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Jan 5, 2024

The petals of my daisy by the Marchioness of Dorchester (circa 1632)


The petals of my daisy 
by the Marchioness of Dorchester (circa 1632)

The petals of my daisy
fluttered
in the breeze if his breath
His stamen stood proud
in search of bees
to taste his nectar
We rolled in the wild grasses,
Laughing at nothing
then hushed as a deer
broke twigs
in the distance
There was little time
before the bells
would mark the end
of a clandestine episode
in the forest of fantasies
And so he entered my
wanton flower
with the speed of a stag
fast and
faster still
to avoid the arrow of death
And I ran too
Homeward
with the joy of his juices
as they fell from
my little flower
onto my stockings
And I was free




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The Tale Teller Club Official Podcast is called the iServalan Show and is available on iTunes, Spotify etc.
What is the Tale Teller Club? Band, Orchestra, Filmmaker, Podcaster, Set Designer, Author, Lyricist and Musician in no particular order

The Tale Teller Club is a captivating platform that weaves together art, literature, and music. Founded by British author, artist, and composer Sarnia de la Maré (also known as iServalan), it offers a multisensory experience for the cerebral cortex. Here are some features of the club:


  1. iServalan Show: A podcast covering topics like AI, culture, and music.
  2. Tale Teller Club Academy of Arts: An online learning platform teaching skills such as drawing, dancing, and playing instruments.
  3. Tale Teller Club Publishing: Produces and distributes audiobooks, ebooks, and short plays.
  4. Tale Teller Club Inked: A show spotlighting tattoo designs and techniques.
  5. Music Therapy: Based on the theory of Rife Healing Vibrations, exploring resonance therapies.

You can explore their enchanting world on their YouTube channel and Twitter🌟🎨📚🎶12

Animation Films by Tale Teller Club for the Book of Immersion Series are available on YouTube

Links to episodes of Immersion written and illustrated by Sarnia de la Maré FRSA, published by Tale Teller Club are below






GLOSSARY

Strata 1
Strata 2
Strata 3
Strata 4
Strata 5
Strata 6
Strata 7
Strata 8
Strata 9
Strata 10
Strata 11
Strata 12



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Jun 24, 2024

Modern Fairytales by Sarnia de la Maré FRSA, Red Riding in the Hood (Red Riding Hood)



Red Riding in the Hood Book Illustration
In the heart of the city, where skyscrapers loom like ancient trees, lived a young girl. She wore a crimson hoodie, her signature style, which earned her the nickname 'Red' among her friends. But this was no fairy tale forest; it was the concrete jungle and this young girl needed to be strong to look after Nana.

Red’s grandmother, Nana Fiest, resided in a cosy house on the outskirts of the town. Nana wasn’t bedridden; she was a tech-savvy retiree who loved her iPad as well as her knitting needles. But getting about was harder now with her arthritis. Some days Nana was in great pain but she muddled through. She’d often video call Red, reminding her to stay safe in the urban wilderness and to look out for wolves.

One day, Nana fell ill. Red, balancing her freelance singing gigs, social life, and caring for Nana, promised to come home soon on her push bike. Armed with a take away supper and her phone, she set off. The city streets were her forest, and the subway tunnels her winding path. As Nana was poorly, Red decided to take a shortcut across an estate she was not familiar with. But suddenly the lights on her bike ran out of battery because she had forgotten to recharge them. It was dark and now Red realised she was lost and remembered Nana's warning words.

But lurking in the shadows was a different kind of wolf to the one Nana had meant —a wolf named Victor. He wore tailored black suits and drove a sleek black car. Victor was a corporate predator, devouring startups and dreams. He’d heard about Nana’s home and wanted to knock it down it for his next venture, yet another skyscraper.

As Red cycled through the poorly lit winding streets, she noticed Victor tailing her in his flashy car. His eyes gleamed with greed. She peddled faster, her phone buzzing with Nana’s worried messages. But Victor was relentless, closing in like a wolf scenting its prey. But Red was too fast and snuck down a little alley. Then he was gone and Red breathed a sigh of relief. finding the main road to Nana's at last.

But when Red reached Nana’s house, Victor was waiting outside.
'I heard Nana Fiest was sick,' he said.
'Jump in my car and I will take you to the pharmacy to get medicine.'
Then Victor smiled and Red saw his long brown teeth dripping with spit.
Red was no fool.
She saw Victor was holding a document in his hand with the words
'High Rise Planning at 92 Forest Drive', Nana's actual address.

'I know what you are up to Victor, but you won't sweet talk me or Nana to get her to sell her house. Nana was born in this house and Nana will stay here forever,' said Red feeling brave, 'and so will I.'

Inside Nana’s apartment, Red found her grandmother weak but still feisty. 
'Red,' Nana whispered, beware the wolves in suits. They’ll devour everything.' Red understood—the corporate world was no fairy tale. Nana' wise words were her superpower. But now it was Red who needed to be clever and strong for all the nanas in the city.

So Red devised a plan. Armed with her smartphone, determination, and her signature red hoody, she went to Victor's office and spied on him from behind a bush filming his activities with her mobile phone.
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Victor was meeting with shady characters and Red uploaded her videos to YouTube and TikTok so the world would see he was a common criminal.

The city and the whole world watched as Red unmasked the wolf, revealing his true nature. Finally the Wolf was arrested and sent to prison. Victor’s empire crumbled, and Nana’s apartment was safe. So was everyone else's  and Red became a local hero, her crimson hoodie a symbol of courage.

And so, in the modern cityscape, Red wasn’t just a girl with a red hood; she was a force to be reckoned with—a guardian of the elderly and a thorn in the wolves’ side.



©2024 Sarnia de la Maré FRSA



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May 24, 2024

Strata 6, Immersion V1, Trouble at the Bank, (Animal Instincts)



Welcome to Immersion. You have reached Strata 6. 

Immersion V1 Strata 6 Trouble at the Bank (Animal Instincts)

The instinct to fight has been observed in both humans and animals. Dominance protects vulnerable species from harm. Neural circuits of rage, anger, and violence exist because humans and animals need them to protect offspring, and to secure food, drink, and safety. 

But to be aroused or entertained by violence is more particular to humans than other species. Some humans have even fetishised the power of winning: they seek it out and are physically stimulated by it.

This pleasure in violence, along with the thrill of danger, comes from a deep innate human psychology. It is linked to a desire for competition, thrills, and excitement, as well as the promise of adrenaline which humans find stimulating. 

Androids do not experience pleasure in this way. They do not experience the effects of pleasure chemicals, like dopamine, or a motivational salience which can lead to the desirability of an outcome. All androids however have been programmed to protect an asset or assets at all costs. Often these goals will result in violent acts. 

But the excitement of a fight remains uniquely human and is a self motivated, self fulfilling exhilaration often irrespective of intellectual advancement.

*****

The oversized droid tried to nudge Renyke into the chair. This small movement, a deliberate, forceful action, raised alarm bells. This droid and this place were dangerous.

POS was now completely unresponsive.

The Droids were staring intently, too close for comfort. The finger clicking was getting even more intense.

Renyke took a few moments to compose himself.

'I seem to have made a mistake,' said Renyke, 'I have nothing to exchange after all.'

Queenie, looking worried near the door, demanded access to leave.

'Let me out, this is not my affair,' she said to the door guard who had stopped her exit with his thick arm. She kicked his shin and he laughed. 'That just tickles,' he said, bending down and scowling in her face, too close for comfort.

Still nothing from the POS......

Renyke realised he was on his own. This was new. total autonomy was not possible for artificially created learning machines. There was alway a system in place. The system was paramount to seamless function.

One of the droids got closer to Renyke and explained, 'You gotta have something useful for your friends at the bank. We like useful things. Must be something nice you got for the banker.' 

The other droid looked at Renyke's bag. 'What's in the bag?' he said moving forward to remove it from Renyke's shoulder.

Maybeline crawled out onto Renyke's collar snarling and spitting. She was screeching violently and standing on her hind legs.

'We take anything, old phones even. Anything with data, or storage, or files, photos, NFTs. We take hardware too, your bank is really *frienly. The watch looks tasty. We like watches at the bank. Don't we like watches?'

His thick-set assistant nodded, wires and cogs vibrated inside a hole in his cheek.

Suddenly POS was available again and activated defence and attack modes.

Renyke engaged his bionics and with lightning speed, head butted the first droid who flew back and smashed the other's head with the force of a truck. Cogs crushed and whirred and they both hit the floor. 

Maybeline screeched and began removing wires from orafices in the droids heads.. Then she stood victorious on her hind legs looking around for another victim.

Human, age 48, ID: possibly David Shrewen, wanted for murder, extortion, fraud, by *CASM

A short well dressed man approached trying to calm the situation. He lifted his hands in surrender. He was nervous without the protection of his now defunct droids.

The Door guard held the female guide by the neck and she was screaming, 'Let us go we're no trouble honest, no trouble!'

'Quiet', said the door guard squeezing her neck tighter and choking her.

'My name is David Shrewen and I have a reputation to uphold. One of professionalism and integrity. I must apologise for my overzealous staff.' He put his hand out to shake Renyke's hand.

Shall I lock weapons on target? asked POS.

Renyke engaged an army-issue laser bolt-gun in his hand that would take out the whole room and anyone in it.



He would prefer not to use it but he pointed it at Shrewen's face fixing a menacing stare.

'Duuuuude, we got no ishy here. No ishy, just data. A misunderstanding my friend?' Said Shrewen.

'Drop the lady!' Shouted Renyke, 'we are leaving.'

'Let them go', shouted Shrewen, without hesitation and putting on a brave friendly smile.

The door guard released Queenie, as the banker backed off with his hands still in the air.

Renyke reversed his way towards the door watching the room through his the 360-degree embedded viewfinder.

There was a bag on the counter. 

...Contains bits, may I suggest we take it.....? said POS

Renyke grabbed the bag. It was heavy. The Banker protested. 'Not the whole bag man ......I got bills to pay!'

Renyke pulled out a handful of the contents and threw the bag on the floor. He didn't need it all, enough to get some kind of vehicle to get him to Redact. The last thing he wanted was a gang of stupid droids after him in this Hell hole. They might hold him up.

The banker was yelling as Renyke and Queenie took their exit.

Shrewen was shouting as they made their way back through the market, 'You got some neat tools man, we could use you at the bank!'




To be continued

© 2023 Sarnia de la Maré


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iServalan Show: A podcast covering topics like AI, culture, and music. 
Tale Teller Club Publishing: Produces and distributes audiobooks, ebooks, and short plays 
Music Therapy: Based on the theory of Rife Healing Vibrations, exploring resonance therapies. 
Tale Teller Kids: Under 5s and Under 8s 

Check out our Podcast below
 

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Animation Films by Tale Teller Club for the Book of Immersion Series are available on YouTube

Mar 20, 2024

The Book of Immersion Books by Sarnia de la Maré FRSA











The Book of Immersion (10 book series)
Kindle Edition
by Sarnia de la Mare (Author) , Sarnia de la Mare (Author)




Journey into a Surreal Dystopia: The Book of Immersion by Tale Teller Club

In the realm of literature, there exist rare gems that transcend traditional storytelling boundaries, weaving a tapestry of worlds that blur the lines between reality and fantasy. The Book of Immersion by Tale Teller Club is one such enchanting creation that beckons readers into an intriguing, dystopian universe where the ordinary and the extraordinary collide, and nothing is quite as it seems.

The narrative within The Book of Immersion unfolds in a world unlike any other, teetering on the precipice between reality and fantasy. The characters that inhabit this literary realm are primarily divided into two categories: humans and robots. Yet, it's the enigmatic homotechs that truly captivate the imagination. These peculiar entities straddle the line between humanity and machinery, a testament to the novel's capacity for pushing the boundaries of storytelling.

As readers embark on their journey through this strange and fascinating world, they'll quickly discover that "The Book of Immersion" is not your typical dystopian narrative. Here, music and literature hold the keys to unlocking a sensory cerebral high, painting a vivid backdrop of emotions and experiences that are nothing short of otherworldly. This convergence of art forms infuses the story with a unique and compelling energy, creating a narrative atmosphere that is, quite literally, immersive.

One of the most remarkable aspects of this book is its ability to harmonize ethereal surrealism and stark reality, a duality that is typically challenging to balance. The Tale Teller Club seamlessly combines the two, allowing them to coexist within the same literary space. The juxtaposition of the bizarre and the everyday blurs the boundaries of possibility, making readers question what is real and what is a product of their own imagination.

The characters in The Book of Immersion are not just ordinary beings; they are multifaceted and dynamic, revealing layers of complexity as the narrative unfolds. The homotechs, in particular, challenge preconceived notions of identity and existence, highlighting the fine line that separates humans from machines. Their presence in the story adds a layer of philosophical reflection, exploring themes of consciousness, sentience, and the essence of what it means to be alive.

In this strange dystopian world, the reader is invited to partake in a profound journey of discovery. The Book of Immersion encourages us to reconsider our understanding of reality, delving into the depths of our own perceptions and pushing the boundaries of our imagination. It challenges us to see the world through a new lens and to explore the hidden facets of existence that may elude us in our everyday lives.

As you immerse yourself in the pages of The Book of Immersion, you will be transported to a world that defies conventions and embraces the extraordinary. Tale Teller Club's narrative mastery guides you through a mesmerizing landscape where the surreal and the tangible coexist, beckoning you to embark on an unforgettable journey of self-discovery.

In a world that increasingly blurs the boundaries between reality and fantasy, The Book of Immersion serves as a poignant reminder of the power of literature to transcend and transform, making it a must-read for those seeking to explore the unknown and question the limitations of their own imagination.
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Book of Immersion V1 Strata 1 : Renyke Awakes (Purpose) (The Book of Immersion)
by Sarnia de la Mare (Author)


Book of Immersion V1, Strata 1, (Purpose) serves as the genesis of the narrative, where readers are introduced to the essential elements that will shape the tale. Within this initial layer of the story, the scene is meticulously set, and two pivotal main characters step onto the stage, laying the foundation for a captivating journey.
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Strata 2: The Maybe Line (Friendship) (The Book of Immersion)
by Sarnia de la Mare (Author)
Strata 2 of the Immersion series explores a new friendship for Renyke, something he has not experienced before.
There are 21 episodes in Volume one named Strata and numbered.
The book is about the coming of age of AI and the possibilities and effects it will have on humans.
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Strata 3: Flex and the Robo-Dog (Making Decisions) (The Book of Immersion)
by Sarnia de la Mare (Author)
Renyke and Maybeline make their way through the zones and there is already trouble

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Strata 4: The Zoners (Meeting Strangers) (The Book of Immersion)
by Sarnia de la Mare (Author)
Renyke attempts to navigate the busy streets in the dangerous zones.

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Strata 5: Renyke Goes to The Bank (Memories and Experiences) (The Book of Immersion)
by Sarnia de la Mare (Author)
Renyke needs money but is unsure how to get in this strange underground world.

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Strata 6: Trouble at the Bank (Animal Instincts) (The Book of Immersion)
by Sarnia de la Mare (Author)
Renyke is taken to the bank to get money in order to continue his journey to Redact. But can these androids be trusted?

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Strata 7: Jarome and the Scritters (Trade and Barter) (The Book of Immersion)
by Sarnia de la Mare (Author)
Without the POS, Renyke is expected to call upon new skills, but why is he finding it so hard?

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Strata 8: Shabra (Laws of Attraction) (The Book of Immersion)
by Sarnia de la Mare (Author)
Renyke finds himself inexplicably drawn to a stranger. How can this make sense? The changes he feels have not been experienced before.

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Strata 10: Dinfant Trouble (Synthetic Love) (The Book of Immersion)
by Sarnia de la mare (Author)
What are these Dinfant creatures and just how dangerous are they? Renyke, Shabra, and Flex, meet a potentially sticky end.

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Strata 9: Limerence (Loins and Lust) (The Book of Immersion 11)
by Sarnia de la Mare (Author)
Renyke is feeling strange sensations in his body and strange emotions in his mind.

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Music Therapy: Based on the theory of Rife Healing Vibrations, exploring resonance therapies. 
Tale Teller Kids: Under 5s and Under 8s 

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Jun 22, 2024

Is There Money in Kindle Kids' Books? Let's compare publishing options


Writing children’s books can be a rewarding venture, but it’s essential to set realistic expectations. Let’s explore the financial aspects:

The publishing agent route.
Advances: First-time authors typically receive an advance from the publisher. For picture books (which average around 32 pages), this advance can range from $6,000 to $12,000. Keep in mind that this amount is split between the author and the illustrator (if separate). Easy readers and novels follow similar compensation packages.

Royalties: After earning out the advance (i.e., selling enough copies), authors receive royalties. These are usually around 3.5% to 6% of the book’s sale price. Novels have a different structure, with no royalty split. Most picture books sell 5,000 to 10,000 copies in hardcover form, and few make it to paperback. Additionally, many books go out of print within about two years.

Big Names vs. Reality: While authors like Jeff Kinney (creator of “Diary of a Wimpy Kid”) and J.K. Rowling have made millions, most writers don’t achieve such success. Writing children’s books is rarely a full-time job for the majority of authors.

While children’s books can be creatively fulfilling, financial gains vary widely. It’s essential to love what you do and recognize that monetary rewards may not match those of blockbuster authors

Here are seven tips to help aspiring children’s book authors:

Find an Inspiring Idea: Start with a compelling concept that excites you. Whether it’s a whimsical adventure, a heartwarming friendship, or a magical world, let your imagination soar!

Know Your Audience: Understand the age group you’re targeting. Picture books, middle-grade novels, and young adult fiction each have distinct characteristics. Tailor your writing accordingly. 

Create a Relatable Protagonist: Develop a main character that young readers can connect with. Make them relatable, flawed, and memorable.

Ask Questions: As you write, consider the “what ifs.” What if your character faced a challenge? What if they discovered a hidden secret? Curiosity fuels creativity! 

Read Recent Children’s Fiction: Immerse yourself in the genre. Observe storytelling techniques, character development, and pacing. Learn from successful authors. 

Read Aloud: Hearing your story helps you catch awkward sentences, pacing issues, and dialogue quirks. Plus, it’s fun! 

Finish Your Story: Persevere! Completing your manuscript is a significant achievement. Celebrate each step, from the first draft to the final polish.

Traditional Publishing: Advances: For picture books (averaging 32 pages), first-time authors typically receive an advance from the publisher. This advance can range from $6,000 to $12,000. 
Keep in mind that this amount is split between the author and the illustrator (if separate).

Royalties: After earning out the advance (i.e., selling enough copies), authors receive royalties. These are often around 3.5% to 6% of the book’s sale price. Most picture books sell around 5,000 to 10,000 copies in hardcover form, with few making it to paperback. 
Easy readers and novels follow similar compensation packages.

Self-Publishing on Kindle: Children’s Literature: Among all writing categories, children’s literature—especially illustrated children’s books—is lucrative and accessible for beginners.

Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP): Self-publishing on Amazon Kindle is straightforward. Authors can earn through: 

Kindle Unlimited Page Reads: Payment when readers pass 10% of your book.
Countdown Deals: Limited-time promotions on your ebook.
Free Book Promotions: Schedule free days to boost visibility and downloads

To self-publish a children’s book on Kindle, follow these steps:

Create the eBook Version: Use the Kindle Kids’ Book Creator tool to import illustrations, add pop-ups, and preview your illustrated kids’ book.

For chapter books, you can use Kindle Create instead.

Set Up Your eBook on KDP: Use KDP eBook set-up to publish your Kindle eBook. This involves formatting your manuscript, setting the price, and choosing distribution options.

Prepare Your Book for Print (Optional): If you want to offer a print version, prepare your book for print using KDP Print.
Ensure your illustrations are high-resolution and meet print quality standards.

Remember, Amazon’s powerful marketing tools and global distribution can help you reach millions of readers. Good luck with your children’s book!

For more details, you can explore the Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) Kids page. Many authors have found success by self-publishing their children’s books on KDP!








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Find out more about the Tale Teller Club
iServalan Show: A podcast covering topics like AI, culture, and music. 
Tale Teller Club Publishing: Produces and distributes audiobooks, ebooks, and short plays 
Music Therapy: Based on the theory of Rife Healing Vibrations, exploring resonance therapies. 
Tale Teller Kids: Under 5s and Under 8s 

Check out our Podcast below
 

You can explore their enchanting world on their YouTube channel and Twitter🌟🎨📚🎶12
Animation Films by Tale Teller Club for the Book of Immersion Series are available on YouTube