Wednesday, November 10, 2010

An Inmates Guide To The Craft

I had no idea that it would take this long, but it's finally done. Last night I celebrated the completion of my second book. I rewarded myself with a nice hot soak in the hot tub, complete with my favorite cigar and a nice glass of port. The stars were especially bright and the neighbors were unusually quiet. And I spent the better part of the evening quite happy with myself.

CARCER VIA : AN INMATES GUIDE TO THE CRAFT

So it's officially done, I uploaded it to Lulu and am just awaiting the hour or so it takes to process before I order my first patch. For anyone who has looked through my first book The Auguris and didn't understand it, this book is the key. The Auguris was primarily intended to be used by our community, or anyone who has been to one of our rituals.

As promised, Carcer Via actually contains words, sentences, paragraphs and pages of actual writing. And while it is primarily intended for an incarcerated audience, the free world may still find it interesting. The introduction is based on my annual lecture at Fresno State University and the main body is focused on my unique system of magic, so if you like my blog, you'll like my book even better because my friend Steve Provost over at PenDragon Editing did an amazing job of glossing and shining my usual chicken scratch into something quite intelligent.

Like the first book, this book is also a community service project, so all revenue generated by this book goes to pay for inmates to get free copies. For every single book sold, three inmates get a free one, so buy one, it's going to three good causes. (Three Fold!)

I am also proud to announce that my book also features a foreword from my friend and personal hero Raymond Buckland, who was gracious enough to write some very kind words despite his busy schedule of appearances and book fairs. Ray's writing a lot of fiction now days, which I think is just as good as his Witchcraft. I am especially eager to read his latest book The Golden Illuminati. *Rubs hands together*

But most of all I would also like to thank my best friend, my lover, my mistress and my personal Goddess, my Wife Claudia. For being so supportive, never giving up on me and never letting me give up on myself. Without her, nothing would have been possible.

Thank you Lord and Lady for that sexy Witch, the Papa Goddess. Blessed Be.

4 comments:

WitchDoctorJoe said...

Correction: every purchase will pay for two copies and postage.

Chas S. Clifton said...

Too bad about the typo on the cover (missing apostrophe). Should be easy to fix if you are doing "print on demand," though.

WitchDoctorJoe said...

Actually, it's not a typo, I didn't like the way it looked with that particular font. Thats the nice thing about print in demand, I have absolute control of every aspect, including punctuation.

But I promise there are plenty of apostrophes on the inside!

WitchDoctorJoe said...

I do other weird things too, like "unusual" capitalization: WitchDoctorJoe & CraftWork. Drives my editor crazy, but that's how I roll.