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Friday, February 27, 2015

Enchanted Circles Weaves a Spell

Paul Medina’s first novel, Enchanted Circles is a unique tale of a young boy, a mysterious family, and a journey to the most unimaginable place one could ever imagine. While Zak spends summer vacation with his aunt in northern New Mexico, he meets a mysterious family of magical bakers that will introduce him to a secret world and change his life forever.

Paul Medina is a visual mixed media artist that works and lives in Oklahoma. Throughout his long career in the creative arts, he has written many short stories, essays and poetry but never as his main field of endeavor. The fable he chose to publish at the end of 2014 is his first foyer into the written world of storytelling.

The story of Enchanted Circles was conceived and developed over the last 40 years, parts of which were told to his daughter when she was a child. He began to write the novel in earnest 3 years ago to give to his new granddaughter, Zoe Mae, as a gift and a lasting legacy for her to enjoy after he is gone.

Medina lives with Grace, his wife of 44 years, in Oklahoma City and works as a child advocate and mentor in a creative program he created for his community.

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Sherlock Holmes Is Back!

Airship 27 Productions, a leading publisher of New Pulp fiction is thrilled to announced the release of the seventh volume in its bestselling mystery series, Sherlock Holmes – Consulting Detective 7.”
Thick fog envelopes the streets of London and nefarious agents set about their evil plots and schemes.  Murder most foul rears its ugly head and baffling mysteries confound the good men of Scotland Yard until they’ve no recourse but to call upon the greatest Consulting Detective of them all, Sherlock Holmes of 221 B Baker Street.
“One of the reasons this series has done so well for us,” explains Airship 27 Production’s co-founder and Managing Editor, Ron Fortier, “is that we offer readers no-frills, straight up mysteries done in the Conan Doyle style.  There are no fantasy elements in these adventures.  No Martian invaders, no vampires or other such nonsensical elements.  Simply old fashion puzzles that the Great Detective must solve with his brilliant intellect and powers of observations.  All, of course, are narrated by his loyal friend, Dr. Watson.”
In this seventh volume of the series, Holmes and Watson, set out to solve four brand new cases, each a unique challenge unlike any they’ve encountered before.  From confronting the legendary Spring-Heel Jack to battling a fictional foe become real, Holmes and Watson will have to employ all their considerable talents to unravel these complex and insidious crimes.
Writers I.A. Watson, Aaron Smith, Alan J. Porter and Greg Hatcher have offered up a quartet of intriguing mysteries that will challenge even the most ardent readers as they attempt to match wits with Arthur Conan Doyle’s ageless hero, Sherlock Holmes!
The book features a wonderful painted cover by Michael Youngblood that pays tribute to the late British actor, Jeremy Brett, and twelve stunning black and white interior illustrations by award winning artist, Rob Davis.  It is a truly fitting addition to this critically successful series.