Going Live!

Dear Reader,

Yesterday evening, at 8:18PM Mountain Time, my most recent book, Ashes and Wine, went live on Amazon. “Going live” is what Amazon calls “published”. The book was a year in the making, and I’m naturally happy to see it ‘leave the nest’.

What kind of book is it? It’s a hybrid of some sort. I’ve not personally seen anything like it. It contains dozens of poems, 100 aphorisms, epigrams, and short prose pieces, and an hilarious foreword. Most of the poems tell stories — based on real people and events — about intimacy and love, vulnerability and abuse, healing and authenticity.

The poetry is emotionally charged, rich in metaphors, often laced with wit, and unpretentious. Readers should expect to laugh one moment, cry the next, and feel uplifted the next after. Again, most of the stories are based on real people and actual events.

The book is for older teens, young adults, and adults — actually, for anyone who believes in connecting deeply, loving meaningfully, and living fully.

I am currently preparing a free pdf sampler of the poems, aphorisms, epigrams, and short prose pieces. If you would like me to email you a copy of the pdf when it is finished, simply use my blog’s contact form to email me with your email address and I will get a copy to you within the next day or two so you can see for yourself what the book is all about. Reading the pdf in no way obligates you to buy the book.

The book is currently available as a paperback in the US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Japan, and a few other nations. A Kindle version will be out in about a month or so.

All the best,


4 thoughts on “Going Live!”

    1. I’ll email you the free pdf sampler, let you see for yourself whether you’d like the book, Miriam. The book is so new that, so far, only three people who’ve read it have emailed me back their views on it. All three were positive. One of them, in fact, was so positive I almost blushed. But three people is a pretty small group — too small for me to claim I’ve created a literary masterpiece of inestimable worth and value yet. I’ll have to wait for four people before I can claim that.

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