Cover Reveal

We received our first printed copy this weekend and are delighted to give the paws up for our forthcoming book Between Heather and Grass – Poems and Photographs Filled with Love, Hope and Whippets.

A very big thank you to Darlene Swanson at Van-garde for the lovely cover design:

Front Cover of Between Heather and Grass by Xenia Tran
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The focus of this new collection of poems and images is on the comfort that love and nature can bring, even in times of loss. With that in mind we provided a mood board for our designer with a handful of carefully selected photographs, a few examples of book covers that we liked and the freedom for her to choose another photograph from the selection of images for the interior of the book if she felt this would work better for the cover.

We believe she really captured the depth and sensitivity of this collection with her combination of the two images and cannot thank her highly enough.

We are donating thirty per cent of any net profit from the sale of this book to a children’s cancer charity in memory of our nephew Jamie Baker and another thirty per cent of net profit to animal rehoming charities.

Between Heather and Grass will go on general sale on Friday 15th November, when we will publish a special post in co-ordination with the children’s cancer charity we’re supporting. This is also the day the dedicated Book Page will go live.

The paperback edition is available for pre-order from Barnes & Noble, Foyles, Waterstones, Indiebound and Fishpond.

Between now and the release date more retailers will be added to this list.

The ebook version is available for pre-order from Apple, Kobo, Nook and Booktopia.

The Kindle edition is available for pre-order from Amazon UK, Amazon US, Amazon Germany, Amazon France, Amazon Japan and Amazon Australia.

If you’re interested in receiving a complimentary copy please let us know in the comments. Eivor and Pearl will select two names from the hat on 14th November and we are happy to ship worldwide.

*** the winners are announced here ***

a smiling black whippet leaping along a forest trail in autumn

Wishing you all a magical Tuesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/250 s – ISO 160 and f/2.8 – 1/160 s – ISO 160.

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Haiku: Morning Stroll

two whippets on a forest trail, one sniffing the grass

time to pass
a river of gold and green
two soulmates

© Xenia Tran

two whippets sniffing the grass on a forest trail

Wishing you all a very happy Monday and a wonderful new week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/500 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/800 s – ISO 100.

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Haiku: Autumn Sunset

a whippet in a black jacket on the shore at sunset

mist rolls in
this hour of gold and blue
across the water

© Xenia Tran

sunset across the Moray Firth, a golden sky over blue mountains

Wishing you all a very happy Monday and a wonderful new week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/4 – 1/200 s – ISO 200 and f/5 – 1/60 s – ISO 200.

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Haiku: Treasures

a black whippet on the beach sniffing the seaweed

breath of light
treasures in the sand
east and west

© Xenia Tran

close up shot of a black whippet sniffing seaweed on the beach

Wishing you all a very happy Monday and a wonderful new week!

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/1600 s – ISO 100.

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Cairngorms National Park

a blue and white whippet climbing a mountain trail followed by a black whippet
a blue and white whippet on a mountain trail in the Cairngorms

Thank you for all your good wishes before our short break! The weather has been very kind and it’s wonderful to see the colours slowly changing.

Wishing you all a magical Wednesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/1600 s – ISO 100, f/2.8 – 1/1250 s – ISO 100 and f/4 – 1/640 s – ISO 100.

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Haiku: Harvest Moon

a blue and white whippet running on the beach with a pink ball in her mouth

harvest moon
still lingering here
this magic

© Xenia Tran

a blue and white whippet running on the beach with a pink ball in her mouth

Wishing you all a very happy Monday and a wonderful new week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100.

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Tanka: Late Summer Mountain

portrait shot of a smiling black whippet on a mountain trail

footsteps
full of devotion
side by side
heather and flowers bloom
in late summer mountains

© Xenia Tran

portrait of a smiling blue and white whippet beside flowering heather

Wishing you all a very happy Monday and a wonderful new week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/200 s – ISO 100, f/2.8 – 1/160 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/640 s – ISO 100.

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