Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
If All Be True
A novel of magic, mischief,
sex and other intoxicants,
old friends, ancient conspiracies,
& the Philly Folkfest.
Read a free excerpt online: dorothyhickson.com
Currently seeking agent/publisher
The above text appears on little cards I am making in preparation for the aforementioned fest, which starts this Thursday. Hand them out? Leave little stacks near the information booth? Tape them up in the portapotties? Maybe I will make them into a hula skirt and do the dance of a thousand papercuts.
Self-promotion feels unnatural to me (perhaps I should say blatant self-promotion, as there are those who categorize all art and adornment as "showing off") -- but really, what's wrong with showing off, when there's something to show? I have spent a lot of time and energy on this novel. Never enough, and far too much of the energy went into avoidance rather than work, but there has also been work.
The book is in final "Gamma Draft" tweak-level revision and will go out to one more trusted (and patient) reader at the end of this month. September will be the time of querying agents, researching publishers, and refining my (shudder) promotional materials.
Someday, we hope, the book tour.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
You can help (with the installation, not the novel) by donating old scissors or shears of any kind, hardshell suitcases, a little red wagon and/or a dissecting table (table or wagon could be returned intact at the end).
More on these and other adventures as they develop.
Monday, June 15, 2015
Wow! I felt honored to have my picture set off all by itself.
After a bit, Rabid and I tracked down Tim, one of the Paper Pirates guys, and I thanked him for the placement. He remembered that my picture had come with three sculpture shots and we momentarily discussed the broad scope of what I do. He had to move along but he warned us that the picture stealing would occur in the next fifteen minutes or so. We went and staked out images that we liked.
After a bit, the DJ announced that the pictures could be removed. I took the understated WTC image shown above (I am remiss by not knowing the name of the photographer yet but I will update this post as soon as I figure it out).
The DJ took the Slagle shot.
One of my images was abandoned. It was sort of a default picture and I agree that I could have selected a better one. After the comped beer and the Slagle placement, I was perfectly fine with my lonely lame picture being left on the wall.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Friday, May 1, 2015
More details here;
'White River Junction... It's not so bad!' Awesome.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Then I headed down to Klingle Gulch...