The pen creates words & art in this new novel.

Firehand (c)Nov2014 pen & ink by Lauren Curtis

It’s very satisfying, as a freelance artist, to be able to bring an author’s words to life and that’s what I’ve had the honor to do over the last year and a half for author Samuel Omega Salt (Hawaii) and his fact-based novel,  “PK: Preacher’s Kid – Volume One”.   This fascinating, spiritual journey is a riveting read and I have been commissioned to create pen & ink illustrations to accompany this novel.  I look forward to continuing work on volume two this coming year!

Now, here’s more details about “PK: Preacher’s Kid – Volume One” & how you can purchase your copy….

 “PK: Preacher's Kid - Volume One” book cover

“PK: Preacher’s Kid – Volume One” book cover

Samuel Omega Salt’s new book “PK: Preacher’s Kid – Volume One” is a fact based story about being the proverbial black sheep in a religious family.
Recent release “PK: Preacher’s Kid – Volume One” from Page Publishing author Samuel Omega Salt is an all too true account of a young man under constant scrutiny, who manages to implode his family and his father’s ministry.
Samuel Omega Salt, a former rebel without a cause, has completed his new book “PK: Preacher’s Kid – Volume One”: the true story of growing up the son of a preacher, and making one terrible choice after another.
Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Samuel Omega Salt’s poignant tale describes the life of Zachariah Wolf. Young, healthy, and the son of a minister, Zachariah’s life choices are constantly under examination. While his siblings seem capable of maintaining the superior standards of conduct expected of a pastor’s family, Zac is not. He constantly gets into trouble causing his mother to resort to extreme tactics of discipline.

Firehand (c)Nov2014  pen & ink by Lauren Curtis

Firehand (c)Nov2014 pen & ink by Lauren Curtis

Zachariah’s personal struggles conflict with his great athletic achievements. The doors of opportunity open as he gains popularity, which he uses to his advantage. He engages on one relationship after another; including the university president’s daughter, an affair with the police chief’s wife, and an IRS agent. Zac’s failed marriage disgraces the family, which causes the congregation to split; taking down his father’s ministry along with it. Through all of his struggles he learns a lot about life, faith and the will to survive. In the end, he is able to see beyond his own existence and saves the lives of two young girls from certain death, reaffirming his faith in God and gaining a sense of peace and purpose.

Car Crash (c)Feb2015 pen & ink by Lauren Curtis

Car Crash (c)Feb2015 pen & ink by Lauren Curtis

Readers who wish to experience this revealing work can purchase “PK: Preacher’s Kid – Volume One” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.
For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.
About Page Publishing
Page Publishing is a traditional New York based full-service publishing house that handles all of the intricacies involved in publishing its authors’ books, including distribution in the world’s largest retail outlets and royalty generation. Page Publishing knows that authors need to be free to create – not bogged down with complicated business issues like eBook conversion, establishing wholesale accounts, insurance, shipping, taxes and the like. Its roster of authors can leave behind these tedious, complex and time consuming issues, and focus on their passion: writing and creating. Learn more at

Church Exterior (c)Sept2014 pen & ink by Lauren Curtis

Church Exterior (c)Sept2014 pen & ink by Lauren Curtis

Paranormal & Alchemical Art, On-line Exhibits & Creative Publications

Hello All!  It’s hard to believe the summer is almost over but things haven’t slowed down in the art scene!  Here are the exhibits & projects I’m doing in September…

1. If you’re interested, or just curious, in the para-normal, come out to the PARA-X event @ the Elks Lodge (#2370, 21B Oakmont Ave.) in East Brunswick, NJ, Sat. 9/25/10, 1-7pm  My friend & I will be vending our hand-crafted curios & art.  Only $3 to attend!! (see flyer below for details)

2. Two of my new photo collages were accepted into the Alchemy Art Exhibit, “Enlightenment Through Experience”, in Santa Fe, NM at the Art Salon & other locations, Sept.-October, 2010.  For further details on the exhibits visit

3. Three of my photos were accepted into the “Weather & Climate”  on-line exhibit at Caladan Gallery.  EVERYONE can see this juried,  ON-LINE show on

4. I have an artist-feature interview on art site!!  This is a cool site that supports artist of all forms!  The link to my interview is

5. Last but not least, I have 2 illustrations in the new Fall issue of Circle Magazine (Earth-centered spiritual publication).  You can find it in book stores now!

Thanks so much for reading all the info & I hope to see you at a show soon!
Take care,

Time to get rollin’ in 2010

Well, after several days of holiday/new year celebrating, it’s time to remember what day it is, and get working. To start off the new year, here’s my 1st art update for 2010: (feel free to write for more info. or with any questions…thanks!)

1. Straube Center Winter Exhibit featuring NJ artists! I’ll have 20+ pieces in this HUGE show! Join me for the free opening reception; good food & drink, great art…stay warm in the Straube Center galleries and enjoy the exhibit! (see attached flyer)
Friday, Jan. 15, 2010, 5-7pm
The Straube Center, Bldgs. 100 & I-108, 2nd Flr.
1 Straube Center Blvd., Pennington, NJ (about 1/2 hour from the New Brunswick area). Show runs thru Feb. 26.

2. Animal Nation, ONLINE Caladan Gallery Show.
I have 3 new photos in this exhibit!
View work depicting unique representations of animals & wildlife from international artists!
Dec. 15- Jan. 15, 2010. This show is up ONLINE at

1. The SOUND of ART DVD (my artwork with music by UK musician Mark Sheppard) is featured on a new episode of the Bridging Heaven & Earth spiritual/arts TV show out of CA! Here’s the link to view the show:

Email to order your Sound of Art DVD today! Only $15 (INCLUDES s/h!) Paypal accepted. Supplies limited!

2. I was interviewed as the feature artist for the Jan. issue of Pagan Imagination Magazine! Thanks to the creator of this unique publication, Kerry, who asked interesting & intelligent questions & who is a great arts supporter! Read the interview w/ pics of my newer work here:

3. Circle Magazine is publishing my artwork in the new Jan. issue!

New Las Vegas & Arizona/Grand Canyon Photos Available!
See my NEW BLOG for images & exciting details, including info. about the helicopter ride I took into the canyon! Feel free to leave comments & sign up to follow the blog. Signed prints range in size (including mat): 8″x10″ ($25), 11″x14″ ($50) & 16″x20″ ($75) + s/h. Paypal accepted to this email addy. More images available upon request!

Thank you, again, for reading my art newsletter & have a creative new year!
🙂 Lauren (commercial & fine art) (fine art, photography, art updates) (cards, T-shirts, photography, illustration)
Straube Center Winter Art Show Flyer