I am happy and so excited to announce that I will be releasing my first chapbook later this month! This particular work is a small collection of my original poems and writing pieces woven together to tell the story of a difficult period in my life.
I believe that most people wrestle with demons and struggle with mental health issues every day. For some, depression is innate as a result of a chemical imbalance—for others, there are “triggers”, or situations that can cause depression and send one on a downward spiral. For me, a series of events related to heartbreak, job loss and unexpected pregnancy propelled me into the darkest of places. The only way I know to describe it is an IMPLOSION—as if a gun had gone off internally, yet to others I appeared just fine on the outside. Out of this concept Trigger was born.
This project is very dear to me so it was important that I take the time to do it right and find ways to give readers more bang for their buck. My best friend and favorite artist, Traci L. Turner, was gracious enough to take on this project and work with me to design the cover which I reveal to you today. So even if you think the writing is crap, at least you will be investing in a wonderful piece of art for your coffee table or bookshelf.
Take a look and stay tuned for the official release date!
Also, check me out on internet radio this Saturday, February 6 at noon EST. Visit my website for more details…
I think the cover turned out great, I’ve only read a few of your pieces, but I’m certain your readers, by pulling the trigger and getting a copy upon release, will find your pun, a bang for their buck, intended.
It did turn out great, make sure you check out the artist! The sad part is that I wasn’t even trying to be punny, ha! Thank you for your comments and for taking the time to read