Monday, 29 April 2013

Talon, as he flies over the great Anden mountains


Extract from the first novel in the Talon series: TALON, COME FLY WITH ME

Extract from the first novel in the Talon series: TALON, COME FLY WITH ME:

All of them nodded. ‘Yes, yes!’ came from all di-rections, even from Miguel.
‘We may have to take you up on your offer of help if the poachers come back,’ Crayn said, ‘but we hope not.’
All settled down again and after a request for more information, Crayn used Pajaro as an inter-preter to teach them more about the condo...rs. Crayn also said that poachers had put the condors in jeop-ardy, so they would soon become extinct. There were only a few left on earth and they had to protect them.
‘Left a few only?!’ a voice called out. ‘They dy-ing out, they do? Why?’
‘Mito, is that you?’ asked Crayn.
Mito stood up. Everybody looked at him. ‘Yes, me it is. Love the condors, I do. Told me about some of the condors, Pito did. Enough, it was not. Hearing more, I like.’
‘Yes, yes!’ came from all directions.
Crayn told them what he had told Matica about the condors. At the end, he added, ‘We have Tamo and Tima here – one pair of condors. It is our duty to protect them and their young, to watch over them and to keep them alive and well. Matica is helping to do that.’
Once school was over, Crayn said to Matica, ‘Did you like all the fuss? You’re a worthy member of the community now.

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Extract from the first novel in the Talon series: TALON, COME FLY WITH ME

Extract from the first novel in the Talon series: TALON, COME FLY WITH ME

Matica looked at the high cliff and the landing where she knew the condors had their nest, which had one small tree growing on one side and a bush on the other. It didn’t look big, but right there beside the bush, she saw Tima sitting on the ridge, looking down.
Tamo was screeching and circling continuously above Tima.

Mat...ica couldn’t see the poachers. ‘They must be close by,’ she murmured, ‘because Tamo is too upset. And that means as well, they don’t have their egg as yet... if they have one.’

Observing the scene for a while, she finally made out two climbing, dark figures. She growled, ‘Long, black hair and black overalls. Yes, they’re the same ones, but I can’t see the beige bag they had last year in which to carry the egg. That would mean – yes!’ she shouted. ‘I was right! They have only come for a look. In that case, we have time to help my birds.’ She gritted her teeth angrily. ‘So, they were shooting at other animals before. Which animals? I guess we will never find out.’

She watched the poachers climbing higher and higher. They had nearly reached Tima.

‘Tima, do something!’ Matica said in a harsh whisper.

Monday, 15 April 2013

Extract from the 5th novel in the Talon series, TALON, HUNTING THE HUNTER

Extract from the 5th novel in the Talon series, TALON, HUNTING THE HUNTER

“We do not understand God’s way. Often when we pray it turns out to be completely different, as you have expected it to be. But God is there, no matter where we are, no matter what we do, no matter how fare we travel in any one of billion directions, God is there. Even more astounding is that the God of heaven and earth revolves this universe around you! You are more valuable to Him than all the brilliance of His creation. You are the lost coin of great value, the reason for His love and affection.”

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Publicity

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Monday, 8 April 2013

Recommendation fro LinkedIn reader about my Talon series

Recommendation in LinkedIn about my Talon series from:

Jay Miller has recommended your work as Talon, on the wing at Talon, come fly with.
Dear Gigi,
I've written this recommendation of your work to share with other LinkedIn users.

Details of the Recommendation: "Also being an author of children's books myself, I was so taken in by Gigi's first book, Talon, come fly with me. She is a wonderful writer that children will gain much understanding of love and respect for others from. I see now she has published two more books in the series which I am eager to read. Wonderful!"

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

The first 3 covers for the TALON series.



How will be the cover look like for the fourth novel in the Talon series, TALON CONNECTED

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Talon, as he greats Matice with joy


Extract from the fourth novel in the Talon series, TALON, CONNECTED


  1. Aikon kept standing in front of his sister, watching her finally sleeping, thinking about the thought that had crept into his mind while Mira went over to her bedroom to undress her husband, the third time now. Aikon sat down on his bed and watched his sister for a while longer, but then he went to his parents’ bedroom. Leaning a...gainst the doorframe of his parents’ bedroom and watching his mother tucking his father under his blanket, he mumbled, a bit absent-minded as if he was still in his thoughts, ‘Mum, I was thinking.’
    ‘Yes?’ Mira looked up at him, but then finished tucking in her husband. ‘What did you think about?’
    Very slowly and not looking at her, he said, ‘What would have happened if Dad would have been alone?’
    Alarmed, Mira jerked up and looked at her son’s troubled face. Just as she wanted to answer him, Crayn muttered in his sleep, ‘Mira, Talon, Tamo, Matica, ooooh, Mira.’ Mira looked back at her husband, bent over him and stroked his cheek then kissed him. ‘All is well, my love. You’re home and safe now. I know you have to tell us a lot, but for now sleep the healing sleep.’
    Mira squared her shoulders and, putting her hand on her son’s head, went with him back to the living room. Here they sat opposite each other at the table once more. Mira put her elbows on the table and her chin into her cupped hands, jabbing her cheeks with her fingers and looking at her son’s distressed face. Deep furrows showed on her forehead as she narrowed her eyes. ‘What did you say before?’ she asked him again because she wanted to have time to think about his question. It had troubled her before. She was thinking about it already but would have never acknowledged it. But now she had to, since her son was asking that particular question she had pushed away. She didn’t want to think about that. It was too awful.
    ‘Don’t worry. It was nothing,’ Aikon said, realising what an awful question that was.
    Mira acknowledged, ‘No, don’t say that, Aikon. I heard you anyway. It is a question we should talk about. I was thinking
    about it already, but I have to confess, I pushed it out of the way. But we have to and we should think about it and talk about it; otherwise it will bottle up in us. It has to come out. It is important. Well, I heard what you asked anyway, Aik, as I said before.’ Mira closed her eyes as she continued, ‘You asked “what would have happened if Dad would have been alone?”’
    Aikon stared at his mother for a second then hesitantly and quietly he whispered, ‘Yes, I did. So Mum, what would have happened …’
    ‘Oh God!’ Mira called out, letting her arms crash on top of the table and she sat up straight. Then she lifted her hands and clutched her mouth with them, staring at her son for a full minute. ‘You’re right, Aik,’ she finally spoke through her fingers. ‘What would have happened if …? Inconceivable, unthinkable.’ She shook her head. ‘I was thinking about that already, as I said before. But not in detail. I pushed the thought away, out of my mind. Didn’t want to think about it.’ She put her hands back on the table then grabbed Aikon’s hand and squeezed it.
    Aikon mentioned, since his mother kept silent, ‘We have to tell Pajaro that no one ever should go alone anymore.’
    Mira looked at him with wide open eyes, then she nodded. ‘Yes, that’s the solution. You’re right. Very good indeed.’
    Aikon nodded, saying fiercely, ‘Yeah, it’s way too dangerous. Something like that didn’t happen up to now as I see it, but it can always happen again. And, if no one was there to help that person, what then? Well, yes, Mum … what would have been if Mat wasn’t with Dad? No one knew what had happened, so no one expected it and so no one would have gone out to find him. Maybe, yes, only after he didn’t come home the normal time. But until then? It probably would have been too late then.’
    Mira’s face distorted more and more. She also nodded. And then she whispered, ‘Oh my God. You’re so right, Aik. But … we won’t think about it. It didn’t happen.’
    ‘But it could!’ Aikon interrupted her mother’s thought.
    Mira continued as if she didn’t hear her son saying those words. ‘That’s just too dreadful.’ She was on the brink of crying out hysterically but pulled herself together. Instead she shook her head fiercely, looking at her son for a full minute again then she
    said, ‘That person, and that would have been Dad in that case, would be … would have … oh no.’ She covered her face in her hands, and through her fingers she mumbled, ‘I can’t think about it, not to mention say it out loud.’ She pressed her eyes shut.
    Aikon murmured, ‘Yes, I thought as much. And Mum,’ he grabbed her hand and pulled it down then he squeezed it, ‘I’m sorry, but I had to know. It went through my head since they came home. I had to ask it. I had to know.’
    ‘It’s okay, Aik.’ Mira grabbed her son’s hand tighter with both of her hands now. ‘It would have come out anyway, one way or the other.’
    Presently both looked at the leaves on the table. Aikon asked, ‘What should we do with the leaves?’ He pulled his hands out of his mother’s hands and grabbed the leaves and let them glide through his fingers.
    ‘We’ll leave them here until tomorrow, until Mat can show me how to apply them the right way. I don’t know how. I believe they have to be applied a special way.
 

Monday, 11 March 2013

Beautiful Talon



Fifth novel: TALON, HUNTING THE HUNTER

I am nearly finish with the 5th revision of the fifth novel in the Talon series. TALON, HUNTING THE HUNTER
Will read it another time, maybe the last. Will find out if i still change a lot or not.

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

My website

My website:

htpp://www.gigi.hooza.co

Extract from the 4th novel, TALON, CONNECTED

Extract from the 4th novel, TALON, CONNECTED

Tima rocked to the music with closed eyes, even stepped a bit around and fluttered her wings. Her beak was open too to absorb the music as well.
Talon was something else. He had his eyes closed and rocked himself so much that everyone thought he would soon crash to the ground. And then it happened. He crashed to the ground. Surprised, he lay on the gro...und on his side, not sure what had happened, looking around. Next he jumped up and listened to Matica’s singing again, starting to rock himself once more. His eyes closed slowly, his beak opened. And then he crashed to the ground a second time. This time he kept lying down, spreading his free wing up into the air and waving it to the tune of the melody. Strange sounds came out of his beak. It was a grunt but more than a grunt, as if he was really enjoying himself, as if he would follow Matica’s words and would sing or hum as well.

Monday, 4 February 2013

TALON, CONNECTED

Extract from the 4th novel in the Talon series. TALON, CONNECTED

Crayn looked at her smiling face then he murmured, ‘That’s right. I love your smile. Let your smile change the world. Don’t let the world change your smile.’

Friday, 1 February 2013

Talon


Extract from the 4th novel in the Talon series

Extract from the 4th novel in the Talon series: TALON, CONNECTED

‘My father always taught me: Don’t let the fear take over your conscience.’

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Update of the 4. novel in the Talon series

Finished the fourth novel in the Talon series, TALON, CONNECTED.
Gave it to my editor
Got it back last week
Now i have to look it through and then, yes, then it goes to the publisher
Yeah

Andean condor "Chief" at the Australia Zoo