Monthly Archives: June 2017

Shifting Sands Short Stories book release today

The publication of my new book Shifting Sands Short Stories had to be on this summer day before the  July 4th holiday in honor of the great country we live in.

I will forever remain grateful that I  was able to do this in a free environment.

It is also a tribute to my communist past.

You make me who I am,

Love always

Emma

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Exclusive by Storyteller2017 Emma

Watch for today’s Storyteller2017 posts including exclusive excerpts from the book Shifting Sands Short Stories coming out on Amazon on June 30.

The Storyteller2017 series from writer journalist to author of Shifting Sands Short Stories with excerpts started on June 20 with Emma Palova intro, followed by “The Beginnings ” on June 21 and “The Impermanence of Characters ” on June 22, the passion on June 23 posted on EW Emma’s Writings on http://emmapalova.com and on Edition Emma Publishing.

This week, the posts included:

June 26  excerpt from “Therese’s Mind”

June 27 The third circle of stories with excerpts from the “Iron Horse”

June 28 In between circles, hit hard with excerpts from

” In the Shadows ”

Upcoming posts

In between story circles, transforming the crisis.

All about the cover

 

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Excerpts by Emma Palova

I have named my book marketing campaign Storyteller 2017 because of all the big changes that are taking place this year.

Excerpts by Emma Palova from Shifting Sands Short Stories, June 30, 2017

The 13 stories in Shifting Sands Short Stories are divided thematically and chronologically into three circles: early immigration years, retail and news business.

The first immigration circle includes the following stories: Danillo, the Temptation of Martin Duggan and Honey Azrael.

About the impermanence of characters

Transient

Excerpts by Emma Palova from Shifting Sands Short Stories

The first immigration circle includes the following stories: Danillo, the Temptation of Martin Duggan and Honey Azrael.

About the impermanence of characters

The characters are transient living in between their old countries and the new world. As such, they embody impermanence as they struggle under the burden of immigration.

Here is an excerpt from Danillo:

“He came with the warm southern winds, and the birds. On the first spring day, Danillo was 23. Young and strong, with a body designed to love. It was a body pure and perfectly cut for any woman. The skin covering his muscles was tight. The color of Danillo’s skin was the color of the sand that he was standing in.
He was half dreaming, subconsciously perceiving the light spring wind. From the vantage point, Danillo could see the green water coming in and out of the small bay. Each wave washed away some sand from underneath his feet, like small grains slipping away from his brief life. He felt cold and the chill surprised him. Danillo was counting the endless waves, as well as his years.
This was his third birthday Up North, as he learned to call it from the locals.
He never quite understood the expression Up North. Every spring, he came to the beach to watch the winter birds arrive from the South.

Danillo couldn’t assimilate into living a new life far from his family, and in the cold winters of the north. At first, Danillo didn’t even want to buy a coat, boots or a hat.
“You’re gonna be cold, man,” said a worker at the apple farm last October while they were picking apples before winter came.
Old Jose encourage Danillo to buy winter clothes.
“I don’t need a coat,” he said defiantly. “I might go back home, it’s warm down there.”
“No, you won’t,” said old Jose. “You have good life here. It’s cold but life is good.”
Danillo spent the first years comparing everything to his homeland three thousand miles down south; the food was better there, it had more spice, more color, and the women were better.
“They have better food down south,” said Danillo.
“I know,” Jose nodded his head, “and better women. I use to think that too.”

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Storyteller 2017, the third circle with book excerpts — emmapalova

Storyteller 2017 -part VI I have named my book campaign Storyteller2017 because I am so excited about this epic year full of big changes. Follow me on my journey from writer journalist to author of Shifting Sands Short Stories to be released on June 30 on Amazon. This is the sixth part of the Storyteller […]

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Impermanence in Shifting Sands Short Stories with excerpts from book

The three circles in Shifting Sands Short Stories. Follow Emma on her publishing journey from writer journalist to author.
The Storyteller 2017 series leads up to the publication of the short stories on Amazon on June 30.

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Storyteller 2017 journey from writer journalist to author

By Emma Palova

20170611_101314Author’s note:

In the Storyteller 2017 series leading up to the June 30 publication of Shifting Sands Short Stories, I write about the origins of the characters and the stories.

I’ve named my campaign Storyteller 2017 because of the big changes taking place this year. These changes continue to inspire me, along with my passion for history, arts and nature.

I can divide the 13 stories in the book into three circles: The first circle draws on my early years of immigration to North America, and living in between Canada and the USA.

These stories in the first circle include: Danillo, Honey Azrael and the Temptation of Martin Duggan.

The second circle of stories is from the time of assimilation into the American culture. These stories draw on my experience of working in a Midwest retail store. They…

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Storyteller 2017 with excerpts from book

Emma’s publishing journey of Storyteller 2017 from writer journalist to author of Shifting Sands Short Stories coming out on Amazon on June 30.

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Follow Storyteller 2017 on my journey from writer journalist to author of Shifting Sands Short Stories coming out on June 30 on Amazon.

Read about the beginnings of the short stories dating back to early years of immigration from former Czechoslovakia to Canada and the USA.

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