Just updated my listing on the Poets and Writers Directory: https://www.pw.org/directory/writers/lb_sedlacek
Review of “Life after Wreck”: “I think anyone who has been through a traumatic situation can benefit from this book. You realize that your thoughts are normal… well, at least common. This memoir can help you realize that there really is life after the pain, the grayness. Very well written by an extremely talented lady who “grabs me” with everyone of her publications!” ~Cathy S.
The Mailbox of the Kindred Spirit is on the southern end of Sunset Beach. The mailbox is real. People leave letters, notes, mementos to loved ones that they miss for whatever reason.
It is the inspiration for my story about Ernie and Melody, who meet at a young age at a golf club in the mountains of North Carolina, where he works and where her mother works.
They grow up and grow apart, and she moves to Ocean Isle Beach. Eventually, he comes to a place where he tries to connect with her again. The mailbox plays an important part in their story.
The November issue of “Hill Rag” has published my poems on Pete’s Diner. Pete’s is a Diner on Capitol Hill. It’s right across the street from the Madison Bldg of the Library of Congress. They have great food! It was my honor to have my poems included. Check it out: https://issuu.com/capitalcommunitynews/docs/hill-rag-magazine-november-2020/84
“This book is a compilation of essays about writing, publishing, editing and surviving life as a writer and poet. You can read one essay in a sitting, and put the book aside until you have more time to read more. The essays do not have to be read consecutively – you can pick and choose which ones you want to read or not and/or which ones you want to read first, or last or in-between all the others.Writing is a difficult business, if you are trying to make a living of any sort with it. As many writers tend to be working on their own, if you can’t find writing opportunities then you need to try to make your own. Poetry is also a difficult business if you want to have any sort of success with it at all. You have to create your own opportunities with it as well. That’s what Whitman did with his poetry – he created his own success. His poems and his methods with publishing his poetry are the inspiration for the lead essay and this book.The lead essay involves how to read Walt Whitman, a must read for would be poets and poetry lovers to read and digest. How many even read Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass” all the way to the end? I’m still working on reading it – the whole thing, the Deathbed edition. He is the reason we have free verse in poetry. His very approach and success to poetry can teach would be poets and current poets a lot about how to succeed in this art, this field even today.I’m always looking for ways to make a living and make money with writing while also satisfying my overall need to write. My essays in this book, offer different insights into writing, publishing, editing and surviving as a writer and/or as a poet. I hope that they will give you ideas and encouragement towards your writing and publishing goals!” ~Joshua Grant
Read my micro fiction story “Keep Off the Tracks” https://spillwords.com/keep-off-the-tracks/
You can preview “A Sunless Sea” the follow up to the award nominated mystery, “The Glass River.”
New short story, just published: “Inspector 13”
The essays or articles in this new book are about writing, or marketing yourself as a writer. Navigating your life as a writer or poet, may be difficult. Do you have another job besides writing? Even if you have a writing related job, you are probably doing that to supplement your writer life income. There’s hope! At least, that’s what these essays are all about, how you can gel your regular work life with your work as a writer.
In this issue of Madness Muse Press, a new poem of mine, pleased to be included, here’s the link if you want to read the issue: https://madnessmusepress.com/2020/09/27/1224