The Next Big Thing ~ Week 20

The Next Big Thing is a concept bought to life by SheWrites, and allows authors the chance to discuss their next book, whether it is being published or not. The lovely poet, Marsha Berry (Marousia) offered me a  great opportunity to introduce a joint project between myself and Joseph Hesch. Below are a set of questions that I have answered in the style of an interview, and I hope they make for interesting reading.

Many thanks and gratitude to Marsha for tagging me in her post. You can read about her exciting new project here

What is the title of your book?

Wo/man, Rebirth

What genre does it fall under?

Poetry (naturally) 🙂

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie?

Colin Firth and Gwyneth Paltrow

What is the one sentence synopsis of your book?

How life can be transformed by the wonder of love, the most beautiful and powerful  of emotions

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

We’re still undecided as yet

How long did it take you to write the first draft?

I would say it took us about six months

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

I don’t believe it can be compared to anything else, as every poet has his or her own unique voice. But I would leave it up to the reader to decide.

Who or what inspired you to write this book?

Being in Love 🙂

Thank you for reading this. I hope it has made you a little curious about our anthology. 🙂
And in honour of The Next Big Thing and my fellow authors, here are two awesome writers who both have projects they would like to share with you:

Joe Hesch

Tracey McCusker 

Please do visit as they reveal their Next Big Thing!


A Woman’s Obsession with Shoes by River Maria Urke

Today, I’m proud to present to you River Maria Urke, founder & editor of The River Journal, poet, artist, and author of a new collection A Woman’s Obsession with Shoes

Real life Stories!

A woman’s love for shoes has no boundaries. Million’s of women from all lifestyles and ages, crossing borders around the globe, care not of the necessity of shoes as much as they care of the aesthetic quality of them. If you are not one of those women, I am sure you know someone who is crazed about shoes. Either way, Women’s Obsession with Shoes is a book about life told through the words of women and a pair of shoes. A book of memoirs women will relate to or will be entertained by.

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Women’s Obsession with Shoes is a collection of memoirs by women telling their stories through a pair of shoes. The stories range from a lost pair of moccasins at a Pow Wow to a six-foot woman making a claim on a man’s chest in stiletto boots. They will take you to China where laughter carries cross-culturally and back to the 1970’s America in a sticky situation.Every story is told in the woman’s voice as if you were sitting next to her while she told the story. Some of the stories will spark memories while others will be entertaining in their own way.

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About the Author
River Maria Urke is a published poet, artist, and writer. River is the founder, creator, and Senior Editor of the art and literary journal, The River. She lives along the St Croix Valley in Minnesota with her daughter Willow, her boyfriend Tommy, and all their pets. River has the training and experience to gather stories through her degrees in Anthropology. Her first publication, Stumbled & Standing, is a collection of poetry and essay focused on life with Multiple Sclerosis. Women’s Obsession with Shoes is her second publication. Her poetic writings and artistic touches reflect her Ojibwe and Celtic heritages along with the ponderings of a thirty something American woman. River’s Poetry can be found at A Pocket of Agates.

More information about River and her works can be found on her author website.

poet at heart, River believes in the power of words
-releasing her breath to the starry night-

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