B.I.C. Cartel

If you gave up, can you really start again?

B.I.C.* Cartel (*Butt In Chair)

Braden Campbell is an amazing jazz pianist with bipolar disorder, and he gives up his talent because it’s time to grow up. As if driving a taxi is a grown-up occupation, that is.

td-amazon-smile-logo-01-largeKaren Watts writes, and has great credentials as a journalist and freelance writer. However, every novel she’s ever written is either abandoned or torched — because she thinks she isn’t good enough.

Robert Blair paints landscapes, portraits and … signs. But only the signs pay and a man has to make a living, right?

After years of false starts, marriages, abusive relationships, divorces, nookiconsubstance abuse, madness, frequent cross-country moves and plain old self-doubts, the three reunite with a new resolve. Karen bets them that she will be the first to “turn pro” — to take their talents seriously and act professionals instead of dabblers.

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Kobo? Sure.

Finally they do something about it in this story of wild adventures, battle scars, dysfunction, redemption, friendship, and sheer guts.