#PoetryReadathon – Meet Annette Rochelle Aben and book reviews

Poetry readathon

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About Annette Rochelle Aben

Annette Rochelle Aben is a talented poet who concentrates her focus on uplifting others and helping them to find the brighter side of life.

She is also a generous blogger who is interested in promoting poetry and her fellow bloggers, poets and authors. Annette offers a podcast promotion to authors called Tell Me a Story. It sounds more difficult than it is as Annette is an expert interviewer and makes the whole process very easy and simple. I did a podcast with Annette and you can listed to it here: https://annetterochelleaben.wordpress.com/2017/05/17/tell-me-a-story-robbie-cheadle/. You can also listen to stories from many other wonderful authors, including Annette herself, if you click on the Tell me a Story link above.

All the podcasts of Tell Me a Story are listed in alphabetical order. Tell Me a Story is a presentation of The Magic Happens Radio Network hosted in http://themagichappensnow.com/

You can follow Annette’s blog, where she shares some of her lovely poetry here: https://annetterochelleaben.wordpress.com/

Annette Rochelle Aben’s books

I am letting Annette tell you all about her books as she does it best!

I was born writing! At least this is how it seems. I had the good fortune to be published while a sophomore in high school so continuing the journey by publishing books has been a natural course of events.

It is my pleasure to announce that the book I have just released is # 1 Best Seller! And that is: A Haiku Perspective 2018 which is available in both Kindle and paperback formats! Enjoy celebrating a year of my life as told using the framework of Haiku style poetry.

I read and reviewed this delightful book. You can read my review here: A Haiku Perspective 2018

Angel Messages Two – songs of the heart, is a book filled with beautiful photos and remarkable tanka poetry. People LOVE this book because of the comfort it provides. Many have gifted it to others and been thanked over and over again.

A Tanka Picture Book is exactly as the name suggests. I took photos of a variety of everyday objects, works of art and nature, then wrote a tanka poem for each. I suggest this book for all the right reasons. It will entertain, provoke thought, stimulate conversation and be a great addition to your library!

My review of A Tanka Picture Book is here: A Tanka Picture Book

I have chosen to release my annual haiku collection in time to celebrate National Poetry Month, in April. A Haiku Perspective 2017 is filled with smiles, laughter, wisdom and creativity, all cleverly disguised as haiku poetry. Enjoy!

My book, GO YOU some encouragement when you need it, is a pep-talk in a book! Each page gives you a quick way to start your day, help you through a moment or even provide someone else words that can inspire them to a better life. We can all use a cheerleader, when one isn’t available, this book fits the bill!

Most of the books I have published here are centered in poetry, Haiku poetry to be exact. Much of the feedback I receive about the haiku poetry is that people can really understand the messages and they appreciate that the poems are short and sweet!

Angel Messages – a wing and a prayer is my first book about Angels. Filled with photos, prayers, poems and prose of and about Angels, this book will delight any Angel lover in your life. Check out the reviews, people are drawn to the inherent inspirational nature of this book and as result is fast becoming their favorite. You can have it right away using the Kindle option or order a paperback copy (or two) and carry it with you wherever you go.

You will find my review of Angel Messages here: Angel Messages

I mentioned that many of my books are filled with my poetry and several of them combine that with my love of taking pictures. Books that feature poetry and photos include Perspective, it’s all about replacing one thought with another, PhoKu, visual perspective haiku and BooKu, Halloween haiku. Perspective has a wide variety of pages that can feature prose, poetry and nature photographs, while PhoKu is filled with the photographs I have taken in nature with Haiku poetry added to them, hence the title: PhoKu. BooKu is a “behind the scenes look at how Halloween decorations feel about their jobs. All three of these books are available in print and Kindle formats.

Click this link to find my review of PhoKu: PhoKu

A Haiku Perspective 2015, and A Haiku Perspective 2016 are haiku poetry books. When I first experimented with the haiku writing format, I have no idea I would enjoy it as much as I do. These days, I am writing haiku daily and finding myself thinking in 17 syllables. You can find these books in both print and Kindle formats
There are several other books planned for release this year alone, So please, check back frequently to see what I have published and share what YOU are doing! Cheers!!

My review of A Haiku Perspective 2015

What Amazon says

Welcome to my haiku perspective on life. It is easy to enjoy this book because haiku flows, which means it can be experienced effortlessly. Perhaps reading this book will open up some creative energy within you and if so, you will share your haiku as well.
Those who live to express themselves with words, craft a world using the alphabet, are giving life to imagination and thought.

My review

As you will have seen above, I have read and reviewed a number of Annette’s lovely books. I find her poetry very uplifting and engaging.

A Haiku Perspective 2018 is the book I included for the Poetry Readathon but as I have already read that one I selected A Haiku Perspective 2015 for my contribution. Why did I choose that book? Well, I was attracted to the gorgeous cover which presents a Bird Fairy that was designed and sculpted by Annette’s sister, Lorraine Parent.

The poet’s haiku’s and other poems are delightful and give the reader a warm and happy feeling of acceptance and love. Seeing the world through eyes like those of Annette Rochelle Aben is what we should all be aiming for. It would make this world a far happier and nicer place to live in.

My favourite poems for this collection are as follows:

Common language

Smile for that person

It only takes a moment

To make someone’s day

Precious is your gift

Offered with no strings attached

Sets each of you free

Raise the vibration

With an innocent gesture

Understood by all

I don’t need to say much about this poem which expresses how easy it is to spread kindness, joy and happiness with a simple smile.

Be me

Perhaps I went wrong

Trying to sing another’s song

As if it were mine

For deep, own inside

There is something authentic

Seeking to get out

I love this poem which explains simply the importance of being yourself and not trying to evolve into the shadow of another.

Purchase Annette Rochelle Aben’s books

Annette Rochelle Aben

You will find Annette’s array of books available for purchase here: Annette Rochelle Aben Purchase Link

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