Books unite! No wait, what? Let me get my head together here. Hang on. Glasses on, check. Smile on, check. Fingers ready to type, okay. I have an update on the new book and also got a great review to share on my debut book Pathways to Illumination. Thanks for spending some time with me today as I share the news.
Update on My New Book
Let’s start with the new poetry book, which will release over the next few months. It is a work in process, I know. I’m taking my edits and applying them on the computer. I take one hour a day to work on it, so it’s a slow but steady rate.
I now have a book title. Yes! Versions of the Self. Yes, that’s the title at the moment. Could it change? Sure. Will it? Don’t know. That’s the working title right now. If you want to read more secrets about the upcoming book, you can check out the first progress update on it that I posted last month.
Hmm let’s see… I’ve started brainstorming about the cover. I want a simple design to convey the overall theme and my friend author Rolly A. Chabot has kindly helped me with visualizing my ideas. As well Graciela Sholander – follow her on Twitter as she is a great writing resource – has been very generous with her time, helping me with some of my Amazon publishing inquiries.
I will keep providing updates until the book publishes so stay tuned…!
New Review of Pathways to Illumination
As well, a wonderful new review came in for Pathways to Illumination, my debut book. It put me into a frenzy of joy yesterday as I read the positive review. 5 Stars! Here is an excerpt from the review:
Whoever has been to hell and back will find a strong affinity with Christy’s ‘Pathways to Illumination’. And whoever is in the grip of depression will be encouraged by Christy’s journey from darkness to light. Irrespective of the cause of depression, the road back to health is arduous.
Christy has captured those dark moments as powerfully and vividly as the moments when she started to recover through therapy, to finally take control of her life, to experience again the joy of living. Christy’s poetry reveals a gifted poet who can create unique metaphors and images that touch your senses and your heart. “You play me like fire, instead of like a violin” are the opening lines of ‘Strike a Match’; “Your words eat me alive”, she writes in ‘You Sit there’; and in ‘Sink to the Gravel Bottom’ Christy feels “like a rock thrown to sea” and disempowered, “When your posture is firm, I know that my own back bends”.
You can read the rest of the review by reader Irina at the Pathways to Illumination page at the Redmund Productions website, where my book is available.
Thank you to Irina for writing this review and for expressing your feedback on my book. I enjoy hearing from readers and their perceptions of the book because then it helps on my current writing path.
I hope you are all having a nice day and that you continue to smile even on the tough days
©2015 Christy Birmingham