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The author goes kite flying in the fog, Cannon Beach, Haystack Rock , August 2013

The author goes kite flying in the fog, Cannon Beach, Haystack Rock, August 2013

Life in the Realm of Fantasy is a site dedicated to the craft of writing from the personal viewpoint of Connie J. Jasperson, author.  Her worlds are crafted out of whole-cloth and peopled entirely with her imaginary friends.  Sometimes reality intrudes and writing grinds to a halt, but through it all, she continues to build the worlds and their people that she loves so much.

She lives in Olympia, Washington.  A vegan, she and her husband share five children and an ever-growing number of grandchildren, along with a love of good food, and great music. She is active in local writing groups, an editor for Myrddin Publishing Group, and is a Municipal Liaison for NaNoWriMo in her local area.

Connie is also an active member of the both the Northwest Independent Writers Association and Pacific Northwest Writers Association and is a founding member of Myrddin Publishing Group.  Music and food dominate her waking moments. She is currently working on three projects, each in various stages of completion and each based in a different unique world of fantasy.

CJJ_profile_pic_2016professional structural editor, Connie works primarily with self-published and indie authors publishing under the various Myrddin imprints. When time allows, she does accept  private contracts.

A lifelong artist with a knack for cartooning, she combines her hand-drawn art with computer graphics. Lately she has ventured into the realm of digital art and map-making.

 

 

 

 

 

12 responses to “About

  1. Ahmad – thank you for the thought, but I do not accept gift manuscripts for my book review blogs from ANY author. There are several sites which do accept submissions, but mine is not one of them. I feel that this gives me more freedom to say what I really think about a book, as the author does not know that I am reviewing them in advance, and if I do like the book but do not think is is the best thing I ever read, I don’t have to make any explanations to a dissappointed author. Please do keep writing, and do look for review sites that do accept submissions! That is the way to make headway in this business!

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  2. "Occam Blade"

    Wow. You have quite the range! It’ll take me days just to get through one of your tabs…oh, and thank you for visiting my blog. All the best to you!

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    • @Occam Blade – I love your photography. I have a son who is a professional photographer. That in itself is an art! One of my jobs back in the dawn of time was as a darkroom tech, processing and printing black and white film, and also color film. I am one of the few people who has ever made prints from slides (An arcane and useless skill!)

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      • "Occam Blade"

        Thank you for your generous compliments.Regarding your last observation about printing from slides: arcane, not really; useless, no, not at all….

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  3. This is fascinating. Do you, or would you be interested in doing, reviews for other fantasy publications on request?

    My company is about to launch the first in a series of fantasy novels and we are trying to find some pre release reviewers to take a look at it.

    If you would like more info please feel free to email me at lindsey.donaldson@understonegroup.com or if you’d like to check out the book a little more first, the website is http://www.grauwelt.com.

    Thank you
    Lindsey Donaldson
    Chief Communications Officer
    Understone Group, LLC

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    • Hello Lindsey. Believe me, I understand the problems of trying to get a book launched, and all the work that goes into it. Unfortunately, I don’t accept comp manuscripts, because for me, part of supporting Indie Authors involves purchasing their work and reading it, deciding what I like about it based on my unbiased experience. I never publish negative reviews, because I am too tenderhearted! If I don’t like a book, I don’t review it. I really don’t want to be in the position of having expectations on me, so I never let an author know I am reading their work. But thank you so much for considering me!

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      • I understand where you are coming from. Thank you anyway and I’m glad I came across your wonderful blog!

        Thank you so much for the speedy reply!

        Lindsey Donaldson
        Chief Communications Officer
        Understone Group, LLC

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  4. Jack Logan

    Awesome work Connie! This is a very slick piece of work, nice one!

    Feel free to check out Ergin the Elf, beautiful fantasy on Bluesney: http://www.amazon.com/Ergin-Elf-Jack-Logan-ebook/dp/B008TXC2N8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1403365756&sr=8-1&keywords=ergin+the+elf

    Enjoy your journey,

    Jack Logan

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