Tuesday, 14 November 2017

How To Keep Up A Daily Writing Practise


Sometimes I like to write blog posts about how to do things that I myself am not necessarily very good at. Today is one of those days.

It's November, and every November (or hopefully every October if I'm a little more prepared) I ask myself the question: Will I do NaNoWriMo this year?

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine Issue 31 - November 2017

Issue 31 is here, and now available to read right here on the Peeking Cat Poetry website! If you enjoy reading the magazine, please consider buying a print copy for only £2.99 excluding postage.



How to download: Click on the arrow icon in the top right-hand corner of the PDF below to open it in a new window. In the window that opens up you'll see a download icon in the right-hand corner.

Monday, 23 October 2017

5 Things I Learned From Our First Online Book Launch


Two weeks ago, we had our first online book launch here at Peeking Cat Poetry. I thought of having a book launch because I wanted the release of our new anthology to be extra special – a real event. During the event, an attendee said it was her first online book launch and that she was interested to see how it worked. Well, so was I! And that brings me onto the first of five things I learned from organising and hosting our first online book launch: 

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Peeking Cat Anthology 2017 Online Book Launch Roundup!

Hello all! As promised, here is a roundup of events from our first ever online book launch! The launch took place on Sunday 15th October for two hours, and it featured interviews, competitions, and more to celebrate the launch of Peeking Cat Anthology 2017! If you missed the event, don't worry because not only is everything on the Facebook page, but I've put together a summary of everything that happened, right here.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Peeking Cat Anthology 2017 Out Now!


The wait is over! Peeking Cat Anthology 2017 is now here:

71 contributors
65 poems
9 photographs
3 prose pieces
and a clowder of cats

Buy it in paperback or hardback on Lulu.com:


You can also get it as an eBook on Kindle:

Get free mail or 50% off ground shipping until 16th October - use code ONESHIP at checkout


If you're planning on buying 4 books, you can use code TRGE15 to buy 3 books and get the 4th free. (Just add 4 print books to your cart and one will be free. Cannot be combined with other offers. Only one free item per order.)


We're having an official online book launch to celebrate the release of the book - please join us on our Facebook page on Sunday 15th October, 7pm - 9pm BST!

The paperback and hardback versions will be available on Amazon as well within the next few weeks.

Happy reading!

Here is the list of contributors featured in the anthology:

Abigail Elizabeth Ottley Wyatt
Adam Szetela
Alan Meyrowitz
Angel Edwards
Ann Christine Tabaka
Ann Privateer
Anne Britting Oleson
Carl “Papa” Palmer
Carol Louise Moon
Catriona Yule
Chad W. Lutz
Claire Sexton
Claire T. Feild
Corey Mesler
Curtis Carmen Davis
Daginne Aignend
Daniel T. Parker
David Attree
David Spicer
Dee Allen
Dennis Villelmi
Diane Dobson
Dimitri Reyes
Doug Mathewson
Eliza Segiet
Elizabeth Gibson
Eric Robert Nolan
Eve Lindenmann
Gaynor Kane
Gregory E. Lucas
Iida Lehto
J. Ray Paradiso
Jac Shortland
Jake Tringali
James G. Piatt
James W. Gaynor
Jamie Ryder
Jessica Hanson
John Grey
Josh Dale
Jude Cowan Montague
Julie Sampson
Katie Lewington
Ken Allan Dronsfield
Kersten Christianson
Kim Farleigh
Kim M. Russell
Kushal Poddar
Layla Lenhardt
Leah Miller
Linda Whitefeather
Lisa Reily
Lisa Stice
Liz Mann
Luke McNamara
Madeleine McDonald
Michael Marrotti
Miki Byrne
Oliver Barton
Pamela Scott
Pat St. Pierre
Payal Phukan
Robert Ford
Sammi Cox
Sanjeev Sethi
Scott Thomas Outlar
Sheikha A.
Sue Daly
Sue Littleton
Susan P. Blevins
Wayne F. Burke


Writer Interview: Julie Sampson


When and why did you first start writing?

Many years ago as a teenager when a short story I won a (very) local competition.

Who is most supportive about your writing?

A few close, also writer friends.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Writer Interview: Gaynor Kane


When and why did you first start writing?

When I turned 40, instead of buying a sports car, I decided to begin an Open University degree. I signed up to creative writing as my last module towards a BA (Hons) Humanities with Literature. In preparation, I attended some writing workshops and have been writing ever since.

Whilst, I started writing as part of my academic learning, I very quickly realised that through it I was learning about myself. I found myself writing about past experiences and discovering how cathartic it was to put those thoughts and feelings into words.

Monday, 9 October 2017

Writer Interview: Kersten Christianson


When and why did you first start writing?

I wrote my first book review of Sark’s Succulent, Wild Woman in 1997 for the journal Alaska Women Speak.  At the time, I was living in a cabin on Kalifornsky Beach Road, gazing at Cook Inlet and Mt. Redoubt near Kenai, Alaska.  It is no wonder my jump into poetry was effortless.  The switch in genre gave me the chance to wrangle with and process my everyday brush with nature and its allure.  That’s not to say that writing poetry is an easy task; to the contrary.  Writing takes dedication and concentrated practice.

Peeking Cat Anthology 2017 Now Available For Pre-Order On Kindle!


If you are digitally inclined, I have good news - the anthology is now available for pre-order on Kindle! That means you can order the ebook today and it will be delivered straight to your device on Sunday 15th October.

Here are the links!

Amazon.com

Amazon.co.uk

The anthology will be out in paperback and hardback on Lulu.com on Sunday, and it will also be available in paperback and hardback on Amazon in a few weeks. Please do join us for our launch event on the Facebook page on Sunday - everyone is welcome. RSVP here!

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Writer Interview: Eric Robert Nolan


When and why did you first start writing?

I started writing as soon as I’d learned to put pen to paper.  My very early childhood was one that was happily inundated with stories of all kinds – stories in the books that my siblings read to me, stories my father spoke aloud on long drives, stories on television, and even stories around the dinner table when the family talked about their day.  It was only natural for me to invent my own – sometimes just to entertain myself.  My early stories (and poems and songs) were most frequently populated by the two things that most fascinated me as a little boy – dogs and monsters.