Monday, April 18, 2011
It's National Poetry Month, and a very busy month for me. Mississippi Music Educators held the State Conference on March 30- April 2 in Jackson. I had workshops there and a student who performed in the Miss. Elementary State Choir concert, my 3rd surgery for a Lentigo Maligna on my face (finally got it all this time), my grandson's birthday is coming up, Easter is this weekend and the Mississippi Poetry Society is holding the Spring Festival in Ocean Springs April 30-May 1. Whoa! I spread myself thin and hope to get everything done! Meantime, check out my other blog post It's National Poetry Month to read and add favorite poems/quotes. Also, there are links for sharing poetry with children!
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Ebooks and Self-Publishing
Some of us are being carried kicking and screaming into the e-revolution. I wrote this tongue-in-cheek poem, Empty Margins Rekindled, when the Kindle appeared on the market.
I think, or at least I hope, that there will always be print books. But in this world you either go with the flow or get stuck in the mud. Technology is constantly changing and improving and so must we as writers. I have yet to take the plunge to self-publish (other than the few poems I have on my blogs). Popularity of e-technology and economics play major roles in Why are more and more authors self-publishing e-books instead of using traditional publishers and instead of self-publishing in print?
- Wynne Huddleston's poetry has been published in 70+ publications including the Birmingham Arts Journal, Emerald Tales, Waterways, Camroc Press Review, Gemini Magazine, Thema, The Shine Journal, joyful!, Danse Macabre, From the Porch Swing, Victorian Violet Press, Pond Ripples Magazine, The Battered Suitcase, Orange Room Review, New Fairy Tales Anthology, Poetry24, Ink, Sweat & Tears, and Four and Twenty. A member of the Mississippi Poetry Society and a board member of the Mississippi Writers Guild,she is the 1st Place Winner of the Grandmother Earth National Contest 2010--Environmental Poetry Division and poetry winner in the Enchanted Conversation's Daughters of the Air Contest. MS. Ms. Huddleston obtained a Master’s of Music Education from the University of Southern Mississippi, and has studied graduate level creative writing at the University of West Alabama. Ms. Huddleston was born in Lone Star, Texas, but has lived in Mississippi most of her life. She has been an elementary music teacher for 22 years, and has 2 grown sons, and 2 grandchildren.