Writing Hiatus – I’ll Be Back Soon :)

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Hi everyone! I will be taking a writing break for the next couple of weeks as my focus needs to be elsewhere. This means the IWH Interpretations Challenge will be on hold until  December 3rd. But I will continue to have daily posts of previously unpublished pieces for you to enjoy which I scheduled in advance. Feel free to comment, I’ll still check-in and respond.

So for now, I will leave you with the recap of the Interpretations submissions from last week. Please go check out the authors!

Be well!

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Ruth – The End – Ruth Scribbles

Jen Goldie – Otherworldly – Starlight and Moonbeams and the occasional cat

Matt Snyder – Neo Eden/Days of End – A Prolific Potpourri

Deborah – Future Hope – AWISEWOMANSJOURNEY

Lisa Tomey – Energies for the World – The Prolific Pulse

Eugenia – Lurking of futures – BrewNSpew

Von Smith – Ball – Above the Noise

Liebster Award!

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I was nominated by Sadje of Keep It Alive. Thank you, dear Sadje, for thinking of me as one of your nominees. How very thoughtful! Please, everyone, take a moment to visit her blog. She is a prolific and talented writer!

I wish I had the time to follow through on the whole idea behind these types of awards but these next three weeks are crunch time for me on several different fronts. I’m incredibly honored to be nominated for this award by Sadje though and will definitely answer the questions! I’ve really enjoyed getting to know the people in our WP community with these awards and appreciate the opportunity to share a little bit of me as well.

Sadje’s Questions

Are you a serious blogger or just having fun here?

Serious as a heart attack!

What was the reason that made you start a blog?

Initially, it was to signal a change away from the previous two blogs I’d started, promote my book and have it become like an “author page” but the more I wrote, the more invested I became in expressing my thoughts. In a relatively short period of time, I wanted this to become my main repository of writing.

Take a while to think and let us know: what object that is in your reach right now, influences you? ( eg a tv)

My computer definitely because it is the conduit to so many things which touch me – the news, reading other’s thoughts, communicating directly with my friends and even getting to know new people.

How do you relax?

Good friends, good food, good beverages, and my loves.

Are you superstitious?

Nope

Loyalty to the one you love, or one who is right?

Hmmm. Loyalty to the ones I’ve committed to; they happen to be people I love and are right for me. But maybe that’s not what you were asking? In the case where the one I love is wrong about something, they still have my loyalty. I don’t think that’s being loyal to one is right, it just means I’m loyal to the truth.

How can we improve the environment of our planet? Do you take any practical steps towards it?

Improving starts with caring about the environment. I try to be practical by not wasting water, walking instead of driving as much as I can, recycle plastic bags when they are given to me, utilize reusable cloth bags when shopping, eat less meat and anything else I can do that will impact the environment less.

What is one habit you have that you or your family think is childish?

Being German, I’m loud and expressive. Well, at least that’s my excuse! 😉 My husband, although German as well, thinks that is childish since he apparently has outgrown some of his traditional behavior. LOL My children will probably tell you I dance in public too much. I’m an embarrassment to them. 🙂

 

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.

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!!