Happy 4th of July Friday! a video or two and a giveaway

Happy 4th of July, if you're celebrating! Tuesday was Canada Day and I used the holiday time to make videos. First, I put together this video about the World's Smallest Bookshop. It's a small shed not far from where I live, where you can buy used books.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnE3pzAsRGo

Then, I tried making a stop-motion animation. When I was a kid my dad and I made one, and I've always wanted to make another, but the technology was a pain to work with back then. Making videos has become so much easier in recent years. I've been itching to try a stop-motion ever since I got my MacBook. So, here's my first one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvIGc0QJ6JQ

New installments of Avaline and Catching A Sorcerer are up on Wattpad.

If you've come this far and watched my videos, you deserve a prize! :) Email me if you want to win an ebook of Catching A Sorcerer, and I'll pick a winner tomorrow. (Ends at midnight EST. Send email to: sarawalker.contest @ gmail . com)

Sky Tube could be a real thing: my science fiction comes to life as the Hyperloop

I wrote this story a few years ago, about a woman stuck inside a man-made transportation tube. So I was delighted today when I learned Elon Musk wants to make a real-life version-- although his version is a bit different than mine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bOZzumkhqU

Musk's Hyperloop is meant for commuting between Los Angeles and San Francisco, and will use blasts of air, electro-magnets and solar technology, whereas my Sky Tube is based on roller-coaster technology and uses the force of gravity to power the track.

Sky Tube is about a woman who gets trapped in a commuter tube that runs between New York and Chicago, a prototype for a New York to Los Angeles tube. She finds love and herself in the aftermath of the disaster.

I've subtitled it "love and other man-made disasters" and it's available at Smashwords.

Sky Tube cover

More links about the Hyperloop:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2013/08/12/technology-hyperloop-travel-elon-musk.html

http://www.spacex.com/hyperloop

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-08-12/revealed-elon-musk-explains-the-hyperloop

http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/08/12/watch-imagining-the-hyperloop/

http://techcrunch.com/2013/08/12/elon-musks-hyperloop-explained-a-technically-possible-sci-fi-dream-hes-to-busy-to-work-on-right-now/