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Do you know me?

15 November, 2022

This Is Me, the e-book has been launched today!

A serpent biting at my breast
Myself a rotting sepulchre.
I am the living dead
Carrying the Crab
Whose offspring multiply within.
Both fang and claw
Eat away my flesh
Draining me of life.

Another biographical offering from Freya Pickard, tracing her development both as a person and a poet from her early twenties to mid-forties.

Freya Pickard is a cancer survivor, whose fight for life has forever changed her. These changes are reflected in a variety of poems she permits to be published here.

I want to be exciting, revolutionary, unpredictable,
I will cut my hair short and dye it purple,
I'll pierce my body and get tattooed in unmentionable places.

Initially determined to be single, Freya reveals what it was like to discover her soulmate. Enjoying physical and mental fitness, she tells how she struggles post cancer.

Always an observer, Freya looks within and without to catalogue her journey through an eventful life.

You don’t need to have read either Insides or My Mythology, but if you have, you’ll find This Is Me continues the threads of imagination and post-cancer trauma.

half light – otherworld
shadowed mist conceals land
transient journey

This Is Me is available from Kindle (all marketplaces), Kobo, iBooks, Nook and many other online stores.

Watch the book trailer HERE!

Listen to Freya’s playlist for This Is Me HERE!


No, I’m not interested in babies!

1 November, 2022

Can you believe it’s nearly the end of 2022?

Shocking, isn’t it?

But don’t worry! If you feel in need of grounding before Christmas, check out my latest poetry offering, This Is Me, which will be launched in several weeks time. You can pre-order this volume BEFORE the launch from Amazon and other online stores!

I’m not interested in babies
And no
I haven’t got a boyfriend
I’m not wanting to get married
And no
I don’t want a house of my own.
I can’t afford a car
(I hate driving anyway)
No I don’t go drinking
And clubbing I can’t stand.

This is the first verse of the first poem in the collection and it was written in my mid-twenties! You don’t need to have read either Insides or My Mythology, but if you have, you’ll find This Is Me continues the threads of imagination and post-cancer trauma.

If you prefer paperback, This Is Me is already available, and the paperback contains all 3 volumes of poetry so far under the Dragonscale Delvings banner.

This Is Me, the ebook, has never been available as a single e-volume before so if you want to add to your collection of Dragonscale Delvings, pre-order your copy today!

There are TWO giveaways to tell you about for November!

Brave New Worlds and All Romance both run until 30th November. Both contain free books either in the Science Fiction and Fantasy or Romance genres. Download and enjoy!

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The Short of It

6 May, 2022

A HUGE Thank You to Susi Bocks for publishing 5 of my poems on I Write Her in April!

#PleaseShare if you enjoy reading my poems and check out all the other amazing posts on Susi’s blog!


18 September, 2021

A HUGE thank you to Luna for publishing my poem, Mist, at her Poetry Bar!

What do you think of it?

It’s one of the short form poems I wrote to celebrate the launch of Uneasy Allies. You can find more of them on Facebook and several more will be published in the next few weeks on this blog too!

Don’t forget to download your copy of Uneasy Allies before 24th September whilst it’s still priced at 99p / 99c!

Incredible world building and amazing characters who travel through it. This is traditional fantasy as its best! Jiri on Goodreads


13 June, 2021

Thank you to Lucy at Lucy’s Works for publishing my poem, Whisper.

You can read it HERE!

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