New Book! Russ & Iggy’s Art Alphabet

RUSS & IGGY’S ART ALPHABET

An Illustrated Book Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Russ Butler

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“Art imitates life,” as the saying goes. Whether heard in a recording of a Beethoven symphony, seen in a heartfelt film, or experienced through the brushstrokes of a curious painter, the myriad facets of the human experience that make life so enchanting and beautiful can live on through artistic expression.

Russ Butler was a professional artist and teacher whose life’s mission was bringing art and beauty to the world. Accompanied by Iggy, his Jack Russell Terrier and faithful companion, Russ conveyed a sense of wonder and joy in his paintings that illustrate the wonderful life he so wished to share with people. Although Russ and Iggy have both passed on, their art, as well as the impact they had on the lives of their loved ones, live on. That’s the simple but profound premise of Russ & Iggy’s Art Alphabet, written by Victoria Looseleaf, with drawings by J.T. Steiny.

Looseleaf was friends with the artist/muralist/designer Russ Butler for many years before he passed away from cancer in June, 2017. They had often talked of collaborating on a book, but their respective careers intervened. An award-winning arts journalist with a zest for life and art, Looseleaf set out to create the story she and Butler had longed to tell.

“Knowing Russ for many years was one of the greatest privileges of my life. Concurrently, his passion for life was intoxicating and his belief that art could help heal the world was a gift to all who encountered him. Russ was a beloved figure in his community and an advocate for arts education in the schools. This book, infused with his spirit, is his legacy.” – Victoria Looseleaf

Available Now on Amazon

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Our Newest Imprint: Little Maven Books

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We are so excited to finally be able to share our newest addition to the Red Sky Presents family! Created by Latin Emmy and Grammy award winner Alisha Gaddis, Little Maven Books is our new children’s book imprint which reflects the modern, diverse family, and the many ways children are growing up today. Little Maven’s mission? To ensure that every child can see themselves in our pages.

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She Loves Me All the Same, written by Alisha Gaddis and illustrated by Mireia Morante, is our first release under the imprint.

She Loves Me All The Same follows a little girl named Zoey who loves to make lemonade, practice yoga, and dress up for outings with her new stepmom Miranda. She has two homes – one with her mom, and one with her dad and stepmom. It’s mostly fun (she has pets in each place), but sometimes she’s embarrassed when Miranda sings in the shower, and other times she feels guilty when she’s having fun with her new parent. Even though her life is “different,” and Miranda is not her mom, Zoey knows “she loves me all the same.” In the end, both families come together for a birthday celebration.

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The Reviews Are In: The Lodestone Takes the Cake!

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Innocent Cleome Parker is unprepared for Drake Stoneham, an arrogant gambler who, in a card game, wins her grandfather’s inn. Her mother is an invalid, and Cleome must provide for her whatever the cost. As the illegitimate offspring of a madwoman, she has always been an outcast but she convinces the handsome gambler to hire her as innkeeper. Drawn to Drake like steel to a lodestone, Cleome fights her desire for him as their daring adventures take them across 1830s England, plunge them into political intrigue, and inflame the passion between them again and again.

The Lodestone is the best I’ve ever read . . . warm, compelling characters . . . a fast-paced, richly layered plot involving her feminist heroine in the social issues of her day. Charlene Keel can flat-out write!” — Peggy Webb, bestselling author.

“A well thought-out trip back in time. The characters are fascinating. Perfect book to lose yourself in for a while.” — Romance Junkies

“This compelling story is filled with rich detail of 1800s England, bringing to life the society intrigues of that time.” — Coffee Time Romance

Let Waddley Share the World!

 

Winter can seem endless when you spend so many days inside, but a good book can be the perfect opportunity to step outside without actually having to leave your home!

Waddley Sees the World is the perfect series for you and your child to go on new, exciting adventures — all from the comfort of your own home!

Waddley, a Macaroni penguin who lives in Antarctica, has always dreamed of seeing the world! He gets his chance when he meets Lexi and Sam, two young visitors traveling with their parents, and secretly follows them back onto their ship. Delighted to see him, they tell Waddley he’s come to the right place: the ship is on a round-the-world cruise! 
With gorgeous illustrations, the Waddley Sees the World series is great way for kids to have fun while discovering the big world we live in.

New Release from Charlene Keel!

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This winter seems like it may drag on forever, but that just gives you another excuse to indulge in a steamy new romance! Charlene Keel, author of The Sky’s the Limit, has penned another novel that will sure to keep you intrigued. Pick up your copy of The Lodestone today!

Innocent Cleome Parker is unprepared for Drake Stoneham, an arrogant gambler who, in a card game, wins her grandfather’s inn. Her mother is an invalid, and Cleome must provide for her whatever the cost. As the illegitimate offspring of a madwoman, she has always been an outcast but she convinces the handsome gambler to hire her as innkeeper. Drawn to Drake like steel to a lodestone, Cleome fights her desire for him as their daring adventures take them across 1830s England, plunge them into political intrigue, and inflame the passion between them again and again.

Grinders Corner: Free for Valentine’s Day!

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Still don’t know what to get for your loved one for Valentine’s? How about a copy of Grinders Cornerfree this week on Amazon Kindle! You’ll be sure to smile and laugh at this romantic comedy which follows Uptown, a newly divorced English major with panic anxiety disorder and no job skills, Voluptua, an out of work actress, and Mouse, a former child star trying to make a comeback, as they all struggle to make enough tickets to pay the bills.

Valentine’s Giveaway!

Valentine’s Day is coming up, which means it’s the perfect opportunity to dive into a new romance novel. Grinders Corner explores the world of taxi dance halls in the 1960s in all its raw hilarity. Saucy, sassy and sexy—and occasionally romantic—it follows the adventures of three young women trying to survive in the glitter palaces of Los Angeles. For this week only, pick up your free ebook on Amazon!