Hello everyone. I’ve taken another step into the social media arena. I’ve created an Instagram account and here it is …
It’s mainly for my little poems/quotes thoughts and reflections and most shall be handwritten.
Thanks for reading 🙂
Diane Denton, author of Without the Veil Between, Anne Bronte, asked me if I would like to be interviewed for her blog and of course I said yes please!
Hope you enjoy reading 🙂
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Hello all, I’m currently working on another collection of poems which will have a darker feel than After the Rain. I do have a title and theme but for now I’ll keep those to myself. I want to get as much done before I go back to work so I might be a bit quiet here, or I should say a bit quieter as I have been neglecting WordPress recently and I do apologise if I haven’t been getting around to reading your posts.
In the meantime if you fancy reading a bit more of my poetry then After the Rain is now available in a New Edition with a few poetic alterations inside plus a 5 star review on the back cover from author DM Denton, author of ‘Without the Veil Between, Anne Brontë’, who says I sometimes remind her of the Victorian poetess Christina Rossetti. The book contains over 100 poems and is available either from my Self-Publishing site here http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/Martin_Shone or from Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and other online stores.
Thank you all very much for your support.
I am very happy to sit amongst so many talented poets within this international anthology of poetry called Indra’s Net. The book is in aid of The Book Bus http://www.thebookbus.org/, a charity which aims to improve child literacy rates in Africa, Asia and South America by providing children with books and the inspiration to read them.
All profits from the sales of Indra’s Net, published by Bennison Books, will go to The Book Bus.
Featuring in this anthology are poets from a number of different countries worldwide and if you buy this book not only will your purchase help to hand on the pleasure and power of language but you will also enjoy a wonderful variety of poems.
We have donated our poetry free of charge so all profits will go to The Book Bus.
The Book Bus
One in six adults around the world have come through childhood unable to read or write, due mainly to a lack of books and opportunity to read. The Book Bus was founded by publisher Tom Maschler with the aim of supplying books and making them accessible to children to help get more children reading and therefore be able to make more choices about their own lives.
In 2008 the Book Bus began delivering books to schools in Zambia and working with children to inspire them to read. The Book Bus has opened reading schemes in Zambia, Malawi, and Ecuador where over 100,000 children now have books that are relevant and accessible to read.
I’ve gone and done it, I’ve joined Facebook again.
Not quite sure what I’m doing on there, and it all seems rather confusing but I’m there so come say “Hello” 🙂
I’m also on Twitter if you want to pop along there too 🙂
I’ve not been on WordPress for a while, work has been rather hectic and tiring these past couple of months. I have plenty of your email posts to catch up with too!
Now, you may be wondering what W.O.L.F stands for in the title. Let me shed some light and give you some exciting and also terrifying news too.
My home town of Wolverhampton is hosting its first ever literature festival on Friday 27th January to Sunday 29th January 2017 and it’s called:
I was asked if I would like to read some of my poetry and I must say I was rather apprehensive but I said yes! So on Saturday the 28th January 2017 at 4.15pm me and four other writers are sharing a two hour slot and we’ll each have about 20 minutes reading time.
It’s a really exciting thing to be a part of but also I am quite terrified about it all! I’ve got a headache just thinking about it but I want to do it, I reckon it will be fun 🙂
This is where it’s happening and the other four performers: Arun Kapur, Abda Khan, Romalyn Ante and Sabbi Kaur
YIKES! And I thought Open Mic Nights in my local pub were scary!