Cover Art #dpchallenge #photography


Can you imagine the cover art to your next book?

I have- I even have the back picked out.

The front is the smiling faces of Liberian children and the back is a the back of a sand filled canoe paddling away (also Liberian).

What makes a good cover? I think if your cover can draw the reader or listener in then it’s done its job.




  My Three books would be entitled:

 1-Catching the Wind

(Poetry inspired by the High Sea)

2- Died Red

( horror mystery you choose)

3 – Tying the Knot – for lasting relationships

(self-help or murder mystery )


The WordPress Daily Challenge this week is Cover Art.  imagine which of your images you would like to see gracing the cover of a book, an album, or a magazine.

This was way too much fun!

And here are some creative covers. Who knows you might find a cover designer for your next book!

To the Future and Back Again #poetry #childhood #dpchallenge

magical book

When as a child

where did dreams with you fly?

did you ride dragons

 were you a double agent spy?


Did the Orient Express

carry you in style?

 were you philosophic

 pondering life all the while


Did your nose always

end in books

where you followed wizards

hobbits with the name of Took?


Would you see the world

from outer space

or march to a drum beat

always in place?


Over electron  microscope

did you faithfully stand

peering beneath cells

the smallest though very grand?


No matter the consonant

or silent vowel

the dreams you dreamed

awakened in willowed hollow


The life you lived

is who you’d be

time to dream again

try it you’ll see


The wordpress daily post writing prompt for today is Future’s Past.

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? How close or far are you from that vision?

Well honestly I haven’t stopped dreaming yet.


What’s Your: Perspective #photography #poetry

Looking from your side

of reality

what do you see?

He sees


I see


Does it matter the angle

 require a dodge?

Is perspective the viewer?

the critic my dog?

At Word Press Daily Post an excellent and fun prompt  Perspective

weekly-photo-challenge-layers #photography #poetry

Between the pages

my words are captive

you’ve seen them

thousands of times

but did you know

they were mine?


My eyes seek

Beyond the layers

boxes, cubes

flat and round

plants, glass, concrete

reaching for the sky


Reflection’s sea

silence is frozen

in a watery world

today you are a mill

tomorrow a waterfall

what the imagination finds

The photography challenge at Word Press this week is Layers. There were so many great opportunities to take pictures of layers this weekend – inside and outside.

And these are just a few photo layers for the week:

    1. A grownup is a child with layers on | @ The West Gate
    2. 11-16-13 Weekly Photo Challenge – Layer | The Quotidian Hudson
    3. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | Getting the Picture
    4. Peeling Back the Layers | Travel with Intent
    5. Weekly Photo Challenge-Layers | WoollyMuses
    6. Peeling Back the Layers | The Wanderlust Gene
    7. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | Someday I Will Learn
    8. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | WryGrass
    9. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | nancy merrill photography
    10. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | Overcoming Bloglessness
    11. Layers- weekly photo challenge | pdjpix
    12. FALLING IN LAYERS | bluebrightly
    13. Weekly Photo Challenge–Layers | All Resource
    14. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | Holoholo Girls
    15. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | marsocmom
    16. Nature’s Layered Canvas | Virginia Views
    17. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | Southern Sea Muse
    18. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | The Serenity Space
    19. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | Wahine Wednesdays
    20. Layers: WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge | Kanlaon
    21. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | Lonely Travelog
    22. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | mamacormier
    23. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layer upon Layer upon Layer | Life with Tess
    24. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | Random Acts of Photography
    25. Weekly Photo Challenge-Layers | Jejak Langkah
    26. Layered to Perfection, Lacquer Art from India | Life is a Vacation
    27. potro |
    28. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers « blogagaini
    29. Weekly Photography Challenge: Layers | sukies original
    30. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | Fog | Harry Makertia | The Journey
    31. Weekly Photo Challenge: A Time-warp Hiding in Stone | dark circles, etc
    32. Layers Of Lego For Layers Of Hope For The Philippines | this man’s journey
    33. Pretty Little Layers! | Inception
    34. Rome and its layered history | shutter + bliss
    35. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | Widya’s world
    36. lighter | yi-ching lin photography
    37. Cloud layers: missing the big skies | Zimmerbitch: age is just a (biggish) number
    38. weekly photo challenge: layers | Wood Rabbit Journey
    39. Week in Review/ What Is Your Favorite? | I see beauty all around by rob paine
    40. Leafy layers | LynnSlyWrites
    41. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | Travel Monkey
    42. Weekly Photo Challenge – Layers / Travel Theme – Short | Travels and Trifles
    43. Layered Burger | Colline’s Blog
    44. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | roastbeefandrakija
    45. Weekly Photo Challenge: //////ayers/////// | V A S T L Y C U R I O U S
    46. travels with toby
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    48. WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | In Love With Words!
    49. weekly photo challenge: layers | hereisandrea
    50. The Yummy Rainbow Cake | The Harlequin Tea Set
    51. 191. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | Sofie’s Diary
    52. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | northumbrian : light
    53. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | Mrs. Lanik’s Photo-a-Week Blog
    54. Layering With Fire | An Upturned Soul
    55. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | Pilot Fish
    56. Rainy Car Windows | Life In The Passenger Seat
    57. Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit | Picture the Pretty
    58. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | Picture the Pretty
    59. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | The Eclectic Eccentric Shopaholic
    60. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers (Water, Roads and Lines) | What’s (in) the picture?
    61. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | Lipgloss and a Backpack
    62. Weekly Photo Challenge – Lairs and Layers | The Road Less Paved
    63. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | Kelly Kuhn
    64. WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Layers… | Lakshmi Loves To Shop
    65. Weekly Photo Challenge | Layers | the Lady with the Layered Frames | the TRASH BASH
    66. Layers | The numpty with a camera and a laptop
    67. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | The corner of my imagination
    68. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | Webcentrick’s PhotoBlog
    69. App layers on a visit | follow your nose
    70. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | My Photolanguage
    71. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | Memory Catcher
    72. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | Write Through Life
    73. weekly photo challenge: layers | nomad, interrupted
    74. Beautiful Great Blue Heron Shyly Hides Her Eyes Under Layers of Feathers on Silent Sunday | Babsje Heron
    75. weekly photo challenge: layers | Curls n Skirls
    76. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | Blogging Vogging…
    77. Weekly Photo Challenge – Layers (Made from Scratch Carrot Cake) | Points of View
    78. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers « Hearing His Voice
    79. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers – Clouds over Ras Al Khaimah | Top of the Tent
    80. Weekly Photo Challenge : Layers « Jejak-jejak yang Terserak
    81. weekly photo challenge : layers | Time To Be Inspired
    82. Macro Monday – A Rose and a Variation | Ron Mayhew’s Blog
    83. Layers- Weekly Photo Challenge | Bileam se Donkie
    84. Cranberry Apple Pie – EyeSlobber photo by Kate Adamick Photography
    85. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers: Layers of time | Lavender Moon Girl’s Blog
    86. Layers intertwining | See Diving
    87. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | Across the Bored
    88. Breathtaking Egret Wing for Wordless Saturday | Babsje Heron
    89. Weekly Photo Challenge : Layers | I see beauty all around by rob paine
    90. hammer boy | yi-ching lin photography
    91. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | Pinkpodster Ponders
    92. Powers of Observation, or Lack Thereof | Required Writing
    93. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | Never clip my wings
    94. The Lush Layers Of Llangollen | Taking One Day At A Time
    95. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | Last Train to QVille
    96. Layers | A New Day
    97. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | thisblogisepic
    98. Weekly Photo Challenge : Layers in Architecture | I see beauty all around by rob paine
    99. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | Far Away In The Sunshine
    100. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | jennsmidlifecrisis
    101. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | Foto Challenge
    102. Weekly photo challenge -layers | Change Is Hard
    103. Double wisteria blossoms | Summerfield84’s English blog
    104. Nature’s Layers | Aislynn’s World
    105. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | Pat and Al’s Adventure Continues…
    106. Phoneography Weekly: Look straight ahead | We Live In A Flat
    107. Weekly Daily Photo: Layers | Here & Abroad
    108. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | Life of a Minister Mom
    109. WPC: LAYERS « MY WALL
    110. Weekly Photo Challenge: Guess These B&W Layers | Humbled Pie
    111. Layers – WPhotoC | Ouch!! My back hurts!!

Captivated by another place #poetry #photography


In the world of trees

when not as high as your knees

I sang a song

nature sang along

In storms and gales

I’d raise the sails

the salty mist

was my first kiss

by light of  books and art

I’d play my harp

and dream of places

magnificent horse races

the places I love

are rapturous above

and far below

where beasts bellow

The imagination vivid

where I’ve oft lived

where worlds unfold

endless stories told

This poem inspired by Sherry over at Poet’s United her prompt today “A favorite place you love”

poets united

Photograph: Life of a tree © L. Moon 2013

They were Pink #flashfiction #newcago #noir

claire-fuller library

They were pink,  moist and plump.

Her eyes were violet and they sparked like firecrackers.

‘Oh Lily Baby…”
“Stop you fool!” You can’t think about her; it will be your ruin and the city’s.


It had to be here in her library.
Lily had been the source keeper for OldCago.
She had tried to tell me what she had found. Maybe that’s why she was killed.

The old ways written in one of these books has the power to break the machinations of terror occurring on our streets – it has to be here or all of NewC ago is doomed

“Where are you?????”

Every week Rocelle Wisoff-Fields host Friday Fictioneers. This is a delightful group of talented and encouraging writers. Have a peek at the talent beneath the page. Today’s prompt is the picture of the library taken by Claire Fuller


Every week based on the prompt I am writing a (noir) serial about a detective in a place called Newcago who tries to round up the bad guys at night. The stakes are just raised with the introduction of  the automated Doom Cycle; crime just got harder to fight and the one person who could help him is dead.

Week 6 In Newcago Serial You wasps

Week 5 in Newcago Serial The Doom Cycle

Week 4 in Newcago Serial Helpless

Week 3 in Newcago Serial When the Lights Go On

week 2 in Newcago Serial  Can’t Kill The Thirst

Week 1 in Newcago Serial Secret Weapon

I loved a girl

I loved a girl

She wasn’t pretty or fair

I’m not even sure

of the color of her hair


I read her on paper

that’s where I would see

a portrait of words

quietly enfolding me


A journey of sorts

is where we would go

nowhere had limits

places high- places low


I loved her because

she opened my eyes

to a world without speaking

no barriers- no lies


We never got closer

than Jupiter and Mars

but the fire in her eyes

drew my heart to the stars

Photo: Thanks to Miss Turner


navicore /aka Ed Sweeney


Tweetin’ Donuts and Social Media

“Twitter represents a gold mine of marketing possibilities, but the vast majority of firms haven’t figured out how to transform those 140-character tweets into sales.” (or so the folks  at are saying)

Ok ~ I’ve been stressing that thousands of people aren’t buying my book (YET)! I realize I am not alone. Only 35% of Fortune 500 companies are on Twitter. Don’t they have marketeers to do their marketing magic?

For those of you looking for the answer on how to do this Twitter marketing thing successfully- look up to the Dunkin’ Donuts icon on the cyber skyline – they apparently are doing something right when it comes to marketing using Twitter.

My writer friend Claude Bouchard @CeeBee308 should be proud – he has more Twitter followers than Dunkin’ Donuts. How are book sales Claude? Maybe a donut would help.

I’m learning- my first giveaway will include not just a book but coffee and a doughnut.

Want to read more about Dunkin’ Donuts marketing on Twitter? Go to:

Thanks to Salim Virji for the photo


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