to see you there!
Pam