Colors Collected, by Celaine Charles
My debut poetry book, Colors Collected, is now up on Amazon and available to purchase. I can’t thank my readers and supporters enough. A shout-out to Kara Klotz from Channillo, for reaching out and extending her invitation to create my poetry series to begin with. And, going way back, I have to thank my family and their dedication to road trips through a gazillion state parks. All that nature and color stirred up a commotion inside, and it simply had to come out at some point! I am so proud of this book. Additionally, I am filled with gratitude to Anna Vowels for a beautiful cover design (her original painting and graphics). And to Palmetto Publishing Group for making this experience smooth, professional, and personal (answering my many questions). Of course, my husband, daughters, and son – as always, you are my rainbow.
So far, I am #31 in Best Sellers in poetry by women! WOW – Thank you supporters! https://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/books/10159402011/ref=pd_zg_hrsr_books
Dime Show Review Anthology, Volume 3, Issue 1, 2019
Thank you to Kae Sable for including my poem, The Secret to Life (From the Back of my Mind). What an honor to be recognized among all these amazing writers and poets!
Colors Collected is a poetry book created by demand of my amazing readers! It comes from my award winning poetry series, Colors, on Channillo.com. This series consists of 62 poems published last year as a challenge: two poems with a continuous thread about color, each week, for six months. The series is complete, and still live earning money through Channillo Charities for my charity of choice, Mary’s Place. It’s an organization providing help and support for families with children who are facing homelessness.
After being nominated and winning three awards: best new series, best continuing series, and best poetry series for the 2018 Channillo Awards, readers started asking, “Where can we buy the book?” So, I have chosen 31 of my favorite color-themed poems, and written a few more only available in this book. It will be available within a few weeks! I will add the link as soon as it’s available.
I can’t thank my readers enough for supporting me in this endeavor. Below is the link to the online series, Colors, Channillo, and as stated above, the link to my book, Colors Collected, will follow soon.
https://channillo.com/series/colors/ (Colors Series on Channill.com)
https://channillo.com/ (Channillo has authors publishing in every genre. For $4.99 per month, the price of a latte, you can choose to follow hundreds of authors).
Colors Collected: (launching the end of Summer 2019)
Here’s my book blurb on the back:
Colors Collected is a poetry debut from Pacific Northwest writer, Celaine Charles. Gathering thirty-one poems from her online poetry series, Colors, she has also penned new pieces to complete this picturesque book. Her hope is to inspire a celebration of color in her readers, encouraging them to slow down and notice the world around.
Celaine’s poems include whimsical insights about everyday life, from the softest shades to the boldest tints, to the wonderings of a world with no color at all:
“If I write these words, will they
Will children one day find
a poem about a tree,
at the vibrant color
described in a verdant forest glen?”