About the Author

Carla M. Swinke
Blurbarian Since September 2009
Name Carla M. Swinke
My Web Site http://lizardlounge.webnode.com/
Location Joliet, IL USA
Gender Female
My Occupation Artist and Author
My Bio A self-taught artist and author from Chicago with no set style. The author is currently attending the Art Institute for graphic design. In addition to art and poetry, she currently working on her first novel.

Things I Don't Mind The World Knowing

Spoiler alert: I'm thinking my next book will be about...
Earthbound: A supernatural mystery and thriller.

Also poetry and photo books to come...
Everyone needs to know about these authors and artists...
Many people and events in life have influenced my work. Frida Kahlo is one of my favorite artists. Picasso, Botticelli, Pollock, Goya, Van Gogh, Modigliani, Matisse are just a few other influences and artists I enjoy. All Artists are some type of influence. I love to learn about new artists and explore the masters as well as modern/contemporary artists.
This book is addictive. Read it. (At your own risk.)
In addition to my art, I began writing poetry around the age of 13. I have since been dabbling in short stories, potential novels, 1 currently in progress, as well as screen treatments and potential screenplays. I have many influences in writing. Anne Rice, Rimbaud, Jim Morrison, and Edgar Allen Poe are just a few. This list could go on for miles!