Moonlight Forgotten

Watching this photo trailer because it warms my heart — Forget Me Not — It’s a dirty secret story that I don’t find dirty at all. I love it, and it occupies about thirty-seven percent of my heart, which on ocassions such as now, can easily change to ninety-seven.  I started it as a college kid. I finished the first draft as a just finished college kid. And now as a I worked many jobs in the grown up world type of writing kid, I have decided to bring it back to life.  It needs work, and because of Wattpad and the people reading it there, I’ve been motivated to fix it up and keep it coming.  Thank you again for your support.

A New Young Poet


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ImageI think it is important to encourage the poetic voices of artists of all ages from wherever they reside in the world. So today, I am featuring a young writer named Priyeta from with a link to her poem, Minds.  Priyeta, who hails from Bangladesh, shared some wonderful thoughts with me yesterday, and in turn, I’m sharing them with you. Thank you again, Priyeta.


Priyeta Saha is a name that many people can’t pronounce properly, a name that belongs to a 16 years old teenager who lives in a small but beautiful country, Bangladesh. I have the best family, the best friends and the best grades. But something that completes my life are my thoughts about my surroundings which I try to put into words in the best way possible for me!

The very first poem of my life was “Marvel” that I wrote when I was in Class 6. It kind of intrigued me into writing more poems which I did later on.  However, I chose “Minds” to feature here because it deals with a very interesting and diverse topic. The people who will read this poem will be able to categorise it in their own minds.

When I started writing, I don’t think I was inspired by anyone. It actually just happened. It came from the core of my heart and it still does. Though Rabindranath Tagore and Charles Dickens are respectively my favourite poet and writer. Their writing amuses me every time I go through it. Of course, I generally like to read anything that engages my mind totally.

I would like to publish my book of poetry if I get the chance.  If I have to describe myself as a writer in one word, I would prefer the word “adventurous.”  I don’t think I am that much experienced to give advice to other people. Still, I would like to say that poetry or any other piece of writing is a forum to exhibit your creativity. Try to make the best use of it and learn from the criticism of your readers. This will expand your horizons to their limits.


Thank you, Priyeta.  

Please enjoy Minds at Priyeta’s author page on Wattpad.

Thank you for reading and supporting our young writers of the world. Reblog if you’d like to share her story too.

More featured authors to come.

– Allison

**Abstract Painting by Varinder Pal Singh 

The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling)


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Robert Galbraith’s new novel, The Silkworm, is available for pre-sale on Amazon. As much as I feel for J.K. Rowling and her disappointment due to the exposure of her pen name, I’m happy I discovered her new work because of it. Under her Galbraith pseudonym, Rowling writes about Detective Comoran Strike and his assistant Robin Ellacott.  On this adventure, he’s out to find the killer of a writer, Owen Quine.  I look forward to reading the second book in her series. The first was a gem.  I like that she’s continuing to write under the Galbraith name for this series.  As mentioned in my earlier article, you know what you’re getting.





I like this author. Like her, I did not fall in love with YA until I was in college. I was such a little literary snob when I was a kid. I’m so happy to have opened my eyes. Coming-of-age stories allow us to be reborn and recharge, and I love it!

Originally posted on chasingthecrazies:

2014 is the year for amazing releases. One I’m particularly looking forward to is Kate Brauning’s HOW WE FALL. Mystery and intrigue all tied together with a forbidden romance, COUNT ME IN. In anticipation of this release, I’m thrilled to share the cover reveal for what looks like a stunning debut.

So without further ado, here is the cover of HOW WE FALL…


He kissed her on a dare. She told him to do it again.

Ever since Jackie moved to her uncle’s sleepy farming town, she’s been flirting—a bit too much—with her cousin, Marcus. She pushes away the inevitable consequences of their friendship until her best friend, Ellie, disappears, and the police suspect foul play. Just when she needs him most, Marcus falls for the new girl in town—forcing Jackie to give a name to the secret summer hours she’s spent with him. As she watches the mystery around…

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What do J.K. Rowling, Stephen King, and Joyce Carol Oates Have in Common?


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They’ve all used pen names.  But this subterfuge doesn’t end with Rowling, King or Oates.  According to Belinda Pollard, self-publishing and writing advice blogger at, “Romance author Nora Roberts writes erotic thrillers as JD Robb. Horror and fantasy novelist Kim Wilkins uses the name Kimberley Freeman for women’s fiction. Some authors also separate their novels from their non-fiction by changing names.” Belinda, also a writer and professional editor, thinks all this may be too much work. Keeping separate accounts and enlisting followers in more than one place does seem tiresome, but the idea appeals to me.

Doris Lessing, Julian Barnes, and Joyce Carol Oates are among many acclaimed writers who have quietly pursued their art under a fake name,” Anna Maxted (Telegraph, UK) explains in an article about J.K. Rowling’s recent use of the pseudonym, Robert Galbraith.   Rowling, who according to her website found the experience liberating, was not happy with the leak.  “To say that I am disappointed is an understatement. I had assumed that I could expect total confidentiality from Russells, a reputable professional firm, and I feel very angry that my trust turned out to be misplaced,” she told the Associated Press.  Rowling, like Stephen King who wrote seven novels under the name Richard Bachman, are celebrity authors.  It can be gathered that their motivation to remain anonymous is to see how they fair removed from the lens of fame.  Money is theirs upon recognition but so is expectation.  But in these times, even the every-other-day blogger and ebook writer with any amount of fan base lives with the latter.  It is not necessary to write under more than one name, but if you’d like to write in different genres, I say why not?  No matter how small a following you have, your readers expect a certain type of writing when they see a certain name. 

I have therefore decided to try something out. I like writing in several genres. I’ve been told to pick one and stick to it. What for? I’m a writer. I have stories falling out of my head, dripping out  of my ears, and singing me to sleep at night.  I tend to lean in a handful of directions rather than a bucket full, but one type. It’s not going to happen. Not with me anyway.  So instead of trying to crush my writer’s sprit, I am going to do what many others have in the past, except for one thing. I’ll let you all know it.  Most people won’t care. They’ll only want to read and be done with it.  Some people are keen on facts and who’s who. That’s fine by me too.

So with all that said, I welcome  –

Allison Chaney – Poetry, Literary Fiction, Screenwriting, Blogging

Allison Whitmore – YA Romance, Historical Romance, Chick Lit

A.V. Arden – YA Fantasy  (usually but not always includes my two writing partners Virginia and Grace)

Done.   Confusing?  Self-imposed Dissociative Identity Disorder?  That’s fine. I’m a writer. I’m supposed to be a little nuts anyway.  For now, this is an experiment.  I can’t wait to try it out.  Cheers.



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