Guest Writers

This page is devoted to guest writers, authors, musicians and poets. It includes short fiction & non-fictional stories, lyrics, poetry and material which helps transform others peoples lives so that they may live more fully.
Lesley Young – Selected Poems #6
Lesley Young – Selected Poems #6

Ten to Seven You might have seen me walking In the company of friends On Dartmoor’s ancient trails. You might have seen us strike a pose For a selfie here and there, with No apparent cares, but to Capture those scenes for all time, Of upland moors and craggy tors Of wooded vales and rivers

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Lesley Young – Selected Poems #5
Lesley Young – Selected Poems #5

Postcard From Ireland I think of you in lands like these Wonderful, inspiring lands With sweeping bays and rugged knocks, Cork’s Sleepy bailes and poetry folk Blush sunsets over Irish seas   I miss you most on days like these Musical, magical days When tale and ballad sound so real, that Myth and legend disappear

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Lesley Young – Selected Poems #4
Lesley Young – Selected Poems #4

Misguided Fantasy I lost my head (When all about me were keeping theirs – ha!) Over you In a jumble of possibilities If not eventualities You stole my heart The day you looked me in the eyes And kissed me on the bridge  Of my nose  And other places  And I lost my way  Following you around

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Lesley Young – Selected Poems #3
Lesley Young – Selected Poems #3

Message in a Bottle I will take my feelings and dress them up In fancy words On the finest vellum And seal them in a vial made of tempered glass   I will carry this with me down to the sea The ocean we’ve always shared Where it will float away And weather the elements,

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Lesley Young – Selected Poems #2
Lesley Young – Selected Poems #2

Existential Crisis They said it would be useful, help me to ‘move on’, after all this time.   And I did want to tell my story, I wanted to understand. The woman who welcomed me had a pale face and a thin, watery smile.  She looked sort of competent, I thought.  She ushered me in and

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Jon Fazal: Singer Songwriter
Jon Fazal: Singer Songwriter

As an eclectic music lover here are some of my favourite songs by indie artist Jon Fazal Belly of the Beast https://bit.ly/3dX8Vwn I Will (The Beatles Cover) https://bit.ly/2ZnjVzt Camelot https://bit.ly/3bGfWAq May You Never (John Martyn Cover) https://bit.ly/2WBzYru Jon Fazal is a British indie-folk songwriter based in Devon. With tales of escape and longing, his music

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Arrow Gate Publishing: why we acquired this wonderful book
Arrow Gate Publishing: why we acquired this wonderful book

When we received The Grace of A Nightingale by Mary Anne Willow, her flawless writing impressed us, and we enjoyed reading through her submission. The author uses free-flowing prose, and it was easy to get absorbed into the story. As an independent publisher, we have come across quite a lot of great manuscripts, but Mary

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Inspiring Lives
Inspiring Lives

I want to introduce you to ‘Daily Inspired Life’ which is a collection of true, meaningful, real life stories from people all over the world. The blog and e-magazine are produced by Karletta Marie. I first met Karletta through We Love Memoirs an online group where memoir readers and authors chat together. Karletta was interested in

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Lesley Young – Selected Poems #1
Lesley Young – Selected Poems #1

Pru Her kids all grown, she came to this place To learn. She sat at the back, afraid to speak In case she got things wrong.   Then bit by bit, began to shine As each new fact was hungrily devoured. And like a bee, selecting flowers Captured knowledge, and found it precious. Now at the front, her arm

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