Things have been pretty quiet here for the last while. I hope things will pick up. I have a couple of different writing projects on the go. I don’t have anything concrete to report at this point in time though.
As for my other website, Fiddles & Scribbles, it should be back up and running soon.
I took a bit of a break from writing, besides from writing in my journal. I am now back writing and feel more like myself.
I hope all of you are doing well.
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Barbara Ross was at the center of the punk rock explosion in 1970s Los Angeles as a guitarist for the all-girl outfit California Youth Authority. Her hopes for rock ‘n’ roll stardom faded, but her then-girlfriend went on to become the singly-named Jasmine, a pop sensation and national sweetheart. When Jasmine is found dead in the Hollywood Hills, Barbara becomes a “person of interest,” although there’s a problem with the police’s theory of the case. Barbara is bedridden, dying of breast cancer, and has only her estranged sister, a retired ballerina, to speak for her. As Barbara’s life dwindles away, Barbara and her sister reconsider their quests for art and fame, and which carries the higher cost: success or infamy.
Jane Rosenberg LaForge is a poet, novelist, and occasional essayist living in New York. Born in Los Angeles, she studied ballet as a girl; worked as a journalist in three states; and taught college composition and literature in New York. Her third full-length poetry collection will be “Medusa’s Daughter” from Animal Heart Press in 2021. Her previous novel, “The Hawkman: A Fairy Tale of the Great War” (Amberjack Publishing), was a finalist in two categories of the 2019 Eric Hoffer Awards.
In the town of Crowswood, located in Oregon – United States, the quiet and peaceful lives of its people will soon be disturbed by a suicide, which will expose two horrible crimes and together with them something more perverse, ancient and Malignant , tied to stormy local history, a secret that should never be revealed.
Johnn A. Escobar (1991) was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. At an early age he was influenced by great literary works such as Don Quijote de la Mancha, La caída de la casa Usher, El almohadón de plumas, Robinson Crusoe, among many others. It currently has fourteen books published in Spanish edition.
A search for self by losing self. As a shamanic presence, she disappears into a number of landscapes, principally the area in and around Nome, Alaska. There is an amazing tension created by the quiet ecstasy of the voice that guides us through this life-dream. The long poem that provides the book’s title is narrated by a night shift janitor who works in a university building. As she moves from room to room, area to area, she recovers pieces of her life, as if praying the stations of the cross. This brilliant book is both stylistically innovative and an emotionally moving experience.
–Lawrence R. Smith, author of The Plain Talk of the Dead, Editor and Publisher of Calibanonline
Susan Kay Anderson holds an MFA from Eastern Oregon University. She is the recipient of an Oregon Young Writers Award and the Jovanovich Award. Her poetry has been published in Barrow Street Journal 4 X 2 Project, BlazeVox Journal, Caliban Online, Carolina Quarterly, Mudfish, Puerto del Sol, Square One, Tom Clark Beyond The Pale, and other places. She was the poetry editor of Big Talk in Eugene, Oregon, a free publication which showcased up-and-coming NW punk bands, published by Hank Trotter. Anderson worked in Hawaii as an educator and interviewed Virginia Brautigan Aste; this project and its resulting memoir, Please Plant This Book Coast To Coast, is forthcoming in 2021 from Finishing Line Press.
a collection of dramatic monologues to some of the famous, infamous, and the invisible women of the Bible. Some of these women do speak in the Scriptures while some do not. What would they say if given the chance to speak today? What story would they share about the men in their lives as well as their position in life and their place in society? Whether you are a believer or not, I invite you to discover someone you may already know or would like to meet.
Sister Lou Ella is a former teacher and librarian. Her poems have appeared in numerous magazines such as America, First Things, Emmanuel, Third Wednesday, and new verse news as well as in four anthologies: The Night’s Magician: Poems about the Moon, edited by Philip Kolin and Sue Brannan Walker, Down to the Dark River edited by Philip Kolin, Secrets edited by Sue Brannan Walker and After Shocks: The Poetry of Recovery for Life-Shattering Events edited by Tom Lombardo. She was nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2017. Her first book of poetry entitled she: robed and wordless was published in 2015. (Press 53.)
Rag Dolls and Rage is the true story of a small child who lived with grandparents and teenaged aunts near the English seaside. Her happy life consisted of hugs, sandcastles and helping Nana to bake. However, at age four, her mother returned and took her away. A man her mother insisted she call “Daddy” abused Sheila. Eventually, an aunt rescued her. This is Sheila’s coming-of-age journey through fear and brokenness, towards peace and love. She grew up and travelled the world to escape her past, before finally revisiting the painful memories, seeking therapy and writing this powerful memoir of hope.
Sheila E. Tucker is a member of The Ontario Poetry Society. She is also editor-in-chief of an upcoming anthology for Toronto’s Heliconian Club for Women in the Arts and Letters. Previously, she worked for an international company for eighteen years as an editor and graphic designer. Before moving to Canada, Sheila travelled the world for a decade, working in a kibbutz near Haifa, as a nanny in Belgium, a barmaid in Spain and a farmhand in a Lancashire quail farm. She thrived on adventure. Sheila now lives in Oakville with her husband. Her hobbies include gardening, painting, writing and reading.
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Angel is a young able seaman aboard a three-masted schooner, when a charismatic leader needs his help to transport five men, more than a dozen women and their children to an abandoned fort. They all hope to escape the breakdown of society in a community guided by faith, hope and loyalty. Among the children is a girl with sea-bright eyes and her little sister. More than twenty years later, Angel returns in his own ship to find out how they all fared, triggering a spate of murderous violence that threatens to destroy the little community and Angel with it.The action of Angel’s Share takes place prior to The Astreya Trilogy.
Seymour Hamilton was born in London in 1941 during an air raid. He lived in Mauritius from 1945 to 1949, when his family moved to Ottawa. In 1973, he earned a PhD on American Science fiction from Queen’s University, Kingston. He taught at several Canadian universities and worked as an editor/writer for government. In 2011 he completed The Astreya Trilogy: the adventures of Astreya, a young man searching for his identity in the context of his nautical family’s mysterious past. Seymour returned to the same imaginative universe for River of Stones (2019)and Angel’s Share (2020).
Adrian S. Potter’s first full-length book of poetry, Everything Wrong Feels Right, is a work full of passion and infatuation. The book outlines moments of brokenness, despair, and desire juxtaposed with peaceful portraitures of Midwestern landscapes. By using serene backgrounds as settings for violence, drunkenness, and an overarching sense of hopelessness, Potter exposes the dual nature of the Midwest and paints a realistic picture of what it means to live. Everything Wrong Feels Right is published by PortagePress and supported by Portage Magazine.
Divided into four parts, this book is about human emotions. It is about the five elements, lust, anger, greed, attachment, and ego. It is also about violence against women, children, mental illness, climate change, and everyday news stories.
Jagjeet Sharma is a freelance journalist, poet and author. She hosts a weekly radio show along with her team of dedicated volunteers on CKCU 93.1fm.
She launched her first book of poems, Nature’s Subtle Seductions, April 14th, 2018 at Ottawa City Hall.
Her second book of poems, Fragments, was launched May 25th, 2019 at Ottawa City Hall.
All sale proceeds from the two books were donated to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.
Raindropsis her third collection of poems. It is a continuation of her creative process, “I observe, I feel, and I write. I call it journalistic poetry”.
Jagjeet Sharma has been featured in the North Grenville Times, Juice 97.5 FM, Kemptville, CHIN Mirch Masala radio. She was invited to local South Asian festivals for book signings and poetry readings.
She is member of the Ottawa Independent Writers (OIW), North Grenville Writers Circle, founding member of the Ottawa Ethnic Media Forum.
he writing in tidal wave explores one’s identity, the visceral display of subconscious ramifications — bending the abstract ploy of truth, and what lays the foundation of corruption. The author’s writing encompasses a lyrical approach — as it breaks conventional forms.
The author reimagines language through poetic expressions — adjacent to its rangy syntax, returning the objective placement of rhythmic science. Tidal Wave is a thematic approach to recreating wavelength patterns, and finds oneself, amongst shoulders of writers who have crafted avenues for contemporary writers.
Kofi Antwi, is a writer, English professor, and graduate of the Writers Foundry MFA Creative Writing program. He was born in Brooklyn and raised in Staten Island by parents of Ghanaian descent. Kofi’s writing has been published by, Great Weather For Media, Agbowo, No, Dear, NYSAI, Ninalem, and Rigorous. Kattywompus Press published Kofi’s debut poetry chapbook Tidal Wave. Kofi has contributed as a guest editor of Breadcrumbs Mag, an assistant editor at Wisconsin English Journal, and nominated for Best Poem on The Web by Rise Up.