Smorgasbord Health Column – Women’s Health Month – The Heart – Connecting the Dots by D.G. Kaye

Debby G’s personal story about why you should always pay attention to your body when it’s trying to tell you something, no matter how small the change is. This saved Debby’s life and I am so glad and happy she is still here with us. ❤

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Welcome to the women’s health month and in the original series, D.G. Kaye, Debby Giesaccepted my invitation to write a guest post. She shared her story about a health issue that could have gone unnoticed at great risk to her life. Thankfully she as you know she is now fully recovered from this life threatening heart condition.

Connecting the Dots by D.G. Kaye.

It was the tiniest of dots; not much bigger than the size of a pinhead. Most people wouldn’t even have paid it any mind. But I am not most people.

As a girl who has experienced her fair share of health concerns, I made a pact with myself to practice a healthier lifestyle and to become more in-tuned with my body. I wouldn’t categorize myself as a hypochondriac, but because I have been challenged with cervical cancer, glaucoma, and a near fatal diagnosis of Crohn’s disease…

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How to Start Crafting Syllabic Poetry

Colleen teaches us how to start crafting y our syllabic poetry.

🎃Word Craft: Prose & Poetry🎃

Are you new to crafting syllabic poetry and don’t know how to start? Let me show you two syllabic poetry forms to get you started on your poetry writing journey now…

Let’s start with an American form, the Crapsey Cinquain. The Crapsey Cinquainis a five-line, non-rhyming poem featuring a syllable structure of 2-4-6-8-2. Choose words that create drama that builds into the fourth line. The turn occurs on line five, the most important line. This is where you change your focus away from the drama in some interesting way.Cinquain poems need a title.

Use a syllable counter as you compose your poetry. I use sodacoffee.com/syllables/. See my example below:

"Day Dawns"

pink blush—
fairy sunshine
smudges morning's gray clouds
dew sparkles against the grasses
thunder

© Colleen M. Chesebro

In the Crapsey cinquain above, I described a morning sunrise. True to the form, I pivoted in…

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Book Review: Wolfe Manor by Adele Marie Park

This is a wonderful passionate review of Wolfe Manor by Adele Marie Park. The reviewer is Emerian Rich who runs the horror addicts blog and pod casts. THank you so much Emz thank you.

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reviewedfixedWolfe Manor by Adele Marie Park

Reviewed by Emerian Rich

wolfemanorA great first novel from a bright and promising author, Wolfe Manortakes you on a magical journey of self-discovery.

Wolfe Manor  is a school where two interesting aunts welcome students and lost souls. An orphan left at the manor as a babe, Fianna teaches art to the young girls, inspiring them with lessons she learned in the same halls.  The manor is the only home she’s ever known, but even though she’s been there all her life, it holds secrets even she doesn’t know about. As dark entities attack the estate, Fianna comes into powers she never knew she possessed. With the help of her adopted aunts and several quirky characters she’s become friends with, her powers awaken. The secrets of who her parents were, why they left her, and what her destiny is come alive in this…

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Bloodstone: The Curse Of Time Book 1 by @Marjorie_Mallon  #BlogTour

A wonderful post for Bloodstone The Curse of Time Book 1.

But I Smile Anyway...

I am delighted to invite my dear friend, and blog sis, Marjorie Mallon, to my blog today to let you all know about the re-release of her first novel, Bloodstone: The Curse Of Time Book 1. It has recently been picked up by a publisher, been given a makeover of sorts, and is back out there, in the book wild, and I, for one, am thrilled for Marje, because she has worked so hard for this! I read it the first time round, and I’ve also had a sneak peak at a very early draft of Book 2. Lots of fun in store for readers!

Let me pass you over to Marje!

Thank you so much Ritu for being part of my impromptu blog tour for my re-release of Bloodstone, The Curse of Time Book 1.

Next Chapter Publishing – YA fantasy The Curse of Time series:

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Bloodstone – The…

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Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – Meet the Authors 2021 – #poetry Annette Rochelle Aben, #Shortstories Karen Ingalls, #Fantasy Adele Marie Park.

A great post by Sally, thank you.

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Over the summer I will be updating author’s details in the Cafe and Bookstore and also sharing their bios, books and recent reviews with you in this series…

Meet Annette Rochelle Aben  

Annette has an attitude of gratitude that she spreads around on a daily basis… Annette’s Blog and also by interviewing authors on radio Tell Me A Story with Annette Rochelle Aben | The Magic Happens (TMH)

A love of writing, began for Annette when she was but a small child. Of course, she gives all the credit to her parents, who read to her and her siblings from the moment they were born. Once in school, teachers took over the roles of main influencers, as they required the students to do a lot of (wait for it… wait for it…) WRITING!

Over the years, Annette has been blessed with having both hobbies and jobs that required her…

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World Environment Day 5th June 2021… — Retired? No one told me!

https://www.youtube.com/embed/4PvGNzi1dnY?version=3&rel=1&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&fs=1&hl=en&autohide=2&wmode=transparent “Reimagine. Recreate. Restore” This year’s World Environment Day is to bring the focus on ecosystem restoration… Launched in 1974 and held on June 5th every year it is the time when Civil Societies, Environmentalists, School Students, and Global Leaders take a moment to reflect on how human activities affect Mother Earth. World Environment Day … Continue reading World Environment Day 5th June 2021… — Retired? No one told me!

May Book Reviews

Great reviews from myths of the mirror and a shout out to Colleen Chesebro and Teagan Geneviene excellent ladies.

Myths of the Mirror

Summer is Coming (or Winter)! Time for some reading!

Summer is always a busy time of year here in the Pacific Northwest. The rain stops and we all spill outside. My husband and I named our deck “vacation.” So every afternoon we go outside on “vacation” to read.

May book reviews include my4 and 5 star reads of a lot of poetry, two installments of a serial fantasy, a fallen angel fantasy, a thriller, and a prequel to a new mystery. I hope you enjoy them.

Click on the covers for Amazon global links.

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Word Craft: Prose & Poetry: The Art of Crafting Syllabic Poetry by Colleen Chesebro

This book is a must-have for writers of syllabic poetry. Chesebro has the experience and credentials to have crafted this easy to follow and detailed look at twelve forms of Japanese and American syllabic poetry, as well as their variations. Styles…

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Tree Fairies and Their Short Stories by Denise L. Finn – New Release Tour — The Showers of Blessings

I’m excited to have Denise L. Finn on my blog to share with you about her new release Tree Fairies and Their Short Stories. She’ll also share with you about her love of nature, the forest where she resides, and the facts about the redwood trees. Thank you, Miriam for having me and the fairies […]Tree … Continue reading Tree Fairies and Their Short Stories by Denise L. Finn – New Release Tour — The Showers of Blessings

Introducing: Word Weaving—A Word Craft Journal of Syllabic Verse

A fantastic new site from Colleen and Jules please go and visit. ❤

📝Word Weaving📝

Word Weavingbegan as a creative experiment between two poetic friends, Colleen Chesebro and JulesPaige, birthed from our combined love for writing syllabic poetry on Word Craft: Prose & Poetry at wordcraftpoetry.com. Those Tanka Tuesday poetry challenges got us thinking. What if we published a yearly poetry journal of syllabic verse to encourage emerging poets?

Jules and I are excited to contribute to the writing community. Our aim is to be a small, online, and print poetry journal that shares thoughtful syllabic poetry with uplifting fresh voices while supporting established ones. There are no submission fees. Read our submissions page to learn more.

The proceeds from the sale of this journal will be used to sponsor a yearly poetry contest on Word Craft: Prose & Poetry atwordcraftpoetry.comto be announced in 2022. Prizes will be determined at a later date. We will keep the cost of the ebook…

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New RELEASE: “Poetry Treasures”

An amazing book

🎃Word Craft: Prose & Poetry🎃

I’m thrilled to announce the release of “Poetry Treasures,” a collection of poetry from the poet/author guests of Robbie Cheadle on the “Treasuring Poetry” blog series on Writing to be Read in 2020.

Open the book and discover the poetry treasures of Sue Vincent (Author), Geoff Le Pard (Author), Frank Prem (Author), Victoria Zigler (Author), Colleen M. Chesebro (Author), K. Morris (Author), Annette Rochelle Aben (Author), Jude Kirya Itakali (Author), and Roberta Eaton Cheadle (Author). 

This book is also available on Draft2Digital.

Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would find myself in the company of my favorite poets. If you’re not familiar with the blogging collaboration of Kaye Lynn Booth and Robbie Cheadle and more, at Writing to be Read, you will want to check out the opportunities for poets and writers.

Currently, the book is in kindle form. The print version will be…

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