Good Deeds Challenge Year 2, Week 21

Welcome to my second Year of Good Deeds, a challenge I set myself during April 2013. I decided to do at least one Good Deed a day for a whole year, now I an into my second year.

New Good DeedsDuring my week I’ll also being updating you on My Kindness Challenge which I’m also doing. I read about a new challenge to make the world a better place to live in. “Speak Kind Words, Receive Kind Echoes” see the inspiration on  The Kindness blog . During my learning process I’m donating money to charity for my slip-ups to make me work harder to achieve results. I earn no money from any of my book reviews, so having little to spare should focus my mind.

September 7th – Today it has been the turn of Victoria Steele on the Romancing September tour and her book As My Heart Beats – Beckoning, here is a link to her post

I’ve been in to work this morning to catch up on lots of paperwork and to leave the place tidy for my colleague.

September 8th – Cecily Gates promotes her book An Imaginary House by the Sea in todays Romancing September tour.

School is back and my Monday helping out at school starts again.

September 9th – It’s Debbie Peterson’s turn today with her book Spirit of the Knight.

Dropped of a birthday present to my God Daughter and picked up litter on the way home.

September 10th – June Kearns joins us on the Romancing September tour with her brilliant book The 20’s Girl, the ghost and All That Jazz.

I’m reading How I changed my Life by Shelley Wilson, this is my September treat read that I recently bought, I always like to give myself a treat after the summer holidays and the rush and stress of the return to school. Shelley tells us about Emotional Freedom tapping, a way to relieve stress particularly, here is a link to a website with a very useful video on tapping.

Walked to town to do my shopping it was such a lovely day I detoured through three parks and picked up litter along the way.

September 11th – Today we have some poetry on the Romancing September tour, Pamela Beckford chats about her book Love – Lost and Found.

Took two big bags full of books to the charity shop and found that several local book shops are having a sale. Who can resist?

September 12th – Adrienne Vaughan talks about her book The Hollow heart in today’s Romancing September.

Went back to the book shops, books at 50p were calling to me, staggered out with another 14 books, had the sales assistant helping me out taking books to the till so that I could browse some more. The sale goes on for another 2 weeks, so I intend going back for more. Visited the local country market and bought chutney and a cake.

September 13th – It’s Della Connor’s day today as she tells us more about Spirit Warriors: The Concealing in Romancing September.

Had a walk out this evening and picked up more litter. Have invited author Shelley Wilson to write a series of posts for October about changing your life for the better.


Romancing September #RomancingSeptember – Day 11

Romance September 2014 cover (1)

Welcome to Day 11 of Romancing September Across The World Tour. Today our guest is Pamela Beckford. Catch up with more from Pamela in a few hours with the second part of our tour when Stephanie chats to her.

Love Lost and Found Bookcover


1. Where is your home town?
I was born and raised in a small town in northeast Indiana. I’m still here but dream of going somewhere much warmer someday.
2. How long have you been writing romance?
I’ve only been writing poetry for about 14 months. I have tried other types of poetry, but always find my way back to poems centered around love.
3. What is your favourite sub-genre of romance?
I don’t really have an answer for this.
4. How many poems are in your book?
There are over 90 poems in this collection. They represent over a dozen different poetry forms.
5. What poetry styles have you used?  
While I do some free style poems and a smattering of rhyming poems, I really like all the different poetry forms that have been created. I love how it makes me chooses just the perfect word to express the emotion I am trying to convey because I’m limited by just a few syllables. I really like the tanka, dodoitsu, acrostic, oddquain, cinquain, triquain and so many more. I have put a glossary of the poetry forms in the book at the back for the reader’s convenience. Plus, I do label each poem so the reader knows which form it is.
6. Will we need a box of tissues to read your book?
Probably not. But I do hear a lot that you may need to take a cold shower or fan yourself after reading them.
7. Your book had a gorgeous cover, who designed it?
Thank you. I had the concept in my head, but didn’t have the technical capability of creating what my mind’s eye was seeing. I called upon a friend to photoshop a few images together and then the graphic designer I use in my day job pulled the rest of the cover together. I think she did a fabulous job and I’m really pleased with the cover.
8. Tell us about your other book of love poems
Dreams of Love was my first attempt at self-publishing. It was a smaller collection (just about 30 poems) and I have learned so much since then. The poems contained within its covers are filled with angst and unrequited love, but also a love that transcends life. The first book has garnered some awesome reviews and I’m proud of my first book.
9. Tell us what you are working on at the moment.
I‘m always writing it seems. I find phrases and words that I write down because they speak to me. Later I go back and think about how to create something from a phrase. I post a new poem many days on my blog, but always have more that I hold back for a new book. I’m not exactly sure of the direction of this new collection yet, but I will decide on that in the next few weeks. I’m hoping to publish my next book before Valentine’s Day 2015.
10. Where can readers find out more about you?
Pamela Beckford