Troll River Publications is proud to announce it's first release in print!
Now available at CreateSpace and Amazon!
This was the cover in which I set out to find the tail of a blonde Labrador Retriever and found the perfect fit! The original eBook cover will always be my favorite.
However, licensing did not allow for it to be used as a print cover. Lesson learned. You can see my post on the process here.
Now for the launch party! This is a celebration not only of the completion of a book, but of a life. The life of the real "Luke" who inspired the story. The soft-cover will be available at the launch and Carol, the author, has graciously offered up her residence for the event. Hence, it's an invite only affair.
I for one am very honored to attend. I hope to see all of Carol's supporters there! Thank you everyone for making this possible.
Luke's Tale Press Release here:
LUKE'S TALE by Carol McKibben available on Kindle.
Troll River Publications presents "Luke's Tale: A Story of Unconditional Love" by Carol McKibben available as an eBook on Amazon. Print and audio version to be announced.
Luke, an intelligent, 89-pound yellow Labrador retriever, has an odd ability to understand human conversations and actions. When his owner’s girlfriend, Sara Colson, discovers she has breast cancer Luke is the sole secret keeper of her disease. Not knowing if she’ll survive, Sara leaves her boyfriend, Ashlundt Jaynes, to shield him from the pain. Luke, knowing how to give unconditional love, is the catalyst bringing the two lovers back together and helps them stay together while Sara and Ashlundt overcome a series of life-changing events.
At the heart of Luke’s Tale is the story of two lovers and their struggle with unforeseen disillusionment to build a lasting relationship -- and the loving, furry creature who is devoted to them beyond all reason.
About the Author:
Carol writes from the heart of a dog's eyes. Often telling her stories to LaberDoodles, Basset Hounds and any stray that happens by, it wasn't long before people stopped to have a listen as well. Now Carol writes for people and speaks to large audiences, dogs included.
Carol McKibben has been a principal of McKibben Consulting since 1991 and provides quality writing, editing, marketing and PR services for her clients. She has 30+ years of experience in publishing, marketing, public relations, business management, education and project management. Noted for her marketing and highly-organized management skills in business, in 1997, she co-founded and was president of McKibben Communications, LLC, one of the Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Companies for three consecutive years until it was sold in 2001. Previous to McKibben Communications, Carol was Vice-President and Publisher at Miramar Communications, a Los Angeles-based company specializing in trade publications.
Carol re-joined the publishing world in 2004 where she co-founded and was president of Azina Communications, publishers of Dream Spaces Home Design Sourcebooks and a companion Web site.
More Available from this Author:
Carol also has "Riding Through It" available in Print at Amazon, and Barnes & Noble.
In Riding Through It Carol McKibben offers up the pages of her life, painting the picture of a woman who allows herself to be a victim. One almost fatal night gives her the inner strength to take control of her life. Carol shares her story so that others will see how they too are letting the role of victim define their lives, when they can make the choice to change it.
Troll River Publications also presents "Lady Alene and the Widower" by S.N. McKibben available as eBook on Amazon. Lady Alene is the first issued short story of the Shorts-off series. Every first Tuesday of the month a new Shorts-off issue will be available in eBook version.
A disparaging widower tries to conquer his urges with a companion who won't contend with his dead wife. Enter Lady Alene, a professional who knows what a man needs and bares all for the recovery of a client.
About the Author:
Slave to a 100 lbs. GSD (German Shepard) and a computer called "Dave", you'll often see S.N.McKibben riding a 19 hand Shire nicknamed "Gunny" to the local coffee shop near the Santa Monica mountains. Reading for the love of words, S.N. McKibben writes fiction about Dark Hearts and Heroes revolving around social taboos. When ever asked, she'll reply her whole life can be seen through a comic ~ sometimes twisted, sometimes funny but always beautiful and its title is adventure.
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