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Soul Searching Paperback Release

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Soul Searching – Paperback Out and Available on Amazon (All), Barnes & Noble etc. One killer. An ocean of souls.
Science has learned to understand the soul, and can track souls through this life and beyond.
A specialist unit of the South African police is using a Soul Tracker device in a harrowing search for a serial killer. As Tracker Ruth Hicks and her partner Franklin Banks race to find the killer before the next victim dies, the case becomes frighteningly personal. They begin to question the morality of their methods.

When one’s soul can incriminate them before birth, can there ever be justice?

Who can be trusted with the power to look inside the soul?

“Tense and exciting with lots of good twists. I really enjoyed it!” --V Anne Smith, author of A Code for Carolyn: A Genomic Thriller
 ***Science has learned to understand the soul, and can track souls through this life and beyond.

A specialist unit of the South African police is using a Soul Tracker device in a harrowing search fo…

Soul Searching Virtual Book Launch and Reading – 27 Aug 2020

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On Thursday evening I read a passage from my science fiction thriller, Soul Searching, followed by some insights and background into the segment chosen. Available in ebook on all major online book stores – paperback coming September.

WATCH HERE:


Below is the excerpt (from Chapter 4) – featuring the two main themes of Beliefs and Parents:

I was twelve, just about to break the spell of my youth and dive head on into teenager life. So that would have been 1985. My friend and I have just walked the five kilometres to his house after school, joking around, pushing each other into bushes. Kids. As we’re coming closer to his place we notice smoke in the air above his property. We give each other a look and pick up our pace. He’s got high walls surrounding his property but because of the incline of the road we can just make out his brother and mother busying themselves around the source of the smoke. He starts shouting to them as he’s opening the tall iron gate on the driveway. His mother turns …

The Cock & The Crow (Poem: iJusi #6, 1997)

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The Cock & The Crow (Poem):an ode to the downtrodden

Cock-a-doodle-doo
said the cock to the crow
while sitting in the sun on his stoep.

Hey diddle-diddle
said the crow to the cock
and picked another scrap from the step.

“What a great morning
beheld before us,”
said the cock through his smooth golden beak.

“It depends how high up
the stairs you are standing
to check of what you gleefully speak.

“From here I see only
scraps before me,
all your loose-ends and dry looking wors.

“For it's you, my broer,
who loves to mock
those stukkend, and broken or worse.

“How upright you stand
with your plume in the air,
all colours all radiant and bright.

“Yet, here I slum,
begging and screaming
so loud and very contrite.

“Only to be
cursed or ignored,
whichever you feel I deserve.

“You look at my coat,
black and downtrodden,
and inside you know it's perverse

“Perverse because
I feed off your scraps
to keep you all safe and tight.

“Yes, you know it,
it makes you feel kief
when you're all warm in bed late at night.”

“You un…

Soul Searching Out Now

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Soul Searching – eBook Out and Available on Amazon (All), Kobo, Barnes & Noble etc. Trade Paperback out in September 2020.
One killer. An ocean of souls.
Science has learned to understand the soul, and can track souls through this life and beyond.

A specialist unit of the South African police is using a Soul Tracker device in a harrowing search for a serial killer. But when one's soul can incriminate them before birth, can there ever be justice?

This science fiction novel by South African author Stephen Embleton has been likened to a mix of "Minority Report" and "Silence of the Lambs", with unique ideas all its own. The thrilling story features a serial killer, new and disturbing technology, and an ancient secret society. And flying cars.
Available here:
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Seating Spaces

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I wanted to attempt a series of graphic ink illustrations featuring simple set ups of interesting chairs (from around our house) in their natural spaces.

To purchased prints and other variations of the artwork, check out my Society6 store or my Zazzle store pages.

I took a photo of the bay windows and the wooden chair (Friday 10th April 2020) as the template (centred layout) and angle.

From there I took reference images of the variety of furniture and set about composing each pairing – chair and background. I then selected the paper – 300gsm waterolour paper – and using a 0.3 and 0.5 fineliner pens.

I complete the first two on Saturday 11th April and the final three on Monday 13th April 2020.








Below are some detail photos and work in progress:






White Moonlight Black Night

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In January 2020 I set out to do a double panel painting/illustration based on the White Moonlight illustration from August 2019. This time I wanted to include a black rhino.

Technique and materials:
Gouache and Watercolour paint on gesso board (gesso primer as a textured background). This is then carried through using the rubaway technique – highlights are rubbed away and mid and dark tones added.

Completed 9 April 2020 during the Covid-19 lockdown.

For print-on-demand prints of these two panels visit my Zazzle store and Society6 store.


The final work measures 162cm x 51cm (each panel at 81cm x 51cm).









Check out the work in progress videos and photos:Phase1: https://www.facebook.com/stephen.embleton.3/posts/10158154406480774
Phase2: https://www.facebook.com/stephen.embleton.3/posts/10158437353220774
Phase 3: https://www.facebook.com/stephen.embleton.3/posts/10158441273215774
Phase 4:

Various Ink and Watercolour

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Some of the ink illustrations and a combination of ink and watercolours.