Author Archive for bedazzledink

Three things . . .

Three things . . . because, according to Sandra Moran, there are always three. One . . . Sandra Moran’s career as an author was meteoric, yet her impact on the literary landscape was immediate. It’s hard to believe her…

Introducing GusGus . . . Press

Since 2015 has been the year of change for Bedazzled Ink, I thought it would be the perfect time to indulge in a dream I’ve had since college. I’ve always loved books produced by small presses–chapbooks, poetry books, broadsides–many printed…

Change Is In the Air

Like most businesses, Bedazzled Ink has a mission statement and long term goals. One of these goals was to get a major national book distributor so we can reach as large a readership as possible for our books. The good…

A Treasure Trove

  I was trawling Google for a good explanation of a mundane editing issue and stumbled upon a treasure trove of wonders. The Paris Review has posted nearly all of their interviews of authors from the 1950s to the present…

The Rest is Silence . . . Or Is It?

“The rest is silence” is perhaps the most famous of the famous last words uttered by a fictional character, but the rest wasn’t silent because Horatio and Prince Fortinbras kept talking after Hamlet died. I’ve always found that kind of…

Winter Solstice Musing

It’s the shortest day of the year or the longest night–however you wish to look at it. It’s the day where we experience and celebrate an extreme in nature. An extreme that is also the beginning of hope, that each…

In the Spirit of Things

Serendipity is so much a part of Bedazzled Ink that it’s a part of our business plan. So we weren’t surprised to discover that the two books we published in August both deal with the spiritual in some way. The…

The Submission Game

Bedazzled Ink has dabbled on and off through the years with allowing unsolicited submissions. We’ve never had much luck with the process and so we’ve mostly relied on serendipity to acquire books. Amazingly enough, serendipity has worked very well for…

Mothers and Daughters

Back when we published our zine, Khimairal Ink, we’d get a bunch of submissions and sort through them and select the best ones for the next issue. We focused on things like was it a good story and was it…