musings from a wildflower

News & Updates — Smashwords Read an Ebook SALE!

Hello everyone!

Starting the first Monday of March with a lovely message: the poetry editions of my eBooks of Musings from a Wildflower and Dreamscape are both 50% off until Saturday, March 9th, due to the 10th annual Smashwords Read an Ebook SALE!

So, if you ever wished to purchase either (or both) of my eBooks, here’s a lovely chance to get them priced very sharp! 🙂

Both eBooks are text-only, with Musings from a Wildflower containing the first 100 poems from the ongoing Micro Poetry series, and Dreamscape holding all the poems from the illustrated edition, with an additional bonus of 20 not previously included poems! Both books are filled with words on life, thoughts, dreams and love, just as you are used from my weekly uploads (:

 

Visit my profile on Smashwords here, or find either book directly by following the links below:

Musings from a Wildflower; the micro poetry series, vol. 01
Dreamscape; a poetic journey through life’s encounters

Wishing you all a great week!

Love, Kiyo

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News & Updates — I Dream of Christmas

Hello everyone ❤

Today its December 25th, and though most of us will be wrapped up in family gatherings or other wonderful festivities, I wanted to take a moment and extend my warmest of thoughts to all of you who left me comments, liked my work, purchased my books, or have just been plain lovely to talk to. I hope these seasonal holidays will treat you kindly, and that this new year, which is slowly creeping closer to knock on our doors, will bring you laughter, peace and joy.

So, to all: Happy, happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

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It’s Christmas Day

Another thing I admittedly also enjoy this time round, is being able to (legitimately) listen to my favourite Christmas and Wintry songs again, and because I’m writing this to share some of my seasonal warmth and cheer, I compiled a hand-picked selection of some, possibly not overly familiar, tracks that I love listening to that I hope will be to your liking 🙂

♪♫ Kiyo’s December Playlist ♪♫

Sung Si Kyung and Kwon Jin Ah — Don’t Forget
Harriet — Maybe This Christmas
EXO — Miracles in December
George Michael — December Song (I Dreamed of Christmas)
Brown Eyed Soul — Home
Kate Bush — December Will be Magic Again
Paul McCartney — Once Upon a Long Ago


A Little bit of Magic

Especially for the holiday season, earlier this month I wrote a short story called “A Feast of Starlight” for the lovely website, Get Inspired by Books, which had me dreaming up a myth about a celestial maiden and a young boys adventure — so, in my attempt to make you enjoy your Christmas days, if you feel like it, check out the blurb below…

“Once there was a maiden born holding starlight deep inside”

It’s Christmas Eve when a young boy wakes to a shower of falling stars, blazing trails of magic through the sky. Curious, he ventures outside on his own, not aware that his actions will coincide with the small town myth of the Celestial Maiden, and a miraculous story of true love.

Read it here!


Smashwords End of the Year Sale

To festively end this year, I’ve enrolled two of my poetry eBooks in a big site-wide SALE over at Smashwords, where you can now purchase both poetry editions of Dreamscape and Musings from a Wildflower with a 25% discount until January 1st!

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One thing I always enjoy during the festive season is reading, so maybe you’d like to give (or receive) the gift of reading too?? Follow the links below to get a copy of my books to take with you into 2019!

Musings from a Wildflower; the micro poetry collection, vol.01 // Coupon code: RM68A
Dreamscape; a poetic journey through life’s encounters // Coupon code: LV35D


2019 is Slowly Coming Closer

With the new year almost upon us, I’m most likely not alone in the fact that I’ve already been busy in preparation of new projects to start in the days ahead, and in case you’re curious what to expect of me personally, here’s a little sneak-peak 🙂

Following the release of Musings from a Wildflower in December, the next poetry book to come to publication will be the Haiku series, scheduled for an early summer release. Like the first micro poetry collection, it’ll contain a 100 poems, and will be made available in both print and eBook! At the end of the year, I also strife to release the first Poetic Prose collection, which will contain both stories published and unpublished, all written in the same style you’ve come to know of me in my (regular) uploads (:

Another thing that I’ve been preparing for is an online shop, where you’ll be able to purchase prints, merchandise and other fun goodies, featuring imagery from all my three Visual Poetry series and illustrated works, like Dreamscape and the covers I create for my Poetic Prose works. It’s been on my to-do-list for quite a while now, but with most things smoothly up and running these days, it’s been bumped up to a prime spot and I hope to have it up and running early next year 😀

Last, but not least, aside from poetry and short stories, like many authors I also dream about publishing my own full-length novels, and I’ve been gearing up to start work on the first part of a young adult duology which has the shared series title, Children of the Moon.

It’s set in an dystopian time where nature has gone completely astray when an ancient magic stirs, rendering the world as we know it unrecognisable as light and darkness visibly begin a fight for balance. The stories’ main focus will lie on a small group of rebels, who still cling to the ideals of life and love, and tentatively dare to believe in a hope for the future, even though survival in the World After naturally brings out both the best, and worst in people…

I have pages filled with notes, ideas and short scenes — but because this is the first time I’ve ever given a hint of this online, I’m still a bit hesitant to say too much, but feel assured that I’ll be telling you all more about in abundance in the months to come!

With this, I feel I’ve taken up more than enough of your time, so I’ll take my leave — and I once more bid you all a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

Lots of love,
Kiyo

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News & Updates — OUT NOW: Musings from a Wildflower

Hello everyone 🙂

After sharing various teasers, today is finally the day: Musings from a Wildflower; the very first Micro Poetry series collection is available for purchase!

Gathered together it collects a hundred micro poems side by side in full-colour print editions (both hard- and softcover) and also simultaneous eBook editions (visual and poetry only), giving the reader a chance to briefly escape and dream away.

The Micro Poetry Series

Followers of my weekly updated Literary blog, or social media, will know this series rather well as I’ve been sharing it for at least a year-and-a-half, but for reader’s who haven’t been with me for that long, here’s a little more info (:

The Micro Poetry series are minimalistic poems based in origins on the art found in Japanese poetry — the way of saying so much in so little — combined with visuals from all around the globe that can take you places with just one glance. They aim to seamlessly blend words with imagery, the poetry inspired by personal philosophy, nature, daily thoughts and emotions, and have been met with wonderful comments of feeling uplifted, encouraged, or finding a moment to sit back and relax when reading them.

Where to get your copies?

Print editions are sold (once again) through Blurb, and the eBook editions are available in both ePub and Kindle editions; find all the info, pricing details and links below~

Hardcover, € 51,50 — Purchase through Blurb
Softcover, € 41,95 — Purchase through Blurb
eBook (Kindle, visual ed.), € 8,75 — Purchase through Amazon (worldwide)
eBook (Kindle, poetry ed.), € 3,99 — Purchase through Amazon (worldwide)
eBook (ePub, poetry ed.), € 3,99 — Purchase through Smashwords | Kobo

With this, I’ll leave you today; drop me a line in the comments below if you have any questions — have a wonderful rest of your day!

Love, Kiyo

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News & Updates — Musings from a Wildflower

Hello everyone,

November is already halfway once again, and the year is slowly (well, actually rather quickly, to be honest!) coming to an end — but, before the days of 2019 truly run out, I still have some exiting things up my sleeve… so read on 😉

Some of you who follow me through Twitter and Instagram may have an inkling what this may be about, but for those of you who do not, I excitedly announce the release of Musings from a Wildflower; the very first Micro Poetry series collection coming to print!

The Micro Poetry Series

Followers of my weekly updated Literary blog, or social media, will know this series rather well as I’ve been sharing it for at least a year-and-a-half (wow, that’s longer than I thought! 🙂 ), but for reader’s who haven’t been with me for that long, here’s a little more info (:

The Micro Poetry series are minimalistic poems based in origins on the art found in Japanese poetry — the way of saying so much in so little — combined with visuals from all around the globe that can take you places with just one glance. They aim to seamlessly blend words with imagery, the poetry inspired by personal philosophy, nature, daily thoughts and emotions, and have been met with wonderful comments of feeling uplifted, encouraged, or finding a moment to sit back and relax when reading them.

It’s the very first visual series I began sharing online, and is undoubtedly close to my heart. It’s a joy to create, and I’ve spend many a happy day in Photoshop blending my words with beautiful CC0 stock I peruse online.

Count from One to a Hundred

“Reaching towards our infinite skies, we blossom everywhere, growing strong —
An ocean of colour, we are wildflowers, seizing the day.”

I’ve recently received the very first print copy of either edition (hard- and softcover), and I’m beyond happy with the way it turned out; it’s printed on smooth premium paper, with colours just as vibrant as seen online. Gathered together, Musings from a Wildflower collects a hundred micro poems side by side in full-colour print editions (both hard- and softcover) and also simultaneous eBook editions (visual and poetry only), giving the reader a chance to briefly escape and dream away.

For anyone who is hungry for a bigger taste, I invite you to visit the official book-page, where you can get an extensive preview of how the book looks in all its glory, both in print and eBook 🙂

Mark your Diaries for December

For last but not least: Musings from a Wildflower will be available for purchase from December 4th, 2018!

Print editions will be sold (once again) through Blurb, and the eBook editions are already available for Pre-order in both ePub and Kindle editions; find all the info, pricing details and links below~

Hardcover, € 51,50 — Will be available December 4th 2018, through Blurb
Softcover, € 41,95 — Will be available December 4th 2018, through Blurb
eBook (Kindle, visual ed.), € 8,75 — Pre-order now through Amazon (worldwide)
eBook (Kindle, poetry ed.), € 3,99 — Pre-order now through Amazon (worldwide)
eBook (ePub, poetry ed.), € 3,99 — Pre-order now through Smashwords | Kobo

With this, I’ll leave you today; drop me a line in the comments below if you have any questions — have a wonderful rest of your day!

Love, Kiyo

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