Saturday, June 19, 2021

NATIONAL GARFIELD THE CAT DAY

 Jim Davis' Tabby Cat

On this day in 1978, the first publication of the award-winning comic GARFIELD was released.

I have always been a cat lady and Garfield has always been a favorite.  I don't need a special day to celebrate either, but since there is one...  let's party!

My plans: get into some Garfield-themed jammies, grab a coffee, a great book, cuddle in my snuggle blanket, and eat lasagna until I'm so full I have no choice but to nap.
Sounds puuurrrrrfect!

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FUN GIFTS FOR GARFIELD LOVERS LIKE ME:

Cat Lover BOOKS & Gifts

Thursday, June 17, 2021

FRACTALS: The Invisible World of Fractals Made Visible Through Theater and Dance

The Invisible World of Fractals Made Visible
Through Theater and Dance

by Performing Artist, Writer, and Educator Kimberley Cetron

Released and published by Lucid House Publishing, this book is available worldwide in paperback and ebook!

A picture containing text, person Description automatically generatedFractals are patterns, infinitely reiterating, self-similar in shape. Benoit Mandelbrot coined the term in the 1970s, but scientists and mathematicians had been exploring the concept for centuries. Mandelbrot developed a geometry to express things found in the natural rather than the man-made world - coastlines, galaxies, anatomy, clouds, trees, snowflakes, and the like. Fractals are intrinsic to Chaos Theory - the science of surprises, of the non-linear and unpredictable. They reveal the order governing the seemingly chaotic in our world. As we learn to recognize them, we gain insight into our world, ourselves, and one another.

Especially at this cultural moment, when the whole world has changed and we must re-imagine the ways in which we make art and the ways we educate, Fractals provides resources and approaches for collaborative art and for locating the intersection of arts and academics in ways that illuminate both.



PRAISE FOR FRACTALS: The Invisible World of Fractals Made Visible Through Theater and Dance

"Fractals is an eye-opening awakening to the patterns that surround us everywhere and a must read for artists and arts enthusiasts of any discipline seeking insight into the creative process."
Shu-Chen Cuff, Founder/Artistic Director, Gin Dance Company and Faculty Member at The Washington Ballet, Metropolitan School of the Arts, and BalletNova Center for Dance

"Kimberley Cetron’s deep dive into the connective relationships between dramatic impulsive movement text and choreography is a gold mine. It offers endless possibilities for artistic educational conversation."
Tomé Cousin, Dancer, Choreographer, Director, and Associate Professor of Dance, Carnegie Mellon University

"The ideas, concepts, and principles explored in Fractals deliver fresh insight for practitioners of diverse forms of art. It offers truth in the matter – that education truly involves collaboration. Our histories lead us to new pathways and new ways of thinking: and within that, it is our nature to share and build new knowledge together."
Autumn Eckman, Dancer, Choreographer, and Assistant Professor of Dance, University of Arizona


ABOUT KIMBERLEY:

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Kimberley Cetron began her career in professional theater as an actor, singer, dancer, and pianist. From there she expanded into producing, directing, music directing, costume design, choreography, and dramaturgy. She began her teaching career through music education, completing a Master’s degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education and teaching multiple academic subjects at every level from pre-kindergarten through graduate school. During her doctoral work in education, an advisor asked why she had separated her performance and education experiences and urged her to combine them. Her dissertation research was a qualitative, longitudinal study of fostering cross-cultural communication using theater techniques. Her previous writing has included poetry, educational journals, book reviews, and playwriting. She has done staff development and curriculum writing for the Fairfax County Public Schools and taught undergraduate theater and graduate education at George Mason University. She lives in Virginia with her husband, Adam, and her son, Gabriel.

To request review copies or an interview, please contact Mickey Mikkelson at Creative Edge Publicity:
mickey.creativeedge@gmail.com / 403.464.6925.   

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

The New Novel by USA TODAY Bestselling Author ANN CHARLES!

 NEVER SAY SEVER IN DEADWOOD!

Book 12  

Released June 2021
The books will be available worldwide, in digital and print format, across all platforms!
(The audio version will be available in Fall of 2021.)

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All Violet Parker wants is a day off. Better yet, just a “normal” day. But things never go as planned, especially in Deadwood.

Someone—or rather something—broke into the local taxidermy shop and took bites out of the critter displays before racing off into the dark. But this is no random crime and Violet knows it. With a bounty on her head and troublemakers zeroing in on her, she soon goes from being the hunter to the hunted.




OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES:


ABOUT ANN:

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Ann Charles is a USA Today Best-Selling author who writes spicy, award-winning mysteries full of mayhem, adventure, comedy, and suspense. She writes the Deadwood Mystery Series, Jackrabbit Junction Mystery Series, Dig Site Mystery Series, Deadwood Undertaker Series (with her husband, Sam Lucky), and AC Silly Circus Mystery Series. Her Deadwood Mystery Series has won multiple national awards, including the Daphne du Maurier for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense. Ann has a B.A. in English with an emphasis on creative writing from the University of Washington and is a member of Sisters in Crime and Western Writers of America. She is currently toiling away on her next book, wishing she was on a Mexican beach with an ice-cold Corona in one hand and a book in the other. When she is not dabbling in fiction, she is arm wrestling with her two kids, attempting to seduce her husband, and arguing with her sassy cats.

To request review copies or an interview, please contact Mickey Mikkelson at Creative Edge Publicity: mickey.creativeedge@gmail.com / 403.464.6925.