I’m proud and totally jazzed to be able to announce that my latest collection of poems, essays and short stories is now available for purchase through CreateSpace and Amazon!
If you’re a fan of what I do on this blog, I have no qualms about highly recommending Coping With Terminal Stillness:
Coping With Terminal Stillness
Coping With Terminal Stillness: Poems, Short Stories and Other Broken Things is my third collection of verse and prose, and was just released January 17th, 2012.
It’s an interesting combination of poetry, essays and short stories revolving around three themed sections: Creation, Terminal Stillness, and Random Acts.
My goal with this collection was to marry all three of the aspects of my writing that this blog focuses on in some sort of cohesive whole.
So, the first section, Creation, includes poems based around nature themes and my view of the outside world. Then, I also included a short story I wrote about nature running amok, called Mosquitoes.
The second section, Terminal Stillness, focuses more introspectively, or my view of the inside world, if you will. The poems in this section are a bit darker and more intense, mostly with an autobiographical leaning. Then I included a series of essays from the Timeless Principles posts on this blog because their focus is on self-improvement and development of the inner person.
Finally, the third section, Random Acts, is a loosely defined hodgepodge of poems and two short stories that involve random events or a loss of control.
I’m thrilled with the result, and I hope you find something of interest and value as well!
Here is a sample including the first twenty pages of the book, which gives you the full table of contents as well as the entire first section, Creation:
Please consider buying a copy for yourself or a friend if anything in the sample moves you! Click on the cover to buy direct from the publisher.
As an alternative to buying directly from the publisher, especially if you’re an Amazon Prime member, or purchase a lot from them and can save on shipping, my books are also available through Amazon:
You’ll also notice a new page up in the navigation menu above labeled “Book Store”. I have two other collections from 2008 and 2010 that you may be interested in as well. Check them out!
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