I am ridiculously excited to share with you that Artist in Recovery will be released on 4 November in all formats.
This book is an extensive collection of poetry that was originally titled 'woman as artist'.
Somehow the universe agreed it was good, and after a series of happy coincidences the result is that this is my first commercially published work.
Lionstower Books are releasing Artist in Recovery first via Amazon, on 4 November.
About Artist in Recovery
As I reconnected with my inner artist, this work of poetry emerged. It explores the dark, scary, solitary transformation of Maiden to Mother. That transformation is one you traverse blind, one whose process is known by every mother but one of which nothing is spoken. It is one that is filled with love, loneliness, and learning.
Ultimately, I wrote this poetry for you so that you can see women with new eyes. Women, all women, are divine creatures. They are portals to new lives and, thus, new worlds. They are all artists. Their default mode is "creator". I realised that I could only know this now because of a specific rite of passage: Motherhood.
May this work shine a new light for you on one of the most powerful moments in women's lives. May it also encourage you to reconnect with your inner artist.
Links to the book will come to you as soon as I have them.
In the meantime, if you are a bookseller please reply and let me know if you're interested in stocking this title.
If you know someone who is a bookseller, I'd be forever grateful for your warm introduction.