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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Feeling like a Fiscal Fiasco

The clip atop this entry is from the movie, Bye Bye Birdie, and it should've been what I posted yesterday (Tuesday June 12th) since that was the day for another segment of my Tuesday's Truths series!

However, I was unable to post on Blogger yesterday as I was preoccupied with a "dress rehearsal" for an upcoming presentation that I will be making. But, as I've announced in a prior entry here on Blogger, my publishing posts with the regularity, which has been my custom, had to be scaled back due to a variety of circumstances, this upcoming presentation is one of them.

The reason I mention that I should've posted this clip in my Tuesday's Truth series is because the truth is that I'm feeling like a "fiscal fiasco!" This was apparently also the case with one of the movie's lead characters, Albert (played by Dick Van Dyke).

Albert was labeled a "fiscal fiasco" by his accountant and he agreed.  Moreover, Albert was mortified that he hadn't sold any songs (which he'd composed) in six years.

Unfortunately, I relate to that. I've poured all my available monies into dental procedures (literally putting my money where my mouth is) and am not at a point of any making profit (and have invested quite a bit) on my Words In Our Beak book series. At this point, I hope I can hang on to my home!

In any event, hopefully my presentation, scheduled to take place this coming Tuesday, June 19th, will  be the beginning of something that can change my circumstances.

It will be given to a group of seventy-five boys at a prep school. Their ages will range from first through fifth grade and the content of what I'm presenting will be based on the birds featured within volumes one and two of Words In Our Beak (pictured below) as well as on the birds that are on deck to be included in volume three (which will hopefully be released in September).


As many of you know, the narrator of these books is Cam, a female cardinal who can be seen on the cover of both books as well as in the next image.


Cam will be the first bird that I discuss in my presentation. The other birds being discussed will be featured in order of how they appeared in my rooftop garden.

I have produced a mini poster (a sample can be seen below) that shows all the bird types included in my discussion. I plan to give to each of the boys a copy of the poster.


At the dress rehearsal, I was pleased to see how good these pictures look on a big screen. This gives me reason to believe that I may have a future beyond this assignment. However, as of this posting, my expenses out weigh the fee that I'm being paid, but I am hopeful that this event will lead to more bookings at other schools; or facilities such as camps, bird conservatories, clubs, recreation centers, as well as senior centers.

Please message me on Facebook (either via my author page or my personal page) if you know of someone who might be interested. Meanwhile, when time permits, I'll do my best to keep you posted on my progress with this endeavor. Thanks for your support, dear reader!


 Hardcover versions of Volume One, Two and Three can be found wherever books are sold.

Please click here to go to my blog post that provides details as to where you can get these books. Additionally, I have rendered some images from these books into other formats and they are available via Fine Art America (FAA). Some of my other photographs (Black & White CollectionKaleidoscopic Images and the famous Mandarin duck who visited NYC) can also be found on my FAA pages.


When the third volume of the hard-cover version of Words In Our Beak was released, I withdrew from promoting my former versions of Words In Our Beak. 

The very first one is an iBook and went into Apple's book store in 2015.

This was followed by an ePub version...

... that is available on Amazon and was also published in 2015.

Subsequently, Words In Our Beak's digital versions were published as a soft-cover book (with slight variations) by MagCloud in 2017.

Its press release can be read by clicking here.  

Now with the release of BIRD TALES....

... I've been advised to make mention of my early versions of volume one of Words In Our Beak, they do vary ever so slightly in content from the hard-cover version of volume one.

As of this addendum, I do not intend to create digital or soft-cover versions of Words In Our Beak Volume Two or Words In Our Beak Volume Three.

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