Two Square Books:
This is a mother-daughter team of self-published authors. Our goal is to produce fun, wholesome, encouraging, and insightful stories for adults and children. We are passionate about the written word and believe a good story will fuel a love of books in our readers. We hope you enjoy our books!
Natalie Jayne, tell us some of the 'nuts and bolts'.
Ah, so you'd be wanting to know about 'Volume 1: The Early Years'? Sorry, I try not to make the eyes of innocent bystanders glaze over before we're properly introduced. Here's a few resume type facts, though, for those with nothing better to do while the tea kettle comes to a boil.
-M.A. Education -Tech Cert American Sign Language Interpreting -B.A. Studio Art -A.A Art -moved roughly 30 times in 40 years (and I'm not in the military) -Work: there's been a few, but the most unusual were hand-loading commercial aircraft and training to be a wildland firefighter -Least interesting work: providing daily gravitational support to a free-standing traffic control device (The stop sign just did not seem to appreciate my efforts.)
What’s it like being an author with learning differences?
Colorful! That's the first thing that comes to mind. It's very, very colorful. Thinking in such a visual-spatial way is an incredible gift-- granted one that comes double edged, but a beautiful gift nonetheless. The Rivers stories come to me like scenes in a movie. All I have to do is roll the film and enjoy the show. I can freeze the frame and take a mental stroll through the scene seeing, hearing and touching as my characters would. It's rather like daydreaming on double-shot espresso. Honestly, I cannot imagine how I would write without being visual-spatial, it's such an integral part of how I function. Rather than a mapped out, linear outline-- every aspect, every character trait, is linked one to another like a massive web. Shifting one junction naturally pulls on another; there are things that just 'feel' right or obvious to the plot or character development. The only downside is my creative spelling and tendency to write drafts in one long gully washer bereft of full stops, paragraphs, or commas. The red-marks on my typing blend quite nicely with the red marks that spring forth every time Gideon has any dialogue whatsoever, which can make editing a mite tricky.
"You got you any brothers? I got five. Only they ain't rightly mine-- they comed with the rustling charges. Them weren't mine neither, the charges I mean, but I got 'em sure as I got them brothers. I reckon life's got one might peculiar sense-a humor."
GIDEON FLETCHER: a boy scout at heart with a penchant for calamity who's pretty sure justice needs a hand-- not just any hand-- but his.
ASPEN RIVERS: upright, 6'4", court appointed guard, big brother & all around noodge.
RIVERS FAMILY: rowdy clan of boys that believes in family, honor, courtesy and fighting your sibling to the ground for just about any reason going.
LUKE GANDY: sheriff of Caswell Crossing, a town somewhere left of Sticksville and beyond Lost. Arrested Gideon for cattle theft.
MRS. DRISCOLL: the most self-propelled busybody in the history of small town gossips. She is determined that anything wrong must, eventually, be Gideon's fault.
Loosely based in the American West, this is a clean, touching, & insightful series. The quirky sense of humor & a highly descriptive writing style creates a lively 'being there' read.
Novels can be enjoyed independently.
Level: adults to teens
Smashwords book reviews by Two Square Books Publishing
on Feb. 21, 2015
A delightful student-written short story. I was impressed by this young writer's breadth of vocabulary and her effort at building suspense. As a language arts instructor, I would definitely give you high marks my dear! As a custom publisher, I hope you are in love with writing and continue to polish your craft! Well done.