#NEWRELEASE People Are Strange

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I am excited to write that Book 5 in the Mind’s Eyes Series is finally published! I have several poems included in this collection and collaborate with world-class writers and photographers such as Helle Gade, Maria Savva, Darcia Helle, Kim Stapf, Martin David Porter, J. Michael Radcliffe, Julie Elizabeth Powell, Thomma Lyn Grindstaff and Maria Haskins.

The idea was to look at photographs of people and interpret them creatively. I think one of my own favorites was a picture of man walking down a road. It reminded me of a Robert Frost poem, The Road Not Taken and I wrote a kind of tribute:

Lonely Road

If I could travel down that lonely road…

I might ask about his suicide that never

was, his lover’s quarrel with the world,

two roads diverged with burning paper

and an accidental fire

long walks where green was gold

before her heart attack,

knowing way leads onto way,

has it made the difference?

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The Spider by Maria Savva

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Maria Savva has a new novel available for pre-order! I’ve collaborated many times for the Mind’s Eye Series with her and this is definitely a book you want to read.

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‘No one’s ever come out of that house alive…’

What lurks behind the door of 8 Goldfern Road?

Are you brave enough to step inside?

By entering the sinister house, George and Glen become entangled in a dangerous battle of wills.

“The Spider” is a story of obsession, infidelity, and broken dreams.

This darkly humorous mystery will appeal to fantasy and romance readers as well as those who love to hate spiders!

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Lost and Found by Maria Savva

Maria Savva has a new book of short stories coming out on March 18th and it’s currently available for pre-order. You will definitely want to check it out. Let’s face it, the Ben Ditmars seal of approval goes a long way 🙂

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Lost&Found_FB Cover_V1“Human nature is not neat and predictable.

What makes us betray a loved one?
Can isolation lead to irrational behaviour?
Why do other people’s lives always look more appealing?

Ordinary people living ordinary lives, torn apart by regret, remorse, and deceit. We’re all stumbling through life together. This collection of stories shows you the Lost and Found among us.”

The book is currently available for pre-order on Kindle.
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Kindle release date is 18th March 2016.
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Find more about Maria Savva:

IndieVengeance Day 2015

Last week I traveled to Dallas for an annual book signing known as IndieVengeance Day. We get together, the indies and I, once a year and hang out. We also sell books: small books, big books, books that climb on rocks. Okay, none of them climbed rocks, but a couple have ghosts, and that’s just as good.

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The journey started in the air…

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Photograph by Jacqueline Smith

But quickly involved books and stress cubes.

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Photograph by Jacqueline Smith

Hey, poetry!

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Photograph by Jacqueline Smith

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Photograph by Jacqueline Smith

The books and their Davros. Muahaha.

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Scott’s fortune cookie predicted a photo bomb.

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And there was this yummy croissant.

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Photograph by Claudette Peercy

The Justice League prepared to fight evil… and sell books.

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Photograph by Claudette Peercy

After Red Lobster. Don’t we look full?

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I found this steer at the airport.

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My last view of Dallas.

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It was an incredible event filled with my favorite people on earth. Once more, my deepest thanks to Amber Norrgard for all the hard work she did setting everything up.

You can find information on the authors in attendance here:

Julie Fraynhttp://juliebird.ca

James Peercy: http://www.jameswilliampeercy.com

Amber Jerome-Norrgard: http://amberjeromenorrgard.com

Stacey Roberts: http://www.trailertrashbook.com

Paula Walker Baker: https://paulawalkerbaker.wordpress.com

Jacqueline E. Smith: http://jackiesmith114.wordpress.com

Debbie Watts Reece: http://www.beebopbooks.com

Susie Clevenger: http://www.susieclevenger.com

Mirrored Voices: Best New Poets

I am featured in the next book for the Mirrored Voices series, Mirrored Voices: Best New Poets. Please check out myself and the fantastic poets who have contributed their work.

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This combined poetic anthology embraces free thinking of the untapped mind and spirit. A vast array of talented best poets from around the globe share their voices together in harmony.

Find it on:

Amazon
Goodreads

Triptychs Coming Soon

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Available for Pre-order on Kindle.

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It is my pleasure to share the cover reveal today for TRIPTYCHS. I worked with some incredibly talented writers and photographers on this project. We each wrote stories and poetry based off images.

The collection is called “Triptychs” because each image has three different stories from three different writers.

My two poems, Think Green and Dry Dock are included. The photographs by Helle Gade and Martin David Porter which inspired my words are both uniquely beautiful. There is a contrast between natural and rustic that helped provide divergent perspectives. I can’t wait for you to read the result.

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You can find the second book in the series, Reflections, for sale here.

And the first, Perspectives here.

Please visit the other great authors, writers, poets, and photographers who participated in this project:

Julie Elizabeth Powell
https://twitter.com/starjewelz
http://www.freewebs.com/julizpow

Maria Savva
http://www.mariasavva.com/site/
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show…

Darcia Helle
http://quietfurybooks.com/index.html
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show…

Michael J Radcliffe
http://www.theguardiansapprentice.com/
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show…

Jason Mcintyre
http://www.thefarthestreaches.com/
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show…

Eden Baylee
http://edenbaylee.com/
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show…

Lisette Brodey
http://lisettebrodey.com/
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show…

Ben Ditmars
https://benjaminditmars.wordpress.com/
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show…

Helle Gade
https://hellegade.wordpress.com/about/
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show…

Jay Finn
https://jayfinnauthor.wordpress.com/
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show…

Marc Nash
http://sulcicollective.blogspot.co.uk/
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show…

Geoffery West
http://www.geoffreydavidwest.com/

Martin David Porter
https://www.facebook.com/MartsArtsPho…

Mirrored Voices #Giveaway #Poetry

Mirrored Voices: Emerging Poets Anthology, in which I am featured with several other talented poets, is currently having a giveaway on Goodreads. Please enter the contest and give love to some poets. Click here.

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This combined poetic anthology embraces free thinking of the untapped mind and spirit. A vast array of talented emerging poets from around the globe share their voices together in harmony. Only by glaring into the depths of ones own reflection can we find our true selves. It is here where the mirrored voices of our souls speak and can be heard.