'The Transitive Nightfall of Diamonds' Poetry Collection is Released

Northridge, Calif.

After divorcing his wife of 13 years, author Fred Schrott became angry at the world. His therapist suggested he try journaling his thoughts, but Schrott took a different approach and began writing offbeat poetry.

His new poetry collection, "The Transitive Nightfall of Diamonds: A Collection of Bad-Boy Poetry and Other Assorted Fish Tales" (published by iUniverse), unleashes Schrott's inner bad boy, who is not afraid to show his dry humor and inner demons on the page.

Schrott defines his "bad-boy poetry" and songs as unconventional and almost psychedelic. He gets most of his inspiration from catch phrases, which he hears on television or the radio and immediately writes down. He later builds his poems and songs around them.

The poems reflect the inner workings of Schrott's mind as he dealt with divorce, mental illness, a mid-life crisis and recovery. He touches on themes of anger, depression, youth and lust, all mixed with a twist of humor and wit. Though often personal, Schrott believes there is something for everyone within his book.

"The Transitive Nightfall of Diamonds"
By Fred Schrott
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 300 pages | ISBN 9781491739181
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 300 pages | ISBN 9781491739167
E-Book | 300 pages | ISBN 9781491739174
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Fred Schrott, a former surveillance investigator and currently a first-time entrepreneur, has a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Sonoma State University where he also played baseball. He has recently completed his first screenplay entitled, "Working Class Hero." He presently resides in Northridge, California and his two children live near Austin, Texas, with his ex-wife.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, LLC, self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on BarnesandNoble.com. iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader's Choice, Rising Star and Editor's Choice designations-self-publishing's only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit iuniverse.com or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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