here is what i am wondering. would y’all pay $45 for a 310 page book of illustrations & free verse mutterings? at $45 a pop, the books would be 8.5″X11″ another option is to go smaller, to 6″X9″ for $35. or i could kill some of my darlings and cut the number of pages down by about half to make a $26 8.5″X11″
any thoughts? i am in the process of removing all my self-portraits from this site (a long long process…so many self-portraits!) so that the only place to find an obsessive amount of my self-portraits will be in my upcoming book the invisible exhibitionist.
thank you for any input!
ps. in my attempts to lure money into my life, i have added a “writer/artist for hire” page if you want to put a testimonial on my for hire page, i would truly appreciate it! just leave a comment here & i will paste it on to that page. thanks! pass it on….
at 12 i decided to be a novelist. i was sure i would be famous by my 20’s. at 28 i rediscovered my love of writing comics i was no longer so sure i would be famous but at least i would be having a good time at 50 i finally published my first book followed by another before i turn 51. first a book of comics then a book of short stories next a novel? a collection of art? it seems i finally have my momentum.
buy my book of comics–“confusion perfume”–the story of a single woman & her dog (not cathy) as well as a sampling of other neurotic comics. buy my book of short stories & flash fiction–tangled together–stuff i have been working on (or hiding in a trunk) for the past 30 years. write me kind reviews & wait with bated breath for my next literary contribution.
as of today you can buy my book tangled together from a few different places! this is a collection of short stories and flash fiction i have been writing over the past thirty-ish years. the stories range from dark to quirky (sometimes both) and are a good reflection of just how my mind works as well as sometimes being more memoir than fiction being that i often use my writing to exorcise those pesky demons. also! pictures!! i did an inking per story.
if you want an autographed copy, message me (email@example.com)…otherwise! pick a vendor 🙂
one month from today my second book (tangled together) hits the stands (my book confusion perfume still available!) also working on a commission for a friend as i scribble her face using my photos of her from the 90s and working on a logo for a group i am helping bring to life as my journal slows i think about what to do to keep myself busy.
when i was a girl, i could not get enough of horse stories. i picked up john steinbeck’s the red pony expecting just another heartwarming story of a boy & his horse…by the end of the book, i was pissed off & utterly confused. i remember the book from time to time, with bitterness. however, while proofing my upcoming collection of short stories, i found myself remembering the story with a different reaction. my own abrupt and morose storytelling reminded me of john steinbeck & that fucking pony. then i began to wonder how much i had internalized in those precocious early years, reading books beyond my understanding, stephan king & edgar allan poe…now building blocks to my own stories. men i have never met, corrupting & molding that little writer inside me….
melancholy lives in my heart… melancholy…that’s what i used to call my melon-colored collie. my cat named “maud” got tagged “maudlin.” “do you know what that means?” my first ex-husband would ask in his soft drawl as if he could not fathom my knowingly calling my pets by my darker emotions…. maybe he did not realize melancholy lives in my heart. maudlin is a friend of mine. those so-called darker emotions sometimes light my way.
more journal entries from my adventure in a free-falling spin out that triggered me to start writing in prose rather than free verse. i did not see that coming. i’m not sure if it is a good sign or a bad one.
ps. speaking of prose. i am working on releasing a collection of flash fiction & short stories. here is the cover in progress for my book coming out this year, tangled together.
the progress of this book may very well be a contributing factor to my spin out. i’m not very good at handling good news….
i am still working on journal pages of course of course. but i am also trying to get some small illustrations done for my upcoming collection of short stories due for publication later this year. tangled together is a long time coming collection of flash fiction & short stories. i will be so happy to finally see my stories in print.
also trying to cope with a world that i just want to burn to the ground…but apparently that is not the way things are done? not that i’m good at doing things the way they are supposed to do….
in lieu of matches–i made some patches. art saves the world once more!