I am online

Woot woot! All my efforts, are for me to have a peaceful place to write and live though it is anything but, peaceful now. Actually, a little chaotic.

I am back online without concern, again for the connection. About time, yes!

Building a place is more of a challenge than, I care to have now. I didn’t see another option when, I made the decision to build a house instead of continuing to look for a place to live. Rather, the decision made itself, I only acted as a vessel. Nonetheless, I think I’m happy, it just depends on what day you might be asking, how it’s going.

If it’s a good day, it’s a good day. However, when it’s not and full of challenges to overcome, it isn’t bad either. Simply, annoying I mean the whole nature of the project isn’t smooth.  I have language barriers to deal with, on top of artistry among, the builders and myself.

When I get ideas, they are so smooth in my head – sailing effortlessly. I don’t know why I haven’t learned yet. It probably, won’t be the case when I am in charge of a project with no idea where to begin. I have the habit of stumbling upon what I need. Combined with the cooperation from others to get it and make it happen. I don’t think men like women using physics to say do it this way. “I don’t care if it is uneven, do it.” Using a level is about, ready to make my blood boil. I want broken plates in the floor mixed with sand and concrete. “Rocks are better.” He told me. I don’t get why, “Get over it!”

Life is weird. the only way to get control of it is to relinquish control, ride it out. I have to remind myself of things I first read from, Eckhart Tolle. When I thought he was a little crazy but, now I get and can apply what he says. How we view the things happening in our lives makes all the difference in the world.

I used to feel his teachings applied to a perfect outcome in our minds. Not true, it doesn’t have to be a feeling that is good or perfect. Only a feeling of content for how it is presently without the angst over the circumstances. But, that is another story I will save for another day.

I missed writing here, talking to no one and everyone.

I’m good, getting from A to B… so on.

press-release The Trees Outside

Début release

Family Tree,” is part of the literary fiction family saga about

an incarcerated woman named Angel, who is the narrator of an internal

monologue sharing opinions, thoughts and perceptions. Embarking on a

journey of self exploration while evaluating the meaning of her

familial relationships.

The chapters originally contained poems but the author felt they distracted

from the storyline since, her writing is poetic in nature. As a result, The Trees

Outside was born with the larger Family Tree chapter edits included as a

short story in this title.  Also an introduction and essay surmising

Andrea’s personal feelings about her story and writing. The foreword

written by M.J. Moores, OCT.

The Trees Outside  – Andrea N. Carr Author, Los Angeles, CA

African-American / Literary Fiction Narrative

Reinventing American Literature one book at a time.

Andrea is a born storyteller, her soul carries the passions and disappointments of a nation. Her writing bares faultless witness to the truths of our time.

[The Trees Outside] is a must read for all followers of Andrea’s writing, and for those new to her work as well. Miss Carr bears her soul and that of Angel’s in a truly enlightening short work. ~ M.J. Moores, OCT

The Trees Outside: Family Tree, Family Tree the Novel

For immediate release

The Trees Outside, new release from novelist Andrea N Carr
June 1st, 2015  on Amazon KDP
Often as human beings we find ourselves on the outside looking in on a given situation: a friend’s problems with work, the death of a distant relative, even watching police rush to a major car accident. However, one of the most difficult aspects of humanity is being able to look within ourselves and be honest about what we see there.

The Trees Outside is an introspective look at those forces affecting the character Angel Harper, from Andrea N. Carr’s début novel Family Tree. Here, she not only helps readers look into Angel’s life through her poetry and previously edited material, but she reveals the naked truth about her writing as a medium for self-expression.

The Trees Outside includes the narrator Angel’s poetry and inner monologues, which explore and illuminate how and why she makes the decisions she does. The novel affirms our common humanity and celebrates the beauty of language through its poetic prose. Also, it reminds us why we seek the answers to philosophical questions through literature. Because writing, and reading, can pull us out of our own thought patterns and cause us to examine and more deeply understand others’ feelings and ideas and aspects of our common human experience. This, in turn, allows for a deeper understanding of others and ourselves.

Andrea N Carr is an accomplished author/storyteller. She has been writing emotionally driven, self exploratory stories since 1999 from her homes in Orange County. Growing up in Huntington Beach, she later moved to Los Angeles, California after leaving a Mental Health Career, as a Psychiatric Technician for the State of CA. Miss Carr has the uncanny ability to weave words so cleverly and simply that her literary works create thought-provoking images both vivid and personal that the reader cannot help but be moved with “soul honesty.”


Copies of The Trees Outside are available to send to book clubs, literary societies, libraries and others interested in discussing the title. For more information, please contact publicist Cristina Deptula with Authors, Large and Small at 510-589-8252 or cedeptula@sbcglobal.net 

Thierry Frémaux On Cannes: “If There Is One Place Where Female Filmmakers Are Welcome & Celebrated, It’s Here”


Cannes Film Festival chief Thierry Frémaux sat down today for a Q&A as part of the inaugural Women in Motion program that is looking at the role of women in film. He also addressed this week’s red-carpet sandal scandal that’s seen the festival lobbed with accusations of sexism. At Competition screenings of Carol and Mon Roi, some female ticket holders were turned away based on their flat footwear. Frémaux today apologized for and denounced the actions of the security guard responsible. “It was bullsh*t,” he said. He also wanted to clear up the fest’s policy on attire: “There is a rumor that the festival obliges women to wear heels. It’s a rumor, it is not true.”

Cannes has been accused of being sexist in the past, based on the disparate numbers of female filmmakers in the Official Selection. This year, it has taken steps to address the matter with…

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I may not be Everyone’s Cup of Tea, but I am Someone’s Double Vodka, Poetry by Gun Roswell

WILDsound Festival

“If you don’t like me, fine. It’s not my job to make you happy”

Genre: Friendship, Relationship

I may not be Everyone’s Cup of Tea, but I am Someone’s Double Vodka

You dont have to like me
Or be my friend
I am not looking for a life partner
Just someone to understand

If you expect to mend
And change my existence
I’d rather you just pretend
Then try to fix it

Is buying
What I am

I may not be
Your cup of tea
But surely some one
Prefers me
As their double vodka


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Run Like Hell

Poesy plus Polemics

"Approaching Storm" Painting by Thomas Hart Benton From passionforpaintings.com “Approaching Storm”
Painting by Thomas Hart Benton
From passionforpaintings.com

hurry the day

move along

keep ahead

of the storm

cheat the thunder

outrun the

electrified air

save your shadow

from murder by

darkcast of clouds

should you falter

and fall beneath

torrents of rain

all is lost

washed forever

from memory

swept from the

cycling of history

leaving at most

a sweet petrichor

aftermath scent

an ephemeral wisp

fleeting wraith

ecological figment

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Life is a Musical (number), Poetry by Gun Roswell

WILDsound Festival

“The world’s most famous and popular language is music” Psy

Genre: Rhyme, Musical, Singing

Life is a Musical (number)

Luck be a lady
Don’t be shady
Roll on those dice
Bring me nothing
But blue skies

All day long
Singing along
Dancing, prancing
Even romancing
In the rain
Real life
Down the drain

Feels like
No worries
Of groceries
When I’m riding
On this plane

All is fine
There is no time
To slow down
Get me to
Funky town

My life is
A musical


Deadline for FREE POETRY Festival – Get your poem made into a MOVIE and seen by 1000s. Three options to submit:
WATCH this month’s poetry readings performed by professional actors:

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Tweet, Tweet – A Good Book Tweeting Site to Consider

Tweet, tweet, tweet!

Publicity Tip #86~

bluebird by Lisa Yarost - flickr bluebird by Lisa Yarost – flickr

Just a quickie this morning 😉 I know we all like those – lol!

Twitter is a useful tool that I’m still learning how to use but when someone has 68K followers and is offering to publicize my book for free – I’ll drop them a line and leave my details.

Not always, but Jay D. with the AHA Program (Author Helps Author) follows through on his promise to tell his followers about you.

Now, Jay says he has 250,000 “readers” on twitter even though his formal stats show 68K for actual “followers” but honestly… either way someone will see his tweet about my book. He offers this service based on your timeline for free day advertising, debut book launch, new title, up-coming discount days, etc. If you can make it ‘newsworthy’ he’ll tweet it.

All you have to…

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