Saturday, November 30, 2019

Author Karen Dowers Pens Three Books


I woke up extremely early this morning after a restful night's sleep. The thing I found strange was that I don't remember having a dream. Not dreaming is odd for me as my dreams are usually very vivid and in full color. In fact, my novels THE KEYSTROKE KILLER and A.D.A.M. THE BEGINNING OF LIFE came from my dreams. Nothing changed in my life other than being totally exhausted having prepared Thanksgiving Dinner for 16 people, and cleaning the house before and after the party. So, if that's my recipe for sleeping, I won't be not having dreams until Christmas night.

I'm not really worried about not dreaming, I just miss them when they are not there. I think as an author we have vivid imaginations, which dreams are a part of that. So, when we come up with creative ideas, we can't wait to write them down and develop our book. My next author, Karen Dowers, I believe is one of those authors as she as not only written one book, but I present you three of her books. I hope you enjoy learning about Karen and her books as one or more are likely to be fantastic Christmas presents for someone.

ABOUT BOOK 1

Netherworld Rescue: Arabella and Durango Cowboys' Quest for Justice

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A year has passed, and the time has finally come for Sophia Petros and Arabella, her naughty best friend who is a 5th Dimension butterfly fairy, to go on an ‘out of this world’ adventure together! Sophia was left behind while her sister, Shelby, went on the first adventure with Arabella. Now, Sophia is allowed to go on one of her own, and the girls travel to a parallel Earth reminiscent of the 1970s of Sophia’s world. In a quaint western town called Durango, Colorado, Sophia and Arabella befriend a group of ranch cowboys, including Colton – with whom Sophia feels an immediate connection. Arabella and Sophia soon discover just how this world differs from Sophia’s – animals talk, trains fly, and living spacecraft cruise the skies. Meanwhile, near Durango, a portal opens at the legendary Chimney Rock, and something strange comes out. A hungry, injured, and anxious creature makes his way through the portal and flees towards Durango. Netherworld Overlords from the the other side of the portal in the Underworld, enlist a galactic bounty hunter to find this creature called a Berserker. To complicate things further, these deities discover that a magic warrior helmet – a possession of the war god, Mardukus – has disappeared at the same time! Can Arabella, Sophia, and their new cowboy friends turn a bleak situation into something positive with their compassion and kindness? What is the mysterious connection that the Berserker unknowingly has with the magical warrior helmet, and the reason the Netherworld Overlords are so desperate to get them both back? And can Arabella rescue the Berserker from the Netherworld and return to Sophia?
 
ABOUT BOOK 2
 

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Fart Boomer's Let 'Em Rip Butt Blaster Gang! Subtitle: In a Tale of . . .The Fart Bomb That Saves a World! (Pen Name K.D. West)

Seven mischievous kids and a mascot bulldog start a 'gang' and love to tell stories and practice what they do best; FART! Correct, you heard it right! These youngsters feel like a combination of little rascals sharing a funny galactic battle story in a 'Midnight Society' setting (A television series in the '90s).These fanny rumble tumblers have one thing in common that sets them apart from other classmates. They are bold and love to provoke private or public audiences with 'FART SHOCK FACTORS.' They enjoy taking every opportunity possible, whether with family, friends or in public places, to demonstrate their skills. The kids gather for weekly club meetings to share their experiences in more shocking manners. Each member has his/her fart style with a tagged nickname assigned. And the little gangsters make sure they live up to their titles. The leader of the gang is Fart Boomer, a genius kid with a real gift for storytelling. He entertains the rest of his fart buddies with a tale that takes place in a world of Giants. His story is 'The Fart Bomb that Saves a World.' It is about a quirky inventor that lives in a faraway galaxy in a world of giants. He helps undercover government agents, who represent the 'Big Dogs' in his world' with a plan using his invention to save their world from invading Cyborg pirates that want to take over the planet. It doesn't matter whether you are a secret butt-squeaker, or a public 'shock wave blaster' around friends, family, or anyone-- You and your kids will love this silly book with its superb illustrations. Count on the giggle factor barometer going off the chart, keeping you and your kids laughing hilariously while reading this book. Make it a fun family project for everyone to enjoy as you read it out loud. You'll find yourself smiling later on as it brings back 'gross-out' childhood memories. This silly book makes a great 'gag gift' (pun intended) for your kids, including big kid (hubby), grandparents, nieces, nephews, and your siblings. It makes a fun prop for party conversation or other events. The possibilities are endless. If you enjoy the superb illustrations in this book, you might want to purchase the physical version of this book. Please visit www.adventureswitharabella.com to see what other book projects this author is brewing!
 
ABOUT BOOK 3
 
Cat-itude
 
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CAT-ITUDE is a hoot for cat lovers! The funny and adorable pictures displayed with 'kitty' comments will make you laugh out loud and nod your head in agreement when you recognize one of those 'looks' that you've seen come from your cat countless times. And in this book, you'll see similar behavior tactics these cats exhibit with amusing but sometimes, exasperating moments. These adorable furry friends are unique by nature, love you conditionally (that's right, there are conditions), and provide you with endless hours of entertainment. CAT-ITUDE is an excellent gift for world-wide cat fans!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
KAREN DOWERS
 
 
Tell your readers a little about yourself, where you grew up, where you live now, where you went to school etc. Let them get to know the personal you.
I was born in Detroit, Michigan but moved to San Diego, and grew up there. After graduating from High School, I did the following:

(a) I attended college.
(b) joined the workforce
(c) made lots of new friends
(d) gained experience in interacting and dealing with people in the business world

Finally, I decided I would enjoy learning how to treat and take care of the largest organ on human beings--the skin! And this revelation led me to trade school to learn how to be an Esthetician. I specialized in pre/post-operative skincare for laser and cosmetic surgery patients; and teen/ and adult acne corrective skincare; anti-aging treatments doing skin peels; using advanced technology machines and treatment products. I received many hours of certifications learning various treatment modalities over the years. During the process, I researched and developed my custom-blend skincare products. I opened several clinics in San Diego before we (hubby and me) decided we wanted to move to the Colorado Rockies. Once we made a move, I opened a day-spa in Durango, CO. I worked with a plastic surgeon and did a lot of networking to expand the business.
Some years went by, and because of health issues with my parents, I decided to retire earlier than I desired. After my parents passed away, that is when I decided to write stories that I stored away in my memory bank for years. And, it's been a real learning curve, but It gives me a sense of purpose knowing that I'm able to send relevant messages out to kids (and older people, too) through the words that I write. I discuss Universal Laws, such as the Law of Attraction in my stories. I show, more than tell, that we, humans, are capable of doing and being anything we choose by setting sharp, positive intentions in motion with a powerful focus. Then, I demonstrate how to relax and watch good things happen! Another reason I love to write is that I'm able to create a world that I desire to live in where animals talk, and a whole lot of magic goes on everywhere!
 
What inspired you to author this book?

First Book - Netherworld Rescue - The time has finally come for Sophia Petros and her naughty, best friend, a 5th Dimension butterfly fairy named Arabella, to go on their own 'other-worldly' journey together!

A year after Sophia had to be left behind, while her sister, Shelby Petros, went on a trip to the 4th and 5th dimensions, Arabella is finally free to take Sophia for her own unique adventure. The girls travel to a parallel Earth reminiscent of the 1970s of Sophia's world. in a quaint western town called Durango, Colorado, Sophia and Arabella befriend a group of ranch cowboys, including Colton - with whom Sophia feels an immediate connection. Arabella and Sophia soon discover just how this world differs from Sophia's - animals talk, trains fly, and living spacecraft cruse the skies.




  



(Second Book) Fart Boomer's Let 'Em Rip Butt Blaster Gang! In the Tale of . . . The Fart Bomb That Saves a World! Come on now! At least you can see I still have a crazy imagination at my age! And what might that age be? I will tell you that it is 'ageless and timeless,' and let's leave it at that! And, as long as I keep that imagination at full speed, I will be alive and well. Seriously, I created this book from a dare, and I won't go into detail about how that subject came up, but I can tell you it wasn't a youngster who started it! Seriously, I'm beyond worrying about what people might think about this subject matter. I get a kick out of people that react with shock. It makes me giggle. And, I'm happy with how the artwork I did for this book came out awesome! I did have some help because of a situation that happened, but all the main characters I created.

 

(Third Book) Cat-itude. I went off the main trail with this book, too. Why cats? I LOVE cats and have three of my own. I have no human kids, so these furry creatures have become my replacement. This book is a tribute to my three furry children. Cat-lovers like myself will love and relate to the photos of cats in this book with quotes to each picture of what the cat would say in that particular predicament.
 

 
Where did you get the inspiration for your book’s cover?
1) Netherworld Rescue. The idea came from a magical warrior helmet I created. The drawing came out really super but the guy that does my book covers said the resolution needed to be clearer. But he thought it was a good idea to use the helmet as a focal point and he did.

2) The second book cover for F. Boomer and gang---I thought by having the gang on the front cover with a picture of a 'butt blast cloud' and an explosion going off at the bottom of the cloud, the gang sitting listening to a story by the genius storyteller, Fart Boomer, was revealing about what the story is about.

3) Cat-itude is a tribute to my three furry babies. As a 'cat mom' for many years, I love sharing my adoration with people that feel the same way about their kitties as I do. Ha! And, I'm sure these people can relate to the many Kodak moments my felines have given me, but Mom had no camera in hand! These cat owners will be familiar with some of those' looks' and predicaments captured in the photos of Cat-itude and the quotes that go with them.

Here is how this book came about. Fortunately, one day, one of my kitties, Daisy May, was seeking trouble and gave me one of her 'looks' that inspired me to create this book. You'll see a quick sketch (Karen's Cat Drawing) I attached below to capture the moment. also included the front cover of the book and a cat photo in the book.
 



 
 
 

Who has been the most significant influence on you personally and as a writer?



What I say may sound strange but I live on forty acres in the forest (in Colorado.) I am surrounded by Nature. Every day, wild animals come to visit. They could be any of the following: wild turkeys, bears, elk, deer, mountain lions, bobcats, chipmunks, squirrels, rabbits, eagles, and more. Connecting to nature is so inspiring and keeps my crazy imagination in high gear! Plus, it is so quiet where I live that I can hear an eagle's wings flapping as it flies by (that is a real story!). The noise and lights in a big city are gone! I see beautiful creatures every day, and they don't have their eyes glued to mobile devices, lol! Life is in a slower lane, here. The sky is filled with stars that you can actually see, and I can't tell you how many times I've sat down to watch these stars and could hear my thoughts with ideas buzzing through my head, lol! (See the attached picture I took of my cat nose to nose with a deer.

 
 
What were your struggles or obstacles you had to overcome to get this book written?

I'm going to be very honest. Writing is not a struggle for me. Where I find obstacles and struggle are having to juggle between writing and promoting the books once they are ready to be published. It has been a real learning curve and my hat is off to all the authors out there who so adeptly accomplish this feat.

 
Tell your readers about your book.

(Book 1)
 
 

Netherworld Rescue
 
The time has finally come for Sophia Petros and her naughty, best friend, a 5th Dimension butterfly fairy named Arabella, to go on their own ‘other-worldly’ journey together!

A year after Sophia had to be left behind while her sister, Shelby Petros, went on a trip to the 4th and 5th dimensions, Arabella is finally free to take Sophia for her own unique adventure. The girls travel to a parallel Earth reminiscent of the 1970s of Sophia’s world. In a quaint western town called Durango, Colorado, Sophia and Arabella befriend a group of ranch cowboys, including Colton – with whom Sophia feels an immediate connection. Arabella and Sophia soon discover just how this world differs from Sophia’s – animals talk, trains fly, and living spacecraft cruise the skies.

Meanwhile, near Durango, a portal opens at the legendary Chimney Rock, and something strange comes through. A hungry, injured, and frightened creature called a Berserker makes his way through the portal and flees towards Durango.

Netherworld Overlords from the other side of the portal, enlist a galactic bounty hunter to find this berserker creature. To complicate things further, these beings discover that a magic helmet – a possession of the war god, Mardukus – has disappeared at the same time!

Can Arabella, Sophia, and their new cowboy friends turn a bleak situation into something positive with their compassion and kindness? What is the mysterious connection that this berserker unknowingly has with the magical warrior helmet, and why are the Netherworld Overlords so desperate to get them both back? And can Arabella rescue the berserker from the Netherworld and return to Sophia?

(Book 2)
 

 
Fart Boomer's Let 'Em Rip Butt Blaster Gang! Subtitle: In a Tale of. . . The Fart Bomb That Saves a World! ‘FART BOOMER’S LET ‘EM RIP BUTT BLASTER GANG!’ is a group of seven naughty kids and a bulldog mascot. They love to tell stories and practice what they do best: FART!
These fanny rumble tumblers meet weekly to share their experiences with this gross, goofy talent! Each club member has their unique fart style and a chosen nickname – and these gassy gangsters live up to their titles! The leader of the gang, Fart Boomer, is a genius storyteller. He entertains his flatulent friends with a tale that takes place in a world full of Giants. The Fart Bomb that Saves a World is the name of Fart Boomer’s story about a quirky inventor from a faraway galaxy who helps undercover government agents’ battle cyborg pirates with his inventions!

(Book 3)
 
CAT-ITUDE is a hoot for cat lovers! The funny and adorable pictures displayed with 'kitty' comments will make you laugh out loud and nod your head in agreement when you recognize one of those 'looks' that you've seen come from your cat countless times. And in this book, you'll see similar behavior tactics these cats exhibit with amusing but sometimes, exasperating moments. These adorable furry friends are unique by nature, love you conditionally (that's right, there are conditions), and provide you with endless hours of entertainment. CAT-ITUDE is an excellent gift for world-wide cat fans!
 
 



 
 Who is your target audience, and why?
I target teens/young adults but younger children like Arabella's shenanigans, too. I feel any of these age groups are great to start demonstrating the Law of Attraction at work.
 
 What do you consider your greatest success in life?
My greatest success in life was meeting and marrying my husband, Doug. I really hit the jackpot with him. Seriously, a good man is like finding a lucky charm. And, the list for great things about my husband, Doug exceeds the required word-count, here. LOL! This man means so much to me in so many ways, I don't know even know where to begin. All I can tell you is I would be lost without him. He is a wonderful man.
 
 
 
 What one unique thing sets you apart from other writers in your genre?
I'm not so sure I can be set apart from other authors because I don't know what makes these authors unique. However, I feel something unique about me is I have a colorful imagination that helps me to relate to children on their level. And this wild and crazy imagination of mine keeps going on and on, much like the Energizer Bunny™ Battery. Plus, like this particular battery, I have lots of energy, too! LOL!
 
 
 

 
 

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