Friday, May 3, 2019

Your Free Poem: Flint




Flint

Those million patient raindrops
at last unearthed a broken flint
crafted with skill and care
by an ancient hunter's hands.
It hangs on my neck now, 
imperfect and magnificent. 
A reminder of things broken,
a reminder of eternity.





From my book "We May Learn" available from these fine outlets...
Abe Books
Amazon 
Barnes & Noble
Better World Books
Books-A-Million
Indie Bound

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Creative Writing Workshop: July 2019

Get your student juiced up to head back to school or give yourself the gift of time to focus on creating.

Join me at the Lilburn Activity Building (788 Hillcrest Rd, Lilburn, GA 30047) in July 2019 for a lively, thoughtful workshop that will provide insight on the creative process.

You have four dates to choose from, including evening and weekend opportunities.

Bring paper or a device for short writing exercises that will help hone your skills.

I will have a limited number of "Mick's 365 Writing Prompts" available at a special price for workshop participants.  Note: the book is NOT required for the workshop.

Details here:
https://www.gwinnettcounty.com/static/departments/parks_rec/pdf/2019/issue_2/Gwinnett_LIFE_May_August_2019/#?page=38

PDF version here:
https://www.gwinnettcounty.com/static/departments/parks_rec/pdf/2019/issue_2/Gwinnett_LIFE_May_August_2019/80E7752876346EE74D13262A13094702/Gwinnett_LIFE_May_August_2019.pdf

~Mick, S.D.G.







Monday, April 29, 2019

Become a Rocket Team Patron

I am starting a new Patreon project for book publications for the Rocket Team series of children's easy readers. 

More here: https://www.patreon.com/RocketTeam

Encyclopedia.com says:

"The patron served a fundamental function in the development of art in early modern Europe. In addition to being an active consumer of art, he was its initiator, often dictating form and content."

Patreon is a platform that allows me to connect with patrons. With a subscription-style payment model, you pay a tiny monthly amount in exchange for exclusive access, extra content, and special yearly publications with free shipping.

You can rest easy knowing that your money goes directly towards creating more of what you love. Take a look and please consider becoming one of my patrons.

~Mick, S.D.G.



Georgia Highlands College

To celebrate National Poetry Month, I was invited to Georgia Highlands College on April 23.  The library staff at this lovely campus had prepared a corner overlooking a nice pond and, better yet, loaded a table full of pizza for the attendees.

Check out the Georgia Writers Registry to book me for your next author event.

Here are a few photos of the day. 

~Mick, S.D.G.





Friday, April 12, 2019

Ramone Landed in the Library

In addition to my poetry books, the Gwinnett County Public Library is now carrying my Rocket Team series of children's picture books in their circulation.

The catalog is still being updated, so the cover for Ramone's Silver Rocket is not currently showing up.

If your local library has not yet cleared Ramone for landing, ask them to carry the Rocket Team series in their circulation. It'll make your kid smarter.

~Mick, S.D.G.






Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Singer

I must be slipping.  I missed an opportunity to shamelessly pontificate about one of my published poems.  Where's the Geritol?

Back in November 2018, the fine folks at Silver Blade magazine published my short, melancholy poem, 'Singer.'

You can read it for FREE in Issue 40:  https://www.silverblade.net/2018/11/singer/

~Mick, S.D.G.



Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Ramone is Roaming Again

Ramone's Long Sleep, book 2 in the Rocket Team series of children's picture books, is finally out!

I have been consulting with Amazon on some of their technical features, so Ramone was delayed a few days. But now he and his robot pal, Pip, are roaming the universe again.  This is a calm bedtime reader with gentle rhymes and images.

Best of all, I have temporarily slashed the price; I don't want cost to block parents and grandparents who might be interested.

Here is your link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1795833084?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860

Ramone is a rocketeer on a long space journey with his robot pal Pip. After an eventful day launching into space, they take a long nap, and Ramone has some vivid space dreams. Like all the Rocket Team books, this bedtime reader aims to entertain and educate. Introducing complex new words at a young age is one way to improve vocabulary and reading comprehension. Plus, it will help instill a love of reading and learning.

Thanks for your support.

~Mick, S.D.G.