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An Invitation from William S. Peters Sr. of Inner Child Press to Submit to the Breast Cancer Awareness Anthology

Dear Readers, the name Inner Child Press will come familiar to you due to my most recent Sunday reflections.  This time, I am sharing with you the announcement that my publisher has made in order to raise awareness for breast cancer.  The term “cancer” in general is a tragic word for me, due to the multiple generations on my mother side having lost their lives to it.  While up to the latest generation the cancer type has been ovarian, the youngest family member, my sister-like only female cousin – again, on my maternal side of the family, has first developed breast cancer, then succumbing also to the ovarian kind.  Her diagnosis – as we have heard it probably one too many times – came very late, in addition, it has been a fatal misdiagnosis.  My maternal uncle – having been subject to a case study in his residential country, Germany, for male breast cancer was apparently a highly rare development, has also developed breast cancer a few years ago. By having been alert enough to have his symptoms checked early, he is being able to enjoy life among his loved ones.

I now leave you to the words of a professional leader poet of whose acquaintance I am proud of, William S. Peters Sr.:

an Open Plea

We are a collection of Writers, Poets and most importantly Human Beings. We write about many things, and each written expression is meaningful, if but to one ! It is when our voice come together in the collective that the meaning and impact of our words produce a more profound effect upon the Community of Humanity. I say this to you, for the world, “Our World” is in dire need of your voice. Word Xpress and Inner Child are making such a request for your voice pertaining the Consciousness of Breast Cancer. Many of our Sisters, Brothers and Family have been affected by this malady. The open Anthology may not cure the disease, but it can provide comfort through your words to such a Family member or family who is in need of your thoughtful and considerate words. Won’t you take a few minutes of your life and submit a few words to this important Human cause. It can be a Poem, Testimony, Prose or Prayer.

For more information about the submission guidelines, please go to :
Inner Child Press Breast Cancer Awareness

I thank you in advance for your loving consideration and contributions.

Bless Up



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Dear readers, while I have no breaking news (yet) in the direction of my diploma in Free Lance Writing (I needed an extension for my final short story exam), I am utterly excited about a development and want to share it with you!  First, however, I must give you at least a glimpse into how this amazing change for me has been taking place.  For, in addition to my continuous gratitude to you for taking interest in my writing here all along, I would now also like to express my thanks to those who have known about my passion to write and supported it outside this platform:

To the remarkably down-to-earth and resourceful writers’ group, Nittany Valley Writers Network;

To Mark T. Shirey, NVWN Newsletter Editor; Sally Driscoll, Programming director (presently, she is the Marketing director); Zoe Brigley Thompson, a published poet and the Marketing director (until she left for another state) together with Greg Halpin, a published author and Technology director – for introducing me to the writers’ platform at large with their invitation to a public talk on my  writing;

To the “Writers Special Interest Group Editorial Board”,  Rita Lumpkins Anne Cornell Barbara Natalie Sarah Russ for their acceptance and publication of several of my poem submissions in Pastiche;

To StoriesSpace for giving me a sweet welcome and a courteous and constructive “publication” platform upon joining with some of my poems;

To Writers’ Cafe for welcoming me into their long established group with involved and engaging discussions of my poetry posts and personal encouragements;

To my dear co-writer and poet friends, Jill Hackman, Mindy L. Kornhaber, Katherine Yeaple, Paula Schroeder for their inspiring critiques, support and highly helpful ideas for the improvement of my written work;

To C. Hope Clark , a well-known published author, whom I have met at a NVWN workshop for the first time – to whose encouragement I owe the creation of my blog site, a platform of my utmost gratitude for giving me the irreplaceable opportunity to have you as my readers;

To Alan Jankowski, a published author whose invitation to the event “Helping Tornado Victims in Oklahoma”  introduced me to the most wonderful 200+ independent writers’ facebook group, Indies In Action out of which acquaintanceship my contributory involvement came about, namely in the newly published global charity anthology, TWIST OF FATE press kit (7-8-2013); whose one other invitation introduced me to the uniquely supportive and inspirational poets’ facebook group, Inner Child but then far beyond it (please see below);

To William S. Peters Sr.,the founder of Inner Child Enterprises and the publisher of Inner Child Press and to Janet P. Caldwell, COO of Inner Child Press, for their exceptional appreciation and composition of poetry as well as their utmost generosity in helping unpublished poets with a chance to be heard through their own Inner Child Press books.

And here comes my exciting news:

Earlier in this summer, I had entered an Essay Contest by Inner Child Press with an essay and a poem submission.  As I have found out recently, my submitted work was determined to belong among those of the “Top Ten” unpublished poets.  The final decision by Inner Child Press was to grant each of us the publication of our own poetry book…

Thus, dear readers, in addition to being a co-author of the international Twist of Fate charity anthology by Indies In Action, I will transform from being an unpublished author to a published one thanks to the Inner Child Press through my own book of poetry in the new year.

With my gratitude to your continued readership, I leave you with my best wishes to you all.


Related Files and Links:

Stephen L. Wilson.TWIST OF FATE press kit-1(1)

Inner Child Press announcement of the “Top Ten”

StoriesSpace announcement by Alan Jankowski



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“World Healing, World Peace 2014” – A poetry anthology project created by William S. Peters Sr.

“The objective with this effort is to fund the Production, Printing, Distribution and Shipping of the Poetry Anthology World Healing, World Peace 2014. Our vision is to be able to get 2 copies of this Anthology into every Member Country of the United Nations (approx. 193 – 200) and 1 copy into the hands of members of Congress. We believe it is integrally important that they become aware of how the Poets feel about Peace and Healing Globally […].”

For more information, please visit the following address:

“World Healing, World Peace 2014”


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