Thursday, May 1, 2014



            Russel Sivey--United States
            Rita Odeh--Israel
            Shloka Shankar--India
            Asni Amin--Singapore
            Archana Kapoor Nagpal--India
            Jim Teeters--United States
Please welcome them to our community.  We now have representatives from the following countries--Australia, Botswana, Canada, Canary Islands, England, France, Germany, India, Israel, Malawi, 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.

Note--Ads due for June column by May 25


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

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

Rhoda Galgiani released Expressions From the Inside Out, a book of poetry in 2011. Rhoda's second book is a child's story entitled No Snow for Johnny in 2012. Both books are published by APF Publisher. They have received good reviews and is available online at and (search book titles or author's name at the appropriate website) or contact Rhoda 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 Pen, The Jokester, and Creative Inspirations by sending stamps or other small donations to help with postage.  Thank you for considering this.                      ---Karen

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.

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.

Arthur C. Ford, poet/editor of The Pen (Poetry Newsletter) is looking for new subscribers and submissions. See information
(click on guidelines).

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. Good luck to all the poets/authors who are coming up with their new books. Thanks!

  2. Dear Archana,

    Thank you for stopping by and sharing this encouraging comment. It's so good to have you hear at Whispers.


  3. Hello and God bless you and yours, Karen! Thank you for this exceptionally beautiful site where writers can share their words and connect with other writers. Thank you for advertising Creative Inspirations and the To God be the Glory! Publications ministry. I pray continued blessings upon you, your family and loved ones, fellow writers, contributors and friends, and all your writing endeavors! Congratulations and welcome to the new writers: Russel Sivey, Rita Odeh, Shloka Shankar, Asni Amin, Archana Kapoor Nagpal, and Jim Teeters. Welcome to Whispers. -MJ

  4. Dear Maurice,

    Thank you for your kind words and for welcoming our new writers. You are always so good about encouraging others. It's people like you that make Whispers possible. I appreciate all your support.