Sunday, January 15, 2017

Promotion and Pre-Orders



I finally held an advance copy of TIME & CIRCUMSTANCE.

It became real and surreal. 

Suddenly, Vine Leaves Press is promoting my book. 




With two months left, 

I’m feeling the push 

to promote my book. 

Promote myself. 

Yesterday, I visited a local poetry group. 

In two weeks, I’ll do my first poetry reading.

I teach, I have read excerpts of my kid lit aloud. 

I don’t know why this is SO HARD.

Maybe it’s because some parts are autobiographical.

My blog’s been up since 2009. 

I’ve already shared a lot about my life.

I ask myself, Why is this different?

Finally, I’ve gotten to the bottom of things.

Even though I’ve critiqued poetry, 

and even determined what poetry is fit for a journal,

Now a publisher is taking a chance on

JUST ME.

People I don’t know will review my book.

Now that the book is available for PRE-ORDER ,

I’d better get used to it.

Because I actually became a top seller for a time.




People are actually buying my book.

If you do too, I hope you enjoy it.

I wrote it from my heart.


xo,


-->
Theresa


I'm in some good company.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Did You?



Did You?

Did you notice Me
entering the car
trying to find a place to
rest my weary bones?

Looking back, can you
approximate just
how many people I
passed in search of a seat?

In the seconds that ticked
between My demands and
your action, did you assess
My age and wonder more?

Was My crankiness a sign I 
might suffer from something--
could I have a cancer,
heart disease, dementia?

Did you wonder if I had a
family hoping strangers
looked out for Me like you’d
want for your elderly beloveds?

In the minutes that could’ve
passed with introspection,
you snapped my picture
without My permission.

You posted it on social media
Because I didn’t say PLEASE.


- Theresa Milstein

Thursday, November 24, 2016

In/Divisible

After the election, I haven't been able to write much. 
But poetry found me again yesterday morning.

This poem is those who feel like the other right now,

especially for those at Standing Rock.

I wish you a hopeful Thanksgiving. xo 






In/Divisible

In the time of
Then,
We used to share
The
Whole
Truth
So help us God, except

Now we have pie
In
the face for our
Un
I
Ted
States of Misunderstood.

With a jolt of
Shock
A Yes vote for
In
Jus
Tice.
They burned the witch.

In the time of
Now,
Closed groups gather.
Lib
Er
Ty
Unwise, Unsound, Undone.

Theresa Milstein


Sunday, September 25, 2016

This Time

I'm not used to promoting myself.

Even when I've been part of an anthology, I promote for the collective, the greater good.


But this time it's just me.


Cover Reveal 
From Vine Leaves Press




Time and Circumstance
by Theresa Milstein

Publication date: March, 2017

“The trunk of this family is lost to history / Photo fragments remain as shadows”

With subtle wit, and poignant imagery, the unrelenting passage of time connects the  vignettes in Theresa Milstein’s Time and Circumstance. This reflective collection of real and imagined poetry and prose, speculates on an erratic childhood, the uncertainty of adolescence, and the reality of parenthood, through flashbacks of love lost and found.

“This everyday, why again, sometimes / ignored tune has measured time in notes, / seconds, minutes, days, years, and so it goes. / It’s a measure of the man he will become.”



Time and Circumstance

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Cover Reveals and Giveaways

This is an exciting month for my Write On to Build On writing support group. One member is revealing the cover of her third book in a trilogy. The other is revealing her first cover. And my cover will be revealed next weekend!

Without further ado, Crystal Collier:


TIMELESS (#3 Maiden of Time) by Crystal Collier #CoverReveal



Book Title: TIMELESS (Maiden of Time #3)
Author: Crystal Collier
Genre: YA Paranormal Historical
Release Date: November 1, 2016



TIME IS THE ENEMY

In 1771, Alexia had everything: the man of her dreams, reconciliation with her father, even a child on the way. But she was never meant to stay. It broke her heart, but Alexia heeded destiny and traveled five hundred years back to stop the Soulless from becoming.

In the thirteenth century, the Holy Roman Church has ordered the Knights Templar to exterminate the Passionate, her bloodline. As Alexia fights this new threat, along with an unfathomable evil and her own heart, the Soulless genesis nears. But none of her hard-won battles may matter if she dies in childbirth before completing her mission.

Can Alexia escape her own clock?



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Crystal Collier is an eclectic author who pens clean fantasy/sci-fi, historical, and romance stories with the occasional touch of humor, horror, or inspiration. She practices her brother-induced ninja skills while teaching children or madly typing about fantastic and impossible creatures. She has lived from coast to coast and now calls Florida home with her creative husband, four littles, and friend (a.k.a. the zombie locked in her closet). Secretly, she dreams of world domination and a bottomless supply of cheese. You can find her on her Blog, FacebookGoodreads, or follow her on Twitter.

Want the first chapter free? Sign up HERE.






And now Sheri Larsen:


Description: Forget having a lively after school social life, 
Ebony Charmed is fighting to keep the entire Afterlife alive.

Ebony’s less-than-average spirit tracking abilities are ruining more than sixth grade at Motley Junior High: School for the Psychically & Celestially gifted. Her parents argue so much her dad moved out. And, even though he’s scared of his own shadow and insists on bringing his slimy, legless lizard everywhere they go, Ebony wouldn’t survive without her best friend, Fleishman. 

When Ebony’s Deadly Creatures & Relics’ project goes missing, she learns her missing project is one of the keys to saving the spirit world. Now Ebony and Fleishman must battle beasts from Norse Mythology to retrieve her project before spirits are lost, the Well of Urd dries up, and Ebony loses all hope of reuniting her family. But someone lies in wait, and he has other plans...including creating a new world of spirits without them in it.


Motley Education has been aligned with Core Standards for grades 4-7. A guide will be available on the author’s website to download for FREE after the book’s release date of October 10, 2016.



Sheri's also unveiled her new website - Motley Education friendly with kid fun stuff, Motley Mulisha Reading Club, links, school visit pamphlet, & more!

She's also offering up a giveaway! Five lucky winners will each receive a signed bookmark and assorted swag! Contest runs from 09/15/16 to 09/23/16. Winners will be chosen my random.com.  

Friday, July 8, 2016

Untitled


Good morning.
Bad things happened in the world
While you were sleeping
As usual,
But this time it hit closer to home

I’m left here
Feeling hopeless, powerless
Because I can’t protect you
Never could
But now the big, bad world looms

Bares sharp teeth
And extends its razor claws
Videos, memes, likes, and shares
Not a match
Against ignorance and hate

Reason’s snuffed
By blasts of bullets and bombs
Sound bites, headlines, and rants
Let’s snuggle
A little longer before we face this day


- Theresa Milstein

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Wonder Woman?




Wonder Woman?

I think I’m making progress
But more likely I’m in regress
I digress
Unsure of what I’m working toward
I keep moving onward, forward
Or backward
This success for which I’m striving
There’s more thrashing than there's thriving
I’m depriving
This fear I’m spinning round and round
An affirmation won’t be found
It’s aground
Each passing year, I’ve become bolder
Time has made the trail much colder
I’m older
Who said I had to be the hero
Time to go on with the ebb & flow
Let it go