A Specialist at The Recycled Heart – epub release date

Woo Hoo! Against all likelihoods, I've just uploaded an epub digital copy of 'A Specialist at The Recycled Heart' to Smashwords, for release on 12th September 2022. Out of order, completely not what was planned, but there it is. A Specialist is a kind of companion collection to The Garden Black. Speculative and out of … Continue reading A Specialist at The Recycled Heart – epub release date

The Garden Black – 4 star review

The Garden Black paperback - 25/04/2022 It is a great pleasure to share a 4 star review of The Garden Black by Chelsea Uzomah, who hails from Nigeria. I'm delighted that Chelsea enjoyed this particular approach to speculative fiction and speculative poetry. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4686149289?book_show_action=true&from_review_page=1 ~

The Garden Black – promo #5

It will be nice to have the digital edition of The Garden Black released at the end of the month. The Garden Black promo - 20/04/2022 TheGardenBlack - paperback is out now and shipping! The #1 new release in Australian and Oceanian Poetry. Get your copy, now! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09TX294WX Poetry #speculativefiction #SpeculativePoetry

The Garden Black – on its way!

I noticed last evening that IngramSpark - my printer/distributor for paper edition books - has started to despatch pre-orders of The Garden Black. Anyone who has pre-ordered a copy might be pleased to know that it is on its way. Seeing that took my mind back to the writing of the collection and I recalled … Continue reading The Garden Black – on its way!

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – New Book on the Shelves and Advance Review -#Poetry #Fantasy – The Garden Black and other speculations (Free Verse Poetry) by Frank Prem

Thank you, Sally Cronin for a wonderful review of The Garden Black. This collection is a step toward the surreal and the speculative and I’m delighted that Sally has enjoyed her reading of it.

Follow the link to pop over the The Smorgasbord Magazine Blog and see check out the review.

Thank you, again, Sally.


Here is the Amazon link:


Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Delighted to share the news of the latest poetry collection by Frank Prem – The Garden Black and other speculations (Free Verse Poetry) – On pre-order for April 29th 2022 in Ebook – 15th April in print.

About the book

The Garden Black poetry collection is a venture into fantasy and speculative fiction based on the dual themes of rain forest and fantasy.

. The rainforest becomes a desert, and then the sea.

. A man in a satellite orbits the earth while playing his violin and pondering. A girl gazes up at the passing light and dances.

. Od Ovo – a youth who is from here, raises the dust of frustrated boredom on a mining asteroid, and cannot believe traveller tales of places where water falls from the sky.

. What colour are the flowers in the Reaper’s garden? They are all colours . . . They are…

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Books to come. So much fun!

I'm really pleased to have been able to place an order for a few stock copies of The Garden Black, just now. It's a sign (to me) that the process of creating and listing the book is just about complete. There are still tasks associated with launching a new book that have to be attended, … Continue reading Books to come. So much fun!

The Garden Black – Hot New Release

I feel a little blessed that my native writing categories (as listed on Amazon) - my 'naturals' include Australian and Oceanian Poetry. Why? Because there are not huge sales in the category at any one time in markets around the world. Small sales numbers result in big movement on the charts that Amazon maintains through … Continue reading The Garden Black – Hot New Release

Messing with book cover mock-ups

I thought it was time to do a bit of standardising of my book imagery. I think I've gone cross-eyed with the effort! Not everyone will be aware that making a nice little picture of a book - as opposed to a front cover - takes a little bit of graphics magic. Just using a … Continue reading Messing with book cover mock-ups