I had been trying for a while to find a way to reach toward a wider audience with my recent work without losing control of content, copyright and cost. And I wanted results fast, at my speed, really fast. The traditional publishing marketplace is definitely not that! “And then I saw it,” as Mike Nelson used to say all the time on “Sea Hunt:” I founded a publishing company, bought my own ISBN numbers, and then DIYed very nice print versions of This Fall, Last Spring, First, Summer, and A Mind of Winter (all collections of personal essays); and Li Po-ems, Harvest Moon, and In the Dark ( all poetry). I also published two re-mixes many of the poems I wrote earlier in my career: Mornings . . . After and Beginning Was. All are available now for free here and at cost via a variety of online booksellers. I offer free audiobooks versions of all these collections on my website and several of them are also available on Audible.com.
Click the link below to open my Amazon.com author’s page, if only to check out the amazing book covers, most courtesy of my son’s and daughter’s art work. If you sample some of it, I hope you enjoy it.