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.

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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a blue and white whippet looking to her right towards the sunset from the beach

one more run
before the light fades
gold glitters
on wet stones and tidal sands
where night sleeps, moonlight dripping

© Xenia Tran

close up of stones in wet tidal sands, sunset gold and blue reflected

Wishing you all a beautiful Tuesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.2 – 1/80 s – ISO 200, f/3.2 – 1/125 s – ISO 200 and f/3.2 – 1/200 s – ISO 200.

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Haiku: Sentient Sea

a blue and white whippet on the beach sniffing driftwood

sentient sea
happy to let driftwood dry
as the moon wishes

© Xenia Tran

a large smooth and curved piece of driftwood on the beach

Wishing you all a wonderful Tuesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

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

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Haiku: Seasons Turning

Cairngorms National Park

a blue and white whippet running between heather and pine

a few steps
between heather and gold
seasons turning

© Xenia Tran

blooming heather in the foreground beside a pine forest

Wishing you all a beautiful Tuesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/640 s – ISO 160, f/2.8 – 1/500 s – ISO 160 and f/4 – 1/640 s – ISO 160.

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Haiku: True Spirit

Cairngorms National Park

a blue and white whippet running along a narrow forest trail

ancestral instincts
sailing through heather
the wolf and I

© Xenia Tran

a blue and white whippet running along a narrow forest trail into a clearing

Wishing you all a magical Thursday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

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

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Your Daily Word Prompt: Poignant

Haiku: Earthward

a smiling black whippet running across the beach

a mile wide
the dog’s smile lands
between the pebbles

© Xenia Tran

a smiling black whippet leaping across a tidal pool

Wishing you all a very happy Thursday,

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 100, f/2.8 – 1/1600 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100.

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a smiling black whippet walking on a mountain trail

true kindness
between heather and grass
it glows and grows
the end of treatment bells
for all the children

© Xenia Tran

a smiling black whippet walking on a mountain trail

This poem is dedicated to all the children with serious illness and their families.

Wishing you all a blessed Thursday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/320 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/320 s – ISO 160.

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