❤ The first time I recall becoming excited about writing was when I was about 6 or 7 and writing a poem about Winter, in my English class at school. The poem maybe long gone now but the memory of that excitement is still with me.
I am only new to the publishing world, therefore as a new writer, I am learning as I go along. I studied dialects in college including Olde Engish and I use a mixture in my poetry.
These days writing poetry that means something and can move the reader emotionally is important.
My first book of poems 'The Promise' has been published
'The Howling Winds' has been published
A fantasy romance novel 'The Seasons May Drift' is now published. To accompany the book, I have created Ems music playlist. Ems is the main character in my new novel 'The Seasons May Drift.' These tracks would be played by Ems and also some were significant to her and Max. Hope you enjoy the songs/music too! :) You will find the playlist here - http://instantfm.com/p/7o1
Look out in 2013 for the long awaited publication of the non-fiction book 'Scenes from a Journey.'
A compliation of short stories 'Times Hearts.' An audio version of my first book 'The Promise' will be published and in 2014 a beautiful historical romance novel.
Updates will be posted via my Blog or on my Facebook Author Page or on Twitter.
My books are available through: Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, iTunes, Lulu.com. Coming soon to Amazon/Kindle/Nook and some other publishers. My books will also be available in paperback next year along with limited signed copies.
Writing comes from the heart, the imagination and life experiences. ❤
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Where to find Jess O'Connell online
videosThe Howlings Winds Book Promo Video
The Howlings Winds is now published. This video I created myself using images from my own personal stock photography and royalty free sound FX.
'...the moon darkened...time bled...the grains of a forgotten world!' That subtitle is about how time bleds its way through our lives and many generations before us. How as time goes by people who once lived centuries ago are now all but grains within these passages, that are forgotten as no one remembers them.
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Smashwords book reviews by Jess O'Connell
- Gifts with No Giver: A Love Affair with the Truth
on March 08, 2012
Written with thought and beauty. Loved your poems. Thank you :)
- A Dream in the Night - 2nd Edition
on May 14, 2012
My impression of this book was that this was going to be about reflections of life in general, this is true, but this is a very personal journey by Michael. The book took me too on this journey along with him.
I found the poetry, well for me it is more then poetry, it is words that have a living feeling, a living memory, with imagery of each piece easily brought to mind. Going along each chapter, the words, to me, grew stronger in feeling as I progressed through the book.
All the while reading this, I felt a sense of strength and positiveness. The words are encouraging. They have a way of speaking to you with such depth of meaning. Some are dark, but they are dark for reasons that can be read in this book.
Michael asks the reader to take away something from this book and I have. There are two words I am taking from this book and they are 'Warrior' and 'Courage'
It is a beautiful moving book, a book with heart and soul. Thought provoking. I highly recommend it.
Thank you Michael.
- I love you ya know...
on June 09, 2012
I like the poem and that is the reason I have only given it two stars.
This is not a book, only a sample of your work. You should write more and make them into a book and upload on Smashwords.
Thanks for the small insight into your writing
- Magic, Mystical Beasts, Dreams and Spells
on Nov. 22, 2012
Beautiful art work!