My second and third collections of poetry in print.

I’m very proud of myself! I’ve been working on in order to get my second collection of poems In a Dark Tower into paperback and my third collection At the Kitchen Sink and Everyday Poems also in print even though I am physically ill at the moment. I received two proof copies the day before going into hospital for a day procedure so was very excited and happy! Just got to proof read and make changes now and get through an operation at some point, but pleased with the result.  



Another new cover.

I now have a new cover for my kindle edition of my second collection of poems entitled In a Dark Tower. Altogether more professional looking! 


A new cover for my first collection of poems to be published to Kindle.

I decided to change the cover of my first poetry collection Scattered Fragments By Clare Collins. I used cover creator through Kdp Publishing, which is Amazon’s own Indie publishing facility. I think it looks far more professional and it’s free. Anyone can publish to Kindle through kdp publishing or another Amazon company. CreateSpace can print your book, it can be free if you go through the process yourself or you can pay for their services. Indie publishing can take up a lot of time when you go through the process without help, but if you need to do things on a shoe string this is the way to go. The only thing is I have discovered after being in print 

  for over a year publicity is the key to selling your book (s) and this is what I shall be looking at next. Particularly as poetry is something of a niche market. I will let you know how I get on!

Another poem from my free poetry book In a Dark Tower

Love is not stultifying
Love is not stultifying,

it does not strangle,

or hold you tightly.

It gives you freedom

to be you.

It is not fearful,


or tells you what

you must do.

It gives you wings

it holds your heart



does not squeeze


’til you’re his.

Real love lets you live.