Tuesday, July 1, 2014



        Ronald Grognet--United States
        Kelly Deschler--United States
        Paul Callus--Malta
        James Fraser--Scotland
        Keith O. J. Hunt--Canada
        Robert Lindley--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, Malta, New Zealand, Nigeria, Philippines, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, 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 gksm@cableone.net for guidelines. Thank you.

Note--Ads due for August column by July 25


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

Rita Odeh released a new book of haiku called Buds of Dream. More information regarding the book is available at: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/9865804093

Sheri Stanley has opened a new web site and invites you to visit at: www.poetryandbeyond.net 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: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shloka-Shankar-a-rasikas-musings/745965042120215?ref_type=bookmark

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

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 eTreasuresPublishing.com, price $2.50 http://jmhorneghosthunt.blogspot.com/

Jack Horne announces the release of his debut novel, A Ghost Hunt: a paranormal romance. This book is currently available from eTreasuresPublishing.com, 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 www.lulu.com (Search Whispers under Karen O'Leary) or contact Karen at gksm@cableone.net

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 www.Xlibris.com  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

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.

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 www.tgbtgpublictions.com  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. jcalkins01@charter.net

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

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

Ads are placed by the underlined names. Whispers has not verified the accuracy of all the information. 


  1. Welcome to all the new writers this month! Thank you to all the contributors that placed ads. Please check out their sites, publications, and publication opportunities. It is my desire to have the site reach beyond the boarders of Whispers to provide additional opportunities for writers and contributors. I hope you consider leaving a comment or two to support the people that have taken time to send in an ad. Writing is a gift to be enjoyed!

    Best wishes,

  2. Thank you Anna-Marie Docherty for the following--

    Dip your toes and paddle a while you'll soon be loving the warm waters as you swim off into the depths... People worldwide here are offering a huge amount of time, support and kindness. My thanks to those who I have gotten to read so far, your works are varied in content and structure and it doesn't matter what stage you are in your writing as we all have to follow the path and there is a good mix here that keeps us coming back! Thank you all for sharing your inspiration and encouragement and Karen for giving us a place to do just that - also!

  3. Dear Anna-Marie,

    Thank you so much for your kind words. There are so many talented people like you that make Whispers possible. I appreciate your warm encouragement of others and your ongoing support.


  4. I am very fortunate and blessed to be a part of "Whispers!" Karen O'Leary has created a place where not only the goodness of poetry flows, but the joy of friendship also impacts the life of many. I have met many people at this site as well as read some great poetry. To be a part of such a wonderful circle is nothing short of breathtaking. Thanks you, Karen for all you do for poets and the writing community. I am certainly grateful for all you do for "Creative Inspirations" and "Whispers." Continued blessings, dear friend! -MJ

  5. Dear Maurice,

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments. I appreciate your ongoing support and encouragement. It is people like you that make Whispers possible. Wishing you continued success with Creative Inspirations. It is a wonderful magazine.


  6. I'd like to extend a warm welcome to all the new writer's that have joined us here at Whisper's. Karen runs a lovely site here and there is a pleasant atmosphere amongst the writers to share and support one another's poetry. I hope you all enjoy it here and I wish you all continued success in your writing.

    Sandra Stefanowich

  7. Dear Sandra,

    Thank you for these lovely comments. What a joy to have you here at Whispers. The writing community is blessed with your uplifting spirit. I appreciate your ongoing encouragement and support.

    Warm regards,