After months and months of watching videos and long talks with my family, I finally decided to take the next step self-publish my first book with CreateSpace which was replaced by KDP a year later. Not only did KDP have the benefit of a worldwide audience, but most importantly at zero cost to upload it … Continue reading Choosing the Right Self-Publishing Company: Something to Think About
Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links from which I will earn a commission. I remember how excited I was after I made my first book, Poetry From the Heart Poems of Faith. I remember how thrilled I was, when after months of watching videos about ISBN's, book titles, how to create a create space … Continue reading Trying to Overcome My Fear of Promoting My Books
Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links from which I will earn a commission. When I started my self-publishing journey my head was filled with vision of turning my large stack of poems into neat little books, the stories I would write and eventually the royalties that I would earn. It did not take long before … Continue reading Self-Publishing Introducing the ISBN Number: Why Do You Need One?
Disclaimer: This post contains a link to an affiliate site. As an Amazon Associate, I earn a commission from qualifying purchases. Having my poems or stories published had been a secret dream of mine for years. I remember how one year, while listening to one of the featured author's at my church's annual camp meeting … Continue reading A Great First Step: The Complete Guide to Self Publishing
I recently learned about an activity book called would you rather where you answered questions about would you rather do this or that. It not only sounded like a fun game to play, but also a fun book to make. So inspired by the new book idea and my little dog I decided to make … Continue reading Would Your Dog Rather
What Am I? By Katherine B. Parilli What am I when nothing I seek to become can I achieve? When I try time after time to touch the stars; So grand and worthy, Yet falter and fail to reach their beauty. How I long to succeed and climb the lofty towering mountains, To overcome … Continue reading What Am I?
It was a bright sunny afternoon, but I was curled up in bed enjoying a needed rest. English II, a course that thanks to its research paper, had filled me with dread was successfully behind me. And another semester, my first in the honors program, was only a few weeks away. Excited about my new … Continue reading THE BRIEF ROMANCE OF KATTI B. PREFACE
Waves is a poem inspired by the varying moods of the heart. Like the waves of the ocean are moods change. Sometimes they are quiet and subdued, other times eager and laughing, and still others it pounds angrily upon the shore. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BJiKKqoLe4
Tired is a short poem inspired by my battle with chronic health issues such as fibromyalgia and iron deficiency anemia and those miserable days when with aching bone and tired head all I long to do is give up the struggle to get something done and rest my weary head. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ypytp_rVcM
Most days my mind is filled with the tedious minutia required for survival. Important thoughts such as buying food to fill a hungry belly and ensuring a warm clean place to live and sleep overshadow everything else. The mind is overcome with too much anxiety and care to consider the grandeur of the universe or … Continue reading If I Could Write