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Perjury & Prose

Former artist Auden Jones lucked into a pretty good life.

People actually pay her to talk.

Ten years ago a bloody accident stole her hand, her husband, and most of her memories, but she's managed to find the one career on earth where her symptoms are a plus. On stage the rude truths flying from her mouth are witty epigraphs, clever segues into the philosophy she invented while re-learning her legs, lips, and the English language.

Auden is a little worried someone might discover her drawn-out disaster of a personal life... right up until she decides perjury is the only way to protect the sister who hates her... and a reporter starts poking around in the toxic ashes of their past.

Then she's a lot worried. Because if her secret "hobby" should become public knowledge, Auden knows she'll lose everything she's been working to build.

Still, she lived through a trauma that should have killed her and Auden supposes she'll survive this, too. It would just be so much easier to handle losing everything if she wasn't losing her best friend at the same time- and kicking herself for refusing all he offered.


A Few Faves

In Perjury & Prose, the main character is an author who speaks at self-help seminars. In my end-of-the-book acknowledgements, I listed a few books- from a variety of genres- which I've found especially inspiring over the years, and thought I'd include those here, as well. Any of the titles below are worth reading if you're interested in being a happier human being.

  • "The Tao of Pooh" by Benjamin Hoff.
  • "Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah" a novel by Richard Bach.
  • Anything by Harville Hendrix, PhD, especially "Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples".
  • Anything by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish. EVERYONE on the planet should read "How to Talk so Kids will Listen and Listen so Kids will Talk", whether or not they have children! "Siblings Without Rivalry" is why my children still willingly speak to one another, and not just on holidays!
  • "The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success" by Deepak Chopra.
  • "The Difficult Child" by Stanley Turecki. Again, not just for parents.

A big thank-you to all the authors above!

A Gift from Auden

In Perjury & Prose, Auden, the main character, is an author and speaker. The flowery sign above is a saying from one of her talks. On stage she mentions having a bumper stick on her car with this saying, which I've put here as a fun facebook-pinterest-type graphic. Feel free to steal it- maybe we can start an Arlo-type movement and traffic jams will become a thing of the past.