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Featured Book of the Week: Words of Life: Poems and Essays by Ann Chiappetta

Hello everyone,

Thanks to all of you who commented on Joan Myles’s book last week. This week I have another fabulous book of poetry to share with you.

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Our featured book of the week is entitled Words of Life: Poems and Essays, written by Ann Chiappetta

 

Description:

Beautifully and powerfully, the author writes about both the light and dark sides of life. Here are poems and essays about nature, blindness, social isolation, families, dogs, delightful scents, and the power of the muse. Just as in her first book, Upwelling, there is no fluff here. To read Ann Chiappetta’s works is to feel them deeply, appreciate them mightily, and remember them forever.

 

Purchase link:

https://www.amazon.com/Words-Life-Essays-Ann-Chiappetta-ebook/dp/B07PH82GJ5/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Words+of+Life%3A+Poems+and+Essays&qid=1554404844&s=gateway&sr=8-1

 

Excerpt:

 

The writing muscle

 

Pumps ideas from gray matter

 

The writing muscle

Is a narsisist

Caring not for other obligations

Pouting when ignored

 

The muscle

requires attention,

exercise, nurturing

 

Sometimes it even demands control like

Symbiotic partnerships

 

And then, like the actions

Demanded by a well pumped

bicep or quadriceps

It will tremble with effort and delight

Overtake the writer’s chore list

 

Odorous Laundry piles ignored

Phone calls delayed

And an occasional burnt dinner entrée

fall victim

To the whims of

The Schwarzenegger Muse.

 

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About the Author:

 

Ann Chiappetta M.S. is an author   and poet.  Her writing has been featured in many small press publications and collegiate journals. Ann’s nonfiction essays have been printed in Dialogue magazine. And her poems are often featured in Magnets and Ladders. Her poetry is also included in Breath and Shadow’s 2016 debut anthology, Dozen: The Best of Breath and Shadow.  Her first collection, UPWELLING: POEMS and FOLLOW YOUR DOG A STORY OF LOVE AND TRUST, released in 2016 and 2017, are available in both eBook and print formats from:

www.dldbooks.com/annchiappetta/.

 

 

Connect with Ann at the following links:

 

blog:

http://www.thought-wheel.com

personal website:

www.annchiappetta.com

 

Social links:

https://twitter.com/Anniedungarees

https://www.facebook.com/verona.chiappetta

 

Call to Action:

 

If you’d like to have a book featured on my blog, please fill out the form at the following link:

https://annwritesinspiration.com/contact

or send an email to:

annwrites75@gmail.com

with “featured book of the week” in the subject line, and I’ll be happy to send you my questionnaire.

Until next time, God bless you and may you find your next great read.

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Focus On Creation, Not Competition.

If you believe that being an author is a collaboration, rather than a competition, this post will show you how that statement rings true. It’s also true in other industries as well. If you enjoy this post and agree with what the author has to say, please leave a comment on the original blog, give it a like and a share or two.

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Featured book of the week: My Ideal Partner: How I Met, Married, and Cared for the Man I Loved Despite Debilitating Odds by Abbie Johnson Taylor

 Hello to all readers and writers in the blogosphere.

I hope you are enjoying my new “featured Book of the week column” and I certainly hope you went out and picked up your own copy of Three: An Electric Eclectic Book by P.J. Roscoe. If so, please share it with your friends and leave a review. You’ll let the author know how much you enjoyed her book. Reviews also help online book retailors like Amazon show an author’s books to more customers.

 

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This week, I have another wonderful book to showcase for you. The book is entitled My Ideal Partner: How I Met, Married, and Cared for the Man I Loved Despite Debilitating Odds, written by Abbie Johnson Taylor:

 

In September of 2005, Abbie Johnson married Bill Taylor. She was in her mid-forties, and he was nineteen years older. Three months later, Bill suffered the first of two strokes that paralyzed his left side and confined him to a wheelchair. Abbie Johnson Taylor, once a registered music therapist, uses prose and poetry to tell the story of how she met and married her husband, then cared for him for six years despite her visual impairment. At first, there was a glimmer of hope that Bill would walk again, but when therapists gave up on him seven months after his second stroke, Taylor resigned herself to being a permanent family caregiver.

She discusses learning to dress him and transfer him from one place to another, sitting up with him at night when he couldn’t urinate or move his bowels, and dealing with doctors and bureaucrats to obtain necessary equipment and services. There were happy times like when she played the piano or guitar and sang his favorite songs, or when they went out to eat or to a concert. She also explains how she purchased a wheelchair accessible van and found people to drive it so they wouldn’t always depend on the local para-transit service’s limited hours. In the end, she describes the painful decision she and Bill made to move him to a nursing home when he became too weak for her to care for him in September of 2012. He seemed to give up on life and passed away a month later.

 

Purchase link: https://www.amazon.com/My-Ideal-Partner-Married-Debilitating-ebook/dp/B01ISO66MA/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1541350745&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=Abbie+Johnson+Taylor

 

Excerpt:

This couldn’t be happening, I told myself, as, in my underwear, I paced the upstairs hall in Grandma’s house between my aunt’s old bedroom and the bathroom. It was the afternoon of September 10, 2005. In the yard, I heard strains of music from the string duo my father hired for the occasion and the chatter of arriving guests. Soon the ceremony would start. Would I have to walk down the aisle on my father’s arm in my underwear? Where was my sister–in–law, Kathleen, who agreed to be matron of honor?

 

Besides My Ideal Partner, Abbie Johnson Taylor is the author of a romance novel and two poetry collections and is working on another novel. Her work has appeared in Magnets and Ladders, The Weekly Avocet, and other publications. She lives in Sheridan, Wyoming.

 

Connect with Abbie by visiting the following links:

Website:

http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

Blog:

https://abbiescorner.wordpress.com

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/Abbies-Corner-of-the-World-988391584616528/?ref=bookmarkshttps://www.facebook.com/Abbies-Corner-of-the-World-988391584616528/?ref=bookmarks

 

If you have a book you’d like to showcase on my blog, you can connect with me in one of two ways. Send an email to annwrites75@gmail.com with “Featured book of the week” in the subject line, or visit https://annwritesinspiration.com/contact and fill out my contact form. Please tell me that you would like to have your book featured on my blog in the comments field and I’ll be happy to send you my questionnaire.

I post book features on Saturdays, so if there’s a particular week you’d like your book to be showcased, please send me your completed questionnaire by no later than Thursday, so I can create the post and email it back for your approval on Friday. When sending me your questionnaire, please attach any photos you’d like me to include with your book feature.

 

Until next time, happy reading and writing, and God bless.

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Far and Wide and Every Lost Minute.

Here is a blog post that I found to be encouraging to me as a writer and as a reader. Reading outside your genre will inspire you in more ways than you can imagine. If that’s not reason enough to read far and wide, here’s another reason I started reading more than the genres I was comfortable with: I found out that I like writing in fantasy and Christian mystery/thriller. Maybe this avenue of self-discovery will hold true for you in a different way, but you’ll never know if you don’t expand your reading preferences.

Please enjoy the following post and if you like it, please leave a comment on the original blog and give it a like and a share or two.

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Introduce Yourself: Introducing Guest Author Corey Collins

Have you ever read or heard an interview with an author, only to find that you have a couple of things in common with him or her? This has happened for me.

Here’s an interview with an author who I found to like a couple of the same things I do. See what you have in common with the author featured here. Please be sure to leave a comment on the PBS blog instead of mine.

via Introduce Yourself: Introducing Guest Author Corey Collins

Blessings and happy writing.

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Four on Friday

First of all, before I send you to visit this original post, I want to thank Rainne for sharing my books.

On another note, please stay tuned for an updated version of Stories Outside the Box, because I am planning to rebrand it Under Electric Eclectic Books, Satisfy your desire.

Finally, along with the genres I read, I also love fantasy, which I will ad to my bio for future posts. I hope you enjoy this post and please go out and pick up one or all of my books for your reading pleasure. Remember, writing from the heart adds value to your life.

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