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I live with a crazy family and a crazy dog, all of whom I love dearly. My interests are wide-ranging, and I hope my writing can help me pay for my expanding number of hobbies. I write what I like to write, in a number of genres, and with a good dose of humor in each. Eventually, I would like to quit my boring job and write full-time.
Athene Arrington’s new house is perfect, except for one little thing: There’s a vampire living in the basement. His name is Brandon, and he insists he still owns the place. One heated argument and a death threat later, it’s decided that Athene can stay.
In spite of Brandon’s constant teasing, his insistence that Athene is not as nice as she looks, and his peculiar diet, she's still attracted to him. Torn between normal and Brandon, she has to decide what she really wants. Should she settle into a regular life, or follow deeper feelings? Will Brandon let her live, kill her, or turn her into a vampire? Not even he knows.
After a 36 year career in radio, Bob retired in 2001. Since then, he has published several retirement books and started one of the most influential retirement blogs on the Internet, Satisfying Retirement. Since 2010, it has provided experienced-based, actionable information and advice to nearly 3 million readers.
Bob has been profiled in Advertising Age and Money Magazine. He has been featured on CNN.com, Next Avenue, and Forbes.Com.
Bob and his wife live in Arizona.
A guide to the most exciting period of your life: Retirement. From the pages of the #1 Retirement lifestyle blog, Satisfying Retirement, this is the concise, practical book that answers the most asked questions about what to do with all your free time. how to know when to retire, how to avoid boredom, how to decide whether to age in place or move to a retirement community...in short straight-forward answers and advice on the important questions you are asking yourself about this new phase of your life.
Written for both pre-retirees and those already there, Preparing for Your Active Life After Retirement deserves a place on your Kindle or computer e-reader.
Born in Osaka, Kelly Kitano was raised the only child in a traditional, conservative Japanese family. By day she is a sexual predator on the hunt and a secretive, erotica writer, writing about her experiences as an Air Force officer’s wife. By night, she is a devoted housewife to a retired officer, now employed with a fortune 500 company in northern California.
While visiting Jim at Yokota Air Base, Akako meets Miko and her husband at the Outback Bar. The two become bored watching the men play pool until an older black man with a young Thai woman enter the bar. Jim offers his fiancé up to give the Tuskegee Airman a ride on the rainy night to billeting. One Tuskegee Airman leads to more, and Akako and Miko play their own game of pool.
My husband and I have always been a pair of do-it-yourselfers. When we got married 56 years ago it was with the understanding that he would bring home the bacon and I would fry it. With four kids under foot and only one wage, people figured we were destined for financial ruin, but as practicing Christians, we embarked on a faith journey, the aim being to have "neither poverty nor riches." (Proverbs 30:8) Achieving that goal was not without its humour nor its spiritual lessons, both of which I share in the book.
"Two Old Goats and One Good Shepherd" is a collection of humorous anecdotes with Christian applications. They are the personal experiences of the author and her husband as they were involved in building their house, gardening, cooking, camping and many of the other endeavors required to achieve simple living but abundant life.
Maine Author & WWII Veteran
Dick Goodie is the author of three books: The Maine Quality of Running - a chronology of the early development of distance running in Maine; A Bracelet for Lily - a World War II romance/adventure novel; and his newest work, Raindrops on a Nail Keg.
His award winning essay, Reflections - a treatise on distance running that appeared in the Maine Sunday Telegram - was chosen Best Sports Feature of 1979 by the Maine Press Association. His essays have been published in Runner's World and Wilderness Camping magazines, and often in the Maine Sunday Telegram.
Dick Goodie was born in Bangor, Maine, and educated at Portland Junior College and the University of Denver. During World War II, Mr. Goodie served as a squad leader in the storied Third Armored Division that often spearheaded First Army drives from the hedgerows of Normandy to Central Germany, during which he earned five Campaign Stars. His most recent book, Raindrops on a Nail Keg, includes several essays of the war's major battles presented in a day-in-the-life-of mode of a young combat soldier. He lives in Westbrook, Maine, with his wife Joyce.
A Bracelet for Lily is a classic tale of love and war and the destinies of an enchanting Belgian school teacher and the two men who loved her - a shot down American fighter pilot and a German physician.
An unforgettable novel exploring the will of the human spirit to survive the horror of Nazi oppression in Belgium during WW II.
But above all, this is a story of tender love and high adventure when beautiful Lily guides the American pilot throught the German army toward the advancing American liberating forces.
A love story that will live in your memory.
Pain is something Carol puts her hands on every day. With training and experience, it is sometimes obvious that the pain that troubles the person has roots deeper than the pain that presents.
Sometimes, it is quite simply a postural fault, especially as we all crunch ourselves in front of computers for hours on end, whether we are working or playing. Often the pain comes from a deeper source, such as family stories, fear over world events, personal trauma, unforgiveness and a host of negative emotions.
Carol has been doing hands on work with clients for over 20 years and became a licensed massage therapist in 2006 with over 2000 hours of training and thousands more in experience and learning. Her desire to help with her clients' healing probably stems from a family history of migraines, her mother's background in nursing and her father's in spiritual care.
This book is a troubleshooting guide to the body, specifically the body's pain.
It won't make you a doctor or therapist over night, but it will teach you a little about how the body perceives pain. There are many sources of pain, not all of them physical. We will look at how the mind and body are closely related and how one affects the other. We'll also look at how to affect one by using the other.
This is a book about "every day" pain, not a medical journal or self-diagnostic tool. It is easy to read, with a clear and light style that will help you discover some of the less obvious sources of pain in your daily life.
Thormod Morrisson is a runester and tresmiðr (woodcarver) of Norse Scottish extraction with a long interest in Norse, Pictish, Gaelic and Far Eastern traditions. He established Thor’s Hammer Woodcraft, based in Scotland and produces traditionally made runes and various other heiðinn carvings.
The Viking Runes is a study of the ancient Norse fuþark script used in everyday inscriptions, carved memorials and divination. It covers the Elder fuþark as well as the Víking fuþark of the Norðreyjar (Shetland and Orkney), the Suðreyjar (the Hebrides), Norse Scotland and the wider Víking world.
With references to Norse and Celtic history, myth and saga, the Norse Gaelic tradition and warrior mysteries, this book covers the origins of the runic fuþark, inscriptions and secret codes, how to carve the runes, how to read them, the Norse gods and beings of the elder world, the practices of shape-changing, galdrar (magical song), spá (prophecy) and seiðr (trance magic), animal cults and the down to earth lore found in Old Norse verse. This book should be useful for anyone seeking to expand their knowledge of the runes and more.
Simple Pushes presents a method for finding balance in life. This balance has been described as the interplay of yin and yang from the ancient Chinese, to the classical Greek inscription ‘Nothing in excess,’ to the modern day balances of feminine and masculine.
Beginning with an exercise of determining whether you push or pull on the steering wheel of your car, you can become aware of your unconscious habit of pushing or pulling in life. Pushing and pulling are not inherently good or bad, one not better than the other. Sometimes it is appropriate to push and sometimes it is better to pull.
People whose habit is pushing act without considering the circumstances or the impact of their actions upon others. People whose tendency is pulling think and feel too much instead of acting. These chronic habits lead to imbalance and create barriers to leading a fulfilled life.
This booklet contains an idea for gaining insight into why you do what you do and why others do what they do. It then gives examples of how to use simple pushes to achieve balance. This book is a short and simple read, yet may lead to profound changes in your life.
Retired as an Assistant Director of Financial Aid at a Florida community college, I have become a self-published author (what fun!). Growing herbs and experimenting by concocting healing salves and infusions is part of my spiritual life. As a 75% Romani, I learned to create my path, The Drom Ek Romani, from my grandmother, a drabarni, or herbalist, while growing up in Philadelphia. My books include The Way of One Gypsy, The Gypsy's Book, Drab Lil: A Gypsy's Medicine Book and Madame Sosostris Explains (a poetry patchwork). Married and living in Florida, my two sons and granddaughter live at least 995 miles north but cell phones and eMail bridge the distance daily.
THE TITLE: At the age of seventeen I discovered T.S. Eliot's poem “The Wasteland.” The only part of the poem I could relate to was about “Madame Sosostris, famous clairvoyante.” Four of the tarot cards are invented by Eliot (Drowned Phoenician Sailor, Belladonna, the Lady of the Rocks and the Lady of Situations). Having invented my own Drom Ek Romani cards as part of my heritage, I could appreciate his imaginary cards with their mystical names. My first poem explains each tarot card and the second one details the Drom Romani although I make no claim to be a “famous clairvoyante.” The other poems are a patchwork of subjects including tributes to Mick Jagger, Bob Dylan, and other writers of music and poetry.
THE POEMS: With the exception of several free verse poems, the others are a mixture of Shakespearean Sonnets, Terza Rima, Rima Royale, and, well, more sonnets. The poetry forms are very confining yet I attempted to make them all-encompassing in their little world. When writing the 22 sonnets for the Drom Romani I began speaking in rhyming iambic pentameter in my dreams. Does that make me a poet? I hope so. Failing that, a sonnet a day keeps senility away. I am hoping that whatever your age, you find enjoyment in my poetry.
The author joined the Women's Movement in 1968 after personal study in Mythology, Anthropology and Archaeology with a final commitment to AnthroApology. Her works include e books: THE ONUS ON MEN AND HOW IT GREW - THE BONUS TO WOMEN, THE SINGLE GIRLS GUIDE TO GREEK GODS; WARTIME IN AMERICA 1941-1945 and soon to be an e book the illustrated satire MEET THE LEGENDARY SKYSCRAPER PEOPLE. She is a cartoonist as well as a researcher and writer.
GENDER THERAPY is an anthology illustrated with ancient motifs and achetypes. Chapter 1: GENDER ENVY The principal source of strife in the real Battle of the Sexes; the malady of Men's Bloodshed Envy, and the remedy proposed. Chapter 2: BEGINNING A DOSIER ON ANCIENT WOMEN Not merely matriarchs, not really goddesses, not lowly prostitutes. Chapter 3: PRIMARY EDUCATION Leading up to the Factuality of WRIT LARGE, this is a fictional account of a frightened mother and daughter who find refuge after an earthquake at a sibyls' school. The young daughter learns that the earth also has to give birth. Chapter 4: WRIT LARGE Illustrated for a sky watching party. We sea mammals who for a time have been tillers of the earth are intent upon reaching the stars, anciently perceived as islands in the sky with correlations to sacral islands on earth. In venturing on the dark waters of the heavens above, we may find that the old mariners' tales are Writ Large. Chapter 5: THE MIND IS A TEMPLE, THE HEART IS AN ALTAR The ancients learned by heart through induced mood -- sensational learning, through art, poetry, theatre, music, dance, constructing and reconstructing as needed through memory the Temple of the Mind around the Altar of the Heart. It is the heart that gets wounded, not the mind. Chapter 6: MEMORY SERVES: APPLIED HERITAGE S/He who thinks in circles, twisting and turning 8 vs. the dead-ended linear men-tality invents the wheel not the missile. Chapter 7: WHAT IS IN A WORD English is a scavenged language accrued through ultimate tourism through rampaging, conquering far-reigners. However words retain history and we have a lot to learn. Chapter 8: MATCH THE CAPTIONS, PAIR THE PICTURES
Tom Nagel is an internationally recognized instructor and clinician. He has conducted clinics and trainings, given lectures, and done presentations throughout the United States and in Europe. Tom was the main speaker at the 10th Annual International Centered Riding Symposium in Brattleboro, Vermont. He was a keynote speaker at the 2007 Certified Horsemanship Association International Conference in Orlando, Florida.
Tom's training background lies outside of horseback riding and his main expertise is in the basic biomechanics of how human bodies work. He has a third degree black belt in Aikido and is an advanced practitioner of Zen Bodytherapy, a bodywork discipline that combines deep tissue and alignment work. Tom started his Zen training in 1977 and became a certified Zen meditation instructor in 1986. This background gives him a unique perspective in how to help riders use their bodies efficiently first off and then on their horses.
Zen & Horseback Riding explains the location, importance and use of the psoas muscles. The psoas are the deep core muscles that link the upper and lower girdles of the body. They are the basis of all efficient body movement and can be used by participants in any athletic activity.
This book explains how to correctly use your body to obtain tone (strength with flexibility), self-carriage (stability and lift) and movement (vertically bilateral in rhythm) both on and off the horse. Zen & Horseback Riding is about using horseback riding as a means of self-development and training. It is about improving both your riding and your life.
I am English, living in East Sussex with my husband. A few years ago we went on an Aegeon Cruise starting in Greece and finishing in Istanbul. It is the same journey that Angie, the protagonist of my novel, takes - although, unlike us, she is going there to kill herself. She imagines that she and her dead husband can share the joy of their burgeoning child in the spirit world.
I am a painter and novelist, taking equal pleasure in both activities. Some of my work can be seen on my blog at http://artistricky.blogspot.com. Why not take a look at it - or even become a follower?
I was born in the old Queen Charlotte's Hospital in London which is within the sound of Bow Bells and that, officially, makes me a cockney, although I only occasionally use cockney rhyming slang!
My husband and I have seven adorable grandchildren - 2 born in Australia, 2 in America (New Jersey), 2 in Paris and 1 in Scotland. Luckily for us, our son and daughter and six of the grandchildren now live in England and the one who lives in Amsterdam pops back home quite often. Bliss!!
When the horror of nine-eleven occurred in 2001, I imagined how it would feel to be a newly-married, newly-pregnant young American woman who had lost the husband she adored in the atrocity. I fancied that in the depths of her despair she would decide to kill herself, especially if she believed in an after-life. THE SEA WITH DIAMONDS telling the story of Angie, the grieving young widow, was thus born.
Angie leaves her rented Brooklyn apartment to fly to Athens where she joins a cruise-ship bound for Istanbul. There she intends to slip unseen into the sparkling water of the Bosphorus - the stretch of sea her husband had become enchanged with and where, 4 months earlier, she had conceived on their honeymoon.
On board Angie, a brash Texan couple and their frail young friend Mary-Lou, together with an elderly English couple are allocated the same dining table. Mary-Lou and Angie slowly bond and Angie discovers that her new friend has reason to be even sadder than she has. Angie does not reveal that she has been married, is pregnant, knew anyone working at the World Trade Centre or that she has previously been to Istanbul.
Angie's resolve fluctuates but, by the end of the odyssey, during which Greek legends and real life have often intertwined, she has decided to go through with it.
The question is, can the elderly English woman who suspects Angie is disturbed and about to commit suicide save her?
Toni Annable and Maria Kaspar started writing bilingual children's books for school language programs lots of years ago. They are really pleased to reissue these books in the ebook format as well as the new stories coming up. Currently, the ebooks are in English/French and English/Spanish. We hope to get some of them out in English/Arabic.
When Toni is not writing, she spends her time editing other manuscripts and a plant tissue culture newsletter. She has a Master's Degree in Public Health and started out in nursing and health education. Later she taught in elementary schools and was teaching when she met Maria Kaspar. Maria and her husband had come to the US to further their education. She was a French teacher writing children's short stories and poems - and they were off and running in bilingual children's books, French, English and Spanish. Over the years they have had lots of fun creating these stories and plan on many, many more.
They were most fortunate to get Lawrence Lumetta to illustrate the first 3 books. You can see these in the ebooks. He was a noted artist and had many fine works exhibited world wide. The detail he put into the illustrations makes them works of art on their own. Larry retired and is no longer available for additional illustrations. He will be sorely missed him as they develop new works.
Why do the leaves change their clothes in the fall? Why do the birds hide in the winter? Young Celine, her sister and brothers have many questions about the seasons. And their mother has all the answers.
The beautifully detailed Lawrence Lumetta drawings highlight the different seasons. Color enhanced by Bashar Attar. Bilingual French-English. For ages 7 - 10 and up.
Pourquoi les feuilles changent-elles de robe en automne ? Pourquoi les oiseaux se cachent-ils en hiver ? La jeune Céline, sa sœur et ses frères se posent des questions sur les saisons. Quant à leur maman, celle-ci a réponse à tout.
Les illustrations détaillées de Lumetta mettent en valeur les différentes saisons. Mise en couleurs par Bashar Attar.
Ouvrage bilingue. Anglais-Français pour enfants âgés de 7 à 10 ans et plus.
If you enjoy stories about sweeping galactic sages in the vein of Star Wars and Dune, The Guardian may appeal to you.
It is the story of Peter who lives an idyllic existence sheltered from the Citadel by his Uncle Cy who has some very big plans for his future. Unfortunately, C’s premature deaths forces Peter to leave home where he discovers how cruel a galaxy governed by the Citadel can be. Peter meets Marc, who has been left emotionally scarred because of the regime and despite their differences, their growing friendship helps them survive together.
However as Peter’s true destiny unfolds revealing a future beyond imagination, it is Marc who helps Peter maintain his humanity when everything that he is begins to slip away. This is a story of adventure, love and of the friendships that bind people together through all adversity.
Everyone has a story to tell …
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Twelve For 12 is a collection of twelve short stories, the stories are dark, the endings are not always happy and the journey on the way might be uncomfortable.
Tom Surbaugh is a native of Parkersburg, West Virginia and a long time television writer/producer having spent stints with Creative Sports, ESPN and NASCAR Media Group. He currently is a media specialist with a national television network and lives with his wife and son in Matthews, North Carolina.
The Miracle of Hominy Falls is a story that is very close to his heart. Two of the four miners who died in the accident were relatives. A story that has largely been forgotten, the author presents this tragic chapter in West Virginia coal mining history in a positive light where faith in God and basic common sense lead the "lost" out of the darkness.
About the book...Miracle of Hominy Falls
The against all odds story of survival during the 1968 Hominy Falls, West Virginia coal mine disaster is told through the hand-written journal of trapped miner John Moore. His daughter Vicki tells of the nearly two weeks of waiting and wondering if they would ever see her father and his co-workers alive after the flooded mine cut them off from the outside world. Faith and calm heads prevail as all but four miners working nearly two miles inside Big Sewell Mountain would eventually make it out alive in what has been described as a miracle.
Jean E. Tardy travaille à son compte comme analyste et consultant. Il possède une connaissance étendue des technologies contemporaines. Sa foi résulte d'une analyse lucide et informée de la réalité. Jean Tardy ne croit pas en Dieu par tradition ou fidélité. Il croit parce que c'est vrai.
Jean Tardy a publié une apologie complète de la doctrine chrétienne. Il poursuit présentement des recherches en vue de concevoir une machine consciente.
Jean E. Tardy, un informaticien et analyste, s'est donné pour mission de démontrer que la doctrine chrétienne est l'interprétation la plus lucide et informée du réel. La voie du Dogme représente une étape majeure de cette démarche. Écrit dans un style direct et limpide, ce texte démontre rigoureusement la validité de celle-ci par rapport aux idéologies et aux théories qui dominent nos sociétés. Ce texte renforcera la foi des croyants qui le liront. Il ébranlera les préjugés des incroyants qui oseront l'aborder et incitera certains d'entre eux à y revenir.
La voie du Dogme est un texte de plus de 500 pages. Pour faciliter sa lecture, chacun des sujets abordé est précédé d'un bref résumé. Ceux-ci, regroupés, constituent le Synopsis complet de l'oeuvre publié ici.
Author Mick Sylvestre currently lives in British Columbia following an artistic career as a painter, a graphic designer, a fontographer and now a writer.
Imagine a world without Humans, a place where only the machines ruled. Corrode, a relic cyborg with a human past, drifts aimlessly searching for purpose through a degraded world. Hunted for answers he does not have; a motley crew of machines bent on saving the world rescues him from permanent deletion. Joining forces, they must save Arkus-12 from destruction.
David Joseph is a veteran Air Force Flyer. While in the Air Force, he flew on the HH-53, HH-3, HC-130, C-141, and KC-10 aircraft, and traveled to every continent in the world. His travels and experiences provide unlimited material for writing.
He is the author of Korea x 2, Silent Six, and Putin's Gold, a military thriller Trilogy, set on the Korean peninsula, The Bully & Other Stories, Spooky Military Tales, and the two best-selling novelettes, The Great Hijacking and Putin's Shoot-down! He is currently writing a two short story collections called Stories from the Abyss and The Blind Gardener and Other Stories, along with a novel about expelling the Russians from Crimea. He holds a Master of Arts in Military Studies from American Military University.
Vladimir Putin has a simple goal: raise the price of oil by launching attacks in five maritime chokepoints. He knows his regime will collapse should oil prices remain low.
Within the elaborate game of geopolitical strategy, ISIS caliphate, terrorist provocations, and global markets, Putin launches guerrilla warfare under the sea with the use of Seaborne Spetsnaz and submarines. He knows his plan will only work if the attacks are perpetrated by Islamic extremist. A war in which Putin has the ultimate advantage of stealth and surprise.
Katie Kump is an Army wife, a nanny, and a mentor to college women who has found that writing is the only way to feel rightly. When she's not downing guacamole or turning the living room into a dance floor, you can find her celebrating the Word in her own words at KatieKump.com.
The chaos of a girl's growing-up years can quickly cloud the truest realities of her life and relationships. As Katie Kump looks back on her high school and college years, she points out how Jesus was there all along, making sense of her life, and encourages younger readers to find Him right where they are. Whether in the need for gossip or the disappointment of the prom, the longing to be married or the pressure to be someone you're not, Jesus is always there. Finding Him changes everything. In a blend of personal narrative and Biblical reference, Katie leads her audience to see that this life really is all about Jesus.
Tina is an early school leaver who used to be thrown out of class for laughing too much. She's an unschooler at heart and an ungraduate who made her own education in life, she thanks everyone she's ever met, they all taught her something. She landed on Earth in Karlskoga, Sweden, 1969 and has tried to adjust ever since. Tina's writing takes her off the beaten track and the best writing advice she ever got was, write what you want to find out more about. She lives in Dublin, Ireland with her non-traditional family.
This story is rewritten more times than Tina can remember, it’s her learning to write in English story and she’s immensely proud for not giving up, but she has given in to the fact that she does tell a story differently. Tina loves dialogue, a lot, and she doesn’t pay attention to details as much as maybe she should, she likes the bigger picture, and for her deep hearted, radically honest conversations are it.
Do you dare to follow your heart when school tells you to follow the rules?
When Milla is sent(enced) to six years in secondary school her unrecognised school-itis gets worse.
“It’s a real disease,” Milla insists who has survived early puberty and two uncompleted suicides due to being forced to become who she isn’t.
“No, I’m not bullied, sometimes it’s “just” school.”
But she can’t let her parents go to prison again. She meets Sky, a homeschooled, disabled boy who self medicates on laughter and Sunny, a girl of unusual origin who insists she’s Milla’s guardian angel. “You’re more powerful than you know,” she says and Milla listens as the animals whose powers she has always been fascinated by suddenly comes to life through her.
Together with her Irish twin brother, Torsten, the foursome take on school in a battle to regain ownership of their own lives.
In this often outlandish story, four teens already of age, fight against school as the only option to journey through the start of life, but violence, punishments and threats can change minds, will it change theirs?
Will Milla be allowed to become who she is or made to fall back into line and follow the mass schooling?
The author been a long-time resident of Delhi, which as the capital of India was witness to the tumultuous action after the transfer of capital from Calcutta during the British colonial rule. His visits to the Coronation Park in Delhi that commemorates the coronation celebrations of Kind George V in 1911, and is now a heritage site, inspired him to write this story. See http://www.ratankaul.in
UNIQUENESS OF THE NOVEL
There have been several novels by western authors on British Raj, all of which received international acclaim with a large readership. The Far Pavilions, which is a comparatively recent one in the series of these novels having been published in 1978, sold millions of copies and inspired a popular television adaptation as well as a musical play.
However, my novel, Wings of Freedom, has a vital distinction as it’s written from an Indian’s point of view, and reflects the aspirations of the Indian masses during the turbulent colonial period. Moreover, with the Indian authorship, it depicts appropriately the locales, language, dresses, social customs and flavor of the Indian society as it existed a hundred years ago,
It’s the year 1911. Raju, a college student, struggles to establish his identity in the charged atmosphere of India’s freedom struggle. King George the Fifth is due in Delhi for his coronation celebration. A devastating fire in the royal camp gives rise to speculations of sabotage and an assassination attempt by the revolutionaries. Raju is caught up in the vortex of violent passions as two of his innocent friends are made scapegoats for the blaze by the British police and murdered. Thus begins Raju’s relentless journey against colonial rule and the economic exploitation of India.
A passionate romance with Eileen, the daughter of a British officer, keeps Raju inspired in their roller-coaster ride against the backdrop of British imperialism, turbulent political conflicts, the fury of the freedom revolution, the catastrophic first World War and the racial, cultural and social divisions in the post-Edwardian era.
Helen Wilson was born in 1959 to Irish and Scottish parents. Since taking degrees at the universities of Hull and Manchester, she has been a lecturer in Further Education, but only began to write seriously after attending a course at the Hen House in Lincolnshire, and completing an M.A. at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Writing School. Her work has recently been broadcast on local radio and has appeared in a variety of magazines and anthologies including Reactions 2, Muse 3, and Lancashire Life. She lives in the Ribble Valley with her husband and son.
Intense, tender, and fiercely-felt, the poems in Thoth confront the tensions between past and present. This is territory that Helen Wilson has made her own: a domestic world threaded through with history and myth.
Presided over by the ibis-headed Egyptian god of scribes, who records whether the dead are “ true of voice ”, these are poems which explore the magical properties of words, and the power of stories. Here a mother talks to her son, nuns, queens, crones and concubines speak to us across time; and women invariably have the last word.
Helen Wilson is a writer with compelling tales to tell.
Simon Armitage on “ Mother Love ”:
This is terrific stuff. The poem has a brilliant sense of certainty with the undepleted sureness of the female perspective, the alternative reading of what is otherwise a blood and guts boys’-own story. Excellent.