Did you know it was a woman named Rita Toews who started the Read an Ebook Week? Yep. Read an Ebook Week brings together ebook retailers, publishers, authors, device-makers and untold thousands of readers who join in this international literary event. For one week only, publishers and authors offer thousands of original ebooks for free … Continue reading The History of Read an Ebook Week (Tuesday’s Tell All)
It’s out of the flip-flops and back in the Reeboks and long pants dug out of the dust So long to the tank tops, bikinis and cut offs and lawn chairs left lying to rust Adieu to the sand dune, the pelican and plain loon My loves, we’ll see you `fore long Leaves drop as … Continue reading Happy Fall Y’all (Summer Adieu)
Remember lest we forget… Remember! Lest we take one sacrifice for granted. 🇺🇸 It’s time to go to bed little man Cover up your head little man I’ll see you when the sun breaks in the morn. Say your prayers and close your eyes, I’ve locked the monsters all outside, She’d sang those words to … Continue reading Memorial Day – In Memory – Remember!
… Don’t blinkJust like that you’re six years old and you take a nap and youWake up and you’re twenty-five and your high school sweetheart becomes your wifeDon’t blinkYou just might miss your babies growing like mine didTurning into moms and dads next thing you know your “better half”Of fifty years is there in bedAnd … Continue reading Don’t Blink (Lyrics are Poetry Too)
I am doing a new experiment with an old retailer. Smashwords, based in Los Gatos, California, is an e-book-distribution platform founded by Mark Coker for independent authors and publishers. The company began public operation in 2008. Wikipedia Okay maybe Smashwords isn’t that old but it is older than my Indie Adventures. So, here’s the deal. … Continue reading No Fooling (Oh and…)
Above the Noise by Janna Hill Above the noise I hear your voice With an oh so mellow crack Where sunbeams rain Through nicotine stains That remind me of your laugh … and I miss you. It’s that time of year again… And here we are–the same bat time, same bat channel as last … Continue reading Let’s Get this PaRtY Started! (A Poem & A Picture) NPM 2018 Baby!
March 8th is International Women’s Day. Yep, it’s a real thing and I was just pondering—me being a woman and all. Oh how I do love to ponder…. There is a crap load of rhetoric out there about gender parity (gender parity is just a new term for sex equality) but the idea is to … Continue reading Press For Progress (Hashtag That)
We are still two months away from NPM and poetry discussions are abuzz. I love it! I’m not even upset that one “genre” is dissing the other – I am just happy poetry is being discussed. I clicked on a link/interview that was shared with a member of the Horror Writer’s Association and then BOOM … Continue reading Dissing or Discussing Poetry (Thoughtful Thursday)
November is (among many other things) National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. Alzheimer’s is a cruel stealthy cat that lurks in the shadows. It leisurely pulls its prey into the darkness, steals their reasoning, their memories and eventually their life. The only kindness this disease provides is a cocoon that leaves the victim in a state … Continue reading Alzheimer’s is a Cruel Stealthy Cat
Welcome to the first day November. Let the hair growing and writing begin. Oh, and all the other awareness’s that live in November.