Author Spotlight – Galya Varna

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Welcome to another week of Author Spotlight. This week’s spotlight is on Galya Varna. Galya is a poet, book reviewer, and visual artist.

gaylaBorn in Varna, the summer capital of Bulgaria, on the Black Sea Coast, Galya Varna now lives in Greece, on the coast of the Aegean Sea.

Galya Varna holds an MA in English literature, and linguistics and language acquisition is another passion of hers. She has been writing poetry, short stories, and plays for many years. Dreams You Thought Were Lost is her first published poetry book.

Galya Varna is the driving force behind the new creative project WeArtFriends and the bimonthly online magazine Doorway to Art.

Her debut poetry collection, Dreams You Thought Were Lost, weaves unexpected stories belonging to the realms of aether and the present day. The poems, organized into 8 sections, tell tales of love and endless wonders, voice fears and hopes, take the reader on happy and sad journeys, paint visions of special times and stormy days, share beauty, sadness and moments of joy, hoping for better tides.

If you ever had dreams you thought were lost, this voyage is for you!

 

Let’s take a peek at some of her poems.

True Shape

May the night

bring

dreams

you thought

were lost.

Darkness

lets all things

take

their true shape.

The Wind

Every evening

the wind comes home.

Tired

he sits down

to rest

under the rose bushes,

listening to the song of the crickets.

The birds

leave their twigs

to greet him

with a flutter of wings.

Perched on the fence

they wait to hear

the stories

he has brought home.

The wind takes off

his weary coat,

welcomes a warm summer shower

to refresh his body

and begins to narrate.

The stories,

let free,

become wind

and start their trip

around the world.

You take my hand

in your hand

and off we go

on our journey

into the night.

Fear of the Dark

Sadness

and fear of the dark

pull me back

to a childhood memory

with the feeling

of helplessness.

The warmth

of your laughter

brings me back to the present.

Oh, I know

you  too

have your own fear,

your own sadness,

your own dark.

Standing on the Edge

Standing on the edge

of the rock

I look at the glittering face

of the river

and see

fear of alienation.

Words,

like paper boats,

disappear

downstream.

Gestures and looks

drown

like thrown pebbles.

From the water

emerges our own

hazy illusion of happiness.

Symbiosis

Poppies,

sleeping,

deep into the frozen earth,

dream of

a fresh start

above the ground.

Barren,

the field sighs

with the wind gust

and recalls the red warmth

poppies used to give it

last spring.

dreams

What other poets say about Dreams You Thought Were Lost:

“Galya has crafted a bold and honest collection of poems; the imagery of her verse will truly capture you.” –Nicholas Trandahl

“Galya’s debut book is absolutely beautiful! I did short breaks during my reading to absorb all the serene feelings, the sweetness and the optimistic vibes sent to my soul. Dreamy and tranquil is the poet’s style and this a book to treasure.” –Eden Sleepwalker

“Galya Varna understands what it is to be human. In her poetry, nature and personal reflection interweaves, asking questions and revealing truths.” –Isabelle Kenyon

“When I read this book of magical poems, I was greeted with a gentle voice and ethereal perspective that I’ll not soon forget. This is a collection that will dwell on my bedside table, because it transported me to a world of wonder, impressed me with fresh imagery that I’ve not encountered previously, and left me in no doubt that I’ll want to read it again and again.” –Bianca Bowers

“Astonishing, riveting, a soul bearing experience. A hurricane of emotions as you look through the eye of the storm when reading this poetry.” –Frankie Writez

Dreams You Thought Were Lost is available as a Free download on KindleUnlimited.  Grab your copy through Amazon US or Amazon UK

 

You can contact Galya Varna on:

Twitter @GalyaVarna

Her blog www.galyavarna.wordpress.com

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009264563302

LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/galya-varna-1a9156155/

or through her Website www.we-art-friends.com

 

Featured Book Review – Sand & Sutures

I am thrilled to announce that a review of Sand & Sutures, Texas Authors 2017 Medical Fiction book of the year, has been featured in the March/April edition of We Art Magazine. Excited to see this!

https://we-art-friends.com/mar-apr-2018-issue/

16 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About…L.M. Nelson, Author.

Here’s part two of my interview with Rachael Ritchey. This was a fun interview to do. Thanks, Rachael!

Rachael Ritchey

We’re here with L.M. Nelson, but before I finish off this fun interview we started on Monday, here are the most important links of the day:

The Guardian as well as L.M. Nelson’s other titles can be purchased on

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Now on to the weird, the odd, the fun that is today’s interview!

Sixteen things you (probably) didn’t know about author L.M. Nelson

My first job was…highlighting petition signatures at the Oregon Secretary of States’ Office.

If I wasn’t a teacher, I would likely be…in the medical field or doing something with photography. I’d love to be a full time writer too.

I collect…Ok. Don’t laugh. I collect cows, you know the knick-knacky, plushy, black and white kitchen cows. I also collect shot glasses (although I’m not much of a drinker), Minions, and Futurama figurines.

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When You Corner an Author: L.M. Nelson…An Interview

Check out my interview with the amazing Rachael Ritchey.

Rachael Ritchey

Do you ever wonder about the people behind the books floating around out there? You know, the books in cyberspace. The ones crowding shop shelves and stacked on the floor beside your bed. Those books.

Who are the people behind them? The ones we call writers, and dare I say…authors. Are they mind readers? Lofty billionaire types? Hermits? Too-cool-for-school celebrities?

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What if they’re actually regular people just like the rest of us? You know, high school students, college grads, moms, dads, working stiffs, introverts, extroverts, introverted extroverts (holla!), bikini models, teachers, doctors, dreamers, movers, shakers… Yeah, I think you get the picture.

In order to pull back part of the curtain, I think it’s terribly fun to interview authors, those writer folks, and poke around in the clutter that is their brains. I love for you to meet the people behind the stories and have opportunities to make connections, build…

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