Book Review: Mr. Sagittarius: Poetry and Prose by M J Mallon

Thank you so much to Miriam Hurdle for this lovely 5 star review of Mr. Sagittarius. Thrilled. ❤

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My book review of Mr. Sagittarius: Poetry and Prose by M J Mallon.

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Mr. Sagittarius: Poetry and Prose by [M J Mallon, Alex Marlowe]My Review

In Mr. Sagittarius, M J Mallon told the story of the twin brothers, Harold, and William, and their sister Annette. The brothers shared the magic of the little creatures and the natural beauty in the botanical garden.

Harold and William loved sitting on a bench under a golden weeping willow tree. After Harold passed away, William sat on the bench grieving for his loss. A dragonfly came to visit him, and he felt as if he had a conversation with the dragonfly. He went back to his flat unhappily toward Annette, his sister who cared for him. Annette confronted him that the twins only cared for each other and neglected her. William apologized, and they hugged each other. Before the night was over, Annette knitted a rainbow hat for William which he would love for…

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Sunday Book Review, Mr. Sagittarius – Prose and Poetry by MJ Mallon

Sunday Book Review features a whimsical tale – Mr. Sagittarius by Marjorie Mallon Prose and Poetry

Source: Sunday Book Review, Mr. Sagittarius – Prose and Poetry by MJ Mallon

Q & A with D.G. Kaye features author Marjorie Mallon – Mr. Sagittarius

Thank you so much for this beautifully presented Q & A Debby. I’m over at Debby’s blog today promoting my new release of poetry, prose and photography. Do pop over to find out more about Mr. Sagittarius. http://dgkayewriter.com/q-a-with-d-g-kaye-featuring-marjorie-mallon-and-mr-sagittarius/

Meet the Author: Mr. Sagittarius by M J Mallon – Meet The Authors

I’m being featured on Camilla Down’s blog MTA do pop over to read her beautifully presented post about my books, my life and me!

http://meetingtheauthors.com/2020/03/28/meet-the-author-mr-sagittarius-by-m-j-mallon/

Thank you to my Blog Tour Hosts!!!! Mr. Sagittarius Poetry and Prose

A huge thank you to all my blog tour hosts:

  • Samantha Murdoch and Charlie the cat:

https://samanthamurdochblog.wordpress.com/

  • Charli Mills at Carrot Ranch:

Mr. Sagittarius Blog Tour

  • Sherri Matthews:

Book Tour With Author M J Mallon And Mr Sagittarius

  • My book cover designer, Rachael Ritchey who did an amazing job. The cover is entered in Author Shout book cover awards more news about that soon.

New Release! Poetry & Prose: Mr Sagittarius by M J Mallon

  • Colleen Chesebro with a blog tour post and 5 star review:

2020 Conversations with Colleen ~ Featuring Author, M. J. Mallon @Marjorie_Mallon

COLLEEN’S 2020 #BOOK #REVIEWS – “Mr. Sagittarus,” BY AUTHOR, MJ Mallon, @Marjorie_Mallon

  • Jacquie Biggar:

Mr. Sagittarius by M J Mallon #NewRelease #Poetry

  • Ritu Bhathal with a blog tour post and five star review:

Mr Sagittarius Blog Tour

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/customer-reviews/R6F3XI7JPH3UW/

 

And to Willow who closes off my official tour but has been such a supportive soul sharing all the blog tour posts everywhere! She has been such a help. ❤

https://willowdot21.wordpress.com/2020/02/23/marjorie-mallons-blog-tour-for-mr-sagittarius-day/

Thank you also to Sally Cronin who featured me in her Smorgasborg Daily with wonderful bookish company: https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2020/02/19/smorgasbord-blogger-daily-wednesday-february-19th-2020-history-john-w-howell-booktour-charli-mills-with-m-j-mallon-spotlight-james-j-cudney-with-sandra-j-jackson/

And to Sally Cronin, Debby Gies, Ruchira Khanna, and Richard Dockett who will also be featuring me. I appreciate you all.

Please do support these authors/bloggers they are the best.

Thank you also to all of you who have already bought a copy. ❤ xxx And twitter friends who have been sharing like mad for me!!!

I will be donating the first month’s ebook royalties to the Australian bush fires. More about the charity to be selected soon once I count up the coffers… and see how much I have to donate. 

 

Buying links:

Amazon Kindle UK

(Paperback to launch soon!)

 

Amazon USA:

Marjorie Mallon’s Blog Tour for Mr. Sagittarius. Day.

Thank you to Willow for this lovely blog tour post/author interview for Mr. Sagittarius. It is the last day of my tour and who better to share a cuppa with? Willow has been such a support throughout the whole tour. Can’t thank her enough.

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Hi everyone guess who has come to join me today for a cuppa,

and a chat about her latest Blog Tour. Yes it my dear friend Marjorie Mallon.

Marjorie how are you today? Here get comfy, help yourself to some cake and let’s have a nice chat.

Just before we start a little Birdie has told me that your Dad is 91 years young today so let’s wish him a very Happy Birthday!

What gave you the idea for this book?

I think my lunchtime wanders in the Cambridge Botanical Gardens played a considerable part in creating this book. The beauty of the trees, flowers and the magical creatures of the garden: particularly a visit from a robin, and a dragonfly encouraged me to write Mr. Sagittarius. Moreover, my tendency to ‘people watch’ had a huge impact on the creation of my two main characters: Harold and William. I…

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Mr Sagittarius Blog Tour

Thank you to Ritu for this blog tour post for Mr. Sagittarius.
Pop over to read a short excerpt… and to find out more.
The first month’s royalties of the ebook will be donated to the Australian bush fires.

But I Smile Anyway...

I am very pleased to welcome a long standing friend and fantastic author to my blog today – Marjorie Mallon!

Marje has a brand new release out now: Mr Sagittarius; a collection of poetry and prose.

Let me hand over to Marje, to tell you a little about the book, and you are lucky enough to even get an excerpt at the end of this post, too!

Mr. Sagittarius is a collection of poetry, prose and photographic images inspired by the botanical gardens in Cambridge. It features a variety of my photos including: trees, a robin and a dragonfly! As well as this there are several stories, and even some Halloween poems!

I doubt I would have created Mr. Sagittarius if it wasn’t for these two amazing ladies: Colleen Chesebro (for her weekly poetry challenges and Charli Mills – Carrot Ranch (flash fiction challenges.) Both ladies have been a huge…

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Mr. Sagittarius: Poetry and Prose #release #poetry #prose #photography

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Blurb

Who Is Mr. Sagittarius?

And what is his connection to twin brothers, Harold and William?

When Harold dies he leaves a simple memorial request

Will his sister Annette honour it?

Or, will the magic of the garden ensure that she does.

A magical story expressed via poetry and prose with photographic images.

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Mr. Sagittarius is a collection of poetry, prose and photographic images inspired by the botanical gardens in Cambridge. It features a variety of my photos including: trees, a robin and a dragonfly! As well as this there are several stories, and even some Halloween poems!

I doubt I would have created Mr. Sagittarius if it wasn’t for these two amazing ladies: Colleen Chesebro (for her weekly poetry challenges and Charli Mills – Carrot Ranch (flash fiction challenges.) Both ladies have been a huge source of inspiration and encouragement.

Mr. Sagittarius is a magical celebration of the natural world, a story about the circle of life, with an emphasis on the changing seasons of the year and sibling relationships.

Huge thanks to my amazing cover designer and formatter: Rachael Ritchey who has an amazing job creating the ebook, paperback cover and graphics.

The first month’s royalties from the ebook will be donated to the Australian bush fire charity.

The kindle copy is available to preorder now on Amazon and releases February 16th 2020: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B084DQV3HW/

There will be a blog tour starting on 16th February!

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Contents include:

THE GOLDEN WEEPING WILLOW (story and poem plus photo of a dragonfly)

GOLDEN WILLOW TREE (poem and photo)

ROBIN: ETHEREE (poem and photo)

LIFE LESSONS FROM BUDDHA (poem)

LIFE LESSONS FROM CATS – poem – (photo image via Samantha Murdoch)

FROWNING TREE(poem and photo)

RAINBOW CHILD – story – (image of Tourmaline crystal via Samantha Murdoch)

FRIENDS FOR TEA (poem)

THE CANDY CORN MONSTER (Halloween poem)

CANDYFLOSS CRITTER (Halloween poem)

MR GHOST WITH EASE (Halloween poem)

DREAMING AT HALLOWEEN (Halloween poem)

ODE TO LOVE –ETERNAL (Ghost/love poem)

LOVE TAKEN BY DEATH: DIAMANTE (poem)

GHOST: SEPTOLET (Ghost poem)

A FACE ON BARK: ETHEREE (poem)

LOLLIPOP SUNSHINE TREE (poem and photo)

FOR MR. SNOWMAN (poem)

SERENA’S CHRISTMAS BUBBLE MONSTER (humorous story and photo)

BUBBLY SNOWMAN KISSES (poem)

THAT TWINKLE IN HER EYES IS MAGIC (poem)

THE OLD MAN OF SNOW AND THE SNOW SNAKE (story)

MY HEART IS A CAVE (poem)

Mr. SAGITTARIUS(story)

Mr. SAGITTARIUS DIED THIS DAY IN THIS SNOW DROP GARDEN(poem/prose/photo of snow drops.)

Love (story)

Author Bio:

I write YA Fantasy/Paranormal novels, Horror/Ghost short stories and multi-genre flash fiction as well as micro poetry – haiku and Tanka. I share book reviews, poetry, flash fiction, photography and inspirational details of my writing journey at my lovely blog home: https://mjmallon.com/

I’m a member of two professional writing groups: The Society of Children’s Writers and Book Illustrators and Cambridge Writers

As well as this I run a supportive group with fellow Administrator D G Kaye on Facebook: Authors/Bloggers Rainbow Support Club

I work as a Receptionist/Event organiser for an international sixth form and live in Cambridge, England.

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Publishing Imprint

More from M J Mallon:

YA Fantasy:

The Curse of Time Book 1 Bloodstone

http://mybook.to/TheCurseofTime

Coming in 2020

YA Fantasy:

The Curse of Time Book 2 Golden Healer.

Short Stories in Anthologies:

Bestselling horror compilation –

Nightmareland edited by Dan Alatorre –

“Scrabble Boy” (Short Story)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1702784886/

Ghostly Rites Anthology 2019 –

“Dexter’s Creepy Caverns” (Short Story)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ghostly-Rites-2019-Plaisted-Publishing/dp/1705367402/

Ghostly Writes Anthology 2018 –

“Ghostly Goodbye” (Short Story)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07JMHWMZN/

Cover Reveal : Mr Sagittarius – Poetry and Prose #Tanka #Tuesday #Poet’sChoice #Coverreveal #Poetry #Prose

 

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First of all, a big thank you to Colleen for encouraging me to write poetry with her Tanka Tuesday prompts.

Without this encouragement I doubt I would be producing a poetry/prose book.

Also, if I hadn’t joined my current employ who offer free Botanical Gardens passes I doubt I would be either!

A combination of influences and prompts: writing, poetry and photography have helped me create Mr. Sagittarius – Poetry and Prose. This collection celebrates the wonder and the magic of the natural world and the circle of life represented by the enigma of twin brothers Harold and William. Who are they really?

The book is a mix of poetry, short stories and my photography plus I hope to add a couple of images generously donated via friend and blogger: Samantha Murdoch’s son Alex Marlowe.

I’d like to extend a huge thank you to Rachael Ritchey for producing such a wonderful ebook cover so quickly. I’m thrilled with the result and look forward to working with her to produce the paperback in due course.

So here is my Tanka:

 

Hey, what’s happening?

My new book project that’s what!

Poetry and Prose

Mr. Sagittarius

So loves the natural world.

 

I will be releasing the book as soon. It is my intention to donate my royalties from the first month’s sale of the ebook to the Australian bush crisis. 

So with that in mind, please let me know below if you’d like to part of my blog tour. The more the merrier! 

If you could reblog and share this post widely I would be so grateful!

Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 159, #Poet’sChoice

 

Buy Book: myBook.to/TheCurseofTime

Unique Selling Point: Unique, Imaginative, ‘Charming, enchanting and richly layered this is purely delightful.’

“This delightful book will appeal to teens and young adults who love stories filled with magical crystals, dark family curses, and mysteries waiting to be solved around every corner. Each chapter leads you on a journey of discovery where Amelina earns the right to use three wizard stones to reset the balance of time and finally break the curse that holds her family hostage. A captivating tale!” – Colleen M. Chesebro (Editor)

Social Media Links

Authors Website: https://mjmallon.com
Collaborative Blog: https://sistersofthefey.wordpress.com
Twitter: @Marjorie_Mallon and @curseof_time
#ABRSC: Authors Bloggers Rainbow Support Club on Facebook
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17064826.M_J_Mallon

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