Whyte Rose & Violet, Scribes wishes you a very happy, sane, and joyful new year.
We're working on the podcast/streaming for our reading of "The Shop Girl of Flowergate" and have moved the launch date to Sunday, January 3, 2021. We decided to start the new year off with a great story that brings hope and laughter and will introduce our readers to some very heroic subjects of the Kingdom of Rosemyre.
The link will be on this page at midnight on January 3, 2021.
We never thought in our lifetimes that a pandemic would sweep across the world and attack as viciously as it has.
This hasn't been a typical holiday season - not by a long shot.
The mystery and joy of our holiday seasons remind us that we are not alone and that hopefully next year will bring a sense of normalcy. We can only hope. And hope is what will drive us and sustain us.
Here's wishing everyone the happiest of holiday seasons and the promise of new possibilities in the coming twelve months.
After George of Ascalon, Quinn Radcliffe of the "Midwinter Sonata" series tends to be a favorite among readers. The second book in the series, "Scarborough," was finished in final on December 12, 2012, released by its original publisher, Central Avenue Publishing, later that month. We're especially proud of this work, as it was a difficult project - how do you top a story as moving and compelling as "Tallis' Third Tune?" We believe we did it. When you read "Scarborough" you'll learn that December 12th is Quinn's birthday.
On display here is the original WRV wrap-around cover for "Scarborough."
Do we intend to follow up with Alice and Quinn?
The third book in the series is in the works.
We're streaming a reading of Ellen L. Ekstrom's fairy tale, "The Shop Girl of Flowergate" on December 27, 2020. The perfect story for a winter's night, "The Shop Girl of Flowergate" tells the story of Ella, a shop girl who was once a princess and who became a shop girl so that she might become a princess again. Hamstrung at times by her royal upbringing and assisted by a less than heroic charming prince, Ella begins an unforgettable quest to recover her throne.
Come back on December 27, 2020, and settle in with a cup of cocoa, a glass of wine, and a comfy sweater to hear the story of "The Shop Girl of Flowergate."
The link to the video will be posted here on December 27, 2020.
Tomorrow, November 28, 2020, is "Small Business Saturday," and WRV urges you to support the local small businesses in your cities and towns when you consider holiday shopping. Although not a brick-and-mortar store, Whyte Rose & Violet, Scribes has goods to sell: go to the leading online bookstores and purchase one of our trade paperback titles or purchase an electronic version for your reader app online at Amazon.com. We hope to sell our titles directly from our website by the end of next year. Local small businesses are your neighbors and friends!
Whyte Rose & Violet, Scribes wishes everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and gives thanks for our readers and fans,who have inspired us and kept us going these past seven years.
Join Ellen L. Ekstrom of Whyte Rose & Violet, Scribes for a reading of "Armor of Light" on November 21, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. PST. The hour-long program will feature storytelling, questions and answers, and background on the story, and a preview of the forthcoming prequel to "Armor of Light" and "Ascalon," "George of Grasmere."
To receive the one-time passcode for the event, send an e-mail to email@example.com
Here is the link, but you will need the passcode:
Two more of our titles were added to the Biblioboard.com/Indie Author Project - "Armor of Light" and "Ascalon," stories based on the St. George and the Dragon Legend. If you live in California you'll be able to check out electronic versions of them at your participating libraries. Alameda County Public Library is one participating library.
And speaking of "Armor of Light," we're getting ready for the virtual reading on November 21st. The Zoom link and passcode will be posted here on November 14th.
"Armor of Light" may be found here:
"Ascalon" may be found here:
Using the stained glass illustration style from "Armor of Light" and "Ascalon," the cover for "George of Grasmere" continues the look and medieval theme, but more dramatic.
"George of Grasmere" will be released in 2021 in trade paperback and e-book editions.
While copying the link to "Tallis' Third Tune" at Amazon.com for this week's featured book, we came across offers for used/new copies available from other sellers. Wow! We're wondering if this is the first edition published in 2011, and if there's any chance of getting a cut of the sale if someone likes literary fiction by one of the best unknown, mid-list, authors in the business.
Sales information for "Tallis' Third Tune" at Amazon.com on November 1, 2020
Ellen L. Ekstrom will host a reading of "Armor of Light" at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 21, 2020, via Zoom. "Amor of Light" is a retelling of the St. George and the Dragon legend and is a story that's been in cultures throughout the world since the Fifth Century, C.E. "Armor of Light" tells the story of George Ascalon, Earl of Grasmere, who returns from the disastrous Fourth Crusade a broken, humbled, man. He cannot rest, however, for his father has pledged him for another challenge, and one more onerous and frightening than watching the destruction of Constantinople at the hands of Crusaders. George reluctantly takes up the Sword of Ascalon he hopes for a last time . . .
Zoom details will be posted here on November 14th.
Ascalon? Not a typical English surname. Find all about it at https://whyterose.net/the-scriptorium/f/whats-in-a-name
The modern literary novels, "Tallis' Third Tune" and "Scarborough - Quinn's Story" have been selected by BiblioBoard for "Indie California," the curated collection of books from indie authors in California. You can find the electronic editions at participating libraries.
WRV ON BIBLIOBOARD
We’re excited to announce that Ellen Ekstrom’s fantasy novella, “The Shopgirl of Flowergate,” has been selected by the BiblioBoard Library for “Indie California,” a curated collection of books from local indie authors available exclusively on the BiblioBoard Library mobile and web platform.
We wanted to give our customers and readers the best and safest experience while visiting Whyte Rose & Violet, Scribes and starting today, we are with a new plan and location at GoDaddy. My thanks to the hosting support team that guided us through the process.