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Sunday, February 08, 2009
  Art's the thing
Mario here:

The reviews for JailBait Zombie are starting to come in.

Check out Fresh Fiction.

Biting-Edge expat, Marta Acosta is running an interview of me along with a contest to win cool stuff. Starts Monday and runs all week. Go to Vampire Wire.

I'm heads down in rewrite mode for book 5. It's vampires versus werewolves.

But I had to take time off from the computer to attend the Dine & D'Art fundraiser for the 35th anniversary of Artsreach. The event was held in the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and this is the view of the art exhibition.


I was invited because I had donated a painting. I chose a strong piece and good thing that I did because there was a lot of amazing stuff. (Didn't want to embarrass myself) This work, Drinks: Detail of the Satire Lounge, was the last of my daytime neon urban landscapes before I switched to a looser style and night portrayals. Here is the lovely Denise, one of the volunteers, posing alongside.


My favorite artwork was How 'bout another slice by Douglas Rouse. Seen here with two of the beautiful people at the party, fellow artist (and champion bodybuilder) Chris Schrank and his spunky date, Nicole.


In case you haven't heard, the publishing world is in the throes of nail-biting anguish. And not just because of the recession but also because of the impact of the Internet on publishing. Here's an article about the possibility of Amazon Kindle linking to your cell phone.

On the subject of the recession, here's another victim, the really cool Cheesecake and Crime mystery bookstore in Henderson, NV.
 
Comments:
Mar,
Your paintings are amazingly amazing!
 
Wow! didn't know you were an artist too. That's amazing!
 
Oh yeah, Mars is fab-oo
 
Yes, I know.
I'm in love with him!
 
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