The Halloween Scare That time is here again, To play Trick or Treat. With my scary costume on, Near the midnight gloom I watch from my window, A little monster by my door. I watch and hide When I answer the door. Hear me shout "Boo!" And watch the little monster run. But don't be scared-it's just Halloween, Time to play one more hour of not being seen! http://gooseberrygoespoetic.blogspot.com/2011/10/poetry-picnic-week-11-halloween-special.html
This month I started working with my graphic designer Christina Hicks on the book layout design for After the Storm: Poetry That Refreshes the Soul. The Layout design consists of two phases: the initial proof and the final proof before the poetry book goes to print. I am very excited in completing this journey!
First and foremost, I am humbled by all the wonderful comments on my blog, Goodreads and Amazon for my debut poetry book A Book of Poems. I would like to thank everybody for accepting my fan page on Facebook and for clicking “suggest to friends.” Thank you for the support!
Starting in April production of my second poetry book The Journey of Existence will take shape. During this process editors will review my manuscript and suggest modifications to the book if needed. After this, conceptual editing will begin in May. During this process editors will add photos and graphic material to my book.
The Journey of Existence is a collection of 71 poems that explores nature, love, remorse, emptiness and healing through poetry that cleanse the soul. It is a continuation from my published collection of nineteen poems A Book of Poems: The Inner Soul.
Book giveaway for A Book of Poems on Goodreads is still going on! Enter to win a copy! Over 317 people entered in this drawing so far!
This contest is for a signed Chapbook. This collection of poetry contains the work of nineteen poems. Each poem expresses emotions of love, happiness, sadness and hope. There are poems in this collection that are sure to appeal to everyone’s emotions.
What are Chapbooks?
Chapbooks are pocket-sized booklets usually 5×8 in size containing a small collection of religious messages, political opinions, poetry, and popular pieces of literature. Publication of a Chapbook should have a page count up to 40 pages. If you would like to learn more about Chapbooks please visit alternativepublishing .
In my opinion if you write poetry and short stories, then chapbooks are a good way to publish your writing cheaply and test the waters with your readers. Once, you feel comfortable with your poetry and short stories you can expand your work to an average size book.
Working on my debut Poetry Chapbook “A Book of Poems” gave me the confidence and knowledge to expand my work to a larger book “The Journey of Existence.” Gathering the reviews (positive and negative) from readers from my debut Chapbook “A Book of Poems” I was able to tailor my future work based on the information from the readers.
I hope you enjoyed reading about Chapbooks!
“A poet’s work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep. “
I want to thank everyone who participated in my Goodreads book giveaway this month for my debut poetry book A Book of Poems. A total of 600 people entered into this contest for a chance to win a signed copy of my book! Congratulations to the three winners , I hope that you enjoy the book!
Book giveaway for A Book of Poems on Goodreads! Enter to win a copy! Over 230 people entered in this drawing so far!
This contest is for a signed copy. This collection of poetry contains the work of nineteen poems. Each poem expresses emotions of love, happiness, sadness and hope. There are poems in this collection that are sure to appeal to everyone’s emotions.
Giveaway dates: Oct 25-Nov 25, 2010
3 copies available