It’s Coming

Rainy view of Taos Mountain

Taos Mountain late this afternoon before I cooked the steak

The new book is almost ready. It’s a chronological collection of blog posts that tell the story of my mother’s chaotic last years under the influence of dementia, Alzheimer’s, paranoia, schizophrenia, delusions, and hallucinations. Real-time dispatches from the front, as it were, between 2008 and 2012. This should be a hoot and a half. The Helen Chronicles: When Your Mother Falls Apart, will be available from Amazon Kindle and Apple iBooks first. Those of you who like the way books smell will have to wait a little longer, but we’ll do it.

The reasons for this project are multifarious. I had the material sitting in a private database. It bugged me. For that matter, her ashes are still somewhere in the storage unit awaiting burial in Maryland. One of these is easier than the other. I need to have some product out there, too, of course. But mainly it’s just time. They’re all dead, the whole skanking lot of them, and it’s a glorious new day!

Right now I’m doing final editing and working on the cover. I’m told these are both things one should never do oneself. That figures, since I really want to. I’ve also read that I’m supposed to make myself a brand and be consistent. That figures, since I’d hate it, he says, like this Leo ain’t got three planets in Virgo and the patience of a saint.

But The Helen Chronicles is on the way. Some of you may find things there you recognize and know you’re not alone. The rest will be appalled but read it to the end, the way you slow down on the highway when you see a bunch of flashing lights. Either way you’ll read it, and here we stumble on the truth.

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John Hamilton Farr lives in Taos, New Mexico, U.S.A. with his classical pianist wife. “Possibly the only place I can get away with this,” he says. As New York Times best-selling author James C. Moore (Bush’s Brain) put it in a review of John’s first book, Buffalo Lights is the work of a man attuned to the world who sees it differently than you and I and writes about it with a language and a vision of life that is impossible to ignore.” John is the author of BUFFALO LIGHTS, TAOS SOUL, ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE, and THE HELEN CHRONICLES. He has been publishing online since 1996 (Zoo Zone, Farr Site, MacFaust, GRACK!, FarrFeed) and blogs regularly here at JHFARR.COM. See also → John’s Twitter profile, Amazon Author Page, video channel at YouTube, and website photos at SmugMug. To email John, please see CONTACT INFO on About page.  

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