Friday, December 4, 2015

Friday Prompt: Musical Inspiration

Often we can be inspired by a piece of music. Check out the music video below and watch it a couple of times close your eyes and really get a feel for the beat and lyrics. Then pull out a blank page and tell us a story inspired by the music. Minimum word count 500.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Every Wednesday we offer you a special photo taken by our CEO Janet Beasley to help spark your creativity. Whether you're an author, a painter, a musician, or clay sculpture artist we think you'll find her photos very inspiring!

Tis the Season

Happy Creating!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Coming in 2016 from JLB Creatives Publishing

There are some fantastic books coming to bookshelves worldwide in 2016 here is a little preview of what's coming from the presses at JLB Creatives Publishing.

Planet Water 
Hidden Earth Series Vol. 3 by Janet Beasley 
In Volume three of the Hidden Earth Series Arrowanna is summoned by SUL on her 16th birthday to become The Carrier of Planet Water’s element. She boards an enchanted tall ship and her journey begins. The quest takes her above and beneath the waves, sails her to places such as the Island of Opposites, lands her in the midst of an underwater battle, and even leads her into the icy caves of the abyss. She finds love, but the pressure of her new love’s request causes her to doubt her ability of ever becoming The Carrier she knows she must be. 

A few of your favorites from Maycly, including Iona, join in the action with Arrowanna and her friends. Twists, turns and danger abound in this fast-paced adventure that is delicately woven with hints of Old Norse and Icelandic Mythology. 

Will the quest be too much for Arrowanna? Will she cast her destiny to the wind for the sake of love? Set sail with her on this mystical adventure, but… Beware the Draugar! 

Mission to Zanda 

Lill and Mewe Series Book 3 by Jean E. Lane 
The Martians have officially entered into their age of space exploration. MARSA and the MMSC have backwards to find a specific wormhole. This would prove to be the shortcut to bridge part of the 2.5 million light years to reach planet Zanda in the Andromeda Galaxy. But where in the galaxy did they find this ‘super’ wormhole? What big surprise does MARSA have for the mission crew?
formulated a plan for space travel well beyond the Milky Way Galaxy. After testing a theory using a probe, they realized they have to first travel

Lill and Mewe trek to Turtle Run Creek to see the rare turtle hatchlings that happen every 40 years. It appears the turtles communicate with each other very well. Like any little community, the turtles each have their own task to perform. When Mewe gets too close to some young turtles she is smacked and hissed at by a turtle that protects them. Mewe hissed back but understood they protect their young turtles at all costs. Do the turtles have any enemies? Is it possible for turtles and cats to become friends?

Merak stays behind on this mission, but manages to create his own imaginary creatures at the Amusphere. During one of his holographic battles with otherworldly aliens, the program malfunctions and he is left to fend for himself. What happens?

The MMSC mission crew set off on their mission to Zanda. It is the first time the Martians are invited to join the United Alliance of Planets conference on that faraway planet. This takes place when the five blue moons align. It takes almost two weeks to reach their destination. Danger lurks along the way. Who or what do they encounter? What is a Pree? Is there trouble brewing in the universe?

Find out the answers to these questions and learn how Earth is connected to all of this when you arrive on planet Zanda.

Icing, Locusts & Life 
Rhonda Walker 
Every day is icing on the cake of life. When we get up each day we have the choice of deciding to make the day a good, bright day (regardless of whether the sun shines or not), or cover our emotional cake with the dark icing that the locusts of days past have destroyed. During our lives locusts appear, as explained in the Bible: Joel 2:25. However, the prophet also tells us that God will repay us for the days that the locusts have eaten, and we can lean upon that promise to build the life we live today and hope for the life of tomorrow, whatever that life brings on earth and hereafter.

Icing, Locusts & Life shows us that life can be challenging, fantastic, miracle filled, and troubled—sometimes all at once. But there are memories of the blessings of family and friends, successes, and failure. It teaches us to live daily in grateful awareness of a God who provides abundant blessings, especially during times of embarrassing failures.

Amy Sellers Art Gallery 

Amy Sellers 
Take a tour through the life and works of this artist of Mt. Dora, Florida. Inspiration from  her family, friends, and faith have influenced her paintings and children's books. From portrait art and realism to abstract and whimsy, Amy never seems to stay in one genre for long. 

2016 will be a busy year for our presses and we hope to bring you more books and wonder throughout this bright shiny new year! Happy New Years readers! Stop by our new website for a look around and browse for your favorite author in our brand new online bookstore!

Monday, November 30, 2015

Stuff Stockings with a visit to another planet!

The story of Lill and Mewe, as told by Lill herself of how she feels about the lost history of Mars, her current life, and the great strides the Martians have made to recapture the advanced intelligence and technology of their past. It’s all about the role they play in our solar system and how they feel about us Earthlings. Are we even worth talking to? What could they possibly learn from us? Maybe we have more to learn from them, but are we willing to open our minds?

Where to buy Lill & Mewe books
JLB Creatives Bookshop
Barnes & Noble

About the Author Jean E. Lane
Jean E.Lane grew up in the once active steel town of Youngstown, Ohio. Since then, she has moved to the Orlando,Florida area and considers this her home. Shortly afterwards, she met and later married her husband Ken; now they have a home just northwest of Orlando. She studied Journalism at Writers Institute and Finance at Penn State. Most of her life included working in Accounting and Purchasing. Although she liked working with numbers, she knew she had an aptitude for writing at an early age. Jean had poems published in Seacoast Life Magazine, Wide Open Magazine, and was a poetic contributor to The Copy Desk Flash, a school newspaper. Later she signed a contract with Creative Directions as a free-lance writer of verse for greeting cards. It was her love of science and science fiction that prompted her to write her first children’s novel, “Lill and Mewe and the Secrets of Mars”, the first of her series. Her inspiration came with the birth of her niece Lily and shortly afterwards a nephew, Andrew. As with all children, she wanted them to enjoy reading…and there’s nothing like a good adventure.

Where to find Jean on the web

JLB Creatives

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JLB Creatives Editor Dar Bagby (L) and JLB Creatives CEO Janet Beasley (R)