Like her protagonist Shannon Kendricks, Cathy Parker is an attorney. She volunteered as a zoo keeper's aide for eight years and did have a very special beluga buddy, Mauyak, just as Shannon Kendricks has. As to encounters with alien children, as in the trilogy, she is not saying. She was also a radio and print journalist and once was the 'Jill of all trades' for a small satellite paper in Wyoming. She did everything from taking to the photos to writing the articles and op-ed pieces to helping with layout and hauling the newspapers through blizzards once a week. As a result, she saw lambs being born and went on a cattle drive and ate her first (and last) Rocky Mountain Oyster. She has seen mountain gorillas in the wild in Rwanda and orangutans in Borneo and even rocked an orphaned baby orangutan to sleep on her chest. She has volunteered with a chimpanzee sanctuary for former research subjects. So you can see where her heart lies. Currently she lives in Costa Rica with her black cat. All similarities between her cat and the trilogy's Narcissus are purely and probably coincidental.
Here it is finally, the new cover for Power of Three. What do you think? Hope you like it. As soon as I have introduced the covers of the other two books to you all, I will announce a 99 cent sale of all three. As I understand it, this cover is for the email edition only. If there is a need for the same change to the print book, I can arrange it. Here is some of the thinking that went into this design. The lavender color is part of my brand coloring, along with a royal blue. And, of course, combined with the lightning in the background, it evokes the lavender lightning that started Shannon down a long and winding path through the three books. The whale's tail fluke is Juneau's, the ocean is where so much of the trilogy takes place. The figure is Shannon, who begins her quest very much alone. In the background at the bottom is the vague outline of Ocean City, Shannon's home town. I just watched a video after this cover had been completed stating that the author's name should be quite large. Ah well. Too late for me. I will have to remain a modest font size.
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