Piece Accepted For SMITTEN Anthology!

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This is the SMITTEN cover – a breathtaking collection of superb poetry by women for women. Please consider supporting this worthy project when SMITTEN is released this Fall and purchase a few copies. SMITTEN transcends the boundaries of gender and sex and is a collection about love that everyone can appreciate, as well as shining a much-needed light on the unforgettable bonds between women.

Oh, and a piece of mine was selected to be included in this collection of 120+ poets! 🙂 So proud to be a part of this wonderful anthology!

SMITTEN – This is What Love Looks Like – Poetry by women for women – an anthology of poetry published by Indie Blu(e) will be out OCTOBER 2019 and available through all good booksellers. Please consider following SMITTEN’s FB page at https://www.facebook.com/SMITTENwomen/

If you are interested in supporting this project in any way please contact me @ candicedaquin@gmail.com. All LGBTQ projects are a little more challenging to succeed and we want the 120+ poets who have work in SMITTEN to be read by many! Indie Blu(e) and their submissions rules can be found at www.indieblu.net

OCTOBER 2019!! Stay tuned here for the release date.

Sunshine Blogger Award #2

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Such a wonderful honor to be thought of and appreciated! In addition, it’s awesome to get to know the nominators a bit better. Thank you, Crystal Grasso (Ward) of Maybe Crazy Help fame for the nomination! As she mentions in her header, Crystal’s blog does a great job of helping others understand mental health in a unique way. Go check it out!

What is the Sunshine Blogger Award

The Sunshine Blogger Award is an award passed down from blogger to blogger as a way to show appreciation. The blogs that create inspirational content, shows great creativity, and positivity is selected by a previous nominee. It’s a pretty neat award system!

This helps newer blogs get discovered, grows your network, and can also help you make beautiful friendships with like-minded people. While you are encouraged to participate, you don’t have to. It’s okay if you decide not to, blogging is hard work but the nominees definitely deserve the shoutout.

 

My answers to Crystal’s questions

What do you enjoy doing outside of blogging?

For purely selfish reasons, reading. I love the quality alone time and the fantasy world in books is a bonus! But the tie for that would be spending quality time with friends. My dearest, truest friends give me balance when I’m over-worked or grappling with life in some ugly fashion.

Where is your favorite place to go with friends and family?

Literally, anywhere! It’s about being with them, not where we are together. Now, vacationing is another story. Any white beach which has great weather, clear water, and palm trees is THE place to go!

What is your favorite way to relax after a long day?

Good food, good drink, and a mattress.

Do you prefer video games on a console, games on a phone, or board games?

Definitely not on a console, and I don’t play a whole lot of board games anymore but they were fun when I was younger. Now, I only play games on my phone and then only because I’m in a situation where I’m bored, like on a plane.

Do you like theme parks or nature parks?

Definitely nature parks! Theme parks are hectic and to be in nature is calming for me.

What is your favorite show or movie you can watch over and over again and never get tired of?

I have many – Dirty Dancing, Torch Song Trilogy, In America, Finding Nemo

Do you have any pets?

Not at this time.

What place would you like to visit?

Every place I’ve not been to yet! At the top of my bucket list is Greece but I’ve been thinking a lot about Scotland and the Isle of Tiree lately.

What is your favorite meal?

Any meal which tastes yummy and doesn’t mess with my stomach.

How do you feel about littering?

I think it’s wrong! Put trash where it belongs!

Do you prefer hot or cold weather?

Hot weather, for sure, but not too hot! I prefer comfortably warm.

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The nominees I’ve selected are fairly new to the blogging world but something about them caught my eye. I would like to use this award to highlight their thoughts. Obviously, what everyone enjoys is subjective, we don’t all like the same things but this is a way to “pay it forward”, so to speak, and to showcase what these writers feel they need to share. I hope you decide to take a look!

I Nominate:

Face Depression
Positivity Monger
A Prolific Potpourri
The Bookish Recovering Know-It-All
Spill It Out
Techospi
Stories of Ecstasy
Jayblogs
Pegiblog
Scarlett’s Blog
Maybe

My 11 questions for the nominees

  1. Who is the most influential person in your life and why?
  2. If you were forbidden to ever write again, what would you be doing instead?
  3. What is your favorite color?
  4. Who is the musical artist which gives you the chills?
  5. Is a taco a sandwich?
  6. Do you prefer small intimate gatherings or large loud parties?
  7. What was a milestone in your life you are particularly proud of?
  8. Do you like where you live or would you rather be somewhere else?
  9. Do you prefer chocolate or potato chips as a snack?
  10. What issue in today’s world gets you riled up the most?
  11. Besides writing, any other form of art you are attracted to?

Rules:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you
  2. Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you
  3. Nominate 11 new blogs to receive this award
  4. Write 11 new questions for the nominated bloggers
  5. List the rules and display them on your post
  6. Notify the nominees about the nomination by commenting on one of their posts

What’s Your Question?

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What are some things that my posts evoke, my personality perhaps makes you formulate a question or anything that generally prompts you to ponder what my answer might be?
I’m seriously interested, and here’s your chance! 🙂

Please leave your question(s) as a comment.

 

Published on Scarlet Leaf Review!

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This month is starting off well! So happy to announce that today Scarlet Leaf Review announced three previously unpublished pieces of mine in their August edition – Not a Stranger, Wounds and Barriers, and Weathered! So many thanks to Roxana Nastase – Editor-in-Chief – for selecting and accepting these pieces for publication. I’m so very honored to be featured in the August online edition!

Happy Dance! 🙂

 

 

 

Published in Down in the Dirt!

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Down in the Dirt – Scars Publication July/August ’19 Issue

So proud to announce that my poem Ennui has been published in Down in the Dirt Print Magazine. I want to thank the editor, Janet K. for her acceptance of this piece in their publication. My poem along with other fine writers’ work is available now for purchase. To get your copy, CLICK HERE.

Bette A. Stevens – Book Promo Recipient!

And we have a winner!

So happy to announce that Bette has been selected to receive a signed copy of Feeling Human and Every Day I Pause. Yay, Bette!!

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I’ve had the pleasure to get to know Bette a little after I found her blog earlier this year. In her own words, “I am a writer inspired by nature and human nature.” What wonderful topics to immerse yourself in and be inspired by!!

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You can find her on Twitter, Facebook and of course on WordPress, and her books on Amazon. Take a moment to get to know this wonderful lady for yourself!

“Let’s have fun learning, living, sharing and loving language together.”
Bette A. Stevens

Good News!!

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Yay! I can finally let the cat out of the bag! The Fictional Cafe has asked (and I’ve enthusiastically accepted!) the position of Associate Editor and Barista!! 🙂

It’s been a pleasure to work closely with Jack Rochester, founding Barista of FC, and I’m glad to be a part of its future! My responsibilities include reading the poetry submissions, approving them and ensuring all the types of submissions which are accepted are ready for publication. Jack and I also work to streamline the operations, making our day-to-day functions smoother. In addition, I also engage with our readership in conversations since this is a virtual coffee shop! It’s been wonderful to talk with the audience about the top-notch work we showcase at Fictional Cafe!

Fellow bloggers! I encourage you to submit your work to The Fictional Cafe, as they have a large audience to showcase your work. Take a moment to review the contributions which have been published. This will help you to get a feel for what we’re looking to promote. For information, please go the Submissions Page. I look forward to possibly working with you in the future!!

 

 

LAST DAY FOR BOOK PROMO!!

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I’m giving away one signed copy of Feeling Human and Every Day I Pause! To qualify in this giveaway, you need to go to both my Facebook page AND Twitter account. You’ll need to Follow and Like to get notifications from I Write Her. Everyone who takes these steps AND either shares or tweets this post is entered for a chance to receive a copy of each book!

Here, I’ll make it easy for you…

  1. Go to I Write Her FACEBOOK Page – LIKE THE PAGE!
  2. Go to I Write Her TWITTER Feed – FOLLOW!
  3. Share this announcement and encourage your friends, family or readers to enter too! You can do this by reblogging this announcement on your blog so it pings back, post on your Facebook page or Tweet it out with this hashtag – #IWHBOOKS.

And it starts NOW! Giveaway chance ends TODAY!!

Remember, you have to do ALL THREE for a chance of receiving these personally signed books from me! And if we can make this work, how about a picture with me and an interview? Would love to get to know the lucky person a bit more!

Any questions, email me here – sushibocks@gmail.com

Thank you for helping to promote my work!