The Long Way Around

So much time has gone by, and so much has happened. I lost both my dogs, cried and cried, and then decided life was too short and too small and too predictable. So I sold my house, bought a boat, and moved aboard with The Other Lamm, my weirdo bird, and our cat. (Yes, the cat belongs to all of us. The bird is part owner of the cat. I just decided this.) So, without further ado…

Here’s S/V CHAOS in St. Croix, where we fought for her, won her, and took her back home.

 

And here she is in her new home, the PNW, all cozy in the snow.

 

I’m guessing most of you already know about all this through Twitter, or just… my general chatter. But I wanted to share it anyway. Grief sucks a whole lot out of you, more than you even realize at the time. I guess I just needed to take a year or so and completely overhaul my life. I miss my dogs. I meant to write a piece on each of them and share photos, but every time I looked through them, I just started to cry again. It’s stupid, I know. But for now, I give you boat pictures! And maybe after I get a real camera, some real sailing videos. The goal is to eventually go back to St. Croix, the long way around.

Chemistry is All Papery and Bound

Hurrah! Chemistry is finally out in paperback. I hope it’s worth the wait. You can find it right now at Createspace, and it should be up at other vendors soon. I’ll keep updating its page as I learn more.

To celebrate, there’s going to be a Goodreads Giveaway and possibly more. So don’t be too much of a stranger.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Chemistry by Jodi Lamm
Giveaway ends July 31, 2015.

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New Artwork for Titan Magic

I recently received proofs for Titan Magic and Titan Magic: Body and Soul—complete with new chapter headers and matte finish—and I wanted to share them with you.

Titan Magic’s cover beside Titan Magic: Body and Soul’s interior:
TM1 and 2

Titan Magic: Body and Soul’s cover beside Titan Magic’s interior:
TM2 and 1

The new artwork was all done by the incomparable Abigail Larson. If you’re not familiar with her work yet, you should absolutely check it out. Needless to say, I adore it.

Abigail had ambitions of becoming an opera singer and joining the circus while growing up, and although neither of those ended up working out too well, she still enjoys both.

Abigail LarsonShe began drawing with ink and painting with watercolor. She has recently developed a taste for flat digital coloring in addition to traditional media. Her biggest influences are Edgar Allan Poe, Dr. Seuss, and many classic gothic works of fiction, such as Bram Stoker’s “Dracula,” and Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein,” just to name a couple. Her greatest artistic influences have been Arthur Rackham, Edmund Dulac, Kay Nielsen, John William Waterhouse, and Edward Gorey.

Any spare time that’s not spent basking in darkness, hunting monsters, or watching re-runs of The Addams Family, she is creating art for private clients, illustrating books, and spending time with her favorite long-leggity beasts, ghouls, ghosts and other things that go bump in the night.

Read more about Abigail Larson at her website.