This Is Me

Posted 19 May, 2018 by dragonscaleclippings
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Sometimes, the past is too painful to put into prose.
Sometimes, the past can only be portrayed through poetry.
This Is Me, is my first anthology containing 3 volumes of poetry and it is available in paperback from Amazon!
Dragonscale Delvings is the series title for my poetry publications. This paperback contains my first three poetry collections; Insides (also available as an e-book), My Mythology & This Is Me.
Insides is a hands-on experience of cancer. Discover what it is like to find out you have cancer. How do you deal with a temporary stoma? How do you cope after major open surgery? How do you even start recovering? And how do you get through the dreadful experience of chemotherapy?

My Mythology is a compendium of everything and everyone who has inspired me to write. From the tales of the Bible to Celtic and Norse legends, from unicorns to dragons, from vampires to werewolves, from Dr Who to Space Oddity … Read on for an inspiring smorgasbord of verse!
This Is Me is about my daily life; writing, working, dancing, reading, observing, loving … I often find it hard to put into prose how I really feel. (Writing stories is easy – I’m being someone else). But real life is hard to capture in plain prose. Thus I express myself and my innermost feelings through the varied and flexible forms of poetry.
In this book I am honest, playful and brutally truthful. This is me. The real me. If you really want to know the person behind the name, read this book. You’ll understand me better than the people who know me face to face but refuse to read my writings! “I love your beautiful way with words … You bring light and truth with your creativity …” Julie P.

And, as usual, I’ve prepared a short video as a teaser to get you reading! Check it out at YouTube
The E-book versions of My Mythology and This Is Me will be released at some point in the future!
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© Freya Pickard 2018
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Recovering

Posted 11 May, 2018 by dragonscaleclippings
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absorbed in crafting
words and weaving sentences
I forget the time
emptied of emotion
hollow heart blank
stone ventricles
a desire to feel
yearning for the positive
dreaming of sensation
I am recovering

© Freya Pickard 2018
This is an excerpt from my soon-to-be-published anthology “This Is Me”.

Cover Reveal – This Is Me

Posted 7 May, 2018 by dragonscaleclippings
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I know this is unusual these days, but I’m releasing my first ever poetry anthology as a paperback!
I had intended to release the first 3 volumes of Dragonscale Delvings (my poetry publications) before releasing the paperback. But, a number of people expressed an interest in buying my poetry in paperback form so they could dip in and out of it which is difficult with an e-book. So, I started thinking… Why keep these readers waiting while the e-books are released? That’s when I decided to bring out the paperback anthology first!
Here’s the front cover for This Is Me. It’s a biography in poetry in 3 parts, dealing with Cancer, My Imagination and My Life.
It will be available to buy from 19th May 2018 from Amazon and any good bookshop will be able to order it for you!
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© Freya Pickard 2018

Escape Pod Emulation – Kae Cheatham

Posted 3 May, 2018 by dragonscaleclippings
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Welcome to my Escape Pod Interview series. If you’re not familiar with this kind of post, please read the back story at Escape Pod Emulation!

So, let’s open the Escape Pod door and find who’s managed to escape today… Why, hello there! It’s Kae Cheatham! Could you turn the music down please, I can’t hear what you’re saying … What 5 items did you take with you?
Attack! Evacuation! I’m limited on what I can take. It’s easy! First, I would grab the large photo cube of my children—reviewing their progression from tiny tots to happily married adults always makes me smile.

I would take my personal computer that has not only text programs, but software for several art programs and the files of my finished products—written, photographic and digital design; I couldn’t leave those behind.
The little stuffed lion would have to come along so I could stroke its plush back and ruffle its fuzzy mane for stress relief.
The e-pod computer provides news, films, and documentary archives…BUT NO MUSIC; I must have music—from string ensembles to bluegrass, to Latin jazz…I must have music; so I’d definitely take my private, portable music collection.
Nutrition bars sound just awful, but I’d take a container with my salsas and many hot sauces; I can tolerate any food with those condiments. Let’s go!

Kae Cheatham is an Author, Speaker, Photographer and Book Doctor!

Kae is the author of a number of books including “Daughter of The Stone”. It’s a different world in foreign space, and Dwinn Somuron is determined to escape her feudal, chauvinistic society and prove that her family legend about “the stone” is true …

Please follow Kae at: –
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© Freya Pickard 2018

Fire

Posted 29 April, 2018 by dragonscaleclippings
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When you’ve been through cancer and chemotherapy, colour becomes incredibly important to you.
I carried on writing all through my illness in 2014/15 but I often was too tired to write much. So I started drawing and painting again. I am not a good artist, my skills lie in words. But I enjoyed creating many abstract pictures – I hope you get some enjoyment out of this one!

I was also inspired by Elisa Choi Ang’s workshops over at SkillShare. Sign up and try them out for yourself!
© Freya Pickard 2018
Have you seen the videos I’ve made about my writing! Check them out at YouTube
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Freya’s Novels

Posted 25 April, 2018 by dragonscaleclippings
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It’s nearly the summer holidays! Have you stocked up yet on your summer reading? If you haven’t, here are some suggestions …
If you enjoy romance and dark magic mixed with intrigue in a fantastical setting, can I suggest my Isu Magan series? Both books are available as ebooks and paperbacks. Vintrig’s Kingdom ($3) begins the tale of Isu Magan, a lonely princess who is the only heir to the kingdom’s founder. Her life is bound by taboo and she is content not to marry until she meets the travelling musician, Sama Conn, and falls in love with him.
The sequel, Vintrig’s Throne ($3) concludes the tale, but not before Isu’s hopes have been raised and then cruelly dashed. Although she is crowned queen, Isu finds herself on trial for her life and only one thing can save her; The Law of Substitution!
But if you prefer humourous novels, then perhaps Dragonscale Leggings might be more suitable for you. But, I have to warn you, it is a dangerous book to read. Why? Because if you don’t have a sense of humour, hate strong female leads and don’t like fantasy worlds, you’ll be wasting your time reading it!

This is chick-lit in a fantasy world. Think Alice in Wonderland meets Bridget Jones’ Diary. Come and adventure with Dracomagan and her trusty stallion, Tygar, as they travel through the Otherworld, trying to find her memory, evade Merlin and keep on the right side of the law.
At present, Dragonscale Leggings ($3) is only available as an ebook – the paperback should be out by Christmas 2018! Happy Reading!
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© Freya Pickard 2018

Terraformed Mars

Posted 21 April, 2018 by dragonscaleclippings
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No gentle slowly seeping sunrise
instead a violent blow of pink
shouts across the northern skies
heralds season of storms
no respite from wind
or purple rain;
terraformed,
transformed
Mars

Nonet © Freya Pickard 2018
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