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Open Wounds, Secret Obsessions free pdf This remarkable collection of 14 short stories introduces a powerful new voice in literary fiction. In each of these compelling narratives, Canadian author Linda Joyce Ott creates a deceptively smooth surface where ogres and monsters lurk below. Her characters mysteriously pass from normalcy into serious obsession, if not madness, and the reader is never quite able to say when this happens. Linda's special talent for writing instinctively with enormous gut-feeling gives these poignant stories their amazing power. Her refined sense of understatement, direct style, and a keen eye for the telling detail combine to reveal complete worlds of inner turmoil. Vivid descriptions reveal an author who is observant, savvy, and possesses a wicked sense of humour. Linda Joyce Ott tells a good story with dazzling simplicity. You will delight in discovering this unique voice in these emotionally intense stories.

About Linda Joyce Ott

Linda Joyce Ott is a writer and a multidisciplinary artist - working in photography, painting, collage and assemblage. Linda lives in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada - halfway between Toronto and Niagara Falls - with her husband, Gunter, and two cats, Scampi and Squeak. "The Naked Law" is her first novel. Her collection of short stories, "Open Wounds, Secret Obsessions," was published in 2013. Linda honed her creative writing over the course of a successful career as a writer, editor and communications consultant. She earned a Certificate in Creative Writing from The Humber School for Writers. Her mentor was Paul Quarrington. Linda also took part in a summer workshop with Isabel Huggan at The Humber School for Writers. Linda has published four photo portfolios through Magcloud.com: "Hard Core: Hornby Island Rocks-" "Mexico Obscura-" "The Earth Laughs in Flowers-" and "Auto Parts." Linda's art has been exhibited in solo and group shows in Hamilton, Toronto and Alberta, including Index G, the Toronto Outdoors Art Exhibition, Hugh's Room and Visual Arts Ontario. Her photographs have been published in Art Focus, Photo Life, and Camera Canada magazines, and in The Hamilton Spectator. Linda received Ontario Arts Council exhibition assistance grants for solo exhibitions at Gallery4, Hamilton Public Library: "Urban Fresh," photographic impressions of the Steel City's natural environment (2013) and "The Earth Laughs in Flowers" (2012). In 2011 "Auto Parts," her photo portfolio of details from classic cars, was nominated for a Hamilton Literary Award. In 2010 she was nominated for a Hamilton Tourism Award for her chrysanthemum photo calendar. In 2010 Linda received an Ontario Arts Council International Residency Grant for a juried, month-long residency at the Vermont Studio Center. In 2007 she was juried into a two-week creative residency program at the Prairie North Creative Residency, Grand Prairie Regional College, in Alberta. Between 2003 and 2006 Linda participated in eight, week-long intensive painting workshops facilitated by artist Harold Klunder in Ontario and Quebec. Over the years Linda has completed numerous art and photography workshops at Central Technical School, Ontario College of Art and Design, Ryerson Polytechnic University, and Mohawk College To see her art and photography, visit her website at www.lindajoyceott.com or her blog at www.optimismofcolor.com"

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Author : Linda Joyce Ott
Publisher : Gunlin
Data Published : 09 June 2013
ISBN : 0986583642
EAN : 9780986583643
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 116 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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