Heart Rhythm (tanka)

I know I haven’t been posting any poetry lately. It doesn’t mean I haven’t been writing any though. Life has been very busy and I have been creating for my latest collection that will be released early in 2015. I will try and do a better job of posting though.

Heart Rhythm (tanka)

What I wouldn’t give
To be In your arms tonight
My head on your chest
Feeling rhythmic vibrations
My love growing with each beat

What Your Teacher REALLY Wants for Christmas This Year

Pamela Beckford:

What a great blog from a teacher. I’m a huge supporter of education and think we have politicized our children’s education too much. I’m happy to share this message from a teacher.

Originally posted on suburbanprincessteacher:

grinch-620x422I don’t want any gifts for Christmas.

(From my students, I mean. Husband dear? You have my list.)

I don’t want a mug that says, “World’s Best Teacher”, or a gift certificate to Starbucks, or even (gasp) a bottle of wine.
I know these things are purchased with the Christmas spirit in mind but, in my humble opinion, they neither necessary nor needed.

Teaching is my job and I get paid for it. I don’t need a gift for doing my job.

That doesn’t mean I don’t want something for Christmas. It’s just that you can’t buy it at the mall.

Here’s what I wish was under my tree this Christmas:

1. From: The general public – Respect. Teaching is one of those jobs that everyone has an opinion on because once upon a time they went to school and they saw how things were done and they know how…

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Curse of the Dark Wind by Charles Yallowitz

Dive into the newest adventure of Luke Callindor, Nyx, Fizzle, & all their friends.
LEGENDS OF WINDEMERE: CURSE OF THE DARK WIND
IS LIVE!

Cover Art by Jason Pedersen

Cover Art by Jason Pedersen

What’s the Story?

After their battles in Gaia and surviving the Island of Pallice, the champions of Windemere are off on their next adventure.

In his quest to be a hero and help others, Luke Callindor has jumped into danger countless times and would do so again without hesitation. So when he is infected by the toxic Dark Wind, it is up to his friends to find a cure and keep his courage alive. With time running out and their enemies in the shadows, one ally will make the decision to share in Luke’s suffering and forge a bond that runs thicker than blood. Such a sacrifice might not be enough when the truth behind this living curse comes to light.

Will Luke find the strength to defeat the Dark Wind? What ghosts from his past will appear during his weakest hour?

You can find this epic fantasy adventure on:

Amazon!
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Goodreads!

New to Windemere? Then check it Volumes 1-5 of this exciting series by CLICKING ON THEIR COVERS!

COVER ART BY JASON PEDERSEN (CLICK COVER FOR AMAZON SITE)

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AN EXTRA TREAT!
Check out an interview with Charles E. Yallowitz on N.N. Light’s Blog: Princess of the Light!

AUTHOR BIO:

Charles author photo B&WCharles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn’t working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. ‘Legends of Windemere’ is his first series, but it certainly won’t be his last.

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ENJOY THE ADVENTURE & BEWARE THE DARK WIND CURSE!

Win a copy of “The Good Lie,” Starring Reese Witherspoon

Originally posted on readful things blog:

It is that special time of year when there are contests galore, and here is a very special one. simply share this blog post with your favourite social media outlet and drop me a comment to let me now you have, and you will be entered to win a DVD copy of “The Good Lie.” A winner will be chosen on the 23rd of December!

This film has gotten absolutely fantastic reviews and is definitely worth taking the time to see.

Find out more about the movie below. Happy holidays everyone!

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Click on the press release below to enlarge.

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Who Reads a Blog?

Originally posted on chrismcmullen:

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BLOG READING

Writers love to write.

Blogging is a great fit.

Write as much as you want for your blog.

You might even attract Followers.

They might even Like what you write.

But do they actually READ your blog?

No, I’m not talking about people who press the Like button without even looking at your post.

(WHAT? People actually do that? Oh, the horror…)

Rather, I’m talking about people who do click to view your post, who scroll all the way to the end, who spend a good amount of time on your page.

Those people, do they actually READyour post?

(Well why the #$%& wouldn’t they? What else would they be doing, picking their noses? Ugh. Don’t smear that junk on my blog, please.)

Actually, it’s very common for people who ‘read’ a blog to SKIM it rather than read it.

SKIMMING VS. READING

Not everyone who…

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Brief Sample of Great Read Tuesday Book Savings (Dec. 9)

Originally posted on ReadTuesday:

Red Clay and Roses by S.K. Nicholls

READ TUESDAY

December 9, 2014. It’s like a Black Friday just for books, but the sale ends soon. (Reading this after the 9th? Still check out the catalog. The books list start and end dates, so you might still find some books on sale.)

Following is a brief sample of books on sale at Amazon and Smashwords, for example (e-books, print books, fiction, nonfiction, adults, children—you’ll find nice variety). Toward the bottom of the post, you can find links to the full Read Tuesday catalog.

In fiction, there are several great deals on books in fantasy, romance, mystery, and other genres. For example, Charles E. Yallowitz’s Legends of Windemere series has the first book FREE and the remaining books are 99 cents (reg. $2.99). You could get the whole series for $3.96 (save $9).

Or if you like zombie books, you can find…

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