Category: Writing


Writing: Poetry Books on Sale this Month!

Posted 7 October, 2019 by Lianne in Writing / 0 Comments

It’s October and as I just celebrated my birthday over the weekend (!!! It was a good celebration), until October 31st all of my poetry books published on Lulu.com will be 30%. So that would be three of my self-publications–Shall I Be a Poet Instead? (post), With Quiet Ardency (post), and Scrawled Stars (post); Of Frost and Fury (post) was published using a different self-publishing company, so if you’re interested in purchasing a copy of that title, please email me or DM over at my poetry account on Instagram and I’ll give you a quote. Same goes for if you wish for signed copies of any of my books to date. Anyway, it’s a great time to check them out if you’ve been meaning to, and a way to celebrate πŸ™‚



Scrawled Stars β€” My Fourth Poetry Collection!

Posted 17 July, 2019 by Lianne in Writing / 0 Comments

Hello! Meet my fourth poetry collection, Scrawled Stars. It was formally released at the start of July when I received the proof copy and everything was clear to go πŸ™‚

A bit of a story about this collection–or maybe not–but this was actually supposed to have been released last year with my last collection, With Quiet Ardency (see post). But last year was all kinds of a mess so I never got around to compiling anything. So the collection of poems featured here were written around…2017? 2018? thereabouts. Unlike the last collection, which was very thematic, this one is just a general collection of thoughts and feelings and themes (though you may suspect a trend later on as there is a group of poems that are friendship-related; it was a bad time then).

Scrawled Stars should be out on all book retailers soon (end of the month, maybe?) but in the meantime you can definitely pick up a copy via Lulu.com at the following link: Scralwed Stars πŸ™‚

Meanwhile, here’s a snippet of what to expect in this collection (from what I posted so far on my poetry account, @shallibeapoetinstead):

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With Quiet Ardency — Giveaway!

Posted 7 October, 2018 by Lianne in Books, Writing / 1 Comment

I actually meant to post this a few days ago but I’ve been so busy these last few weeks that I just didn’t get around to it >_< Anyway, my latest poetry collection, With Quiet Ardency, is available online now on all book retailer websites (Amazon, the Book Depository, etc.) as well as Lulu.com. It’s a poetry collection that’s a bit more personal and due to a number of setbacks and emotional upheaval, the release was delayed for some time. More about the book in this blog post but it’s available now, haha.

I actually hosted a giveaway on my poetry IG account a while ago in celebration of its release but I’m hosting a giveaway here as well πŸ™‚ This contest is open internationally and will run from 07 October to 14 October 2018 @ 11:59PM EST. Please use a valid email address when you enter in the Rafflecopter below. The will be contacted the following day and they will have 24 hours to claim their prize or I will raffle another winner.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Please let me know if you have any questions about the contest and whatnot. Good luck! πŸ™‚

Also, just a heads up, for the month of October, my books Shall I Be a Poet Instead? and With Quiet Ardency, are 30% off over at Lulu.com πŸ™‚ Please check it out!

With Quiet Ardency β€” My Third Poetry Collection!

Posted 24 September, 2018 by Lianne in Writing / 0 Comments

So this post is a long time coming, lol…Meet my third poetry collection, With Quiet Ardency. You could say I’ve been working on this collection for some two years, and one of the reasons why I didn’t finish it sooner (other than work and school constantly getting in the way, fml) is because, if I’m being 100% honest with you, I had a hard time letting it go into the world. As you may suppose, this poetry collection’s theme is love, and there is a personal story behind it that I won’t go into details πŸ˜› Suffice to say, it took a bit of time before I was brave enough to just put the finishing touches to this book and send it off to Lulu.com xD

Anyway, it should be out on all book retailers soon but in the meantime you can definitely pick up a copy via Lulu.com at the following link: With Quiet Ardency πŸ™‚

Meanwhile, here’s a snippet of what to expect in this collection (from what I posted so far on my poetry account, @shallibeapoetinstead):

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Of Frost and Fury — Giveaway!

Posted 1 February, 2018 by Lianne in Writing / 9 Comments

At last I’m hosting a giveaway here! lol. My second poetry collection, Of Frost and Fury: Poems Written in the Land of Volcanoes and Giants, was released late last year but given how busy it was around Christmas time, there wasn’t much promotion on my part (not to mention it took a while before it became available on online outlets like The Book Depository and Amazon–which they are now available at). You can read more about how this book came about over at this post.

So I’m hosting a giveaway contest here on my blog for a chance to win a signed copy of my latest book. Unlike the giveaway I hosted on Goodreads (before their policy changed), this contest is open internationally and will run from 01 February to 12 February 2018 @ 11:59PM EST. Please use a valid email address when you enter in the Rafflecopter below. Winners will be contacted the following day and they will have 24 hours to claim their prize or I will raffle another winner.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Please let me know if you have any questions about the contest and whatnot. Otherwise, good luck! πŸ™‚

Edit: Thank you to everyone who entered this contest and congratulations to the winners, Arthur & Cassandra! πŸ™‚