Well, it’s been one full year since my first poetry book, “irregardless,” was published. It’s hard to believe a year has come and gone. But damn, what a year!
To mark this milestone, I’m doing a book revision. This is not a second edition, so no big changes, just some fine tuning, little things. A few details I’d wanted to fix. You know, being the editing stickler and perfectionist that I am. 😉
Also considering switching the cover from glossy to matte. They both look good for different reasons, but I originally went with the glossy because I thought it showed off the cover image better, made the colors pop. I didn’t want to lose the ‘depth’ depicted in the graphic, either. Now, I’m thinking to just go for it. Changing that too. We’ll see what I inevitably choose.
While I’d love to do something special, such as holding a contest or giveaway, that’s gonna have to wait for one of my other upcoming books.
As always … Thank you for reading and following me. 🙂
Anyone else have fond childhood memories of Scholastic? I do. Particularly their book fairs, which were always something to look forward to every school year. Also, those colorful book flyers brought home to show your parents, who you would then plead with to please let you get “just one book!” ❤
I think you may be able to tell where I’m going with this. 😉
Right … So, if you happen to have bought and read my book and think it’s pretty awesome, if you would be so kind, please visit *Goodreads’ site via the link above. Once there, search for the ‘Poetry’ category. You will then be directed to a list of nominated poetry books which you can vote for. However … at the very bottom of the page, you should find a little box where you have the option to “write in” a nomination. There, you can put in my book’s title, irregardless, and cast your vote! Then, please also share your nomination via Facebook and Twitter, to further help spread the word.
Truly, you’ll have my undying gratitude! And maybe there’ll be cookies. But I can’t promise anything. 😛
*(you may need to sign-up for, or sign-in to your Goodreads account, in order to be able to see that little ‘write in’ box)
Salutations my thrilling Thrakos and Thrakenas, I hope your Wednesday has gone swimmingly. Mine has, as we have had enough rain, that had I chosen to go out in it I’d have had to swim, rather than fly. I have been anxiously awaiting this moment all day to reveal to you this evening’s Gem. A multifaceted prism of multitudinous colours, it is beautiful, engaging and delightful. Turn it one way in the light it will cause a tear or two, turn it another, it will make you chuckle. A quick turn may make you think long and hard, another may cause you to breathe an “amen” before you realize it has escaped your lips.
This is “irregardless” by Gem Maker Janine Riker. A collection of poems based on free verse, its rhythms and rhymes go beyond the fluffy poetic at times, though some are just silly and fun…