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Bridge Daughter paperback proof

The paperback proof of Bridge Daughter arrived on Thursday. I am, as the kids say, majorly stoked:

Bridge Daughter by Jim Nelson Bridge Daughter by Jim Nelson

The paperback will be published through Amazon’s CreateSpace service. I must say, I’m impressed with what I’m seeing with this proof. I picked up a CreateSpace sample book a few years ago (at an AWP) and something about it didn’t “feel” right. This copy, however, looks and feels great. The cover photo is vibrant, the interior print is even and crisp across the page, and the binding feels firm. Print-on-demand technology had its problems when it was introduced, but it appears the technology has stabilized since then.

Still awaiting word from Kindle Press on the novel’s pre-release and release dates, which drives the availability of the ebook and paperback. I’ll be announcing those dates here on my blog as well as on my mailing list and Facebook page.

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The denouement did not happen here: Watchword’s Whole Story, “A Concordance of One’s Life”

On May 4th and 5th, 2007, Watchword Press held the second of their literary art shows “Whole Story”. Watchword’s goal was to join visual and performance artists with writers and create a unique collaborative event.

In this case, artists were invited to read and react to my story “A Concordance of One’s Life” (collected in my eponymous book). If some of the images make little sense, it helps to read the story first. (You can get a free copy by signing up for my mailing list.)

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Pins handed out for everyone to proudly wear.

Pins handed out for everyone to proudly wear.

Fortune cookies made from pages of an index.

Fortune cookies made from pages of an index.

The family from Golden Dragon, live and in person.

The family from Golden Dragon, live and in person.

Some astounding works by George Pfau (left) and Alexandra Pratt (not pictured). That nameless guy on the right's just blocking good art.

Some astounding works by George Pfau (left) and Alexandra Pratt (not pictured). That nameless guy on the right’s just blocking good art.

A Concordance of One's Life: The Gold Anniversary Edition. Andrew Touhy jumps in the pool with his own humorous take on the story.

A Concordance of One’s Life: The Gold Anniversary Edition. Andrew Touhy jumps in the pool with his own humorous take on the story.

A panoramic view of the entire gallery. In the full view, I'm the one standing in the center wearing a hat and a tie and a blank look of disbelief.  Courtesy Jesse Clark Studios.

A panoramic view of the entire gallery. In the full view, I’m the one standing in the center wearing a hat and a tie and a blank look of disbelief. Courtesy Jesse Clark Studios.

The limp skeletal remains of Ken James and the Fellow Travelers Performance Group.

The limp skeletal remains of Ken James and the Fellow Travelers Performance Group.

"... and soon they're fucking their brains out like spring rabbits!"

“… and soon they’re fucking their brains out like spring rabbits!”

Arthur Lyman Buford: Person of the Year. Courtesy Carolyn Boyd.

Arthur Lyman Buford: Person of the Year.
Courtesy Carolyn Boyd.

Thu Tran sings Dylanesque odes to Arthur Lyman Buford & Company.  Thu would later adapt "A Concordance of One's Life" to a musical.

Thu Tran sings Dylanesque odes to Arthur Lyman Buford & Company. Thu would later adapt “A Concordance of One’s Life” to a musical.

Organizer Laurie Doyle imagines Chi-Tung's desk at home.

Organizer Laurie Doyle imagines Chi-Tung’s desk at home.

The silk-screened poster Watchword used to advertise the event.

The silk-screened poster Watchword used to advertise the event.

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Photos from Write Club SF

I meant to link to these pictures from my reading at Write Club SF back in February and it slipped my mind. The photographer is Brian Troutwine, who does a fine job capturing light and shadow with his camera:

https://flic.kr/p/qZj445

https://flic.kr/p/qZiaY7

https://flic.kr/p/rgQNN8

Plenty more classy shots at Brian’s album of the event. Check out his entire photostream for more great photography.