e are so excited to announce the
publication of I AM A DOLPHIN
And I’m A Lot Like You. With the
work of illustrator Toni Watson and
graphic designer Lori Snow, the book has
achieved a unique look and charm above
and beyond my initial dream. Both adults
and children will enjoy learning about some
of the many similarities humans share with
dolphins such as strong family ties.
The book also features eight of the over
thirty dolphin species from the smallest to
the largest. Please note that a portion of the
proceeds is being donated to dolphin
Books are available at various independent
booksellers in the Kansas City area, primary
Unity Village Bookstore and Coffee Shop,
Lee’s Summit, MO
Inklings Bookstore on Main Street, Blue
Springs, MO www.inklingsbookscoffee.com
You can also order books at
Take a tour of the website and consider
buying a traditional hardback, paperback
and their cousins, ebooks.
Enter the “Books” portal, and you will find
brief synopses and reviews of mysteries, the
very first being Murder Offscreen and Cut
To: Murder, set in the film industry. There,
too, you can read about The Feng Shui
Mysteries, which include: A Deadly
Arrangement, Positioned To Die, Designed
To Kill, and Evil Intentions.
All are available as signed editions, which
we sell directly from author to reader. FYI,
the trade paper edition of Evil Intentions is
no longer available on Amazon.com but is
being /sold exclusively through this website.
to Denise Osborne’s
Contact me directly through email in the
blue box to the right of the screen. We no
longer use PayPal.
Ebooks are available through Amazon and
Barnes & Noble. Do check back as we will
be adding all titles to the Nook and to
Enter the “What’s New” portal and find brief
descriptions of works-in-progress.
Click on the Bagua, the colorful octagon
(to the right of the screen) and explore the
many dimensions of Feng Shui.
In the “Links/Library section you will find
recommended websites and book titles.
Blogs and Tweets will be forthcoming.
Do read on and learn about Feng Shui and
the template many practitioners rely on, the
AND THE BAGUA
Energy dissipated by the wind stops at
the boundary of water.
Where the land features finish, the qi
encounters water and is returned.
----Book of Burial
Feng Shui is all about energy, called ‘chi’
or ‘qi,’ and is part of the structure of all
life, of the planet, of the universe.
Feng Shui is about respecting, honoring,
and understanding the workings of the
Feng Shui is about making practical
decisions based on the heart’s desire.
Feng Shui is about our own physical
energy and the energy in our dwellings,
the object being to attract that which is
Feng Shui does not judge.
Feng Shui is not a religion.
----The Casebooks of Salome
Waterhouse, House of Lost Souls
Feng Shui emerged sometime between
3000 and 5000 years ago through efforts to
locate the best burial sites so the dearly
departed would find harmony in the afterlife
and not bother the living. The literal
meaning of “feng” is ‘wind,’ while “shui”
translates to ‘water.’ Chi or qi can mean
‘life force’ and/or ‘breath.’
The concept of “placement” began with the
purpose of situating one’s dwelling where
the wind gently replenished the chi and
water flowed nearby, bringing its life
generating power. Ideally, a dwelling would
be built with a hill or mountain at the back
for protection and water at the front. Over
time, water became equated with money
and prosperity, and wind with renewal.
Using the natural environment as a guide,
the same principles were then applied
indoors. For example, we need a wall for
protection behind our bed. A bed simply
placed in the middle of a room projects a
sense of vulnerability, which does not
promote sound sleep.
By learning Feng Shui, you will be opening
up a new way of looking at your home,
your workplace and, most importantly, the
natural world. Every day the world speaks
to us. Are we listening and observing
beyond simply deciding what to wear when
we go outside? Millions of us live in urban
and suburban environments that, aside
from city parks and our own lawns and
gardens, have greatly reduced our
connection to the earth and all creatures
with whom we share the planet. Feng Shui
will reconnect you to the natural world. By
studying and practicing this dynamic art
and science, you will come to understand
that your home is a temple that protects
you while providing comfort from the rigors
of modern life. Treat your home like sacred
space. Using the simple methods of Feng
Shui, you will be healthier, happier, and
discover true harmony. When you honor
your space, you honor yourself and all life.
THE BAGUA and HOW TO USE IT
The Bagua is the octagon-shaped template
containing the 9 life situations. Its values
came out of the I Ching, the Chinese Book
of Changes. By studying the I Ching, you
will gain a more intimate knowledge of the
Bagua and its inner workings. You will find
the Bagua on right side of this website.
Click on any of the guas to learn their
The trend in western society is to simplify
the shape by turning the octagon into a 9
square grid. What is lost aesthetically and
traditionally, is made up for in its practical
application for use in our largely rectangu-
lar-shaped homes and buildings.
To use the Bagua, first orient it by facing
your home. The chi will enter through the
front door, which will be located in one of
the three sectors at the bottom of the
Bagua in either Knowledge, Career, or
Helpful People/Travel. Then, with a bird’s
eye view, superimpose the Bagua over
your entire property. Next, align it with the
house itself. From there, you can do the
same with each room, using the door to
determine the gua through which you enter
the room (again, either Knowledge, Career,
or Helpful People/Travel).
Come back often to see what’s new!
Author’s photo by
Marilyn Hicks Fitzgerald
Web design by Lori Snow
Atomic plum blossom design by
Teresa Carnes, printwithpoint.com
Ebook jackets by Teresa Carnes,
by Chris Osborne,
Wind and Water House Publications
Contact Page photo by Tracy Smith
1, 2015 is INTERNATIONAL
DOLPHIN DAY. Around the
globe people will be protest-
ing the Taiji, Japan, dolphin
hunts as well as dolphin and
SAVE JAPAN DOLPHINS!
Raytown Arts & Music Festival, August
29th, 12 – 7 p.m.
Kenagy Park, 79th & Raytown Road.
We will be located at Booth 10. Look for
the SAVE JAPAN DOLPHINS banner on
our table! We will have brochures
available about dolphin captivity as well
as copies of I AM A DOLPHIN and I’m a
Lot Like You. Come learn about the
perils faced by dolphins in Taiji, Japan,
when the hunts start on September 1.