I’m always keeping tabs open for all the interesting bits and bobs I have found on the internet: new book releases, poems in literary blogs, and that. Here are a few for this week.
The Pangolin issue 3.5 8 June 2018
The quality of the poems in this issue are 🔥 Read and learn from some fine writers.
The Blue Nib 5 poems by Isabelle Kenyon
Isabelle’s poetry is wonderful, so many layers, and parts to it. Her observations of the society we live in are insightful. I can’t wait to read more from her!
A relatively new venture, 8poems publishes 8 poems on their website every month. Their submissions are open, why not send them something?
Shirley Cuypers is one of my favourite bloggers. She wrote a post titled Top 5 websites every Blogger should use
I also wrote a blog post on depression this week, called What do you love about your depression? in case you missed it, and I had three of my travel micro-poems published by Spider Mirror Smoke Filled Rooms, Subway, and Fragile.
That’s all for now. Thanks for reading! Do share any of your favourite links this week in the comments.
The Invisible Case
A shocking death turns a homecoming into a nightmare.
It’s Easter 1970 in the seaside town of Tamarisk Bay, and for one family the first Easter of a new decade brings a shocking tragedy. Amateur sleuth and professional librarian, Janie Juke, is settling into motherhood and looking forward to spending time with her family. When her Aunt Jessica is due back from Rome after nine years travelling around Europe, she arrives back in town with a new Italian friend, Luigi, and the whole family soon get embroiled in a tangle of mystery and suspicion, with death and passion at the heart of the story.
As time runs out on Luigi as prime suspect for murder, Janie has to use all of her powers of deduction in the footsteps of her hero, Hercule Poirot, to uncover the facts. Why did Luigi come to Tamarisk Bay? What is the truth about his family?
As Luigi’s story unfolds, tragedy seems to haunt the past, present and unless Janie acts fast, possibly what is yet to come.
Author Bio –
Isabella Muir is the author of Janie Juke series of crime mysteries – all set in Sussex.
‘The Tapestry Bag’ is the first in the series, followed by ‘Lost Property’. Now – ‘The Invisible Case’ – the latest in the series is available for pre-order from Amazon.
The ‘Janie Juke mysteries’ are set in Sussex in the sixties and seventies and feature a young librarian with a passion for Agatha Christie. All that Janie has learned from her hero, Hercule Poirot, she is able to put into action as she sets off to solve a series of crimes and mysteries.
Isabella has also published ‘Ivory Vellum’ – a collection of short stories.
She has been surrounded by books her whole life and – after working for twenty years as a technical editor and having successfully completed her MA in Professional Writing – she was inspired to focus on fiction writing.
Aside from books, Isabella has a love of all things caravan-like. She has spent many winters caravanning in Europe and now, together with her husband, she runs a small caravan site in Sussex. They are ably assisted by their much-loved Scottie, Hamish.
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Hello! Earlier this year I had one of my poems (Silver Lining) published in an anthology titled Please Hear What I’m not Saying. The writing is centred around mental health disorders, and a varied group of writers poems were chosen for the anthology by its editor Isabelle Kenyon. The money made from book sales goes to UK mental health charity Mind. This month the profits will go to Manchester Mind. You can buy a copy from Isabelle here in her shop website or Amazon Paperback Kindle
Isabelle has also launched Fly on the Wall Poetry press and is now accepting poems on the theme of Outsiders. Again this anthology will raise money for charitable causes.
You can find those details in my blog post here
Even if you can just share this post I would be so grateful, because Mind do a terrific job helping us with mental health disorders, and, well, in this country anyway our government don’t seem to think spending money on our mental health services is on the priority list (Bloody Brexit is!) Which is why helping our charities, as well as each other out, can be a lifesaver.