8: Eight-word Poems—proof ordered

After a cursory check of the soft (PDF) proof, I have ordered print proofs, which I hope to have in hand within the next couple of weeks. It feels odd how quickly this one is coming together. Granted, choosing to include all of the poems from this particular writing challenge made that part of the [...]

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8: Eight-word Poems submitted for proofing

I have been working quickly with this one. I spent part of today proofreading a printout, then making the necessary edits. I have already uploaded the interior and book cover PDFs for review; the next step will be proofing. I have set the publication/on-sale date for October 20th; I think this will give me enough [...]

Poet of the Month: S. R. Mason

For this latest entry in my series of tributes to poets I know, I celebrate and acknowledge S. R. Mason. A writer, photographer, and poet, her main outlet for poetry is her Tumblr blog, titled Think of Me As Poetry. Love is a frequent theme in her poems. However, her protagonists do not experience love in their [...]

The Smashwords Summer Sale—Final weekend!

Just three days (Saturday/Sunday/Monday) left in the Smashwords annual summer sale. All of my books are 75% off through July 31; simply click on the Buy with coupon button, or use the coupon code SSW75 at checkout. Here are the links: This Is Not the Book That Will Save Your Life https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/717550 …but for the thoughts running [...]

2017 Poetry Marathon: It’s official

It is official! I will be participating in the half-marathon portion of the 2017 Poetry Marathon. This means that, starting with the 6 o’clock hour (Pacific time) on August 5th, I will be writing and posting a new poem every hour for twelve hours. Although I write new poems daily, try to write more than [...]

The Smashwords Summer Sale—One week to go!

Just one week left in the Smashwords annual summer sale. All of my books are 75% off through the end of July; simply click on the Buy with coupon button, or use the coupon code SSW75 at checkout. Here are the links: This Is Not the Book That Will Save Your Life https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/717550 …but for the thoughts [...]

The Smashwords Summer Sale—Ten days left!

Just 10 more days to go in the Smashwords annual summer sale. All of my books are 75% off through the end of July; simply click on the Buy with coupon button, or use the coupon code SSW75 at checkout. Here are the links: This Is Not the Book That Will Save Your Life https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/717550 …but for [...]

Dead website

My website (not this blog) will be offline for a while. I received e-mail from my hosting service indicating my site may have been hacked. In the process of deleting the files they had disabled in the meantime, I inadvertently disabled the site to the point where I no longer have the option to restore [...]

The Smashwords Summer Sale—through July 31st!

Smashwords is doing their annual summer sale right now. As part of it, the e-book editions of all of my books are 75% off; simply click on the Buy with coupon button, or use the coupon code SSW75 at checkout. Here are the links: This Is Not the Book That Will Save Your Life https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/717550 …but for [...]