lscThe Lost Soul Companion: A Book of Comfort and Constructive Advice for Black Sheep, Square Pegs, Struggling Artists, and Other Free Spirits
by Susan M. Brackney
(Bantam Dell, 2001)

A survival guide for “starving” artists, writers, performers-and anyone whose dreams can’t be contained by an office cubicle, The Lost Soul Companion candidly explores the darker side of creativity. Including in-depth discussion of creativity and happiness, famous lost souls such as John Kennedy Toole, depression and suicide, money management for free spirits, recipes, and much more to inspire others to realize their creative goals despite so many all-too-familiar obstacles. Audio rights available. >>Read excerpts   >>Purchase

 

nslscThe Not-So-Lost Soul Companion: More Hope, Strength, and Strategies for Artists and Artists-at-Heart
by Susan M. Brackney
(Bantam Dell, 2002)

The Not-So-Lost Soul Companion: More Hope, Strength, and Strategies for Artists and Artists-at-Heart offers practical advice for artists, musicians, actors, writers, and other creative professionals who are ready to take the next step-sharing their work with the rest of the world. Some topics covered include dealing with rejection, surviving in corporate captivity, finding artist-friendly alternatives to New York and L.A., general marketing tips, publicity pitfalls, etc. Audio rights available. >>Read excerpts   >>Purchase

 

iggThe Insatiable Gardener’s Guide: How to Grow Anything & Everything Indoors, Year ‘Round
by Susan M. Brackney
(Five Hearts Press, 2004)

From lighting and plant propagation to climate control, common indoor garden pests, and everything in between, The Insatiable Gardener’s Guide: How to Grow Anything & Everything Indoors, Year ‘Round offers beginners the information they need to create successful indoor gardens. >>Purchase

 

Plan Bplanbeeee: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Hardest-Working Creatures on the Planet
by Susan M. Brackney
(Perigee, 2009)

Whether you’re thinking of becoming a beekeeper yourself or you’d rather just admire honeybees from a distance, this whimsical guide to all things bee is filled with fascinating facts, inspiring insights, expert recipes, and all sorts of offbeat projects. >>Learn more   >>Purchase