The Best Indie Authors You’ve Never Heard Of – Part Two

Many, many thanks to Lucy Brazier for including my books as one of her ‘Best indie autors you’ve never heard of’ posts. A brilliantly supportive initiative!

Lucy Brazier

This is the second instalment of our celebrated series that shines the spotlight on independent authors and publishers. Widen your reading horizons with this glorious mixed bag of indies…

Katie Moran – The Spirit Inside & Periwinkle Wishes

The Spirit Inside is a product of Katie Moran’s poetry platform, SUMMΔTION 52. She created the platform to help others feel less alone. Her poetry is meant to connect reader with poet. She writes about love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, fidelity, and temperance. Find yourself in the pages of her eleven collections, and connect to: yourself, your values, and your faith.

Periwinkle Wishes is a short story of friendship and loss. The story shares the perspective of two best friends: Iman Jihar, a Muslim American who aspires to be a painter, and Kara Cameron, an aspiring writer and daughter of a New York City Firefighter. Set in New Jersey from…

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But is it poetry?

The challenge was to write blank verse: not something I really understand, but - hey, I joined this challenge to learn, didn't I? My poems scan, their lines carefully rhymed and of a length, with syllables aligned. Its beats are bars in a melody’s score. Its rules are like bars of a cage. If words … Continue reading But is it poetry?

Hyphens and Compound Words #amwriting

A useful post I’m reblogging for our writing group (and for me, so I know where I can find it.)
I generally just guess about hyphenated words (or not). It’s handy to know ‘the rules’ (and that I’m not the only one confused about co-operate – see comments).

Life in the Realm of Fantasy

National Novel Writing Month is in full swing. I am busy writing incomprehensible words that will require a great deal of revising and editing. But all that aside, this perfectly good post on hyphens and compound words was just lying around, so here you go! It was first posted on June 26, 2017, and since then, nothing has changed in the world of hyphenation. However, we can always use a little refresher when it comes to compound words and their usage.


Compound words are frequently a source of grief when I receive my manuscript back from my editor. Despite my best efforts, I habitually hyphenate words that should not be hyphenated.

Most people know that a compound word combines two or more words that function as a single unit of meaning.

Most people also know that there are two types of compounds:

  • those written as single words, with no hyphenation…

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