The Elfin Child on Amazon.com

Well Amazon.com has the paperback version of The Elfin Child available right now and is listed in stock!

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Book Release

Well today, the publishers were given the go ahead to release the Elfin Child in paperback format. The book will take from 7 days to reach Amazon and up to 8 weeks to reach other bookstore distributions. If in the meantime you can’t wait you can order direct from https://www.createspace.com/3570833

Once my own stock arrived in the UK I will be offering signed copies at no extra charge. In the USA the price is $9.99 and in the UK we will be selling direct at £6.99 plus p&p. watch out for details.

 

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The Elfin Child

Well I have now completed all the legal matters and have taken full ownership of the cover design. Now all I have to do is to get the final proofs prepared and the book will be available soon after for distribution. For any that wish to be kept informed, I have added a contact page to www.elfinchild.com

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Elfin Child Cover Design

With the upcoming release of my children’s book “The Elfin Child” I have been working with a wonderful illustrator/graphic designer from Brazil, by the name of Marcos Porto, who has come up with a really eye catching design. I believe that Marcos has a great future and I am very fortunate to have engaged him early in his career. (Whilst I can still afford him!) – I have just updated my Kindle book cover to match that which will appear on the paperback, but it may take a couple of days to change on line. (If there is a train in the picture, it’s the old cover!)

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The Elfin Child – Ultra Low Price until next Sunday

Well all good things must come to an end and the special low price currently on Kindle versions of The Elfin Child will come to an end on Sunday 8th May 2011. So this week will be the last chance to get a bargain.

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Saying Yes To AV on Thursday in UK

I can’t honestly say that the yes campaign has been perfect, but the No Campaign has definitely driven me to vote YES. Patronising and plainly lacking in real argument I am sure they will appeal to the hard right and low IQ’s.

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Veggies? Right or Wrong!

Well occasionally I like to write on contraversial issues, but this one has been niggling away in the back of my mind for a long time. OK let me get straight to the point:

1. I am an Omnivore with a slight leaning towards a carnivorous diet. I am also Blood Type O (negative if you are really interested!)

2. I have no objection to people being Vegetarians

3. I do have objections when they try to ram it down our throats!

If you don’t like meat, then that’s fine!

If you don’t like the thought of killing animals, then that’s your prerogative.

However let’s get some facts straight on some of the myths  surrounding vegetarian arguments. Firstly, all the evidence suggests that early humans were omnivorous with a strong leaning to carnivorous behaviour. Why? Because meat was plentiful and for the hunter-gatherer and whilst fruit and some vegetables were occasionally sought after, farming was not an attribute. Evidence suggests that all early humans evolved as Type O blood groups.  When migration started, humans found themselves in areas where meat was less plentiful and over a long period of time found they had to supplement their diet with more root and leaf crops. Initially this created problems in the diet, but evolution developed better methods to cope with ingesting such food and in different parts of the world blood groups started changing – Group A’s in the north west and Group B’s in the East. AB Group came later still.

AB Groups have the best capability for an omniverous diet, even more so than Group O who lean towards meat.

So the origins were never vegetarian and the latest groups are leaning towards omniverous behaviour.

Is a vegetarian diet healthier? Well that depends on your blood group. Yes for types A. No for Types O and for B and AB neutral.

Some vegetarians argue that they are so because of cruelty to animals. The problem with this argument is that they ignore the possibility of cruelty to vegetables. Sure we cannot hear plants scream and we don’t see any outward signs. Some Botanical scientists have demonstrated that plants do react to threat. Acacia Trees have been found to start producing toxins in their leaves when Giraffes are nearby. Giraffes love the leaves and would otherwise strip the tree of their leaves. The toxins give the Giraffes stomach upsets.

Many plants show  internal changes, stress related, when cut.

The reality is that nature is cruel

Yet vegetarians protest to such an extent that even the manufacturers of Smarties felt it necessary to change the colourant for red smarties from Cochineal (Extract from a beetle) to Red Cabbage. Some minority pressure groups feel they have rights over and above the majority.

It’s a crazy world!

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