Update on James O. Youngcliff’s Latest BluBerrie Novel

BluBerrie: The Botanical Garden Is Coming

The budget for the newest children’s novel, BluBerrie: The Botanical Garden, is adequate for a possible pub date in December. The better news: It’s already edited; the bad news: the ten or so projected illustrations are not complete. Ouch!

Two reasons for the delay, one, I’m also the illustrator, and making the switch from writer to artist takes some “breathing room” before starting. And second, I need motivation; without it, the ten or so drawings that I need to get done won’t happen. At least, they’ll suck if I go at it without inspiration.

I’m shooting for after the Thanksgiving Holiday before I can sit down at my drawing table, put on my artist’s cap and bring back the BluBerrie gang to life again!

One Parting Political Poke

Thanks to my fans and those who are not who voted for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris for president. Now rebuilding our nation begins. The road ahead won’t be easy the way we see things going thus far.

Not wanting to poke a hornet’s nest (but I can’t help myself), I must admit, I’m dumbfounded that the 70 million people who voted for this “loser” president couldn’t care that they voted for a racist, sexist, and liar—a man who, at every turn of his miserable presidency, has broken his promise to us. And who has failed to uphold our constitution and the principles of America for his selfish gains? I don’t get it? Do you?

Nonetheless, I’m hopeful that Americans will unite around our new leaders: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris; if we don’t, may God have mercy on us all.

j.o.y.

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Published by James O. Youngcliff

James O. Youngcliff is a YA fiction writer, credited with several exciting “telling stories” for adolescents with his BluBerrie Series. His works never fail to impart wisdom for those willing to take the time to go down the “road less traveled.” So, prepare yourself for the strange and twisted. The Pickled Man is more than a horror piece for young adults, it came about from wants in the author to change creative direction. Excited to weave social and political maladies around a classic American past time as a summer vacation, this tale will resonate in the hearts of those not satisfied with the ordinary. “It was fun to write, and I’m sure young teen readers will appreciate the surreal aspects of this new story,” the author states. Originally from New York City, he lives in Dade City, Florida now and when not writing, he oil paints, draws and exhibits in art galleries throughout his home state. Currently, he is working on a series of adult novels, the first soon to be available: Lost Stars in Winter’s Limelight, tracing the fictional saga of the Holidays, a Druid family, living in the mountains of Washington state. It is a journey into the whimsically bizarre and surrealistic origins of this abnormal family through each generation, and their strug-gles to keep their mysterious town called Chrisma-La alive.

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