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Collage fantasies are on the loose again – this time going global!
Collage fantasies are on the loose again – this time going global!
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From the creator of the Kickstarter-funded, internationally praised, The Riddle of the Sphinx, comes a tale of the well-known ancient sun-worshipper, Queen of Amarna, Nefertiti!

In Nefertiti Escapes!, "The beautiful one" (as her name means) sets off on an odyssey from her long-time digs in Berlin to head home to Egypt. Along the way, through twists and turns, she embarks on an irreverent romp across alluring places of history and mythology – all to discover a bit of our world! 

I created this story and all of its illustrations from my own personal library of books, tall tales told, museum visits, catalogues & pamphlets, family photographs, encyclopedias, magazines, fond memories, and the overwhelming collection of travel treasures I have gathered over my nomadic years...!

Thank you for visiting this page and checking out the introductory audiobook I made for Nefertiti Escapes! I hope you like what you see & hear. If you do, be sure to order a copy of the forthcoming, full-color paperback, please! You'll be supporting an artist (me!) and her dream of making a living as a visual storyteller. 

In fact- to that end- this is just the beginning! Nefertiti Escapes! marks the launch of Flying Sparks & Co. - my new publishing + production venture. I am excited to announce here that The Flying Saucer will accompany this press as genre-defying periodical. So, stay tuned for many more bold stories in the future...and stay in touch if you like to make them, too!

Risks and challenges

As with all my stories, Nefertiti Escapes! has been utterly exhilarating to put together – and, as with all self-publishing enterprises, it takes a lot of up-front investment, of time and money!

I have challenged myself this time, following the success and lessons learned from The Riddle of the Sphinx, to create a more affordable art book with a bold message that lots of people can relate to. My simple PSA is that travel is worth the risks involved! Exploration of our world facilitates personal growth and creates priceless memories of enjoyable experiences. We have the whole world to gain through meeting new people, going to unfamiliar places, and interacting with a diversity of cultures!

I hope that readers (like you!) will smile as they start to see themselves, or someone they know, peeking at them from within these pictures. May "Nefertiti Escapes!" invite you off on your next journey – no matter how far it may take you!

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