I’m pleased to announce that Lifted Veils – Three Tales of the Extraordinary is now not only available for purchase here on this site, but also actually exists in the physical world. Here is what the full run of 100 copies looks like after printing, folding, saddle stitching, kettle stamping, steam inking, and hand numbering have been completed.
This is the first, last, and only whole family portrait that will be taken. Some copies are already spoken for. Others will be sold this weekend at AnthoCon in Portsmouth, NH at the New England Horror Writers table.
Here’s a closer look at the back cover.
I bought the kettle stamp on Etsy and drew in the steam. (Couldn’t find a stamp I liked that had both a kettle and steam.) The QR code was generated online and links to this site.
Here’s the title page.
Truth be told, it doesn’t look quite like this. It looks like a white piece of paper with black ink on it. But I wound up with a strange lighting effect when I took this shot…and kinda like it. I have hand numbered each copy of the chapbook, setting aside this one for myself. (I used to request 13 on my uniforms in school.)
I had a lot of fun putting this together and am quite pleased with the results. The stories fit nicely together, for a start. But, just as importantly, I’ve enjoyed putting the chapbook itself together. It is an artistic expression in its own right and strikes the balance I wanted between handmade and computer generated.
It’s also great to just have something with my name on it that’s available for those who are interested in purchasing my work. Up until now, I’ve had to point people to individual magazines and books. Someday, I hope, I’ll have a full blown collection to offer readers. But this makes a nice start.
And now I can focus all of my attention on finishing the novel.