What will we see in the next 10 years? #akcra #rtaylorward #savethekoala

I live in South East Queensland.

It is a wonderful place to live, and to raise a family.

I cannot believe that our on-going apathy will likely see the koala gone from South East Queensland within 10 years.

GONE …..is too easy and too simple a term.

GONE….. equals death, annihilation and extinction to the current koala population in South East Queensland…….. thousands of these beautiful animals ‘gone’.

Visit the Australian Koala Foundation web site to see what you can do to help ‘Save The Koala’

https://www.savethekoala.com/

To quote a well know Australian tennis star

“Come On” 

WE CAN DO THIS ……………… we can Save the Koala

 

 

Do koala’s scream?

Ak-cra update: “And so….are the Days of Our Lives”…..I feel like I’m caught up in a publishing soap opera #akcra #rtaylorward

“Soooohhhhhh

Hhmmmmmm

Man, the Gods are certainly playing with me.

FINALLY….. after many weeks of (*little cough*) patient waiting my publisher profile has been setup and approved — and cyberspace and I are finally in sync.

YIPPPEEEEE……….

Or at least I thought so.

This is where the Universe comes into play

I’ve just found out that Ak-cra’s sensational cover has too much black in it (***WHHHHHAAAAATTTTTT*****) and will need to be revamped.

INSERT very big SIGH …. from both @Sally Jelbert and myself (okay, okay …..INSERT lots of swearing and screaming).

ALL THIS MEANS ……… is more ‘patience’ will be required on my behalf (and yours) before we can hit the publish button.

Poor Sally is working furiously trying to sort it out (and I thank her enormously for all the talent, effort and hard yakka she has brought to this project).

So…..like my little friend below…… we’ll have to put our heads back, chill out and ‘wait a wee bit longer’.

To those that haven’t read Ak-cra (in manuscript format)….. I promise you the wait will be worth it…..and thanks for sticking with me.

To my beta-readers ………. believe it or not, you will soon have a hard copy in your hot little hands.

Layback koala

 
Cheers
Rtw

Ak-cra Update: You’ve heard of The Hunger Games? I’m playing The Waiting Games #rtaylorward #akcra #globalwarming #YA

SO

Not much has changed, except for the date, since my last Ak-cra update.

2014 is marching on……. we’re already 15 days into the new year and still no word when Mr Cyberspace will get around to pushing the ‘GO’ button on Ak-cra.

There is zero I can do but wait ……………. as has been the case for the past month or longer ………..   😦

Thought you might like to take a look at Ak-cra’s completed cover (thanks again to the very talented Sally Jelbert for her cover design, and the incredible photo by Patrick Hoesly)

Final wrap around cover in jpeg

AND KEEP IT HERE ……………..ONCE THAT BUTTON IS PUSHED AND I GET THE GREEN LIGHT ……………..I SHALL BE SINGING FROM THE ROOF TOPS

PS…… must warn you though …… I don’t have the greatest voice!

Time has no master. #rtaylorward #akcra #YALit #YA #globalwarming

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AK-CRA chapter 6: Destiny

 

“Time has no master, it is uncaring and unforgiving”

Or so it seems to 16-year-old Cerr who has been thrust into the role of savior.

And he’s not ready but ‘time’ refuses to wait for him.

His success equals Ak-cra’s survival …………his failure, her total destruction and annihilation.

Can Ak-cra be saved? Can Cerr be her savior?

Or will humanity and global warming destroy this ancient alien race?

Ak-cra available soon on Amazon.

Ak-cra Update: Cyberspace has me in a holding pattern #publishingagghh #akcra #rtaylorward #YA

“Meanwhile, back at the ranch …….’

Still in a holding pattern and circling the runway.

My online publishing / author profiles are ‘parked’ in cyberspace and waiting approval (they have been there for quite some time) …….once that happens…… *drum roll please* ……. Ak-cra can be publushed ! !!!!!

I am excited though, received some merchandise today …..not quite as good as a hardcopy book …. but better than nothing 🙂

Ak-cra merchandise

Don’t know how to fill in the next 10 minutes or so? Take a look at this. #rtaylorward #akcra #YALit

http://www.pinterest.com/akcralanders/ak-cra-teasers-for-those-who-cant-wait/

Although the wait for ‘Ak-cra’ is nearly over with a publication date ‘visible on the horizon’ I thought you might like to read some more facts and teasers.

Visit my Pinterest site for a ‘board’ full of Ak-cra teasers.

cheers

Rtw

Pinterest - Ak-cra teaser board