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Dances with Lightning

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  1. Sunstone

    Sunstone De Diablo Del Fora
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    As some of you know, I have been involved in co-authoring a book of wisdom literature geared towards a youthful market. For very complicated reasons, my co-authors have picked me to "front" for the book -- that is, to appear as the lead author.

    That's funny because my co-authors are all brighter and more skilled than me. But that's life, isn't it? To the least deserving so often goes the credit.

    The book is scheduled to be published about a year from now, and will be distributed to about 140 countries either as an ebook, a paperback, or both. The group has already retained someone for the Arabic translation, and is working on making arrangements for translations into the major European and Indian languages. Chinese and Japanese are pretty far down the road, though.

    Anyway, the book has been keeping me very busy and that is the main reason I've been scarce around the Forum for awhile.

    By the way, we released this pre-publication promo today. What do you think of it?

    Dances with Lightning Promotional Meme Two-001.JPG
     
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  2. ChristineM

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    One small step for man, one giant leap for youth...

    The promo looks like your work
     
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  3. Saint Frankenstein

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    It looks really awesome. I'll have to get a copy. Congrats, Phil!
     
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    It's just like with people, what matters is what is on the inside.
     
  5. Daemon Sophic

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    Best of luck with that! The promo looks great.

    I especially like the descriptor in the upper left, but why the name “Dances with Lightning”? What’s the story behind the title?
     
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  6. sun rise

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    The "Dances with Lightning" title attracts me to want to know what's inside.
     
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  7. Sunstone

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    That's a good question! I'm embarrassed to say I forgot! I'll have to ask and get back to you on that, DS.
     
  8. Sunstone

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    Thanks, Chris! The painting is mine -- As you might imagine, I was quite pleased we decided to use it!
     
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  9. Sunstone

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    Thank you so much, Saint Frank! I very much appreciate the encouragement!
     
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  10. Sunstone

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    That's quite true.
     
  11. Sunstone

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    Excellent! Hopefully, it will make a whole lot of people want to take a peak.
     
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    I'm not keen on the title, sorry.
     
  13. LuisDantas

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    Congratulations, @Sunstone ! Looking forward to it.

    I quite like the title and the text at the upper left corner. And the use of the painting is somehow quite proper.
     
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  14. crossfire

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    "Dances with Lightning" is an excellent title for a transformational book!
     
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    Congrats, Sunstone.
     
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    Well done and good luck with the book.
     
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    Very cool. Congratulations!
     
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  19. Sunstone

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    The person who was tasked with coming up with the title just told me she believes it expresses how energizing and life-affirming living authentically is. She said "authenticity is the shortest and surest route to living passionately". Which makes sense to me.
     
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    I wish you great success in your and your co-authors endeavor. :hugehug:
     
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