Hey folks! What’s going on? It’s almost the end of 2016, and the start of 2017.
It’s been rough, but what the hell, I’m coming out of it breathing and kicking. I started out the year homeless and working on a farm, and ended the year with a roof over my head and a car in the garage. Things are looking up. At least personally.
In 2013, I set out to write and publish 1 book per year. I did good in 2014 and 2015. Now, in 2016 I did manage to write a book, unfortunately I ran out of funds and wasn’t able to publish. Which is fine. It means I have more time to make sure it’s as good as I can make it before going to press.
And that’s where you come in.
I need readers. I need your comments and thoughts. I need to make sure that my manuscript, SONGS OF THE ROLLIN CHATEAU is ready to become a book, and for that, I need your help.
The artist Brian Wootan, and myself, are working on making SONGS OF THE ROLLIN CHATEAU a great little book. Brian is working on several illustrations that will go inside the book, as well as the front and back covers. He is also working on a couple of posters, and we will decide on at least two broadsides.
Before the spring, Brian and myself will launch a crowdfunding campaign where we will pre-sell books, posters, broadsides, and private poetry & art parties at your house. Your comments will be used to first help out in finalizing the manuscript, and some of them will be used to help out with the crowdfunding campaign.
I need your help, your minds, and your thoughts.
I consider my poetry to be narrative populist poetry. I write poetry for people to listen to. I enjoy reading in bars to patrons who don’t normally listen to poetry. I pride myself in the fact that I’ve sold tons of books to people who have admitted to me to never buying books of poetry before mine.
This particular book is based on my four months trip from Austin, Texas to Sacramento, California, and back to Texas. I wrote most of the notes and initial drafts of the poems while on the road. I then wrote the first few drafts of the full manuscript while living on the side of the road in my RV in Austin while also working full time to save money for an apartment and a car.
Please leave a comment below with your email address. You can also contact me directly at:
And I will send you a PDF copy of my manuscript for your comments and reviews.
Thank you! Looking forward to hearing from you!
Peace & Love