Dart Frog Books Event

On February 10, 2020, Dart Frog Books hosted a reading at the historic Strand Bookstore in New York City. The evening included readings by three of Dart Frog’s Indie authors as well as a spirited Q & A. Thank you for the great...

Homespun Mercies Trailer

DJ unveiled the trailer for Homespun Mercies before her recent reading at the Strand, the “undisputed king of New York City’s independent bookstores.” The trailer was a collaboration between the author and Christopher Tallman of Cogo Design...

Love from my Aunt Jo

Inspiration for art comes from unexpected sources. I’ve long since given up on directing the flow of my work. It has become much more fun—and freeing—to relinquish control to the creative gods and let them have a little fun. In 2018, I enrolled in a three-week January...
Too Pretty, Too Golden

Too Pretty, Too Golden

Art, in itself, is an attempt to bring order out of chaos. —Stephen Sondheim I used to think my writing and art held little translatable value to others. But I have found that people have a fascination with collage (I know I do), and can create their own dialogue with...
Forged by Fire

Forged by Fire

In order to write about life first you must live it. ––Ernest Hemingway My wonderful webmaster, Christine, reminds me often of the importance of blogging regularly. Unfortunately, consistency and I have been at odds this past year. Since February 2016, when my...
Serendipity

Serendipity

In Ireland, people don’t say ‘How are you,’ they ask, ‘What’s your story?’ I’m writing this blog while sitting at O’Hare after an eight-hour flight from Dublin. I, along with nineteen fellow students, two professors, and one advisor, left for a literary study...

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