The News from Here

My friends, I’m happy to announce that after many years of working toward it and blurting out to people all over the place that I was going to do so, I’ve finally published my first book. It’s on Amazon and can probably be purchased worldwide already, since my youngest sister, the one who lives in Norway, bought a copy earlier today. My first sale, for which I am of course immensely grateful. If you are interested in laying hands on a print copy of this collection of my art and poetry (aimed mostly at childlike grownups, but most of it will amuse clever children too, and hopefully even the occasional clever adult), please head over to to purchase, and I’d be delighted if you’ll review it as well so that it will live higher in the Amazon promotional rotation than otherwise.

In any case, I feel a little like a proud parent, even knowing that my offspring will go forth and do ridiculous things once out of my sight, as all good children do.

I thank my regular readers and blog visitors and friends most deeply and sincerely for your gracious and constant encouragement, which along with that of my family gave me the courage and patience to make this first attempt. I should probably warn you that there are a number of follow-up books in the Sparks pipeline (some serious and many decidedly not) that will, if all goes well, make appearances at regular intervals after this. I will of course explore publishing my full-color work soon, but thought a taste of my longtime favorite style of working in black and white, mostly drawings, would be an appropriate way to make my debut. The cover is in color, if that helps.

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Miss Kitty’s Fabulous Emporium of Magical Thinking: Drawings & Other Artworks, Tall Tales and Weird Creatures (Volume 1) Paperback – January 25, 2014

55 thoughts on “The News from Here

    • Thanks, Darling! Many hugs and much love from here in amazingly COLD Texas! It’s been crazy here for a couple of weeks, with spring temperatures one day and, literally 24 hours later, a drop to below freezing again, then back up in another few. I am turning into a human onion, wearing a multitude of layers I can peel off at a moment’s notice. But it warms my heart every time I hear from you, so I shan’t stay cold for long! πŸ˜€

    • Thank you, Beautiful! I’m looking forward to doing more, including that I’m beginning to figure out how to get the conversion to Kindle format done (if not by paying the techies to do it for me!).

    • Thank you kindly, Tig! And congrats to you two on your arrival at the Park. I hope it’s going to be a fabulous sojourn for you there and will look forward to all of the pictures and stories!

    • You should absolutely be publishing. Such gorgeous photography deserves the widest possible audience! Glad you like my title. It’s wordy enough to represent me well, at least! πŸ˜‰

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  2. How exciting! I’ve just read your latest post too and it made me laugh about the investment potential! You are ‘a great bit of stuff’ as they say here to pull it all together in the first place! πŸ™‚

    • Thank you, my sweet. I’m far from having pulled all of *anything* together as yet, but I do keep trying. πŸ˜‰ So delighted to have you here for good company! See you over at your place. πŸ˜€

    • I already consider myself an enormously successful writer in having found so many wonderful and inspiring friends like you in the blogosphere, so I thank you doubly! πŸ™‚

  3. Just thought I’d let you know – I bought my copy tonight and Amazon says it will be here by the 7th! I’m sure it’s going to be wonderful, just as your blog is. Congrats!

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