Besides my blog posts, I’m a published writer as I speak. Now, what else could that mean since everybody and their mama can publish a book nowadays?
Well, first off, I’m somebody’s mama so I can’t tell you about nobody else’s. What I can tell you is why I wrote this book of flash fiction. It’s chockful of very short stories that kinda bite the shit outta you, hence the title. There are tales that make you say, “Well, I damn!”, while others make you feel just downright sad.
You see, I don’t write about folk who have it all. I’m attracted to folk who have little or nothing or all, whether that’s materially speaking or intellectually. You can very well say I’m an advovate for the underdogs of the world. These folk are often on the fringes of society and skirting the edges of insanity or mixed in mayhem in some form or another. They are lonely, desperate, loving, dangerous and don’t always make the best choices. They are folk you know and some you wished you had no memory of. Yet, as in life, you hope and want the best?for them ’cause you’re good-hearted that way, despite their fool-heartedness. All in all, they are everyday folk, with their own peculiarities.
The other sweet deal of this book is that some of these stories have images to tell you about the story you will read. Sorta like a grown folk picture book.?Can you imagine the image created for stories like Jived by Juicy or Rent Money? Well, the only way to know that is to buy the book and see.
Now, I’m shy about promoting myself like most artistic?types?but how the hell else can I sell the book if I don’t market it? So folks, because it takes me a minute to compose contest ideas, I may come up with one that I’ll advertise here at some point. In the meantime, an invite to post or interview on your blog may be cool.?I promise I’ll behave myself.?Maybe I could do a give-away of some of the art in the book. Yeah, I could do that, I suppose.
In another meantime, you can purchase Sock It to Me, Baby for $1.99 at Amazon.com. To date, the jury is still out on whether this will evolve into a hard copy. I may wait until my second book is published so I can have two books on the shelf instead of one. Just looks better, know what I mean?
So, what’s ahead for Totsy? Shit, I’ve gotta get back to writing is what. I’m working on my novel and the critiques are going very well, I should add. And who knows, I may give Beatrice a shot at starring in her own series. Otherwise, I shall continue painting, writing on this here blog and and hope to keep making you smile.
Thank you, good folks. Enjoy the rest of your day.
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