Monday, December 10, 2012

News -- Bohemia Featured in Beatles Magazine

Check out the December 10th issue of Beatles Magazine, which features a spotlight look at Veronika Carnaby's Bohemia. The magazine, as stated in their introductory description, reaches a worldwide readership of "over 7 million" with their daily stream of updates relating to The Fab Four. Within the feature, the author explains the role that The Beatles played in the creation of the book and an interesting turn of events involving Sir Paul McCartney months before the novel's publication.

Visit the the Beatles Magazine web page or Facebook page to read the feature along with a personal note from Veronika Carnaby herself.



Saturday, December 1, 2012

Veronika Carnaby and Steven Van Zandt Talk Beat Authors

Check out Veronika's recent Twitter exchange with Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band's own Little Stevie Van Zandt, where they discuss Beat authors Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Allen Ginsberg, San Francisco bookstore City Lights, and Ginsberg's Howl poetry. The conversation was sparked after Van Zandt's performance dedication to Ferlinghetti: "I'm dedicating this show to Lawrence Ferlinghetti, a man who taught us all...."

Read their brief commentary below!


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

News -- Bohemia Holiday Spread Available

This winter season, shower yourself and your loved ones in holiday bliss with Bohemia. Order Veronika Carnaby's hit debut novel as a gift through Amazon today to have it specially wrapped in high quality "coordinating papers, boxes, bags and ribbon" and ready to place underneath the Christmas tree, inside a stocking, or in a good friend's grasp. In addition, customers have the option to attach a free personal gift note.

Order at your local Amazon site and treat yourself to the ultimate holiday gift that has garnered rave reviews and international attention from readers and critics alike. Click HERE for more information on Amazon's gift-wrapping services.


Available worldwide on Amazon

Don't miss out on Carnaby's thrilling new read for the modern beatnik, in which she provides a wild, unrestrained account of '60s counterculture youth bursting out of their creative shells. Influenced by the works of Beat writers and poets, the story takes place during 1960 and chronicles a group of bohemian twenty-somethings who defy the "ideals" of a mid-twentieth century society to seek creative fulfillment. More than anything, the author's spontaneous narrative and equally as impulsive characters brilliantly reflect the rebellious nature of art.

"What's different about this book is its stylistic approach,"  the author expressed in a recent statement. "I like to consider it offbeat, avant garde. The plot wasn't written in a traditional manner, but rather in a spontaneous burst over a short period. If you take a liking to the authors of the Beat movement, you'll enjoy Bohemia."

The book includes a cover quote from notable jazz musician and composer, Archie Shepp.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

News -- Bohemia Finds Mention on Bruce Springsteen News & Bon Jovi Romania

Over the past week, Bohemia has found a spot on the Bruce Springsteen News Facebook page, one of the largest and most prominent news pages for Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band. Based in Denmark and boasting over 15,000 fans, the page recently discussed Bohemia's relation to Springsteen's hometown, Asbury Park, the New Jersey music scene, and how the story can help those afflicted by the damage of Hurricane Sandy. Similarly, the Romanian fan base of fellow New Jersey natives, Bon Jovi, have also fondly referenced the book, deeming it an "interesting read".



Bohemia is available worldwide on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle formats. Check your local bookstore or Amazon site to get your copy of Carnaby's acclaimed novel today!

Friday, November 2, 2012

News -- Vintage Giant, Glamour Daze, Features Bohemia & Limited Edition Flyer

The online vintage fashion and beauty archive, Glamour Daze, has featured thoughts on Veronika Carnaby's Bohemia, in addition to a limited edition flyer that's been making the rounds in several physical and digital locations. As stated on their official website, Bohemia "sounds like Bohemia by Veronika Carnaby is right up the street of Glamourdaze readers."



Glamour Daze "celebrates women's fashions and make-up styles from Edwardian to the late 1960's", building a presence and fan base on their official website, Facebook, and YouTube.

 

Click HERE to read Glamour Daze's review in full.

News -- Veronika Carnaby Interview with Just One More Chapter

In Veronika Carnaby's latest interview, the author discusses Bohemia and more about her writing process.
Jack Kerouac’s On the Road was the first that truly peeled me eyes to the craft of storytelling. That’s not to say that others I’d read weren’t just as great, but after reading Kerouac’s best, it helped me see all the other works in a different light.


Visit Just One More Chapter to read the entire interview transcript.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

News -- Limited Edition Bohemia Flyers Appear in Australian Record Store, Jelly Sounds

Limited edition flyers advertising Bohemia are popping up all over the world, including Australia's finest record store, Jelly Sounds. Dubbed as having "the world's largest selection of vinyl records", the shop boasts a dedicated fan base to their online stock.

Extending throughout Australia, New Zealand, the US, the UK, Canada, and more, Jelly Sounds followers recently got a taste of Veronika Carnaby's debut novel through an announcement on the store's official Facebook page. This proves to be one among many more appearances to come.

If you've spotted the flyer in your neck of the woods firsthand, send us a message and we'll post the photo to Veronika Carnaby's Facebook and Twitter, as well as the front page of her official website.

For more information about Jelly Sounds, visit http://www.jellysounds.com.au


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

News -- Veronika Carnaby Interviewed on Shah Warton's WordsinSync & the Bibliophilic Book Blog

Check out Veronika's latest interviews with Shah Warton's WordsinSync and the Bibliophilic Book Blog, where she provides insights on her latest work!

"Discipline is something that all writers need to possess. Imagine sitting in an empty hotel room at noon on a Wednesday. You could do anything you wanted, free as a bird, but you need that discipline to anchor you down and write."


Read the entire interview on Shah Warton's WordsinSync and the Bibliographic Book Blog, respectively.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

News -- Read in a Single Setting Talks to Veronika Carnaby

Don't miss Veronika Carnaby's latest interview with Read in a Single Setting, where the author sheds light on her writing process and shares her opinion on the literary market of the past, present, and future.



“Whenever a writer introduces the public to a new concept or technique, the audience immediately defaults to a negative reaction. They only come to accept it with the passing of time,” says Veronika Carnaby, author of Bohemia, a novel that chronicles the lives of a group of mid-century twenty-somethings seeking creative fulfilment.
Read the entire interview here: http://www.readinasinglesitting.com/2012/10/20/veronik-carnaby-audiences-are-wary-of-new-concepts-and-techniques-in-fiction/

Friday, October 19, 2012

News -- Veronika Carnaby Interview and Favorable Review of Bohemia Featured on Read, Rate & Review

Jaime Neally of Read, Rate, & Review recently conducted an interview with Veronika Carnaby, where they discussed her new book, Bohemia. Accompanying the interview is a favorable review of the novel, in which Neally recaps "the adventures of a twenty-something and all the experiences she goes through at this young age".

Read both the REVIEW [SPOILER ALERT] and the INTERVIEW, now running live on the magazine's website.


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

News - Read Bohemia Excerpt on Book Reviews by Dee

Read a brief excerpt from Bohemia published in Book Reviews by Dee, along with some background information on the novel and author Veronika Carnaby.

"I took to the heart of the town by foot, passing by the shingled buildings, wooden cross bridges, and soggy, leaf-adorned porches of New England. I just loved experiencing the newness, tasting a wacky flavor, bursting with the spirit of suburbia, indulging in the evening sunsets, blooming pine trees, and piles of dried-up grass, something which just wasn’t readily disposable in the city. I made my way down Main Street, the area of Nashua that pulsated with small town energy more than anywhere else."

Visit Book Reviews by Dee to read the entire excerpt.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

News -- Bohemia Finds Mention on Ed Sullivan Show, Jenn's Review Blog

In the last month, readers have tracked down Bohemia mentions in at least two sources: the Ed Sullivan Show official Twitter account and Jenn's Review Blog.


Have you spotted a Bohemia mention anywhere? If so, send us a message HERE or post on Veronika Carnaby's Facebook wall to bring it to our attention and have it posted on the front page!

News -- Little Library Muse Talks to Veronika Carnaby

Extra! Extra! Read all about Veronika Carnaby's novel and interests in a new interview published on Little Library Muse.


 "My fuel is my passion. If I didn't truly respect and value writing, I wouldn't have stuck with it and persevered the way I have for so many years."

Read the rest of the interview here: http://littlelibrarymuse.blogspot.com/search/label/Bohemia

Friday, October 12, 2012

News -- Bohemia Contest Open: Enter to Win Feature, Personal Call, Vinyl, and more!

Calling all readers! Veronika Carnaby challenges you to the Bohemia contest, where you can play for prizes galore. Read on for more information on how to enter, how to win, and what's up for grabs....

Each individual who posts a review on Bohemia's Amazon or Goodreads page, regardless of the rating, will have their review listed on Veronika Carnaby's front page, readily available for thousands to see.

Those who share Bohemia's Amazon link with a brief message on Facebook or Twitter and have at least one person re-post it, will have a guaranteed Fan Feature on Veronika's Facebook & Twitter pages. Fan features will spotlight fans and allow them the opportunity to share their own message with the public. Be sure to tag @VeronikaCarnaby in your posts.


Whoever reviews the book, shares the link, and yields at least 5 re-tweets/shares will be eligible for the Grand Prize Package: a personal telephone call from Veronika Carnaby, a copy of one handwritten manuscript page, and a choice between an autographed copy of Bohemia, a signed photo, or a mystery vinyl (45 rpm).

Those interested in entering for the Grand Prize Package must submit the following: a link to their tweet/Facebook post(s) that clearly indicates the number of people who have re-tweeted/shared it, a link to their review, and the name of their favorite singer or band.

SUBMIT ALL ENTRIES HERE:  http://veronikacarnaby.blogspot.com/p/contact.html

Contestants have until January 1, 2013 to enter. Good luck!

RULES AND GUIDELINES:
  • Eligible participants must be 13 and up. Open to international participants.
  • Deadline: January 1, 2013
  • Prizes: Review listing on front page of Veronika Carnaby's official website, Fan Feature on Veronika Carnaby's social networks, and/or grand prize package including: personal telephone call, a copy of one handwritten manuscript page, and choice between signed Bohemia, signed photo, or mystery vinyl (45 rpm).
  • Only entries received through Veronika Carnaby's official site will be valid for the Grand Prize Package.
  • Grand Prize Package winner will be determined at random.
  • Reviews from book blogging websites not eligible.
  • Link posts not tagged with @VeronikaCarnaby will not be eligible.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

News -- For Books' Sake Talks To Veronika Carnaby

In For Books' Sake latest feature, the online magazine "dedicated to promoting and celebrating writing by women" discusses the Carnaby's influences, literary style, and decision to go independent.
“A lot of people fall into the trap of thinking that they have to meticulously plan each scene to create an effective story, but sometimes, it’s ok to stray from the norm and go with the flow.” - Veronika Carnaby about taking risk in writing
 Read the entire article here: http://forbookssake.net/2012/09/25/for-books-sake-talks-to-veronika-carnaby/

News -- Bohemia Giveaway: Enter to Win Free, Signed Copy

If you're a resident of the US and have yet to purchase your copy of Bohemia or are interested in getting your hands on another one, you're in luck! Sign up for Just Another New Blog's raffle to win a free, autographed paperback of Veronika Carnaby's debut novel, featuring words from legendary jazz musician, Archie Shepp! One lucky winner will be chosen at random after two weeks. Open to US residents only. Raffle ends on October 25th.

Don't miss your chance to own the novel that has earned support from critics and readers alike!

Sign up and read more about the giveaway here: http://www.justanothernewblog.com/2012/10/book-give-away-bohemia-by-veronika.html


News -- Find Veronika Carnaby on Goodreads

Join Veronika Carnaby's official Goodreads Author Page and keep up to speed with news, announcements, releases, appearances, & more! Also stay up to date with Veronika on her official Facebook page, official Twitter account, Amazon Author Page, and Eventful Tour Page! Click the respective logos to visit each page.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

News -- New Veronika Carnaby Interview on Ed & Em's Review's

Don't miss Veronika's latest Q&A session with Edwin and Emily of Ed & Em's Reviews! In this segment, she discusses her current career endeavors and future aspirations at length, as well as some fun 'Quickies'!


"With this story, I wanted to portray the fact that stepping outside of the boundaries can be ok and that it shouldn’t always be frowned upon, as it was and very much still is. That’s not only mirrored in the character’s actions and attitudes, but also in the freeflowing technique that the book was written in. " -- Veronika Carnaby on Ed & Em's Reviews.
 Read the entire interview here: http://edandemreviews.blogspot.ca/2012/10/interview-with-veronika-carnaby.html

Friday, October 5, 2012

News -- Veronika Carnaby Interview Featured on Nicki J Markus

Veronika Carnaby's latest interview with Nicki J Markus is out! Read the full interview where she discusses her career and her recent efforts with Bohemia. Also, browse through some links of interest relating to Carnaby and her book, including her Amazon Author Page: http://www.nickijmarkus.com/2012/10/veronika-carnaby-author-interview.html

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

News -- Carnaby Interviewed on Laurie's Thoughts & Reviews

Check out Veronika's latest interview with Laurie's Thoughts & Reviews, where she discusses the process of writing and more information on her latest book. Also, don't miss the featured excerpt from Bohemia! See it all here: http://networkedblogs.com/CArmu.



Monday, September 24, 2012

News -- Bohemia Gains Support From Archie Shepp

© Monette Berthomier, Image from archieshepp.net
Legendary jazz musician, composer, poet, and playwright, Archie Shepp, recently expressed his support for Bohemia in a statement featured on the book's back cover. Over the course of Shepp's illustrious 52 year-long career, he has collaborated with notables John Coltrane and Cecil Taylor, performed at the Newport Jazz Festival, and established himself as a civil rights advocate.

Find out more about Archie Shepp at his official website, http://www.archieshepp.net/, and secure your copy of Bohemia today to read his inspiring quote.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

News -- Bohemia Featured on Sixties City

Bohemia was recently featured on Sixties City, the official source for 1960s-related publications and "the home of the music, memories, and magic of the most exciting decade in history!" To find out more about Bohemia and where to get it, visit http://www.sixtiescity.com/NewBooks.htm. To browse everything sixties including music, fashion, and news, visit http://www.sixtiescity.com/.

News -- Join Veronika Carnaby's Official Facebook Page

Join Veronika Carnaby's official Facebook page and keep up to speed with news, announcements, releases, appearances, & more! Also stay up to date with Veronika on her official Twitter account, Amazon Author Page, and Eventful Tour Page! Click the respective logos to visit each page.


Monday, September 17, 2012

News -- Bohemia Featured in WIQK FM Broadcast

Catch Phil Lenz' live Sunday night broadcasts, "Sunday Night Hall of Fame", on Pittsburgh's WIQK FM to hear him talk about Veronika Carnaby's newest release, Bohemia, in addition to playing some of music's most treasured classics! Listen every Sunday night from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM est on http://www.pgholdies.com/.

"The Pittsburgh Oldies Channel plays the best music ever recorded from the 1950's thru the 1970's. Logon to PGHOldies.com 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and find out for yourself what made Pittsburgh Pennsylvania the oldies capital of the World!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

News -- Bohemia Receives Favorable Review from Examiner.com

Just four days following its release date, Bohemia has already drawn positive responses from readers and critics alike. Read the latest review by Examiner.com's literary critic, Joyce Butler, who branded Bohemia as  
"a story of young men and women accomplishing their first of everything in a time when “firsts” were not eagerly embraced. “Bohemia” is a good read if you are looking for a ‘60’s nostalgia...Veronika Carnaby has been able to allow her readers a fictional view into the lifestyle of a few of those artistic and literary pioneers as they evolve into the artists whose work today would be regarded as “classic”.

Read the entire review at http://www.examiner.com/review/bohemia-by-veronika-carnaby.




Wednesday, September 12, 2012

News -- Bohemia Now Available Worldwide!

Veronika Carnaby is proud to announce the official release of her debut novel,  Bohemia, available for purchase on Amazon, Kindle, and CreateSpace e-store. To order your copy of Bohemia today, please follow the respective links.

Don't miss out on Carnaby's thrilling new read for the modern beatnik, in which she provides a wild, unrestrained account of '60s counterculture youth bursting out of their creative shells. Influenced by the works of Beat writers and poets, the story takes place during 1960 and chronicles a group of bohemian twenty-somethings who defy the "ideals" of a mid-twentieth century society to seek creative fulfillment. More than anything, the author's spontaneous narrative and equally as impulsive characters brilliantly reflect the rebellious nature of art.

"What's different about this book is its stylistic approach,"  the author expressed in a recent statement. "I like to consider it offbeat, avant garde. The plot wasn't written in a traditional manner, but rather in a spontaneous burst over a short period. If you take a liking to the authors of the Beat movement, you'll enjoy Bohemia."

The book includes a cover quote from notable jazz musician and composer, Archie Shepp.


About the author: Veronika Carnaby's vintage charm carries into her written works. Over the years, her Beat-style prose pieces have gained international recognition after appearing in such publications and functions as The Ed Sullivan Show, SESAC Magazine, SXSW, and the SESAC New York Music Awards, among others. Carnaby infuses her writing with a poignancy and passion for 20th century culture. Find out more and stay updated at her official website and official Twitter account, @VeronikaCarnaby.


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Thursday, August 30, 2012

News -- Interview with Veronika Coming September 25th

Mark your calendars! In light of Veronika's September 13th novel release, Laurie Jenkins of Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews is set to publish a brand new interview with Carnaby on September 25th. Visit Laurie Jenkins' official blog page to see the front cover of Bohemia displayed on the right-hand side column.

©Veronika Carnaby, 2012. Unauthorized use and/or duplication is strictly prohibited.

Monday, August 27, 2012

News-- Veronika Carnaby Attends Hamptons Awards, to be Featured in Dan's Papers Literary Journal

"After a successful weekend at the Hamptons, I'm proud to announce an upcoming feature in Dan's Papers Literary Journal." - Veronika Carnaby

On August 25th, Veronika Carnaby attended an awards ceremony for the first annual 2012 Literary Prize for Nonfiction, presented by Long Island's largest circulated newspaper, Dan's Papers, in East Hampton's Guild Hall. The event was attended by some of literature's most notable figures, including Dan's Papers President, Dan Rattiner, Chairman of Barnes & Noble, Len Riggio, celebrated journalist and biographer, Robert Caro, and Emmy Award winning news commentator, Pia Lindstrom. During his opening remarks, Dan Rattiner announced the inclusion of Carnaby's piece, "Long Island Wayfarers", in the fall 2012 issue of Dan's Papers Literary Journal.

"I'd like to congratulate all those who participated in this year's contest and to everyone in Dan's Papers who made this possible," Carnaby spoke in light of the recent events.

Stay tuned for more event info and photos.



 ©Veronika Carnaby, 2012. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited.


Friday, August 24, 2012

News -- Excerpt from Bohemia Available to Readers


     I took to the heart of the town by foot, passing by the shingled buildings, wooden cross bridges, and soggy, leaf-adorned porches of New England. I just loved experiencing the newness, tasting a wacky flavor, bursting with the spirit of suburbia, indulging in the evening sunsets, blooming pine trees, and piles of dried-up grass, something which just wasn’t readily disposable in the city. I made my way down Main Street, the area of Nashua that pulsated with small town energy more than anywhere else. To my left, a local vendor sold “true blue American cheese” for 40 cents per pound. To my right, a faux Native American that donned a full headdress and woven boots glared at the passersby with an eager look on his face that spoke, “I am here in my native country, my native land, no matter what. Take me away, but my soul is here to stay.” I felt a pang of encouragement after taking a seat on a bench next to it. People went about their daily routines, carrying bags full of groceries, riding bicycles with flowery wicker baskets, chasing after the rowdy squirrels that crossed their paths. I found myself amidst a splendidly tame environment that felt as if it would never succumb to the pressures of daily life, the intimidation from its larger metropolis cousins, no matter how many times it was jabbed with vicious intent.

     Farther aside, a group of gals sat on a bench and from the looks of it, were deep in conversation about rehearsed choreography that was miraculously synchronized—nothing like our wild and spontaneous twist or boney moronie. I outstretched my ear to catch a word or two of their conversation. “Girls, make sure you move your right leg to the left and crisscross it with your left leg on the count of three. Take it from the top.” 

They then demonstrated the Hully Gully and actually howled at the top of their lungs like four Billie Holidays at the same time. No accompanying musicians—they made their own music. I was astounded. There were four of them: Nora was the one with the dirty blonde ‘do tied over with a towel. She seemed the unofficial leader, followed by Paige, long-flowing fringe girl with long limbs to match. Whatever Nora did or didn’t approve, she would back 110% ,which often lead her into trouble. Then there was Edith, a squeamish broad who scrunched up her nose and squinted her eyes past her frizzy lion’s mane and looked like she was lived in her own little world beyond Main Street, beyond the state, and possibly the planet. And finally Arabella, a plump figure who tried as best she could to keep up with everyone, but obviously lagged well behind the other three when it came to creative contributions.“Hold on, hold on. I didn’t catch that very well. Let’s do it again,” she called out with a mouth full of crumbs. From what I gathered, they weren’t one bit talented when they were apart, but put them together and they were some hepcats, something to be marveled at. 

     I watched the group on from afar. “Great,” I thought to myself, “now that I’m on my own, perhaps I’ll nudge my way in and really dance this time—sing too! Ah, ah, ah, maybe, maybe.” I caged myself in the nearby bushes to prevent them from seeing my prying eyes. A half hour went by in studying moves and reassuring myself of all the good that would happen in the future when I joined in on their act, how all the pieces would fit together, how I’d finally achieve a state of completeness. I wasn’t sure if madness set in or if I was just plain coming to my senses, but after sitting among leaves and twine for what felt like days, the time came to come clean out of the shadows and approach them. 

     The day broke gloomy and imminent clouds appeared. While everybody scattered for shelter, I headed to the four girls sitting on the bench who had yet to notice the flurry of panic that these clouds brought on to bystanders. They were getting ready to leave and discussing where and when they were to meet again, which bus to take to which station, how much change they’d need to spend, and so on, when all of a sudden, “Tally-ho!” Edith pointed to me in hysterics. Slowly they all ceased whatever they were chattering on about, becoming but a mere paralyzed version of themselves.

     “Hi there. You looking for anyone to join?” I blurted out senselessly before I even introduced myself. I forgot that they couldn’t see me in the same way that I watched them from the prickles. Delirium took over. Nora looked me up and down, snarled her lip, and asked, “ What’s your name, honey?” She tapped her lacquered high heels on the pavement as the rest of them looked on from behind her shoulder. 

     “Valerie Freed.”

     “Shucks, of course! We could always recruit a new person in our group, can’t we Nora?” Arabella confided in Nora but only received a stone cold stare that must have pierced through to the core of her heart. Nora looked down, licked her lips, batted her eyelashes in a mean sort of way, and circled around me with her arms folded and her shoes clacking. She said, “Well, Valerie Freed. Show us what you got.” I did a little jig here, a bit of twist there, some hand jive, and ta-da’d! She was less than impressed. 

     “Sorry,” she said as she unfolded her arms and put her coat on, “we have no room for new members. Come on girls, let’s go.” She led the way off the bench and down the street, with their pretty ribbon-tied ponytails flopping back and forth. Edith, Arabella, and Paige trailed behind and looked half-confused, half-sorry for me. They disposed of me like a piece of trash. In a matter of minutes, I went from admiring and imagining what could be to standing deserted on the sidewalk and wondering what could have been. 

Bohemia is released on September 13, 2012 and will be available for purchase worldwide on Amazon.com, Kindle, and American bookstores. Read more about the novel below.

©Veronika Carnaby, 2012. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited.

Monday, August 6, 2012

News -- September 13 Release Date Set for Upcoming Carnaby Novel

Update: Mark your calendars. Veronika Carnaby's recently announced debut novel, Bohemia, is slated for release on September 13, 2012. Read below for more information.

 

For Immediate Release:

VERONIKA CARNABY DEBUT NOVEL, Bohemia, EXPECTED FOR MID-SEPTEMBER RELEASE.

Acclaimed American writer and poet Veronika Carnaby recently announced release plans for her debut book, Bohemia, slated to hit US store shelves and Amazon.com on September 13, 2012. Influenced by the works of Beat writers and poets, the story takes place during 1960 and chronicles a group of bohemian twenty-somethings who defy the "ideals" of a mid-twentieth century society to seek creative fulfillment.

"What's different about this book is its stylistic approach,"  the author expressed in a recent statement. "I like to consider it offbeat, avant garde. The plot wasn't written in a traditional manner, but rather in a spontaneous burst over a short period. If you take a liking to the authors of the Beat movement, you'll enjoy Bohemia."

Bohemia will be available for purchase worldwide on Amazon.com and in American bookstores. 

About the author: Veronika Carnaby's vintage charm carries into her written works. Over the years, her Beat-style prose pieces have gained international recognition after appearing in such publications and functions as The Ed Sullivan Show, SESAC Magazine, SXSW, and the SESAC New York Music Awards, among others. Carnaby infuses her writing with a poignancy and passion for 20th century culture, music and literature. Find out more and stay updated at her official website and official Twitter account, @VeronikaCarnaby.

Monday, July 23, 2012

News -- Veronika Carnaby Announces Debut Novel

For Immediate Release:

VERONIKA CARNABY DEBUT NOVEL, Bohemia, EXPECTED FOR AUTUMN RELEASE.

Acclaimed American writer and poet Veronika Carnaby recently announced release plans for her debut book, Bohemia, slated to hit US store shelves and Amazon.com in the fall of 2012. Influenced by the works of Beat writers and poets, the story takes place during 1960 and chronicles a group of bohemian twenty-somethings who defy the "ideals" of a mid-twentieth century society to seek creative fulfillment.

"What's different about this book is its stylistic approach,"  the author expressed in a recent statement. "I like to consider it offbeat, avant garde. The plot wasn't written in a traditional manner, but rather in a spontaneous burst over a 3 month period. If you take a liking to the authors of the Beat movement, you'll enjoy Bohemia." Though an official date has yet to be set, the book is anticipated for a September release.

Bohemia will be available for purchase worldwide on Amazon.com and in American bookstores. 

About the author: Veronika Carnaby's vintage charm carries into her written works. Over the years, her Beat-style prose pieces have gained international recognition after appearing in such publications and functions as The Ed Sullivan Show, SESAC Magazine, SXSW, and the SESAC New York Music Awards, among others. Carnaby infuses her writing with a poignancy and passion for 20th century culture, music and literature. Find out more and stay updated at her official website and official Twitter account, @VeronikaCarnaby.


Sunday, July 8, 2012

Who Knows


A Veronika Carnaby Original

#Tonight she'll leave her 9 to 5
Shoulders slumped and
Arms a-hangin'
Stroll into her second job
A burger joint for
Pattie slangin'
Her feet they throb
The pain of sorrow
How will she make it
'til tomorrow
Can she keep up
 Nobody knows tonight
#Tonight he's working' overtime
Drivin' folk
Through broken streets
And when he's done
He asks for more don't
matter if he's beat
His crooked fingers
Grasp the money
That he will bring
His darlin' honey
Is it enough
Nobody knows tonight
#Tomorrow they will wake up
Start all over and
Pretend
That the new light brings
A new day and that all of this
Will end
Hope lives on but
It will beckon
Sooner  than they'd like or
Reckon
When will It change
Nobody knows tonight

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

News - Veronika Carnaby Featured in Empty Mirror Magazine

In her latest piece featured in Empty Mirror Magazine, Veronika Carnaby details her eye-opening experience with a sketched portrait that gained recognition in New York City. Written in spontaneous prose, Carnaby taps into the underlying message of making an everlasting imprint in daily life.

 "My pal Silvi used to spend all her time cooped up in a rather distinguished arts studio in mid-town Manhattan sketching and drawing and painting and molding and shaping and all that other stuff that artists tend to do--"


Read the rest here:  http://www.emptymirrorbooks.com/features/christinas-portrait.html

Sunday, May 6, 2012

News - See Veronika Carnaby In Your Town

Interested in seeing Veronika Carnaby at a meet & greet, signing, reading, or other event? Demand her and bring her tour to your town -- now taking worldwide requests! http://eventful.com/performers/veronika-carnaby-/P0-001-005241009-2

Friday, May 4, 2012

News - Veronika Carnaby Featured on The Ed Sullivan Show Official Website

In her latest piece featured on the Ed Sullivan Show official website, Veronika Carnaby writes about her memories of the prime time variety program.

 "Many moons ago, my greatest luxury was my black and white television — small as can be with wooden side boards, three knobs along the frame, and a V-shaped antenna piercing the air."


Read the rest here:  http://www.edsullivan.com/memories-of-the-ed-sullivan-show-guest-post

Flight of Ecstasy

A Veronika Carnaby Original

 And in this flight of ecstasy
I will soar to the heights
Take wing through the night
Climb through with my might
The trip marks the ascent
For which I have spent
A lifetime traveling
This flight of ecstasy
My greatest discovery

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Sunday, April 8, 2012

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