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Hidden Easter Eggs In My Book : Part 1

First let’s define what an “Easter Egg” is. According to Wikipedia, an Easter Egg is defined as the following.

A virtual Easter egg is an intentional hidden message, in-joke or feature in an object such as a movie, book, CD, DVD, computer program, web page or video game.

Many movies and TV shows, like Lost, have hidden images and messages in them. When I wrote the story of Eartha, I had no intention of including any Easter Eggs. But as I started seeing the illustrations, the first Easter Egg came to mind.

There are a total of three (3) Easter eggs in The Tale of Eartha the Sea Turtle, and I will reveal one of them now.

The book is dedicated to the memory of my father-in-law, Ken DuCheney. I really liked Ken, he was a lot of fun to be around. He was always good for a laugh, whether intentional or not. Considering he welcomed me into his family without hesitation, he’d have to have been a great guy.

The image of the dedication (shown below) includes a sea horse, and five (5) fish. Each of these actually represents a member of the family. Ken, is represented as the sea horse. The larger of the five (5) fish is his wife, and my mother-in-law, Pat. The other four fish represent their children, Kenny, Steve, Lori and my wife Cindy.

So, there you have it. Easter egg number one. I’ll be posting the additional Easter eggs later on.

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