Video art, books & name changes

If you’re a regular at this blog you might notice a name change from ‘Tahlia’s Masks’ to ‘Centrepiece Productions Design Studio’. This is to reflect the diversifying nature of our business. It’s not just me making masks, it’s a family business with a team involved and we’re offering services in blog designs and book covers at affordable prices for the little guys of the world.

One day, we might be able to offer book trailers as well. My husband and I, ( sounds a bit like the queen!) have a lot of experience in video. I taught dance video making for 5 years at a high school, and my daughter made a video for her major work for english Extension 2 for her HSC, so turning our minds to the book trailer idea was an interesting new way to look at the video medium. Rather than use video footage,  book trailers often use a series of stills and I like that. For me it suits the context of a book.

So here’s the first book trailer created by Centrepiece Productions Design Studio.  The team created the book cover too.


You Can’t Shatter Me, a young adult magical realism novella is available now on ebook from the following sources.
Kindle: Amazon
Epub files for Nook, Kobo, Sony etc: Catapult Press
Files for all devices at Smashwords

More about the story.

Sixteen year old Carly wants to write her own life and cast herself as a superhero, but the story gets out of control when she stands up to a bully and he turns on her. His increasing harassment forces her to deal with flying hooks, giant thistles, deadly dragons and a suffocating closet. Dylan, a karate-trained nerd who supports her stand against the bully, turns out to be a secret admirer, and while he struggles to control his inner caveman, Carly searches for her own way to stop the bully.  An old hippie shows her an inner magic that’s supposed to make her invincible, but will Carly learn to use it before Dylan risks all in a violent confrontation?

 This heart-warming story will inspire and empower teens and adults alike. As well as providing real solutions for the bullying issue, the unique magical realism style provides an exciting and unusual fantasy element.

What do you think of the book trailer? Does it grab your interest?