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Book Title: Artemis in the Desert|
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 23.39 MB
v The author of the book: Annie Pearson
Edition: Jugum Press
Date of issue: May 17th 2014
ISBN 13: 9781939423221
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Read full description of the books Artemis in the Desert:A second chance at love? Or a soggy motorcycle journey from Tumalo to Denio to Winnemucca to Zion, while the White-Bone Demon seeks to destroy hope?
Sean Frederick Wentworth, the manga artist, has the artistic career he dreamed of. He's producing a new mini-series that tells his mythic story backwards: the journey through the U.S. West that was the creative genesis of his infamous steampunk characters. The only catch: a demonic ex-partner who seeks to destroy Sean's new project.
Eliot Arden is a Seattle artisan and handywoman. Her put-together life worked well until she met Destiny, a teenage orphan who needs stability and mentoring as an artist. Eliot needs cash, right now, to secure Destiny's future. A short-term job slams Eliot back a decade, riding her rebuilt BMW R100RS down the path not taken. Ten years ago, Eliot and Sean enjoyed a brief affair of the heart. But they couldn't conquer the contradictions: artist versus artisan, East Coast versus West Coast, fame versus solitude.
On the new journey to the West, it seems there's still too much to overcome, including Sean Wentworth's penchant for living inside his own myths. But this time, dreams and desires might heat up like red slickrock in the sun. Or is that fire sparked by a 900cc bike sliding sideways down a backcountry highway?
Artemis in the Desert is a workplace adventure story-where the workplace is a motorcycle journey across the Great Basin. This story includes colorful language and sexual situations, plus as few motorcycles dropped by the riders. A He Said/She Said story, Artemis in the Desert is recommended for readers 18+.
Rain City Comedy of Manners Series:
#1. The Grrrl of Limberlost (Sam and Matt: cyber-thriller on Puget Sound)
#2. Artemis in the Desert (Eliot and Sean: adventure on two wheels)
#3. Nine Volt Heart (Jason and Susi: musical ride through Seattle's backstreets)
Each book can be read as a standalone story, with no cliffhangers. Later books do not reveal the stories of earlier books.
Read information about the authorI grew up in Oregon. When I was at school in Ashland, in our free-living days, people said, “Freedom of the press belongs to those who own the presses.” I collaborated with poets, physicists, and mad Promethean professors to publish broadsides, pamphlets, and monographs—starting with mimeograph machines and moving to new quick-copy services.
Forced to flee Ashland as an economic refugee, I settled in Seattle. With only enough patience to endure two terms of a PhD lit program, I worked for a poverty program, a solar energy nonprofit, a city utility, and a host of temp-agency placements. While post-punk and emo rocked in the background, I realized I didn’t want a job and so built my own small writing/editing business.
At about the same time that I realized I was a terrible self-employer (long hours, unreasonable standards of perfection), the rise of the personal computer launched a new economy in Seattle. Finally: a new world that recognized and appreciated my genius at spelling, making lists, and putting things in alphabetical order. And trying pre-release software to see how it works and what makes it break.
In this new world, I wrote technical content for wizards, privateers, kings, and madmen, specializing in beta content for tiny specialized audiences. My greatest claim to publishing fame during the post-grunge decade: the Windows 95 Resource Kit, which helped evangelize the standardized TCP/IP networking required for easy Internet access (bye, Novell!). The next year after that book rose to #6 on the Computer Best Seller in Publishers Weekly, my mother made me stand by the remainder table in Barnes and Noble so she could take my picture.
Next: how high-impact technical writing makes it possible to stream alt-country music over the Internet on a PC. I was lead writer for PC 99 Design Guide (bye-bye serial port, hello USB; bye-bye tin-can sound, hello HD audio).
Once, sitting in a break room of a small software startup, one of the wizards I worked with prompted this question: “How do you know when you’re affluent?” As we argued the premise, he offered his own perfect answer: “When you can buy new hardbound books on impulse.” While working long hours, my library grew. To calm down at night while working with wizards and madmen, I read all of Patrick O’Brien, Dorothy Dunnett, most of Trollope. I reclaimed sanity reading Kage Baker, Elizabeth George, Michael Dibdin, and Manuel Vázquez Montalbán. Lately, my favorites are Kates (Atkinson and Christensen), Jo Nesbo, Denise Mina, and Andrea Camilleri.
I still lunch with the wizards and madmen, but now write (mostly fiction) full time in Seattle, in the heart of Capitol Hill. I’m just down the hill from The Agora Shop where left-over lefties and opinionated oenophiles (who can’t spell oeno-anything) have a pool going over whether the owner’s coming child will be a girl or boy. I read proofs at the Liberty during the hours that it’s a coffeehouse. I pick up robot books for my nephew at Ada’s Technical Book store. Capitol Hill is just a small town that a lot of people live in, surround by all the other "towns" that make up Seattle.
The “Rain City Comedy of Manners” series explores complicated lives in contemporary Seattle. I’m interested in people whose work drives their hearts’ desires. Conflict arises when people are driven by twin desires—great work vs. love. The “Rain City” series sometimes revels in suspense, other times romance. Each story asks a key question: When bad things happen to quirky people, can they survive the wretched comedy of romance under grey skies?
Note: I also write the historical adventure series “Accidental Heretics” (as E.A. Stewart), which tell tales of conspiracy and revenge in southern France at the dawn of the Inquisition. These books seem to remind readers (especially guys) why they liked reading The Three Musketeers in the seventh grade. Try Bone-mend and Salt (Book 1), even if you think you don’t like / never read “that ki
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