It used to be that our sense of self was circumscribed by actual, physical contact – the people we spoke to, and the tangible experiences we accumulated during our days and nights. Now, we constantly interact and socialize via cell phone, text, instant message, email, chat, video conference, and a seemingly endless array of social media platforms and other digital communications technologies. The net effect of all of this random contact can be a sense of scattered focus, self-doubt or confusion. It can become difficult to locate one’s self and one’s purpose, let alone a sense of serenity, in such an environment of flux.
One With All of Thee is a book that addresses the need for many of us to reconnect with ourselves and the world around us in a more quiet and purposeful manner. It is not a book that has been “written” in the traditional meaning of the word. Rather, the words therein have been received by Celine Koropchak, who has been a conduit for divine voices since she was a little girl.
Lillian Ann Slugocki’s feature at Bloom:
"She is not a suicidal arrow, she’s a trickster, a shape shifter, a writer who chronicles the maladies of the modern world, and who makes us laugh. And this, too, is a secret to her success. Pokrass’s voice refuses the liminal spaces, it insists on being ringside, wearing a top hat. Her texts are performance—bold, dark and funny."
Should I traditionally publish or self-publish?
"It’s an important question—one that tends to result in heated debate—but it’s becoming an increasingly confusing and complicated question to answer because:
- There are now many varieties of traditional publishing and self-publishing—with evolving models and varying contracts.
- You won’t find a universal, agreed-upon definition of what it means to “traditionally publish” or “self-publish.”
- It’s not an either/or proposition. You can do both. (See this interview with CJ Lyons.)”
Read more of this excellent article at Jane Friedman. Certainly one of the best resources for the changing world of #publishing. At BlueViolet Press we pay particular attention to her and her contributors, like Porter Anderson.