Monday dawned a new month and an exciting accomplishment for many of us here at NAF. Splashdown Books released it’s first ever anthology titled Aquasynthesis.  Paul, Kat and Keven each have three stories between the pages. And Robynn and I were allowed to try out our assistant editing skills. The beautiful cover was designed by Keven’s wife Deanna Newsome.

Edited by Grace Bridges
Narrated by Walt Staples

With short stories from Fred Warren, Caprice Hokstad, P.A. Baines, Adam Graham, R.L. Copple, Travis Perry, Mike Lynch, Keven Newsome, Kat Heckenbach, Grace Bridges, and Ryan Grabow.
aqua (n) – water, used in compound names, or substances in water.
synthesis (n) – The combining of elements into a unified entity.
aquasynthesis (n) – a combining of worlds within a pool of water; an anthology of short stories from Splashdown authors.

Gizile follows her mysterious teacher, Tok, as they look into the ice of an ocean pool to contemplate a series of strange and mystical visions: astonishing tales of technology and transcendence, aliens and elves, space and time, dragons and demons, prophecies and scriptures, humor and horror, the gifted and the enslaved, virtual and supernatural reality, insanity and inspiration.

Dive into the creations of the Splashdown wordsmiths.  Visit the edges of story worlds you love already, and taste their delights if you are new to Splashdown’s universe.

As you may have guessed, we’re a bit excited. It’s not every day that we can share such wonderful news. I hope you celebrate with us. If you would like to find out more, click a little link love below. If you would like to enter for a chance to win a copy, leave a comment. I will giveaway two print copies and Grace has kindly donated two e-book copies to giveaway. Peyton will draw four names from his Special hat on August 15th and I will announce the winners on the 16th.

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About Diane Graham

Diane Graham lives in the mountains of eastern Oklahoma with her husband, children and many dogs. She is an avid reader and lover of all art forms that encapsulate imagination and goodness. Her debut novel I Am Ocilla was released in March 2012.

26 comments on “Aquasynthesis-Celebration

  1. It is a fun book, kind of a sampler of writing styles from Splashdown. I was honored to be part of the editing process. Just don’t tell me if I missed a comma.

  2. My Dearest Youngest Daughter,

    I don’t know if you missed a comma or not, I just want in the hat!

  3. Dearest DE,

    Awesome cover!

  4. I’m excited for you all! Good times.

  5. I’ve got stories in the collection, but I want to comment how much I enjoyed everyone ELSE’s contributions. These stories are very imaginative, sometimes profound, often funny–really good work. It’s an honor to have my scribbles included among them.

  6. With my concentration these days, short stories sounds like what I need right now. And I need to find some short stories to read to my students that will be considered age appropriate.

  7. I would definitely like to enter. I am a reviewer of Christian Teen Fiction and knowing that sci-fi and fantasy are what teens are interested in these days makes me eager to review any Christian sci-fi/fantasy.
    ~ J:-)mi

  8. Yay! Enter me! Enter me! lol, I’m broke atm and would love a copy, even if I’ve only read Keven’s work. (It was good work too, even if I didn’t like what happened and he stirred me up too much. He’d better get that second book out soon. I’ve got to know what happens with you-know-who.) And a deleted scene of Winter is in there, eh? Should be interesting. 😉 This sounds like a good way to introduce me to the other authors of Splashdown Books. 🙂

  9. I would be very interested to read this. 🙂

  10. So, the term aquasynthesis actually existed before and had the meaning you note?? I thought it was a term made up by Grace.

    I was just wondering — Iused to be a chemical engineer and I have read many writings on ecology and I cannot recall ever coming in contact with it.

    From my chem eng background the word sounds like it actually refers to the formation of water, i.e. burning hydrogen to form water.


  11. KEEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Congrats everyone who contributed to this book! That’s very cool!

  12. Great stories, all of ’em.

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