Anime Day at The Art Studio

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A bento box sized, family-friendly, anime and manga convention! Meet local manga artists, learn about anime and manga resources at your NCC Libraries. There will be vendors, workshops, games, cosplay and more! This fun event will take place on August 27th 2016 from 11 AM ~ 4PM Be sure to stop by for a fun-filled day. More information coming soon! Find out more about The Art Studio by visiting their website
Anime Day Artists and Vendors

Mugshots Cover and Blurb

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Alice had recently been dumped by her boyfriend, Jack Hart. She’s not taking the breakup very well. She’s picked up a dangerous mushroom habit and has been taking frequent trips down the rabbit hole. Alice and her BFF Kat Cheshire go on a drug infused and sexually charged trip as they make their way toward Wonderland, a new dance club that Alice has been eager to visit. Will she make it out of the rabbit hole unscathed or will she forever be changed?

Holly is a good granddaughter and an antique store owner by day. But by night? She becomes a wolf determined to escape the nightly attentions of her ex-boyfriend, Pyotr.  The man that turned her into a monster. After she rejects his advances one time too many he threatens to kill the person she loves the most in the world. Her grandmother. Holly will do anything to keep her safe…even enlist the help of a woman with golden hair.

Winnie loves bears. Some people might say she’s obsessed but she calls it being an avid collector. She is searching for a particular set of bears. They are ‘The Three Wise Bears’ and each one is made out of solid gold. Winnie has two out of three. She’s close to finding the third one and completing her collection. She’ll do whatever it takes to find it…even breaking and entering.

 Snow is in a tough position at work….in more ways than one actually. Every night she puts on a show at The Poisoned Apple, her stepmother Cora owns the highly exclusive sex club. And every night Snow entertains the clients by performing sexual acts, but she’s tired of that life. She longs for the day she can quit her job and live with her boyfriend Jerry. But things get complicated when Cora becomes more and more unstable with every passing day. She grows obsessed with Snow’s beauty and popularity. Enough that Snow tries to run away from her controlling stepmother. Will she finally be free from Cora’s grasp? Or will she pay the ultimate price?

Fairy tales like you’ve never seen them before. These wickedly enchanting tales intersect in ways you couldn’t imagine. Enjoy finding out the story behind their Mugshots.

Coming soon….



The Laurel Excerpt

Note: Just got the edits for The Laurel. I’m so excited to share this new book with you guys. I really hope you enjoy it!



In a dark cave filled with multicolored strings and golden cords that hummed with power sat The Moirae—three sisters—daughters of Zeus and the Titaness Themis: Clotho the Spinner, Lachesis the Allotter, and Atropos the Inexorable. Each one with her purpose, each one with a task that must never end.

Clotho, the youngest of the three, must forever spin the thread of life from her distaff onto her spindle. She was called upon at the ninth month of pregnancy when life must come forth. Lachesis, the middle sister, was tasked to take the thread and measure it, for she decided how long a person would live. Atropos, the eldest of the three, was the cutter of the thread. She chose the way a person was destined to die. Her golden shears were always sharp and ready.

Lachesis watched Clotho out of the corner of her eye and frowned.

“What are you doing?” Lachesis asked while she continued to measure the cord.

“What I always do. I spin,” Clotho replied. Her brown eyes never leaving the task at hand.

“That’s not wool thread, nor is it the golden thread that belongs to the gods,” Lachesis pointed out.

“I know,” Clotho replied.

“Then what are you spinning?”

“I spin a tale that will be told long after the three of us are gone. I spin a tale that will teach a lesson to both god and man.”

“Who is this person?” Atropos asked. Her voice gravelly and rough as though she had spent her entire life drinking water filled with broken glass. “How long will she live so I may know when to cut the cord?” She chuckled as she cut the air with her golden shears, already eager to put them to good use.

“You won’t have to,” Clotho said as she kept spinning the cord.

“Don’t be silly. Of course I’ll have to cut it. It is my job, it’s what I do,” Atropos argued as she waved her shears from side to side.

“She will live on forever,” Clotho muttered as she continued to spin a dark green cloth.

Her sisters shook their heads, unable to understand their young sister’s strange behavior.

“You speak nonsense, Clotho. I will always have a cord to measure just as Atropos will always have something to cut,” Lachesis said.

“That’s quite all right, sisters, there is no need for you to understand.” Clotho smiled an innocent smile as she continued to spin the thread and feed it into the spinning wheel.

Their cavern looked more and more like an elaborately decorated and multicolored spider web with every passing day. Every day, Clotho created a new cord for each child born into the world. It was a cycle. It was the way the world worked. You are born, you live, and then you die.

But not you, sweet one. We have other plans for you. The world will remember your name, Clotho thought as she continued to work on the dark green thread.

© Liz DeJesus 2016

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Hi everyone! OMG It has been a while since I have actually blogged and let you know what I’m up to. Well…the truth is that I have been a busy bee. 🙂

Am I still writing? Hell yeah! I’m currently juggling several books.

Mugshots (sadly still in first draft mode), but I promise you it’s gonna be an amazingly fun and naughty book. Fairy tale princesses doing bad stuff that land them in jail. Sex, drugs and rock and roll.

Pros and Cons of Being a Teenage Fairy. It’s a middle grade/young adult book about a young girl that gets fairy wings on her birthday. It’s all about how she navigates her life now that it’s infused with magic and magical creatures.

The Gargoyle’s Heart. A work in progress that I just started tinkering with. Still don’t know if it’s a novel or a short story but I’m enjoying where it’s going. It’s a paranormal romance about a young woman and a gargoyle.

Ruby Frost. Don’t worry folks. I haven’t forgotten my favorite witch Bianca Frost. She’s back and in more trouble than ever before. This time she teams up with all four fairy queens to face a dangerous foe; Baba Yaga. She has to do everything possible to stop Baba Yaga from stealing her unborn baby sibling.

Outside of writing what else am I up to? Planning events, the Hockessin Art and Book Fair (my brain child) and I’m teaming up with the Art Studio and putting together an anime and manga event (a mini con) titled Anime Day.

I’m also translating some of my novels into Spanish and working with another author and translating some of her works into Spanish (waiting for her to make the official announcement).

I also have a lot of events lined up at different conventions, libraries and festivals. So yeah…I’m keeping myself busy.

That’s all for now! Be sure to check out my website if you wanna find out more about my events and books. 😀




Fellowship Announcement

Congratulations to my good friend Ramona!! 😀 So proud of you!!!

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I am pleased, honored, and humbly thrilled to share this announcement. Congratulations to my fellow awardees, and many thanks to the Delaware Division of the Arts, the State of Delaware, and the National Endowment for the Arts for their support for art and artists.

2016 Individual Artist Fellowship Winners

The prestigious Individual Artist Fellowships from the Delaware Division of the Arts recognize artists in a variety of disciplines for their outstanding quality of work and provide monetary awards.

Masters Award ($10,000)

Ramona DeFelice Long, Newark, Literature: Fiction

 Established Professional Award ($6,000)

Siobhan Carroll, Greenville, Literature: Fiction

Lisa Dill, Wilmington, Literature: Creative Nonfiction

Diane Lorio, Dover, Visual Arts: Painting

Ron Meick, Wilmington, Visual Arts: Works on Paper

Joshua Meier, Middletown, Visual Arts: Photography

Abby Millager, Newark, Literature: Playwriting

Kiandra Parks, Wilmington, Media Arts: Video/Film

Maggie Rowe, Newark, Literature: Poetry

Phillip Scarpone, Wilmington, Visual Arts: Sculpture

Bruce Tychinski, Newark, Music: Solo…

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The Laurel

Just got the new cover for my next book titled The Laurel! It will be released on May 23rd 2016 through Indie Gypsy.



In The Laurel, the gods and the immortals interplay, and both will learn a valuable lesson about love and life, a lesson that will forever be told. Zeus, after bedding and impregnating the fair Titaness Leto, becomes father to twins: Apollo and Artemis. Unlike his other “bastard” children, Apollo and Artemis are made into gods, an event which will set the course for the rest of the story. Artemis has never forgotten the heartache that her mother suffered at the hands of her father Zeus, and as such, she wishes to lead a solitary life, away from men and love and relationships. Though she stands firm in her conviction, moments bubble up in her that are full of yearning. Apollo, who has never been seen without a smile on his face, is much more fanciful and wanting than Artemis. He wants love, and he wants it in a big way. Having loved and lost love, Apollo believes he has found it again with the beautiful nymph, Daphne. He quickly learns, however, that she has made a vow to celibacy. But that doesn’t matter to Apollo; his love for her is so profound that he asks her to be his companion, to live with him just so that he can be near her. Apollo’s lifelong wish is about to come true, but people on the fringes of his life have other plans. Those plans not only thwart what could be the love of a lifetime for Apollo, but it also will be the catalyst to which both gods and mortals will learn how much one should love, how much one should consider the feelings of the one loved.

One door closes and another one opens

Mirror World Publishing

2015 was a wild ride.


In the first few months of the year we’d just signed on two new authors, Matthew Freake and Adam Gaylord with their novels Forbidden and Sol of the Coliseum when we learned that Musa Publishing was closing their doors.

We’d met the talented Sharon Ledwith at the Windsor-Essex Book Expo a few months earlier and I have to admit that I was eyeing her beautifully done covers and musing over the fact that her time travel series would fit nicely with our other titles. Neither of us could have expected that months later we’d be discussing a contract to re-release The Last Timekeepers and the Arch of Atlantis and its prequel, Legend of the Timekeepers.

Musa’s plight became an opportunity for us and, after some serious consideration, we decided to invite the displaced Musa authors to submit to us. We couldn’t take all of their…

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