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Recommended reading: Piper Daniels, “Sirens”

In time for Christmas, Tarpaulin Sky published Piper Daniels's exceptional essay on self-harm and suicide, "Sirens." Here are some excerpts: "...[D]eath, as a solution, is so all encompassing, so finite, other ways of coping pale in comparison. In no time, your neural pathways form a perfect arrow leading to the afterlife...."


No, Robert Adams did not admit to molesting children. Not six of them. Not any of them.

[UPDATE 31 DEC 2016] In the spring of this year, Robert Adams felt forced to accept a no-contest plea in order to save his family from further suffering at the hands of the Sacramento DA’s office, and although the terms of his plea included specific language affirming that Adams maintains his innocence, the DA’s office subsequently issued a press release falsely stating that Adams “admitted” to molesting six children. Several days later the DA's office would retract the false statement with no fanfare, leaving newspapers like the SacBee to continue libeling Robert Adams as late as 31 December 2016. [READ MORE]


Beverly Ann Gottlieb, 1947 – 2016

Beverly Ann Gottlieb (Peet; née Slaughter), born in Kent, CT on January 30, 1947 to John and Lorraine Slaughter (Hanke), died peacefully in her sleep, at her home in South Carolina on August 4, 2016. Beverly lived in Kent for 56 years and was well known throughout the town, not only for her excellent work as a self-employed house-cleaner, but for the practical advice and psychological insights she shared with clients and friends whose doorsteps she graced. Her outspoken nature and her infectious, frequently bawdy sense of humor brightened the days of all who knew her.


Five New Titles in 2016 from Tarpaulin Sky Press

The best thing about being a publisher, if you're an also an author: when your own writing makes you want to toss a rope around the rafters, you can focus instead on the brilliant work you've published by others. I'm particularly delighted that three of our new titles are by debut authors -- Steven Dunn, Dana Green, and Elizabeth Hall -- although I'm equally as thrilled, of course, to be publishing new work by Amy King and Kim Parko....

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