The Kickstarter for Car Key Gnomes and Other Household Pests launched yesterday, April 1st, and within 24 hours funded 66%! 2/3 of the funding we need is already here, and that is dazzling; remarkable; astounding! Moreover, it's quite humbling. When you put yourself out there, open yourself up to the possibility of failure--especially in such … Continue reading A Dazzling Start!
an Interview with the artist Danie Plott, artist of Car Key Gnomes and Other Household Pests, graciously gave an interview; check it out!
Imagine a race of elves very much like the Eldar in Lord of the Rings, who are the perfect embodiment of faerie folk--tall, slender, wise and long-lived--and you'll have in mind the Tuatha Dé Danann. "Children of the Mother Goddess Danu" from Gaelic, the Tuatha Dé were the forebears of all faerie peoples in Ireland. … Continue reading Faerie Magic for the Finding
Definitely the hardest part of publishing a book is not the writing, nor the printing, nor the logistics of shipping; instead, it's getting the word out so that people will buy it! This has always been my Achilles Heel in creative projects: marketing. I'm just not a marketer at heart. Fortunately, there exists a magic … Continue reading The Magic of Reviews
A look at the artistic process of the brilliant artist behind the look of the book. To continue from the first post, I had all of the poems, and I was happy with them. But a book like this needed some kind of artwork. I wasn't sure if I could find an artist who not … Continue reading Then there was art!
A discussion on the origins of the book. Car Key Gnomes and Other Household Pests began as a silly idea that morphed into a silly poem and eventually achieved its final form as a silly book of poems. It's silly. And wonderful, and fun, and cheeky, and I love it! At the time I wrote … Continue reading In the beginning…