The Book

When this blog hit the 10-year mark, I planned on compiling a “best of” – which would be an e-book collecting what I considered my most meaningful creative pieces over that period. It was quite a feat to go through so much content, but I eventually settled on a body of material that I believed would work. The idea was that there would be three distinct areas: poetry (the biggest portion), reflections and prose, and photography.

Over time, as I started seeing this more as book that I would publish professionally (and not just as a PDF on this site), the project evolved into a more trimmed-down publication that wouldn’t include as much photography – although imagery is still an integral part of the book.

I’ve finally completed what I hope will be the final document.

God-willing, I’m aiming to make the book available as an e-book first – and then later on, hopefully in print.

I’ve still got some fine tuning to do, but regardless of that, I’m ready to start taking orders (or expressions of interest) from anyone who may be interested.

I can’t give a definite publication date as yet, but for now, I can take down names and contact details so that when it’s ready, you can place your orders.

To get a sense of what’s in the book, you can preview it via Google Play Books, or by directly downloading a sample here:

Front cover of

The full version contains 35 poems and 15 reflections, coming in at roughly 180 pages.

If you’d like to purchase, please email me – and I’ll let you know when it’s ready (both in electronic format and hopefully later in print).

I’ve not set the price yet, but can give you tentative details when you contact me.

Homework

I also have a task for you:

  1. Download and read the sample version.
  2. Think through the following questions
    • Which piece had most impact on you? (In terms of feelings, thoughts, etc.)
    • What was that impact? (Be as brief or detailed as you like.)
    • Do you know of others (family, friends, colleagues, acquaintances) that this piece would also impact?
  3. Send me your answers – either by email, or if you prefer (or want to remain anonymous), leave a comment below.

Thank you

Thank you to those of you who have supported me on this blog over the years, and all of you who give this book a chance. I hope it’ll resonate with you on some level, inspire you, and benefit you.

I leave you with a graphic I’ve put together for marketing (once I get to that stage). Feel free to download it, share it, and of course, encourage others to get the sample PDF if you feel they may enjoy the book.

Taken from the poem

3 thoughts on “The Book

  1. All the best with the launch of your book! Your poetry seems to tell little stories about parts of your journey, about moments in your life, but I found the Reflections to provide more insights into you as a person, your journey, your thoughts and insights on those moments in your journey, and of course the advice you share as a result of it.
    It would be nice to read about the context of your different poems though, e.g. the one written about your daughter, She Flaps, I’d enjoy a little prelude on how old she was, or whether there was something special happening at the time you wrote it. But that’s just me liking to paint a picture πŸ™‚
    Well written pieces and all the best.

    • Thank you 😊. The initial version of the book included notes / backstories on most pieces, but I’ve cut those out for the print book. I might use that material in a special edition, e-book version, or marketing. Good to hear that side of things is of interest.

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