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Arizona Author Answers the "Why?"

An introduction to the book "Flow Blue" by Gail Dennehy and to the process of self-publishing and promotion.

Gilbert, AZ, March 08, 2011 --( Gilbert, AZ author, Gail Dennehy, loves puzzles. And none is more intricate than the relationships within a family. Ms. Dennehy has spent the last ten years picking open the Gordian Knot of her family and their traits and history. The result is “Flow Blue.”

Part history, part novel, “Flow Blue” traces five generations of Irish women from post-famine Westmeath to twenty-first century Boston. Along the road, Ms. Dennehy explores the strengths and disappointments of the women. She discovers common threads of depression and a family tendency to marry drinkers. These threads and tendencies cause ever increasing damage as the generations pass. Ms. Dennehy discovers the why of her differences and the way to stop the damage from touching the sixth and seventh generations.

“Flow Blue” is an intimate look into the history of five strong female survivors. It is available now online, in print and Epub format, at and on iBooksmith. Coming soon you will be able to find “Flow Blue” at other online merchants including Barnes & Nobel and Amazon.Com.

With the regular book market reeling from the introduction of digital publishing the author found herself confronted with busy, disinterested agents. As an alternative to traditional publishing, Ms. Dennehy turned to self-publishing with the aid of This method gave her complete creative control and hours of formatting and editing work. So involved in the process of creating the book is she that she actually took the photograph for the cover and completed the graphic layout.

Ever inventive, the author presently has her project listed at As the economy has worsened and traditional publishing venues have dried up, writers have had to turn to non-traditional methods of obtaining funds. Kickstarter is the Internet's largest fund raising site for creative and performing artists. On the website, projects are posted and funded by contributions from the website's members. Any funds that “Flow Blue” generates will go towards developing advertising and promotional plans.

Ms. Dennehy is available for speaking in the Phoenix area on the subject of self-publishing, writing, and genealogy. She can be reached at:

or through her website:

In addition, you can follow her on Twitter or Facebook.

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Gail Dennehy
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