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Fog Ink, a Nashville-Based Publishing Company, Announces 2015 Publishing Calendar

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 9, 2014 – Fog Ink, a division of Nashville-based publishing company Fields of Gold Publishing, Inc., today announces its release schedule for the remainder of 2014 and 2015.

December 9, 2014, will see the release of “Everything You’ve Heard is True,” the second full volume of poetry and prose from Nashville based artist and poet Cory Basil. This release was scheduled in conjunction with the artist’s poetry project called “Letters From the Observatory,” which involves writing poetry on vintage postcards which are then sold on the artist’s Etsy site at https://www.etsy.com/shop/corybasil.

“Boundless,” a Southern Gothic novel by Melissa Wyllie, will release on Feb. 17, 2014. “Boundless” marks the first novel for Ms. Wyllie, a former newspaper editor and journalist, and the author of numerous blogs and journal articles. A noted historic preservation advocate, her passion for the southern literary tradition fuels the novel’s engrossing plot line as it traces the lives of two young women forced to grapple with forces beyond their reckoning in a struggle to preserve more than just their friendship. More information Ms. Wyllie can be found at www.melissawyllie.com.

The “War of Words,” the third volume in The Kingdom Wars series, a collection of middle grade fantasy books by Amy Neftzger, is scheduled for release on June 30, 2015. The series takes place in a kingdom which is under the spell of a wicked sorcerer who has distorted reality so that everyone has difficulty discovering what’s real and what isn’t. Utilizing a strong female lead character and filled with the author’s typical word play, The War of Words examines the importance of language in the search for truth. More information on Mrs. Neftzger can be found at www.amyneftzger.com.

Due to the synchronization of the poetry project and poetry book, Cory Basil’s sequel to “The Perils of Fishboy,” has been pushed back to August of 2015. The series follows a fish caught in the midst of evolution and finding it difficult to fit in with his friends in the ocean. Filled with adventure as well as lessons on acceptance and understanding those who are different, “The Perils of Fishboy,” has captured the hearts of young readers. More information on Cory Basil and his artwork can be found at hereliescorybasil.com.

Following the success of “The Ferryman,” by Amy Neftzger, which sold over 2,500 copies in the first month, Fog Ink has decided to add a second volume in the series where Fate and Fortune play games with an individual’s destiny. The second book is currently expected to release in October of 2015.

Information on these titles can be found on the Fog Ink Website at www.fogink.com or by contacting Anna Norman, VP Marketing at anna@fogink.com.

About Fog Ink
Fog Ink is an independent publishing company that manages book publication and editorial, publicity and marketing for its clients, as well as publishing music and CDs. Fog Ink produces a small number of high quality works of art each year and its products have been translated into multiple languages and distributed in five foreign countries as well as the United States. Based in Nashville, Tenn., Fog Ink is a division of Fields of Gold Publishing, Inc. For additional information, please visit www.fogink.com. On Twitter: @fogink.

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Author/ Artist Cory Basil at OZ Nashville

As reported in the Sunday Tennessean, this Thursday (July 19th, 2014) Fog Ink author and artist Cory Basil will have an exhibit at OZ Nashville. Doors open at 5:30. Special musical guest Brooke Waggoner will perform, and Cory will read from his books. This is an “open house” type of event so you can stop by and stay as long as you want. A food truck will be parked outside and a cash bar is inside the venue. We’ve gotten a few sneak peeks, and this event is shaping up to be spectacular!

Cory will also have fine art prints and books for sale and will be available to sign these throughout the evening. Don’t miss this – details for the event are below. tickets may be purchased at the door or through the OZ Nashville website.

 

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Book Expo America 2014

We’re getting ready for BEA next week!  Here’s what we have going on while we’re there -please mark your calendar for these events and join us at booth PDZ652 to meet our authors and staff.

Free T-Shirts

If you’re one of the first 50 visitors to the Fog Ink Booth (location PDZ652) you’ll receive a free t-shirt. We have several different sizes, but quantities of each are limited – so come see us first!

Free Pens

You’re going to need something to make a list of all the great titles you’ll be seeing at BEA, so stop by for a free pen from Fog Ink. We know that these items get lost easily, so we’re packing extras to help you out.

Free Signed ARCs of The Orchard of Hope

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On Thursday, May 29 at 1:00 Amy Neftzger and her pet gargoyle Newton will be signing ARCs of The Orchard of Hope, which releases June 23, 2014. (Yes, Newton is signing books!) The event is in the autographing area at Table 15. Click here for info on Amy’s book signing on the BEA site. The first 50 people in line will also receive a code for a free iTunes download of The Orphanage of Miracles (the prequel to The Orchard of Hope).

 

 

Free Signed Copies of The Shovel & The Hare

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Artist and author Cory Basil will be doing a book signing at the Fog Ink booth on Friday, May 30th at 1:30 PM. He will be signing copies of his limited release poetry and prose sampler “The Shovel & The Hare.”  Click here for Cory’s event info on the BEA site.

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Newton the Gargoyle on Copley Square

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Author Amy Neftzger was recently in Boston and discovered that the Boston Public Library has created a monument to her pet gargoyle. If you visit the library you can see the monument directly out front with Newton’s name on it. Newton the Gargoyle found Boston to be a very Gargoyle friendly city. He and Amy expect to visit again in the near future.

We are grateful and honored that the Boston Public Library has chosen to recognize Newton in this manner.

 

View the picture of Newton on Copley Square on Instagram.

 

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The Perils of Fishboy Gets Some Press

 

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This is a big month for Cory Basil and The Perils of Fishboy: A Tale Split in Two. Nashville Native has written an article, providing some background and biographical information about the author and artist in residence here at Fog Ink (FYI: “Artist in Residence is an honorary title we just made up for this blog post.). For those of you unfamiliar with his work, Cory is an accomplished fine artist and also publishCoryBasil_4ed a book of poetry called Skinny Dipping in Daylight, which was released last year.

In addition to the article in Native, Cory has an upcoming event at Barnes &Noble Vanderbilt on December 7th, 2014. If you’re in the Nashville area, please join us there at 7:00 PM to celebrate the release of this whimsical and engaging title for children.

In the meantime, enjoy this video of Cory working on the art for The Perils of Fishboy: A Tale Split in Two. Then go buy a copy for the child we know is inside you and dying to read it 🙂

See a video of Cory Basil creating Fishboy’s world.

 

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New Release and Original Art Giveaway for The Perils of Fishboy: A Tale Split in Two

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The Perils of Fishboy: A Tale Split in Two is the latest creation birthed from author/artist Cory Basil.
This young reader/children’s novel is sure to captivate and inspire both young and old alike. With 400 pages and over 60 illustrations, The Perils of Fishboy will have you completely entranced by the adventure, characters and mysteries that lie beneath the water.

All pre-orders for this title placed before October 1, 2013 through this website will receive FREE shipping. In addition, for each book purchased you will be entered for a chance to win one of the original illustrations created by Cory Basil and used in The Perils of Fishboy.

All entries received by October 1st will be placed in a random drawing to receive the original illustration shown below, which will arrive signed by Cory and accompanied with a Certificate of Authenticity. One entry per book purchased. Best of luck to you!

Remember, for each book you purchase you will receive one entry into the drawing and each book will be signed by the author. Christmas is just around the corner, so stock up now and save yourself some shopping time later!

This offer is only available through this website. Pre-orders placed through other retailers will not be eligible for the drawing.

 

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Gearing up for Book Expo America

Some people believe that words are harmless. We believe that words are powerful and have the potential to create whole new worlds. That’s the premise behind literature and the inspiration for this awesome t-shirt design by author/ artist Cory Basil. Stop by our booth (#1463) at BEA for a chance to win one on Saturday, June 1.

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Review of Things We Didn’t Lose by www.theindiemachine.com

Jazz, Pop, Jazz-Pop, Pop-Jazz; whatever it is you ultimately end up classifying it under, Nashville blues-rock-influenced duo Lucky Munk have an awful lot of spunk behind them.

Guitarist Tyra Elliott Neftzger, and drumming wife Amy have crafted what they call a fun Jamie Cullen-inspired EP of poppy jazz hooks, but with a John Mayer ensemble sensibility that shines through in each track’s instrumentation. Their debut EP Things We Didn’t Lose is set to drop August 23rd and is currently stream-able via Fog Ink.

The title track and “It Takes As Long As It Takes” are definitely standouts; you can check out the latter in the embed below. A couple fun jazzy cover songs also accompany their original work – so definitely hit up Fog Ink and take a listen to their interpretation of Queen’s Another One Bites The Dust – seriously… you won’t regret it.

For more information go to: www.theindiemachine.com

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Lucky Munk debut CD set for release on August 23, 2011

Fog Ink announced the debut release of Lucky Munk, a Nashville band that has been gaining popularity through social networking sites.

Lucky Munk’s first album will be released on August 23, 2011. The band’s sound is a hybrid of genres that may best be described as a guitar driven version of Jamie Cullum with influences from artists like John Mayer and Bruce Hornsby.

The band was founded by Nashville guitarist Tyra Elliott Neftzger  by combining elements of jazz, blues.  With over 15 years of experience composing and performing in various venues, Tyra has now created a band that embodies his unique sound as an arranger and a vocalist.  The band performs new arrangements of familiar tunes as well as their own original songs.
Tyra Neftzger has worked in both the Pop and Jazz genres and has written several articles for All About Jazz. His articles on Pocket Philosophy and The Role of SIlence in Music has been quoted by individuals in different occupations around the world. The articles can be found at the following locations:
The Role of Silence in Music: http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=16481
Pocket Philosophy: http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article_center.php

You can find more information about Lucky Munk and hear their sound at http://www.luckymunkband.com, http://airplaydirect.com/music/luckymunk/, or follow the band on Twitter: @luckymunk
Fog Ink is a division of Fields of Gold Publishing,Inc. a music and book publishing company located in Nashville, TN. Fields of Gold, Inc. was established in 2003.

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Psalmthing Blue: Media Kit

Psalmthing BlueFor Immediate Release.
Contact: Anna Norman

Invasion of the Inversions

As the name implies, Third Inversion is a little different. Those of us who are familiar with musical terminology will recognize Third Inversion as one of the more unusual chord structures. An inversion in music has to do with the structure of chords and which of the three or four notes is the lowest, depending on the effect the composer wants to achieve.

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