Monthly Archives: April 2012

What a Bargain!

According to invise one of Amazon.com’s “resellers,” you, too, can have your own paperback copy of Painted Black for the low, low price of only $888.00!


Tacoma Tagger Lurks the Streets

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This is the Documentary I made for my Documentary Production class… Music by Justice, Mute Math and U.N.K.L.E.


Bombing Seattle


Reviews Are In!

Good things happen in twos apparently, not three, unless a third thing is still to come. Two reviews came in today that make me so giddy I’m having a hard time concentrating on any writing.

Not only did the reviewers like the book, but each includes comments that show BOTH of my goals seem to be reached:  1) entertain with a riveting story, and even more importantly, 2) make people think twice about that homeless kids they pass on the street.  Plus, Darian Wilk is offering two free copies of Painted Black in her contest.

“Disconcerting. Painted Black hits you below the belt. Street kids, hustling, poverty, drugs, child abuse … and all this happening in a developed country. We always knew they existed. Yet somehow these things have always come to be associated with the third world. This is where Painted Black scores. The characters may be fictional but the backdrop is real and their travails present us the dark side of urban America.  Kudos to author Deb Borys for weaving an edge-of-the-seat story around such sordidness. Very real characters, a fast pace, pithy dialogs”

via Amazon.com: Painted Black (9781614690061): Debra R Borys: Books.

The idea of a mystery like this is one I’ve yet to come by as a reader – someone stealing corpses for sex? But mystery aside, you cannot ignore the surreal and riveting aspect of the young homeless kids on the streets. It’s written on such a personal level, you see their young faces, doing things that only come alive in our nightmares. But that is their lives. It’s heartbreaking really, and will make anyone think twice about who the kid is hiding under the viaduct you pass.

via Book Review and Giveaway: Painted Black by Debra R. Borys ~ Darian Wilk.


Seattle Weekly’s Artopia

Seattle Weekly’s Artopia is about “Innovative Art. Emerging Talent.” PLUS, its free. Watch for it in the Georgetown neighborhood next summer. Graffiti artist featured in this video: Bald Man Watching You can view more of his work at: http://flickr.com/baldmanwatching Thanks to Pabst Blue Ribbon for donating the trailer of one of their delivery trucks to this artistic cause. Its back out making deliveries so you just might find yourself in the lane next to it… Shot for the Seattle Weekly by Laurie Pearman