Thursday, January 26, 2012

"Poetry Books Don't Sell!" on Kindle for FREE for 2 days

My newest poetry book, "Poetry Books Don't Sell!", will be available for FREE this Sunday & Monday (January 29-30) to everyone. Anyone can download this e-book for free without having to be a member of Amazon Prime. If you can download from Kindle, you can get "Poetry Books Don't Sell!" for these two days only for free. It normally sells for $2.99.

The poetry in this book addresses a wide variety of subjects. It is written in various formats or styles, including forty-three rhyming storoems (story-poems), six acrostic poems, five political poems, and twenty-nine free-verse poems. Seven older poems (prize-winners and author’s favorites) are included as lagniappe, making ninety poems and storoems total. It even has one flash fiction story included.

Please spread the word to all your family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, strangers, blogs, etc who download from Kindle about this free poetry e-book. I'd appreciate it if you did.



Wednesday, January 25, 2012

"Poetry Books Don't Sell!" on Kindle

My latest (fourth) book of my poetry, "Poetry Books Don't Sell", is available at present on Kindle at for $2.99 as an e-book. Members of Amazon Prime may download it for free for the next few days.

I have ordered a proof copy of the print version through Lulu Press. After I receive it, if it checks out okay, then "Poetry Books Don't Sell!" will become available as a print version at Lulu and through on-line booksellers, such as, Barnes &, and others.

Please help me spread the word about my new book. Please tell your family, your friends, your neighbors, your co-workers, complete strangers, etc. about this wonderful new poetry book that offers hours of great, entertaining reading. I'd surely appreciate it!



Sunday, January 22, 2012

Poetry Books Don't Sell!

I will be publishing a new (my fourth) collection of my poetry soon. It should be available on Kindle and Nook as an e-book first, followed by a print book through Lulu Press in a few weeks. I have chosen the title of "Poetry Books Don't Sell!" This is a truism in the publishing world. Most agents and publishing firms won't accept poetry as a submission. Poetry books tend to be mostly self-published, and, no matter how good the poetry contained is, no one much buys the books. This is a pity because most readers would enjoy reading poetry and would be surprisingly entertained if only they would give it a try.

My new book, "Poetry Books Don't Sell!", contains storoems and poems addressing a variety of topics. It has ninety of my storoems and poems all together: 43 rhyming storoems (story-poems), 6 acrostic poems, 5 political poems, 29 free-verse poems, and 7 of my older poems (prize-winning and personal favorites).

Look for "Poetry Books Don't Sell!" to become available at Lulu Press, Barnes & Noble, Kindle and Nook soon.



Saturday, January 7, 2012

Pythons are spreading in Florida ... maybe even to Louisiana!

I read in today's Shreveport Times that giant Burmese pythons, which grow up to twenty feet in length and weigh up to 250 pounds and eat everything "from birds to mammals (muskrats, rabbits, cats, dogs, deer, etc.) to alligators", are spreading farther throughout Florida. A recent study revealed that even newly hatched pythons can survive an average of a month in full-strength seawater and older snakes can survive many months swimming across seawater. This means there is no physical barrier (seawater) to stop the spread of the pythons from the Everglades and Keys, where they are now thriving, farther up the coast line, maybe eventually to other Gulf Coast states, even to Louisiana and Texas. It had been hoped that being unable to survive swimming in the open seawater would prevent them from spreading. Not so! Bummer.

I first read about pythons being found in the Florida Everglades back in 2008. I wrote a poem about it then:

Cheers ... and watch out for spreading pythons.