A few years ago, Dmetri Kakmi was visiting our former residence in Abbotsford. During the evening he was intrigued by my life-size trompe l'oeil painting of a door, so much so, that it inspired him to write a supernatural story as a novella. Dmetri recently let me know that he had just signed the publishing contract for this novella, not yet officially titled The Door - and Other Uncanny Stories. The publication includes two novellas and five stories, and it will also be presented to the public as an ebook, a remarkable publishing outcome but even better, it displays the range of Dmetri's writing.
It will surface early next year, so this post will have a later update when we receive this fabulous publication.
Dmetri Kakmi and myself, celebrating the news
Entrance, 2008, oil on linen, 207..5 x 96 cm
Dmetri's photograph of the door painting the night he was around for dinner.