"Sharing with Writers" is from the desks of Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author THE FRUGAL BOOK PROMOTER (USA Book News' "Best Professional Book 2004" and an Irwin Award winner) and THE FRUGAL EDITOR, winner of USA Book News Best Book award and Reader Views Literary Award, and her writing friends. Writing friends. That's YOU.
It is a place where you'll find writing and promotion tips and where you can share your own writing sucesses with other writers.
Newsletter Dated: 9/3/2007 3:33:17 PM
Subject: [Sharing with Writers] Amazon Categories, Slideshow Opportunity
Sept 03, 2007
Sharing with Writers
A newsletter that is also a community. Share your ideas. Learn from theirs!
From the Desks of
Carolyn Howard-Johnson and Authors' Coalition Friends
"Sharing with Writers" is the official newsletter of Authors' Coalition,
an organization of writers who help writers.
To read this letter in plain vanilla text, scroll down. To read this newsletter with a bit more pizzazz (not much, though!) at Authors Den go to:
Note from Carolyn:
My fellow AC Members and SWW Subscribers:
It never hurts to toss around ideas with other writers. Phil Harris and I had discussed Amazon categories, trying to figure out how they work. Still, Neither of us claim to know how they work but now I'm paying more attention to them. And guess what! The Frugal Editor is in the top 100 books its category (editing) this morning! My other books may have done that, but if they did . . . Duhhh! I didn't know to look!
Anyway, you don't need to be as naïve as I've been (or just plain negligent 'cause I've heard about this before and never followed up!). Here's where you find yours, under product details, and it looks like this:
• Perfect Paperback: 208 pages
• Publisher: Red Engine Press (October 1, 2007)
• Language: English
• ISBN-10: 0978515870
• ISBN-13: 978-0978515874
• Shipping Information: View shipping rates and policies
• Amazon.com Sales Rank: #365,358 in Books (See Bestsellers in Books)
Popular in this category:
#97 in Books > Reference > Writing > Editing
See where it says, "Popular in this category" at the very end of the detail list? As nearly as Phil and I (and a few others now) can figure out is that this pops up only when your book achieves a ranking of under 100,000 though this doesn't seem to be a granite-solid rule.
It is something we can all have some fun with and, of course, I wouldn't mind if you all ordered from Amazon and helped me keep The Frugal Editor on that list! After all, we all know a little more knowledge about editing can't hurt any of us.
Happy, happy writing and promoting and, yes, EDITING, too.
Websites: http://carolynhoward-johnson.com and www.HowToDoItFrugally.com
http://authorscoalitionandredenginepess.com Blogs: A blog focused on book fairs at
http://redenginepress.com/chjohnson and another blog that is about writing and reading at www.sharingwithwriters.blogspot.com and
Subscribers who have websites or newsletters of their own may be interested in the Free Articles 4 Readers and Writers on my site, www.howtodoitfrugally.com. I try to add new articles to it each week. If you don't see what you need for your blog, or newsletter, just ask. HoJoNews@aol.com.
Letters to the Editor:
[In response to "And later, I hope they'll try passing their love of writing forward. There are all kinds of ways to do it" in last week's newsletter] a reader says, "And another way to pass on a love of writing is through your children and grandchildren. My 12-year-old granddaughter, Siena Kempl, and I collaborated on Lucky Penny, a youth novel that explores friends and friendship, due out in December from Guardian Angel Publishing. She will have an ISBN to her name at age 12. She's an avid reader and is already doing her own short stories.
Proud Grandad, Author Capitol Offense
New members will help Authors' Coalition serve all its members better! Ask your writing friends to join at http://authorscoalitionandredenginepress.com. Paid members get a favorite review posted, consideration for an interview or review in Yarnspinners and Wordweavers and ditto for The Fiction Flyer and Betty Dobson's Inkspotter. Membership is reasonable, too.
Tell friends to visit our blog. There they'll learn how to spark generally insipid book fairs by using value-added promotions. www.authorscoalition.blogpsot.com.
(There are leads here, just as you'll find in all the most innocent-looking areas of this newsletter. You never know when you'll find a name or a site that will help you network or write better!)
To Glendale News-Press, for publishing my latest . . . mmmm, suggestion? for how my local city government might better spend their dollars and enthusiasm for our troops, not as a letter-to-the-editor but as their featured commentary. Find it at online at:
To Crystal Adkins, for her review of The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success. Hey, she thinks I'm funny besides being a regular editing whiz. Read it at http://www.bookreviewsbycrystal.blogspot.com/ /
To Yocheved Golani for a really great review on The Frugal Book Promoter which will be published in The Jewish Press. Learn more about her and her writing services at http://www.ygolani.com/
To Erica Miner for mentioning in her newsletter Lea's and my Muse Online Writers' Conference and my new blog, The New Book Review. Her letter is for journalers and other writers. Find it here: http://www.ericaminer.com/newsletter.htm
To Reader Views.com for the ad for The Frugal Editor on the home page www.readerviews.com . Scroll down, look on the right side. Then browse a bit! This is a site every reader, (every promoting author, too!) should know.
No part of this newsletter is paid advertising. If you would like to advertise to subscribers, display ads are available at www.howtodoitfrugally.com at less per year than most sites charge for a single month (see the advertising tab at the top of the page). Authors' Coalition www.authorscoalitionandredenginepress.com is also accepting ads.
Tip: Find a list of agents at www.aar-online.org/mc/page.do. And, do them and you a favor by learning the kinds of books they represent before sending them a query. You will also find 20 of some of the nation's best agents listed in The Frugal Editor, http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0978515870/ along with their most helpful hints and a few pet peeves. Why is the list in my book more helpful than many others? Because you'll get a sense of for these agents' personalities. That's important when selecting someone to handle your baby.
If you enjoy "Sharing with Writers" please nominate it for Writer's Digest's 101 Best Newsletters for Writers. We aren't big, we aren't old. So it would take a huge outpouring from subscribers to make a dent. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line, "101 Best Newsletters for Authors" and let them know what this newsletter does for you!
Tip: Sell your book from a stage with John Childers guidance: www.spakingwithjohn.com..
Watch for the third annual All Tips Edition of Sharing with Writers coming in September. Send your favorite tip for inclusion to: HoJoNews@aol.com with "SWW TIP" in the subject line.
AML Journal Seeking Essay Type Reviews
Here is a good chance to have your work published in a respected review journal. David Pace, Book Reviews Editor for
Irreantum: A Journal of Mormon Literature & Film, is taking names of writers interested in writing "full-bodied, literary review-essay (800-2,000 words) . . . I am willing to work with emerging writers to move beyond hard-boiled reviews and into the literary essay more suited for a journal such as Irreantum." Contact him at
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Expose Your Book to Tens of Thousands: Branson, MO, Here We Come
Some of you are already part of the Authors' Coalition slideshow /video produced by Joyce Faulkner for the LA Times Festival of Books. We promised huge things. The video has been shown in many places since then but here is a big new opportunity!
Others of you didn't participate but you might want to now. That's because this video will be flashed on two huge screens at the monster (some 100,000 visitors over the period of a week) Veterans show in Branson, MO. (www.branson.com).
Authors' Coalition has partnered with the Military Writers' Society of America to rent a huge theater in the main hall of the exhibit. Major speakers will draw crowds and AC/MWSA will have a booth in the hall. It is OURS!! The whole theater is OURS. And on those screens I mentioned will exclusively carry pictures of the participating authors books, YOUR Books, YOUR contact information.
Obviously the focus is on veterans and writers who also happen to be veterans. But vets read, too. Even an occasional romance, I'll wager. So, if you want to be part of the slideshow/video you may. It travels with Authors' Coalition wherever we go (and we can set it up. It shows on computer screens and big silver screens. Those who participate will be sent a copy to use at your speaking engagements and events as well. It's a true cross-promotion.
It will be $100 and includes the technical aspect of setup, exposure wherever the slideshow/video travels through the year, and a copy for your own use. Your book, your blurb, your URL for all at these events. If you choose to participate, see below. There is no additional fee for those who were part of LA Times Festival of Book pilot program in April.
Here's the info on the big Branson week.
Veterans Homecoming Week
Date: 11/05/2007 - 11/11/2007
Time: 08:00 AM
To participate send an e-mail to Pat Avery at email@example.com. She can invoice you for PayPal or give you and address to send a check. She will then send you details for participation and answer other questions regarding this show.
Please also copy Joyce at firstname.lastname@example.org and me at HoJoNews@aol.com. Our deadline is 10/05/07.
Other opportunities for this event are also available. More info to come or watch our blog at www.authorscoalitionandredenginepress.com or the site, www.authorscoalitionandredenginepress.com.
Note: There will be an additional membership charge of $20 Silver Membership for Authors' Coalition for those who are not paid members of the organization.
Please pass this letter on to others. Unlike many others, I do not mind if you use only portions of it as long as you credit the writers and include this subscribe information. "To subscribe to 'Sharing with Writers' send an e-mail to HoJoNews@aol.com with 'subscribe' in the subject line."
(If you read about others' successes you'll not only be inspired, you'll glean resources for future successes of your own. You are invited to send me news about your successes. Please use "AUTHOR SUCCESSES" as a subject lines.)
Judith Colombo just published a short mystery The Death of Betty Pinto as an Amazon Short. It is based on her experience as a volunteer in an inner city soup kitchen.
All Amazon Shorts are available for purchase at 49c. You can contribute reviews to shorts just as you can any book on Amazon. For The Death of Betty Pinto fo to www.amazon.com and type in "Judith Colombo" in the search engine
Fun and F r * *: If you purchased The
Frugal Book Promoter in the past, I'd love for you to review it on Amazon or BN.com. Make it simple; just tell what part of it you found most valuable. If you do, send me the review link (URL) and I will send you an excerpt from The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success that is now available for pre-order on Amazon. The excerpt includes some of the sidebars from the book that may help you with some tricky grammar. As a thank you, of course. HoJoNews@aol.com, the Frugal Book
Carolyn's Appearances and Teaching:
Carolyn will moderate a panel titled "Reach for Your Dream: Prepare for Publication the Professional Way" at the West Hollywood Book Fair on September 30. Circle your calendars. From 1:00-1:45 pm. It's f r ^ ^. Even those who are old hands at publishing will learn something new, I promise!
West Hollywood Park
647 N San Vicente Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Learn more at http://www.westhollywoodbookfair.org/
Carolyn will speak at the fourth Annual Pen to Paper Literary Symposium October 6, 2007. The conference, spearheaded by Valerie Coleman will be at the Dayton Urban League at 907 West Fifth Street Dayton, Ohio 45402. It will include tracks for music and screenwriting, in addition to writing and publishing books. It's not too late to register. (www.penofthewriter.com/pentopaper).
Carolyn Howard-Johnson will a guest on Calling All Authors Radio Show Tuesday, October 9, 2007 on www.globaltalkradio.com at 5PM Eastern, 4PM Central and 2PM Pacific time. Hosted by Valerie Connelly who plans to discuss my teaching, my books, my marketing including the horrors, successes and plain old chutzpah of a tekky-challenged writer building a website from scratch. For more information contact email@example.com.
Carolyn Howard-Johnson will speak at the Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word (October 12-14) in Nashville, TN. She will speak on "Realize Your Dream: From Query Letter to Bestseller--Frugally!"
from 2-3pm Saturday, Oct. 13 in room 31 of the Legislative Plaza. And don't you just love the title of the fair? You'll find more information on this fair and others you might participate in at www.howtodoitfrugally.com. Click on the Resources for Writers page and scroll down. For more on this specific fair, go to
The f r ^ ^ Muse Online Writers' Conference, sponsored by Lea Schizas and Carolyn Howard-Johnson, is accepting registration. More than 1,000 attended last year. Learn more about this year's conference, October 8 to 14. .Our program is ready for you to check out at
To see the final list of presenters go to: http://www.freewebs.com/themuseonlinewritersconference/2007workshops.htm
Carolyn Howard-Johnson will be Valerie Connelly's guest on her Webinar Dec. 5th, 2007. The two will talk book promotion ad infinitum. There will be a printable agenda and follow-along materials prior to the event as well as a downloadable PDF of the Web screen shots and an MP3 recording of the Webinar available to registered attendees. There is a charge. Space is limited. Please register before Dec. 4. For more information or to register contact Valerie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carolyn Howard-Johnson talks to Valerie Connelly's radio audience on "Editing as Branding: Spelling success from queries to your book's manuscript." Circle your calendar on Wednesday December 12th at 8PM Eastern, 7PM Central, 5PM Pacific time. A downloadable MP3 recording of the Webinar will be available to registered attendees after the event. Sign up by Dec. 11th. Space is limited. Contact Valerie at email@example.com or Nightengale Press, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sign up to receive a copy of my Sharing with Writers blog in your e-mail box. It is a focused blog on all things related to writing and publishing from scolding Oprah to free speech. Go to www.sharingwithwriters.blogspot.com. Sign up in the left hand column. Find related resources by scrolling to the bottom of the blog.
Carolyn's Appearances and Teaching for 2008:
Carolyn will speak on Jan 2, 2008, at Ridge Writers, the East Sierra Branch of the California Writers Club founded more than 100 years go by Jack London and friends in the Bay area. The provide f r ^ ^ programs for writers at High Desert Haven in Ridgecrest. Learn more at www.ridgenet.net/~curtdan/ridgewriters.
Carolyn Howard-Johnson will be Valerie Connelly's guest on her Teleseminar March 19th, 2008 at 8PM Eastern, 7PM Central, and 5 PM Pacific Time. The subject is: "It's Your Call: Frugal Book Promotion with Carolyn Howard-Johnson." A downloadable MP3 recording of the Teleseminar is available to registered attendees after the event. Please sign up by March 18th. Space is limited. Let Valerie tell you more about it: email@example.com
Carolyn Howard-Johnson will be sharing with the nation's humor writers again in April 3-5 of 2008 at Dayton University's Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop. I'll speak twice at the Kennedy Union on campus. http://www.humorwriters.org/ Registration opens Sept. 10, 2007. Find some of the nation's best speakers here: http://www.humorwriters.org/2008SpeakerBios.html
Carolyn will teach a new seminar on the UCLA campus on March 22, 2008. It's called The Business of Writing: Carve Your Career with Great Queries and Covers. Here's the class description: "You've written your story, your poem, your book. What now? You've tackled your craft like a professional but when it comes to introducing yourself to the decision makers—the marketing and editing part of your work—you may show a lack of expertise with seemingly innocuous departures from accepted procedures Like using a cover letter when you need a query. In this one-day seminar, the students will use basics taught in the class to critique drafts of letters they have brought with them. In the process you'll get grammar, punctuation, and even computer editing tricks you may apply to your other writing as well as your queries. You'll receive a handout of the does and don'ts for approaching gatekeepers straight from the mouths of agents who contributed ideas on the subject for the instructor's book on editing and samples of letters that have produced results. Participants will not only walk away with two letters they can be proud to send out, but also have a low-cost plan for using them effectively in a variety of ways." So, are you all planning to come to spend a weekend in the sunshine in LA and make it a business expense? (-:
Carolyn Howard-Johnson will appear on Write On Four Corners with host Connie Gotsch on KSJE FM Public Radio from San Juan College. Access the broadcast at: www.ksje.com 10:30 am Wed. 2:30 pm Fri. Mountain Time. Click on the website to listen live in your appropriate time zone. Connie is the author of the mystery suspense novel Snap Me a Future as well as host of Roving with the Arts on KSJE and regular contributor to The Four Corners Free Press www.fourcornersfreepress.com
Carolyn's new blog for the participants in Authors' Coalition-sponsored booth is designed to help all authors learn to make often hum-drum book fair booths into sizzling successes. Visit at www.authorscoalition.blogspot.com. Leave comments, of course.
TIP: Have you produced CDs or audios or teleseminars? Make them do double duty by transcribing them into how-to booklets or white papers. Then sell them or offer them as give-aways for visiting your site.
A general marketing rule is that a product must be seen seven times before it is purchased. That is just as true for books (because they are products, like it or not!). Let people see that book cover image! So, you are invited to advertise as a site sponsor at www.howtodoitfrugally.com. for a year at the same price many sites frequented by readers and writers charge for a month. Yep, the frugal way! Click on the Advertising tab at the top of the page or contact me personally at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the News: An Associated Press poll tells us that 25% of those polled said they did not read any books in the past year!
========================================================Available: Audios from Audio Divas on many aspects of building a writing career are published by Double Dragon Press. Here is the page where you'll find the full list (http://www.double-dragon-ebooks.com/glist.php?imprint=AUDIO) including one on "Do It Yourself Indexing." The first audio, "Promoting Easy and Cheap!" is a F R ^ ^ sample you can download. Each comes with a resource guide. Here is an example of a guide for the audio-lesson Your Divas did on "Contests": http://www.derondouglas.com/audiosample/AwardResourceGuideContests.pdf
An Editorial from Sylvia McClain
In a discussion at one of our book signings for my anthology, Eyes On Fire: Witnesses to the Detroit Riot of 1967, my writing partners and I were talking about reciprocating. What we realized is that most new writers have no understanding of networking being a two way street. New writers attend the workshops and conferences, then write their book and want each and everyone they know to come to their book signings and buy the book. What they don’t understand is, they too much go to book signings and buy books.
Too many times I have done workshops, vendor events, and conferences yet, I hardly ever see the people I connected with at these writer affairs at any of my affairs. What’s up with that? One or two may show but where are the rest? And repeatedly these same people e-mail and call me to give them insights on how to promote, pitch, and get in with the right people when their book is in print. Give me a break!
To all the writers out there remember that, success comes from staying connected all the time with other writers. You have to do as I try to do as much as possible, travel a two way street. When I come to you, you should plan to come to me. No it is not being selfish, it is being smart. One hand washes another. If I know your work and can depend on you at all times, when I run across an opportunity that I can’t fill, it just could be you I recommend. Yet I can’t do that if I never see you until you want something from me. Writing partners, it is up to you to sell yourself and you can’t do it if no one ever sees you. I am not bashing, just passing on a little advice.
Sylvia McClain, Scribal News Editor
September 1, 2007
Please visit my web site, sign the guest book and get to know me. The newsletter is also available on my web site. Check it out at www.scribalpress.com/thisnthat.html Also; visit my blog at http://sylviaspeaks.blogspot.com for an opinionated column called “View Point.”
Authors' Coalition members! For credibility, use the AC logo on your promotional materials. Ask for it by sending an e-mail to HoJoNews@aol.com or download it with a click from the AC site http://authorscoalitionandredenginepress.com.
Be sure to link it to the AC site, too! You know you want it on your website!
Tip from Nancy Mills, www.thespiritedwoman.com: Work with a company called 1Shopping Cart (http://www.1shoppingcart.com/). They provide an array of services from web shopping carts to autoresponders and they pride themselves on their excellent customer service. Yes, it is excellent, but when you call them to talk with a customer service representative you are calling CANADA which they do not clearly state. I realized this 30 minutes into the call, and I had to re-arrange my phone service to accommodate the call, otherwise, my bill would have been really expensive. Their sales department does offer a toll-free number, but they don't answer support questions. So beware and frugal BEFORE you call customer service.
Authors' Coalition: No Hum-Drum Book Fair Promotion Allowed is a new blog where you can follow watch how Authors' Coalition members make book fairs successful with cross-promotion, value-added promotions and a good assessment process. Find it at www.authorscoalition.blogspot.com. Leave your best book fair ideas there for others to see under the beige "comments" links.
Tip: Self publishing? You need to know what goes into the frontmatter of your book and what goes into the backmatter. Actually, you may need to know this if you're publishing with a small publisher. Some still don't have it right. Learn more about both in The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success.
"AC is the current that powers your writing career." http://authorscoalitionandredenginepress.com
Carolyn Howard-Johnson, Authors' Coalition Founder
From Elizabeth Lucas-Taylor
(Elizabeth contributes at least one valuable paying resource per SWW issue--either a great place to sell material or find writing craft or promotional idea--and sometimes throws in a resource for you.)
Here are some good articles on copyrights:
Find Elizabeth at http://www.authorsden.com/elucastaylor or her new blog at http://www.elucas-taylor.blogspot.com/ or at MySpace http://www.myspace.com/elucastaylor
where you will find a writers' community.
Reciprocal Links: Many subscribers are in a position to cross-promote. Let me know if you would like to trade some recommendation or promotion for any of my books -- the HowToDoItFrugally Series to my chapbook of poetry -- for a place on my Resources for Writers or Resources for Readers pages on www.HowToDoItFrugally.com.
Tip: When you write dialogue it will feel more natural if you don't use complete sentences. Listen to the way people speak. They use fragments. They back up. They lose their train of thought. Now, what was I saying? Just don't overdo it. Writing dialogue is an art, not a word-for-word transcription.
I use Vista Print for lots of my promotional materials. Be aware that shipping prices may fluctuate, depending on the deal of the moment. Even at that, the prices generally are good, the products they offer excellent quality and they do short runs. (I don't advise long runs on promotion material because your needs can change very quickly.) Please use this link:
Web Advice from WebforAuthors.com Expert Marshall Turner
Measure Your Website
You’ve probably seen a web page with a counter on it. This is a simple way to track activity on a website. Personally, I hate counters. One reason is they are pretty dumb. Next time you see one, click to refresh the page and watch the counter increase by one. Just by clicking refresh you can make it look like more people are visiting the site! Another reason I don’t like them is that unless you have a lot of traffic the number will be low and people will get the impression that no one visits your site. Of course you can start off the counter with some big number to fake this, but some may notice the number doesn’t change much when they revisit your site.
Learn more about WebforAuthors.com at http://www.webforauthors.com/ or contact Marshall at email@example.com.
======================================================= The New Book Review is a service of this newsletter and Authors' Coalition. It allows authors to get more exposure from their favorite review and reviewers a chance to have more readers see their reviews--with links, of course. Please check the guidelines on the blog site at www.TheNewBookReview.blogspot.com. This has been popular so please allow some time before your review will be posted. =====================================================
E-Tips for E-Promotion
You've heard me say that blogs (especially on blogspot.com) are easy. That also makes it easy for you to focus your blogs. If you write about current events, don't mix your little authorly self on the same blog or worse still, Aunt Minnie's fruit cake recipe. Make a new blog for people who want to keep up with you. Maybe even another just for awful recipes! But keep each as targeted to a specific audience as you can.
This is a regular Sharing with Writers feature by Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of USA Book News' Best Professional Book THE FRUGAL BOOK PROMOTER: HOW TO DO WHAT YOUR PUBLISHER WON'T and the soon-to-be released THE FRUGAL EDITOR: PUT YOUR BEST BOOK FORWARD TO AVOID HUMILIATION AND ENSURE SUCCESS. (E-tips for E-promotion was originally a regular feature of SellWritingOnline.com.)
"www.HowToDoItFrugally.com , by Carolyn Howard--Johnson [is] a top website for writers . . . I'd say my ROI is over 1,000%. The advice is particularly strong in addressing the new author where they are in learning the publishing/selling process. Very practical. The site is excellent." ~ Hill Kemp, author of Capitol Offense, http://www.capitoloffense.com/, and contributor to Secrets, Fact or Fiction? I, ISBN 0-9737282-5-6 and Secrets, Fact or Fiction? II, ISBN 1-59594-062-6, LOC 2006904627, http://www.secretsfactorfiction.com
Something to Make Writers Smile
(Every year the Washington Post conducts a neologism contest. These are the winners, one at a time. You might have some favorite neologisms metaphors or similes that make you smile. If so, please contribute.)
" Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high."
Essential Book and Record Keeping:
This letter is an entity of Authors' Coalition http://authorscoalitionandredenginepress.com
Edited and distributed by Carolyn Howard-Johnson,
author of This Is the Place, Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered, Tracings, and the How To Do It Frugally Series of books for writers, www.howtodoitfrugally.com.
This is a place to share with others and learn from others.
Though I do attempt to verify information used within this newsletter's pages, Sharing with Writers does not guarantee entities or information. Subscribers should research resources
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at stores like UCLA, Dayton University and San Diego State University's bookstores. Order it as an e-book at http://starpublish.com/carolyn_howard-johnson.htm
or paperback at Amazon where it is discounted:
Tracings, a chapbook of poetry, published by Finishing Line Press may be ordered at www.amazon.com/gp/product/1599240173/qid=1139084827/sr=1-1/