Carol Es - Shrapnel in the San Fernando Valley (1 Viewer)


Founding member
Coming April 6th, 2019, Shrapnel in the San Fernando Valley by Carol Es.

Pre-order Kindle
Pre-order paperback
Pre-order hardcover

A special limited deluxe edition is available on on the Desert Dog Books website. The limited edition is 26 copies lettered and signed by Carol, hand bound in starched linen with a red foil stamped spine and a paper dust jacket (different cover design from the trade version). Each copy comes with an original colored pencil drawing on the first page of the book, a unique 5 x 8 inch watercolor and ink painting on #140 watercolor paper, and a mix tape (cassette) of 1970s and 80s music.


Shrapnel in the San Fernando Valley is a guided tour through a Tilt-A-Whirl life that takes so many turns that you may find yourself looking up from the pages and wondering how the hell one person managed to fit them all into 40-odd years. And many of them are odd years indeed. From a rootless, abusive childhood and mental illness through serious and successful careers in music and art, much of which were achieved while being involved in a notoriously destructive mind-control cult. Carol Es presents her story straight up. No padding, no parachute, no dancing around the hard stuff. Through the darkness, she somehow finds a glimmer of light by looking the big bad wolf straight in the eye, and it is liberating. When you dare to deal with truth, you are free. Free to find the humor that is just underneath everything and the joy that comes with taking the bumpy ride.

Illustrated with original sketches throughout, Shrapnel in the San Fernando Valley is not just another survivor's tale, it's a creative perspective through moments of vulnerability where the most raw and intimate revelations are laid bare. As an artist and a woman finding self-worth, it's truly a courageous, relatable story that will keep you engaged to the very end.

Book Launch Party and Art Show
April 13, 2019, 4:00-7:00 p.m. - Reading and Q&A begins at 4:00 p.m.
Craig Krull Gallery, 2525 Michigan Ave B3
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 828-6410 |
Last edited:
Only one more week to get $100 off the super special deluxe edition of Shrapnel in the San Fernando Valley by Carol Es.

Includes an original color drawing in the book and an original watercolor that is not bound into the book, so you can frame it and put it in your den, gift wrapping room, or solarium (with appropriate UV-blocking glass, of course).

And don't forget the cassette tape that you can stare at and imagine what it sounds like since you don't have a cassette player. That alone has to worth, what? Half a million.


Users who are viewing this thread