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Update from Jen

Hey all!

It’s me, your neighborhood not-so-friendly Jen! I figured I haven’t done a more personal blog recently, so I thought it was time to update you guys! Cause you guys are the best readers ever.

So, some exciting things. I’ve been working a lot. I work at a little store called The British Pedlar. We sell imported British food, candy, and gifts. I like it. I get to work on WatL stuff all day and eat yummy candy. I’m slowly but surely trying everything. My favorite is the Mr. Kipling Mini Battenbergs. They’re soooo good! They are little squares of sponge cake with apricot filling wrapped in marzipan covered in sugar. I wasn’t sure I would like them, now I’m addicted. I also really liked the Cadbury Twirls. If anyone in our readerverse has tried the Cadbury Flake bar, this is basically a Flake covered in more chocolate. For those who don’t know what a Flake is, it’s a very crumbly chocolate bar. It’s really good. You should try it. Anyway, work is fun.

I love being able to work on my MacBook Pro. I feel like a real writer! I’ve got it all loaded up with awesome programs such as Calibre (see my review of that awesome program here), Word, Kindle, and iBooks. I also have Adobe Creative Cloud, which has Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and others. My new desktop iMac also has these programs, as I use them so often. I do all of the Quotes of the Week in Photoshop using images marked “for non-commercial use with modification” on Google Images. I love playing around with Photoshop. I added the text to our story “Uncovering the Phantom” in Photoshop.

Oh! Speaking of “Uncovering the Phantom!” The cover is finally finished. I had been looking through Google Images for the perfect picture and I stumbled on this one Etsy seller who had these amazing pictures of women in Victorian dresses that she made. I consulted with K. Leigh and Cym to see if they liked the photos, then immediately messaged the seller. She said that we could use her image, even modified, as long as we give credit. So, next came the task of finding someone to edit it. I had asked some friends to do it, but they got too busy to finish. So I asked my fiance James if he could edit it, and boy does it look nice! I can’t wait for you guys to see it, but it’ll probably be after the fourth part of the story since it pertains to a plot twist.

Now, we hope to publish the first part of the story soon. I have just finished writing the next part of the story, which contains the twist. We really hope you like what we’ve done with our Round Robin writing. It’s interesting to do since you never know what the other writers are going to do with what you’ve written. We have done it a little bit differently, as we have done a slight outline so that we know where the story was going. However, all of the details are all Round Robin-ed. You guys should like it. If you’re a Phantom fan, you should love it.

One thing that I am excited about is coming up on the 23rd-25th. It’s called Pensacon, which is the shortened version of Pensacola Comicon. The past two years I have volunteered as a Celebrity Handler, which is the most awesome job ever. Basically, I get to sit with a celebrity for the entire time I am working. I take the money from the customers and take photographs of the celeb with the customer. I got put on this team because I cannot stand for a long period of time due to my knee problems, but I absolutely love it! The first year I got to sit with Maximiliano Hernandez, who played Agent Jasper Sitwell in the Marvel-verse. He was awesome and insisted on signing everything I had for nothing. He was so incredibly nice. The second year I wanted to sit with Sean Maher, who played Simon Tam on Firefly/Serenity. However, since he was only going to be there two days and I volunteered for 3, they asked who else I would like to sit with. I threw out Sylvester McCoy, figuring that he was taken but it didn’t hurt to try. I was lucky and they sat me with him. If you’re not familiar with him, he played the 7th Doctor on “Doctor Who.” I was worried because he didn’t seem to want to be there, but it turned out he was just jet lagged and he turned out to be the sweetest man! He signed a picture for me for nothing. This year I’m crossing my fingers to sit with Dacre Stoker. Now, that name may sound familiar because he’s the great-grandnephew of Bram Stoker, who wrote “Dracula.” Yes, that Dracula. As an English/Writing Arts graduate, I have a deep need to sit and talk with this man. Not only because of his relatives but because he, too, has written his own Dracula novel, titled “Dracula the Un-Dead.” So yeah, here’s hoping. Cross your fingers for me!

Now that I’ve rambled on for what seems like forever, I suppose I should stop. Keep a lookout for the first installment of “Uncovering the Phantom,” as that should be up soon!

-Jen

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Hey all, Jen here! Sorry that there haven’t been many posts the past few weeks. With the holidays, things got crazy. My parents came to visit from New Jersey and work has been nuts, but now we’re back!

We hope to publish “Uncovering the Phantom” soon. We want to have a few chapters finished before publishing so that if another hectic time happens, we have chapters available for you guys to read. So far it’s looking pretty good, and we hope that you guys will enjoy it.

We also hope to publish some book reviews soon. I just finished a good book called “The Architect of Song” by A.G. Howard. She had also written another book I really liked, called “Roseblood.” K. Leigh would know this book well, as she was the one who bought it for me. As far as book designs go, that has to be the second best book I’ve ever had.

I also did a bad and bought an expensive book. I had seen that Easton Press had published a Limited Edition Deluxe Illustrated copy of “The Phantom of the Opera,” signed by the artist. It’s absolutely beautiful, guys. There are 22k gold accents and it’s in a beautiful slipcover. I wanna open it and see all the beautiful illustrations, but we’re gonna get gloves first, so that I don’t ruin it. I will probably do a review once I get around to opening it.

So, I want to know what you guys want to see. Do you want more blog posts? More reviews? If reviews, are there specific ones you’d like to see? Just let us know! We love hearing from you guys.

-Jen

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Hey everyone, it’s Jen! I just wanted to give you guys a little update on what we have in store for you.

If you’ve been browsing the website, you’ll see that our Phantom of the Opera story has a name: “Uncovering the Phantom”! We are currently working on the first few chapters which you will hopefully be able to read within the next few weeks. The story will be updated every other week after launch, and please don’t hesitate to comment after you read a section. We love comments!

If you’ve been following us on social media, you’ll see we’ve been updating our Quote of the Week and our reviews. We’ve got movie reviews, book reviews, electronic reviews, and more!

We hope you like the content we provide. We try to keep updated regularly and with interesting content.

We would also love to hear from you guys! Don’t be afraid to leave comments, as any and all are greatly appreciated!

-Jen

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