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Artist Must Adapt to Painful Paradoxes of Life in Walking Fish, Published by Outskirts Press

Albuquerque, NM, October 28, 2010 --( Outskirts Press, Inc. has published Walking Fish: A Novel by Joanne Bodin. The author's most recent book to date is a 5.5 x 8.5 paperback in the literary fiction category and is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The webpage at was launched simultaneously with the book's publication.

Talia, an eccentric artist, lives in the quaint town of Corrales, New Mexico with her partner, Renie. For the past twenty years, on December 15th Talia has lit a candle to mark the day she had to leave California to start a new life and leave behind her five year old daughter, Sophie. Through a quirk of fate, Talia is catapulted into an unfolding saga that compels her to revisit her unconventional past, revealing truths that change the lives of everyone involved.

This provocative, emotionally charged novel delves into the inner worlds of people grappling with painful paradoxes of life, and like the walking fish, they must find ways to adapt in order to survive.

“I savored the complex and surprising inter-relationships of these families, each unusual (but believable), as the characters, risking the dangers of change and the necessity of testing experiences, move out of their native elements to find ultimately satisfying resolutions where doors are open into the new and unfamiliar.”
- Phyllis Hoge Thompson, poet, and author of The Painted Clock: Memoirs Of A New Mexico Ghost Town Bride.

“Joanne Bodin’s tale of a woman reinventing herself and taking charge of her life is a balm for the soul.”
- Sean Murphy, author of The Hope Valley Hubcap King and The Time of New Weather.

208 pages in length, Walking Fish: A Novel is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the literary fiction category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, Walking Fish meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $15.95.

Additionally, Walking Fish can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press Direct bookstore at

ISBN: 9781432761981

Format: 5.5 x 8.5 paperback white

SRP: $15.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit

About the author:

Joanne Bodin, Ph.D., is a retired teacher of the gifted in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She received her Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum Instruction and Multicultural Teacher Education. She co-authored a book, Step By Step Storytelling: A Narrative Language Curriculum, which has been used in the Albuquerque Public Schools by speech/language pathologists for language delayed learners. She plays jazz piano, is working on a book of her collected works of poetry, and loves watercolor painting. She can be contacted at or at

About Outskirts Press, Inc.

Outskirts Press, Inc. offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press represents the future of book publishing, today.


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