Tuesday, September 28, 2010

physorg.com: Early sunflower family fossil found in South America

Neanderthal Van Gogh painted them? Sunflower family fossil

(PhysOrg.com) -- A beautifully preserved fossil identified as being of an early relative of the Asteraceae, or aster, family nearly 50 million years old suggests the plant family, which has now colonized much of the planet, originated in South America after Gondwana separated, forming South America, Australia, Africa, Antarctica and India.

The most striking feature of the fossil, which resembles a painting of sunflowers by 19th century Dutch painter Van Gogh, is a dense (capitulum) like that forming the central part of a and providing a strong attraction for .

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Van Gogh, Encore now available in Kindle

Van Gogh, Encore now available in Kindle e-book. Wrestled with the whole endeavor a few times but once I get my own Kindle To PC straight, the book should be in Times New Roman font, as it is in the Download Preview.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Van Gogh, Encore submitted to Kindle for 48 hour acceptance wait

Today I submitted Van Gogh, Encore to Amazon's Digital Text Platform for acceptance into their Kindle publishing program. Took a while to get the html format down, along with encapsulating the cover art image but the Previewer looked good in the end.

Here's the description for Van Gogh, Encore that will appear in Kindle:

Imagine Vincent van Gogh in our modern world.

Suppose, during the last year and a half of his life, when he severs part of his ear and commits himself to the insane asylum, he stumbles into the very circumstance he has longed for his entire adult life -- a family. Would his life change for the better, or would his self-destructive tendencies again prevail?

Van Gogh, Encore is a speculative novel based upon the last year and a half of Vincent van Gogh's life.

The tale, set in the United States, presents an alternative dimension to the complex and fascinating artist who died impoverished and unappreciated ... while the images he created went on to have global impact, and can be found on everything from vodka bottles to vehicle dashboard covers, and whose original works sell for millions.
 Below is a banner Annie Melton made for me to go along with a bunch of her cover art images. Now I'm going to hunt down some places that have contests for cover art and submit hers.