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I have been wanting to start my own small publishing press for quite some time – although, I knew that I needed to gain some experience creating and publishing my own books first. I’ve been self-publishing since about 2004. I released my first book, “The Real Me-Xtended” in 2004… It definitely was quite simple and basic, but it felt awesome to put my first collection of poems into the world. I had submitted my writing to other publishing houses and got a few “no’s”…but a few of my poems had been published into anthologies… I still wanted my own collection though. As the years have progressed, the Internet has made it possible for authors to self publish and become independent authors… Two publishing houses that I am particularly familiar with are Lulu.com and Amazon.

Fast forward some years later, I have published 7 of my own books and have helped a couple good friends publish their books as well… What I want to do now, is help other beginning authors – those who are just getting their feet wet in the publishing business and are trying to wade through the waters…. I want to be the one who takes those people’s hands and help them swim…. Which is why I have created, “Cherry-House Press.”

I hope to use Cherry House Press to help both new and seasoned authors as well as putting anthologies together and collaborating with other authors… I already have a call for submissions… (Which will be my next blog post). We will be looking for poems and short stories about our personal fears… You can see more information about it at:

https://cherryhousepress.wordpress.com/open-submissions/

Feel free to stop by our page at Facebook and add a “like” to it:

https://www.facebook.com/CherryHousePress/

and you can visit our website at:

https://cherryhousepress.wordpress.com/

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2017 has gone by – and it was a pretty good year for the most part… But there are still projects that I would like to finish – and ideas that I would like to get started for 2018… I really would like to focus on hopefully getting more of my books noticed or “out there” somehow by finding reasonable and reliable marketing. Along with that I have some goals that I would like to set for 2018….

  • Finish “Only If” part 2 (Clara’s Story). I am bit behind on this and only because as I have been writing this story – it took an unexpected turn that I wasn’t happy with but then realized that perhaps a particular scene had to happen…. So I hope to be moving on with that and I plan on finishing that story! (If you haven’t read the first one, you can actually purchase it on Amazon in print or on Kindle  (Kindle Unlimited customers can read it for free!) at: https://www.amazon.com/Only-If-Ariana-Cherry-ebook/dp/B01N3RM157/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8
  • Publish another collection of poetry…. (or 2)… I am stuck between poetry that deals with the mind or perhaps poems about angels…. I may do both of them… But I would like to see one of these collections published.
  • Work on selling more art and jewelry on eBay or other social media platforms. (Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram).
  • Start up a small independent publishing company – Cherry House Publishing. I’ve been self publishing for several years and I would like to be able to help other authors like myself with the steps in getting published.
  • Create more art/jewelry to sell at a local store where I live…                                        (The Arthur General Store).
  • Expand more on my story, “The New World..” – hopefully maybe publish it at the end of the year? …
  • I am hoping to attend the Art & Equality Convention, Spook Show Convention and the Dark History and Horror Convention. It is always a great time to meet new people, see old friends and hopefully share my work with hopefully new fans!

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Hopefully I will meet some of these goals in 2018…. I will be blogging about these projects throughout the year if I do complete them …. Stay tuned!

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OCTOBER IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH

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Domestic violence resources:

http://www.nrcdv.org/dvam/home
http://www.doveinc.org/
https://www.unitedmethodistwomen.org/domestic-violence
https://www.facebook.com/October-Is-National-Domestic-Viol…/

……If you know of someone who may be experiencing domestic violence – help them break the silence….Contact someone asap….. Sometimes it is much more difficult for the person in the situation to call out for help…..

 

Ariana R. Cherry: 5-Star Author

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Normal Love

I thought my life was normal.
Caught up in my own farce,
I thought it was what
all the other couples did.
I knew no other way.

I let you let me cry.
I thought it was okay,
to feel like you wanted to die.

I saw others’ happiness…
I secretly watched that other guy,
lovingly caress
her face.
I thought it was all play,
not real.

In my world,
Love would not allow you
to feel.

Years of fighting an unruly heart,
While I allowed you to tear it apart,
and I never got to put it back together
EACH time.

I thought it was normal,
to feel so broken.

One late evening,
feeling so incredibly alone…
I had a recognition.

My heart cried out for life.
It begged to be realized.
It asked, that I run away
from the inflicting knife.

It beat at the thoughts

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If you missed Ariana on the RIFT, here is the recorded episode from April 30th…. Listen to Ariana discuss her story, how she gets her ideas and hear her read her poetry…
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I will be a special guest on “The Rift- Words from the Other Side”this Sunday evening. It will air LIVE 8-10pm Central Time/ 9-11pm Eastern Time.

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Join The Hitman and the return to air for the show, Carin Smurl as Co-Host. As they speak with Ariana Cherry on her writings and how she became who she is today. A voyage of words and time brought together by fate. Hear her transformation and her travels.

Ariana Cherry- Dark writer of fantastic words of poetry , songs, and short stories. Her web of words are like no another. Inspired by the works of Richmonds own ,Edgar  Poe. She follows in the path of how darkness may help you see light, Her assault on words taking you to another place and or another time, feeling the emotions she leaves for you as you are taken in .

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You can listen in by clicking on the link below Sunday evening  at 8pm Central/9pm Eastern via your computer, tablet or phone. You may also call in to listen in to at: (323)580-5703.

Click here to tune in live Sunday evening!

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I hope you will join with me Sunday evening. You can call in to ask me questions and speak with me as well. This is my first Podcast and I am super excited -maybe a little nervous, but I am looking forward to sharing with those who are listening.

Hope to see you there!

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I have been invited as a special guest on “The R.I.F.T.” this Sunday evening from             9:00 – 11:00 pm EST…..Howie Odell is the Host and his Co-Host is Carin Smurl. I’ll be sharing some of my poetry and speaking of a few paranormal experiences as well… I will be posting the link to where you can tune in soon! You will be able to listen from your computer, table or cell phone! Be sure to mark it on your calendar if you would like to tune in! I am excited to be invited to my first Podcast!

 

SEEKING BOOK REVIEWERS… YOU WILL RECEIVE A FREE BOOK
I am seeking some reviews from some willing readers… While I’ve received some great five-star reviews from Realistic Poetry International and Reader’s Favorite – (and I was very appreciative of those!), I would like some reviews posted on my Amazon book page from other readers as well…
In exchange for a review, I will either give you a free digital copy of Twisted Paths Poetry and/or Only If (part 1). When you are finished, I would like a review on their Amazon book pages.I will send you a link to the page.
If you have already read my book, “Only If,” or “Twisted Paths Poetry” and have not posted a review on its page, could you please post one at:
I would greatly appreciate it! If you are interested in reviewing my book(s),send an email to me at arianathepoet@gmail.com or comment here …Thank you!
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