Smorgasbord Bookshelf – Summer Book Fair 2022 – #Poetry Frank Prem, #Africa #Flyingboats Jemima Pett

Thank you Sally Cronin for featuring reviews of my book The Garden Black and Jemima Pett’s White Water Landing.

Take a moment, if you can to pop across and see what reviewers Marjorie Mallon (for TGB) and Sally Cronin (WWL) thought of these books.

Thank you, Sally for your support in featuring The Garden Black.

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Over the course of the summer months I will be sharing the recommended authors who feature in the Smorgasbord Bookshelf along with their books and a selected review.

The first book today is the poetry collection by Frank Prem – The Garden Black and other speculations (Free Verse Poetry) –

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…

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The Garden Black – Liz’s Review

Thank you, Liz Gauffreau for a wonderful review of 'The Garden Black'. Liz likens her reading to an experience of jazz, and I could not be more delighted with such a description. The Garden Black marks a departure, for me, from the comfort of writing whatever comes to mind, to the exploration - in a … Continue reading The Garden Black – Liz’s Review

The Garden Black – Marj’s review.

A wonderful day for receiving reviews for The Garden Black. Thank you to Marjorie Mallon for this wonderful review on Goodreads. Marj is a talented young adult fantasy author from the UK and I can highly recommend her work. Here is the link to Marj's review on Goodreads. If you'd like to check out her … Continue reading The Garden Black – Marj’s review.

Sunday Book Review – Garden Black by Frank Prem #Poetry

How wonderful to receive a review of The Garden Black from Debby Gies (D. G. Kaye) in her Sunday Book Review feature.

Debby is a wonderful writer/blogger and humorist of note, and I’m quite chuffed with her choice of poems to highlight – particularly ‘jet on night’, which fascinated me while I was trying to get my head around the idea enough to convey to a reader.

Thank you so much, Debby.

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My Sunday Book Review is for the latest collection of speculative poetry by Frank Prem. I have enjoyed reading many of Frank’s books because his poetry interpretations take us along with him on his observations whether real or fiction, his truth shines through.

Blurb:

The Garden Blackpoetry collection is a venture into fantasy and speculative fiction based on the dual themes ofrain forestandfantasy.

. 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 isfrom 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 areallcolours…

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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 ~

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.

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Here is the Amazon link:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09TX294WX

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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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Smorgasbord Bookshelf – Meet the Authors 2022 – Personal Recommendations – #Poetry Frank Prem, #Thriller Toni Pike, #Contemporary Jessica Norrie

Thank you so much to Sally Cronin for including SHeep On The Somme among her personal favorites, along with the wonderful Toni Pike and Jessica Norrie.

Pop across to the Smorgasbord and read up on Sally’s wonderful reviews of these books. It’s always a treat to visit there.

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Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

In this first feature for the Smorgasbord Bookshelf I am sharing authors whose books I have read and can personally recommend along with one of my reviews for their books.

The first recommended author today is Fran Prem whose poetry reveals the hidden, the beautiful and the tragedy behind locked doors, loving relationships, childhood, wildfires and the First World War.

Meet Frank Prem

Frank Prem has been a storytelling poet since his teenage years. He has been a psychiatric nurse through all of his professional career, which now exceeds forty years.

He has been published in magazines, online zines and anthologies in Australia, and in a number of other countries, and has both performed and recorded his work as spoken word.

He lives with his wife in the beautiful township of Beechworth in North East Victoria, Australia.

A selection of books by Frank Prem

My review for Sheep On The…

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Sunday Book Review – Picture Poetry, A Lake Sambell Walk by Frank Prem

My thank to Debby for posting a lovely review of A Lake Sambell Walk.

I feel very fortunate to be able to share a favorite place, and a lovely walk from my home town with you.

Best wishes for a wonderful New Year.

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Welcome to my Sunday Book Review. Today I have a sweet review for a recent #Newrelease by Frank Prem – A Lake Sambell Walk. Frank is known for his free-verse poetry and in this book he has created a picture book to accompany his observational prose.

Blurb:

A Lake Sambell Walk is a stroll around the iconic man-made lake that lies at the heart of historically significant Beechworth, Victoria (Australia).

The lake was created by gold miners of the 19th century washing away the soil in their wild search for gold at the height of the gold rush era.

Today, the lake is a beautiful setting for fish and ducks and dabchicks (grebes).

Join Frank Prem for pleasant armchair stroll in A Lake Sambell Walk.

Welcome to Beechworth!

My 5 Star Review:

As a lover of free-verse poetry, I’ve enjoyed several of this author’s books. A Lake Sambell Walk is…

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A Lake Sambell Walk – Liz’s Review

What a wonderful Christmas surprise for me. The wonderful Liz Gauffreau has posted a lovely review of A Lake Sambell Walk. Liz's review on Goodreads is here. One of the beauties of being my own publisher lies in the ability to pursue whims and personal interests. A Lake Sambell Walk falls very much into that … Continue reading A Lake Sambell Walk – Liz’s Review

Smorgasbord Reading Room – New Book on the Shelves – #PreOrder #Poetry A Beechworth Bakery Bears e-Book: Waiting For Frank Bear by Frank Prem

Waiting for Frank-Bear is set for release on November 14, just a few days away, and Sally Cronin is spreading the word over at The SorgasBord Blog Magazine, today.

As release day for this new book nears I find myself thinking a lot about the simple joy of a cuddly teddy bear and how much warmth and pleasure such a furry friend can bring.

Thank you Sally (and thank you Bears!)

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Frank Prem has another children’s poetry story book with more of the lovable bears coming soon..A Beechworth Bakery Bears e-Book: Waiting For Frank Bear and I can recommend both of the previous books in the series.

About the story

The Beechworth Bakery Bears are still just as friendly and eager to please as ever.

But, where is Frank-Bear?

He does not come in to see them as often as before and they miss him.

They would love to tell you about their lives now, and how they wait for their best friend Frank-Bear to visit.

Step back into the bakery and find out what is happening in the world of The Beechworth Bakery Bears.

Head over to pre-order the book for November 14th: Amazon AUAmazon USAnd: Amazon UK

A selection of other books by Frank Prem

My review for book (too) 18th February 2021

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