I am graced to know so many extremely talented people and have BIG news to share about one of them. Dear friend Chip Transue aka Charles Kent, has published his first novel!!! I gotta say, I'm excited and can't wait to read it because knowing Chip's talent, it's gonna rock. Also pretty excited that Ocean illustrated Chip's cover concept art. ;)
Chip is another beautiful example of following your dreams until they materialize. So proud of you, Charles Kent!
Below is Chip's official announcement. Please take a look and buy the book! ...
"I’m announcing that, after two years, my first novel, “Salvation”, has been published and is now available for sale through the publisher’s website, www.virtualbookworm.com, in hardback for $21.95, trade paperback for $16.95 or e-book for $6.99. The publisher has my personal author’s website (www.charleskentbooks.com) in the works, and will soon send out a press release to announce it to the world of book retailers and reviewers, after which it will be available for sale through other retailers such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. To see a synopsis and order the book now, go to www.virtualbookworm.com. Click on “Shop”, then “Search” and enter my pen name, “Charles Kent”. Clicking on either ordering link (hard copy or e-book) will give you a synopsis and my author’s bio.
Please order and read my book, and feel free to email me directly with your evaluation."
Here is the direct link to his book on virtualbookworm:
I never follow fads but want funky stuff to express my style of not taking myself too seriously. My fashion quest sparked a mission to create quirky accessories with a slice of art that accentuate your glint. This came to life as Glint Gear, a union of my passion for painting & sewing. It’s a labor of love that starts by playing with acrylic on canvas. After they’re dry, I design a bag with fabrics that compliment their sass then chop up the beautiful paintings. It’s brutal when turning them right side out after sewing because of stiffness & gloss–makes one cringe. The paintings can’t be ironed, so wrinkles are badges of honor earned during transformation. Glint Gear “breaks in” like a favorite pair of jeans. It might crack & stretch in places as a normal effect of bending non-fabric paint that’s meant to lie still & behave on a flat canvas. I cherish this as the lovable character & bravery of them daring to live as a wearable accessory. Here’s my favorite part: we’re being naughty & breaking the don’t-touch-or-you’ll-ruin-it rule. Hee. A painting can’t be duplicated. If you see a bag you love, snag it!