Monday, September 13, 2010

coffee, anyone?

Asher and Auryn are camped out at the Ohio Coffee Company, thanks to my friend, Nathan. He works at this artsy little coffee shop in downtown Dayton and helped me get a copy of Ashes to Angels in the store for sale. It's perched up there on the counter with a local folk musician's CD, a literary zine, and some irresistible vegan baked goods by a local baker. So, you can get your good eats and good reads all in one great place while supporting art and independent business!

Ohio Coffee Company is located at 46 W. 5th Street.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Asher and Auryn are going places!

My brother recently asked if he could read my novel, now that it's published. I told him he should buy it, and then yeah, sure he could read it. (I get a little smart-alecky sometimes.) Of course, he made the case for blood-relation privileges -- as family, he should get special access to my personal copies. So, where is my author stash?

It seems that Asher and Auryn, co-stars of the book, have taken it beyond my bookshelf in my little rat-trap hotel . . . oh, wait, that's their line and their living situation . . . excuse me, my little motel-room of an apartment. As mentioned in the previous post, Dark Star Books & Comics in Yellow Springs has two copies for sale -- yep, straight from the author's stash. And more recently, the editor of the Dayton City Paper requested a loaner copy from me for the purpose of doing a book review and interview next month! So, DCP readers, look for an article in about a month.

Then, I suppose, I will give in and lend it to my brother . . . doesn't look like my own book is going to be on my bookshelf for a while. Make sure it's on yours! :)

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Ashes in Yellow Springs!

Ashes to Angels is now available at Dark Star books in Yellow Springs, Ohio! Hurry to hippie town to get your copy off the "Local Authors" shelf. Support independent, local business by purchasing at a non-chain book store. Some of the manuscript of Ashes was actually written on location in the coffee shop, Dino's Cappuccinos, a few doors down. You might even have an "author-sighting" while you're there -- Natalie tends to hang out in Yellow Springs when she's looking for writing inspiration. So, grab a coffee, get your copy of the novel, and have an altogether authentic, extra-literary experience!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Ashes to Angels Review

Ashes to Angels has received an outstanding review on BookSteve's Library.

Check out the review, and don't forget to grab a copy of Ashes to Angels in print, ebook or epub formats.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Debut Novel : Ashes to Angels

What if an angel fell in love with an atheist? What if this fallen angel was precisely that because she cut off her own wings – with scissors? A love story told as a horror story and a horror story told as a love story, my stream-of-conscious narrative is raw and edgy as the hipster characters whose blended voices color much of the ink like a literary tattoo.