Sarah Doughty

At the start of 2010, I wasn’t sure what my future would look like. I didn’t even know at the time if I would become a mother, let alone anything else. But that December, my dream came true. And while this past decade brought its share of triumphs, joys, and pains, I wouldn’t trade those years for anything.

After the birth of my son, memories slowly started to surface. Memories I, at first, had no idea ever happened. Those memories broke me, in many ways. But then came the blood clots. The migraines. The horrendous anxiety. That caused those memories to come faster. And each one was worse than the last.

Eventually, it came to the point that I needed help. And part of that came in the form of writing. Well, a big part actually. It is the best way for me to get out of my head and…

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davidbrucebhaiku: 2019 IN REVIEW

My Guru

Source of Inspiration

puppy messes

Gone is an orderly house
clean floors, sweet rhythm
of life, replaced by chaos,
half-chewed shoes
wet newspapers on the floor.
Alegria nips my toes and nose,
barks at his shadow and fills
my day with laughter, shredded
books, ragged dish towels
of tug-of-war.

How this tiny creature
has changed my life.
Creating tornados all
around me, he renews my
enthusiasm with his ability
to create fun from an
unguarded object he
manages to steal.

When did I forget to
have fun? To be joyous,
even silly, to delight
in everyday living?

My guru with floppy ears
a little puppy who reminds
me that life should be fun
spontaneous, daring and filled
with chewed up pens and shoes.

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New Year, New Book. What Next?

Ritu Bhathal

Well, I can’t quite believe it. Here we are, finally in 2020. A new decade too.

And this is the year I will officially become a published author!

Pub Day is not far off, around 6 weeks, and the nerves are jangling like crazy.

In my last post, I announced the offical publication date, of 9th February 2020, and it felt like an age away. But time has a habit of running away with you, when you have something lined up, doesn’t it?

So, I have my book, officially on preorder, kindle version, and the paperback to be available from the publication date. Right here –

There was a slight kerfuffle with the cover. Somehow, even using all the information KDP give an author and cover designer, the first wraparound, or print cover, fell short by 0.088mm! And it all makes a difference, so after tweaking, and resubmitting, we…

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