AWAKE: A Vampire Tale
4th edition, 2018
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Amara's first novel is a coming of age fantasy allegory set in Seattle, WA that explores sexuality, the contingency of moral stance, friendship, and free will.
Titan is awake, she is in a strange place, and she is a vampire. She has how or why. Thrown into a new world with new rules, she must say goodbye to who she was and learn to live with the undeniable Thirst, the destructive Sun, and the other vampires that live in the night.
a self-help book by someone who hates self-help books
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There's a joke about a kid in school who is asked by his teacher what he intends to be when he grows up. To which he answers "happy."
There's more to the joke but that bit is the point.
"Happy" is the core of what we want. It is the holy grail of existence. We search for happiness every moment we exist. That is what we want to be. That is why we exist. This is a self-help book only in the loosest sense.
It's really a primer on how to be happy.
"Bullshit," you're saying, right?
I'm serious. No scam. No joke. No "read ten pages to find out where to order my $399 dvd set." Nothing like that at all. All I'm asking you to risk is $5.00. (...and the time it takes to read this.) I'm not hoping to get rich scamming 3000 idiots. (I am kind of hoping to get kinda rich, I suppose. I just want to do it by helping a bunch of folks be happy). I'm looking to make simple truth readily, easily and cheaply available.
I want everyone to be happy.
The Teddy Bear Book 2016
A sweet children's bedtime story about a teddy bear in couplets. Intentionally written to be applicable to all children across the world.
In addition to the illustrated story, there are also original black and white line drawings for coloring, and Even More Amazing Stories for Older Readers to encourage the continuity of childhood and of reading.
Viva la Revolution
The earliest work by Amara Ko on this website, it was published in 2009. It is both a response to a bogged down and failing government in the heart of the recession (which occurred when the author was just out of university) and an unconscious effort by a young, untraveled artist to justify and rationalize the governmental and moral system she had been brought up to believe in.
Uniquely, Viva la Revolution is written in the style of a handwritten artists journal, utilizing an array of fonts and illustrations to illuminate the mood, meaning, and intent of the words. It is written in a style of casual candor with short allegories, poems, and asides breaking up the main narrative.
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