Thursday, January 1, 2015



            Angelee Deodhar--India
            Anna Donovan--United States 

            Robert Henry Poulin--United States                   
            Peggy Dugan French--United States
            Olive Eloisa D. Guillermo--Philippines
            John Swain--United States
            Arvinder Kaur--India
            Paresh Tiwari--India

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, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Tunisia, 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 February column by January 25


Celine Rose Mariotti has a new mystery/detective book called Minister’s Shoes in which Rev. Castle helps Sada Sampson find her husband and he also proves that Trevor is innocent of killing Cartwright. The story involves casino deals, infidelity, gambling and some big town gossips who are knee deep in the casino deals.  Price of book is: $11.00. If you live in CT, sales tax is 6.35 so price would be $11.70.  Postage is $2.70.  You can order from Amazon or you can order from me:

Tom Davis, Old Mountain Press editor, offers a free Kindle book: They That Go Down to the Sea A poetry and Prose Anthology for download on January 15 and 25. The book's theme is anything about oceans, lakes, rivers and the people, places, activities and things that celebrate this beautiful part of our country.

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

Maureen Sudlow has a poetry book, Antipodes, was released in early December. More information is available on her website

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

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

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

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.

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

Tom Davis, publisher of Old Mountain Press, invites all to review his eBook site (Kindle and NOOK) where numerous Old Mountain Press Anthologies of poetry and prose are listed see: Self-publish an electronic book e-book with Old Mountain Press

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. Congratulations to all the new contributors and to the book authors! :)

    1. Dear Marianne,

      Thank you for the warm welcome of our new writers and congratulations to those that have new books. What a blessing you are!

      Warm regards,

  2. thanks Karen for all the nes
    wishing you and all contributors a great creative new year

    1. Dear Angelee,

      Thank you for being one of our new writers and for bring two other new writers to Whispers. You are already making in impact here. So good to have your part of our community.


  3. Congratulations to you, Karen, for Whispers going over the 85,000 mark. This is truly a remarkable site that has blessed a lot of people. I am certainly glad to be a part of it. Thank you for all you do for Creative Inspirations, To God be the Glory! Publications and the entire writing community. Welcome and congratulations to all the new writers. -MJ

    1. Dear Maurice,

      Thank you so much for your part in crossing another milestone. Guess I didn't really notice. You are such an encouraging voice here at Whispers. I really appreciate all you do.


  4. Karen, thank you for publishing the new writers to Whispers along with all the publishing opportunities. With Whispers growth in numbers and talent how blessed we all are here on Whispers.

    Welcome, Angelee Deodhar--India, Anna Donovan--United States, Robert Henry Poulin--United States, Peggy Dugan French--United States. Olive Eloisa D. Guillermo--Philippines, John Swain--United States, Arvinder Kaur--India and Paresh Tiwari--India.
    Love, Charlene

    1. Dear Charlene,

      Thank you for warm welcome of our new writers. You are such a bright light here at Whispers. I appreciate all you do to encourage and support me and others.