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I hope you will join me on Monday, May 20 at 6 pm MST for a live twitter interview and chat with Andre Gensburger.  You can stream the chat  by going to tweetchat.com and using the hashtag #misterwriter.

The interview and chat will focus on writing, art, and life in general and should be a ton of fun.  My twitter handle is @sfsculptor. Andre’s is @MisterWriter. This came about because Andre read my first book, Shaping Destiny. Here’s his Amazon review of the book:

“When I first bought his book I expected a simple mix of a life of an artist. It only took a page to find myself immersed in a raw journey quite aside from the journey of a sculptor; rather a beautifully written and profoundly expressed reflection of my own life’s questions seen through the eyes of someone I have never met. What Destiny writes about is life, raw, unadulterated, brutally honest, haunting, and yet somehow poetic in the complex meanderings that brought out, for her, her true self, her passions, her career, a deep understanding of life and death and, perhaps more importantly, of motherhood. It is only after she has run full circle through her past, her pains, the loss of her father and grappling with an understanding of her own self-worth, that she ends in a place of optimistic peace, still taking on challenges, but without the tempest that had preceded it. At the end, it has become a dance.

I had to read this straight through. I could not put it down. What Destiny sees and feels in her art, I see and feel in music, words; what I observe when I hide in a corner and watch the world without the world seeing me. I was fixed to her brutal honesty, the raw pain conveyed without the cliched obscenities or graphic violence we expect of writers. Her words flowed smoothly, thoughts to actions to feelings to emotion, all the while tying the lessons to the threads of her art, her growth as an artist, told in tandem, each leading to the next lesson until she has fully emerged.

Life is pain with love sprinkled throughout. Or life is love with pain sprinkled throughout. There is a lot of sprinkling of both, along with hope and understanding. I highly recommend this book and look forward to her next one. And here I thought she was a sculptor!”

I was deeply honored by Andre’s review and, over time, we’ve become good friends. I have a great deal of respect and admiration for him. He has several interesting ventures. To find out more about him and the upcoming event, visit his website by clicking here.

Hope you can join us and weigh in on the conversation.