08 October 2010

Launching Sunday 10.10.2010 - Chinese Whisperings

I'd love to take this opportunity to thank all of you who read and support my work. As some of you may know I've been involved with a global literary project called Chinese Whisperings. Today, I'd like to unveil the cover art by Lucas Clevenger for the two e-books here, side-by-side:


We are proud to present these two e-volumes for purchase starting 10 October 2010 (that's Sunday) and invite you to read an incredible journey of stories interwoven together like never before. Both e-books have the same beginning but from there, one decision made by a woman to either retrieve or abandon her suitcase takes the reader by the hand on a wild journey through countless lives.

The Chinese Whisperings website has 750-word excerpts available for all of the stories.

My particular story, "Excess Baggage" is featured in The Yin Book.

Here are the official blurbs and author lists for each volume:







Yin Book Blurb:

In the international terminal of a large European airport, Monday morning is about to get a whole lot worse. At 7.35am Pangaean Airlines, one of Europe’s major carriers, is put into receivership grounding all flights, stranding thousands of passengers and impounding tonnes of luggage. But all is not as appears on the surface and the sliding-doors moment of one woman deciding to abandon her suitcase will ricochet through the lives around her.



Prologue--Jodi Cleghorn (Ed)
The Guilty One-Emma Newman
Excess Baggage-Carrie Clevenger
Where the Heart Is-Tina Hunter
The Other Side of Limbo-Claudia Osmond
Freedom-Laura Eno
Cobalt Blue-Jasmine Gallant
The Strangest Comfort-Icy Sedgwick
Lost and Found-Jen Brubacher
Kanyasulkam-Annie Evett
Double Talk-Lily Mulholland
Epilogue--Paul Anderson (Ed)






Yang Book Blurb:

In the international terminal of a large European airport, Monday morning is about to get a whole lot worse. At 7.35am Pangaean Airlines, one of Europe’s major carriers, is put into receivership grounding all flights, stranding thousands of passengers and impounding tonnes of luggage. But all is not as appears on the surface and the sliding-doors moment of one woman deciding to retrieve her suitcase will ricochet through the lives around her.

Prologue-Jodi Cleghorn (ed)
Three Monkeys-Paul Servini
Three Rings-Chris Chartrand
Dogs of War-Tony Noland
This Be the Verse-Dan Powell
Providence-Dale Challener Roe
No Passengers Allowed-J.M. Strother
Thirteen Feathers-Rob Diaz II
One Behind the Eye-Richard Jay Parker
Chase the Day-Jason Coggins
Somewhere to Pray (Kurush)-Benjamin Solah
Epilogue--Paul Anderson (Ed)




Finally, let me share the most beautiful of the Lucas Clevenger e-book covers, The Yin and Yang Book:


This e-book cover reminds me of looking up through the trees at dusk. Just gorgeous.

The links:

Chinese Whisperings on Facebook
Chinese Whisperings Website
Chinese Whisperings book shop 

9 comments:

Jodi Cleghorn said...

Thanks for letting all your friends know, Carrie.

I can tell you the prices (as the links to the individual sales page aren't live yet and we don't publish the prices on the book shopfront because we offer in five different currencies and it just gets crowded! )

The individual anthologies are $5.95 (US, AUS & CAD) and €2.99
₤2.99.

The combined anthology is $9.99 (US, CAD & AUS) and €4.99
₤4.99.

The other point I will make is for everyone to buy direct from us... that way the greatest proportion of sales revenue flow sTO the authors, rather than third party distributors taking huge slices from the sales and withholding the money until a certain sales point has been reached.

J. M. Strother said...

Nice job, Carrie. I'll post something similar on my website come Sunday. Congrats Jodi and Paul for pulling this off and doing all the hard work on the production side of the affair. It all looks great.
~jon

Laura Eno said...

Lucas did a terrific job on the covers!

Icy Sedgwick said...

Those covers are genuinely beautiful, Carrie!

Jen Brubacher said...

Still so very impressed with those covers, Carrie. Wonderful! And great post (of course.) :)

Paul said...

I am still blown away by those covers. I look at them and think "seriously, that's OUR book? Really? But it looks like a real book from a real bookshop!"

They are just awesome, in the original sense of inspiring awe.

Wow.

Richard Godwin said...

Just bought mine, it looks good at The Slaughterhouse. Well done Carrie and all involved.

Pia Veleno said...

Congrats sweetie!

Karen from Mentor said...

Gorgeous art. Congratulations on getting the book[s] out.
:0)