Conversations With Colleen: Meet Author, Trent McDonald, @trentpmcd

 Hello everyone! This week I'm happy to introduce Author and Poet, Trent McDonald. Trent is a regular participant in my weekly poetry challenge. I love how many authors write poetry too! Check out his poems HERE. I asked him to pick three or four questions from my huge list HERE. We all aspire to … Continue reading Conversations With Colleen: Meet Author, Trent McDonald, @trentpmcd

“Monsoon Madness,” A #Haibun #Tanka

The challenge words for this week's poetry challenge are "character and wild." I used tempestuous for character, and howling for wild. Here in Arizona, the weather forecasters speak of "the monsoon season" and the destruction it sometimes wrecks across Phoenix and Maricopa County. "Not to worry," I said. We've lived through blizzards, sub-zero temperatures, hurricanes, … Continue reading “Monsoon Madness,” A #Haibun #Tanka

Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 142 #SynonymsOnly

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Hi! I’m glad to see you here. Are you ready to write some syllabic poetry? Here are your two words for this week: "Character & Wild" HERE’S THE CATCH: You can’t use the prompt words! SYNONYMS ONLY!  PLEASE support the other poets by visiting their blogs and leaving comments. Sharing each other’s work … Continue reading Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 142 #SynonymsOnly

Colleen’s 2019 #Tanka Tuesday #Poet of the Week & Honorable Mention(s), No. 141, #PhotoPrompt

Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap featuring the Poet of the Week and any honorable mention poetry that really caught my eye. If you would like to participate in this challenge, you can learn the rules in the menu item called Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Guidelines. Congratulations, and many thanks to all the participants! Please … Continue reading Colleen’s 2019 #Tanka Tuesday #Poet of the Week & Honorable Mention(s), No. 141, #PhotoPrompt

Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Book Marketing – Setting up your Amazon Author Page by Sally Cronin

Setting up your Amazon Author Page by Sally Cronin is the kind of information ALL authors need to know. Check this out! ❤

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I began promoting authors and their books back in 2001 and then it was all about splashy book launches, press releases and getting local coverage. Indie authors had it tough in those days trying to break into the establishment and get the attention of national press, but could do very well locally.

It is very different today in many respects, but certainly you can still make a big splash in your own local area, especially if our books are relevant to the history of the area. Press releases and going door to door to established businesses such as bookshops, cafes, art galleries and holding book signings can certainly launch a book and possibly get the attention of a wider audience and the national press.

Six years ago I began promoting my own books (particularly Ebooks as I tend to still go local for my print books) and a handful of…

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Colleen’s 2019 #Book #Reviews – “Voodoo or Destiny: You Decide” by Author, Jan Sikes, @rijanjks

Title: Voodoo or Destiny: You Decide Amazon Author Page: Jan Sikes Formats: Kindle Genres: Occult Fiction, 45-Minute Literature & Fiction Short Reads, Occult Horror Goodreads https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B07TMQJKSS&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_MYfxDb71PJ4WR In the Author's Words Claire Winters is heartbroken when her husband of many years says he's found a new love and wants a divorce. While having a pity party with her best … Continue reading Colleen’s 2019 #Book #Reviews – “Voodoo or Destiny: You Decide” by Author, Jan Sikes, @rijanjks

Patheos – Irish-American Witchcraft: Evolution of My Spirituality | Morgan Daimler

Morgan Daimler has become an influential resource for me as I research my way into faery craft. You can learn more about her on her blog: Living Liminally, Here. *** My witchcraft isn't something that fits well in the ceremonial magic structure or the neopagan one that comes from it; it's far closer to early … Continue reading Patheos – Irish-American Witchcraft: Evolution of My Spirituality | Morgan Daimler

“Memories ~ Set Adrift,” #Shadorma

This week's poetry challenge was a photo prompt that I assumed would give us all much food for thought. Never mind all the song references we couldn't get rid of (Jim Croce: Time in a Bottle) (Sting: Message in a Bottle), etc. Then, there was the obvious... a bottle on the beach means trash washed … Continue reading “Memories ~ Set Adrift,” #Shadorma

“Sweet Jam,” #Flash #Fiction

It's been awhile since I had the time to join in with my favorite flash fiction challenge. Today, I finally made it. The Carrot Ranch August 15, 2019, flash fiction prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes a sweet jam. It can take you to the kitchen or the … Continue reading “Sweet Jam,” #Flash #Fiction

Shielding

As a part of the universe, we all collect energy. Some of these energy debris attach to us through our auras, especially when we encounter people who drain the absolute life out of us. I struggle with this anytime I come into contact with other people. As an empath, I suck up their emotions, to … Continue reading Shielding