Coming on May 1st...
...my very first self-published book, The Perpetual Visitor: A Field Guide for Everyday Artists!
A sneak peek from Chapter One:
"Let’s reclaim our creativity and get back to our highest purpose here on earth: to tell stories, to listen deeply, to create the things we dream of, to express ourselves in a way that leaves logic behind and lets us leap into a different kind of life —a life in which we don’t need to conjure meaning out of thin air but rather tune in to our own soul to connect with and release the magic that already lives within."
For a long time, I searched for a book that offered reflections about how to live a creative life with a day job and how to pursue big dreams without having to get a divorce and move to another country. I wanted to read a book by a peer, someone who hadn't "made it", become famous, and had it all figured out. Someone with a desire to create beauty in the world and just kept showing up again and again and again, figuring it out along the way.
I didn't really find that book, so more than five years ago, I started writing it.
I pitched it to several book agents, one of whom which told me that he liked the idea but that I should reconnect with him when I had a bigger Twitter or Instagram following. I'm not interested in spending my time recruiting hundreds of thousands of strangers to pay attention to my social media posts, so I am publishing this book myself.
This book is a love letter to a life spent expressing yourself through creativity and play. It's a testament to the challenges that we face along this path, and a toolkit for anyone seeking strategies to help infuse their days with more joy and art. Whether you are an actor, a writer, a painter, a poet, a dancer, or the world's most enthusiastic chocolate chip cookie baker, this book is for you.
And if you are someone that doesn't self-identify as creative? This book is for you, too.
The Perpetual Visitor: A Field Guide for Everyday Artists will be available via Amazon in both Kindle and paperback versions on May 1st, and I'll post the links once it's up.
So excited to have you read what's been rolling around in my brain for the last several years. THANK YOU to my incredible community of creative souls who offer such endless love and support. I don't think I couldn't have kept this project going without you!