As you may know, I published a book earlier this year. An Altered Existence: Fictitious Stories About Faces from the Past is available via amazon.com and signed copies are sold through my Etsy store. Well, I’m very happy to share some book-related news. An article about my book has just been released in the Autumn issue of Somerset Memories magazine!
About the Article
The article, which was written by yours truly, starts on page 59 and runs through page 61. The article includes an introduction to the book, stories, and artwork, and then gives how-to information on six of the fourteen illustrations that appear in my book. It’s a thrill to see my work in the pages of such a lovely publication, and I’m very thankful my project and book were selected to be included in this issue.
More Great News: A Positive Book Review, Too!
Some months back I sent Jana Holstein, the Managing Editor of Somerset Memories, a review copy of my book. She read it, enjoyed it, and was kind enough to include the following review in this same Autumn issue of the magazine. Thanks so much, Jana!
“When talented author and artist Melody Nunez gave me a copy of her book “An Altered Existence: Fictitious Stories About Faces from the Past,” I was intrigued because I knew it was a book that centered around stories she created to with beautiful vintage found cabinet cards. As I began reading, each story drew me in and I felt a part of the tale. Each cabinet card is altered in a way that resonates with the story, so it’s fun to flip back and look at the art while reading the story. There are 14 short stories in all, reflecting birth, death, family, romance, and even ghosts. Well written and heartwarming, this is a fun, quick read. I really enjoyed Melody’s book. So much so, that I chose some of her altered cabinet cards as feature article in this issue (see page 58.
So, if you’ve been thinking about purchasing a copy of my book, but haven’t done it yet, please do. It’s good! And don’t just take my word for it – take Jana’s. And artist/author Seth Apter’s! And the others who have reviewed my book on amazon.com! ;] Help support a self-published writer and artist, and treat yourself to a book that can be enjoyed one story/illustration at a time (in multiple sittings) or in one fell swoop.
I hope you’re having a wonderful week. Happy Fall, everyone!