“A Seasoning of Lust”

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Well, there you have it.  The second edition of “Seasoning”.

Nick Nicholson, a dear friend of over a decade took my first book and reworked it.  Nick picked the cover, we consulted on the  writings, making some important changes in text and Nick also supplied some of his marvelous photographs illustrating some of the poetry, other writings and the three short stories inside.

We had a lot of fun with this.  This first book was heavy with  erotica, but that mostly was because of the influence of a particular writers group I was in at the time.  I left that group because I felt strongly that erotica should be a seasoning, not the whole meal.  Plus, as a writer, I realized the constrains in writing erotica.   Writing became much more.  I was ready to find out how much more.

A first book is thrilling to hold in your hand.  However, I feel after 8 years, it needed to be revised.  It was the basis of my beginning royalties, but I figured that I could do better and this book needed revision.  Nick was the instigator of that and I am deeply grateful for his eagle eye, his marvelous photos, and his guidance on the revision.

It was originally on Lulu.com, but now is published on Amazon, Createspace.

Included are the original pieces in this new edition, (but revised) much poetry, tanka, haiku, the three (longish) short stories and the beginnings of the “Lady Nyo Writings” that became “Song of the Nightingale”, my last book, also on Amazon.

All these stories and poems and ‘flashers’ (very short stories) were written in basically two years.  I look back at this book and marvel at the energy I had then. Now?  It takes me much longer to produce a book but with friends like Nick, it can be a walk in the park.

Jane Kohut-Bartels

Copyrighted, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

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6 Responses to ““A Seasoning of Lust””

  1. Brian Says:

    Congrats my friend.

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  2. ladynyo Says:

    Thank you, Brian! You are the first and probably the only. LOL! It seems only when some poetry groups are in swing that these things get noticed….I really appreciate your words.

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  3. Brian Says:

    I write and post as the urge strikes. 🙂

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  4. ladynyo Says:

    Well, at least you are in control of the process. Sometimes I feel that I am not…and that is not a good way to live.

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  5. Brian Says:

    You control the blog, not the other way around.

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  6. ladynyo Says:

    so YOU say. LOL!

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