Friday, October 19, 2012

In the darkest shade @ThePoetTrees

Read Sample
Plato said; Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.
      Poetic prose included. In fact, any writing that expresses a raw emotion or insight into humanity is arguably poetic - whether it's seen through the eyes of a human, or a supernatural creature in fiction.
      So yes, that includes quotes from our favourite books, songs, computer games and movies. It includes the first liners from our favourites that are great hooks for sucking us in to the rest of the series… and the punch lines that leave us reeling, long after we’ve forgotten the rest of the story. It even includes “wow words” from YOU, oh shy one lurking back there in the darkest shadows… whether you consider yourself to be a writer or not. You see things, hear things, and over time, you process and reinterpret from your own perspective. You collect memories as lessons in life, and that intrigues me.
Everything we see is a perspective... - Marcus Aurelius
I don’t see the world the same way that you do. A sight malfunction developed during my teens, and impedes me - the same kind of “lens distortion” that inspired my Diamond Eyes trilogy in the first place. And while I can’t see through time like my heroine, Mira Chambers, the condition still served as the source of inspiration for the Poet Trees (Mira’s childhood home), where wise words have been embossed in pretty gold Braille to help keep her out of trouble – usually.
First Poet Tree in the World, created by a fan at Alice Springs, in central Australia -
It's on a tree called a "ghost gum" which is especially spooky, not only because of the "ghostly" way Mira sees through Time, but also because these trees really do glow like ghosts  under moonlight...
and the Braille says: 2C is 2Know... Amen, sister!
In a perfect world, every city would have a Poet Tree – a place where local writers could leave behind their insights as entertainment and lessons for future generations. In the real world, we call it a library.
So like an alien  or supernatural creature who's studying your species, I’m already breathless, waiting for your next move to entertain me. Quit being so darn quiet and grab this fleeting moment to say something startling… or I’ll have to poke you. ;)
Hide inside a Halloween costume, if that’s what it takes to express the most insightful side of you this month. But do it! Read, write, regurgitate. Share the one-liners that have meant something special to you, or to your own fans.
Tweet your favourite quotes from books to me @ThePoetTrees
Or FB me on FB  at

Or you can even reply in the comments below, and then I'll tweet, like, share, pin, post, blog
and shout in every space, place, group, troup, nook, book, cloud, crowd, wall and hall I can find, because @ThePoetTrees wisdom grows by sharing. And so does fun.

So don't forget to include a short link to the book itself, where we can buy it, and/or read a sample.

And when  you've done that - like good little mice in a maze - you can treat yourself to an entry in this Month's Major Supernatural Giveaway for Halloween.
Plus for a bonus, click below to enter for your chance at a copy of Leopard Dreaming over at
And good luck, humans!  (And anyone else who's lurking in the shadows this month.)

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Leopard Dreaming by A.A. Bell

Leopard Dreaming

by A.A. Bell

Giveaway ends November 29, 2012.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
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