Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Interlude to Sentimental Me by Michael B. Judkins {Blog Tour Spotlight, Guest Post, and Giveaway}

Interlude to Sentimental Me 
by Michael B. Judkins

Book Description for Interlude to Sentimental Me Volume 2:

A collection of emotionally driven poetry that covers the story of pain, tribulations, happiness, self-esteem and self discovery through love and heartache. The Interlude will take readers on a journey of determination and imagery, which leads to the formation of
short stories and performance poetry.

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Book Description for Sentimental Me! Volume 1:

Sentimental Me – displays his ability to wrest good from bad, to display the courage to dig deep within himself to help others. Through an inspired melding of his unique voice and inspiring photographic images of nature, Michael provides the reader with a unique perspective of the human condition, inspiring others to follow their own creative paths without boundaries.

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Guest Post:

How to fall in love with your words by Michael B. Judkins

Have you ever experienced sudden dissatisfaction with your writing content? How about your subject title? Genre of writing? If so, hopefully, this will give some clarification or at least some suggestions to fall in love with your words. Although I refer to myself as an amateur writer in respect to the established writers in the world, I’m a published poet/author of 57 poems… it’s a level system (in my mind). Nevertheless, how did I fall in love with my words? I fell in love with my words simply by telling my own individual truth and journey of life. What’s that supposed to mean? 
 
Your words are a piece of a puzzle to your journey of life. If you're writing a poem that captures sentimental meaning to you, write the poem based from your own experience or someone close to you. In fact, tailor the writing piece to each character or characters using different elements and messages from your own life path. Wait, that’s what I do every time I write a piece. Wrong!

Sometimes, as writers, the fantasy consumes the majority of the writing without recognition of truth. For example, in one of my pieces, The Ten Line Poem (The Forest), I wanted to portray that I can write a short poem of ten lines and deliver a stellar message to my audiences. After three revisions, slamming my writing pad on the ground and sobbing my eyes out during the creative process, the piece didn’t make sense to me, or what I wanted to deliver. I was trying to be someone else in my writing style. 
 
So, by the fourth revisions, I walked outside of my apartment complex, and watched the trees in the moonlight. At that moment, the ten line poem was created. I used my own experience as a vessel to describe a tree in the Forest, alone and scared. How many people can relate to feeling alone and scared. Bingo! I fell in love with my words!! In conclusion, allow yourself to be yourself and write what moves you!


Author's Bio:

Michael Barry Judkins was born in the Bronx, New York, along with his four brothers and sisters. Michael’s childhood memories, although bittersweet, provided a rich foundation for him to draw upon later in life as an accomplished author.

Delightful memories of trips to the zoo or picking apples with his mother contrast greatly to daily reminders of what any hard-working family must battle in building a life in an urban setting. Domestic violence. Drugs. Gangs. All play their part in shaping a person – whether for good or bad is often an individual’s choice.

After spending years immersed in typical, reactive adolescent behaviors like skipping school, smoking and drinking, Michael began experimenting with other alternatives to developing new relationships and helping resolve social issues. As he took these first, proactive steps to be part of the solution, and not the problem, the germ of the idea for his first book – Sentimental Me – was born.

Graduating from high school a year early, and after a foray into the music business, Michael completed a BS degree in Human Services and MS in Mental Health Counseling. A daydreamer for as long as he can remember, Michael’s inability to forge a relationship with his beloved father before he passed when Michael was only two years old still haunts him today. His mother’s cherished memories of his father’s spirit and honored Armed Forces service, while providing some solace, also serve to make Michael wonder what might have been, if only…
Today, with several poetry collections and short stories in the works, Michael’s first release – Sentimental Me – displays his ability to wrest good from bad, to display the courage to dig deep within himself to help others. Through an inspired melding of his unique voice and inspiring photographic images of nature, Michael provides the reader with a unique perspective of the human condition, inspiring others to follow their own creative paths without boundaries.

Michael now resides in Allentown, P.A., and welcomes all readers to feel free to contact him at judkins_michal@yahoo.com to discuss your reaction to his work, or learn more about upcoming releases.

Connect with the author:  Website  ~  Twitter  ~  Facebook

Giveaway:​

Win a print copy of Interlude to Sentimental Me or a $15 Amazon gift card (Open to USA only) Ends July 16

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4 comments:

  1. Thanks Katie's Clean book collection for supporting my work... Michael Judkins

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  2. I'd love to read this. Thanks for hosting!

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