audiomachine’s Tree of Life: Branching Out

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Welcome to Tree of Life: Branching Out, a collaborative writing challenge where creative minds meet epic film music!

Writers representing all genres from across the globe were invited to contribute their own chapter to an album-inspired story, collectively written over the course of 26 days. Each writer found inspiration in a featured composition from the motion picture advertising music production house, audiomachine’s TREE OF LIFE album.

These clever storytellers spun the tale in whatever direction they chose, picking up where the previous writer left off within a 24 hour window, resulting in the ultimate collaborative tale. 


Amazon Exclusive Tree of Life ebook Available Now!

TOL Cover_FinalCover design by Ryo Ishido

Sunflower_Jennifer Redstreake GearySunflower by Jennifer Redstreake Geary

 This anthology is dedicated in memory of Tina Downey, our dearest friend, fellow storyteller and firm believer that life is good…

All proceeds of the TREE OF LIFE ebook will benefit the Downey Education Fund set up for Tina’s children.


treeoflife_branchingout_badgeBranching Out logo designed by artist, Jennifer Redstreake Geary.

 TREE OF LIFE: BRANCHING OUT Collaborative Story

(July 15_Part 1)  Amy Willoughby-Burle_The Great Unknown

(July 16_Part 2)  John Wiswell_Rebirth

(July 17_Part 3)   M. Pax_Homecoming

(July 18_Part 4)  Al Diaz_Solstice Sun  *audiomachine Favorite!

(July 19_Part 5)  Gary Philip Pennick_The Fire Within

(July 20_Part 6)  DL Hammons_Above and Beyond

(July 21_Part 7)  Susan Scott_The Legend Begins

(July 22_ Part 8)  Ruth Long_The Truth  *audiomachine Favorite!

(July 23_Part 9)  Djinnia_Breaking Through

(July 24_ Part 10)  Daniel Swensen_Across the Horizon

(July 25_Part 11)  KC Hunter_The New World  *audiomachine Favorite!

(July 26_Part 12)  Shannon Kenoyer Lawrence_Turning Point

(July 27_Part 13)  Tina Downey_Cry Freedom   *RIP August 23, 2014…farväl min vän…

(July 28_Part 14)  Beverly Fox_Ashes to Ashes

(July 29_Part 15)  Michelle Wallace_Life Chronicles

(July 30_Part 16)  Mina Lobo_An Unfinished Life

(July 31_Part 17)  Gwen Gardner_Hallowed Dawn

(August 1_Part 18)  Angela Brown_Leaving the Nest

(August 2_Part 19)  Lisa Shambrook_Day One

(August 3_Part 20)  Sarah Wesson_Age of Innocence

(August 4_Part 21)  Leighton Williams_Apotheosis

(August 5_Part 22)  Elise Fallson_Equinox  *Fan Favorite!

(August 6_Part 23) Vidya Sury_Hope and Glory

(August 7_Part 24)  Damyanti Biswas_Remember the Titans

(August 8_Part 25)  C. Lee McKenzie_Tree of Life  *Fan Favorite!

(August 9_Part 26)  Amy Willoughby-Burle_Final Hope  *Fan Favorite!

Finale tribute clip created by Elise Fallson

Audiomachine’s Top 3

 Al Diaz

 Ruth Long

KC Hunter

The Top 3 favorite excerpts, chosen by audiomachine, were awarded signed Tree of Life albums, by celebrated composer, Paul Dinletir.

Fan Favorites

Amy Willoughby-Burle

C. Lee McKenzie

Elise Fallson

The Top 3 fan favorites were awarded original signed tree-inspired artwork by Jennifer Redstreake Geary, and a pound of Biltmore Coffee Traders elixir of life (trust me–it’s that good).

Comment Winners

Jin Chae

Yolanda Renee

Two fans were chosen from the promotion’s comment section and were awarded signed TREE OF LIFE albums.



38 thoughts on “audiomachine’s Tree of Life: Branching Out

  1. This is so cool! I’m aspiring to be writer, and I love Audiomachine, how much better can this get? Well, even if I’m not a participant, I can cheer for these writers to bring something great to life, kinda like what Audiomachine does with every track. Wouldn’t it be neat, if also each writer got their inspiration from each track (29 tracks in Tree of Life) to write about that day? Oh creativity, you always get the best of me.


    • I’m sorry, Himmel, but writers have already been selected. There is an excellent FAN contest starting July 15th, where readers will have a chance to win awesome prizes, including signed Audiomachine albums:) Check back soon:)


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  3. Impresionante, aunque muy cierto en realidad, El único ser capas de dar vida es la mujer aunque para ello ha de sufrir, Pero es así como la luz aparece, en plena oscuridad.


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  7. Wow…this is such an exciting theme. I would love to be a part of this and tickle my creativity. Sam, am following ya with the pretext that I do not miss out on any such notifications in the near future 🙂



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