Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – Tuesday June 1st 2021 -#Poetry Robbie Cheadle and Annette Rochelle Aben, #Genetics Jan Sikes, #Afterlife D.G. Kaye

A small selection of posts I have enjoyed in the last few days and I hope you will head over to enjoy in full…thanks Sally.

The first post is from the book tour for the collaborative poetry anthology compiled and edited by Robbie Cheadle and Kaye Lynne Booth... the contributing authors are being featured in the book tour and in this post one of our favourite members of the writing community Annette Rochelle Aben receives the VIP treatment.

For those of you who might be hesitant about contributing to anthologies, it is a good idea to check them out thoroughly but when in the hands of people you know and have trust in, it can be an excellent way to get your work noticed.

Day 6 of the WordCrafter Poetry Treasures blog tour – Annette Rochelle Aben

Today, I am delighted to welcome Annette Rochelle Aben, a wonderful poet and blogger, and a contributor to the Poetry Treasures anthology to Roberta Writes with a post about poetry. Over to Annette

I’m Annette Rochelle Aben and writing has been my go-to for creative expression, emotional release, and a way to boost my GPA since I was a child. I am thrilled to be a part of Poetry Treasures.

When I first started writing poetry, I never knew much about it, except to know that (to me) a good poem HAD to rhyme. Gee whiz, have I ever been schooled through connecting with other writers and poets here in the blogsphere. One of my favorite poetry styles is called SYLLABIC POETRY. And one of my favorite forms of said style is the ABHANGA. An ABHANGA is a 4-line poem in which the first 3 lines contain 6 syllables each and the last line has 4 syllables. Also, the 2nd and 3rd lines must rhyme with each other.

Here is a poem I wrote titled: SUPER SISTER and it is inspired by a very timely event occurring in my sister’s life. As the older sister, I want to vanquish the bad guys and make her problem disappear, but ah… please read on.

Head over to find out more about Annette and read her poem: Day 6 of the WordCrafter Poetry Treasures blog tour – Annette Rochelle Aben

Many things seem to run in family including hair colour, noses and unfortunately in some cases genetic diseases. But what about creativity and specific talents. Is the reason a child prodigy can play the piano at five be inherited. Jan Sikes explores this in relation to writing…on Story Empire.

Can The Writing Gene Be Passed Down Through DNA?

Hello, SE’ers! This is Jan Sikes, and I cannot tell you how thrilled I am to post my first blog on this site. It is truly an honor to join such a diverse and talented group of writers. Today I want to talk about a topic that I’ve had on my mind a lot lately as I watch my granddaughter grow and develop a talent.  

Can the writing gene be hereditary?

Head over to share your thoughts and experiences over on Story Empire: Can the Writing Gene be passed down through the DNA – Jan Sikes 

D.G. Kaye shares her latest book review that explores another area that despite thousands of years of belief across most religions, research in our modern age, still remains a mystery.

Sunday Book Review – Talking to Heaven by James Van Praagh

Welcome to my Sunday Book Review. As many of you already know, my reading interest since my husband’s passing is solely being hungry for books about getting through the grieving journey, as well as books about the hereafter. Talking to Heaven was a beautiful book, giving a deeper understanding to what goes on with the transition of death to the next realm.

Talking to Heaven: A Medium's Message of Life After Death by [James Van Praagh]



James Van Praagh is a spiritual medium—someone who is able to bridge the physical and spiritual worlds. Though unaware of his gifts until his twenties, he slowly came to terms with his unique abilities. Talking to Heaven explores his most revealing sessions with grieving people seeking to contact the spirits of loved ones. From a devastated mother receiving a message of hope from her deceased little girl, to communicating with a young man, killed in Vietnam, who doesn’t realize he’s dead, Van Praagh affirms his belief in the existence of a peaceful afterlife. Talking to Heaven also offers those who are grieving methods to recognize and positively deal with the pain of grief in a healthy, honest manner.

Part spiritual memoir, part case study, part instrumental guide, Talking to Heaven will change the way you perceive death and life.

Head over to read Debby’s review of this thought provoking book: Talking to Heaven by James Van Praagh – Review D.G. Kaye

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