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Our Tagline, Explained

“artistry and individuality within poetry & prose” The impetus behind this tagline is a love story I’d written years ago. That love story, loosely categorized as a work of romantic women’s fiction (if it must be categorized), is unusual. It’s so different that several beta readers told me they’d never read a story like it. […]

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Why Chapbooks?

I am thrilled that River Blossoms Press soon will release its first publication, Fantastical for Real—a poetry chapbook! Over the past month, several people have told me they’re unfamiliar with chapbooks, so I thought I’d explain what they are and why I’ve chosen to publish them.  What is a chapbook? A chapbook is a short book […]

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Helpful Resources: Cover Design

I am in the process of polishing my first book cover, which I’ve created for my first poetry chapbook, FANTASTICAL FOR REAL. I’m excited to reveal it in the coming weeks, and I hope you’ll stop by to check it out when the time comes! Today, I want to share resources that helped me design it. […]

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Trisomy

Today is both World Down Syndrome Day and World Poetry Day, so what better way to celebrate than to share a write related to both! Trisomy, first published by blood moon POETRY, relates to the inner growth I experienced after giving birth to my youngest child, who has Down syndrome (Trisomy 21). When I was […]

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How IG Created Me

I am a poet with a small, loving following on Instagram (IG) for which I’m grateful. On that account, I combine photography, graphic design, and poetry to create what some have told me is a uniquely aesthetic page. But here’s a little-known fact: My current IG poetry account, @solaceinraindrops, which I started on September 5, […]

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Winter Wait

March 2021 is almost here, and I’m extremely excited for spring! I wrote Winter Wait several years ago, and I still love it. It was inspired by a writing challenge: Write a different version of a ‘roses are red…’ poem. I went so far off the beaten path that I never entered this poem in […]

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Why Self-Publish?

Years of consideration went into my response to this question, and I finally have my answer.  One important thing to understand about me is that I never intended to call myself a poet or writer. Although I enjoyed writing poems and short stories as a teen, I stopped writing creatively when I entered college and […]

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This is River Blossoms Press

After years of honing my craft, developing editorial skills, and unearthing the artist-self I’d buried decades ago, I’m ready to take this leap into the unknown.  I will be publishing my writing. I’ve established River Blossoms Press (RB Press), my greatest creative endeavor, to experience the reward of publishing books that I create. I will be […]

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My January Dream

Happy 2021! Today, I present My January Dream, which is one of my favorite poems due to its fresh, flirty nature. It is a love poem that reflects the snowy first day of January that has brightened my window. I created a regular rhyme scheme and rhythm for this poem, so it is considered a […]

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The Warrior Inside

The Warrior Inside explores the concept of losing, and finding, oneself while pursuing life goals.