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Please join me in welcoming Jesikah Sundin, author of The Biodome Chronicles: Legacy






Read the book review here!

Jesikah will be hanging out in the forums until September 7th, 2018, answering questions and sharing her experiences with you all.

At the end of the week, we'll make a draw for 4 lucky winners to win a copy ofher book! From now until Friday, all new posts in the Ecovillage forum are eligible to win.

To win, you must use a name that follows our naming policy and you must have your email set up to receive the Daily-ish email.

The winners will be notified by Personal Moosage and must respond within 24 hours. Only the winners who respond within that timeframe will receive their book. Watch for a PM, and a notice in this thread announcing the winners!


Please remember that we favor perennial discussion.  The threads you start will last beyond the event.  You don't need to use Jesikah's name get her attention (though if you have an author-specific question, like "Jesikah, when you wrote your book, did it inspire you to garden differently?" we understand having her name in the title of that thread. But...). We like these threads to be accessible to everyone, and some people may not post their experiences if the thread is directed to the author alone.


Posts in this thread won't count as an entry to win the book, but please say "Hi!" to Jesikah and make her feel welcome!
 
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WelcomeJesikah! I hope you have fun!
 
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Thank you, Nicole <3 So happy to be here this week!
 
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Amit Enventres wrote:WelcomeJesikah! I hope you have fun!



Thank you, Amit :D Look forward to our discussions!
 
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I'm glad you are here!
 
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Joylynn Hardesty wrote:I'm glad you are here!



Thanks for having me :D Looking forward to a fun week together!
 
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Hi Jesikah,

Your book looks good and gets great reviews on Amazon.    I hope I win it! :-)  Did you self-publish?
 
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Scott Foster wrote:Hi Jesikah,

Your book looks good and gets great reviews on Amazon.    I hope I win it! :-)  Did you self-publish?



Hi Scott!

Thank you for your kind words  :-) May the giveaway odds be ever in your favor!

Yes, I own a publishing company: Forest Tales Publishing. I'm branching out into small press territory, though, as I'm publishing books authored by others beginning this fall.  
 
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Woah! I just read about your book, and this sounds awesome! And it definitely sounds like something that will resonate a lot with people!
 
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Jesikah Sundin wrote:

Scott Foster wrote:Hi Jesikah,

Your book looks good and gets great reviews on Amazon.    I hope I win it! :-)  Did you self-publish?



Hi Scott!

Thank you for your kind words  :-) May the giveaway odds be ever in your favor!

Yes, I own a publishing company: Forest Tales Publishing. I'm branching out into small press territory, though, as I'm publishing books authored by others beginning this fall.  



...
It seems like a lot of the good books coming out are self-published, not so formula.  I will check out your publishing company.  I'd love to write a book someday.   I'd need a really good editor..LOL.
 
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Dave Burton wrote:Woah! I just read about your book, and this sounds awesome! And it definitely sounds like something that will resonate a lot with people!



Hi Dave,

Thank you It's a strange genre-mashup that circles around eco-themes in dystopian and utopian settings. Lots of social commentary.

If you ever get a chance to read my series, I hope my characters do their job and entertain you
 
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Scott Foster wrote:

Jesikah Sundin wrote:

Scott Foster wrote:

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It seems like a lot of the good books coming out are self-published, not so formula.  I will check out your publishing company.  I'd love to write a book someday.   I'd need a really good editor..LOL.




That is correct! Even well-known traditionally published authors are migrating toward self-publishing. More freedom to express your art without "trend" limitations. Though, even within Indie publishing, there are trends ;-) Where there is a market demand, there will be goods waiting to be consumed.

I hope you do :-) Writing and publishing are an immensely satisfying experience. And . . . don't we all :-P Writers are storytellers. Editors make us look like writers ;-) LOL

 
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Hi, and welcome, Jesikah!! Looking forward to getting to know you!
 
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Good Morning and a hearty welcome to the Permies Forum Jesikah, I hope you have fun and learn a wealth of knowledge here like I and many others do.

As an avid reader and a follower of T. C. Boyle, the I have read his fascinating book "The Terranauts, a Novel" based upon a real biodome experiment in Arizona, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Thus, I am so looking forward to reading "your take" on a micro-society living in isolated biodome conditions. This is a very believable topic that I can see developing more and more in our already very fractured society.

Thanks for adding to our perceptions of what can be done and the challenges it will entail.

klee
 
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Hello again Jesikah!

I just went to Amazon to read the synopsis and reviews and found that you are very generously offering the digital
version of your book to Amazon Prime members for Free!
(At least for today's date, and Tuesday 04 September is 2018)).

As I have gone 99% digital for all of my reading over the past 5 years, I helped myself to a copy and promise to read it
(as soon as I finish the current book I am on) and leave an honest review.

I will also send you a copy of any typos, grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure "errors"  that
I find, if any, for you to correct.

Hope you sell a million to those folks who still "have to"  hold a paper-made copy of a book in their hands.

Thank you for my Freebie.
klee-pjp88029
 
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Welcome Jesikah,

I have picked up a copy of your book on Amazon and am looking forward to reading it. It sounds very interesting! Welcome to Permies!

So I have finished the first book and as soon as I did I got on Amazon and bought the next three! It's been very entertaining and a fun read. Great job Jesikah! Keep up the good work - can't wait to see how it ends!
 
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Welcome and thank you for answering questions!
 
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Hello Jesikah,

Welcome to permies, just a quick note.   I have been reading indie sci-fi authors on Amazon.com for a number of years. And I have found the writing for the most part to be just as good as many big name authors. I even proofread for several of my favorite authors. What an awesome opportunity to live in the day and age we do and to be able to publish your own books. Hope you have a great time here.

Nick

PS. I have actually read your book, did it get published under a different title earlier?  I read it about a year ago.  Awesome book.  I’ll have to ask my daughter where she got the book, she works at a bookstore.
 
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Karen Lee klee wrote:Hello again Jesikah!

I just went to Amazon to read the synopsis and reviews and found that you are very generously offering the digital
version of your book to Amazon Prime members for Free!
(At least for today's date, and Tuesday 04 September is 2018 ).



Yes! Jesikah is so awesome that she's got her first novel's ebook for FREE this week on amazon. Here's the spiffy graphic she made about it for her facebook page!

 
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Although I posted in ecovillage simply to win your book, Jesikah, now I really want others input on my topic!  So I am hoping others will look and give suggestions.  The books look like an awesome winter read series after the garden goes to bed!
 
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Welcome welcome welcome! Can't wait to read your book!!! <3
 
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Carla Burke wrote: Hi, and welcome, Jesikah!! Looking forward to getting to know you!



Hi Carla :-) Thanks for the warm welcome. Looking forward to getting to know you all too!
 
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Joseph Yarbrough wrote:Welcome to permies. Where real down to earth life begins or transformed. Joseph



Hi Joseph

Thanks for the welcome! Permies sound like my favorite kind of people <3
 
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Karen Lee klee wrote:Good Morning and a hearty welcome to the Permies Forum Jesikah, I hope you have fun and learn a wealth of knowledge here like I and many others do.

As an avid reader and a follower of T. C. Boyle, the I have read his fascinating book "The Terranauts, a Novel" based upon a real biodome experiment in Arizona, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Thus, I am so looking forward to reading "your take" on a micro-society living in isolated biodome conditions. This is a very believable topic that I can see developing more and more in our already very fractured society.

Thanks for adding to our perceptions of what can be done and the challenges it will entail.

klee



Hi Karen

Thank you! I hope I learn a wealth of knowledge too. Always open to learn and discuss new things!

Ooooh, yes! My series is actually inspired by The Biosphere 2 Project, which I quote throughout my series. Synergetic Press (in AZ, originally owned by one of the owners, Bass) assisted me in research as did many of the graduate students at the University of Arizona, who now manage the biodomes. Fascinating topic for sure



 
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Karen Lee klee wrote:Hello again Jesikah!

I just went to Amazon to read the synopsis and reviews and found that you are very generously offering the digital
version of your book to Amazon Prime members for Free!
(At least for today's date, and Tuesday 04 September is 2018)).

As I have gone 99% digital for all of my reading over the past 5 years, I helped myself to a copy and promise to read it
(as soon as I finish the current book I am on) and leave an honest review.

I will also send you a copy of any typos, grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure "errors"  that
I find, if any, for you to correct.

Hope you sell a million to those folks who still "have to"  hold a paper-made copy of a book in their hands.

Thank you for my Freebie.
klee-pjp88029



Hi Karen

Awesome! So glad you snagged a copy of LEGACY. I ensured my book was free this week. And, thanks in advance for your honest review and sending me any typos you find. I'll be sure to pass those along to my editor should you find any *bites fingernails* As a writer, my job is tell a story. My editor makes me look like a writer lol

Thanks for your well wishes! Much appreciated and happy reading!

 
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Nicole Alderman wrote:

Karen Lee klee wrote:Hello again Jesikah!

I just went to Amazon to read the synopsis and reviews and found that you are very generously offering the digital
version of your book to Amazon Prime members for Free!
(At least for today's date, and Tuesday 04 September is 2018 ).



Yes! Jesikah is so awesome that she's got her first novel's ebook for FREE this week on amazon. Here's the spiffy graphic she made about it for her facebook page!



Aww, thanks Nicole!!! Much appreciated
 
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Cris Fellows wrote:Although I posted in ecovillage simply to win your book, Jesikah, now I really want others input on my topic!  So I am hoping others will look and give suggestions.  The books look like an awesome winter read series after the garden goes to bed!



Hey Chris :-)

Jumping over to the other topic threads in a bit. Look forward to reading your question(s). I hope others engage as well. A discussion is more fun when many voices are heard. Thanks for looking into my book series! Indeed, a winter read it is. Or fall. The book series begins on September 29th, if you want to read in real time with the characters ;-)
 
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Tamara Koz wrote:Welcome welcome welcome! Can't wait to read your book!!! <3



Hi Tamara,

Thank you for the warm welcome! And YAY! I hope you my characters do their job and entertain you :-)
 
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Soooo tell us... where do you get your inspiration from? I am excited to get your book for my son and husband.
 
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Just wondering: the world outside the dome is described as a technologically advanced dystopia; but medieval social structures were also quite dystopian. Is this fact addressed in the story?
 
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Jason Hernandez wrote:Just wondering: the world outside the dome is described as a technologically advanced dystopia; but medieval social structures were also quite dystopian. Is this fact addressed in the story?



Hi Jason

Fabulous question and YES! While the biodome community has the glamour of a utopia, the fact is, one doesn't exist. Where there is a quest for power and control, people will always suffer. But how "the suffering of humanity" is defined is not only cultural but environmental. So one might argue that the biodome community isn't a true dystopia because of [fill in the blank] while others can say BUT they are confined and isolated and raising their children to live in an artificial world that will eventually end. *gestures hands to mimic scales* Each have their own psychological hardships and traumas.

And . . . the medieval biodome community exists during a technologically advanced dystopia, even if they are not technologically advanced like their outsider counterparts.

Hope this answers your question!
 
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Tamara Koz wrote:Soooo tell us... where do you get your inspiration from? I am excited to get your book for my son and husband.



Hey Tamara,

Sure thing! My inspiration came mostly from the Biosphere 2 Project from the early 1990's, some of Elon Musk's projects-in-progress and green tech / Mars colonization ideas for the future, and my own personal desire to explore what it means to embrace a more holistic, organic life within a high-tech society/culture. On the human side of things, I also wanted to explore nature vs nurture and use parent-child relationships as a metaphor for how we, as a people, interact with our environment. I'm a theme-heavy writer, so many layers to explore and peel away in my series :)  
 
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Welcome Jesikah, great to have you on the forum.

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Welcome Jesikah, I'll tell you I haven't been here at Permies very long myself; but there is sooo much to see and read its awesome!!  So you are a great addition to this world of Permies!!!  

Look forward to reading about you and your Chronicles.  
 
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Feidhlim Harty wrote:Welcome Jesikah, great to have you on the forum.



Féidhlim



Hi Féidhlim

Thank you! I appreciate the warm welcome.
 
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Barton Mazza wrote:Welcome Jesikah, I'll tell you I haven't been here at Permies very long myself; but there is sooo much to see and read its awesome!!  So you are a great addition to this world of Permies!!!  

Look forward to reading about you and your Chronicles.  



Hi Barton

I agree! So many wonderful threads and people and information. Thank you for your kind welcome and interest in my series.
 
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