What an amazing journey this little book is having. I'm truly delighted to report that Walk Away Silver Heart is #1 New Release in its category again. It has returned to this spot for the 3rd time. A sale or two (or some reads via the KU program) in the UK might achieve the same … Continue reading Walk Away Silver Heart – #1 New Release (again)
My thanks and appreciation go out to Sally Cronin and the Smorgasbord Blog Magazine for once again supporting and showcasing aspects of my work.
Today, I have indulged in a reflective article that recounts my writing journey, with particular emphasis on efforts to self-publish at different points on the way.
It is a remarkable thing to be able to look back at long years with no prospect of work appearing in print in a meaningful form to the present, where in the space of just a year and a half, every aspect of that landscape has changed.
Take a look. I enjoyed writing the piece to share with you.
Delighted to welcome back poet Frank Prem with a guest post, and today Frank is sharing his writing journey to the very successful published author he is today.
Background to a publishing journey. A reflection – Twenty years looks back by Frank Prem
I thought I might take a moment to reflect on my book publishing journey, this morning. Appropriate, because it seems to have swallowed all other aspects of my life in a single gulp, just recently.
My first effort at self publishing took place way back around year 2000 – twenty years ago, already! A group of close friends were the first to share my (initially) whispered revelation that I believed myself to be a poet. I was a mere child of 44 years, back at the turn of the century, and revelation of my own secret heart was no small thing.
This was also the period of…
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I'm delighted to introduce a new literary podcast venture, started by Ky Garvie, a writer I met at one of the Rainforest Writing Retreats that I've spoken of before in these pages. Ky has just released Totally Lit: Episode 3, featuring an extended interview/discussion with Australian author Edwina Shaw. It's an interesting listen, and I … Continue reading Totally Lit – a new podcast series by writers for writers
. . . are coming! I've been crazy busy for a while and absent from the blog. In a way it has been a relief to not have new things that demanded to be written about the crumbling of the country (as I see it). Among a bunch of other things I've been trying to … Continue reading The Bears . . .
A great turn out in the appropriate and historic Beechworth Court House. It's time we had an effective Anti-Corruption Watchdog in this country.The stench from Canberra is overpowering our democracy. Even the dog in the audience was wagging a tail at the prospect. Check out the Beechworth Principles here. Even this dog approved.
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It's Valentine's Day already, here at my place. The chocolates came early (yesterday) because good things like that shouldn't wait. This is just a short note to let subscribers to my Newsletter know that I have just sent out a Valentine's Day edition. Look out for it in your inboxes, or, if it fails to … Continue reading A Valentine’s Day Newsletter
there is a cycloneapproaching queensland rolling onup theretoward new south wales burningfrom September drowningin february can he catcha breath can anymananywomanplease pleasecatch a breath please there are lessonsbeing taughtI know lessons being learnedmaybe(that’s less certain)buthow can I anybody take it inwhenthere is a cyclonenowfollowing onfrom last week’s deluge and a chancethat eventhe best of lessonsmight … Continue reading drowning (in lessons)
To get these framed. There are a couple of positions that could still be attainable though, so I might wait . . . Seriously, this - having two books in a top 5 in the category - is (for me) an extraordinary thing to have achieved and to have a record of. I'm amazed and … Continue reading I am very tempted . . .
About the Collection and a link to Valentine's Day Valentine's day is just 2 days away now and I pursued getting the e-book ready, so that it could be pre-ordered for delivery on the day (US time, I'm guessing). Than you to those folk who have pre-ordered their copy. It makes a wonderful start for … Continue reading Valentine’s Day and Walk Away Silver Heart