Frequently Bothered and Bewildered
Is your brain aching with the complexity of it all? Confused? You won't be... after this week's episode of Bothered and Bewildered, wherein I will answer all questions, starting with the obvious one...
...or in other words, what on earth am I (Alice) playing at?
It's so much more fun this way! I tried the conventional publishing route but I got sick of the endless wibble about "mainstream" and "commercial" and "too quirky". Sod all that, said I. Yah boo to that. I'll publish the damn thing myself. This way, I get to be in charge. I don't have to pretend to be anything I'm not, or get all of a pother because I haven't sold sixty-squillion copies. It's heaven.
The Book Itself
Can I have a copy of the cover, for my review / article / blog post / whatever?
Of course. Use this one, or scroll down to the bottom of this page for larger versions:
What is Dance Your Way to Psychic Sex about?
It's a novel about a magician, who specialises in reading minds, and whose friends get caught up in a New Age cult called Psychic Dancing. You can read a longer description and some extracts here.
What is the book's ISBN?
Who is responsible for that amazing cover?
It was designed by Lucy Pepper, using an illustration by Francis Blake - who has also done some line drawings for the chapter headings, and a hand-drawn font for this site. They are two shockingly lovely and talented people. I'm lucky to know them.
Who built this site?
Ah, well. [cough] That was me. I don't really know what I'm doing though, hence general hand-knittedness. Luckily I had a specially-commissioned hand-drawn font done by the lovely Francis Blake, to help me.
Buying Dance Your Way to Psychic Sex
How do I buy it?
The special-edition hardback sold out within weeks of going on sale, but there is now a second-edition paperback available on Lulu, here.
All About Alice
Who or what is Chutzpah Publishing?
My publishing company! Created specially for this project. The idea of using a word that meant "cheeky" made me giggle. You pronounce it with a guttural "ch", and the "utz" part rhymes with "shuts", not "puts". Unless you're from Rochdale, in which case it rhymes with both.
"This book is magic. You can feel it; pulsing from the prose; pushing from the page; penetrating your psyche. Read it. You know you want to." - Debi Alper