2nd Edition Now Available

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I released Painted Black, edition 2 in early March. The content is the same, so don’t feel you have to run out to buy a new copy to compare text, but it has a new cover. Let me know what you think!

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An Oh-My-Bookness 4-star review

4 star review

It’s nice to know that even after being published for over three years, Painted Black is still getting excellent reviews.  Here’s a little bit of what Brittany Perez from Oh My Bookness has to say about it.  If you want to read her whole review, she’s posted it several places, including here at at book review blog.

Here is the thing about Painted Black author Debra R. Borys, she treats her characters as if they were there standing right in front of you hearing their story for the first time. … Fiction does not mean we have to lose the realistic qualities, show them as one dimensional beings … Debra R. Borys makes us remember even if it’s fiction or another story on streets, we’re reading a story about people, and real issues.
 

L.A. Graffiti Artist Humanizes Homeless People By Painting Their Dreams

SkidRobotThose who say graffiti doesn’t accomplish much haven’t seen the work of Skid Robot, an anonymous street artist in Los Angeles who uses his medium to draw attention to the homeless — a population he laments is so often overlooked.

“I try to get to know some of these people

and give them an open ear and heart.”

Skid Robot humanizes the homeless by incorporating them into his art, creating scenes in which the subjects aren’t just a faceless person, down on their luck. Instead, he highlights their struggle by juxtaposing them with spray painted versions of their needs, wants and dreams.

via L.A. Graffiti Artist Humanizes Homeless People By Painting Their Dreams.


The Molar Express

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Colourdoomed Tooth for a tooth

The start of a brand new year and the start of some brand new street art popping up on the city’s walls.

Here local artist Colourdoomed has paid a visit to an area of Cardiff that borders Roath, Adamsdown and Splott. (Is this officially Adamsdown?)

Sandwiched between Newport Road and Clifton Street Colourdoomed has painted numerous teeth on this bricked building on Four Elms Road.

Colourdoomed Tooth for a tooth

Colourdoomed Tooth for a tooth

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Colourdoomed Tooth for a tooth

Deliciously detailed in his traditional style these teeth are a fangtastic addition to the urban area – with four of them spread across the wall.

Colourdoomed Tooth for a tooth

Colourdoomed Tooth for a tooth

Colourdoomed Tooth for a tooth

Colourdoomed Tooth for a tooth

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AskDavid.com Features the Street Stories books

AskDavid.com has compiled all the links related to Painted Black (Street Stories Book 1) and gives you an opportunity to submit your review of the book right from their site. Bend Me, Shape Me (Street Stories Book 2) can also be found there.

boxofraincover-smallI’ll be adding Box of Rain to their list on December 15 when it releases, but in the meantime, if you want to pre-order the ebook, you can find it here.