Chapter Four: Striking Balance Mixed Media Journey

Day Four of Thirty…. something. I know, but you’ll have to wait to find out. Striking Balance: The Peculiar Making of Beatrice Benjamin Sophia Scott Schnell Gow became available for purchase on July 21st. To celebrate its release and the fact that it is my tenth novel, I created a one-of-a-kind companion mixed-media art book, the Striking Balance Mixed Media Journey, but creating the book has become been more a personal challenge than anything. That said, I’m sharing the mixed media pages with you because the art created such a direct tie with the author’s, meaning my mind that it can’t help but enrich the reading experience.

Below you’ll find three opportunities to interact with the novel. First, you’ll see the chapter number and its corresponding epigraph. Second, you’ll find images including the book open to the chapter page, a digitally enhanced version of the same spread, and 1-2 detail pieces that may or may not be digitally enhanced. Lastly, you’ll see a link to the corresponding song from the Striking Balance playlist on YouTube.

Today, we’re delving into Chapter Four.



The Striking Balance Mixed Media Journey Book Cover – Jeanne G’Fellers
Striking Balance Mixed Media Journey Inner Cover and Title Page – Jeanne G’Fellers

Chapter Four: Biology Versus Mythology


SB Chptr 4 Spread – Jeanne G’Fellers
SB Chptr 4 Original Spread – Jeanne G’Fellers

SB Chptr 4 Altered Detail

From the Striking Balance playlist – Chapter Four Selection:

Sarah Calderwood – “Wild Mountain Thyme”

First Lines

     “What in the name of God?” Conall pulls me from Ewin, who rubs his jaw and growls at me, adding the strangest of hisses as he returns to his place at the fireside.


That’s all for today, my dears. Be certain to come back tomorrow for Chapter Five, and remember that I’m also on a blog tour so you can find out where I’m at by clicking HERE and scrolling to the chart. Everything’s listed by date so I’m easy to find.

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