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    October 25, 2012

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    Jade Beach (Mystic Adventures in Big Sur) Volume II, J.W. Winslow’s much anticipated sequel to the novel, Jasmine Dogs, will be released on October 25, 2012. The community is invited to the Jade Beach Book Launch Party on Thursday, October 25th from 5 PM to 7 PM at Homescapes Carmel, located in the lower level of the Carmel Plaza (Northwest corner of 7th & Junipero in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA). There will be complimentary beverages and an insider’s glimpse of Jade Beach (Mystic Adventures in Big Sur) Volume II. Winslow is the daughter of character actor Dick Winslow (Mutiny On The Bounty, Jailhouse Rock, Funny Girl, and Airport), and grew up among the production crews, screenwriters, and movie stars of Hollywood. The story of Jasmine Dogs (Mystic Adventures in Big Sur) depicts insider Hollywood scandals unfolding in the land of myth and self-discovery known as Big Sur. Her books tell a love story with sensual scenes reminiscent of the acclaimed Big Sur author, Henry Miller (Tropic of Cancer, Sexus).

    The mystic adventures of Dyanna Falconer reconvene on the first page of Jade Beach, with a wild ride full of surprises. What happened to Dyanna, and where has she been? The story continues in Paris, Sicily, New York and Los Angeles against the background of Big Sur, rich with new lovers and fatal strangers. Dyanna faces the force of nature in a brutal catastrophe that defies imagination, while the art of her life continues to intrigue us. With a strong environmental conscience, she is the ultimate “Green Woman”.

    Winslow’s scorching love story and twists of fate are played out on the dramatic coast of California. Theme music by Columbia recording artist Tom Ayres, and cover art by Big Sur’s own Erin Lee Gafill are part of the magical visit to the world’s most mysterious place: Jade Beach. The enhanced e-book edition will be released on October 15th, and features music, art and video of the author.

    J.W. Winslow is available to discuss:

    · The mystique and allure of Big Sur, California
    · Her experiences in Hollywood as the daughter of actor, Dick Winslow
    · Why Hollywood draws creative, passionate, and sometimes self-obsessed individuals
    · The influence of art on her writing
    · Integrating a musical composer into a book series
    · How to become a green publisher

    About J.W. Winslow
    J.W. Winslow is also an artist, writer, poet and green publisher. Her imprint, Fresh Art, has produced four books made entirely of recycled materials, while engaging the reader with amazing stories and beautiful art. As a novelist, she has embraced the new media that brings Hollywood and Big Sur to life. The first book in the Mystic Adventures in Big Sur series, Jasmine Dogs, is a multi-media story with its own musical score composed by Monterey native-turned-New Yorker Tom Ayres. Photographic images bring the beauty of Big Sur to the reader, and there are links to websites and web cameras. Winslow draws from her prior acting experience as she reads the story in the audio book.

    Winslow hosts two live television programs produced in Monterey, California. WinslowArt -
    “a taste of artesan television all about the arts.” It features a weekly visit with local and visiting artists, and showcases gifted young artists. The popular Your Town is on public TV for Monterey County. WinslowArt is featured on iTunes as Podcasts, and both shows are archived on her website:

    As an artist, the many facets of Winslow include paintings, sculpture, assemblage and painted glass. The Fresh Art brand is based on recycled materials and non-toxic mediums. Her work as an abstract colorist is included in collections around the world.

    The original soft cover book Jasmine Dogs (Mystic Adventures in Big Sur), produced through Winslow's Fresh Art publishing company by Monterey’s Cypress Press, is composed entirely from recycled components, including the cover and page stock, soy ink, and linseed binding glue. Fresh Art’s first book entitled Sensual Indigo: Memoir of a Renaissance Woman was released in 1998 and remains in print, while a collection of poetry called Websongs have been published monthly on her website for 15 years.

    The Big Sur region is featured with musical videos such as Dr. Dre’s music video and Death Cab For Cutie’s "Bixby Canyon Bridge". Mumford and Sons and Jackie Green are among the A-list performers who headline at the beautiful outdoor Henry Miller Library. Artists will always pay homage to the legendary Big Sur coastline, and Jade Beach (Mystic Adventures in Big Sur) enriches the experience.

    Publication Data:

    Jade Beach (Mystic Adventures in Big Sur) Volume II; Trade paper; 354 pages; $24.95 srp – ISBN: 9780965818230; $9.99 srp – e-pub – ISBN: 9780965818254. Distributed by Atlas/Bookmasters. Jasmine Dogs.Trade Paper.324 pages. $19.95 srp – ISBN: 9780578015361. $9.99 srp – e-pdf ISBN: 9780965818223. $9.99 srp – ePUB ISBN: 9780965818216

    Distributed by Atlas/Bookmasters, with 78 international outlets including Amazon Digital Services US & UK, Barnes & Noble, and more.

    12-disk audio book is available exclusively from

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        October 25, 2012


        5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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