Friday, September 9, 2011

I've Got A Book!

For some time now I have been writing short stories and poems to go along with mixed media jewelry designs.  I call this series "Sacred Salvage".  Several folks that have read the work have asked why I haven't put together a book.  Basically, it's because the idea of putting this all "out there" terrifies me!  My writing is very personal, and the idea of throwing it to the winds is very intimidating.  Everyone is a critic, and the thought of having my inner works poked through really gets to me.  But, I then realized I was being a big baby.  So, I am proud to announce that Sacred Salvage is now available through Blurb.

The book is laid out like a photo book with text.  I have to thank Durga Garcia, photographer extraordinare, for the cover and chapter photos.  They're gorgeous!  The rest of the photos are mine.  This book means so much to me, because it truly reflects what inspires me most in my jewelry designs--nature, personal growth and strength of spirit.  I am donating 100% of my sales proceeds to the Rare Species Conservatory Foundation, so that's one more reason to feel good about buying the book!
I hope you will consider this for yourself or as a gift.  It's more than a jewelry book and more than a book of short stories and poems.  It's my invitation to take a peek into my heart, and I don't offer that lightly.

Thanks in advance to those who buy a copy--you can get 20% off with the coupon code BLURB20.  If you do buy the book, please contact me with your thoughts.  I'm a big girl, and I'd like to hear what you think!




2 comments:

Suzanne Fox said...

Karen: the glimpse of your book is so lovely, and I look forward to receiving it from Blurb. I love the look of the jewelry, its richness of story, the fact that you are both artist and conservationist. As a writer and creativity coach myself, I know full well how much courage it takes to make one's vision public and concrete...it feels really scary. As someone who found your blog only by chance, I thank you for taking the risk, so that all of us "out here" who don't know you personally can savor your richness of vision and spirit.

Karen McGovern said...

Thank you Suzanne, I am thrilled to know the book will be in your hands. Please feel free to share your thoughts about it, how it "hits" you. I'd love to hear your perspective.