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Meet Fantastical for Real!

Dreams are coming true. My first publication, Fantastical for Real, is now available on Amazon, Kobo, and Apple Books! This chapbook was an exercise in creativity, and I thoroughly enjoyed putting it together. The cover art was created from a photograph of daisies and other flowers. I took a handful of flowers out of a […]

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On Acceptance

I have a dream that, someday, I will invite other writers to submit for publication through River Blossoms Press. As noted in a previous blog post, whether my publishing house will move beyond strict self-publishing is an uncertainty right now; it is likely to depend on how much outside interest this creative endeavor obtains. Well, […]

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Cover Reveal – Fantastical for Real

When I woke this morning, I had no intention of revealing my first book cover, but Fantastical for Real doesn’t want to wait any longer! I am likely to do some minor editing of this cover, but this is pretty much it! Fantastical for Real is my debut poetry chapbook for which I’ve selected prose […]

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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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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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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 […]