I had been unwilling to dive into the Facebook phenomenon.  It seemed a frivolous pursuit, plus I don’t live a life of adventure so what would be the point? No great pictures to post, nothing to see here folks.

But for my 50th birthday my husband treated me to a fabulous stay at Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu.  Of course I felt THIS was worth posting so I started my Facebook account. I embraced the connections with family and friends that Facebook facilitates. People I hadn’t seen since high school were now a part of my digital life.

And I met new friends.  Complete strangers who liked my political diatribes and shared my views.  Enter CG Blade.  He liked my comments and I liked his comments.  Eventually he asked if I would be interested in reading his first book, Cobalt and give him some feed back.  Of course I would love to and promptly ordered the book.  Since CG asked for comments I felt free to contact him with the “you missed a period here, or need a capital there” feedback.  I was honored to be asked and I took it seriously wanting to help a friend succeed in even the smallest way.

CG was very receptive and thankful for my input so when I came to a part in his book that didn’t please my biologist training I let him know.  Again, he welcomed my input and the recommended changes were embraced.  CG encouraged me to take it further. He became my muse, opening my mind to a new pathway in life.  Now I am editing his next book in the trilogy, Crimson.

CG I thank you for your friendship, encouragement and kind words.  Now get busy and type because I’m dying to know what’s next for Petra!

CG Blade and Pseudosynth Press

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  • December 30, 2015 at 1:29 am

    I just happened to run across this post while checking my social accounts and I am honored and humbled by this amount of support and kindness from someone whom I now share a deep friendship with. Cindy is truly a Godsend and somehow showed up when I needed her most. Maybe things do happen to people for a reason. My life is a bittersweet battle with chronic pain. On one hand I can no longer function as most humans do standing erect. My multiple back surgeries left me in a state of limbo so I had no other recourse but to trudge on. I don’t sit on my laurels easily. What do I do, I’m an engineer dammit!? I do what I always do. Give myself a fighting chance. My wife Jackie knew I loved writing (I told her twenty-years-ago I wanted to be a writer ever since college) and three years ago I started 7,000 words of Cobalt from watching two documentaries. One on Meredith NY and their struggle with wind power. The other was on CERN and the particle collider. I soaked up all of this information and stored it in my grey mass while taking notes in several journals for months. The biggest question was: “Why cant I regenerate?” Cobalt, Crimson, and Heliotrope were born.
    It has been a rough road learning all of the ‘ins’ and ‘outs’ of publishing. Nothing was out there in the digital world but slime seeing you coming from a mile away wanting a credit card. I now give my time and advice freely to those who need it. I now review books for free and design book covers when I am not writing. Its my calling and it was ‘an epiphany’. I have to admit when I wrote the last word of Cobalt which was the word ‘everywhere’, I cried. Like a ten-year-old schoolgirl, a 6’2″ Greek man cried. I have never done that before. But now my life is very different and although I am in constant pain I am the happiest I have ever been writing. Just knowing I have met great people like Cindy who through some higher power have brought us together to make the Trinity Series a reality is a real pleasure . Thank you for your support and a kick in the syntax butt when I need it. I am a VERY picky person when it comes to who I share my life’s work with, who I trust to have my back. (This stems from years of engineering, its all in the details) At the same time, humans need to let their guard down once in a while and trust and when we do sometimes magic happens. Not everyone is a Pseudosynth. I wish you the best in your life and I hope our collaboration and partnership continues for years to come. CG Blade


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