So, your featured website is Being The Memoirs of Helena Hann-Basquiat, Dilettante. Helena is in the process of getting Volume Two of her Memoirs out to all and sundry so please visit her Pubslush page as well and help donate to the cause. There are some REALLY good bonuses if you do. We writers make NO money at all while we are writing (at least not without a day job), and those of us who self-publish have upfront costs we have to pay for. Unlike traditional publishing, we don’t get advances so please help her out if you are able.
I’d also like for you to check out another online-newish-friend of mine, Beth Teliho from Writer B Is Me. Beth has a book coming out VERY SOON!!!! Order of Seven is going to be awesome. Here’s the description from her site:
“Eighteen-year-old Devi Bennett is surrounded by mysteries: her unknown heritage, a recurring dream about an African tribal ceremony, an inexplicable attachment to a certain tree and a psychic ability she’ll never understand—unless she finds her biological parents.
Things take a shocking turn when she meets Baron, an intense and alluring energy healer who receives prophetic dreams which seem connected to her. Devi must rely on an empath, a seer, and Baron to help research her roots to discover who she is and what she is capable of. But when Baron’s visions lead to an ancient legend which may link to her birthright, Devi learns her gift is more imperative than she thought imaginable.
Equal parts suspenseful and sexy, philosophical and adventurous, Order of Seven delivers a story that will leave you questioning everything you thought you knew about the hands that carry fate.”
Go to Goodreads and add Order of Seven (Goodreads link) to your To Read list, and also join in the giveaway she has going on for it. What could be better than a free book???
Now for the featured poem. I know, I know, I know. I’m doing another one from my son. But you guys…this one is absolutely brilliant (and I’m definitely NOT saying that because he is my son-believe it or not but I CAN be unbiased where their writing is concerned). This poem reads like it was written by someone from another century. It puts me in mind of La Belle Dame Sans Merci or Sir Patrick Spens. It’s really awesome. Personally, when I read it I see King Théoden from The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers before Gandalf restored him. So, I hope you enjoy it. If you do…please go to his site here and leave a comment for him. I know he’d love it. Especially since I believe this weekend he has an audition for the band directors at the college he is hoping to attend. (He plays trumpet, wish him luck as well.) He’s a little nervous I’m sure.
As always, I hope you all have a great weekend. We’re looking at receiving more snow today because you know, last week’s amounted to bread crumbs. 😉 Have a great one!
Sean Lawrence (Infinite_Symphony)
O’, king of old, upon your throne
You sit in boney company,
Ruling your land with strength well-known,
As buzzards sate their gluttony.
A sword and shield lay by your side,
A crown upon your bleachèd head,
A noble steed for you to ride
Stands in the graveyard beneath his shed.
Your soldiers march with blades in hand,
Upon the rotting soil,
Their loyalty grinds the rocks to sand,
Long past the end of their mortal coil.
O’, king of yore, you lay in wait,
For your kingdoms triumphant return,
Yet you don’t remember your tragic fate,
As you watched your kingdom burn.