When we truly like and appreciate someone, their little smile brightens our day. I'd like to thank John Hansen for always being so supportive and kind. He is one of the most generous persons I have ever met. I am forever thankful to him.
I bought a book by my favorite poet and friend, John Hansen, and I'm smiling. Thank you so much, John. Anyone who knows him will find the book extremely interesting. I've read nearly half of it. Nonstop! Then I decided to pause and suggest it to all of you. Anyone interested in purchasing it can get an ebook version from lulu.com.
Let's laugh a smile together!
I also ordered 'The Creative Exiles: An Anthology of Poems: Let the Words Speak.'
It is a book of poetry by John Hansen and the group of poets at The Creative Exiles. I am sure the book is excellent because I know the people who wrote it are amazing. If you want to buy it, you can find it on Amazon. I am super sure you will love it!
A few months ago, I was going through a rough phase of my life. I was quite depressed at the time and wasn't feeling well enough to post anything on HP. As those of you who know me know, I mostly try to publish positive and uplifting poems, but we are all human and can feel sad at times... At that time, John invited me to write on The Creative Exiles. There, I received a lot of love and support. I bought this book to show my love, respect, and support for the poets at The Creative Exiles, as well as for John.
Peace and Blessings!
Misbah, you are a dear friend and you humble me once again. ‘I Laughed a Smile’ was published quite a few years back and is a collection of my earlier poems from HubPages. It was my first attempt at self-publishing and I think my poetry has improved since then, but it is good to look back on our earlier work.
It is very thoughtful of you to purchase it as well as ‘Let the Words Speak’ by the poets at The Creative Exiles. Yes, it is a very kind and welcoming community there, and I am glad you felt that.
Thank you again.
Thanks Misbah for sharing John's book.I am surely going to check it out.Thanks John for being an inspiration to all.
Thanks for sharing, Misbah, this is so cool. John, you are an inspiration. I will have to get your critique when I finish my poetry book.
Janis, you are right; he is an inspiration. And best wishes for your poetry book.
Much Love and Blessings!
Hi Jan. it would be my pleasure to read and critique your book when finished.
should I do my book as well? been eyeing lulu for a meanwhile now.
just not sure if it will be great as a platform to publish my very first book.
Thanks for sharing Misbah!
That’s up to you, Gianella. If you use Lulu, you can still sell your book everywhere through Barnes and Noble, Amazon etc. but, I only used Lulu because at the time Amazon (Kindle) did not pay royalties by PayPal or bank deposit to Australia. They only paid by check and charged $8.00 processing for every check they sent out. It wasn’t worth it.
I think Amazon KDP would probably be better.
I see. Thank you John for sharing with me your insights on which platform is great to publish. I really appreciate it.
Hope you are doing well.
John, I was not aware of this publication (you are far too humble). I will look for it at Amazon.
Linda, thanks to Misbah, bringing this to surface after so many years we are in the process of reworking and improving ‘I Laughed a Smile.’ It isn’t available on Amazon As far as I know. The Apple book store, Barnes and Noble and Lulu have it I think.
The Creative Exiles book however is available on Amazon.
Thanks for sharing Misbah.
It's great to promote each other and I have no doubt that it's great, besides John's modest words stating it was from his earlier poems.
I've often thought about self publishing, but always think i need to have a bigger fan base first.
It takes alot to market these by ourselves.
Creative Exiles seems like I nice place. John has told me abiut it before, but I just haven't found the extra time yet to commit to it.
Great job John...we are all proud of you and love reading your work.
Bredz, thank you very much for sharing! Yes, The Creative Exiles is a lovely place with a wonderful community... Unfortunately, I haven't posted anything there in 2-3 months because I've been busy with creating my Medium profile and then taking some short courses. But I am always grateful for the love and support I received there.
Blessings and lots of love to you!
Thank you, Misbah, for sharing these books by John. I am sure they are interesting and super worthy of reading. Thank you, John, for writing these poem books. I really appreciate that.
Didn't even know all these existed. Thanks for sharing. John is my favorite HP poet also. Some of the poems he wrote in response to our requests are unforgettable. All his poems are worth reading again. Putting these on my shopping list. Thank you, John.
Thank you so much, Ms Dora. You are so sweet!
MsDora, you are too kind. Thanks to Linda, I may publish a book of ‘Poems From the Porch’ in the not too distant future. I just need to lock Mr Procrastinator in the basement.
That would be great to publish your series 'Poems from the porch' into a book soon. Sure lots will enjoy it. Hopefully I can buy one of your works soon.
The covers of both books are lovely, and I’m sure the poems inside are even better. Thank you for sharing the information, Misbah.
Thank you for sharing this, Misbah. I always enjoy reading John's poetry. He has a natural talent and an engaging sense of humour. His poems brighten up our days.
I didn't know about this book either, and yes John, you are my favorite poet. I will check Amazon. I was on this feed yesterday and never saw all these posts. At least I know now. Brenda, you are also an outstanding poet.
Hello Pamela. Thank you so much for your kind comment. I have been trying to revise 'I Laughed a Smile' on Lulu but have been having a few problems converting files etc. I will let everyone know when that is sorted. The Creative Exiles book is fine though.
Okay, for anyone interested, it looks like the ebook "I Laughed a Smile" is now revised and ready to go.
A special thank you to Misbah for all your help with the improved formatting etc.
You are awfully kind, John. I'm glad I could help.
May God continue to bless you and your family!
by BRENDA ARLEDGE 3 weeks ago
Hey there...John has written an article for the Word Prompt ~ Vacation.So get ready to plan your vacation...he even tells us a few destinations.Plua a tip...don't forget your passport. Take time to read his work herehttps://hubpages.com/literature/my-vacation-is-calling
by Misbah Sheikh 16 months ago
I won't be here for the next few days, but I really don't want to miss this opportunity. As I just read yesterday on Mr. Bill's blog that none of us truly knows when we will experience that last wondrous moment of our life. We shall not waste time and should live life to its fullest. John has...
by Misbah Sheikh 16 months ago
Don't forget to read this very beautiful story by John Hansen. Here's the link: https://hubpages.com/literature/Death-o … hort-StoryThanks a lot!
by BRENDA ARLEDGE 14 months ago
Don't Miss this inspirational collection of poems on Chance written by John Hansen. He takes us by the hand and shows us the true meaning of taking a chance. https://hubpages.com/literature/Never-L … -Encourage
by Rosina S Khan 2 months ago
Take a few minutes of your time to read this astounding article by John based on Brenda's word prompt, "Sacrifice." Here is the link to his article:https://hubpages.com/literature/sacrifi … ativity-64Hi John,This was a stunning article full of poems, quotes, short fiction and...
by Gianella Labrador 18 months ago
Sharing John's Response for this Weekly Word Prompt on Puzzles.Here is the link:https://hubpages.com/literature/The-Jig … ut-PuzzlesHe dedicates the first two to Brenda and Ron.Great response John as always! Your muse never fail to amaze us. I hope it never disappoint you too from here...
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