Writing Spaces: Part Deux

I read an article last year on where famous authors do their writing. There were some remarkably inspiring locations and it made me wonder where the authors I know (the majority being small press and indie) write their stories, poetry, and other words. I collected photographs from ten talented writers last year. This year, I invited twelve more to do the same. They span the spectrum from paranormal to poetry and children’s fiction. Thank you once again to all the writers who let me into their homes and special places with their photographs: Paula Walker Baker, Melissa Craig, Michelle Franklin, Kelly Stone Gamble, Tracy James Jones, Dan Leicht, Dionne Lister, Jeanne McDonald, Charity Parkerson, Poppy Ruth SilverJacqueline E. Smith, and Danielle Thamasa.

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Paula Walker Baker, author of Jack Learns to Grill

Melissa Craig 1

Melissa Craig, author of The Unblemished Librarian

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Melissa Craig, author of The Unblemished Librarian

Michelle Franklin

Michelle Franklin, author of Khantara

Kelly Stone Gamble 1

Kelly Stone Gamble, author of They Call Me Crazy

Tracy James Jones

Tracy James Jones, author of Torn: Sixty Days of Calaboose

Dan Leicht 1

Dan Leicht, author of Blissfire

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Dan Leicht, author of Blissfire

Dionne Lister

Dionne Lister, author of Shadows of the Realm

Jeanne McDonald 2

Jeanne McDonald, author of The Truth in Lies

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Jeanne McDonald, author of The Truth in Lies

Charity Parkerson

Charity Parkerson, author of A Dash of Desire

Poppy Ruth Silver

Poppy Ruth Silver, author of Soon to Melt

Jackie Smith

Jacqueline E. Smith, author of Cemetery Tours

Danielle Thamasa, author of Project Death: Ressurection

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Book Love and Shadows of the Realm

I originally posted the first poem on my old blog in August 2013. It’s still one I think about from time to time. There’s something inherently magical about reading and books. I still feel lost in adventure when I open Narnia, Shadows of the Realm, Oz, or endless other works. And that brings me to the second poem I wrote for Dionne Lister’s fantasy series, Shadows of the Realm. There’s so much adventure and excitement within the pages of her work. Be sure and check it out on Amazon and Smashwords.

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Book Love

Books are time machines.
Books are cars, and planes, and submarines.
Books are rocket ships and magic beans.
Books are goblins, dragons, kings, and queens.
Books are beating hearts and things unseen.
Books are marijuana and caffeine.

© Ben Ditmars 2013

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Shadows of the Realm

take my hand across
imagined layers
of a faded universe
we go unheard and dwindle
into the third realm
strangers drawn into
a time of dragons and darkness
gods help us all and
we will find summer and
water mirroring the sky.

© Ben Ditmars 2014

Dream List of Books

There are a lot of books I want to buy. Unfortunately, some are not yet available, and others cost money. I’ve read as much as the Amazon sample allows for most, but decided it would be good to have a dream list of books.

betweenworlds

Between Worlds by Jacqueline E. Smith

birthinginadequacy

Birthing Inadequacy by Natasha Head

Broken Places by Rachel Thompson

tolkien

The Complete History of Middle Earth by Christopher Tolkien

dashdesire

A Dash of Desire by Charity Parkerson

enlightened

Enlightened by Regina Puckett

FantasticBeasts

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling

hark

Hark-A Christmas Collection by Justin Bog

The Funny Adventures of Little Nani: Book 2

Midnight Chimera by Helle Gade

Quidditchthroughtheages

Quidditch Through the Ages by J.K. Rowling

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Realm of Blood and Fire by Dionne Lister

charity

Sexy Witches by Charity Parkerson

singsong

Sing Song Stories by Agnes Crozier Hebertson