April Promotions, Contests, Mindset & the fast fading effects of time on dreams and reality.

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It’s such a beautiful Friday afternoon in the making here in the Midwest. These are the days that fill my memories with the little comforts that I carry forward from the past. These are the days that make one feel invincible, where nothing feels impossible and nothing can possibly hold one back; where dreams are born and furthest from where they go to die.

These are the days I long to enjoy, fresh embers in what feels like a flickering fade oasis race to the finish line. Although these days are rare and are usually very short-lived, these are the flowers amongst the trash we seek out in our wayward reach towards fulfillment.

Pursue your passion.
Pursue your passions.

I’ve been gaining a lot of exposure recently from AuthorWeek for Ghost in the Reflection-Letters to Erin, my second full-length collection released in February 2020. I appreciate the amazingly great descriptions they use for their tweets which have been blasting out three a day all week long. So allow me to return the favor and say to anyone reading to give their e-zine a read and website a read through, it’s as the name infers about authors and recent publications, and has a pretty solid list of recommended good reads for one to check out.

Poetry of James F. Miller II 2021 Logo
the 2021 Poetry of JFM II Logo

Both Valedictorian of the Bottom-Feeders and 21 Reasons/Lies have been steadily gaining sales each week. I’m eager to read some reviews for either collection and both really need some reviews posted to continue gaining momentum of any kind on Amazon. So please, if you’ve read and enjoyed or even if you read and disliked either of the collections, please share your review of it on Amazon. The more reviews a book gets the more reads it continues to gain and I’m in the writing business, getting read is ultimately my end goal.

SO all this being said, I have a few promotions to announce. The first one is a free ebook giveaway via Amazon of A Footnote for Tomorrow. This will run from 8 am on April 20th, 2021the two-year anniversary of its release and my writing debut after two decades of silence. This effort will come to an end on April 24, 2021. I encourage you to grab a copy if you haven’t already purchased one, granted it may be a digital copy, but you can’t beat the price….FREE! Of prices, Amazon is offering the paperback edition of A Footnote for Tomorrow for the great price of $4.81 USD. So, take full advantage of this, I can’t even get my own personal copies for that sweet of a price!!

AFFT Red Sky Hitch Cover
Main front cover used for A Footnote for Tomorrow

The second promotion will be for the current release, 21 Reasons/Lies. It’s another Amazon/Kindle provided promo that will see the ebook at $0.99 USD for April 25 until the 27th, then at $1.99 USD until it returns to its regular price of $2.99 USD on April 30th. Again I understand it’s a digital copy, but it is still a copy. Take advantage of these promotions, save yourself a few dollars.

21 Reasons/Lies Official book cover
Official front cover of 21 Reasons/Lies 1st ed.

My third promotional effort of April 2021 will be a contest to try to encourage some more necessary book reviews to be written. Essentially to enter it will require a new review of either of my two above-mentioned chapbooks or either of my two full-length collections. My thought is that for every 10 reviews posted on Amazon in April, I will surrender a signed copy of my forthcoming third full-length collection, A Lesser Man, a few weeks in advance of its release date to the best-written reviews of my published works.

I will have some audio files to upload soon of a few of the poems recently released along with a meme or two I’ve created from those works. Keep your eyes open for those and other oddities in clothing I will be uploading to the store very soon. Happy poetry month! Be sure to share with another’s eyes and encourage some new souls to write reviews. I’ll announce the winners at contest conclusion in a few weeks.

About Post Author

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James (Jim) Miller was born in the late 1970s in a rural, little, northern Indiana farm community. He grew up between Indiana, Florida and a short stint in the New York area. He attended Vincennes University (Indiana) where he majored in English-Creative Writing, Journalism and Music-Audio Recording. During his time as a student, he held an editor position for 4 semesters at the university newspaper, The Trailblazer. James is a lifelong writer, a lover of new experiences, people and travel. Currently, he is employed as an auto factory assembly worker and part-time cook in Indiana. A couple of earlier poems of his were published in The Tecumseh Review (Vincennes University) in 2000 and various anthologies between 1997 and 2000. He releases a regular poetry series "Ghost in the Reflection" every other week on Channillo.com and on April 20th, 2019, his debut solo collection "A Footnote for Tomorrow" released and remains available for purchase.
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