Nomination for Publication of the Month of May on Spillwords.

I am honored and delighted to have a poem up for Publication of the Month of May on Spillwords. Recently I posted the poem “Visiting a Children’s Memorial Garden”, which is now among the top trending posts. Please continue to to read my poem. Please note, you need to register and/or login to... Continue Reading →

“Re-Create & Celebrate: A Review” by Barbara Leonhard

Friends, my latest review is about Cindy Georgakas’ book, Re-Create & Celebrate (EIF – Experiments in Fiction), launching on May 20, 2023, on Amazon. This review is published on MasticadoresUSA. Follow this link. I hope the review motivates you to purchase her inspiring new book!

MasticadoresUsa // Editor: Barbara Leonhard

Note: This review is best read online or on the WordPress app, not the Jetpack app, which destroys the view. Cindy Georgakas’ new book, Re-Create & Celebrate (EIF - Experiments in Fiction, 2023), definitely fits the theme. The book is a manual for the soul. I wish I had had this book when I was young. It offers the tools which I eventually discovered by trial and error and which enabled me to overcome moderate depression, a depression that I now believe was triggered by my fear of expressing my authentic self without losing others’ love and respect. I feel there is a drive in this culture to conform to others’ expectations, to stifle one’s voice for fear of standing out as odd. The tendency to bully those who don’t conform is prominent. Georgakas offers ways for people to nurture the courage to stand in their truth by examining their…

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Interview up on A Thin Slice of Anxiety

My gratitude to Nolcha Fox for the interview and Editor Cody Sexton for publishing it. Amazon Best-Selling Author, Three-Penny Memories: A Poetic Memoir (EIF-Experiments in Fiction, 2022); Pushcart Nominee; Twitter: @BarbaraLeonhar4; Facebook: Barbara Harris Leonhard /barbara.leonhard; Instagram: @meelosmom123 Divider Image: by GDJ on Pixabay

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