I’m pleased to announce that Travesty, my 12th book, has been released! After five years of writing it on and off (before and after Icarus On The Mend, my limited print run memoir), proofreading, polishing and then collaborating with Mark McElligott on the wraparound cover art as well as graphic designer Bill Dyson on the interior, fonts and book design, Travesty is live and ready for purchase. You can buy the book direct from lulu.com HERE:
There’s also a permanent Quick Link on this site’s ‘Link Section’ for return visitors. For reasons having mostly to do with my work schedule, I will not be actively promoting the book until late October, so you can buy BEFORE the official launch on lulu. Amazon.com, B&N.com and other fine retailers in the mean time.
This book was a direct sequel to my 2011 humor collection Mockery, so if you enjoyed it, you can get more of what you loved here. Every book evolves in some unpredictable way while I’m working on it, and this one went from my trademark psychotic rage-based rants into more of a throwback silliness that I had when I initially started writing in my teens. It’s also the first collection that was laid out according to theme instead of a chronological table of contents. Three essays were cut, the proofreading process was rigorous and the final edition underwent a font size expansion for those of us who don’t like to squint. I’m very proud of it, and McElligott and Dyson both did a terrific job with the small suggestions and concepts I bounced off of them.
In addition, this is the first Doubt It Publishing title to be launched with it’s own ISBN number. That may not mean much to you, but that’s a serious sea change in the way I’m doing business and the way the book is distributed. At 40 years old with 12 books behind me, I’ve started making an effort to preserve what I have while planning for the future. Travesty is not my final book, but I’m taking a break before I chart a new course. I hope you enjoy it. This won’t be the last time you hear about it. Please help spread the word by Sharing the link on your social media, ‘Like’ the book on Facebook, List the book if you’re a Goodreads member and by all means, tell all your friends!