I am just grateful.
For those of you who do not know the truth of book publishing . . . according to an article in Forbes, 99% of all books published will never recoup the costs associated with producing the work. So why in the world would anyone want to be an author or publisher?
For me, it is about the people I meet.
Caring readers, supportive authors, and well-meaning publishers. Oh, I could relay the usual author horror stories of iffy contracts and unpaid royalties to name just a couple, but instead I believe it is best to just be thankful my work made it into print. Each time it happens you reach a few more people. We can also imagine that somewhere out there, one-hundred years from now, someone might discover one of our books laying in an old dust covered trunk found in an attic, marked Granny’s stuff. Authors are immortal so long as there are readers and people who value books.
So to all my publishers, even the ones who disappeared, I thank you.
Light Musings: The Revised & Expanded Edition e-book is LIVE and so pretty!
What a web she weaves. Light Musings is a poetic narrative—a story told through related poems. Xtina Marie is a master of this style. Known by her fans as the Dark Poet Princess, this term of endearment came about as a result of the horror genre embracing her first book: Dark Musings which continues to garner stellar reviews. Light Musings will not disappoint her loyal fans as darkness is present within these pages as well. However, this latest book will show a much larger audience that Xtina’s poetry pulls out every feeling the reader has ever experienced—forcing them to feel with her protagonist. Light Musings shows us that love is made from darkness and light; something Xtina Marie explores like no one else.
Your first baby is always special.
The dark side of Xtina Marie’s poetry delves into intense emotions: heartache, loss, hurt, pain, rage, and a dangerous consuming love which can drive one insane. Dark Musings is not a collection! The author returned to the centuries old practice of Narrative Poetry—the telling of a story through poetry. If you believe you are brave enough to explore the savage emotions of the human heart; Dark Musings will test your mettle.
My WIP, “X” has become Darkest Sunlight. It will start out with the darkest most disturbing poetry I have written yet, and then finish readers off with tender love. I am anticipating a fall release in-2018.
You can find my poetry or short stories in each of these books:
Apocalypse of the Heart by Leah Negron and friends
Leaves of the Poet Tree by Andrew Aitken
Dark Musings (3rd pressing)
Collected Christmas Horror Shorts by Kevin J. Kennedy
A Lovely Darkness: Poetry with Heart
The Intermission, Gore Carnival Book 2
Monsters of Metal: An Anthology
Busted Lip: An Anthology
Suite 269 by Christine Zolendz