Interview With Poet & Author Valeri Beers

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Recently I got to spend some time with Valeri Beers, a published poet from Maine in the USA. Using the opportunity, I asked her to give us some insight into her writing style.

MS: Valeri, you are a published author. Why do you write?

Valeri: Because I feel like I have to write these ideas, poems, lines or words down or I will lose them.

MS: What has had influence on your writing?

Valeri: Music has always been a huge influence on my writing. I have always been inspired  to write when listening to music.

MS: Who are some of your favourite authors?

Valeri: I really like Erica Jong, Dorothy Parker, Maya Angelou, Nicholson Baker, Stephen King

MS: What is your latest publication and where can it be purchased?

Valeri: My latest publication is my poetry book …details… , which can be purchased on Amazon as an e-book or print book.

MS: What are you working on next?

Valeri: At this very moment, I am choosing a poem to be included in an anthology. I hope to publish another book of poetry or maybe edit an anthology.

MS: Tell me a little about PoetryPasta

Valeri: PoetryPasta loves to show off new poets and their words.  I try to share educational, funny, positive and encouraging.  Send me a poem!

MS: Thanks for your time do you have anything you would like to add?

Valeri: You are most welcome Malobi 🙂 Thank YOU for this opportunity 🙂

MS: Thank you Valeri for your responses, and wish you all the best for the future!

Valeri’s book …details… can be purchased here

The PoetryPasta site can be browsed here

I hope you enjoyed this interview and I hope to conduct more in the future! If you wish to be considered for an interview please comment below. Thanks

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The Castle & Other Stories

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I have been writing for a while now. It is a privilege for me that my writing has been published in many different e-zines, magazines and websites around the world, since the year 2000.

It is a privilege also for me that I am a published author, my latest book, ‘The Castle and Other Stories’, a collection of YA Fantasy/Sci-Fi short stories, having been published this month by Cresco Books.

It is an irony that I am from a Technical background, having done Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering from Monash University, that I find so much joy in writing. When I completed High School, my highest mark was in – you guessed it – English. However, I loved Maths too, which is why I chose Engineering.

Looking back, sometimes I wonder if I should have chose differently – but that is the past, and we cannot change it. Today, where there is so much material available for perusal at one’s choice, I feel it a privilege (that word again!) that my work is chosen to be seen by so many people, and that it is appreciated. But therein is the crux of the matter – good quality in anything shines through always, and it is an honour for me that you read my work – thank you so much!

Crossroads

Lioness2 I feel that I am somewhat at a crossroads – I have been working part-time (casual) for a while, in the things I love – Writing, some Screen and Content writing, and also some Business Analysis. I left my last full-time role at the end of 2012, and am enjoying my current work.

A book of mine, ‘The Castle and Other Stories’, has also been accepted by a Publisher for publication. It is a book of 12 short stories, for YA, in the Fantasy/Sci-Fi genre – and I am sure that if I had been working full-time I would have not been able to complete it. I am looking forward to the launch of it on the internet.

However, I feel like I need something more. I am not sure if I want to go back to full-time work – but a source of somewhat steady income is necessary.

So, is it back to square one? The resumes and applications – hopefully something will materialise. I hope that something will come my way – when I least or most expect it. I can only try, and hope that destiny will fill in the blanks!

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Inspirational Articles – We are all searching for Peace in our innermost souls. This collection of Articles with tips to inspire will hopefully bring about the Peace and Love that we and this world all want and need. “I believe that the best sort of gain that we can hope for is when we make others happy. To see that sparkle in the eye of that old lady whom you help to cross the road.” Sinha writes with fluidity, candour..

The Castle and Other Stories – Now, the places beyond the Rushlands are stark and desert-like; it has never been hospitable…there are dying carcasses. This is where Inder found himself…Eva is mesmerised by the mysterious Keven who is new in town…but little does she know the mysteries he really holds! Louis and Simon get even with bullies with the help of a…faery? A Review: “…growing richer and more complex each time.”

Reviews welcome! Thanks 🙂