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Original Poetry: My Poetry Season

The following poem is an expression of how difficult I find poetry writing to be during the winter months. When the weather warms up in the spring, you can find me taking a walk or sitting out on my porch, having a think and either coming up with new ideas for my novels, singing a song that fills my heart or writing a new poem to share with you.

My poetry comes alive

When I sit outside

In my distraction free zone.

When I must hide

Cooped up inside

Verses drift away one by one.

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Please be sure to check out my latest guest appearance on the Struggling blessed but not alone podcast with my friend and fellow blogger, Teresa Guffanti.

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Inspirational-journeys presents Special Guest Interview with Mark antony Raines

The link below will take you to a duel podcast episode. My special guest interviews me, while I interview him.


MARK ANTONY RAINES, an author who is also the host of the Holsworthy Mark podcast show!
I’m proud to announce the following guest for your listening pleasure.
Please be sure to read onward after the following message to learn how you can be my guest here on INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS.
Thanks for listening and do write to let me and my guest know what you thought of this presentation.

Friday, June 21, 2019


Mark Antony Raines has written several horror stories with a hint of comedy. His books include: Just A Nightmare, Freddy The Freak, Freaky Fables andShort Horror Stories, some of which are available for free on his Ghostman blog. One of his hobbies is drawing cartoons.
Mark is a podcast host and a presenter on three radio shows: He Sayeth on Kingdom influencers Broadcast, Horror for all, and The Mark Raines Show on Freedom Talk Radio Wednesday night 8 pm and Saturday Night 8 pm UK time. Mark is also the owner of the Mark Antony Raines podcast radio station. When he’s not podcasting, writing horror stories and drawing cartoons, he sings and performs stand-up comedy.
He co-authored a book entitled Cartoon Occult Martial Arts alongside S. Rob

Book Description:
This book teaches the weird art of cartoon occult martial arts. This is an effective martial art, drawing on fighting, cartoons and occultism. The reader will learn to attack physically and use these methods to attack from longer distances as well. A genius work from S Rob and Mark Raines.

Purchase link:

Book Excerpt:

Cartoon Occult Arts Moves by Raines
The following are effective moves and methods of cartoon occult martial arts. First you should aim to keep your entire body strong. Find some exercises to keep your art sharp.
Stretch. Flexibility is important in almost every martial art. In learning a martial art you’re going to work muscles that tend to get overlooked.

Connect with Mark online at the following links:

Mark Antony Raines Podcast Radio Station:

Author Page:

Horror for all and The Mark Raines Show:

He Sayeth:




As authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs, we often find it hard to stand out above the constant chatter on the internet. If that sounds like you, I’d like to help you boost the visibility of your brand. My name is Ann Harrison-Barnes and I run a podcast called Inspirational Journeys. On my podcast I post solo episodes of value to my listeners, led by the Holy Spirit. I also talk to authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs who want to share their inspirational journeys with the world. If you’re interested in being a guest on my show, please send an email to or fill out the form found at:
Please be sure to leave Inspirational Journeys in the subject line of your email or in your comment on my contact form so that I can send you my interview framework.
If you’re launching a book, please let me know and I’ll send you my featured book questionnaire. I ask that you do this, so I can feature your book in the show notes blog post associated with the podcast
Thanks for listening to Inspirational Journeys and have a Blessed Day.

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Featured Book of the Week: One with Willows by Joan Myles-Reprized

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Here’s a link to the featured book of the week post I did for Joan Myles, my special Guest on Monday’s episode of inspirational Journeys. Listen to her interview at the following link:


Learn more and find a link to purchase Joan’s book:

via Featured Book of the Week: One with Willows by Joan Myles


Myexperience making guest appearances on internet radio shows

Hello everyone,

I have some exciting news to share with you today. Today marks the second internet radio show that I have appeared on as a guest author! On Monday September 26, 2016, I appeared on the Friends of Kevin radio show at–author . Today, I finished an interview with David Snape for his David Snape radio show, which airs on Mondays. David will announce the show and share the link on his blod entitled David Snape and Friends, the place to show off your hidden tallent. Once I get the link to the show, I will post it here. Although, David may add the link to his show in the comments section on my blog as well, so stay tuned for that.

How did I like being interviewed, you ask? Well, honestly I thought I’d be nervous. However, I was more excited than nervous, and it was a pleasure promoting my books on the air, and sharing the story of how I got started writing, and what inspires me. I do hope you enjoy the interviews, Please tell others about the shows as well.

Do you have an experience appearing on podcasts or radio shows? Please share your stories in the comments below.

Happy reading, and I’ll see y’ll next time. God bless you.