The Secret – Part II

Dewey and the man-servant both shook their heads and walked back to Jaxon’s straw pile, but Jaxon was not there. For Jaxon to be out at night was very unusual, so they both decided to stay there for a while and catch him when he returned. It was not long. Continue reading

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The Secret – Part I

The following is Part I of “The Secret”, a story from the book “The Odessa Chronicles” which is ideal for all children ages 4 to 104. Continue reading

Peace.

While I  was putting the final touches to my book of poetic verse “Just Thinking” (click cover in right column for more info), I came across an invitation to submit a “peace poem”. The end result was that “My Dream” was included in the “Poets for Peace” book. Continue reading

Book! Book! Book!

Given our recent erratic weather which is culminating, as I write this, into a major snow storm accompanied (just to make it more exciting) by strong winds … Mother Nature has had/is having a high degree of influence over how I spend my time. Continue reading

Marketing Poetry!

When I started circulating the draft of “Just Thinking”, I was confronted with a reality that I had not considered – “Poetry is a niche market area, and so generating sales will be a hard and ongoing process.” It has been (and still is) a challenging book to promote successfully, so imagine my delight when I found the review (below) from a group  known as powerfulwomenreaders, who very kindly gave me permission to copy it.
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Christmas thoughts!

How to promote a book that will have a limited market?

Unless there is a huge advertising budget, then it is very difficult however … reviews are very significant and important aspects of marketing. Continue reading

Odessa is flying!

Below is the latest review of “The Odessa Chronicles”

My daughter and I both enjoyed the stories about Odessa and her friends. November 11, 2018

We loved how the animals were brought to life as real beings with their own personalities and attitudes. We also liked how the man servant showed compassion and understanding even though he was often confused. We recommend this book to all ages for a light, fun reading experience. “ Continue reading