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Got the first print of book 3 in my hand

Adventures of Luzi Cane Posted on 04 Jun, 2019 15:14:07

Got the first print of book 3 in my hand and it feels really good!

Book 3 just send off for proofreading

Adventures of Luzi Cane Posted on 06 May, 2019 07:31:00

The third book, Return of the Unicorn, has just been send off for proofreading! The book will be about 290 pages and published in June 2019.

The final front cover to the 3. book

Adventures of Luzi Cane Posted on 06 May, 2019 07:28:08

Sketch to cover for book 3

Adventures of Luzi Cane Posted on 20 Feb, 2019 11:06:04

The cover for book 3, Return of the Unicorn, is made by Nancy Batra.

Second book to proofreading

Adventures of Luzi Cane Posted on 08 Nov, 2018 06:35:59

I am happy to announce that the second book title, “Rider of the Crimson Dragon” has been sent to British English proofreading and the result will be back in the first week of January 2019. This means, that it will be published in late January early February 2019.

A change in title

Adventures of Luzi Cane Posted on 28 Feb, 2018 15:58:56

Ricardo has finished the background picture for the wrap-around cover.

At some point it became obvious to me, that the title to the second book in the series should be “Rider of the Crimson Dragon”!

Right now I’m close to 160 pages into the book, and I’m positively surprised how the characters “improvise” and add a natural flow to the plot smiley

The second title in the series

Adventures of Luzi Cane Posted on 23 Jul, 2017 18:02:22

The Secret of the Crimson Dragon
is the second title in the series and still in the works.
As the text is in the works so is the cover, but you can see the latest sketch here ↑.

The back cover text (so far): When the Christ Consciousness was being prepared around 600 BC, a celestial order of teachers and supporters named The Crimson Council was formed. In parallel a human group got together on Earth and the colour, crimson, was used to identify individuals in the Crimson Circle. Over the years, the collective consciousness of this group has become an entity of its own and you could perceive it as a crimson dragon named Shaumbra!

Luzi, working with two students on a project to discover true historical events, encounter this crimson dragon. It turns out that Shaumbra has quite a personality and together with the white dragon, Loong, the Elven woman, Josela and many others, they gain information about the past as well as the future. What they find is not common accepted, but it fits with hidden and even not so hidden knowledge dismissed by the established historical society.

Who is Luzi?

Adventures of Luzi Cane Posted on 07 May, 2017 22:15:10

Luzi Cane (the main character)

My parents met in Hong Kong. My father is English, and my mother is Chinese. My dad was, and still is a businessman, and my mom worked as a skilled correspondent and a language secretary at my dad’s workplace.

I was born in Hong Kong in 1989, grew up there and went to an English school for my earlier years.

I remember my childhood as a happy time. When one or both of my parents were not at work, they spend all their time with me, and later on with my younger sister Anna too. Anna was born when I was six, and now my mother chooses to stay home longer, and my dad brought her some work, she could do at home. I was at school most of the day, and Anna still had a nanny.

My parents always call me the light of their lives, which is why I was named Lucia, Luzi for short. Anna has got her name after our dad’s mother, Hannah. I once asked my parents, why I was not named, Anna, as I was the first born. They both said, “You were not an Anna; you’re the light of our life!†After that, I have always been proud of my name.

We were quite wealthy, and the house we lived in was large and with a lot of room. It was an old bungalow applied from dad’s company. We could have had a more modern house, but we all loved the old house with the large garden and wouldn’t dream of getting something else.

Grandma, Hannah and grandpa, William had passed away before I moved to England. In my younger years, they were visiting us in Hong Kong, and later, when Anna was old enough for a long trip, we visit them in England. At that point, they had become older and more fragile, and the last trip they made to China was when Anna became a teenager. I remember Hannah and William as two very gentle and warm grandparents, always kind and with all the time in the world, never rushing and stressed.

I moved from Hong Kong to London in 2007, starting at the University in person. Earlier I have made some online courses but wanted to extend my studies.

I study history, prehistory with a particular interest in Marija Gimbudas’ research of old Europe, ancient cultures in general, ethnographical studies, literature and journalism.

As a source of income, I work as a freelance writer for magazines, papers and on the Web. In addition to that, I work as a copywriter, and as editor of books for the University, collecting data for professors and colleges and help them editing the materials. I also do some book writing, and it is more book writing than book selling, but there is nothing new to that.

As tools in my work I use a smartphone, but while working, I turn off all private messages since they are a huge distraction and significantly reduces my productivity and efficiency. I do not want to be a slave to technology; it has to work FOR me. I do not use games or music on my phone to distract me and cover my thoughts, to me it is pollution. I listen to music in my home for enjoyment, not a distraction. You may shake your head, when I tell you, that I use a paper notebook as well. I use the camera on my phone quite often, a lot of the time to pick up text from various sources. I may use the voice recorder on the phone as well. When I have to write large volumes of text, I need to use a real keyboard, since I use all ten fingers. Otherwise, production will be too low.

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