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My Book of Satire Wins Finalist Award for Humor in International Book Awards

June 1st, 2018

My Book of Satire Wins Finalist Award for Humor in International Book Awards

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Contact: Sol Luckman
Email: snoozereviews@fastmail.fm
Website: www.CrowRising.com

Award-winning author receives another major recognition, this time for Humor in the 9th Annual 2018 International Book Awards!

The 9th Annual 2018 International Book Awards, sponsored by the American Book Fest, recognized Sol Luckman’s diabolically lighthearted book of satire, THE ANGEL’S DICTIONARY: A SPIRITED GLOSSARY FOR THE LITTLE DEVIL IN YOU, as an award-winning Finalist in the category of Humor in this year’s competition.

The IBA is a distinguished international book award competition based in Los Angeles and Phoenix. This year’s competition was open to titles published from 2016-18 and drew over 2,000 applicants vying for recognition in approximately 90 categories.

Jeffrey Keen, President and CEO of American Book Fest, commented that this year’s contest attracted entries from publishers and authors around the world.

Keen remarked of the awards, “The 2018 results represent a phenomenal mix of books from a wide array of publishers throughout the world. With a full publicity and marketing campaign promoting the results of IBA, this year’s winners and finalists will gain additional media coverage for the summer season.”

Keen added, “IBA’s success begins with the enthusiastic participation of authors and publishers and continues with our distinguished panel of industry judges who bring to the table their extensive editorial, PR, marketing, and design expertise.”

Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, Disney Hyperion, TarcherPerigee, Atria Books, Bear & Co./Inner Traditions, New American Library and Hachette Book Group are just some of the hundreds of national and international publishing houses who entered books in this year’s competition.

Already established as the Winner in the Humor category of the prestigious 11th Annual 2017 National Indie Excellence Awards, THE ANGEL’S DICTIONARY is a satirical lexicon for coming to terms with modern culture (or lack thereof), politics (so-called), and life (such as it is).

In its five-star review of this knee-slapping tour de force, Readers’ Favorite had this high praise: “Irreverent in its honesty and take-no-prisoners approach, THE ANGEL’S DICTIONARY: A SPIRITED GLOSSARY FOR THE LITTLE DEVIL IN YOU is an honest appraisal of words in terms of today’s sensibilities. Sol Luckman has picked up where writers like Mark Twain and Ambrose Bierce left off over a century ago, identifying new associations for words and phrases to match what they really represent today […] They say many a true word is spoken in jest, and perhaps Luckman’s humor is a well-timed wake-up call to be heeded while we still have time to ask important questions.”

Taking a page from Ambrose Bierce’s satirical masterpiece, THE DEVIL’S DICTIONARY, THE ANGEL’S DICTIONARY reinvigorates satire to prove that—though we might not be able to change the world—we can at least have a good laugh at it. Then again, maybe laughter can transform the world!

Review copies and interviews are available upon request.

Previously, Sol Luckman’s critically acclaimed spiritual adventure novel, SNOOZE: A STORY OF AWAKENING, won the 9th Annual 2015 National Indie Excellence Award for New Age Fiction. Luckman is also known for his bestselling nonfiction books, CONSCIOUS HEALING and POTENTIATE YOUR DNA, which explore the role of consciousness and DNA in personal healing and transformation.

One Brush Technique Retrospective

February 2nd, 2018

One Brush Technique Retrospective

SOL LUCKMAN

It has been a while since I’ve posted a blog having to do with my painting, so I thought I’d take this opportunity, before 2018 slips by, to share a retrospective on my artwork from 2017.

Overall, 2017 may have been my most fulfilling year as a painter. The range of my ink artwork expanded significantly as I mapped my signature One Brush Technique into some interesting new territories.

Additionally, a third ink painting of mine (from 2010) appeared on the cover of a mainstream book on shamanism, which was highly gratifying.

My full portfolio, available as prints and in a large selection of merchandise, can be viewed here. Original works can be purchased here.

Now, I invite you to enjoy this selection of 23 ink-on-paper paintings from 2017 …

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https://snooze2awaken.wordpress.com/2018/02/02/one-brush-technique-a-retrospective/

Another Painting by Pioneering Ink Painter Sol Luckman Featured on the Cover of a Mainstream Book on Shamanism

July 12th, 2017

Another Painting by Pioneering Ink Painter Sol Luckman Featured on the Cover of a Mainstream Book on Shamanism

SOL LUCKMAN

Having played around with watercolors for years, I started painting seriously with inks in 2010. Since then my portfolio has expanded from a mere handful of pieces to over 250 works on paper and canvas.

Several years ago, Destiny Books asked for permission to use one of my ink-on-paper paintings on the cover of Itzhak Beery’s THE GIFT OF SHAMANISM.

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https://snooze2awaken.wordpress.com/2017/07/11/another-painting-by-pioneering-ink-painter-sol-luckman-featured-on-the-cover-of-a-mainstream-book-on-shamanism/

My New Book of Humor and Satire Wins 2017 National Indie Excellence Award

May 23rd, 2017

My New Book of Humor and Satire Wins 2017 National Indie Excellence Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Sol Luckman
Email: snoozereviews@fastmail.fm
Website: www.CrowRising.com

Award-winning novelist receives major recognition as a humorist from the 11th Annual 2017 National Indie Excellence Awards!

The 11th Annual 2017 National Indie Excellence Awards recognized Sol Luckman’s wickedly lighthearted book of satire, THE ANGEL’S DICTIONARY: A SPIRITED GLOSSARY FOR THE LITTLE DEVIL IN YOU, as the winner in the category of Humor in this year’s competition.

This prestigious national award, based in Los Angeles, is open to all English language books in print from small, medium, university, independent and self-publishers.

The National Indie Excellence Awards (www.indieexcellence.com) exist to help establish independent publishing as a strong and proud facet of the publishing industry. Recognizing authors that put their heart and soul into their work, the NIEA is proud to be a champion of self-publishers and small and independent presses that go the extra mile to produce books of excellence in every aspect. Awarded since 2007, the NIEA competition is judged by independent experts from all aspects of the indie book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers, and professional copywriters.

Winners are determined based on “overall excellence of presentation in addition to the writing.” THE ANGEL’S DICTIONARY is a satirical lexicon for coming to terms with modern culture (or lack thereof), politics (so-called), and life (such as it is).

Taking a page from Ambrose Bierce’s satirical masterpiece, THE DEVIL’S DICTIONARY, THE ANGEL’S DICTIONARY reinvigorates satire to prove that—though we might not be able to change the world—we can at least have a good laugh at it. Then again, maybe laughter can transform the world!

Review copies and interviews are available upon request.

Previously, Sol Luckman’s critically acclaimed spiritual adventure novel, SNOOZE: A STORY OF AWAKENING, won the 9th Annual 2015 National Indie Excellence Award for New Age Fiction. Luckman is also known for his bestselling nonfiction books, CONSCIOUS HEALING and POTENTIATE YOUR DNA, which explore the role of consciousness and DNA in personal healing and transformation.

A Rare Artistic Trifecta

December 2nd, 2012

A Rare Artistic Trifecta

SOL LUCKMAN

trifecta: a variation of the perfecta in which a bettor wins by selecting the first three finishers of a race in the correct order of finish (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)

Wow. I just learned that three of my paintings done during a particularly prolific stretch in the summer of 2012 recently achieved a rare trifecta!

In Noenga Artist Community's October peer voting contest, my ink-on-paper painting BORREGO BADLANDS won 1st Place for Technique. Being my first 1st Place finish on Noenga, an international website featuring some really gifted artists, this would have been quite gratifying by itself.

Photography Prints

But then, I also learned that another of my pieces, TUFAS IN THE MIST, placed 2nd in Technique as well.

Photography Prints

And to top it all off, completing my artistic trifecta, my painting MOJAVE DAWN placed 3rd in Technique!

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I really appreciate everyone who voted for my work.

Thanks so much for reading this update!