I recently met a woman online who has apparently been blessed with the creative gene from head to toe. Myrlin Ambrosia Hermes (and she says Yes, that is her real name) has written a novel based on the premise that Hamlet was gay. Shakespeare Gone Topsy-Turvy as she calls it. The book was just released from Harper Perennial on Tuesday – I’ve ordered my copy but haven’t received it yet. (it was on sale at Amazon, BTW).
Anyway, I became aware of her through her Guest Blog Post on a well-known literary agent’s blog. Her post was one of the best, and most helpful, posts I’ve ever read. She explained clearly and very informatively about how to make your own video trailer for marketing, without spending much money and without really knowing what you’re doing. (Check out her trailer here). I’ve made a video trailer for Is Harvey Dunne?, and the process was pretty brutal. I wish I’d had her suggestions before I made mine (I don’t know how I didn’t find the free sites she did!).
In addition, when I visited her website, I saw that she is apparently a very good seamstress as well. She went to a literary ball, and made her dress a walking advertisement. Her skirt was made of pages from her book, and the waistline was circled by copies of the cover. Her bodice displayed the words take a page from my book. Then people could just pluck a sample from her skirt. Now how creative is that? Very cool.
In addition, she’d apparently been watching a reality show about making gowns out of paper, and decided to try an experiment – she would make a bridal gown solely from items she’d purchased from the dollar store. Impossible, you say?? Think again. I didn’t realize I was looking at dollar store material until I zoomed in for a closer inspection. (Note: I tried to locate the pic on her site, but I think she may have removed it. I’ll ask her about it, and if I get it, I’ll post a picture). Creativity just piled upon creativity.
To top it off, I emailed Myrlin, and she sent me a long email in reply. Friendly and talented – you can’t beat that!
Link to her book at Amazon.
Link to her book at Barnes & Noble.
Myrlin A. Hermes
Yes, that’s right. Harvey Dunne now has a twitter account.
He thought it was about time he joined the techno age.
Harvey’s posting thoughts about his life and thoughts about the world. I know Harvey as a very unique and compassionate person. But it took him half a lifetime to learn to love himself, and to not be afraid to love and respect others. To value them for who they are. Regardless of what the rest of the world might think.
And Harvey’s learned for others to accept you, you’ve first got to accept yourself.
If you find his tweets interesting, or heartbreaking, or funny, or inspirational, or something that touches your own life, maybe you’d like to read about his journey in the novel written about him, Is Harvey Dunne?
Let me know what you think!
Actually, not only accepting, but begging for it!!!! Need any ideas you can give me to market Is Harvey Dunne? Is now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kindle, and Wordclay, and will be on CreateSpace, Smashwords & Stanza in about a week. But need to get some exposure. Any ideas???
And I’ve been told the Amazon Affiliates program is great as well, but can’t seem to figure it out. If anyone knows anything about it, please send me a line!
Thanks for the help!!!!
Is Harvey Dunne?
The relentless, frigid blizzard of discrimination blew into my world and changed it forever. My two lives finally collided in a soul-twisting crash, and catapulted me into the challenge of my life. I was now dealing with the wreckage.
Is Harvey Dunne? is a novel about braving the malicious storm of prejudice. It is about not only the arduous search sometimes required to find ourselves, but the challenge of acceptance, both from ourselves and others, we must face once we get there.
I invite you to join the Is Harvey Dunne? Fanclub page on Facebook.
I’d love to hear what you think – please let me know.
To purchase the novel, please click on the links below. (More coming soon - including eBook formats on Kindle and Smashwords).
As you’ve probably already read, my number one frustration right now is not getting enough interest/exposure for my novel, The Cuckoo’s Cry. So I’ve taken some advice from one who knows more about this than I (again, thanks!) and I’ve made this my website and novel advertiser as well. So please check out The Cuckoo’s Cry page and the novel itself (I’ve posted a link) and let me know what you think.
Also, please let me know what your number one frustration is right now, and we can get a dialogue going.
Thanks for visiting my site, and remember – we can change the world, one word at a time!