Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Avalon's book is now out in paperback!
So for those of you who still don't have a Kindle, now's the time to get your copy.
You can find it on all the Amazons including Amazon US, Amazon UK, Amazon CA, Amazon FR, etc. Other retailers will follow soon.
Reviews on Avalon:
"OMG, I love this book!!! I laughed, I cried, I even shook my head at Avalon's behavior! This author has such a way at making the reader feel every emotion she does! I love this story and highly recommend it to every cat lover out there! Bring tissues!" (Terri Berg)
"I'd give Avalon seven stars if Amazon would allow it." (Roger M. Woodbury)
"This book pulls at the heartstrings and conveys expertly the idea that a relationship with a pet can be as intense and meaningful as the relationship with another person." (K. Berry, author)
"This is a must read for anyone who loves cats, or animals in general. A fantastic story worthy of five GOLD stars." (Frank Cozzari, author)
"Avalon is a story of true love and the sort of relationship many people never find with another human, much less a cat. Avalon has put his oversized kitty prints all over my heart and I guarantee he will steal yours as well." (Elle Ay Esse)
"This is not just a 'cat story' - it is an account of a true meeting of souls, a partnership beyond that of human to human." (Diana M. Hockley)
"Avalon by Vanessa Morgan is one of the most moving books I have read." (Amy Palmer)
"It is a deeply intimate portrait of two damaged individuals who find themselves through each other. To be sure, there is humor. The kind you don't find amusing at the time but laugh at much later and quite loudly. Avalon deliberately throwing up on Borat the guinea pig every time he felt a hairball rising. Avalon eating everything from hot peppers to plastic bags. And ultimately, Avalon the movie star." (Cat Jones)
"I didn't expect how emotionally powerful her story and connection to her pet would resonate with me." (80 Shades)
"I felt the love and emotions between her and Avalon deeply. And, yes, I wept!" (M. Hartwell)
"Because of her writing skills she makes this story more encompassing than a person/pet tale. This is an expression of love, well-spelled." (Grady Harp)
"This is not an ordinary story because their relationship was deeper than any I have witnessed." (Marla Martenson)
"Avalon is touching, inspiring, and left me in tears." (Cayt Landis)
"This story made me cry. But I smiled through the tears and when I finished it, I hugged my dog and my cat, gave them some special treats, and when we snuggled together at bedtime, I felt whole." (Laura Thomas)
Read more reviews on Avalon here.
Friday, August 14, 2015
This past Saturday and Sunday, we shot the short film based on my story Next to Her. As you all know, Avalon has a major part in this film. He plays a ghost cat whom an elderly lady sees walking around in her hospital room, much to the dismay of her husband.
Avalon's picture graces the screen in almost every shot and his name is mentioned more than a few times. In fact, Avalon's part is so important in the script that the director, Vincenzo De Jonghe, decided the rename the film Avalon instead of Next to Her. *big smile*
Other actors include Anna-Maria de Schepper, Luc de Ruelle, and Annelies De Nil.
The short film will be part of the movie anthology Follow: Love, Life, Ghent, but will also be shown separately at festivals. The film will premiere at Film Fest Ghent in October, 2015.
Of course, you can always read the story on which the film is based on Amazon US, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, etc.
But first, let's look at some pictures of the film set.