Category Archives: Poems

If We Go Back

It’s a pleasure to be over reading my poem “If We Go Back” at Maxima’s blog today. I say thank you to all friends who support my writing! Maxima, the video you created here is wonderful!

Maxima

Sorry, and thank you for understanding!
With love Maxima

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Sally Cronin is Back!

Such a treat to learn more about Sally Conin in this interview! Well done with the questions, Amy Reade. Thanks to my friend Michelle at BOOK CHAT for bringing this one to my attention. Sally is a wonderful blogger, author, and supporter!

Reade and Write

For many of us in the world of authors-marketing-ourselves, we know Sally Cronin as a treasure who selflessly promotes others, spotlighting their new books, re-showcasing their old ones, and offering endless encouragement and support to artists of all stripes.

But Sally is also an author, and a prolific one at that. Not only does she write blog posts that enlighten her readers on everything from the benefits of garlic to heart health to the weather in Ireland, but she also writes short stories and books, both fiction and nonfiction. And she’s here today to tell us about her latest work, What’s In a Name.

Welcome, Sally!

Thank you so much Amy for asking me over for an interview.. It is a real pleasure.

Tell me about your new book, What’s in a Name.

The short stories in this collection are about ordinary people who in some way bring their…

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Sally’s Cafe and bookstore Author Update – Toni Pike, Jaye Marie and Christy Birmingham

Such a pleasure to have the newest review for “Versions of the Self” featured in Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore Author Update! It sits in good company along with writers Jaye Marie and Toni Pike. Sally Cronin’s “Smorgasbord – Variety is the Spice of Life” blog is full of literary delights so please do follow it if you are not already doing so. I wish you a great week! ♥ Christy

Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life

Welcome to the Friday Cafe and Bookstore update where authors on the shelves can share new releases, fantastic reviews and offers on their books. Whilst I do make every effort to check all the authors in the bookstore every few weeks, it is very helpful if you drop me a line to sally.cronin@moyhill.com.

Just a reminder about some of the benefits of being in the bookstore.

You can enjoy regular updates that puts your work in front of my 26,000+ contacts here and on social media. Most of whom are authors themselves, but more importantly readers of books. You also belong to a growing community of supportive writers who are happy to share across their own networks.

For example. The average Cafe Update receives on average 40 to 50 retweets over the course of a week. Most authors that follow me have between 5,000 – 15,000+ followers of…

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The Prince

Time for a poem by Walter De la Mare! Back in December, I posted an analysis of his poem Mistletoe. At that point, Carolee Croft had told me about the poem The Prince. Now, here is the full poem, in all its glory! Oh how wonderful to read it. Wanting to share the find with you all. Have a nice day, following the Easter weekend (for those of you who celebrated it). ♥ Christy

Carolee Croft

Hello again, friends, and sorry about my absence. I’ve been traveling about the UK and now I’m back in Canada feeling somewhat jet-lagged. I remembered a conversation I had with fellow blogger and wonderful poet Christy Birmingham of Poetic Parfait about Walter de la Mare. I wanted to tell her about one of my favorite poems by this author, but couldn’t find a link to it anywhere.

walter de la mare rhymes and versesSo I guess it’s up to me to put this masterpiece on the internet for all to enjoy.

This poems comes from a book called Rhymes and Verses: Collected poems for Young People. Some of the poems are quite creepy, though, and can be thoroughly enjoyed by adults as well. De la Mare often wrote about supernatural creatures such as ghosts, witches, fairies, or just mysterious unexplained things.

Anyhow, this particular poem has always been a favorite of mine because it’s about a…

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