Saturday, February 22, 2020

Blog Tour ~ Dear Wallflower - Poetry and Prose by Sara Secora

Check out my stop on the blog tour for the poetry novel, Dear Wallflower by Sara Secora!

Dear Wallflower

by Sara Secora

Genre: Poetry

Release Date: February 2020


Indulge your sensibilities in curated poetry and prose found only off the beaten path. These sentimental vignettes are the portal to a world where clouds float in an endless river, wallflowers blossom with untamed iridescence, and love can awaken even the most dormant of hearts. Leave stonewall reserves behind and soar into the abounding highs of self-discovery. Unlock your imagination and open the storybook of your soul as you cross the great divide between romanticism and reality. The bewildering depths of spirit lie in wait for those brave enough to take that imperative first step within.

Poem Excerpt:

 I dumped my love into dirt holes 

hoping to plant a tree 
but what grew were brittle twigs 
and sad, unwanted weeds 
all along I simply thought it was just me 
that my love grew into pointless things 
it’s when I walked between the verdant trees 
admiring their grandeur and what I wished to be 
that the stones rattled in my chest as my foot slid 
into a hole I had never seen, in a place I had never been 
with only a drop left to give, I tipped my love in 
it sprouted into something more than I ever thought 
I could even be 
then flowers budded, 
reaching every one of my branches 
and I blossomed. 

About the Author

Sara Secora has a passion for all things gamer and nerdy, as evidenced on her YouTube channel, AviGaming. She is also a well-branded voice over artist.

Secora has always been in love with writing, and nearly a decade ago, she finally turned her talents to the arduous endeavor of authoring an exciting fantasy trilogy. Her whimsical stories are full of enchantment, mystique, and insight—destined to intrigue readers of any age. 

Secora lives in Detroit, Michigan, where she continues to explore old and new avenues for her talent and hard work.

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Author Guest Post:

What is your writing process like?

I began my author journey in 2016. To date, I’ve written four publications: two young adult fantasy novels (Throne of Lies and Untoward Awakening), a mental health based short story (Agoraphobic: Inside Out), and soon to release, a poetry/prose collection (Dear Wallflower). Interestingly, I learned that these various book genres vary drastically in the writing approach.

In my experience, the novels have been the most challenging of the bunch; requiring uncountable hours, higher investment cost, and a much more demanding determination ratio. My full-length novels with a word count ranging from 80,000 to 100,000 have always included years of diligence, focus, and a fair share of emotional battles with the imposter syndrome.

As a pantser writer, I’ve found that my stories take their own shapes as I dive into the fray. The depth of character arcs and shocking plot twists take form and surprise me as much as the reader. Remember, there is no “right” way to write. So long as empty pages are filled with words to paint a new story, that’s all a writer must do, and it matters none how they got to that necessary end.

However, the process for Dear Wallflower, my poetry and prose collection, was unlike any writing venture I’ve taken yet. While poetry set the start of my love to write, I found that much of my struggles with this new book endeavor was found in the visual direction. I’ve always leaned on my words to lift a story, but in this case, I needed a strong aesthetic and theme to back my words. That provided a new layer of consideration, and in the end, was a great new experience in bringing a book alive.

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