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Thanks for Taking the ‘Leap’! Some Reader Reviews…

I cannot thank you enough for the star-ratings and reviews you’ve been leaving for me this past year on various websites. I now have a good collection of reader reviews of ‘Leap’ on Lulu.com, on the U.S. iBooks, Canadian iBooks, and Amazon.com. I suppose I should be collecting these reviews all in one place, so,…

Leap hits #3 in iBooks Canada~Poetry and ‘What’s Hot’ Canada and U.S.

Check out this photo! Leap hits #3 in iBooks Canada~Poetry and ‘What’s Ho… on Twitpic.   Thank you so much, readers. It all began here, on this blog, with me introducing you to my poetry in the collection, “Where the Butterflies Go.” You’ve shown me nothing but support and friendship since the summer of 2008–and…

Leaping to the Top of the iBookstore Charts

Dear Readers, Number FIVE! I thought my dream of hitting the top 10 in poetry in the iBookstore by Spring 2012 was a pipe dream. But I did set it as a goal a couple weeks ago, when I realized how well both my poetry ebooks were selling on Lulu.com  I thought, okay, now to…

iLike myPoetry in iTunes!

If you’d told me a decade ago if I’d have my own publishing company, I’d have never believed it. If you’d told me I’d have my poetry collection in a bookstore in an online music store run by the guy who started Apple computers, I’d have wondered what you were drinking. Then, I’d ask you…

Making Poetry Cool for School

I fell in love with a lot of poems when I was given the chance to look at them critically with my own eyes, perhaps even to disagree with the teacher or critics’ opinions, and to debate that point in class with my peers. Oxford University Press has a new textbook for grade 10 English…

Progress

from the collection, “Leap” She misses perfumed postcards, snail mail letters; conversations in cafés without the words, “hang on, I have to get this call.” She misses eye contact: knowing gazes and flirty glances that overpower the urge to send an SMS or answer the sound of someone somewhere logging into chat. She texts and…