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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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What am I doing here?

Hello! I’m Cindy and I’m an author and artist. This is a new blog, so there’s not much content as of yet, but keep checking. Soon I’ll be adding more information about my new book, Paint, Present, & Future, which will be published in June 2012. You can find it under my “books” tab. I’ll also be posting my artwork, which you’ll be able to find under the “art” tab.

In addition to the above, I’m also going to keep a journal for new Indie authors (or anyone who is interested). If you’re just getting started maybe I can help you out. Paint, Present & Future is my first self-published novel. If you’ve gotten to the research stage of self-publishing you’ve probably noticed how absolutely overwhelming, frustrating, (and sometimes verbose) it can be. How do you sort through all the information? How do you recognize the scams? Do you really need an intermediary? (That’s what I call places like BookBaby, Smashwords, etc.) I’m finding that things can be done at a next-to-nothing cost, and done well.

So follow along on my journey. Hopefully I’ll carve out an entertaining and scenic trail.



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