Thursday, December 16, 2010 | By: Lynny Prince

Some of the inside scoop...

It is very hard being a white person who has written a story about the Dakota. Yes, there is Indian blood in my family, but I'm not of the Great Sioux Nation. I'm just a girl from Kentucky who is trying to get the word out about a people who I relate to. My ancestors suffered at the hands of the U.S. Government and maybe that's why it is so strong in me, I don't know, but to take a story like the Great Sioux Uprising and try to make a positive out of it is a tall order.

The spirits don't see my color, but others do and that's ok, I am not trying to be anyone or anything that I'm not. I understand the hurt and anger, the resentment and the need to keep things within the tribe, I totally get that. Sometimes when I look down at my skin, I am shocked to see it is white and not red. These feelings in my heart are so strong and the spirits who have helped me have not allowed me to rest, even after the first book was done. I write these stories because the spirits push me, knowing that the past needs to be out there. They have helped me, doctored me, guided me and molded me into the person writing this. It is ONLY with their help and through the ceremonies that I have learned my real identity- who I am- and for this I am very thankful.

There are not many of my own people to teach me the ways of my ancestors. I am not from a reservation of which I can go back to, nor do I have older relatives who can tell me anything. All I have to go on is what is in my blood. That DNA that screams at me as I listen, watch and learn my way through life. That pain that I feel when I see how the youth suffer at the hands of alcohol, drugs and child abuse, as it was in my own family. Not knowing where the next meal was coming from was in my own family. Financial struggles were in my own family. I grew up on commodities just like most of the Indians I know, and I wouldn't change it for all the money in the world. It made me a good person, an honest person, but more importantly, a humble person and I am a BETTER person for it.

I will work til I can't work anymore to bring this story of the Dakota 38 to the big screen, and in a way that will attract thousands of people to the theater to see it. Why? For money and fame? No. I stand to make very little from this movie. It is because the more people who see it, the more people will learn and the more they know, the more healing that can take place. The truth will be presented in a way that people can "get it" and just like other movies where it shows a disaster taking place, people will gasp and cry and be moved to do something, only this story will be TRUE and they'll CHEER in the end because the outcome will be just! It is my wish that the healing that takes place while this movie is made and watched, the outcome of all the hard work that the 7th generation does in the film, will somehow be reflected in the spirit world for those who might still be suffering there. My true desire is for my work to make a difference, to bridge a gap of understanding and to right the wrongs somehow. I am not taking anything I didn't come here with when I die, but I WILL leave a footprint while I'm here. It's the least I can do for the spirits who have shown me that skin color is not important when you are working together for a cause.

I get emails everyday from people who are so excited to see the movie, want to be in the movie, want to write music for the movie, or who just want to somehow be involved and it does my heart good to see this. It means that the story, MY STORY, is moving people and as the spirits have told me, more will follow. Now a pardon for Chaska, the Dakota hung by mistake who my character Ghostkiller was based on, is in the works. To me, that confirms all I know about these spirits who are working within and this that book is no joke. These things must happen and the healing must take place and so it is! I love this way of life!

I hope that somehow, someway, those of you reading this will be touched by this journey. I hope that it gives you hope and that you learn something along the way to pass on to someone else. Keep keeping on, no matter what, and reach for those stars who's only desire is to twinkle for you.

Toksa ake kolas! (til we meet again friends!)
Lynny Prince
Tuesday, December 14, 2010 | By: Lynny Prince

With a Lump in my Throat....

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a fabulous weekend! Mine was spent with family and continuing the healing journey that my personal life is taking. It's just magic!

The lump in my throat doesn't come from my personal life however, but through my professional one and my book series in particular.

When I was on my way out of town this morning, my cell phone beeped alerting me to a new message on my Facebook wall. A dear friend posted a link to a New York Times article regarding the hangings of the Dakota 38. As you all know by now, this is the subject of my book, Scattered Leaves: The Legend of Ghostkiller. 

I wasn't driving the car, so was able to click the link and go to the page. As my eyes scanned the small screen of my phone, which is difficult enough to read at my age, I found it even more difficult to see with the tears that welled up in my eyes. It was an article that talked about the 38th Indian who was hanged by mistake. His name was Chaska- the character Ghostkiller in my book is based on this man. Chaska kidnapped a woman and her children during the uprising in order to save them from certain death, which he did. In my book, Ghostkiller came to Moccasin Flats (a fictitious name for Mankato) from South Dakota Territory after he heard the news of his mothers' starving people. Consequently, he was caught at the wrong place at the wrong time during the round up and hanged.

As I read the article, my eyes widened when I got to the part where they were talking about a public pardon. It is important not only for the government to acknowledge what happened to Chaska, but also to educate the public about what happened during that time to cause the Uprising in the first place. This was my mission when I wrote the book. I knew I needed to write it in a format that could be easily understood, but also be widely accepted by the masses. What better way to do that than through the love of reading? Now it has gone to the next step and into the Hollywood realm of movie making and I am thrilled with the aspects of reaching millions of people with this important story! If people understood the catalyst behind the uprising, perhaps a better understanding all these years later could heal some old wounds.

I have always said, "I am just the vehicle by which their story traveled to the paper," so while reading this article, I allowed the lump in my throat to grow and didn't try to swallow it; I released the tears and let them flow down my cheeks, and as I did I heard the pain and sorrow of 148 years worth of past atrocities cry out through the veil of time and space in which our past survives today. I pray that these things will come to light in every possible medium and that one day these spirits will indeed rest in peace.

Mitakuye Oyasin,
Lynny Prince
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 | By: Lynny Prince

The Magic of Healing!

What an exciting time for the Ghostkillers!! As we all eagerly anticipate the beginning of filming the movie, things are working behind the scenes to move it all along even quicker than I'd hoped! BUT, it's the things we can't see that are working the hardest, and always have been.

The main message in the book Scattered Leaves: The Legend of Ghostkiller is that faith can move mountains. "With the faith of a mustard seed," James Ghostkiller quoted from the bible. No matter what happened to our hero Kyle, or his band of merry side kicks, they never lost faith. Even Nina, in all her timid misgivings and insecurities, she knew faith was the key. For those who have read the book, you know that the only character in the story who lacked enough faith was Father O'Rourke, the priest at St. Paul's Catholic Church. How ironic! But the point is that faith is the healer. Faith will bring you through. Does Father O'Rourke ever come to terms with this? Well, to me, he HAS to. In the second book, he is forced to deal with things he has no control over and must turn it over to God and it's the Indians who teach him that. The Indians have always had an impenetrable relationship with God, even when the Black Robes came and tried to break that connection. The ceremonies were still performed in hiding, way off in the strongholds of the plains, in shacks and caves, anywhere they could, and because of this most of the ceremonies were able to be passed onto the future generations.

Whenever I am asked who my heroes are I say, "Those who fought and died to keep the treaties intact!" or some closely related variation. My heroes didn't always kill cowboys, but they stood up for what was right and the basic human condition we all fight for- LIFE. My own people in my family tree have always done that, and yours have, too. Anyone who has ever stood up for their rights in whatever capacity, did so with the knowledge that it is our GOD GIVEN right to be who we are. Because we are born into this skin, whatever color it is, along with that color comes responsibility to teach our young about their heritage. As human beings, however, we owe it to ourselves to be true to who we are and to protect our families in the process. And we do. This is what the Ghostkillers did in the first book and in the second and third, they will help other families do the same. But it is only through FAITH that they are successful. If they lose that, they will lose everything and history will remain as it is.  

The Trail of Tears is the subject of my research these days, and as I did with The Great Sioux Uprising, I will rely on the ones who were there to tell me their stories. How I do that is another matter all together, but suffice is to say that I will tell it to the best of my ability while giving them the dignity and respect they all deserve as human beings and I'll accomplish it with a healthy dose of FAITH, I can assure you.

Now, I must sign off as I await the arrival of my daughter and 3 granddaughters for the Christmas holiday! It'll be three weeks of "fun" with us all crammed in this little house, but I wouldn't have it any other way!

Have a great day everyone!
Love, peace and frybread grease,
Lynny
Thursday, December 02, 2010 | By: Lynny Prince

December News!!

Hi again! I am happy to report that Scattered Leaves The Movie is almost ready for funding!! It is so exciting to see this develop! It hasn't even been a year, and things are progressing nicely! Not many outside the industry know that when you offer rights to your story, it can take much longer to get to film. Avatar took 10 years to make! Now, I don't believe SL will take that long, but will be sure to keep you all posted. Don't think I could commit to 10 years worth of blogs LOL

The movie was mentioned on a Hollywood site yesterday, taking billing over Harry Potter and Cher's new movie, along with two others. Check it out!

That's all for today....am uber busy with my sister, running around and doing Christmas stuff!

Have a great Thursday!

Love, peace and frybread grease!
Lynny
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 | By: Lynny Prince

Thanksgiving Eve

What a day it has been! Ya know, I started this blog to talk a little bit about what its like to be a published author and the movie process that I am living in right now, but I've decided that it's not enough to just read about that part of my life when other aspects are far more important since they make me, Lynny Prince, human.

I am seeing a therapist and not many people know that. Childhood trauma along with other things in my past warrant it, and I must say, I am thriving because of it. More about that later, but suffice is to say that it has done me a world of good so don't be afraid to reach out if you need it.

It was a busy day today and my first stop:  I visited some old folks in a nursing home. I used to avoid nursing homes because they reminded me of my grandmother, who died only 6 weeks after being put in one, but I am in the process of healing old wounds so I went. What an AWESOME experience! My husband did some singing and speaking to the elders there and was a huge hit with them, of course. He spoke to all women and what woman wouldn't want to sit and listen to a good looking young man like my husband? And boy, did they drink him up! He sang with a hand drum, and as he sang I looked over at one of the women and watched her small, crinkled hand keep perfect tempo with the drumming, her foot tapping in time, too. All the women just loved the things Matt said and it did my heart good to be there. I didn't sing along this time, as I just wanted to sit and be a participant, letting him bask and glow as only he can. God, I love that man!

Prior to the visit, we met my friend Harmony at a restaurant and had a marvelous conversation about religion and the spirit world. It was so nice to just visit and talk with her. What a joy she is to be around; so intelligent and witty. She sings in a band and is a great singer, too. Her voice is smooth and her tone is like warm butter. Nice.

I went to the grocery when I got home, Matt went to work to finish up before our trip to the big city which came later. At the store, I was surrounded by people shopping for last minute Thanksgiving goodies. The mayhem and madness was great and the whole idea of anticipating the holiday tomorrow warmed my heart and made me nostalgic in a good way, not sad as I usually am. Yes, things are changing for me in that department.

When evening came, we headed back to town for a surprise party for an old high school friend. Was a treat to see him after so many years! I think it had been 25 years or so. Meeting his family and friends was so nice and it made me a bit nostalgic again, for the old days when my family used to get together. We don't do it as often as we used to and that makes me sad, but is ok because I am spending time with other people who are bringing me up out of my depression, another place people don't usually picture me.

I'm telling you all this because many people think I am living a fantasy life with everything going on right now, but I am just like you with ups and downs and all the in-betweens that go with it. It's been a long, hard road to get here and I'm not there yet, but I'm working on it! Healing is part of my success and if it weren't for that, I would've shriveled up long ago. There is no shame in asking for help; the shame comes when it lays in hiding and consumes you til your broken. I. Won't. Be. Broken. Ever. Again.

So in closing, I wish you all health, happiness, good friends, loving family and great food for Thanksgiving! Remember to look around and count your blessings always and never forget to say "I love you."

Be well and gain weight tomorrow! I know I will and that's ok, too. It only comes once a year!
Lynny
Tuesday, November 09, 2010 | By: Lynny Prince

Happy Tuesday!

Wow! What a whirlwind week already! Got lots to tell you about so here we go:

I posted the second chapter from my book "Scattered Leaves: The Legend of Ghostkiller" this morning on Scribd. It's pretty cool that there is an outlet that allows us to do this and then offers an option to post it for us on Facebook and Twitter! This is great for promotion and I encourage all you budding authors out there to take advantage of it, too! There are a few other sites that Scribd offers to post to, so today I will go and open accounts there to raise awareness even further!

I got an email from William Elk, telling me how excited he is to be a part of this film. Apparently, there are a lot of Twilight stars who are interested in becoming involved. YIPPIE! I say, "Bring 'em on!" We can all help each other by getting involved in what is becoming, "THE GHOSTKILLER MOVEMENT" lol People are beginning to use terms like "Team Kyle" and things like that, which to me is just incredible! One thing to remember about the success of this book is: I never lost faith. I did not allow myself to become discouraged. On days when I wanted to give up, I picked myself up, dusted off, and continued to work hard and in whatever capacity I needed to, or could. It has paid off! And now, I have something else to share.

There will be another series of books that will follow The Ghostkiller Trilogy. It will be a four book series and yes, I do have a title, but that will come much later. I still have to finish these last two books in this series and seal deals with the movies before I ever begin the next series. I can tell you, however, that it will be about Native Americans and it will be movie worthy, as well, so stay tuned!

So for today, I leave you with the second chapter to read. For those of you who are anxiously awaiting the second book, Ghostkiller: Beyond the Legend, I will be posting a few chapters from that one soon. Patience, please!

Have a great day everyone and see you tomorrow!

Love, peace and frybread grease!
Lynny Prince
Saturday, November 06, 2010 | By: Lynny Prince

It's the Weekend!

Hope you all are having a great Saturday! Though its still early, I'm bustling around for a busy day ahead. We have a soil blessing ceremony to attend this evening and lots of friends are coming into town for it. Can't wait!

Big news! I have just signed up for Scribd where you can go and read a chapter a week of Scattered Leaves: The Legend of Ghostkiller for FREE, so for those who do not have the book yet, hop on over and sample the story for NOTHING! Check it out!

Also, don't forget that the eBook of Scattered Leaves: The Legend of Ghostkiller is for sale on Amazon and you don't have to have a Kindle to get it. Amazon offers a FREE Kindle for PC reader (that's what I have) that delivers the book to you in less than 30 seconds! So don't be afraid to purchase that eBook; it's only $9.99!! (Stay tuned for Christmas sales soon!)



As far as movie news goes, we are getting closer to starting production every day! I am awaiting word from the producers of the film, and as soon as I hear something I can pass on to you, I will! Now, keep in mind there are some things that I can't reveal just yet, but as soon as I can I'll blog all about it!

The second book in the series, Ghostkiller: Beyond the Legend, is coming along. I plan to spend all next week working on it and will post a blurb or two soon for you readers who want a sneak peek. Also, look for this book to have it's own page on my website soon.

It's been a crazy summer/fall and my schedule has been pretty hectic lately, but things are starting to die down a bit. Just few a engagements dot the calender here and there this month. I do this on purpose for the holiday season; if I said yes to all the invitations I get, I'd never be home to get anything done!

That's it for now! Have a great weekend everyone and I'll be back Monday with an update on the new book!

All my best,

Lynny Prince


Wednesday, November 03, 2010 | By: Lynny Prince

Updates, news and Oh, how I've missed you!

November already? Where does the time go!?

I haven't blogged in about 3 weeks due to the fact that I have been on a whirlwind of adventure and mis-adventure both! Now that my family and I have recouped, the blogging continues!

To recap the month of October, I have hired a consultant who is helping me get the book ready to present to a few literary agents that he knows. I have been busily working on what seems like a ton of things at once, first being the new book trailer. It has had about 422 hits since its debut a month ago and that's not bad!  14 views a day, roughly, and I haven't even advertised it that much yet! I am hesitant to do so with no book to sell with it. The Scattered Leaves eBook is doing well, but I know most people really want a hard copy to hold, so I am holding out for that before I really get into it. Once I have the new contract, my publisher will take over the advertising anyway and I will sell the hell out of some books then!

Anyhow, I am busy working on the next book, too, tentatively titled, Ghostkiller: Beyond the Legend. It is a bit daunting since I have not written since Scattered Leaves was completed in 2006. I have it all in my head so now comes the hard part of putting it on paper.

I am happy with the new connections I've made this past month, too. Various networking avenues have been opened to me and I plan to take advantage of all of them that I can. My consultant recommended Scribd and I signed up for it today. It's an online place for writers and readers, among other people, but a great tool for getting your name out there as an author. For the next 3 weeks, I will put a chapter a week up from the first book on my Scribd site, so if you are wondering what Scattered Leaves is all about, now is your chance to read a good bit of it for free!

Remember, The Ghostkiller Trilogy is a series of paranormal, Native American novels that re-write history. In these books you can forget everything you know about how the West was won- the spirits have a story to tell....

Have a great week!
Lynny
Thursday, October 14, 2010 | By: Lynny Prince

Thursday October 14, 2010

What a week! Matt and I spent this past weekend and part of this week at Cumberland Gap, home of my relatives, the Cherokee, Shawnee and Irish. We had a wonderful time and I found tons of inspiration there for Ghostkiller: Beyond the Legend. I am happy to report that our heroes will find no shortage of adventure when they time travel to this area. I look forward to how this story plays out and to the future movie, for this one will be shot entirely in "Cantucke" I'm happy to say!

Also wanted to let you know that the book page on my website will be updated soon with more details about the second book.

Keeping it short and sweet today, as I have an appointment I am off to. I will leave you with this: Look for book excerpts soon. I plan to tantalize you with snippets in the near future!!

Best always,
Lynny
Thursday, October 07, 2010 | By: Lynny Prince

Thursday News!

Hi everyone,

My apologies for not blogging all week! I've had a really busy week and can't seem to find the time for anything I wanna do these days! Doctor appts. and such have kept me running for the most part, but now I can finally settle down...and its Thursday already LOL

A lot of people ask me how to go about getting their book published, and I have to tell you that it isn't easy. I am still having a heck of a time getting my book BACK out there, and I'm a published author already. It seems that now you have to lay all the ground work before a literary agent or publisher will even consider looking at you.

A long time ago, oh about the spring of 2006, I started building a fan base via Myspace. I met some really great people who are still friends of mine today. I met composers, actors, screenwriters, producers, directors, just all kinds of people in the business, a lot of them Natives, who believed in my story. I also met avid readers who loved the idea of the plot, people who loved Indians and hated what had happened to them.

I created ads that I put on Myspace bulletins and then I began giving out small samples of the book. Each week I would offer a chapter for them to read on the blog there. I made a book trailer using clips from other Indian movies and put it up on You Tube. People would be chomping at the bit for the next installment and doing all these things were really a great way to pique interest in the book. I sold 100 books before it ever was published!

When the book came out in January of 2008, I already had my first speaking engagement scheduled at the University near me. I spoke with fellow author, Laura Benedict, on the subject of writing thrillers and it went over really well. When I played the book trailer on the huge screen they had set up for us, people in the room gasped and then applauded at the end. I knew in my heart that the movie, when it happened, would be a huge success. The movie is my dream, and I await anxiously for it to start filming, just like you do lol

So, if you are serious about getting published, my advice is to lay the ground work. Learn how to write a query and then research literary agents and publishers in your genre and send them in. SELL YOURSELF. Make it so they can't say no! And if they do, move on to the next one until you get a yes! (J.K. Rowling was turned down 63 times for her Harry Potter novels!) You are taken only as seriously as you take yourself and you don't have a second chance to make a first impression. Order business cards, and do what I am doing here by blogging, make a book trailer, all of these things that can get you out there!

I hope this helps you to better understand what it takes to get published. Believe me, no one is going to magically come to the door and offer you a book deal. It takes hard work and dedication to get where I am now, as well as a bit of good luck! 

Well, gotta jet and get some stuff done around here! Hope you all have a fabulous day!
Monday, October 04, 2010 | By: Lynny Prince

Monday News!

Hi all! I'm late blogging today and have to keep it short, I'm afraid. I made a huge pot of chili and am having friends over soon!

Just wanted to let you all know about the new movie page on Facebook! The producers put it up and it is chock full of pictures, posters and the best place to get news of movie happenings! It is an exciting time for the Ghostkillers! Hop on over and take a look, and tune in tomorrow for more....I smell that chili and just remembered I didn't taste test it enough yet!! LOL

Have a great evening everyone!
Friday, October 01, 2010 | By: Lynny Prince

Fabulous Friday!

Hi Gang!

The weekend is almost here! WOOHOO! Hope you have big plans, or at least have scheduled time to do something YOU want to do!

So, I could bore you with my ails and talk about my sinuses that are acting up, OR I could WOW you with the uber fabulous new BOOK TRAILER I just finished! It stars the delicious Rick Mora, who has become the face of Kyle Ghostkiller! Swing on over and take a look! Scattered Leaves Book Trailer 2010.

We leave tomorrow for Wisdom of the Elders, an incredible program that is held near Mantle Rock in Western Kentucky. I plan to visit the rock, a huge structure that the Cherokee took shelter beneath during the Trail of Tears. We will sing and dance while there for the spirits, instead of drag them down with sorrowful comments and such. I have found that they like that better than dwelling on the pain of the past. Besides, I want to tell them about the 2nd book in The Ghostkiller Trilogy, Ghostkiller: Beyond the Legend. Remember, in that book, our heroes go and attempt to stop the Trail of Tears before it happens!

And so I leave you today with, as promised, the title of the third book in the series. I told you I'd post it later and so here it is:

Scattered Leaves: A Legion of Warriors

Would love your thoughts on this title! You, the fans, are what it's ALL about!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Til next time,
Lynny
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 | By: Lynny Prince

Humpty Hump Day!

Boy, the week is flying by, once again!

Well, its another cold morning down here on the farm....49 degrees again.  I am gearing up for the daily work-out and then plan to work on the second book. As promised, I am going to announce the title for the 3rd book in the the Ghostkiller series soon. Might do it Friday....a little encouragement by those who read this blog might inch it along? LOL

I've noticed that there are a few folks on my friends list who don't know anything about the books, so I plan to fix that, with a few FB and Myspace posts regarding the series. I keep forgetting that I click ok to people to be my friend, but they don't always know that I'm a writer or whatever, so this'll fix that I think!

I posted a really cool picture on FB regarding book three. If you didn't see it, take a look. I plan to use it when marketing the books online. I've been working on a lot regarding the books lately and will launch it all soon. I hope I have a publishing deal to announce soon, as well! We shall see what the spirits have in mind for me with that!

Have a great day everyone and remember, the leaves will be falling soon; think of me when you watch them swirl and twirl and remember to listen to their whispers!
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 | By: Lynny Prince

Tuesday, a day of inventivness!

Hello all,

Once again, I find myself sitting here at my desk, contemplating the news of the day. It seems the are three literary agents interested in me and my work! THREE!! I go from 0 to 3 in a day...WOW! Now, to impress them enough to generate a contract from one of them....that's the goal!

I re-wrote a short bio this morning and have been working on beefing up the website, making sure the hype is front and center. They say you never get a second chance at a first impression!

I just returned from a trip to the grocery store and am now settling down to work on this ad. I also am working on that piece I wrote yesterday announcing the leaves' return this fall...that was really cool if I do say so myself!

I'll be posting some things later today, I promise! Go to the FB page to see it there first!

Have a great day all!
Monday, September 27, 2010 | By: Lynny Prince

Monday, Monday....

Hello there, my fellow readers! Thanks for hanging in there with me while I figure out this whole blogging thing!

Last Friday found me chasing my tail as I prepared for a weekend of guests and good food! I regretfully did not have time to blog, but there was nothing to tell anyway. Still waiting for word on what is going on from my consultant in regards to the writer's conference this past weekend. There is no new movie news either, BUT, I have some news of my own....

Over the weekend, I had some ideas for the 3rd book title. As you may or may not know, it has been untitled since it's inception. The only thing I have revealed is that it's going to be based on Tecumseh's vision. I had the title of the book come to me in a flash of creativity....not sure when I will release it, however. Might try to plan a bit of teasing first!

I am still working on the ad for the e-book and plan to get it out this week. I hate to put time frames on the stuff I work on because I work from home and there is always something getting in the way of my progress here. You readers will be the first to know when I do reveal the ad, the title and any news...it'll be posted here first!

So, til tomorrow, have a great day all!

PS: Here is today's FB post- written as I sat here listening to the trees blowing in the wind and watching the sunrise this morning!

The time is nigh for the leaves to scatter~ But do not ignore their mindless chatter~ For when the trees begin their tale~ Of ancient wisdom from behind the veil~ They'll tell you of a book they wrote~ And beg of you to please take note~ The title will be soon revealed~ "To our delight" the readers squealed!- Lynny Prince

Thursday, September 23, 2010 | By: Lynny Prince

Is it Thursday already?

Wow! This week is flying by! Seems like time has sped up sometimes, at least to me. I believe I read something to that effect once, too. It talked about how we are approaching 2012 and as we do, time will speed up, as if we are racing towards something...hum. At any rate, it is going faster to me and to a lot of other people, but that's a whole other blog.


I don't really have anything more to report as far as the book/movie goes. The latest on the movie is that investors are waiting in the wings for the presentation and once they receive it, and love it, they will be more than willing to pour millions of dollars into its production.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Hey, dreaming big has gotten me this far, which is much further than the average author EVER gets! 

There is still no word on a literary agent or publisher yet, either, but to acquire a LEGITIMATE one takes time and patience, not the hurry-up-and-get-your-book-out-there types, which NEVER pay YOU, the author, an advancement. They want YOU to pay THEM and leech off your dream like a sucking fish! SO any of you authors out there who are looking to be published, go through the proper channels and do it the only way that is legit- hard work and dedication!

Anyhoo, I am rambling....it's time to go work out with Gilad, whom the Wall Street Journal calls, "An Israeli stud-muffin" LMAO

Have a great Thursday all! Oh, and try to stay cool. We are under a fire danger right now with the drought conditions we are facing, and today promises to be hotter than the ten fires of hell!!! No fires, cookouts or cigarettes thrown from your vehicle!

Carry on!
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 | By: Lynny Prince

Taking the day off!

Dear Computer,

I'm leaving you. At least for a day. We haven't been getting along lately and well, I feel we need to take a break. The facebooking and myspacing and blogging and query letters and research and book work has just become too much, as I ramble around in this big house all alone listening to the silence....there just comes a time when a girl has to have a day to herself, and today is it.

So, I know its going to be hard, but we're going to spend the day apart. I have a chance to go help lay tile in a basement and believe it or not, that work and sweat sounds refreshing to me today.

We'll talk when I get home.

I'll always love you,
Lynny
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 | By: Lynny Prince

Tuesday Afternoon

Hidy-ho! It's Tuesday and I have not gotten anything accomplished on the 2nd book since Friday of last week! Why? Because I have been super busy with many other important things that I won't bore you with here, BUT! I did manage to get all the documents finished that my consultant wanted...what's that? I didn't tell you that I hired a consultant? Weeeelllllllll, let me just tell you that I did, and he is helping me get things together to present to some important contacts in the publishing world! Yes, Scattered Leaves: The Legend of Ghostkiller is about to climb up another rung on the success ladder, if you can believe that!

His name is Robert Yehling and he knows his stuff! I was sent to him by my friend Brian Wilkes, another author and all-around great guy. Robert and I spoke on the phone last week, and he has agreed to help me out by getting Scattered Leaves info into the hands of some top-notch literary agents in L.A. I just can't wait to see how this all turns out! I have good feelings about it, knowing of course, that the spirits are driving this train!

Anyhoo, that's about it for today. There's no movie news to report, but as soon as there is I will post it. As of right now, the presentation is almost ready to present to the investors and once that happens, things will really start clickin'! 

I am going to work on the 2nd book in the series this afternoon; those that aren't aware yet, that one will be called Ghostkiller: Beyond the Legend. I am kicking around the idea of having readers suggest a title for the last in this series. I am also kicking around ideas for more books, maybe branch off with these characters to include stories about their lives AFTER their mission is complete? Just ideas right now, nothing set in stone.

So go out and have a great day on purpose, and tune in tomorrow for more in the saga of the publishing/movie world of Scattered Leaves: The Legend of Ghostkiller!!
Friday, September 17, 2010 | By: Lynny Prince

The Goal

Good morning everyone!

In keeping site of the goal, I plan a full day of work. Well, after I work on me, of course! Yoga at 8:30 AM and aerobics at 10 AM set the stage for my day. I work best when I've worked out first!

So, yesterday I didn't get a chance to upload any pics of the ad I am working on, but will try to later today. A close friend lost her mother and today is the viewing. My husband and I will be visiting the funeral home this evening- the same funeral home my mother and grandmother were at. This is a childhood friend, and we found it rather comforting that our mothers' were going to be buried at the same place. 

At any rate, the ad for the e-book is coming along. It is a photo of Rick Mora with the moon beside him, in blue hues, which is very cool. I might end up creating my own graphic for this tho, because I am not loving it as it is. Also, I don't want to infringe on the creator of this particular photo, which looks to be graphic art. The image of him, however, I am free to use.

So, if all goes well, there will be two blogs today! Keep your fingers crossed LOL

Best today and always!
Thursday, September 16, 2010 | By: Lynny Prince

Gray morning....

This morning started gray and rainy, but I still managed to get up the mustard to do a little yoga....pardon my misuse of the condiment, but have you ever wondered where "cut the mustard" came from? Me either.

So today I am designing an ad campaign for the e-book, "Scattered Leaves: The Legend of Ghostkiller".
It's for sale on Amazon, and once I had the final editing completed (yes, there are a few subtle changes from the original, plus punctuation errors were fixed, THANK YOU JENN) I put it up for sale to sooth the crowd of screaming fans who were demanding a book!

Actor Rick Mora, (Twilight) who is the face of Kyle Ghostkiller on the conceptual movie posters, has graciously given permission to use his face for the e-book campaign. He is such a nice guy and so willing to get this story out there! You see, there is more to this story than just an author wanting to be published, and as all other authors will tell you, my story is the greatest ever told haha.

Seriously, the book covers an era that has gotten little attention, which was the time before the Civil War and the things that were happening during the Civil War for Native Americans. The Great Sioux Uprising was a pivotal time for the Santee (Dakota Sioux), but more about that later. For now, I am off to by some organic honey, of which I ran out some time ago. Can't have my vinegar-water-lemon drink without it! After that, I shall debut an ad I have been working on for the e-book.

Have a marvelous day!
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 | By: Lynny Prince

My First Blog!

Welcome to my blog! 

I have been resistant to blogging for some time. Oh, I have a blog on the myspace page regarding the book, but have not kept up with it. It wasn't until I spoke with a highly regarded editor in the book publishing world that I realized I needed a blog to help build my platform for marketing! I have to find the patience to do so, as well as the time, because writing books already takes up a huge chunk of my waking hours as it is and I am finding it harder and harder to stay on task lately. Must be the change in season. Anyway, to blog or not to blog? I'm blogging!

I plan to use this to document my journey through the publishing/movie world. My book, "Scattered Leaves: The Legend of Ghostkiller" needs a new publisher, and I am working on that daily. Meanwhile, I have signed a movie deal and am finding it interesting that the book is still in need of a publisher; I would think that publishers would be scrambling to get a hold of it! At any rate, this is the plan:

Find a literary agent who can find a reputable publisher, preferably with a big name pubishing house.

Thanks for stopping by and for more about me, please visit my website!

Stay tuned...