“I am both an artist and an author–a visual author.”

The Art Fiction Gala Opens with Amanda (AK) Taylor. She personifies what I had in mind when I suggested this event. Take some time, click into the artwork on her site and envision the worlds in her beautiful stories come to life.

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Visit Amanda's Amazon page to read sample chapters of both books.
Visit Amanda’s Amazon page to read sample chapters of both books.

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In general I am and have always been a visual person in just about everything I do.
I just love to observe things, and things always appear as pictures or movies in my head. When I was a child that was the way it was in play or role playing. Naturally it carried over to my writing.

imageInspiration of my work seems to come from everywhere: nature, television, video games, and occasionally paintings and sculpture. Because I write fantasy artistry comes from my own head quite a bit. To capture the essence of Native Americans and ancient Egypt art from their culture from various levels comes in. I am an artist on several levels: I write, I draw and color, and I play musical instruments.

The artistry of my books is one of or the strongest aspect of my YA fantasy series because I want the reader to see what I see and it adds another dimension to the books, and it helps with the show vs tell.

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Our next artist feature will be up shortly, then two more tomorrow night. Enjoy the interplay between the mind and the eye.

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