JC Crumpton- Author
JC Crumpton- author
JC Crumpton earned his undergraduate degree in English with a Creative Writing Emphasis from the University of Arkansas. He worked for the Morning News of Northwest Arkansas for seven years, and his short work has appeared in several journals, including the Penwood Review, Violet Windows, and Saddlebag Dispatches. His work is also available in anthologies from Pro Se Press and Bride of Chaos publishing. Silence in the Garden, his debut novel, will be out in May 2017 from Fleet Press an imprint of Oghma Creative Media. His novella Field of Strong Men can be downloaded from Amazon and was nominated for a Western Writers of America 2016 Spur Award. He currently lives in Northwest Arkansas with his wife and son.
What You now hold in your hands is more than just a book. It is the realization of a concept of a brilliant creative mind that recognized certain things in himself, dark things. Things he thought he might not overcome. He conceived this idea, partly in jest, but more in earnest desire. A book focused on creative souls who experience depression and struggle with horrors that they exorcise by putting them to paper, but just can’t always let go of that way. He wanted there to be a book out there for creatives (and others who might benefit) by creatives to address the struggles so many endure and to offer ways to cope, to deal, and to move on. To overcome.
He had one proviso. In case he didn’t beat back his own demons, he didn’t want the book full of stories about him or his life. And we honored that request, in all but the introduction.
Logan L. Masterson lost his battle with what plagued him on March 29, 2016. And this book, his idea, is now a reality, to help bring to light the issues creative souls do endure, many similar to anyone else, some unique to our own little family. All proceeds from this book will go to a variety of charities, local as well as state and national, to promote suicide intervention and prevention as well as to assist with working through and surviving depression, with a focus being on those who are artists, writers, performers, etc. affected by this.
In these pages, You will find souls torn open for Your reading. Hearts shattered so You can see the pieces we work with, what fires us to take each step every day. And words of hope blooming out of fountains of despair. Please, read, take from it what you will, and if the possibility is there, share this book with others until the cover is falling off.