Jordan Taylor

Eagle’s Shadow

Posted by on Jan 12 2017

We’re revealing the cover today for the new book Eagle’s Shadow, co-written with Aleksandr Voinov (blog) and standalone novel in his Witches of London series (Goodreads). This fabulous series is set in modern day London but includes a few paranormal and magickal elements—and, in this case, a dash of history as well.

Our amazing cover artist, Tif, has actually animated the cover for us! It’s my first book trailer within a cover! Hope you enjoy!

Happy New Year

Posted by on Jan 01 2017

A new year looking forward to new ventures in fiction and in life. For starters, I have new website sliders and plans to keep the blog at least partway updated with normal things—like writing tips, book updates, food, and activities of my dog and myself—which I have managed regularly on my blogs at least now and then over the past eight years. More “then” over “now”, I’d must admit.

For now, some of the new art, and best wishes for all in 2017!

Thank you to the talented and generous photographers and artists of Pixabay.com for the base imagery behind these shareables.

The Return

Posted by on Nov 22 2016

It was time to say goodbye to England and my people there. I thought I might get in one more museum trip into London for the last day, but was just too beat after the entire trip without a single day of downtime.

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I stayed in, got lunch and walked and wrote with A, and packed my bags.

Goodbye to clotted cream and the best gelato/ice cream I’ve ever had.

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Last London sunset before the flight out.

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Back to buses, trains, and Heathrow.

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Spent my last pound for a water bottle after security. Which, very happily for me, was exactly £1.

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Not sure why people spend so much time sitting at the gate when they could be playing on these things. Aren’t we all about to be sitting for 12 or so hours?

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Away . . . to the last sight of England before the clouds.

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More delightful weather in Iceland.

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Flying over northern Canada.

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Back to the islands of Puget Sound.

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And Seattle.

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After customs, car ride with a friend late at night. (Thank you, G!)

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And onto the ferry for (almost) the last leg.

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Making in total: 24 hours travel by; foot, bus, train, underground, train, foot, plane, shuttle bus, plane, car, ferry, and car. In that order.

As soon as I got home, I went back to work, got extremely sick, and had no time to finish posting pictures. But here they are, a month on, and looking forward to going back again. Sometime soon. . . .

Brighton .3

Posted by on Nov 21 2016

Here’s the colorful part of Brighton:

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This gelato place in Brighton makes fresh waffles to order and serves your gelato on them hot off the waffle iron. Of course, I couldn’t eat one, but got to enjoy one vicariously with A. :)

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This was abandoned on an outside table. Calling out for rescue. We did not rescue it, but did admire it.

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Then it was back to the train station . . . plus many hours waiting. But we’ve already covered that!

Time to pack up for the return flight.

Brighton .2

Posted by on Nov 20 2016

Brighton Pier and the waterfront:

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Dog waiting for his fisherman:

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The Pier carnival boasts everything from arcade games to rides like a carousal and roller coaster to a tarot reader:

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The classic British style carousel horses with unique names and the romance side on the right with the horses traveling clockwise:

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Merry-go-round with a view:

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“The Man in the Moon” cloud style:

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The noisy locals:

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Distant White Cliffs, looking toward Folkstone and Dover:

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One more Brighton post to follow. . . .

 

Brighton .1

Posted by on Nov 19 2016

At the end of the trip, we spent a day in Brighton. I had wanted to go for years and somehow never got over there. So glad we went! Though a half-day trip ended up going until late at night due to the train station closing, definitely worth getting to finally see the city and that part of the coast.

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Everything normal when we reached the station to get home:

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Then everyone had to get back off the trains when the station closed due to track closer up the line:

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We did finally get home about 9:00 or 10:00 p.m. as I recall.

Pics from the pier and the waterfront in the next post!