A Note from the Author

Dear readers,

I am eternally grateful for all of the support you have shown me over the last year and a half. First, it was my poetry Instagram and debut collection of love poems, Her Favorite Color Was Sunshine Yellow. Then it was my passion project – my nonfiction debut through New Degree Press, Poetic Potential. Over the last twelve weeks or so, you have joined me on this journey of recapping and elaborating on themes, stories, organizations, and people through blog posts. Look at how far we have progressed in that time:

Spotlight: Amanda Gorman

Inaugural poet. National Youth Poet Laureate. Harvard graduate. It is an impressive list for a 24-year-old, but Amanda Gorman’s accolades…

Healing Powers of Poetry

When I was younger, teachers and parents used to emphasize the power of words. “If you don’t have something nice…

Spotlight: Poetry Out Loud

In tandem with the Instagram spotlight series, I wanted to take the time to introduce a few other notable organizations…

The Launch Series is Over – Now What?

The blog post series may be over, but we are still in the beginning stages of the Poetic Potential virtual book tour! Here’s where we are going next:

Remember to sign up for the Zoom event with Poetic Justice executive director, Ellen Stackable on April 28 – free entry, but donations are appreciated and will be donated directly to Poetic Justice!

Besides the virtual book tour, I have more things up my sleeve – some future collaborations, workshops, and (of course!) more blog posts. My goal is to still be consistent with my blogs, but they will be more spread out – most likely, every other week or once a month, depending on how many ideas I have. I have also been diving into the world of traditional poetry publishing through literary journals – my first publication is coming out with Paddler Press in April!

How to Support Indie Authors

Even if a book launch isn’t happening, you can still find your way to support indie authors like myself! Most ways are free (or cheap!) and each show of support makes me smile every time I see it.

  • Share Instagram posts with friends and family
  • Lend a copy of your book to people who you think it will resonate with
  • Leave reviews on Amazon or Goodreads
  • Shop on Etsy for personalized touches
  • Send messages and thoughts directly to the author

If you haven’t bought copies of my books and these blog posts have done enough to inspire you to do so…thank you!

Thank you again for all of your love and support – it means the world.

Love,  Amanda

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