It’s as easy as giving birth!

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I know I said this would be available in June, but like any first-born, the anticipated delivery date isn’t always accurate! After a very long, arduous labor, my book, Paint, Present & Future is now available at Amazon, the iBookstore, Barnes and Noble, and Smashwords.

I published the book myself, without the help of any intermediary…well…I should clarify that: I didn’t pay anyone to do file conversions, or any of the techie stuff. I’m by no means a techie myself, I just did a lot of research and learned how to do it. I did decide  to publish on Smashwords, but they’re only an intermediary in that some sellers, such as Kobo, won’t take uploads directly from the author. However, I still did the file conversion myself. Soon I will be creating posts about the writing, and truly self-publishing process…because what’s the fun of a head-ache if you can’t share it?

Here is a brief synopsis:

In a quaint village in Mexico, Dani, a struggling, endearing, and somewhat klutzy artist, sets out in pursuit of her dream. Little did she know that the pursuit would become the dream. One night a Shadow Man appears and sends her on a quest: she must find a mysterious woman, and it can only be done through a series of ten paintings. Each painting is prefaced by bizarre situations; including a hurricane, a yellow-out storm, and an excursion into a curio shop with no doors. Three uncooperative guides: a translucent figure, a troll, and a typist who lives in a tree, hold the key. . .but to what?

Sylvia, Dani’s best friend, Ivan, a carpenter obsessed with mesquite tables, and Chuy, an Argentinian Fire Dancer, are Dani’s only link to the ‘real’ world. But eventually even they can’t help as she finds herself sinking further and further into the depths. . .

Click on the image, or here, to go to my Books tab for more information.

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About Passages 23

Passages 23 is a photography partnership between Cindy A. Carl (color photography) and David L. White (black and white photography). The name stems from the life changes we all go through; passages/journeys from one phase to the next. We think our photographs reflect changes in nature, as well, and provide glimpses of the past and of what was. About Cindy: I’m a writer by day and a writer by night, and I squeeze my photography into the in-betweens. I’m originally from Easthampton, MA (USA). My stuff lives in storage (I keep thinking I’ll settle down), while I’ve restlessly lived and traveled throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. My writing reflects the philosophical and psychological quirks of the human experience. If you like humorous stories that screw with your mind–in a pleasant way, of course–then please check out my latest novel, Quest for a Dream. My photography focuses on lines and unusual perspectives. I’m an avid animal lover, and live with my two wonderful cats, Isan and Lucy, and yes, they travel with me. Oh, and, I’m the wordy one. About David: I’m just an old fart with a camera. View all posts by Passages 23

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