Thrilled to announce that This Is Lockdown is now on pre-order via Amazon.
It is a compilation and anthology of diaries, writings (from the Isolation writers,) flash fiction, poetry and short stories.
Special Pre-order kindle purchase link – Amazon UK – Only £1.99
(Also available for free on Kindle Unlimited.)
and to purchase Amazon USA: https://www.amazon.com/This-Lockdown-COVID19-Diaries-Fiction-ebook/dp/B08CD1MCFB
It is set out in two parts:
Part one includes my personal diaries and poetry during lockdown, the ‘isolation writers’ discussing the impact of this extraordinarily stressful time on their lives, poems and writings from authors, bloggers and a piece from Jane Horwood and Melissa Santiago-Val about their fabulous fundraising mask venture for the NHS.
Look at these:
Part two continues with my writings during lockdown: poetry, short stories, (including my YA short story The Poet’s Club, and flash fiction plus a more mature Love Affair, (short piece set post virus.)
The wonderful contributors are:
Richard Dee, (Sci Fi , Steampunk, Amateur Detective author,) Catherine Fearns, (Amazon Bestselling Author of Police Procedural/Mysteries and Music Journalist,) Lynn Fraser, (Author,) Jackie Carreira, (Writer, musician, designer and aspiring philosopher,) Willow Willers, (Poet and writer,) Sharon Marchisello, (Murder Mystery, Financial non-fiction,) Fi Phillips , (Author, Copy Writer) Jeannie Wycherley, (dark stories, suspense, horror,) Chantelle Atkins, (urban fiction, teen/YA,) Tracie Barton-Barrett, (Speaker/author,) Peter Taylor Gooby, (Crime, Love Stories, Political Fiction,) Ritu Bhathal, (Chick Lit romance, poet,) Alice May , (Author, Artist and Speaker,) Miriam Owen, (Blogger and Doctural Researcher,) Drew Neary and Ceri Williams (Ghost Horror, Supernatural,) Katherine Mezzacappa, (Historical Fiction/Romance,) Sally Cronin, (huge supporter of indie community/blogger/author) Debby Gies (D G Kaye), (Memoirist/NonFiction,) Adele Marie Park, (Fantasy, horror, urban fantasy,) Marian Wood, (blogger, poet and writer.) Samantha Murdoch, (Writer, Blogger,) Beaton Mabaso (blogger, African storyteller.).Frank Prem (Poet, Author,) Anne Goodwin (Author, Book Blogger) Sherri Matthews (Writer, Photographer, Blogger,) and Jane Horwood and Melissa Santiago-Val – Community Masks 4 NHS
It has been quite a learning curve for me – my first compilation/anthology!
The formatting was a challenge. There are lots and lots of photographs in this collection. The majority are observational photos I’ve taken during allowed walks of all manner of things including concrete frogs hidden below bridges…. and my thoughts about why this fellow is there… So mysterious…
There are also lovely kitty photos from my good friend Samantha Murdoch… Now that’s a face! Poor Charlie, kitty, what is the matter?
As well as fetching author photos… and masked up photos from myself, Beaton, and the Masks4NHS venture.
Anyway, it is a true account of my observations, and the thoughts of authors, bloggers and creatives from the UK, US, Canada, Italy and Zimbabwe.
Wherever we are, we are all feeling it. This time unites us in a way that we could never have imagined.
Stay safe and well.
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Great job Marje.. all set 13th and 18th…hugsxx
Thank you so much Sally looking forward to it. 🙂
So exciting, Marje! You’ve worked so hard on this, I’m thrilled and delighted to have my piece featured alongside so many wonderful contributions and alongside such talent. And I love my mask! I’ve shared on Twitter and FB and linked in my blog post at The Summerhouse, out shortly. And of course, I’ve pre-ordered, can’t wait! Big hugs, you deserve it! <3
Hi Sherri. Yes I am so excited for this! So thrilled to have your piece in the book and glad you love your mask. Thank you for pre-ordering. Hugs, and thanks, Marje <3 x
It’s wonderful, Marje. I’m so thrilled too, thank you again for this amazing opportunity. I’ll be keeping an eye out for launch date etc! Hugs back to you…and as always, keep safe! <3 xxx
Woohoo, looking good Marje. Thrilled to be part of your project. We’re set for Juy 24th! Should be a fun twist doing the Q and A for a twist. 🙂 <3
Yes what fun. Looking forward to it Debby <3 x
Me too <3
This looks great and you all got it together so quickly! Will certainly pre-order and if you ever do anything similar and would like a contribution from me, please let me know.
Oh, thank you so much. Will do Jessica if you like I could add you to the FB promo group. 🙂
Not sure what the FB promo group is? But by all means add me if you think its appropriate for me to there, not having contributed to the book. Must warn you I’m not terribly active on social media, as I’m trying to prioritise writing…Have pre ordered the book.
Hi Jessica, no problem, its mainly for contributors but a few others are members too. Small, friendly private group. Thank you for pre ordering. Appreciate it. 🙂
This is awesome, Marje! Cheers and best wishes to all. 🙂
Aww thank you Natalie. 🙂
This is looking good, Marje. You worked so hard for it. 🙂
Thank you Miriam. Yes it’s been a lot of hard work but rewarding too. 🙂
Doing hard work of something you enjoy doing is energizing. Yes, the reward is exciting and fulfilling also. Congrats, Marje. 🙂
So true! By the way I just finished your poetry collection. Loved it will put up a review soon Miriam. 🙂
Thank you, Marje. I appreciate that. I have your first book to read also. 🤗
You’re welcome. My first book is very different! Hope you enjoy. 🙂
I’m sure I will, Marje! 🙂
If you like dark and light if will appeal. 🙂
How wonderful, Marje. What great reading for our time of isolation. Congrats to all the authors. 🙂
Thank you Diana. Like so much of my writing life it was unplanned but very welcome. My first anthology/compilation. 🙂
Such an innovative idea Marjorie, so excited to be part of this work along with so many wonderful people 💜💜💜
Have shared this on twitter but couldn’t find the re-blog button? xxx
Oh how odd I will have to check. Thanks for letting me know Adele. 🙂
Hi Adele. I had to add a new set of sharing buttons as I no longer have a reblog button. xxx
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