Life, Love and Other DisastersThread Started February 4 at 5:50PM
For those who haven't caught up yet by reading my post 'Published at Last', my very first book of poems has just been released.
It is available on Amazon under the title "Life, Love and Other Disasters", author Steve Herbert, for the princely sum of $8.99
No need to rush, they'll print more if they run out!
Reply on February 4, 2018 06:31 PM
Way to go! I'll have to order my copy.
Reply on February 5, 2018 01:03 AM
I'll be ordering my copy ASAP.
Thank you for the heads up and congratulations.
Reply on February 5, 2018 02:00 AM
Thanks, Dean and Joy. There is a kind of fascination for me to check my account and see how many have been sold...
i will definitely be creating a new book soon!
Reply on February 11, 2018 03:13 AM
Who wouldn't love to get a review like this one. This is what Nancy Wagner wrote about my book on Amazon.
***** This book's a keeper.
As a literary magazine editor, I read poetry every day: good poetry, mundane poetry, structured poetry, free verse ... . But reading Life, Love & Other Disasters: poems by Steve Herbert felt like sinking into my favorite chair at the end of a long, busy day. Herbert's imagery is crisp, his words flow naturally, his rhythms and rhymes are spot on. He doesn't try to impress; he tries (very successfully) to communicate.
I've been enjoying Steve's work for nearly 8 years now, and he never ceases to surprise and entertain, or touch and inform me. He reminds me that to be human is to struggle with the little things, to savor the blessings, and, above all, to stay emotionally connected to the rest of humanity with a laugh or a sigh. Without question, this New Zealander vies with Emily Dickinson for the title of My Favorite Poet.
Life, Love & Other Disasters: poems by Steve Herbert is this poet's first published collection -- thirty poems that will make you laugh (25 Questions For A First Date), prompt a tear (Elephant in the Room), and warm your heart (Photograph of my Father).
My only complaint is that this volume is not available in hardcover. It's one I will enjoy for years to come.
Short Works Rating
Reply on February 12, 2018 10:17 PM
Wonderful to hear Steve and congratulations!
Reply on February 12, 2018 10:34 PM << Modifed February 13 at 4:39PM >>
Congratulations on your publication, Steve, it's a great achievement.
You are my favorite poet and I am very much looking forward to reading your book. I already ordered my copy.
Thank you for sharing your news with us.
Reply on February 14, 2018 02:00 AM
Thanks, Linda and Yelena.
My copies of my book arrived in my mailbox this afternoon in the middle of a downpour! All safe, thank goodness and two days earlier than expected.
Quite a thrill to open the package and see my work in its published form. Most of the twenty I ordered will go to friends and family and a couple of local school libraries. The local town library is already ordering a copy. Got to spread the word - although I dread the very word 'marketing'.
Reply on February 14, 2018 10:42 AM
Steve, marketing is the key, even for a genius. You have to work out a strategy. I want this book to become a bestseller!
One man's take on life told thru humorous short stories from his childhood on into his mid-50's; from feeling like an outcast in school to being an adult. His intent: hope. Hope in that you shall see, no matter how rough life can seem -and is- at times, that you may be able to enjoy it. Each story will bring a laugh, a smile, a tear, a lesson.
The 23rd Annual Book Awards said:
"We Really Need To Laugh" shares “memories which will resonate with many readers. Overall a creative presentation of the author’s life given in a rather sing-song poetic story telling style; a pleasant read"
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