Saturn as seen from Titan, painting by Chesley Bonestell

Saturn as seen from Titan, painting by Chesley Bonestell
Favorite astronomical painting

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Self Publishing Mom's Poems

I am venturing into the world of Create Space for the third time.  I have collected Mom's poems and have typed up a document for publication via Create Space.  It would have been nice had I done this while she was living.  I have jumped all the hoops except the cover and that requires a conversion of JPEG into PDF.  That is a real pain. I am using two different photos of Mom, one front and one back.  The front cover is her with a banjo when she was fifteen.  By the way, I found her braids which she had cut and saved them all these years.  I'm happy to have found them.  The back cover when she was 33 with Pepper.  I wanted to share those photos and invite anyone's comments.  I may not find both photos.

Sorry the one of Mom and Pepper is small and I've not enlarged it yet.  The large one was taken in 1928 and the small one on November 1946.  I don't anticipate a market for this short book but I wanted to get them in published form.  The six by nine format contains 57 pages.  Some of my poems to Mom are also included.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Motorcycle Woman saga

I am attempting to gain back my rights to my short story Motorcycle Woman as it cannot be found on the Red Rose Publishing site.  I have had my lawyer write a letter to the publisher and hope I can regain rights to my story.  It was published several years ago, one of my first accepted stories.  It has two reviews from professional review sites and I would like a chance to make it available to other avenues.  Miss Mae gave me four stars in a private review as well.
Other writing woes include rejection of my Vanishing Shed novel by Avon Impulse.  The notification came long after their predicted response time.  Also, my A Reason for Rescue has been out for a long time to another publisher, also well beyond their predicted response time.
On a brighter note I have received another five star review from Regina Andrews on my Bible character The Shunammite Woman.  I hope someone reads my sporadic blog posts.  More later, hopefully not much later.