I am delighted to announce that I have a new book of poetry that will be released on the 1st September 2023. This book was written over a period of 4 years, during which time our world changed A LOT! For long periods of time I found it almost impossible to write anything, but every now and then I would get a week or a day where I felt I had something to say. And eventually ORBIT appeared!
It’s really a miracle it happened at all, but now it is almost here, I couldn’t be more proud of it. I still haven’t fully regained my inspiration to write. I thought for a good chuck of the last couple of years that I might not have anything left to say. And maybe this is all I have left to say. Maybe this is the last book, I don’t know. But regardless of whether it is or isn’t, I am happy this book is here for one more go round.
I hope you enjoy this visual representation of the opening poem in the book.
ORBIT will be released on September 1st 2023 in Hardback, Paperback and Kindle Editions.
After six long years, today, Blue In Green is finally available in both physical softcover and e-book versions. Please note that due to Catherine’s incredible full-color illustrations, the e-book version will be a print-replica and will require a kindle fire tablet or the kindle app on other devices to read.
This book has been a real labor of love for me and I really hope you can support its little adventure in the world. Your support means the world to me. Thank you!
I am sorry to announce that my selected poems, Drawing Outside of the Lines: Poems 2007-2017 release will be delayed.
The book was due to be released on 1st July 2017, but due to a hold up at the printers with my final proof copies, I have no choice but to delay the release of the book until a later date.
I don’t like having to alter the plans for a book release after I have announced it, but sometimes circumstances are out of my control, and I must, for the integrity of the book, take the extra time needed to ready it for release.
I will update you on the new release date in the next week or so.
To celebrate the soon to be published, Drawing Outside of the Lines: Poems 2007-2017 on 1st July 2017, I wanted to share with you all a few stories of some of the poems in the collection.
The first story, or poetry profile is for the poem, Whitby from my debut collection, Still Growing. It will be published tomorrow here. The idea is to share some background for some of the poems and collections I have written over the last 10 years.
I hope they can provide some insight into my process of writing, some information that you will find interesting and provide you with a gateway into the my world of words.
It is a great pleasure to announce that Drawing Outside the Lines: Poems 2007 – 2017 will be released on 1st July 2017. The book contains a personally hand picked selection of my poems taken from the 7 books I have published throughout my ten years of independent publishing. Some poems are taken from books that are no longer in print, and as a bonus, there is a generous selection of unpublished poems for your perusal.
The gorgeous cover art is once again provided by my beautiful and talented wife, Heather Mellor.
I am very proud to have reached this milestone in my writing career, but I could not have made it without the generous support of every single person who bought a book or came to see a reading along the way. I thank you for your continued support and encouragement. My hope for all of you who have read my books and poems that this book can be a broad overview of my writing so far, and for anyone who is less familiar with my writings, it can be a nice introduction. I will have more updates in the coming weeks. Thank you for stopping by, and have a great Friday! Phil x
It is my great pleasure to announce that my new book of poetry, Other Silent Days is to be released on Saturday 1st October 2016!
When the proof copies arrived I was so excited to see four years of work all in one place. I am so proud of this one, and I cannot wait to share it with you all.
The book contains a huge 362 pages and will be available in both hardcover and paperback editions. I will post the link to my store on the 1st October so you can all easily grab your copy.
A great big thank you to all of you who have been on this journey with me. Without your support and encouragement the book would not exist.
Much love to you all.
Working on my new poetry book this morning. 📖 I am amazed that after almost 4 years of writing these poems I can look upon them as if they were poems by another writer. I know I wrote them, yet here they are after all this time separate from me in someway. I am amazed and humbled I have been given this gift of creativity and communication. I so desperately want to share these things with the world, not to be famous or rich (although making enough money to be able to be a full time writer is the goal) but to bring joy, light and happiness to people. To offer emotional support to those out there that think they are alone. This will ensure my gift is not wasted.
My work often explores the theme of love and often I look at the darker elements of life, the disappointments and heartaches. But out of all that comes faith, positivity, hope and love. Yes, I write first and foremost to please myself, but it is my hope that my work can provide hope and warmth to people who feel that they have none. That they are not alone in how they feel.
Many of the poems in what is to be a large single volume of work have been shared to Facebook and other sites before. Some of you will have read them and even requested that they all be put in a book one day. Well they are being, and sometime next year you will, should you wish to, be able to own a copy of them.
I feel very strongly that because a vast number of these poems have been shared before that they in someway belong to you as much as me. That is why I will be selling the book at cost. No profit will be taken by me from the sale of this book. I want as many of you as possible to be able to read and enjoy the work I have produced and hope that you will all come along with me as I take the next step in my writing career. There are many exciting projects I have the wish to participate in and I would love if those of you that feel a kinship to my work could enjoy the fruits of those projects too.
Life for me has been a rough ocean these passed 4 years, though calm seas never made a great sailor, and I now see the sunrise and the promise of tranquil bays. I am so grateful for the challenges I have faced. So happy and thankful that I got to meet so many wonderful people along the way. I think the title of the book really captures my feeling on this time. It is to be called: Other Silent Days.
I am hard at work on a new volume of poetry that will be available to you all later in the year. Until then, if you enjoy the work you read on this page, I have several books available for purchase via the link. So if the fancy takes you, please visit my store and take your pick. Not only will you recieve a beautifully printed book that you will be able to pick up and read at any time, you will be supporting an independent writer. The world is a difficult place for anyone trying to stay independent in any industry, so by buying just one book you are truly supporting me in the best way possible. It helps me fund future projects and really means the world to me. I am not really a salesman so this comes as a slightly alien thing to me. But those are the perils of being independent. Thank you for reading this and taking an interest in my work. Every comment, share or like means the world to me. Till next time. Take care.