A Movement of Hope

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A movement of hope has swept across the globe in the most successful charity event in history! Waves of kindness and empathy have raised over $106 million for ALS–funds that will make the difference between life & death for thousands of souls suffering in the deadly grip of this debilitating disease. 

The overwhelming worldwide support shows the remarkable potential for humanity to unite for a common good. With this massive collective effort, the possibilities of what we can accomplish are endless. It is my fervent hope that this phenomena will inspire us all to work together in a common call to action!  WE can truly be the change we wish to see in the world!

Peter Frates’ story–the driving force behind the “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge”
Support Gregory Kenoyer (Shannon Kenoyer Lawrence’s awesome Dad) in Denver Walk to Defeat ALS
Donate to ALS Association

In the video clip below, where I met the frigid end of a wine bucket in Biltmore’s front lawn (the setting for my YA novel series, Echoes of Olympus), I challenged…

The Entire IWSG

Along with Biltmore Estate, Hans Zimmer AND my fellow IMAGINE team members, EpicMusicVn, Koke Núñez GómezReally Slow Motion, Epic North Music, audiomachine, & Two Steps From Hell!

Grab a bucket, donate $$, and join us in this historic movement of change!


Tina's Sunflowers at Sunset  Sunflowers for Tina

Join us on September 8th for a community memorial tribute celebrating the spirit of Tina Downey


Epic IMAGINE ALS Ice Bucket Challenges


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IWSG, a community of brilliant writers led by Alex J. Cavanaugh, meets the first Wednesday of every month. Visit the Insecure Writer’s Support Group website and database! You’ll find  everything from writing to marketing, along with encouragement and support!


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IMAGINE Epic Music Event WINNERS

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Welcome to IMAGINE‘s grand FINALE! The biggest epic music event of the year was a HUGE success—the culmination of the global collaborative efforts between YouTube powerhouse, EpicMusicVn and their fearless captain, Đỗ Sơn Thành, graphic designer, Koke Núñez Gómez, fellow writerly peep, Nitish Raina,  and leaders of the film music industry, Really Slow Motion, Epic North Music, audiomachine, & Two Steps From Hell!

An EPIC thank you to all those who participated! Congratulations to all IMAGINE event winners! Please send me your contact info to receive your PRIZES!


IMAGINE WINNERS

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#1) Koke Nunez Gomez

#2) Lukas RE

#3) Cynthia Van Steenlandt

 TOP 3 winners of audiomachine’s Engineers of Epic Machine Head Challenge will be awarded signed albums. The #1 favorite designer will be featured on their official T-shirt, which the winner will also receive. Winning design will be revealed during the EPIC t-shirt launch!


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#1) Muay Thai

#2) Samantha Ku

#3) Joel Apelgren

 TOP 3 Winners of TSFH’s Colin Frake book trailer contest will be awarded copies of the Colin Frake ebook & soundtrack, and signed cover art. The #1 favorite video editor will also receive a signed future public album!


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#1) Ruth Long

#2) Djinnia AND Alayna Fairman

#3) FlyingMouse

 TOP 3 Winners of Epic North’s THE CONQUERORS flash fiction challenge will be awarded signed ARCADIA album artwork by Koke Núñez Gómezdigital album, Viking Warriors from Outer Space. The #1 favorite author will also receive digital copies of Origin of Iron and Rising Storm AND be featured on Epic North’s website/social media!


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#1) Samantha Ku AND Daniel Wójcik

#2) Alex Aigner

 TOP 3 Winners of Really Slow Motion’s OF MIST AND MAGIC title design challenge will be awarded signed copies of the album FIERY THE ANGELS ROSE. The #1 favorite designs will be featured on the album’s public release cover!


 

IMAGINE the Possibilities

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The biggest Epic Music event of the year is coming to a close this Saturday, August 9th! In celebration of YouTube powerhouse, EpicMusicVn‘s 2 year anniversary, we gathered leaders of the epic music industry, Two Steps From Hellaudiomachine, Really Slow Motion Music, Epic North Music, & graphic designer, Koke Núñez Gómez, for an unprecedented, global collaboration, where writers, artists, video editors and visionaries have the chance to create something amazing! IMAGINE the possibilities HERE!


It’s been a VERY busy summer, with exciting events and projects coming to a close and many more hovering on the horizon. A major shift in the realm of responsibility happened this week, when my two little girls (1st & 4th graders, previously homeschooled) were accepted into a brand new Charters school, named IMAGINE — I took this as a major sign that we’re traveling down the right path!

Though I’ll miss my kiddos, my days are now FREE for WRITING and freelance film industry projects! I’ve issued a strict final draft deadline this fall for my YA fantasy novel series, Architects of Illusion (Echoes of Olympus, #1). This semester is already booked with collaborations and another round of epic writing, where I’ll mentor gifted teens as they learn to embrace this year’s theme of COURAGE!

An Act of Courage


 First, they conquered Outer Space….
Now, they bring destruction to the promised land…
The Viking Warriors are coming to ARCADIA!

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Welcome to THE CONQUERORS, a Steampunk Viking flash fiction challenge for the industry release, ARCADIA (produced & published by Really Slow Motion). Pulling inspiration from the exclusive industry track, The Song of the World Tree, by brilliant composer, Tapsa Kuusniemi, and the stunning album cover, by gifted graphic designer & composer, Koke Núñez Gómez, FORGE an epic tale (under 500 words) that conquers the imagination! Submit your entries in the comments section of the Contest Page by August 9th, midnight EST!


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JETTA – I’d Love to Change the World

Sixteen-year-old Hutchinson McQueen is trapped in a dysfunctional family. Shackled by poor vision and poor reading skills, he squeaks through classes with his talent for eavesdropping and memorizing what he hears. After another suspension from school and suffering through one of his mother’s violent attacks, he escapes to a friend’s house that turns out to be a meth lab. The lab is raided and Hutch lands in juvenile detention. When the court sentences him to six months in a new juvenile program, he meets a teacher with Alzheimer’s who will change his life and hers.

Now available from Evernight Teen!

Enter to WIN a free copy or Amazon spending $$ HERE!

Add to your WANT To READ shelf on Goodreads


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IWSG, a community of brilliant writers led by Alex J. Cavanaugh, meets the first Wednesday of every month. Visit the Insecure Writer’s Support Group website and database! You’ll find  everything from writing to marketing, along with encouragement and support!

IMAGINE: Epic Music Inspires

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Welcome to the biggest Epic Music event of the year! In celebration of YouTube powerhouse, EpicMusicVn‘s 2 year anniversary, we’ve gathered leaders of the epic music industry for an unprecedented, global collaboration. 

Tap into your imagination and show us how Epic Music inspires YOU! Fans will be rewarded with exclusive signed albums, artwork, t-shirts and worldwide exposure, not to mention the respect and admiration of composers & music fans everywhere!

Try your hand at video editing and blow us away with a book trailer that captures the essence of Two Steps From Hell’s Colin Frake enhanced iBook—featuring the world’s first live symphony orchestra book soundtrack!

Want audiomachine fans everywhere to wear YOUR t-shirt design? Give it a shot, in the Engineers of Epic Machine Head Challenge!

How about showing your friends a title design you crafted for the cover of Really Slow Motion’s next public release, OF MIST AND MAGIC?

And if spinning a Steampunk tale is up your writerly alley, then channel your inner Viking and enter Epic North’s THE CONQUERORS flash fiction challenge, inspired by the music and cover art of their film industry release, ARCADIA!

Join EpicMusicVn, official event designer, Koke Núñez Gómez, leaders of the film music industry, and a cool cast of characters, for an unforgettable journey through epic music’s IMAGINE!

IMAGINE Events

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