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“Frozen” & “Winter’s Rite”

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This is something I first posted about roughly two years ago when we watched the Walt Disney film “Frozen” for the first time. Since then “Frozen” has become the favorite movie of our daughter, who is now 2 1/2-years-old. We’ve watched “Frozen” many, many, many times. The disc is in the Blu-ray player almost daily. Sometimes she insists on watching it twice in a single day. I think we all have the movie memorized by now!

I can’t help but draw some parallels between the film and my first novel—”Winter’s Rite” which was released on February 13, 2006.

“Frozen” is “loosely based on Hans Christian Anderson’s fairy tale “The Snow Queen”” according to the film’s credits and Wikipedia. Sorry to say, I’ve never read that piece of classic literature. If my novel “Winter’s Rite” is really so close in a few details to “The Snow Queen”, I’m amazed. The part that really stuck out to me was ***SPOILER ALERT!*** the scenes with the creature Elsa had outside of her castle of ice – Marshmallow. It bears a marked resemblance to the Ice Phantoms in “Winter’s Rite”. Other details were eerily similar, too.

Maybe I’ve simply had too many ideas stolen from me over the years. Maybe I’m paranoid. Maybe it’s purely coincidence. If so, let’s explore this option—many fans have told me, after reading the book, that “Winter’s Rite” would make an excellent film. Several have specifically remarked on how suited they think the book is to a CGI film.

Who out there is interested in seeing “Winter’s Rite” adapted as an animated film, CGI, or otherwise?

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Cosplay

Several times people have suggested to me that a good method promotion at book signings would be to have a cosplayer with me, dressed up as a character from one of my novels. Sometimes people have suggested Wendy Markland – from my currently unavailable Wendy Markland series – would be perfect for this. Others have suggested one of the faerie beings from “Winter’s Rite” and “Well Wishes“.

What do you all think? Would something like that be a good idea?

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

“Well Wishes” – Review Snippets

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“This is a story of true heroism and devotion to others.”

“You can’t help but love this little Nix who doesn’t back down from danger when he sees someone in trouble.”

“Avari and Fyrnn have once again joined forces to save others. They were successful once, but this is a totally different enemy.”

“Along the way they meet many creatures, Water Faeries, Water Guardians, Bunyips and Dragons. Some are evil, and some are helpful and kind.”

Grab your copy of “Well Wishes” here now! This book is the sequel to “Winter’s Rite“.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

“Winter’s Rite” – Review Snippets

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“This is a tale of courage and determination and proves that heroes come in all sizes and ages.”

“I am not a lover of fantasy books but I enjoyed this one.”

“This book is full of all kinds of creatures but none of them are human.”

“There are goblins, elves, trolls, faeries and gnomes just to name a few. Some are kind creatures and others are cruel and violent.”

Grab your copy of “Winter’s Rite” here now!

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

New Faerie Photos?

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As you all know, I’m a bestselling, award-winning author. Most of my 30+ short stories, and my first couple of books – “Winter’s Rite” and “Well Wishes” – were fantasy. I have other works-in-progress in that genre, too. Partly because of sheer personal interest, and partly due to professional interests, I’m fascinated by faeries. So, when this new article began to circulate, it caught my attention.

What do you all think? Did this woman manage to accidentally catch a snapshot of a faerie while taking photos of the flowers?

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

“Winter’s Rite”

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Keeping with my recent string of posts regarding my older novels, this post will wrap up that thread. I’ve been working backward from my most recent release toward my first book. And here it is. My first novel was “Winter’s Rite“. Originally, I had started work on this book as the final assignment of a course in children’s literature that I took. “Winter’s Rite” was written for Teens and Young Adults. However, most of the fans who have taken the time to write to me about it have been adults.

Also, several fans who have written regarding “Winter’s Rite” have claimed to have discovered “hidden messages” within the text. If there are any, they’re unintentional. But, apparently, in some places the first letter of several paragraphs string together to form coherent messages. I’ve not taken the time to go back over the book and see what phrases turn up where like that. Anyone who has found things like this in “Winter’s Rite”, please let me know. No one has actually said what they’ve found; only that they’ve found “hidden messages”.

“Winter’s Rite”

In a world where humans do not exist, dark magick has been used to bring an early winter down upon the land. It falls to a young Water Nix named Avari to seek out the source of this magick and put a stop to it. As his journey progresses, he encounters a myriad of other beings, some friends, some not…

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Models And Photographs

In the past, I have been approached by photographers and photography models about doing photo shoots in which one or more of my books is used as a prop. I love that idea! So, if anyone reading this is a photographer – amateur or otherwise – or a photography model – again, amateur or otherwise – and would like to use one of more of my books as a prop in the shoot, please do so. All I ask in such a case is that you send me copies of any photos in which my book(s) appear so that I can share them on my website and blog. Consider it a form of mutual promotion.

For those of you who might not have seen all of my book covers, here they are, in order of publication for those still available. As I’ve mentioned a couple of times recently, four of my books are no longer available. Hopefully they will again eventually.

I’ll even take the time for a bit of blatant sales promo, and turn each image into a link to that book’s listing on Amazon.com in this post to make it easy for anyone who would care to buy a copy – for use in photography shoots, or just to read.

“Winter’s Rite”

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“Well Wishes”

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“Gauntlet”

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“Quintana Roo, Yucatan” – This one is an award-winning, bestseller.

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Those are the current paperbacks. Since I’m posting sales links here in this post, too, I’ll also include “Quagmire Fen”. It’s only available in e-book. So, you won’t be able to photograph, or pose, with a paperback in this case. Still, if someone wanted to pose with, or photograph, the cover image on the screen…

“Quagmire Fen”

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That’s it – all of my currently available books. Have fun with them, and enjoy!

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Updated

Recently, I updated the parts of this blog that don’t typically change – the “About” and “My Books” pages.

For the “About” section, not a lot was added, or changed. What material is new, or different, should have been made so long before now. That’s my fault; I’ve simply been so busy with family and work that I’d forgotten it.

The “My Books” section underwent a more radical change. Again, it’s something that ought to have been done long, long before I got to it. As you know, I’m no longer with publishing house who published “Predators or Prey?”, “Necromancer”, “Vindicated”, or “Shadow Castes: Book 1 – Aspects”. Those books are, for now at least, unavailable. They’ve been pulled from the “My Books” page. That same publisher had also picked up my first three books, which I had originally self-published, and released editions of them under their publishing house label, too. Those books were “Winter’s Rite”, “Well Wishes”, and “Gauntlet”. Those editions have likewise been removed from the “My Books” page. However, the original self-published editions – both paperback and e-book – are still there for your convenience.

Hopefully, the existing Wendy Markland novels – “Predators or Prey?”, “Necromancer”, and “Vindicated” – and “Shadow Castes:Book 1 – Aspects” will be re-edited, and released under a different label in the near future. If and when that happens, there will, of course, be new cover art for those books. At such a time, they will be reinstated on the “My Books” page of my blog. Such re-releases would, also, lead to my continuing the Wendy Markland series. I have a plethora of ideas for more books in that series. When we reach that point, Wendy is going to find herself dealing with more than vampires, werewolves, and zombies! Also, the re-release of “Shadow Castes: Book 1 – Aspects” would open the door for my writing the second and third installments of that trilogy. Let me say, for fans of “Shadow Castes: Book 1 – Aspects”, I haven’t forgotten that trilogy. Circumstances have simply taken me away from it for the time being. Book 2 and Book 3 are outlined. If and when Book 1 gets a re-release via another publishing house, the releases of Book 2 and Book 3 will only be a matter of time.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Lulu Mother’s Day Sale

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10% off all books on Lulu between now and May 11th. Just use the discount code MOM10 at checkout.

Now is a great time to grab a copy of “Winter’s Rite”, “Well Wishes”, or “Gauntlet”!

http://www.lulu.com/shop/scott-harper/gauntlet/paperback/product-1057777.html

Scott Harper
www.scottharper.net

Lulu Sale!

Today through March 10th, receive 20% off orders from Lulu with discount code SUPER20. This is the perfect time to snag a paperback copy of one of my first three novels—”Winter’s Rite”, “Well Wishes”, or “Gauntlet”

http://www.lulu.com/shop/scott-harper/winters-rite/paperback/product-249360.html

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Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

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