Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Cool interactive book flyer

Check out this interactive book flyer I created using Layar. Layer adds digital content to print. It other words, it makes the print world clickable. So if I were to publish this page in a newspaper or magazine or simply as a flyer, people could see the interactive layers by downloading the free Layar app on their smartphone and scanning the image. I added 24 buttons, including point of purchase on Amazon.

What do you think? 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Writing 'The Moment Keeper'


I’m often asked how I come up with my story ideas. Sometimes they just pop into my head.  I’ve written all over church bulletins, jumped out of the shower more than once to write down an idea and turned meeting handouts into storyboards.

“The Moment Keeper” was different. The idea came to me quietly, tip-toeing into my mind like someone who wants my help but is afraid to ask. And it waited patiently, nudging me now and again until I was ready to give it my full attention.

I knew that structuring The Moment Keeper in the way I wanted and keeping the narrative moving wouldn’t be easy. How do I write parallel narratives of two people -- one dead and the other alive? One in the past tense and the other in the present? And, how do I bring these two narratives together so that the separate narratives become one?