Classic Westerns and TV Shows Blog
Three months ago, 14-year-old Jonah Mowry posted a video on Youtube. He just wanted to express to the world how much pain he was in over being bullied, but that he wasn’t going to let it get the best of him. Last night the stars lined up and the video went viral. I watched as tens of thousands of comments were posted, most in support, but many against him, some saying that the video was a big fake. In response he posted a follow-up video thanking everyone and addressing the video’s authenticity.
His twitter account also went crazy with tweets, many from celebrities, and Perez Hilton even invited Jonah to his birthday party.
There are other videos on his Youtube channel of him just goofing around and being a kid that would suggest he’s probably going to be a creative artist when he grows up.
I’ve offered to send Jonah Cheyenne Publishing’s entire catalog of young adult books, though he’s probably so inundated with messages that he may never see the offer.
Oh well, now I'm going to read something that I've heard people raving about for years: Ursula K. Le Guin's Earthsea books. Can't go wrong there.
As a publisher, let me say this is one of which I’m really proud to be associated. Junction X is remarkable in its honesty of showing the inner battles of a human being yearning for happiness but unable to have it because he is trapped by what society demands of him. Unflinching and harrowing in its portrayal, and inspired by true events, Junction X really is a moving story. There is a revelation at the end of the book I won’t spoil that will make you rethink everything you have read up to that point. While all of Erastes’ books are good, this one is different than anything she has ever done, and I truly hope people will give it a chance even though it is outside the bounds of traditional romance.
Now available in Print:
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And speaking of the 1960s, thanks to Mad Men, TV shows set in the sixties have become very chic. Is anybody watching Pan Am? It's a fun show, perhaps a bit fluffy but mostly historically accurate except for the fact that the producers decided to allow one small historical inaccuracy and depict the era as a nearly smoke-free environment. I guess I can forgive them for that.
The Pride Pack series is finally finished and put to bed. It was a lot of hard work and I really appreciate the contributions of all involved: Wayne Gunn, Jordan Taylor, Josh Aterovis, Lori Lake and Steve Berman. And of course my thanks to Ruth without whom none of this would be possible, and let me also say how very gracious it is of her to donate her author royalties from the series to The Trevor Project.
The books will be available shortly in print and in the eBook format.
For full synopsis of each book, click the book covers above.