Category Archives: My Books

It started with a hand printed book of junior high school love poetry. I went on to create an award-winning children’s activity book without even trying. So I decided it was time to write and publish MORE books. Here they are. ENJOY and thank you for BUYING them, I only publish that which I would buy myself! www.amazon.com/author/annetterochelleaben

#Bookreview Angel Messages: a wing and a prayer by Annette Rochelle Aben

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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Poetry Reading and Interview – Annette Rochelle Aben

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Sucha Deal Weekend A Haiku Perspective 2015

This is the book that started it all, A Haiku Perspective 2015 is my very first book of Haiku Poetry.

Not only was I thoroughly enchanted with finding I enjoyed writing haiku, I also found I enjoyed the process of putting haiku poetry books together. So, here in the final weekend of National Poetry Month, I am offering A Haiku Perspective 2015 for that ever exciting, .99 Kindle Countdown price. This deal will run from Friday, April 28th 11:00am EDT through Monday, May 1st 11:00am EDT.

I had a blast choosing the photo for the cover. This is a Bird Fairy that my sister was hired to sculpt. I took a few pictures before she delivered it to its new owner and thought it would make an intriguing cover photo. The responses have varied from wary to delighted.

Giving credit where credit is due, I have to thank fellow blogger/author Ronovan Hester for his weekly haiku challenges. This is what got me started writing haiku. Once I gave in and joined his merry band of participants, I was hooked!  His two-word prompts offered us the opportunity to be creative.  I have to say, I wasn’t always classy:

Think & Fresh

Frozen spinach sucks

When trying to make salads

Think I will buy fresh

  I still participate in those challenges, to perhaps I’ll see you there one day.

 Thank you, for participating in my celebration of National Poetry Month 2017! Thank you for gifting yourself and others A Haiku Perspective 2015 and my other books.

 Buy A Haiku Perspective 2015 Here

Sucha Deal Weekend A Haiku Perspective 2016

Poetry is something that is in my head 24/7. I think, dream and speak in poetry. Not just any poetry mind you, generally I’m all about haiku!  Last year, I debuted a book of haiku in honor of National Poetry Month, so I figured I would share A Haiku Perspective 2016 this weekend to continue the celebration.  From Friday, April 21st 11:00am EDT through Monday, April 24th 11:00am EDT, you can enjoy a .99 Kindle Countdown deal on this book.

I filled this book with haiku written for blogs posts, contests and challenges.  There is even poetry that only those who have this book have ever seen. One of my favorites is called: Thanks Dad

The phone rang just now

From hundreds of miles away

He just got the book

Loves the duck picture

You know, it just spoke to him

He said, keep writing

 Why this is special, is because he had just gotten his hard copy of PhoKu and was so happy with it that he wanted me to know he was proud.  So, I  wrote a haiku about that call and included it in THIS book.

 I got another phone call when he got his copy of A Haiku Perspective 2016. And he takes the books with him when he goes to town and shows everyone how he inspires poetry.  What a guy…  Thanks, Dad!

 And thank YOU for enjoying my books!  You never know who could be inspired with a copy of A Haiku Perspective 2016, even you!

Buy A Haiku Perspective 2016 here

International Haiku Poetry Day 2017

This IS April 17th and that means I am in my glory!  Why? Because this is International Haiku Poetry Day!!  (woot woot) Now, this is National Poetry Month (all April long) and Int’l Haiku Poetry Day, so I have combined them and declared Int’l Haiku Poetry Month-Day…  (a woman’s prerogative)

https://www.thehaikufoundation.org/international-haiku-poetry-day/

If ever there was a poetry format I have embraced with every fiber of my being, it IS Haiku. Honestly, I will hear a phrase I like in my head and immediately I will hold up my left hand and use my right index finger to count out the syllables. If it doesn’t work out, I keep re-writing until it does.  Some say it’s a curse but I say it’s FUN!!

 So, what am I doing to celebrate? I have released my latest collection of Haiku, A Haiku Perspective 2017 on Kindle.  That’s right, you can visit my Author Central Page and find both the paperback (if you are so inclined) as well as the Kindle version.  I am most excited to have this book available in both formats as I know there are those who would rather have an eBook.  Me? I actually prefer to hold a paperback in my hands. There’s something intoxicating about paper and ink. (must be those memories of mimeograph machines)

Whatever you are doing to celebrate… do it in 5-7-5 style

Join in on the fun

Express yourself in haiku

Just because you can

(c) 2017 Annette Rochelle Aben 

 

Sucha Deal Weekend BooKu

How better to celebrate National Poetry Month, than to offer a Kindle Countdown deal on my Halloween story told in words and pictures. That’s right, from Friday, April 14th 11:00am EDT through Monday, April 17th 11:00am EDT, you can download BooKu – Halloween haiku for a mere .99

 Every year, my sister delights the neighbors and visitors for miles around, with her imagination and devotion to all things Halloween. Every year, I take photos of the ever evolving yard to send to our family who can’t be here to see her creativity come to life. Last year, I thought that I should put it into a book, which would make it easier for everyone to enjoy.  The result was BooKu – Halloween haiku.

 The haiku was written to fit the personalities of the creatures featured in the photographs. We’re talking whips and chains, rats and bats.  Body-less heads and zombies here! Yeah, it’s a party on our lawn every year. I am thinking they are okay with some of the irreverent verse, as they have not risen to haunt me throughout the rest of the year…

 So head on over and grab a copy for yourself as well as gift a few to the boos and ghouls you know who enjoy a spoofy grin!

Buy BooKu here

Sucha Deal Weekend Phoku

In celebration of National Poetry Month, I am offering the Kindle version of my first haiku/picturebook, PhoKu -visual perspective haiku for less than a dollar!  Friday, April 7th 11:00am EDT – Monday April 10th 11:00am EDT, you can download this book for .99

As I describe the term PhoKu, in the book itself:

 Explain what we see

Attach words to the pictures

We create PhoKu

 The majority of pictures in this book are those I took at a nearby park. I fell in love with the ducks, geese and the scenery in which they danced, walked, flew and relaxed. I have read them some of the haiku from the book and I feel they are pleased…

 Enjoy!  And remember, you can gift this book to someone when you place your Kindle order. What a nice thing for you to do.

Buy PhoKu Here