Grumpy Book Grrrl

a writer and reader

Wayne is at Twitter and part of the All in the Pantheon project where mortal scribes speak for Greek Gods and Goddesses. However, this post is about his e-poetry book, available at Amazon for $2.99. The poems were written as a way to help with writer’s block. I especially enjoyed the limericks.   “There was …

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Hey guys, I did a thing! Well, I published a short collection of poems at Smashwords. The poems are about depression, loneliness, weight, society, haiku, and #vss365 (Very Short Story). Here is the link to get Heart Full of Skeletons for free.   I’ll share one of the poems here.   Hard to Afford Life …

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I have a new post up at All in the Pantheon and wanted to discuss it here too. It’s about Amphitrite many years ago when she walked among the humans and participated in a Yule Hunt. She hopes to summon a Chinese dragon and ask for a flaming pearl to give her beloved, Poseidon. The dragon …

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From Amazon, “A collection of 32 poems written by mother and son examining love, family, breakups, mental illness, sexual health, self-confidence, and abuse.” I purchased this to support a friend from Twitter’s #writingcommunity, CJ Landry. I have wanted to read more poetry also and this was a fantastic place to start.   I wasn’t disappointed. It’s hard to …

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A few weeks ago, I got word that my application to All in the Pantheon had been approved! The site is a huge collaboration of writers voicing Greek Gods, Goddesses, Muses, and more. The premise is that Zeus called us all back to find jobs in the mortal world and become relevant again. Many had been …

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  Ah, the money in co-pays I’ve spent this past couple of months just to find out I have a common health condition: Aging. After x-rays, MRIs, and a CT scan, I have been informed I have “degenerative disc disease” (which isn’t an actual disease), and includes bone spurs, a couple of synovial cysts, and …

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This is a collection of short stories by the creator of Ok2BeFat that comes with trigger warnings. Spacesuits contains multiple important ideas that are stated wonderfully. As a fat person myself, I understand exactly what it feels like to be invisible, yet feel very visible at the same time. Society frowns upon fat, looks down …

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I’ve dragged myself to therapy every other week since about July of this year? Use of the word dragged might indicate a poor attitude on my part from the get-go, but I have enjoyed it. Is that the problem? I have this idea that in order to receive that almost-mythical “breakthrough,” you need to be …

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Cluster is about Abra Collins, a young woman who journeys through life. Her father is abusive and she learns the heartache of death early. Her sister Gwen, and best friend Neal, supports her through transitioning (she is transgender). She meets a professor at college who becomes a dear friend. She is able to open her …

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