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Poetry Book Release!

I'm so excited to announce the release of my latest poetry book. It's definitely not a chapbook- with its 65 poems! The Blurb: This poetry collection is observational and inspirational, challenging the reader to contemplate life, death, passion, and adversity.... Continue Reading →

Stayin’ Inside!

Booksniff Press and First time Authors

  In 2019, I decided to set up my own publishing company, Booksniff Press at the instigation of ... wait for it.... the tax man!! I was disputing the amount of tax I owed and we just kept butting heads.... Continue Reading →

Thank You, God!!!!!!!!

I woke up this morning to find THIS staring back at me!! I'm so overwhelmed.....I can't put together a word-perfect post. Thank you, and thank you for reading. God bless you all. (BIGGEST GRIN EVER!!!!!) Viv (SCREEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMIIIIINNNGGGG- AROUND THE HOUSE!!!)


Smile Under Pillows is now out on Amazon! (keep checking Amazon for the price drop) I'm running a FREE 3-DAY PROMO starting TODAY on AMAZON! FREE FROM 29TH -30TH AUGUST ONLY!! Blurb: Smiles Under Pillows explores the vulnerability of smiles... Continue Reading →

Featured!! (The Pilgrim Poet)

I'm heartened to have had Author, Khaya Ronkainen interview me on her blog. Follow the interview HERE

The Good,The Bad and The Ugly Critic

What to say about negative criticism? The very definition of criticism has negative connotations- so how much more the ‘negative’? There’s the delivery, and the receiving, of negative criticism. We’re all different, so there’s bound to be a myriad of... Continue Reading →

Calling all Poetry Beta Readers!!

Hello! I'm putting out a call to all available poetry beta readers for my upcoming poetry chapbook, "Smiles Under Pillows". I normally approach beta readers on social media platforms and it occurred to me to also include those in "blogland."... Continue Reading →

A Publishing Experiment : The Results

So, 'Verses of April' is finally done and dusted, published and marketed...and I'm pretty exhausted. In the first part of this post, I'd mentioned correcting mistakes with the publication of this book. Well, I take that back...I did fix one... Continue Reading →

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