The Velveting Bones

I wanted to start this post off with a triumphant ‘Tadah!’ but instead I shall simply say, here she is.

Inside of me there is a little girl who found an escape in stories; who loved creating her own worlds in that rich place behind her eyes.

She still gets lost in books. In the end there was a lot to escape from, but of course she is not alone in this.

We all escape something, sometime.

The Velveting Bones is my third collection of poems and I am wrapping my head around actually saying that out loud!

This book is different in a few ways:

The cover is glossy and not matt.
The font is a wee bit bigger (11 pt as opposed to 10 pt) and it reads so much easier. The book is slightly bigger, in fact the paperback and hardcover are now the same size.

There are poems and prose poems and longer prose pieces that were born from some of my freeform pieces that I have shared here.

Whilst I write with no intention of approval from anyone other than that little girl inside of me, it is my hope that these poems will find their way into your life and cause you to pause for a little while. I hope you feel seen. I hope that you will know that you are loved.

A request from this indie author’s heart 🙏🏻

If you enjoy the book, please could I ask you leave a review on Amazon, or Goodreads, or wherever you purchased it. I cannot stress how important reviews, and shares, and feedback, and word of mouth referrals are for indie authors. We are the entire publishing team and cook and bottle washer too.

Thank you, from my heart and from my home, for your kindness and support, and for allowing me a space in which to tell my stories.

Thank you for the shares, for the support on Buy Me A Coffee, for each time you bought one of my books, for each time you shared my poems with someone, for when you printed them out and stuck them on your wall next to your bed… 🙏🏻💛

The book is avalable in paperback and hardcover.

Both are avalable on Amazon now, and the other retailers will start to pick it up from Saturday the 12th. Barnes and Noble have it on pre-order for Saturday the 12th.

You can order from any bookshop by using the following information:

The Velveting Bones, case laminate (hardcover)
ISBN 978-1-9196532-7-3

The Velveting Bones, paperback
ISBN 978-1-9196532-6-6

If you have made it this far through my essay, thank you! I am off to make lunch for a hungry teenager and to have a wee cry in my kitchen, because I can’t believe I actually wrote my third book.

So much gratitude,