Update: This dumb little book was awarded the Discovery Prize from the Texas Writers League in 2015. I honestly have no idea why.
So, I did this thing where I wrote this book. Here it is:
It’s a collection of humorous observations, told through more than 60 obnoxiously potty-mouthed poems and accompanying illustrations. I did everything myself, from the writing to the drawing and design cover and more. Now I’m doing all of the marketing myself, which is about a million times harder than any of the rest of it.
In promoting it, I’ve been lucky to find some terrific supporters, and I’ve gotten a fair amount of press — including features in John Kelso’s popular column in the Austin American Statesman and as Cup #82 in Melissa Lombard’s Coffee With a Stranger project. You can follow the Facebook page for it here.
The book description is this:
Humorist/writer/sketch artist Blythe Jewell offers a selection of humor poems and illustrations about everything from being a mom to finding hair in all the wrong places. Random, insane, potty-mouthed and sometimes sweet, it’s a collection that will leave you laughing, crying and occasionally scratching your head.
More than 60 titles include:
– Hair in My A*% Crack
– Lollipop In My Hair
– Shut the F*!% Up About Twilight
– Ugly Baby
– On Our Periods Together
– Neil Patrick Harris Gets the Paddle
– Leave the F*!%ing Cat Alone
– Has Anyone Seen My Glasses
– I Can’t Do Math
… and many more.
If you’re interested in supporting it, the best things you can do are BUY IT and REVIEW IT and SHARE IT with your friends. I’m depending heavily on word of mouth to promote this baby, and getting the word out is by far my biggest challenge. Any and all help is appreciated.
I hope you’ll check it out!