Chapter Sixteen: Striking Balance Mixed Media Journey

Day sixteen of… (looks away grinning). 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 Sixteen.



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 Sixteen:



SB Chptr Sixteen Original Spread – Jeanne G’Fellers


SB Chptr 16 Altered Detail 1 – Jeanne G’Fellers
SB Chptr 16 A;tered Detao; 2 = Jeanne G’Fellers

From the Striking Balance playlist – Chapter Sixteen Selection:

The Devil Makes Three “Chase the Feeling”

First Lines

  Dane rolls from me, her breath hard and fast, as is mine.

Make certain to check back tomorrow for Chapter Seventeen. (tips hat and saunters away in search of Exan. Oh, you haven’t met Exan? They’re a most interesting creature. You should meet them, but it should really be in the right context because… Eh, you’ll find out if you hang out around here long enough.

See you tomorrow.

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