Kickstart your summer reading with Open Wounds, Secret Obsessions

A Special Message to my blog readers:

I wanted to let you know that my book of short stories, Open Wounds, Secret Obsessions, has just been published. It’s available as a trade paperback (print on demand) on and as an e-book on Kindle. Click on the link below to preview the book and get your copy:\c+secret+obsessions&keywords=open+wounds%2C+secret+obsessions&ie=UTF8&qid=1371246169

To celebrate the launch, I’m offering the Kindle e-book version of Open Wounds, Secret Obsessions as a free download from June 21 to June 25.

Here’s the back cover description of the book:

“This remarkable collection of fourteen short stories introduces a powerful new voice in literary fiction. In each of these compelling narratives, Canadian author Linda Joyce Ott creates a deceptively smooth surface where ogres and monsters lurk below. Her characters mysteriously pass from normalcy into serious obsession, if not madness, and the reader is never quite able to say when this happens.

Linda’s special talent for writing instinctively with enormous gut-feeling gives these poignant stories their amazing power. Her refined sense of understatement, direct style, and a keen eye for the telling detail combine to reveal complete worlds of inner turmoil. Vivid descriptions reveal an author who is observant, savvy, and possesses a wicked sense of humour.

Linda Joyce Ott tells a good story with dazzling simplicity. You will delight in discovering this unique voice in these emotionally intense stories.”

Please let me know what you think of the stories. I appreciate your feedback.

Happy Reading! Linda

About the Optimism of Color Blog

Every Tuesday and Friday,  I’m posting a photo or piece of art that I’ve created that reflects what I call the Optimism of Color. Through vibrant colors and bold visceral forms, these works shout out my joy at being alive, and my good fortune at being able to continue to make art after a near death experience.

Each of the images I post brings a smile to my face. I hope they bring you similar joy and laughter through the Optimism of Color.

All photos © Linda Joyce Ott, 2013
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