Let’s face a fact that is not popular with a lot of poets…
Not everyone wants to buy a poetry book.
Blasphemy, I know! But… it’s true.
With my friends who like poetry but not enough to own a book in mind, I created some items on a reputable website. I made a profile on Society6.
Society6 has all American made items and I get 10% of any sales. I get $10 from sales of prints of my poems that I put over photos that I have taken.
I don’t promote my online store at all and decided for 2017 to be more proactive with letting the people who actually are interested in my poetic offerings know what I am doing and have available.
Even if you don’t purchase anything, I would love if you could share any items you like so that I can fund the sailing trip that I will be embarking on beginning June 2017. (I potentially will be the first Black American woman to sail around the world!)
Thanks for reading,
If you have been on my blog for a while, you may have noticed a change that I didn’t announce. I decided to talk about it today.
When I first got on WordPress.com, it was just so that I could follow all my friends who left LiveJournal and MySpace.
Back then, this was just a personal blog of my life and poetry. “As Things Go & As I Go” was a great name for a random meandering blog of various things. It’s not, however, the best name for a blog specifically about submitting poetry and applying for grants, etc.
SO… This is now my OFFICIAL place to post about my books and submissions and other poetry related things (plus the occasional book recommendation). With that in mind, I changed the site heading to a more neutral “niccoleamnance.com” and I hope that works for me going forward. If not, I will change it.
Anyhoo… just thought I would put this out here.
Thanks for reading!
This isn’t poetry related, but I wanted to support a writer whose work I like.
I saw Ms. Durrow read when I was visiting Los Angeles years ago, but only recently got around to buying this book. It was definitely worth the purchase.
This story resonated with me because I am also a biracial woman and I currently live in Oregon so the setting and premise for the book interested me right off to see how this author presented this story about coming of age and learning one’s place in the world.
I was not expecting the extra layers of mystery in this! I love how the story comes full circle and deals with so many aspects of growing up and the African American experience (especially in a place as predominantly caucasian as Portland, Oregon).
There are some nice twists to the story and even though the characters didn’t interact in the pairing that I had hoped (you know how you can want two characters to connect), but it was deeply satisfying, nonetheless.
If you are in the market for a new story to read, definitely get this book. It is available for sale on Amazon as either an ebook, Audible, CD, hardcover or paperback.
Thanks for reading!