Happy Birthday in Heaven Mama Maya

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Today I would like to send a special birthday greeting all the way up to heaven to one of my heroes, Dr. Maya Angelou. Her words and wisdom have helped me live my best life. I am still a work in progress, but at least I know some things about life. I will continue to strive to be the best person I can be because I know better than my past and I have resolved to do better.

 

How ironic is it that National Poetry Month houses Dr. Angelou’s birthday? It was cosmic alignment. I would like to share one of my favorite poems by her with you today. It is called The Mask and she used it in conjunction with Paul Laurence Dunbar’s poem We Wear the Mask. This poem has inspired a story from me as well. It is at the beginning stages of outline and character analysis, but I plan to push forward with it very soon.

 

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Happy Birthday in Heaven Mama Maya…

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RIP – Gisele Walko

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Hi Lovies,

It is with a heavy heart that I write this post. I was on Goodreads this morning and was informed that one of the ladies I have bonded with over books and writing has passed away. Gisele Walko was a fellow writer of Paranormal Romance novels. I interviewed her for my Couch Convos Feature a while back. Read it here.

Though we never met in person, Gisele was very dear to me. She read my books as a part of my beta reader group and provided wonderful feedback. She was an assistant librarian for an elementary school and was very passionate about books. I pray her husband and children find comfort that she was well loved in the indie writing community.

Though I am sad to see her life come to an end here on earth, I know her legacy will live on in the books she shared with us. If you haven’t read her work, please do so. Even if you are not a fan of Paranormal Romance, like me, you will still find the beauty in her writing.

Gisele Walko

Rest well Gisele. You will be missed.

 

Love is Color Anthology – A Book Review

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L. Loren

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Hi LoveBirds,

As you may know, I curated my first anthology, Love is Color,  recently and I am so giddy over the outcome. When I started this project it was just a dream. Now 15 other authors and poets have lent their gifts to bring my dream to fruition. Each one of these gifted writers is special in her own way and confirmed for me that sisterhood is to be celebrated! Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

I decided to review the book for Goodreads and thought it would be sweet to post it here as well. When I started organizing the book I didn’t know if I should put all of the short stories together and then all of the poems, but I decided against that. Instead, I intermingled the poems and shorts and I think it made for a better reading experience.

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Love Is Color: A Collection of Sensual Poetry, Short Stories, and Visual Art

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Musings of A Romance Junkie

Love is Color is a collection of sensual poetry, short stories and visual art that depicts love in its rawest form. The stories are a gathering of diverse authors from different genres coming together to create a work of art. Whether you like second chance romance, fire-breathing dragons, interracial love, or a little bit of mystery. This book has something for you. Come see why Love is lived in Color and not in Black and White!

GLORAYYYYYYYYYYY!!!

Did I mention that this book is free? As in $0.00?

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PLN Presents: Love is Color – L. Loren

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Welcome to a special edition of Purple Night Lights! Today we are celebrating the Love is Color Anthology. The release date is Feb 14th! In the mean time I will be welcoming the ladies behind the words in the book. Please welcome: L. Loren

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Tell us about your work in the Love is Color Anthology. 
 Love is Color was my brainchild. I set a goal for myself to curate an anthology with a diverse group of writers, poets and photographers. It was my first undertaking of a project of this caliber and I found it extremely enjoyable. 
I wrote 2 poems for this anthology that represent the feelings of the colors purple and orange. I also wrote a sensual poem entitled My Favorite Color – a dedication to my husband. The short story I included was Parasol, a sensual look at unexpected love.
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Love is Color Anthology

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L. Loren

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I have been super busy getting my very first anthology together! It has been so exciting curating my own anthology and I have to say, the ladies who are participating are top notch. I have participated in other people’s collections, but this is my first crack at spearheading one. It has been challenging, and I have learned a lot, but it has also been very gratifying. It all comes to fruition on Feb 14th! Oh, and if I forgot to mention… it is totally FREE!

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We have 16 talented writers in the Love is Color Anthology, which is a collection of sensual poems and short stories, paired with visual art. Since I am a very visual person, I thought it would be great to have some pictures that I felt represented each work.

Each piece is unique and caters to the writer’s style, while keeping the theme Love…

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