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Clare Bell

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I've been really busy with the Ratha's Creature Graphic Novel project! The idea of adapting Ratha's Creature as a graphic novel is now moving much closer to reality. Our Kickstarter is 75% funded, with 5 days left.

http://bit.ly/rathakick

Tod, Dani, Ian, and Sheila have put together a real treat for Ratha fans -- a music video about how the artists are developing and visualizing Bonechewer for the Ratha graphic novel.

See it here at: http://youtu.be/CTJ_UilUX2A




















To promote it, project artist Tod Wills
is doing a Livestreaming art marathon:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/icon-day

His info headquarters for the livestream is:

http://djinni.livejournal.com/475140....

Here is a graphic you are free to use to link to the kickstarter:
http://todwills.devian
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Tod, Dani, and Sheila have put together a real treat for Ratha fans -- a music video about how the artists are developing and visualizing Bonechewer for the Ratha graphic novel.

See it here at: http://youtu.be/CTJ_UilUX2A

Please back our Kickstarter. We are at nearly 75%, with 5 days left.

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Published on February 10, 2013 22:33 • 163 views • Tags: bonechewer, books, cats, cheetahs, comic, cougars, graphic-novel, named-series, prehistoric-cats, pumas, ratha, ratha-series
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Ratha's Creature (The Named...

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Clan Ground (The Named, #2)

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Chapter One (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
1 chapters   —   updated Apr 11, 2012 01:57PM
Description: This is the first chapter from the second book in the Ratha series, also known as the Books of the Named. It was originally published in 1984 and re-issued in 2007.
Why I wrote Ratha (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: Short piece originally published in The Scratching Log, the blog for the Ratha series (Ratha's Creature and sequels)at www.rathascourage.com
Ratha's Creature - Chapter One (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: First chapter of Ratha's Creature, the first book in the Ratha series. Originally published in 1983, recently re-issued 2007.

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“Real courage is being kind again, after you've felt that your kindness was thrown in your face. To risk it once more, or even twice more takes a special strength.”
Clare Bell, Ratha's Courage

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Which anthropomorphic fantasy book/series is the best?

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  33 votes, 11.5%

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  32 votes, 11.1%

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  17 votes, 5.9%

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  13 votes, 4.5%

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  12 votes, 4.2%

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  9 votes, 3.1%

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Harlequin Historical Hi, I'm very happy to meet you and look forward to discussing books with you. If you ever have any questions about any of the titles on my shelves, please ask away. I'll be happy to answer them.


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Roger Cottrell Hi Clare,
Thanks for the friendship. Always good to meet a writer with good taste and vision and I have to say that you look slightly familiar!!!
talk soon.
Roger


Andrea Kulman Hi & thank you for being a friend.


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