Queen: Passionate Poetry about Heartbreak and Empowerment



In the depths of shattered dreams, where the fragments of a broken heart lie, a poetic symphony emerges. It is the ascension call for a “QUEEN."

“Queen: Passionate Poetry About Heartbreak and Empowerment” weaves the threads of vulnerability and resilience into a tapestry of profound beauty. With each verse, this poetry book for women breathes life into wounds, giving courage to defeat pain, rise with strength, and embrace the regal power within. Step into the era of change and claim your crown. Long live the Queen!

Poet and writer Connie Sportiello has written the heartfelt poem "QUEEN" with the noble goal of uplifting women from every age, culture, and walk of life and reminding them of their inherent magnificence.

While some have already found their inner queen, others are on their path and this inspired book is here to constantly remind them!

A Mission to Mend Fragmented Hearts

This motivational book is a lighthouse amidst the turbulent sea of heartbreak, guiding souls towards a shore of healing and self-discovery. Through evocative verses and poignant imagery, the ongoing poem “QUEEN” reminds readers of their worth, encourages them to set higher standards, and equips them with the tools to prioritize self-love. With every turn of the page, the mission unfurls—to instill unwavering confidence and nurture a resilient spirit.

May this poetic sanctuary become a compass, guiding readers towards a life imbued with love, power, and unyielding self-belief.

“QUEEN” goes beyond ordinary language - Its well-crafted lines capture unadulterated feelings, and the rhythmic cadence celebrates the melodic art of healing. With graceful metaphors and heartfelt sentiments, this poetry books for teens and adults delicately delves into the complexities of human existence, imprinting on the reader's innermost being.

A Tribute to the Universal Pain of Heartbreak

With a 6x9-inch size, it is a small and portable inspirational book about mental health, here to be your constant companion. Be it home, work, or travel it fits snugly in a purse and sits proudly on a nightstand, serving as a tangible reminder that you are royalty, deserving of love and respect.

Through its positive affirmations, this healing book fuels every woman’s fire to rule over adversity with poise and confidence. Its profound message offers support in navigating the trauma of toxic relationships and difficult breakups.

A Thoughtful Present for the Mighty Women

Whether you are seeking a present for a resilient boss lady, or a headstrong teen girl, a gift for sister, best friend, girlfriend, or mother, this poem book is a fitting choice. By gifting this empowering composition, honor and uplift the powerful women who make a difference in the world!

Celebrate the awe-inspiring feminine force – Order your copy of a Passionate Poetry About Heartbreak and Empowerment today!

The Moron at the End of This Book (Author Interview)



The Moron at the End of This Book looks great.  What can you tell us about it?

Thank you, how sweet of you to say. Well, it’s a collection of short stories that, when looked at as a single piece, read more like a sardonic post-it note to self than, say, a typical narcissism-adjacent autobiography. The stories can all stand alone, so reading sequentially isn’t necessary, but there is an overall story arc. The narrative follows me from the Deep South through a bewildering and mistake-prone childhood into a young adulthood differing only in that it took place elsewhere, and my mistakes featured sex, drugs, and coconut cake. In other words, it’s a fun ride that I hope will make people laugh and forgive themselves for their own moronic behavior.

Any plans to turn it into a series?

I haven’t thought about a series, exactly. For sure, I’ve got more stories to tell. Currently, on my desktop, there’s a fiction project in draft form in need of some attention, and another book about what I call “Compassionate Nihilism” that I could focus on, but I’m a creature of impulse, so there is a decent chance I’ll write something else entirely. If this book is any indicator of what might happen next, I’m just as likely to move to Vermont to do something unwholesome with antiques.

That’s an amazing cover.  Can you tell us about it?

Thanks, I had help from a robot. First, I paid an artist to design an unnecessarily complicated cover. He did his best, but ultimately, even if you only put in a tiny bit, a turd in a sandwich makes any kind of sandwich a turd sandwich. So, I turned to the machine – AI. I started funneling ideas, concepts, and excerpts from my book into the image generator, “MidJourney”. The image I found most compelling came from the phrase, “Infinite toast.” After many alterations and tweaks to the prompt, the strange mechanical beast I met on the internet gave me the image you see now.

The cover is ultimately a nod and a genuflection to a number of concepts and one influence in particular. Conceptually, it represents the beauty of existence, burned by the inevitability of catastrophe – A blending of the simple and well-defined with the infinitely complex and misunderstood. It is also a nod to a fictional character I once drew while on jury duty, called “The Burnt Toast Mother F’er”, and a reference to the first story in the book, “Toast for Sisyphus.” As for the influence to whom I am bowing, Douglas Adams is probably the reason why I like to laugh while reading - my wife reminded me of that, so I designed the cover to reflect my love for his work. 

What scene or section did you have the most fun writing?

I found myself completely finished writing the first draft of “Captain Flip-Flop Will Have the Hepatitis Alphabet Soup, Please” in a single sitting. I was flood-lit by memory – the danger, the excitement, the footwear, the fried pickles, all of it – and the story poured out like my keyboard, and I were hanging out and having a drink.   

What inspired the idea for the book, and where did you come up with the title?

Two things, really. One, the title has been with me for some time. I always loved “The Monster at the End of This Book”, by Jon Stone. I loved the way that Grover, the most neurotic guy on Sesame Street, was a total mess throughout the book. I identified with that early on.

The second reason the book exists, and probably the main reason why I ever sat down and started writing it, was a single, sensitive, and thoughtful prompt from my mentor, Susannah Rigg. She put me on a path of self-exploration, searching for a writer in my senses. I didn’t find one there, but I did learn that I’ve always related to existence by telling myself stories about it. From my imaginary friends to the fake radio show I host today (or podcast, if you prefer), I realized there is a story worth considering in almost everything that happens.

What do you like to do when not writing?

I play music, hang out with my dog, travel, hike with my wife, and cook. I also work…a whole bunch. My job is different every day. Some days I do voiceover work, others I fix things that need fixing. Most people would say I’m a handyman, but I say I’m an “Ableman”, because it sounds less like I’m doing sex work. To be clear, I’m not opposed to doing sex work, it’s that just nobody has asked, and I don’t want to misrepresent what I do for a living.  Oh, and I co-host a podcast show called, “The Raised by Whoops Fake Radio Show”. That’s something I do just for kicks.

Where can readers find out more about your work?

You can read or hear more stories at Raised By Whoops -  www.rbwpod.com – or buy the book and see photos @ www.MoronBook.com



Prosperity for All (Author Interview)



Prosperity for All looks like a great book.  What can you tell us about it?

This project came about after many conversations with friends, family and strangers about the most profound lessons they have learned in their own lives and of course I added some of my experiences as well. With that said we wanted to set the stage for the community to learn from each other through failures and mistakes. My grandfather would always say “A smart man learns from his mistake; a wise man learns from other” I have always found so much truth in his words.

Any plans to turn it into a series?

I think down the line it could be many parts to this project because there are so many more people and experiences that we can learn from.

What section did you have the most fun writing?

While the majority of the writing was done by me. the most fun part of getting this done was the collection of individuals I was able to talk to and learn from. I learned about family and friends I have known forever and that was truly insightful.

What inspired the idea for the book?

In the spirit of independence, I always wanted to build a brand or have a product I could sell to an audience and this project was the first step in starting our brand “Prosperity”

How did you come up with the title for the book?

It has the name of our company which is Prosperity and there is a play on the old American adage “Liberty and Justice for All” and at the core that is my hope to help deliver to the masses of this great country.

Did anything stick out as particularly challenging when writing Prosperity for All?

I wanted a project that could teach those who decided to read and the toughest part in that is choosing whose voice would be in the project along with mine. There were so man great stories and experiences I heard but I wanted to keep it as much of a reasonable read as possible.

What do you like to do when not writing?

Our company has a podcast and we do work in the community hosting sports leagues for the youth so I do my best to stay busy and continue to push our culture forward to a fair and equitable. I would say I am truly a workaholic and I truly have a passion for making the world a better place.

Where can readers find out more about your work?

They can follow us me on all social media platforms check out our podcast on Instagram and YouTube would be the best way. Links below.




Confessions of a (Maybe) Heel Striker: poems (Author Interview)



Confessions of a (Maybe) Heel Striker looks like a great poetry book.  What can you tell us about it?

Confessions of a (Maybe) Heel Striker is a merging of two passions of mine: running and poetry! This chapbook is comprised of eighteen poems on running. Topics include pacing, running in the rain, getting lost in space, and more!

Any plans to turn it into a series?

I’m working on assembling a complete collection of poems and hoping to have them published by the end of 2023. This will be considered a separate book from the chapbook.

I may consider releasing an expanded edition of Confessions of a (Maybe) Heel Striker in the event I write more poems on running in the future.

That’s an amazing cover.  Can you tell us about it?

Thanks! I get a lot of my running in during the early morning or at night and wanted the cover to convey that experience. I feel the cover ties in well with a poem in there titled Lost Among the Stars.

The silhouette of a shoe seemed appropriate for a chapbook on running.

What section or poem did you have the most fun writing?

It’s hard to choose just one. Each poem has its own unique experience as it unfolds while being written. A few of my personal favorites are Good to See Ya!, Bo, and The Steep Hill Down the Street from My House. Running into Bo (a black Lab) is one my favorite parts of my runs, and I’m hoping to see him later today.

What inspired the idea for the book?

I challenged myself to writing a poem every day during National Poetry Month in April 2023. After writing a few poems on running, I decided to run with that theme and committed to creating a chapbook.

How did you come up with the title for the book?

It’s a title to one of the poems, and I felt that title best summarized the book as a whole. It’s also more interesting than a title of another poem in there, I Don’t Want to Run Today, which just doesn’t sound as fun and mysterious.

Did anything stick out as particularly challenging when writing Confessions of a (Maybe) Heel Striker?

I wrote a few of the poems in my mind while running, and the most challenging part was trying to remember them by the time I made it home.

What do you like to do when not writing?

I’m assuming by now you know I enjoy running (well… most of the time). I also enjoy reading, occasionally riding my old motorcycle (currently a 93 BMW K75), and spending time with family. My partner, Jessica, and I have three kids so there’s always new adventures on the horizon.

Where can readers find out more about your work?

You can learn more on my website at https://daviddemropoetry.com/ and on Instagram @david.demro


THE BEST RESEARCHERS IN THE WORLD Present the Right Strategies to Prevent a Climate Catastrophe!



Do you want to learn everything about climate change in just one book, as it has never been published in a single book before?

Not only do we discuss the causes of climate change, but also the solutions and how we can, in a few years, really stop climate change.

      Lower the temperature on Earth again!

      Prevent the poles from melting!

      Stop the rise of sea levels!

      Minimize or completely prevent damage caused by tornadoes!

      Reduce the CO2 concentration in the atmosphere again!

      Convert CO2 in the atmosphere back into oxygen without using trees!

      Build earthquake-proof houses with straightforward measures, meaning no house will be destroyed, and no one will become a victim!

      And how to eradicate water scarcity in all countries!


With this book's knowledge, we will easily stop climate change together.

Because the world's best researchers and inventors have joined forces and analyzed and written down all the problems and causes of climate change on Earth in this unique book.

But we don't just analyze the causes, but also what we can do about climate change so we can live in this world for several thousand years to come.

Let yourself be surprised. You will not regret it. Read this book and finally understand what really causes climate change and what we humans can do about it.

To know more about Author Volker Mothes and his book, visit: www.fidegogard.biz/Author-Volker-Mothes

Book of Dhi Yoga (Author Interview)



Can you tell us a little about Book of Dhi Yoga?

It is the yoga for the intellect to catch, plant and grow your best ideas in the pursuits at work, home or school.

Dhi is the intellect, ideas, design or the essence within each one which resonates with every manifestation. Yoga means resonance.  This resonance of ideas is an effort to compliment ones unique pursuit at work, school and home with Dhi yoga: which is  to: Balance in everything to catch ideas; Open up to all to plant the ideas; Learn the lesson in each experience, be it good or bad, to grow the ideas.

What is a good idea? A good idea is one that helps us, others and the environment.

What is our strength as a human? If fish are special because they have fins and birds are special because they have wings, you and me, a humans strength is the intellect to manifest ideas.

What motivated you to write the book?

Considering that a humans core strength is having the most advanced intellect, mankinds function may be to innovate and make this world better for everyone, including all other species. As we worked with the worlds kids n’ adults and organization from different facets and economic conditions, we realized there was a need for the potential IDEA within each one to be encouraged. In the pursuit of creating a global community for the most innovative amongst us, iINVENT™: the platform, program and projects was born on the professional realm and Dhi Yoga was born on the personal side to enable the children at home and those in need with the core values that will help them grow to the best person they can be; we are good as our ideas, I guess.

What type of reader did you write the book for?

I wrote it for me:

-Some one who is looking to find balance in what I say, think or does

-Some one who is trying to be open and accepting so as to have the best relationships at home, school or work

-Some one who is trying to learn the lesson in the success as well as the failures, positives and negatives, win and a loss …

How long did it take you to write Book of Dhi Yoga?

This first set of 108 ideas manifested in a month or so in 2016 and have grown into 1080 ideas which will form the subsequent books on love, universe and more.

How did you come up with the title for the book?

I changed my last name in 2016 to DhiYogi which means the person who practices Dhi Yoga which is the yoga for the intellect to balance, open and learn. And from there came the name “ Book of Dhi Yoga” .

Did anything stick out as particularly challenging when writing Book of Dhi Yoga?

Yes, a lot of challenges: My ego, my own thoughts, my expectations and wants  vs letting the ideas flow. Every time I tried, nothing came to me. But when I surrendered to the moment and enjoyed whatever the moment brought, the ideas were realized, I don’t know how and from where.

What do you like to do when not writing?

I do not sit and write. But the words come to me whenever. And when they do I make a short note.  So in addition to writing, I curate/perform/Conduct concerts which enable the best ideas within each one. I love to have a “no filter conversations” with certain family, friends and those who I meet randomly. I go for rides and travel to places where the most open people are. But most importantly I think I spend a lot of time trying to simplify my life; the irony being it happens when I stop trying and surrender to the love n’  light in this moment.

Where can readers find out more about your work?

All of the content can be viewed/listened/read at abhi.dhiyogi.org .





‘The Willow Roses’ is a true, fact-based story depicting Lithuania’s resistance against Soviet domination in the post war period. The narrative develops in the Lithuanian village of A┼żugiriai where people noticed willow trees ‘blooming with red roses’ in the winter after World War II. It is a natural phenomenon where the leaves of the willows left hanging on the branches in the winter become red and shrunk and reminiscent of roses. In Lithuania, it is believed that this incredible natural process prophesies tragedy, blood and death. The prophecy came true when the terrible machine of Soviet terrorism unfolded all its supremacy in post-war Lithuania and the politicians of the time did not manage to resist, leaving citizens to deal with the situation on their own. The author, however, does not go deep into historical analysis. Instead, he reveals the emotions and dramatic experiences of people, who had to take fatal decisions and withstand their outcome, to choose between their beliefs and keeping themselves and their families safe, to suffer or to obey.

The Voice Within: An Amazing Journey To The Depth Of Your Soul! (Author Interview)




Each of us is born with an operating manual by the source that has created it all through a voice within that guides us at all times. It has the answer to all our questions to perfect satisfaction. When it is heard, it ceases all desires to search for more. When it is heard, it brings happiness, joy, unconditional love and its byproduct of perfect health under all conditions. The choice is simple, to align ourselves with this voice and to hear it with clarity leading to bliss or to ignore it intentionally or unintentionally for a short while until the time is right as we become preoccupied by all other voices of all those before us with their good will intentions driven by fear.

T.S. Eliot said: "We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.". The hope is that the right time to hear your voice within will arrive when exploring this book and to recognize it since you were born with it at the beginning.

Easy Home Exercises for Seniors Over 60: 55 Simple Steps to Stay Strong, Mobile and Independent (Author Interview)


Easy Home Exercises for Seniors Over 60 looks like a great book.  What can you tell us about it?  It’s a book for you if you’re a senior (or know of one) interested in “reclaiming” your life due to pains or lack of mobility - and to the many out there who fear losing their independence.  A number of us avoid exercise because we just don’t know how to do it, or because we think we’re just “too old”.  This book helps to dispel that kind of thinking.

Any plans for your next book?  I’m currently thinking about what to write about next.  I may do another exercise book - perhaps more focused on those who may be bedridden or wheelchair bound, or maybe a book on ways to support/guide caregivers to family or others who may have physical limitations, dementia, and other challenges.  I think it’s my social worker background that wants to make sure we take care of the unsung heroes in this world.

Who did you write the book for?  I’m presently helping to care for my elderly mother who is almost 95 years old.  Her mind is quite intact, but she does need some assistance moving about.  Her grit and perseverance has always inspired me (and still does), and I think part of her staying power comes from the fact that she was physically active for much of her life.  I see other seniors who are much younger but who are stiff, inactive, and who have a host of medical issues.  Hopefully, this book will help seniors (or anyone) retain or regain their physical selves and, in the process, also brighten their outlook on life.

What section did you have the most fun writing? Each of the exercises in the book includes a section on Why that particular exercise is good for you as well as instruction on How to do it.  Many books help you go through the physical movements so that you perform each one correctly.  For me, however, writing about why the exercise will help seniors with everyday tasks and activities was the most fun.  It helped to imbed in my mind how even simple things that are easy and routine for most people (opening jars, carrying shopping bags, using the stairs) may pose challenges for seniors. 

What inspired the idea for the book?  As I mentioned a bit earlier, my elderly mom was the initial inspiration for me to get started on this book.  But really, it’s for me, too.  I’m in my 60s and although I’m quite active with no physical limitations, I know that I need to take care of my body as I age so that I can keep my strength and mobility in optimum shape for as long as I can.  I want to make sure that I don’t miss out on living life fully and that I can continue to explore the outdoors, travel, engage with friends, and continuing contributing to society.

How did you come up with the title for the book?  The title actually communicates exactly what to expect:  It’s an exercise book, it’s for the senior members of our community, the exercises are easy to do, and they can all be done in the comfort of your home.  I wanted to let the reader know that anyone can do these simple exercises and that the reward for doing so will be a body that can move around more easily, perform more tasks, and therefore remain independent for a longer time.

Did anything stick out as particularly challenging when writing Easy Home Exercises for Seniors Over 60?  As with other issues or subjects that we come across in life, it is often tempting to be fancy, use gimmicks or try to be over-the-top just so we can stand out in the crowd.  The hard part in many cases, however, is to remain simple and to convey the pure essence of what you’re trying to communicate.  I think I did a pretty good job at staying true to that by focusing on the particular muscles and body parts that each exercise is meant to help.  Exercise is not difficult and is there for anyone to easily incorporate - even if a person has never exercised before.  I think this book helps to convey that message.

What do you like to do when not writing?  I’m pretty active, so I like to spend my time on walks or runs, going to the gym, swimming, sailing, and just being fully engaged.  Even in my 60s and although I no longer practice law, I still have regular massage therapy clients, I’m on the board of a youth non-profit, I oversee a Trust, help care for my mom and also have a couple of renters to manage.  Reading is a big part of my life, too, whether it’s fiction on non-fiction, and I place great value on continuing to learn things even as a senior.

This is Where You Pivot: The Shift From Fear to Freedom (Author Interview)



This Is Where You Pivot looks like a great book.  What can you tell us about it?

This Is Where You Pivot: The Shift from Fear to Freedom came out of a camping trip in the mountains.  It was on that trip that I discovered what the voice of my fear looked and sounded like, and finally understood the power that it was holding over my life.


I struggled for years with self-esteem and confidence, money and career, relationships.  I was walking through life trying to please the people around me, worrying about what they thought about me, and struggling to feel "worthy" of much of anything.  That left me stressed out, unhappy, overweight, and stuck in a vicious cycle where I felt trapped by my own circumstances. 


In reality, I was trapped by my own fear.


Once I realized this, I then was able to see that I had the power to choose something else entirely.  That realization put me on an entirely different course in life.  I finally saw that, no matter how the situation felt in the moment, I was never really stuck, lost, or as alone as it might have seemed, and, by choosing something else for myself, I could redirect the fear and focus on living and living my life.


In this book, I share what I have learned about this revelation so that others hopefully see that they, too, are never stuck, lost, or alone. I am very open about my own life here - successes, failures, and lessons learned along the way - all in hopes of inspiring and empowering others to recognize that they are worthy and wonderful and can create the life of their dreams.


 Any plans to turn it into a series?

As a matter of fact, it already is part of a series.  This Is Where You Pivot: The Shift from Fear to Freedom is the first of a 3-part series that first helps the reader understand how fear can look and sound in life and how to refocus attention towards bigger and better and brighter things.  Book two is titled The Journey to Healing: Love, Yourself, and is all about what happens after you have made the choice to pivot in your life.  It takes the reader on a journey to understand what self-love looks like.  Each chapter has a "love letter" from me to the reader, and there is a section where the reader can write letters to him/herself.

The final book is Connect You: A Guide to Your Authentic Life, and is a workbook designed to lead the reader to his/her heart. We talk about mindset, authenticity, setting boundaries, and how to create goals that align with what you want for your life.


 What section did you have the most fun writing?

Chapter 3 is titled Base Camp, and is where I share some of my experiences from childhood.  While I can't say it was the most fun to write, it did take me back to when I was a kid.  Looking at each situation from the lens of a grownup really was a healing time for me.

I also had a great time working through the editing process.  That was a lot of fun because I was able to take these ideas and start to shape them into the book it has become. 


 How did you come up with the title for the book?

The title is explained in the book.  You will have to read it and see for yourself! :)


 Did anything stick out as particularly challenging when writing This Is Where You Pivot?

I struggled with what to share throughout the writing process.  There was this fear of giving the reader too much information, but at the same time, I wanted to tell a complete story.  The process really challenged my vulnerability.  At the same time, I knew that that was the point. I could choose to sit in that fear, and never write the book, or choose to push past it, and focus on the fact that I was writing in hopes of helping other people.


What do you like to do when you are not writing?

When I am not writing, I love to spend time with my family - husband, daughter, 2 dogs and a 3 cats. I love to try new, small, local coffee shops, visit art museums, and I read a lot, and I spend time journaling. I am trying my hand at gardending this year.  Fingers crossed.


Where can readers find out more about your work?

Please visit www.thisiswhereyoupivot.com to learn more about my work, my business March Forth Media Company, and find more of my work.

Also, people can connect with me on social media:


Instagram: @marchforthmediaco or @elizabetha.miles





Facebook: @March Forth Media Co  and  @Elizabeth A. Miles

Twitter: @media_forth


I also am the host of The Power to Pivot Podcast, available on all major podcast platforms. Here I interview others whom have made the choice to pivot in their lives.