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I have a new novel out, and commissions are open!

Journal Entry: Wed May 4, 2016, 12:02 AM




 


                       

Hi guys! 

It's been a long time since I've checked in, but I've got good news. I have a new novel out called DOORS. It's a parallel universe romantic adventure, and a follow-up to to my time travel romance A QUESTION OF TIME!

Jackie Karam always knew her friend Orne was a weirdo, even before he enlists her help in opening a door to an alternate dimension. His theory is that if one could find a book one lost, a book one loved but can no longer remember anything about, it might open a door to another world. Jackie just happens to have such a book in her past. A science fiction novel her high school teacher had recommended to her before he died in a car crash.


Jackie loves hanging out with her handsome, charming, eccentric friend, so she agrees on a trip back to her hometown to look for Mr. Forrest’s book. She finds it in the White Springs library, and just as Orne hoped, opens a door to another dimension, one altered from the world she knows. Not just altered, but better. Her career is a success, her old teacher is alive and well, and her relationship with Orne is so much more intimate. Her own world is so drab and hopeless by contrast, she’s tempted to stay.

But does she truly belong in this other world? What happens to this world’s Jackie if she stays? And what will happen to her, if she refuses to go back through that door?


Doors is now available through Amazon, Champagne Books, All Romance Ebooks, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble. You can read an excerpt here. You can also check it out on Goodreads.  You can read an excerpt here, and there are more extras here



    Also, commissions are officially open again. So drop me a note if you'd like something! 
 


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  • Reading: The Devil on Horseback

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Joanne Renaud
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
Joanne Renaud, who earned a BFA in illustration from Art Center College of Design, has been writing, drawing and painting as long as she can remember. She went to college in a variety of places, including Northern Ireland and Southern California, and enjoys history, comics, children’s books, and cheesy fantasy movies from the ’80s. She currently works as both an author and a freelance illustrator in the Los Angeles area. Her novel "A Question of Time" was released from Champagne Books in November 2012, and her illustration clients include Simon & Schuster, Random House, Houghton Mifflin, Macmillan-McGraw Hill, Harcourt Inc., Zaner Bloser, and GOS Multimedia.
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Cordelia and Donald outside the Union Depot by suburbanbeatnik
Cordelia and Donald outside the Union Depot
Brand-new commission for a client depicting Victorian assassins Cordelia and Donald on the run (c. 1890) in an alt-history United States (with steampunk elements, like zeppelins). This scene takes place in Chicago, outside the old Union Depot. 
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Lady Magdalen Graham by suburbanbeatnik
Lady Magdalen Graham
A baroque style portrait of a 17th century Scottish lady– Lady Magdalene (or Magdalen) Graham of Claverhouse, the mother of John Graham of Claverhouse– for a client in Germany. She's dressed in a cream gown in a 1670s style, and she's standing on her estate in Glen Ogilvie. 

Here's more Claverhouse artwork I've done earlier: 
John Graham of Claverhouse, and his son Jamie by suburbanbeatnik John Graham of Claverhouse, Icon by suburbanbeatnik John Graham of Claverhouse, After the Hunt by suburbanbeatnik
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Zeppelin Girl Pilot by suburbanbeatnik
Zeppelin Girl Pilot
A new steampunk-inspired commission I did for planxtafroggie. It depicts a girl in am 1860s style gown piloting a zeppelin (with goggles of course)!

This piece was created with Faber-Castell Pitt pens and Copic multiliners. 
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Her Wicked Proposal by suburbanbeatnik
Her Wicked Proposal
My latest painting for romance author Lauren Smith, depicting Anne and Cedric from HER WICKED PROPOSAL, the latest book in her League of Rogues series. He’s blinded in an accident, she’s in mourning for her father. ANGST! 

This painting was done with Old Holland and Winsor & Newton professional acrylics. 
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John Graham of Claverhouse, After the Hunt by suburbanbeatnik
John Graham of Claverhouse, After the Hunt
Another painting for my client in Germany, that I also did at the end of 2014: this depicts the 17th century Scottish Jacobite nobleman John Graham of Claverhouse, the Viscount Dundee, with hounds and in his hunting lodge. It's the third in a series. The earlier paintings are here:

John Graham of Claverhouse, and his son Jamie by suburbanbeatnik John Graham of Claverhouse, Icon by suburbanbeatnik
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Hadlees Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Ah! I just can't look away! Your art is beautiful!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 2, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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AloCreate Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work! You've mad amazing work!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 2, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! 
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
 AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR too!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 2, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
This is very belated... (I am TERRIBLE at responding to DA comments now)... but thank you! I hope you had a great year as well. 
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner May 6, 2016
 It is all the better for hearing from you, my good Beatnik!;) (Wink) 
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 8, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Good to hear from you too! :D 
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014
 MERRY CHRISTMAS!:) (Smile) 
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 2, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :) 
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