Susie Duncan Sexton's MISUNDERSTOOD GARGOYLES & OVERRATED ANGELS Set for Release Today
Susie Duncan Sexton's second essay collection of provocative, funny, and heartwarming/heartbreaking observations will be released today, October 31.
Entitled Misunderstood Gargoyles & Overrated Angels, this volume celebrates the underdogs and the unappreciated among us... and sets its sights on the hypocritical and the hyped among us as well. Through the context of a life fully lived-with an affinity for the arts, an aversion to small-mindedness, and a passion for all creatures great and small-Susie weaves a rich tapestry of punditry and advocacy.
The book's wide-ranging topics include: the joys (and challenges) of attending public schools in the 1950s and 1960s; the plight of animals in the fast-moving disposable culture of today; the conflicting forces of organized religion and faith, then and now; the social impacts of diverse pop culture icons like Little Lulu and Shirley Jones, Russell Crowe and Ricky Gervais; living as a feminist and a vegan in a traditionally politically "red" state; critiques of new film classics like War Horse and Les Miserables; the impact of Blue Bell (Wrangler Jeans) manufacturing on her hometown Columbia City; the sometimes fun and sometimes invasive ways technology has transformed our daily lives; and much more. Duncan Sexton weaves hundreds of local personalities throughout her work, celebrating the joyous diversity that can exist among residents in a small town. Video of Duncan Sexton reading from the book can be found here (courtesy Richard Reeves).
Duncan Sexton, a graduate of Ball State University, currently writes monthly columns "Old Type Writer" for a popular local blog Talk of the Town and "Homeward Angle" for the Columbia City Post and Mail newspaper. She has been a frequent contributor to the literary journal "Moronic Ox," and her poetry was selected by poet Charles Michael Madigan and by Wayne State professor M.L. Liebler to be featured in "Poetic Resonance Imaging: Behind the Door." She also has been featured in Our USA, Writing Raw, Where Writers Write, and InD'tale magazines. Her first book Secrets of an Old Typewriter is currently available as a paperback (as well as download formats) at www.open-bks.com, www.amazon.com, and www.susieduncansexton.com. The follow-up Misunderstood Gargoyles & Overrated Angels will be released October 31.
Duncan Sexton will be appearing in Fort Wayne, Indiana on November 9 as part of the Allen County Public Library's 2013 Author Fair from noon to 4 pm More info can be found at www.acpl.lib.in.us. She will also present at an author event on November 17 at 2 pm at the Whitley County Historical Museum in Columbia City, Indiana: www.whitleymuseum.com.