This email is about that feeling of delight when you discover a great read, and you know more juicy books are on their way. I am so excited to share bookish news of this sort with you. As someone who loves and appreciates and supports the arts, I think you will share my excitement.
First, Parvati Press was recently recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. Our board includes my husband classical figurative sculptor Sabin Howard, architect Allen Strasen, and young poet Marc Tsavaris. Our mission is based on publishing quality fiction and non-fiction, books that enhance and enrich readers’ lives. Parvati Press also supports women's literacy programs. See our mission statement here.
Parvati Press is expanding to take risks on distinctive voices with fresh, compelling stories. Traditional publishing, right now, does not support such risks, so I'm thrilled to have this opportunity to bring forth works of value and worth that might otherwise be overlooked. Books are the keepers of soul, and this Press will carry that flame with joy!
If you're as passionate about books as I am, here's an opportunity to get a tax deduction while furthering the culture of great books, storytelling, and living literature.
As little as $15 will help the Press acquire talented authors, edit and copyedit their work, produce books that will make a difference, and promote these books to the world.
In this vein, Parvati Press is pleased to announce the publication of my novel BROKEN. BROKEN is set in occupied Paris from 1939-1942. It's dark, gritty, and smutty; it's also about the power of love and the way that spirit informs everything, even in the worst circumstances. Please be advised that this novel contains graphic scenes and is not suitable for children.
Early reviews say the book is "a little different, very deep and memorable"; "dark yet enlightening"; and a "beautiful, heart-wrenching tale of love, loyalty, betrayal and defiance."
Purchase a copy of BROKEN at Amazon, iTunes or Barnes & Noble in print or ebook.
We have two other books currently in our pipeline. One is a book of meditations and spiritual teachings by a traditionally trained Native American healer with a Ph.D.; she holds a vanishing legacy. The other book is a clever police-procedural with a twist, written by a 20-year veteran of the NYPD and revealing some of the secret inner workings of the department. We're also considering a yoga book and more art and poetry books.
I would love to hear your thoughts about the Press, and I'd really like to hear what kind of books you'd enjoy reading. Please consider this a dialogue and reach back out to me.
Traci L. Slatton
Editor-in-chief, Parvati Press