Poopy bags or Gift of Desperation Books

I received my first shipment of my novel, Gift of a Desperation, but not without some drama. My husband, Dirk Gilliam, and I take care of the doggie stations in our neighborhood but someone else orders the bags for us. Dirk gets home one day after work last week to find lots of boxes waiting for him. He starts to open a few to find poopy bags. He sends me a picture of the mountain of boxes asking why there are so many boxes of poopy bags and saying that he had to store them in the garage. I replied that I didn’t know, maybe a mistake was made.

Later that night I see a message from BookLocker with my 9 UPS shipping numbers. Being late and thinking my books were not to arrive until this week, I almost ignored it until the morning. But Something, thank you God, said open the email now. The first tracking number said delivered that day at 5:30pm. All of a sudden a light bulb went off and I realized that most of the boxes sitting in the dank garage were my books! Quickly, Dirk and I checked, confirmed my suspicion, and rescued the books by bringing them upstairs to my studio. Mystery solved, 4 boxes of poopy bags AND 9 boxes of Gift of Desperation BOOKS!

For more info about my novel, Gift of Desperation, visit www.robingilliamsart.com


Welcome to My First Blog

This is my first blog post. It is simple, yet necessary as I learn about the world of blogging and social media. I am blogging because I was told that as a self published author that I need to self promote my book, and that blogging is a good vehicle. So, welcome to Robin Gilliam’s Art – Where Creativity Meets Healing.

I would like to briefly introduce my first novel – Gift of Desperation. I wrote this book to explore art and healing and how someone can find their way out of the raw depths of addiction – alcohol and sex. It is raw, gritty, funny, powerful, and at times pretty intense.

Meet Claire Sebastian – my main character. She is a curator at the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) an actual museum for women artists in D.C.  She is young, spunky, cute and headed for disaster.

Meet Evi, a wounded warrior, who is recovering from an amputated leg and helps Claire to climb out of her hell and into hope.

Meet the art collection. It is eclectic, abstract, and funky, and Claire hates it. But when forced to curate it into a show entitled Art and Healing, she discovers the light of hope.

For more information, write a comment or send me a personal message – I am still working on bringing up my email and contact page. Thanks for your patience, Robin