UPDATE 12/13/2017: Photography, artwork thumbnails, and tentative story list have been posted.

Exciting news—I’m now accepting pre-orders for my 4th book!

I’m producing a collection of my best short and mid-length stories from the last five years, work which has never been published on paper—thirty in all. Each story has an artwork or photograph, which will appear with the story. That’s thirty color plates of original material. The price will be $19.95 delivered in the USA, and $27.95 international.

I’m publishing 100 copies in the first run, all of which will be sold on a pre-order basis.

All you have to do: Post a comment saying you would like a copy, and I will respond with your pre-order number and will add you to the list.

No money is needed at this time. Once I have enough orders (sometime in the March 2018 timeframe), I will let you know the money is due. You will receive your signed copy in about 2 weeks after payment. Anticipated publication date is March 2018.

If you buy two or more copies (I personalize and gift-ship), I will include 5 of my photo greeting cards in your order, a $20 value.

This printing will be limited to 125 copies, so all sales will be upfront as pre-orders. This allows me a handful of copies for promotional use. I do not plan for sales after publication.

Basic details are: 5.5” x 8.5” softcover, approximately 150 pages plus 30 color pages, 5 fiction stories / 25 non-fiction, (no poetry), professionally designed cover, perfect-bound with the best paper and glossy cover stock.

Below you’ll find the preliminary list of subject titles. I am very excited to bring this material to life! Will you support me in this project? It only works if we reach the goal of 100 pre-orders.

BOOK STORY LIST (tentative)

A Sunny Day on West Street (fiction, with photograph)

Hatsuyo’s Lasting Impression (with artwork- Hiko)

Utican (with artwork of the same name)

The Wheels of Time Grind Slowly But Fine (with artwork of the same name)

What a Deaf Cat Can Teach Us (with photograph)

This Man (with photograph)

Goodbye to a Friend (with photograph)

Memorial Day parts 1, 2, and 3 (with model photography)

“Do You Think Less of Me?” (with artwork- City)

Fork in the Road (with photograph)

Her Painted Room (with photograph)

In The Hallway (fiction, with artwork- The Shelleron)

The Cryless Class (fiction, with photograph)

The Glass Lady of Los Angeles (with photograph)

The Legacy (fiction, with photograph)

Smack That Pivot (with artwork- Wisdom)

My Kind (with photograph)

Extend (with photograph)

Hidden House (with photograph)

Fragile Life (with artwork- August No. 8)

Embrace (with artwork of the same name)

Find The Willing (with artwork- Joined)

Boy Talk (fiction, with photograph)

The Hook of Respective Longevity (with photograph)

The Family and the Empty Nester (with photograph)

Trace Renee (with photograph)

The Agreeable Man (with artwork- Medallion)

Who Carries The Show? (with artwork- The Carney)

Uncautious (with artwork of the same name)

Depression-Era Artifacts Found in a Wall (multi-part; with photographs)

Samples of images for the March 2018 book:

Photos sized

Artwork for book 3x




About Ara Hagopian's The LITERATE Show

For over thirty years, I have enjoyed drawing beautiful shapes and writing complementary stories. The imagery tends to focus on our place in the world—whomever or whatever we may be. I am influenced by Twentieth Century history—I read vintage magazines, books and letters. Inspiration comes from visualizing human achievement and personal interaction—derived from people, places and things which may be obscure, but never insignificant. My pen-and-ink THE MAGNIFICENT RECOVERY was selected by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston for their 2008 summer art auction.
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  1. Bob pease says:

    Sign me up!

    Thanks Ara.

  2. Amy Gilbert says:

    Hi Ara, Sign me up please. Hope all is well 🙂

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