CAN TURTLES DANCE?

August 12, 2013
Hello Children's Book Lovers! 

It is my pleasure to announce the release of the third in the Savant "Color-Me-Please" series, THE TURTLE DANCES. This delightful 80-page children's story with 28 black and white, pen-and-ink illustrations by celebrated artist and illustrator Ruth R. Janik of A WHALE'S TALE fame recounts the adventures of Isla, a Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle, resting on the beach at Waikiki, who notices a dance couple practicing a partner routine for a dance competition. Intrigued, she decides she, too, wants to dance, and more so, partner dance. But how to do it?



Written for adults to read aloud to their children, and youth to 16 years of age to read and enjoy, THE TURTLE DANCES is lavishly illustrated in black and white for reader coloring opportunities. It is the third in the Savant "COLOR-ME-PLEASE" children's book series, following A WHALE'S TALE and MYTHICAL VOYAGE.

THE TURTLE DANCES is an ideal bedtime or "read-to-me-please" story for reading aloud and for youth to listen to, read and enjoy time and again.

THE TURTLE DANCES
by Daniel S. Janik (Illustrated by Ruth Janik)
80 pp.  8.25" x 5" Softcover
28 B&W "Color-Me-Please" Illustrations
ISBN 978-0-9886640-1-2

Available from the publisher, printer, Savant Bookstore Honolulu,  Amazon.com, other online websites and fine bookstores everywhere

THE TURTLE DANCES is the third of Daniel S. Janik's children's books focused on the Pacific Rim and its natural inhabitants.  His first book, SOURDOUGH SCOTT'S BEDTIME FAIRY TALES FROM ALASKA (Publication Consultants) is a collection of three new-age fairy tales from Alaska (Three Bears, Wolf and Moon, and Otter Girl).  A WHALE'S TALE (Savant Books and Publications) and THE TURTLE DANCES (Savant Books and Publications) continue the tradition of curiosity-based, discovery-driven works of which children and adults never tire.

Sincerely,
Daniel S. Janik
Author of
     - THE TURTLE DANCES (Savant Books and Publications)
     - the award-winning A WHALE'S TALE (Savant Books and Publications)
     - SOURDOUGH SCOTT'S BEDTIME FAIRY TALES FROM ALASKA (Publication Consultants)
Author website at http://janik.yolasite.com
 

TWO WORLDS TURNED UPSIDE DOWN

July 22, 2013
An exciting new mystery novel by author George Hudson!



In the midst of a secret love affair, passions flare and a murder is committed. The crime, however, is unsolved. Carefully constructed lies and public ignorance hide the truth, and the victim disappears into history. The lives of those behind are drastically changed, but they eventually move on, believing the truth is safely buried forever.

Thirty years later, an old skull is recovered on a dark night by several fishermen from the middle o...
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PARADISE, FOUND, LOST AND REFOUND

March 9, 2013
THE DESPERATE CYCLE (Savant 2012) is Tony Tame's second dramatic novel of Jamaica, but the theme is not confined to Jamaican society. It examines the ways in which succeeding generations of people in what is loosely called "third world countries" handle, with courage, humor and resilience, the mountain of odds which history stacks against them.



This book does not treat any one participant in this "cycle" of inequality with particular distemper or sympathy. All the characters, from shifty polit...
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LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL?

November 13, 2012
LIGHT SURFER follows the life of an enigmatic, abused child named Tony Jess. While Tony retreats further and further into autism, fate is plotting an out-of-this-world plan for his future that, even in his wildest "psychotic" dreams, he couldn't imagine. Sometimes, one needs to remain naïve for sanity's sake. At least, until the future has sufficiently gestated and is ready to become the present.



On the other hand, the fate of Dr. Baird, Tony's psychiatrist, appears, like that of Dr. Baird's ...
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ENOUGH DELIGHTFUL CRAZINESS EVEN FOR "THE LOONS"

October 30, 2012
Back in the 1930s, Americans would struggle to part with twenty-five cents in order to spend part of an afternoon at the movies trying to forget the Great Depression and the uncertain times outside the theater. Screwball comedies provided the antidote to their desolation in this difficult time in our history.



In THE LOONS (Savant 2012), I've recreated the spirit of laughable chaos reminiscent of the screwball comedies of the thirties with an eccentric family of seven DeLune cousins that neighb...
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JUMP INTO THE UNKNOWN WITH "CHIMNEY BLUFFS"

September 29, 2012
David B. Seaburn draws from over thirty five years’ experience as a minister and psychotherapist to address some of the most basic issues of the human heart: loss, uncertainty, hope, fear, love, joy, seeking, wonder, and redemption. Seaburn has written and published three novels, DARKNESS IS AS LIGHT (2005) and PUMPKIN HILL (2007), and CHARLIE NO FACE (2011), which was a Finalist for the 2011 Indie Excellence in Books Award. Seaburn continues his focus on the dilemmas of human experience wi...
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KEYS IN THE RIVER

August 10, 2012


“There are keys in the river.  Life is one long river, a pretty voice sings.”

Sometime during mid-1994, I started writing essays, poems, and short stories to help me pass the O-level English exams which I had failed a couple of times in the past. I never thought I was writing pieces that would be read; rather, I began writing simply as practice for this important exam, a rite of passage to higher education in Zimbabwe.

The works, however, continued to develop and evolve, as if they were st...
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SLAVES UNTO THEMSELVES and the need for a TRAVELER'S REST

June 28, 2012

When I first started writing TRAVELER'S REST back in 2005, it wasn’t my intention of writing a book. I had spent the last year and a half writing scripts for an Atlanta production company, my first paid gig as a writer. I enjoyed writing scripts, but I longed to writing stories. Given, the similar ruthlessness of both the book publishing and film-making worlds, I felt prepared.



A screenplay doesn’t really come to life unless it is produced. If it isn’t produced, the script might as well...
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POETRY LIVES!

June 14, 2012
Flush with success after receiving first place for poetry in the 2011 London Book Festival for WAVELENGTHS - The 2011 Savant Anthology of Poetry, we bring you FIFTY-EIGHT STONES - The 2012 Savant Anthology of Poetry!



FIFTY-EIGHT STONES presents thirty-four outstanding poems by eleven exceptional and many award-winning poets including Shawn Canon, Nadia Cox, Helen Doan, David Gemmell, Richard Hookway, Daniel S. Janik, Vivekanand Jha, Doc Krinberg, Julie McKinney, Francis Powell and Jean Yam...
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Alive and Aware, Living Life as It Really Is

June 4, 2012

ON MY BEHALF was never meant to be published. It was merely a journal for my venting. Nothing formal. My intent was to bring my life to light to myself and hopefully band-aid some old gaping wounds.

As I was writing, however, I had an epiphany. I thought ever-so-reluctantly: What if my story mattered to someone, even helped them to realize things about themselves that would have otherwise been swept under the rug and ignored? Wouldn’t that be worth publishing? It suddenl...


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