Current FREE kindle Downloads…act fast they won’t last long!!

FREE TODAY ON KINDLE:

http://www.amazon.com/Mythology-through-Metaphor-Emily-Sturgill-ebook/dp/B00B4YM5GS/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Book Description

January 22, 2013
This is a blending of art and poetry. It mismatches several years together of poems as a personal mythology. It has a subtitle of the phrase, “word salad” which is a terminology frequently used by those in the mental health field to describe a symptom both those with bipolar disorder (manic-depression) and schizophrenia both share. Word salad is a loose association between words, and the person expresses those words may have rapid speech, flight of speech or some sort of delusional thinking which leads to bizarre speech patterns. As an artist and poet with bipolar disorder, some of my writings do fall into this. Something abstract yet loosely tied together in my minds eye.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Thoughtful blends of Artistry and Poetry… October 23, 2013
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“Mythology Seen Through Metaphor…Word Salad” is a thoughtful often sentimental expression of abstract thought and creative design. The poetry and artistry date from 1991-2013. Emily Sturgill is the highly prolific author/poet/artist of Memoirs of Recalled Madness: a personal account of manic-depressive illness. This is one of the numerous artist chapbooks she has published in addition to her memoir. Sturgill completed her formal education at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI. She earned her BFA, and MFA in Art Education and Therapy.

Beginning this chapbook, Sturgill explains that she has written under various pen names: Eman Nepp, Zen Stupid, Anonymous S. My favorite is her alter-ego Ravin Starr, an emotionally sophisticated, slick, plus size, goth-like girl, with dark lacquered nails, matching lipstick, and lots of handmade jewelry. “Word Salad” is the first poem, which begins with flights of emotion, ideas, challenges of writing at times not making sense. Word Salad, a “mask of metaphor and memory.” A place of emptiness, a theft of speech, is the poem: “Robbery”, which evolves into the graffiti art of “Spray Can”. This, also a reminder of the empty, abandoned, and blighted homes in many Detroit area neighborhoods.
Sturgill likely accompanies her mother-in-law to an overwhelming medical appointment in “The Proposal”. A brief poem about being locked in a busy mental hospital: “Psych Ward” is telling, about laughing hyenas in a disturbing distracting environment. “Reversal of Fortune”: about being trapped in a looking glass with a plus size instead of a size 2. “Heavens Falling”: A free thought of laughter, drumbeats, and song. The touching sensitive memorial poetry for her Mother: “My Guilty Ghost Fever”, “Poem for My Mother”, “Motherless Daughter”, and “Mother Earth”. The last tribute: “Poem for my Father”.

Favorite art works include: Abstraction: (pen, ink, 2001), Abstraction of a Dragon: (acrylic painting, 1997), Self Portrait: (oil painting, 2003), Watercolor Landscape: (2013), Blue Light: (acrylic, 1996).
Many thanks and much appreciation to Amazon for the Kindle promotional copy. Giving this a 3* rating of GOOD.

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Girl March 16, 2013
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What an inspiring beautiful person Emily Sturgil is! I was glad to stumble upon this little book of poetry and paintings. Emily is a woman with Manic-Depressive Disorder but at the end we find out she has a great strong support group which we all need. I enjoyed reading this short snippit into her world, as a psych major I found it very interesting, powerful and awesome. Rock on Emily and I can’t wait to read more. Blessed Be!!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
Many thanks to the author for sending me a complimentary copy. I am truly appreciative to have had the opportunity to have read through this book, one of many she has written. Emily herself is open about her mental illness (bipolar disorder). In reading through her works, many poems seem to allow you to climb inside of her head and understand and feel what she is experiencing. The title including Word Salad is very appropriate. Some of the poems are exactly that – a combination of words that could only be put together by this talented writer. Some of the poems I particularly enjoyed are “Poetry Likes to Stalk Me”, “Reversal of Fortune” and “Heaven’s Falling.” As an individual who dabbles in poetry myself I related to “Poetry Likes to Stalk Me” quite well. She puts the words of the poem together in a vivid, meaningful way. She expresses a wide variety of emotion, including grief and loss, emotions which many if not all of us can relate to on some level. Her artwork is a very nice addition to the book adding additional artistry and flair. I particularly like the painting “Watercolor Landscape.” I feel that this author has a knack for poetry and this would make a wonderful gift for anyone who enjoys poetry or colorful writing and artwork or a beautiful addition to your own collection. I look forward to reading more from this author.

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FREE E-Books to download starting tomorrow 4 poetry & artist chapbooks and 1 personal memoir!

Upcoming Free Kindle ebook Downloads*****Starts tomorrow!!
Four of my Artist & Poetry chapbooks will be free to download as Kindle ebooks:

1-“Do not cry me a River of Crocodile Tears.”(2013)
2-“In Exile from Maxwell park:poems” (2014)
3-“Butterfly rimmed eyeglasses and the trouble with Tuesdays.”(2013)
4-“Red Bones.”(2014) be free to download. These titles will be free from 12/27/14-12/31/14.To download any of these titles please visit my Amazon.com‘s Author Page:www.amazon.com/author/emilysturgill    OR

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In addition, my personal memoir about living with bipolar disorder,
5-“Memoirs recalled Madness: a personal account of living with manic-depressive disorder.” (2013) will also be free to download from 12-27-14 through 12/31/14.
To download #1 go HERE: http://www.amazon.com/not-cry-River-Crocodile-Tears-ebook/dp/B00DRN85YA/ref=asap_B00B1GC5LY?ie=UTF8
To download My Memoirs on living with Bipolar Disorder/Manic Depression please go HERE:
Keep checking my blog for Kindle deals, I have more deals starting on Dec 28-Jan 21, 2015.
Happy Holidays!!! If you have never read any of my ebooks but do enjoy this blog, the poetry in the books is very similar and I also add my own original artwork as well. You may enjoy them but it’s worth a look. They will be free so you can always delete later, if you decide you hate it or its not your cup of tea. Reviews are highly welcome-both positive or negative I enjoy feedback of any kind because it allows me to become more in tune with what readers like and what they do not care for.Thank you.-Emilywpid-cam01434.jpg Snapshot_20141223_3 Snapshot_20141223_4

Free Ebooks!! Artist & Poetry Chapbooks FREE off Kindle, by Emily Sturgill, M.Ed, BFA

Two of my books are still available as free kindle promotional downloads!

The first is “Butterfly rimmed eyeglasses and the trouble with Tuesdays.” (2013)

To download click here:

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The other is called ,”Words Whirl.” (2013)

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As always I highly respect getting comments, feedbacks or reviews on any of my works or on my blog!

Thank you for reading this. This free deals will not last long so act quickly!

Free Promotional Downloads: Two poetry & artist chapbooks by Emily Sturgill For FREE

Hi. Again. I also have two of my artist & poetry chapbooks for FREE to download off of the kindle right now. They are for free from today Nov 1st-Nov 5th, 2014.

The first was published Feb 27, 2013 and is called,”Butterfly rimmed Eyeglasses and the Trouble with Tuesday.”

Here is a brief description:

Book Description

February 27, 2013
This is roughly 45 pages long, and it is a combination of poetry,prose, fiction and original artwork. Some of the themes, are emotions, personal feelings, nature, art,and imagery. The Author’s writing style, in peculiar to her, semi-stream of consciousness, semi-free-verse, and an open invitation to her strange world.
This is her 6th work. She has a B.F.A. in fine arts painting and a M.Ed in Art Education and art therapy.
To download your FREE copy go HERE:
The second book is called,”Words Whirl.” and was published in August 2013.
Here is a brief description:

Book Description

August 19, 2013
This is a poetry and artist chapbook roughly 40 some pages long. There are poems intertwined with artwork, photographs and drawings made by the Artist/Poet. Topics range from writers block, to chronic pain, to some politic issues-there is a poem in favor of Same Sex marriage and also some poems on art -the world of the subconscious and surreal.This is Emily Sturgill’s 12th book on kindle this year.
To download Go HERE please:
For both books or any of my other books, you can always use the peek inside this book feature to see if you would be interested. Also I am lucky to have some reviews on many of my books, so you can also check those out first if you wish.If you do decide to download please feel free to leave my a review when you are done reading. You can post a review on Amazon.com or also on Goodreads.com. My Author’s page on Amazon is: http://www.amazon.com/author/emilysturgill/
My Goodread’s Author page is: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7166942.Emily_H_Sturgill
If you like my blog, you might enjoy my other poetry and artworks too! Thank you my loyal readers!!!-Emily

Free Kindle Ebook Promotion: starts tomorrow!

My first self-published poetry and artist chapbook was inspired by writing this blog. It was published in Jan 2013. It’s called,”Sex and the Kitchen Sink: poetry and art.” by Emily Sturgill. Starting tomorrow through November 2, 2014 it will be absolutely FREE to download for your kindle reading device. HERE is a link:

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If you do not have a kindle reading device you can always just go to google and search this phrase,”Free Kindle app for the PC.” or use this link here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/kindle/pc/download

This is a brief description: This is a e chapbook of poetry and some artwork that I created myself. Some of the artwork listed is under my maiden last name, Cato, because I created it before I was married.This book is roughly 26 pages long and most of the poetry is quite recent.

Here are some of the reviews:

Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
(3)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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This is the shortest volume of poet/indie-author Emily Sturgll’s artist chapbooks. In the opening part she writes: “Poetry distracts me from going over the edge.” Sturgill holds a MFA in art education and art therapy from Wayne State University, Detroit, MI. The title of this chapbook is also the title of her blog. I’d like to add, that this chapbook isn’t about sex. Sturgill has written quite articulately with powerful emotional clarity about the daily challenges of living with mental illness, namely Bipolar Disorder – known also as manic depressive illness. Sturgill is a mental health advocate, working in her local community and promotes creative artistic expression through social media and public forum.

In Randomness in the AM: Sturgill discusses the “balance beam” and mood swing of her illness, where in the space of just a few minutes she feels as if she has lived a lifetime. Her medications, lithium, being like the finest of dark chocolate. Seroquel and Klonopin are needed for her mental stability. The awareness that people may speak about her in hushed tones. There are more mentally ill people then most know of, they are often homeless, in prison, or living in Adult Foster Care Homes. Cold Chill: is about the Detroit area cold winters, her concern for the homeless/squatters living in abandoned buildings. “from the inside out” features Ravin Starr: A slick plus size, chain smoking, unwelcome house guest, usually up to no good.. and Sturgill’s alter-ego. Holiday blues are covered in the poem: “Dr. Depression” stopped by pulling a hearse instead of reindeer, bringing fear instead of cheer. The short essay immediately following urges those who face suicidal depression to seek the help that is readily available. “Psychiatrist” is about Sturgill’s experience with therapy, and how her psychiatrist at CMH (Community Mental Health) really helped her, earning her trust and respect. Sturgill writes about her sweetest love for her husband, a unique unicorn, with a balding head and many tough guy tattoos in: “If I Say I Love You”.

Favorite art works include:
Fire and Ice: (painting, 1996), The Black Cat: (altered photography, undated), Gather Rose: (collage, undated)
Many thanks and much appreciation for the Kindle promotional copy.

 5.0 out of 5 stars An easy and entertaining read August 23, 2013
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This book was an exceptionally easy and very entertaining read which is why I believe that it warrants its 5 star review. There were a few editing errors in the book, but they in no way detracted from its appeal and may have even added to it in my opinion. The book deals with the very serious issue of mental illness from the perspective of the author who unabashedly shares some of her thoughts and life experiences. I found the book so riveting that I needed to read it more than once. As a bonus you will also get to see the outstanding artwork of this very talented individual. I would highly recommend this book.
4.0 out of 5 stars A Modern Poetic Voice January 21, 2013
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Really like this. It is more than poetry. It is a reality show. You follow
Emily Sturgill through her mornings, her days, her life. You are there.
It is prose-poetry actually. Very neurotic and if you enjoy the neurotic
then you will like this, if you do not, then “beware!”But I loved it.

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I hope if any new readers choose to download this short chapbook that they enjoy both the poetry and the artwork.
I do have other books available. Please visit my Amazon.com’s Author’s page for more info. It is https://www.amazon.com/author/emilysturgill
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More upcoming Kindle e-book Promotions: Free downloads

Starting Saturday August 9 through August 13, 2014 two of my poetry and artists chapbooks will be absolutely FREE to download. The first one is my first ever publication which was released in Jan 2013. It is called “Sex and the kitchen sink: poetry and art.” by Emily Sturgill, (2013) Here is a link:

http://www.amazon.com/Sex-kitchen-sink-poetry-art-ebook/dp/B00AY8B0ES/ref=la_B00B1GC5LY_1_16?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1407431169&sr=1-16

The other Freebie, is my second E-book of poetry and artwork,it is part of a two part series called “The ravings and Rantings series.” The book is called,”On the Brink letters to the Madness+poems & pictures (Rantings & Ravings Book 1).” Here is a link:

http://www.amazon.com/letters-Madness-pictures-Rantings-Ravings-ebook/dp/B00B13BO96/ref=sr_1_7?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1407431339&sr=1-7

Both books combine poetry and original artwork by me.If you take advantage of any of my free downloads-would you please consider submitting a short review? It only takes a few moments of your time, and it would be so helpful to me as both an artist and a poet! You can also review any e-book you download for FREE on Amazon.com-they allow and even encourage you to do that. The feedback is also very helpful to encourage new readers to download and perhaps even buy? some of my poetry and artists chapbooks. You may submit reviews by going back to the links above after you have downloaded any of my e-books. You may also submit reviews on my Author page at Amazon.com: It is http://www.amazon.com/author/emilysturgill. Thank you for reading this! I hope if you download any of my work that you do enjoy it. Thank you!!

By the way my other book, “Art!Art!Art! Before words.” by Emily Sturgill is still FREE until August 10th. Here is a link:

http://www.amazon.com/Art-Before-Words-words-Book-ebook/dp/B00J1QNLYQ/ref=sr_1_11?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1407432121&sr=1-11

That one is primarily an Artist Chapbook. Thanks for taking the time to read this! Have a great and groovy day!

Kindle FREE promo days: going on RIGHT NOW!

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possible coverart1 copy “Once I was the Rain.” is currently on FREE kindle promotional download now until 2/16/14. Get your free copy by clicking on the link above.

Also my 4th Edition and re-release on my personal memoirs,”Memoirs recalled madness: a personal account of living with manic depressive illness is also currently on FREE KINDLE download also until 2/16/14.

new coverart memoirs recalled Madness noTo get your FREE copy go to this link here: http://www.amazon.com/Memoirs-Recalled-Madness-personal-depressive-ebook/dp/B00C145EOU/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1392391027&sr=1-1

 

New Facebook page for Sex in the kitchen Sink

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Follow me on facebook please!Picture 149 Warming up with color abstract 2 Fall 2013 Spirals of Song and other poems book cover1 Picture 161 Warming up with color abstract 1 Fall 2013 Abstract oil pastel drawing 99 cover design for words whirl 2013 copy Falling to pieces by EHCato 1999 IMAG0893 IMAG0898 IMAG0897 Art before words new front cover copy back cover art before words3 copy self portrait 05012013 Picture 94 Acrylic mixed media pumice gel painting 1996 canvasboard Spirituality, acrylic and sand on canvasboard 1996 possible coverart1 copy Athena wiccan11 IMG_20130330_093258

Mythology seen through metaphor: word salad 1.5 -Ongoing Free Ebook promo

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Click on the link above to get a free copy of my poetry and artist chapbook, “Mythology seen through metaphor:word salad 1.5.” by Emily Sturgill, 2013.

word salad cover copy   It will be on free kindle download through September 4th, 2013.

You can also access my Authors page at Amazon by going to : http://www.amazon.com/author/emilysturgill

New and upcoming free kindle promo days:

Starting today June 15, 2013, my very first collection of poetry and Artwork is free to download off of Amazon.com’s kindle. It is called,”Sex in the kitchen sink: Poetry and Art.” The promo will last 5 days from today 6/15/13-6/19/13.cropped-cover-art-1-copy1.jpg

Here is a direct link to download a copy: http://www.amazon.com/Sex-kitchen-sink-poetry-ebook/dp/B00AY8B0ES/ref=sr_1_5_title_1_kin?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1371349813&sr=1-5

 

June 22-26th, On the brink: Vol One will have a free download promo on kindle.
June 26-27 Art before words will have a brief 48 hour promo.
June 28-July 2 On the Brink : vol 2 will have a free kindle download promotion.
July 4-July 8 Mythology seen through metaphor: word salad 1.5 will be on promo.
July 13-July 17 Dreamcatcher and other poems, will have a free promo period on kindle.
August 16-August 20th Butterfly Rimmed eyeglasses and the trouble with Tuesdays will be also availoable to download for free.
August 25-August 29, 2013 There will be a free kindle promotion of the poetry and art chapbook called, “Lavender Surprise.”

To take advantage of all or any of these free promo days please visit my Authors page at amazon.com – that link is : http://www.amazon.com/author/emilysturgill.

Also it would mean the world to me if you do download something, even if its free, would you consider leaving a review on amazon.com for me? Reviews help me piece together,
areas in which i need improvement or areas that i excel at. Reviews also help me in general during the non-promotional periods with other potential readers or buyers of my work.

Just simply giving your opinion is easy enough to do. And even if itsa negative review, there is something i can learn from. If it is a positive review, even better!!! Just be honest and speak your mind, whatever you think, it would help me a great deal!!! I am still very new to self-publishing. And even new to blogging-i only started this blog in nov 2012.

It was a nice suprise when other writers started subscribing to my blog! I was thrilled to even have 20 followers-now i have lost count-but quite a few. My readers in what inspired me to publish my first artist and poetry chapbook, ” Sex in the kitchen Sink: poems and artwork .”by Emily H. Sturgill. If you have not read it, get a free copy today!!cover art 1 copyAbstract watercolor 2013 Rantings 1 bookcover front cover word salad 2013 dreamcatcher and other poems coverDreamcatcher_and_oth_Cover_for_Kindle BookCover Rantings and Ravings paperbook vol2 image024 Lavender Surprise cover13 cover for art art art before words noback cover art before words3 copy Picture 94 new hairsyle may 1 2013 by Leah