Day Six of Thirty…. something. Keep guessing. We’ll eventually get there. 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 and get to read First Lines, one or two sentences from the beginning of the chapter.
Today, we’re delving into Chapter Six.
Chapter Six: An Early Chill
From the Striking Balance playlist – Chapter Six Selection:
The Builders and The Butchers – “No Roses”
“I made you a box this afternoon while it rained.” Conall places another mug of Ceardach’s tea before me.
That’s all for today, my dears. Be certain to come back tomorrow for Chapter Seven, 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.
*Left side of this chapter’s spread is modeled after an image from the William Haskell House. Image website unavailable at the time of posting.