Six Years Ago Today…

I have just submitted the final manuscript for Blue In Green. In the next couple of days the book will “go live” on Amazon all over the world and be available for purchase. It seems fitting that this should happen today, as today marks the sixth anniversary I wrote the lines you see in the photo. They were the first lines I wrote for Blue In Green and are taken from a poem called Morning Reverie. This has been such an amazing book to work on and I have many people to thank for getting it to where it is today. My father-in-law, Michael T Carr, for lending his editing skills to the book; my wonderful talented friend, Catherine Pendegrass for the incredible artwork that appears in the book, and of course my wife, Heather Mellor, who has supported this project from the very beginning and helped me polish the final draft in these last few weeks.

Now we wait, but not too much longer. The book will be available in both paperback and e-book. I am so excited to share it with you all!

Out Now! Drawing Outside of the Lines: Poems 2007-2017

Celebrate with me 10 years of independent publishing, with this personally selected collection of poetry, taken from my seven published books. In addition to these previously published works appearing together in the same book for the first time, there is a generous selection of previously uncollected works on offer, along with seven specially written poetry profiles, giving you a insight into the inspirations behind some of the poems contained within the pages.

Drawing Outside of The Lines is available now in two formats, hardback and paperback. To order, follow the link to your preferred format below and add your selection to your cart to check out.

Thank you for your continued support over the years, it means the world to me! I really hope you enjoy the book. 
Please keep supporting independent artists! 

Phil

Hardback £11.00 +p&p http://www.lulu.com/content/hardcover-book/drawing-outside-of-the-lines-poems-2007—2017/19914118

Paperback £5.00 +p&p http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/drawing-outside-of-the-lines-poems-2007—2017/21017770

Drawing Outside of the Lines: Poems 2007-2017 delay

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. 

Thank you for your patience. 

Phil 

Poetry Profiles: Introduction 

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. 

Phil 

Drawing Outside of the Lines: Poems 2007 – 2017 to be released on 1st July 2017

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

One week to go…

Only one week until Other Silent Days will be available to order and I cannot wait for you all the read it. Putting this book together has been a real labour of love for me and it is difficult for me to describe the journey I have been on to create it.
The book captures over 4 years of my writing and some dramatic shifts in my life.

It has many themes, it would be hard to pin down just one. My hope is that you will read it and draw your own conclusions.
The poems in this book were almost discarded, several times, as I fell in and out of love with them. But they are here now, some of them fully formed pieces, others almost thought dreams. Nevertheless, there is an unbreakable link between them all, and I am proud that the book is finally finished and I can hand it over to you.
As always I want to thank you all for the support and encouragement. It means everything to be able to share these poems with you. I hope they can warm your heart and touch your soul. They are yours now.
Much love,
Phil
Other Silent Days available to order from lulu.com on 1st October 2016

Featuring artwork by Heather Carr
Available in:
Hardback Edition priced £13.08

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Paperback Edition priced £6.98

Other Silent Days to be released on 1st October 2016

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. 
Phil xx

Other Silent Days Official Cover Reveal

After just over 4 years of writing and work the day is drawing closer to the release of my new book of poetry, Other Silent Days. It has been wonderful sharing the journey thus far with you all. Today I received this in my inbox from my fiancé Heather Carr.

I am in love with the this magical cover she has created for the book and I am so excited to share this with you all. Thank you Heather for all your hard work on the art you have been creating for the book. Over the coming weeks there will be more reveals until the final released date.