Wednesday, October 1, 2014



        Dr. Upma A. Sharma--India
        Michael Todd--United States
        John Loving III--United States
        David Coon--United States
        ayaz daryl nielsen--United States
        David J. Kelly--Ireland
        Jacob Shaver--United States
        Tom Davis--United States
        Elly Wouterse--Netherlands
Please welcome them to our community.  We now have representatives from the following countries--Australia, Botswana, Canada, Canary Islands, England, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Malawi, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Philippines, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States and Wales.  I look forward to expanding this list in the future. Thank you to everyone that has supported Whispers in any way.                                                            --Sincerely,  Karen

We have a world wide audience. If you are currently reading Whispers, please consider submitting a poem for consideration. You may contact Karen at for guidelines. Thank you.

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Peter Dome released his first book of poetry called Love, Life and Inspiration, a collection of poems written from the heart. It is suitable for everyone with a wide range of topics including, nature, wisdom and spirituality. Peter hopes his book will bring a lot of
pleasure to others. It is available at

Maralee Gerke has published a new book of poetry called A New Lexicon. If you are interested please ask for more information at

Jack Horne announces the release of his short story collection, Some Dark Tales. This e-book is currently available from, price £1.81, and, price $2.99

Zona Lawrence has a website called to help writers with hints and tips to be a better reader of his/’her work.  Please come to visit, learn and comment.

Sheri Stanley has opened a new web site and invites you to visit at: Please leave comments and visit often.

Shloka Shankar has a poetry page on Facebook called 'Shloka Shankar: a rasika's musings'. To read more of her poems, please visit:

Lisa DeVinney has a website for her devotional poetry called Lifting My Eyes, at

Carolyn Devonshire, Sandra Stefanowich and Jack Horne announce the release of their collaboration poetry book, Shades of Darkness and Light. This book is currently available from, price $2.50

Jack Horne announces the release of his debut novel, A Ghost Hunt: a paranormal romance. This book is currently available from, price $3.99

Karen O’Leary released Whispers, her first book of poetry in 2011, published by APF Publisher. It has been getting good reviews and is available at online at (Search Whispers under Karen O'Leary) or contact Karen at

John W. (Bill) Williams published a science fiction book that he also illustrated called The Dream Hill.  To order copies from Xlibris Company call 1-888-795-4274 or go to  The website provides sample pages of the book for interested readers.


Please consider supporting The Jokester and Creative Inspirations by sending stamps or other small donations to help with postage.  Thank you for considering this.                                                                                                     ---Karen

ayaz daryl nielsen's print publication bear creek haiku is always open for postal submissions, mail poetry to bear creek haiku, po box 3787, boulder, co, 80307, USA, 11 lines and less, include SASE. Can be contacted at, blog site is

Maurice J. Reynolds, the editor of the poetry publication Creative Inspirations, is seeking poetry 20 lines or less for his print magazine. Complete guidelines are available at  Stamps or cash donations would be appreciated to help with mailing costs.

Jean Calkins, editor: The Jokester, 2 pages of clean jokes free by email monthly, a forever stamp by snail mail (monthly or quarterly). Help bring smiles to shut-ins by contributing forever stamps. Even one stamp helps. Jean Calkins, 260 4th St., Waynesville, NC 28786-3762.

David Fox is seeking family-friendly poems for his magazine, The Poet's Art. Rates for the publication are $5 an issue or $20 for a 4 issue subscription. Checks should be made to cash.  Foreign contributors should pay $10 by international money order or American cash only.  Send submissions and  money for subscriptions to David Fox,171 Silverleaf Lane, Islandia, NY 11749 USA.

Whispers is always looking for new writers to join our community.  Please send family friendly poems 20 lines or less to  Complete guidelines posted 1/21/2013.  Thank you to everyone who has already contributed to the site.

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  1. Hi Karen. First, I want to say congratulations on Whispers reaching and passing the 70,000 view mark. Congratulations to all the poets and contributors. Thank you for making this a welcoming site to come and share, comment and meet other writers. Your hard work and dedication is tender and full of love. Thank you, as well, for all you do for the Creative Inspirations and To God be the Glory! Publications ministries, as well as for many others. You are a blessing. Continued blessings! -MJ

  2. Dear Maurice,

    Thank you for all your support and encouragement. You are such a light at Whispers! Yes, I am dedicated to our online journal as you are to Creative Inspirations. It's important to have venues for writers to share the gift of words. I really appreciate these lovely thoughts.


  3. I ditto Maurice's words Karen, You are a blessing. I would like to welcome Dr. Upma A. Sharma--India, Michael Todd--United States, John Loving III--United States, David Coon--United States, ayaz daryl nielsen--United States, David J. Kelly--Ireland, Jacob Shaver--United States, Tom Davis--United States and Elly Wouterse--Netherlands. You each will find this such a loving, encouraging and accepting community with our Editor Karen being the foremost.
    Sincerely, Charlene

  4. Dear Charlene,

    Thank you for your kind words and ongoing support. You are such a positive voice at Whispers. I appreciate all your encouragement and support.