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The summer of 1778 in the small village of Savournon, deep in the Southern Alps. Alain Jouvent, a lawyer's son, falls in love with Angelique de Bardell, daughter of the most powerful seigneur in the valley, but she reminds him of the facts of life in France.  First, she anticipates an arranged marriage for political or financial reasons.  And for her to marry a bourgeois, “The world we know would have to be turned upside down.”

Far away Paris the efforts of those who wish to bring careful, controlled reform to France are thwarted by the economic crisis, the stupidity of the king, the greed of the nobles, and the manipulations of the power-seekers.

Alain can only watch in horror as his beloved is drawn further and further into the intoxicating ideas of the Revolution, unaware of the consequences that loom over her.

Mountain of Mischief
Coming Soon
Into Trouble

The possibility of a normal life dangles its tempting bait under Aleria’s nose, but her penchant for finding danger snatches it away. Her rage at her ultimate degredation at the hands of bandits leads her to an act of revenge that pushes her even further from the traditional life of court society.

Returning home, she still feels the same, but the attitudes of everyone else towards her have changed. No one knows quite how to treat her. And when social conventions threaten her relationship with Mito, she decides it’s time to straighten out the lot of them.

Out of Mischief
Thrown into a nasty rebellion by a schoolgirl prank gone wrong, Aleria faces rape, murder, and worse. She is shielded by an Army spy who has infiltrated the band of thugs that captured her. But after a while she begins to wonder if he isn't getting too enthusiastic about their violent charade, and her terror mounts.
Rescue finally comes, but her ordeal isn’t over. Her confidence destroyed and her emotions and crippled, Aleria starts down an unusual path for one of her station. Her Battle Arts Master warns her,  “Use violence to solve a problem and you become a different person.  Violence will be one of your options for the rest of your life. There is no going back.”
That suits Aleria. For her, there has always been only one direction: forward.
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Why Are People So Stupid?
Let’s take a sharp look at the messed-up elements of our society and question what makes us stupid enough to allow travesties such as these:


1. Humanity can develop weapons of mass destruction to wipe life off the face of the planet, but can't stop schoolyard bullying. Do we really want to? Evidence suggests not.

2. The stock market takes money from the poor and gives it to the rich. Its instability decimates business, destroys economies, ruins countries, and increases human misery. Is this the sort of life we prefer? It seems so.

3. Large numbers of people would rather worry about the predictions of primitive shamans than deal with their 21st century lives. Are we afraid to grow up?


What causes such stupidity? Human nature does. Taken all round, sometimes the human race isn't so smart.


But we could be…
A Sword Called…Kitten?
Lost a century ago from its traditional owner, thrown into a swamp by a Hand with no ear for music, the Sword struggles through the seamy underside of society to regain the path towards honour, glory, and a name of its own.
This new prospect is only a woodcutter, but he has a strong arm, a sense of duty, and a receptive mind. Trouble looms for his village. A chance for heroic deeds? The Sword dares to dream again.

Now, if only there was someone around with a decent sense of humour…


A coming-of-age story with a twist, this romantic comedy is designed to appeal to both the Adult and the YA market.
The Cat with Many Claws
In the second book of the "Sword Called Kitten" series, racial tension and rebellion threaten the shaky social fabric of Inderjorne. Kitten is forced to groom an unlikely leader – Eirlin the Healer – for the difficult role of Protector of the realm and its people.
But Eirlin’s new Magic Scalpel, Excisor, is turning out to be more than a handful, and her romance with Ostersund the Magician has lost its charm. Kitten just can’t get the Healer to focus on the task at hand.

The Sword is desperate to develop talents she didn’t know she had – and some that never existed – but she needs them, and she needs them now!

Expressive Poetry Performance


Children already know how to speak. They are thrilled with language. They love to learn it, manipulate it, mash it, destroy it, play with it.  They just need to quantify and qualify the techniques, so they can take conscious control of the process, so they can improve their ability to use language.


Teachers already know how to speak, and they already know how to teach. They just need to quantify and qualify the techniques, to take control of the teaching process, so they can help the children improve.


This is a basic “How-to” handbook that reminds teachers and speech coaches of the elements of speech and performing, and gives them techniques, games and exercises to improve the abilities of students and performers.
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