Chapter Eight: Striking Balance Mixed Media Journey

Day Eight of Thirty…. Look closely at the cover to the left, and you might find the number you’re seeking. Striking Balance: The Peculiar Making of Beatrice Benjamin Sophia Scott Schnell Gow is now available for purchase. To celebrate its release and the fact that it is my tenth novel, I have 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 Eight.



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 Eight: Rickety Bedsteads


SB Chptr 8 Spread – Jeanne G’Fellers

SB Chptr 8 Original Spread – Jeanne G’Fellers
SB Chptr 8 Altered Detail 1
SB Chptr 8 Altered Detail 2 – Jeanne G’Fellers

From the Striking Balance playlist – Chapter Eight Selection:

The Devil Makes Three – “The Fun Has Just Begun”

First Lines

“Ah will be back dreckly.” ‘Tis well past dark when Ceardach closes the door, leaving me alone with Conall who doublechecks the latch before he turns to face me.

That’s all for today, my dears. Be certain to come back tomorrow for Chapter Nine, 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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