Adult coloring books are all the rage, and there seems no end in sight! But one which has just been released by Cristal Clear Designs is the most unusual one I have ever seen.. I may be a slight bit prejudiced, but I invite you to check it out for yourself. You see, the talented artist who created all of these stunning heart designs in my son, John. John has been doing brilliantly colored blacklight poster drawings for several years, and even did an album cover for the rock group Godsmack..
The book is simply called Hearts, and is now available on Amazon. It will make a great gift for all lovers of art and coloring.
Some of my friends may have noticed that I have not been posting on this blog lately. There is a huge reason for this. I have been working very closely with Australian authors Gerald Sinclair and Rondo BB Me on final preparations for the launch of their exciting historical tome, The Enigmatic Sinclairs, Volume One. This book has taken many long years of research and a large number of contributing individuals to insure historic accuracy on a subject about which much speculation has been printed, especially since Dan Brown’s best seller, The DaVinci Code. Separating fact from conjecture and legend about historic events which carved out the history of Scotland and England and even the forming of our United States, all of which involved members of the noble Sinclair/St. Clair Clan, is no easy pursuit.
Two weeks from today, Gerald Sinclair will be launching this book at Rosslyn Book Store in Roslin, Scotland, at which time the book will become available. It may be purchased there, on the St. Clair website, stclairpublications,com, and on Amazon sites around the globe. Upon examination, Amazon recognized this extraordinary work One of the Best Books of 2015 so far.
Don’t miss it when it is released! Below is a synopsis and a cover photo.
Enigmatic Sinclairs – a definitive guide to Sinclairs in Scotland, is based purely on primary source evidence garnered over 11 years painstaking research, supplemented by a few quotes from rigorous historians (a rarity) such as Geoffrey Barrow and those who worked with him. Author’s comments are at an absolute minimum as we found such a wealth of material the facts in chronological order present their own narrative.
Prof Hugh Montgomery PhD Dipl CL.Ing Com FSA Scot in his foreword says “It is such a pleasure to see authors produce a book based entirely on original research and using original sources without the myths and tall tales told by so many when writing their family history ……. I believe this will become one of the foremost sources and examples to future family historians of how to produce a family history”
Malcom of Caithness in his foreword says “book is such a useful breath of fresh air as they have taken endless trouble to go back to primary sources for evidence and have shattered a lot more myths in doing do, but have also discovered fascinating verifiable truths about the Sinclairs hitherto unpublished……..they have sought to follow those famous words carved in stone on an architrave in Rosslyn Chapel built by my ancestor , the first Sinclair Earl of Caithness, in the mid – fourteen hundreds “Truth conquers all”
This 461 page volume covers from first recorded Sinclair presence in Scotland to just after end of the 15th Century and is in 3 parts
Part A The Kings of Scotland – 4 chapters
Part B The de Moreville Family to Sir Alan of Galloway – 1 Chapter
Part C The Sinclairs – 3 Chapters c1160 – 1296; 1296 -1371; 1371 -1507
The delightful new children’s book, Prince Henry St. Clair, Earl of Orkney, by noted artist, Hazel Brown, has been approved for release today, and will soon be available on our site at http://stclairpublications.com and on Amazon around the globe. I will be filling the pre-orders that I have already recieved right away. If you have any questions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kent Hesselbein, an amazing graphic designer who does the St. Clair Publications site and our book covers, has a fascinating new book based on Howard Pyle’s classic novel, Men of Iron. His writing style keeps the reader glued to the pages, waiting for what comes next. If you like knights, intrigue, mystery, and exploring the dark spots in the history of the Catholic Church, this one is for you. It’s entitled, Infidel: Legends of the Men of Iron Book 1. Get it now at http://stclairpublications.com or on Amazon.com or other on-line booksellers.
This humorous look at the ever-evolving phrases which most of us use on a daily basis without even thinking quickly went to number three on Amazon’s bestsellers in its genre for the 2011 Holiday Season. Now there is another volume of entirely new material entitled On the Origin of the Cliches, All New Book II. Check it out on our site at http://stclairpublications.com or on Amazon. Both books are also avaailable on Kindle format.