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The Found Diary of Avery Alexander Myer” held my attention, and kept me interested and puzzled all the way to its surprise ending.”

“…fascinating storyline…”

“…a special feel for writing in ways that stimulate the sensorium and its relation to memory.”

“…a distinctive writing voice: very 21st Century in some ways, but with a 19th Century sense of self-possession and attention to detail.”

“…contemporary; and yet there are aspects to the narrative that are so strongly allegorical… it’s almost medieval.”

“…a very physical and sensory narrative…”

(taken from Jean Vengua’s interview with the author. You can read the entire interview here.)

Promo image.  Illustration ©Michael Fink

Promo image. Illustration ©Michael Fink

Promo text. ©Michael Fink

Promo text. ©Michael Fink

I am looking for a publisher (or an agent) for my novel The Found Diary of Avery Alexander Myer. I envision the story as an illustrated novel, perhaps not unlike The Tattooed Map by Barbara Hodgson.

That said, I am also seeking an illustrator. I am willing to pay for the service. You need to be able to sketch in a realistic pen and ink style. Most illustrations will be thumbnail and margin types, with perhaps two or three larger pieces.

Illustrator found! I am pleased to announce a collaboration with Gromyko Semper, a Surrealist (among other things) hailing from the Philippines. I am quite excited about this and will keep this site up to date on our progress.

Each chapter in the story represents a single entry in a mysterious and increasingly bizarre diary. There are 107 Entries in all; about 48,000 words. Below you will find the first three Entries. Note that the “typos” are deliberate and reflect Avery’s occasionally chaotic writing style.

If you would like more information, please drop a comment here.

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