Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Big News






unpressed/ʌnˈprɛst/ 
adjective
  • 1. not squeezed or obtained by pressure
  • 2. unironed


There's some fun news at Willow Manor! Finishing Line Press has agreed to publish my second 26-page chapbook!  This collection of love poems is titled Unpressed, and will be available to purchase later this year. I'll be sure to keep you posted on the details.

The funny thing is, not too long ago, I didn't even know what a chapbook was.  I timidly posted my very first poem here at Willow Manor in July 2008, and not only were no rotten vegetables tossed my direction, you actually encouraged me to write more. Thank you, dear, dear readers for your most kind, faithful encouragement and support. This wouldn't be possible without you, my friends. You are the best. I know, I always say it, but you really are.

39 comments:

  1. Great news. Looking forward to it.

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  2. BRAVO!! Onward and upward...we are all so proud and THANK YOU for starting Magpie Tales and encouraging all of us!

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    1. Thanks Donna...Magpie Tales is just my little way of contributing to the creative writing community...I love my Mag Fam...

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  3. We're so looking forward to this next "chapter" in your writing history. I still enjoy pulling Patina off the book shelf and revisiting a poem or two.

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  4. congrats that is wonderful news when i buy a copy will you sign it for me

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  5. If you've got it, flaunt it. You have a gift with words, Tess. By the way, 'Withnail and I' is one of my all-time favourite films, too.

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    1. Thanks, Martin, I was recently introduced to "Withnail and I"...it's now among my very favorites...

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    2. MY THUMBS HAVE GONE WEIRD!!!!!

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  6. Congrats tess! I'm sure it will be a smashing success.
    Rick

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  7. Congratulations to you! Looking forward to it...

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  8. Congratulations, Tess!
    And your success is well earned, I might add.
    Hugs,
    M.

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  9. Tess....BRAVA! This is so deserved....you are a POET....in this day, a rare thing! Your words speak from the heart and soul.

    I repeat - BRAVA!

    Love,

    ♥ Robin ♥

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  10. Many congrats, Tess. Kindest regards, Phil

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  11. You are extremely talented. It is hard to believe that you only started blogging in 2008, not that long before me. It has been very clear to me since I found your blog (at the second Willow Ball, I think)that you are special in many ways, not only as a poet. I am proud of your success and sure there will be much more.

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  12. See what I mean? You guys are so very nice to me...so very special. Thank you!!!

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  13. exciting news. and well deserved. a book of love poems, sounds intriguing.

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  14. How exciting! Love "Patina" and will be looking foward to "Unpressed":)

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  15. We are so proud of you!! Not to take away from your great writing, but you chose a beautiful cover shot for "Patina". Can't wait to
    see what you've chosen for "Unpressed"... what an intriguing title!!

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  16. Well, it's YOU that does all the hard work. Us lot just sit here and marvel! Congrats again; bisou, Cro.

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  17. Well done, ma'am. Congratulations!

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  18. Amazing! And very well-deserved, I'm sure. I'm the proud owner of your first chapbook and very much look forward to owning the second --

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  19. Congratulations! This is great news! xo

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  20. Woo Hoo! You hot ticket, you! It's heart stopping isn't it when your writing is picked up and admired!!!

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    1. It really is, Susan...I'm absolutely thrilled!

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  21. You should package a tube of lipgloss to go with every book you sell. You know... CHAPbookSTICK!

    Congrats, Tess.

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  22. Big News! The BEST news! I LOVE this kind of news. Made my day. Can't wait.

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  23. Congratulations, Tess! What wonderful news! You have earned it!

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  24. Excellent news! K loved the first book, shall order the second too! You are a woman and writer of real quality.

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  25. Thanks, everyone! It's so much fun to share this news with you, since you are such a special part of it...

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  26. so many congratulations Tess...you are an inspiration with your writing and your mentoring blog The Mag.....xx

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  27. Congratulations! Well done. You deserve it.

    Greetings from London.

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  28. Many many congratulations Tess! k .

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  29. My goodness! What wonderful news. Much and many heartfelt congratulations from me!!!

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  30. did you mean to say chap book or chap stick?
    cause I used that for the first time in 2008 or 1988
    and I’m ready for a new one too

    but no one ever offered to buy me a second one
    and so you should be pleased as punch
    and I have to say
    I'm just plum honored
    to know a two chap stick poet
    and you can be sure if you have a spare
    I’m buying one
    and one for my cousin
    and my neighbor
    and his cousin
    I hope there’s no limit on the number you can buy…

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  31. I'll wait to own chapbook number 2 as well. And wait for the hardcover of all someday too!

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