Human Freedom

I tend to shy away from political, religious, or other high-debate topics. Not because I don’t want moving, worthwhile discussion. But rather because I work in the retail industry, and its become natural to ‘feign’ neutrality when it comes to speaking with the public about certain subjects.

But I like to think I know the different between right and wrong and I have to help this message along.

With the 2014 Winter Olypics being held in Sochi, Russia, SumOfUs.org is currently hosting a petition to get Coca-Cola execs to speak out against the anti-LGBT laws in Russia. Below is their message, take it to heart and do what you will with it.

~Meredith Purk


“Friends,

Coca-Cola executives are just days away from deciding whether or not to speak out against Russia’s brutal new anti-gay laws. So far, Coke has remained silent on Russia’s horrific LGBT crackdown — but if we can show Coke how many people want Coke to speak out against this law, we can set off an earthshaking domino effect that pushes other international sponsors to follow and causes Russia a multi-billion-dollar headache.

Please join me in calling on Coca-Cola to condemn Russia’s brutal anti-gay crackdown. http://action.sumofus.org/a/coke-russia-lgbt/?sub=taf

Thank you” -SumOfUs.org

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Readers and Reviews

Within the next twenty-four hours, my beta readers are (supposedly) going to try to have finished reading the first draft of my book, Noble Beginnings. It’s bound to be awful, so I’ll probably give them forty-eight hours, and then have a next of kin check in on them.

While I wait for word back, I thought this would be a good time to finally write up and post that first book review I’ve been trying to find time to finish with. So, without further ado (Adieu? A dew), you can find the link to my new Book Review section of the site below, and the first review posted: Imminent Danger: And How To Fly Straight Into It.

My new book reviews page is also available from the header menu above, under writing.

~Meredith Purk

Pieces – Layout

No rest for the weary. Really, though, it’s not all that bad. I mentioned last time how we had finalized the cover art for my wife’s second self-published book, titled Through the Eyes of A Stranger – Pieces.

Map of Relic

A map of the world of Relic, introduced in the first book.

With that behind us, I’ve been working on the layout of the book. This includes all the formatting, fonts, spacing, styles, headers/footers/gutters and table of contents. For a typical written novel, layout isn’t too hard. You certainly don’t have all the considerations for artwork like you would in, say, a children’s book. But we do have a spattering of interior art in each of the books so far: typically about 4-6 images. See More