Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – New Book on the Shelves – #Pre-Order -Children’s – A Beechworth Bakery Bears e-Book (The Beechworth Bakery Bears 1) by Frank Prem

Thank you, Sally Cronin, for your support in promoting my first venture into picture books.

These little bears make me smile whenever I revisit them – in person in the Bakery, or in the pages of the book. I hope readers will enjoy them as well. 🙂

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Delighted to share the latest release from Frank Prem... this time a children’s story book…A Beechworth Bakery Bears e-Book (The Beechworth Bakery Bears 1) on pre-order for July 31st

About the stories

The Beechworth Bakery Bears are having lots of fun.

They are rowing in regattas and taking tea in the pie warmer.

They are riding on bobsleds and slurping coffee.

They are keeping watch over the bakery and making sure that everyone has cake to eat.

They are waiting, and hoping, that someone might take them home, where perhaps scones will be made!

They are ready to tell you all their stories . . .

One of the early reviews for the stories on Goodreads

Jul 14, 2020Cage Dunn rated it Five Stars

There are these little guys in the window, and they watch you go by … but what do they do in the meantime?

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outside (the george) 1984

georgewhere are younow our peaceis all battlesthough the 1984of bad dreamhas fallena long way behind us there are observerssurveilling me nothing of mineis secretorsecure it is knownwhen I went outof my househow many stepsI took monthlya summary is compiledof all my movements and whoI met brushed pastwith a deft touchof elbowsconveyingmy messages my phone knowsmy … Continue reading outside (the george) 1984

Oh brother – another picture poetry book

A day off work today. Very lovely. I've spent the entire day in formatting and reformatting a picture poetry book - Voices (in the trash). For Kindle, for e-pub, for book format. These images are taken from a first visit to a huge collectibles barn, with a myriad of stalls, and a myriad of objects. … Continue reading Oh brother – another picture poetry book

I believe (almost) in happy endings

sometimesfaithand beliefare supreme actsof selflessness not a trustthat I sharebutI can watchthese things in actionand feelawe arsonistshave burned a cathedralin france I was struckby the similarityto my grandfather’s axewhen the report mentionedthat the church has been burnt downand rebuiltthree timesso farwhile remaining a treasurefrom the fifteenth century it will be rebuiltagain I wonderwho noware the … Continue reading I believe (almost) in happy endings

Intrepidly . . . you.

Thank you to everyone for your wonderful depth of care and concern.

I can’t help but be mindful that none of us have ever met, and yet, the care and concern expressed is deep and real and so very touching.

Whereas, my original post was a poem for a work in progress and intended to examine an attitude, as much as anything, your responses have led to a subsequent piece, dealing with . . .

well dealing with the depth of response that can arise unlooked for and unexpectedly.

Thank you. You are all stars in my firmament.

Frank Prem Poetry

shopping

Hopefully this pic of myself setting forth after work (just about to step out of the car) will come through. I’ve had a few problems with pictures, just recently.

Today the request has come through, from our State government, to wear masks in public when we can’t maintain social distancing.

My appearance in the street caused a couple of conversations to immediately turn to the inevitability of masks (etc etc). An interesting impact.

Thank you all for your care and expressions of concern. It is lovely to be a part of such a caring community.

🙂

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Intrepidly . . .

shopping Hopefully this pic of myself setting forth after work (just about to step out of the car) will come through. I've had a few problems with pictures, just recently. Today the request has come through, from our State government, to wear masks in public when we can't maintain social distancing. My appearance in the … Continue reading Intrepidly . . .

late masking (too early)

we aren’t wearingface-masksin beechworth not yetanyhow everyone . . . every thingis waiting the toll of peoplewho have caught the virusor tested positivebefore they knew they had itis rising butit’s still a city thingyou know andeven thoughwe’ve had a lot of visitorstouristsbusting to tourwhen the restrictionsfirst went up andeven thoughthey didn’t . . .don’texactly adhereto … Continue reading late masking (too early)

Bear time – a first review

The first bear collection - A Beechworth Bakery Bears e-Book - is soon to go live. I was delighted today to see a review left by great friend and occasional collaborator Cage Dunn. The bears too, are quite delighted. Thank you, Cage. Here is the link to the review by Cage. This little book and … Continue reading Bear time – a first review