Monday, June 20, 2011

Dowsing and Science Now Available

Good things take time, but they do happen.

With that in mind I am pleased to announce the publication of my essay collection Dowsing and Science by Texas Review Press, which the Huffington Post has called one of the United States' "top fifteen feisty small presses." Individual essays in the book have appeared in publications including Amarillo Bay, American Arts Quarterly, Barcelona Review, Boulevard, Chelsea, Connecticut Review, In These Times, Laurel Review, Pleiades and Texas Review.

The author's work, though, makes up only part of a book.

The striking cover, shown above, features a photograph of a work by James Reynolds, incorporated into a larger cover design by Nancy Parsons of Graphic Design Group.

I am also grateful that three distinguished writers, Richard Burgin, Wayne Miller and Eric Miles Williamson, offered generous comments for the cover. Future posts will include what they have to say, as well as some background on Texas Review Press.

While Dowsing and Science will soon be available from online sellers across North America, Europe, Africa, Oceania and Asia, it can now be purchased from one particularly well-known merchant based in the United States.


Sue Guiney said...

The well-known bookseller is saying 3-5 week delivery so I got it sent to the Vineyard where I'll be then. They really are rubbish - took months to sort out availability of my book. But at least it's bought!

J.D. Smith said...

The well-known bookseller now seems to have copies in stock.

More importantly, thank you for taking a chance on the book. I'll refund your money if you don't like it.

I will also have to study your post on selling books at

J.D. Smith said...

Let's go for the permalink of your post, which is at