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Musings of an Earth Angel . . . (The Book)

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Earth Angel
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0 posted 12-15-2009 10:28 AM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

Hello, my friends! I am absolutely thrilled that my book “Musings of an Earth Angel” is finally in print. It’s been a long year in the process. I was “discovered” at an Open Mic Poetry Nite by a publisher. I wish my parents were still alive to see their dream of me being a published author/poet become a reality ~ but I know that they are smiling big time from up in heaven.



The publisher has had this website created for my book!! http://www.lindadowd.com
(with video of me reciting poems from the book.)

Reviews

Read what the critics are saying about Musings of an Earth Angel

Linda L. Dowd is one of the world’s best-kept secrets. Now the word is out!
– Hellen Buttigieg, Television Host, Author, and Speaker

• • •

Linda Dowd will steal your heart. She will then transport it to her dream world of fairies, angels and lost and found love in these spiritual, mystical poems. Each section in this collection of well crafted verse will make you laugh, cry, want to sing along, and will keep you riveted to each line. You will not be able to put this book down. This treasury of romantic rhyming poetry will carry you across endless seas, across the universe and then land you back at the beginning of the book, to read over and over again.
– I.B. Iskov, Founder, The Ontario Poetry Society

• • •

Linda Dowd’s Musings of an Earth Angel is an emotional journey through the trials and tribulations of loss, love, faith and life. Whether you need a reminder of eternal source or a dose of understanding and compassion, this book will provide you with an unforgettable experience.
– Tracy Repchuk, Founder/President, Canadian Federation of Poets, Bestselling author of 31 Days to Millionaire Marketing Miracles

Love and Light,
Linda/Earth Angel
www.lindadowd.com


[This message has been edited by Earth Angel (12-16-2009 09:01 AM).]

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1 posted 12-15-2009 10:36 AM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

Linda!

There you are!  I am so proud of you.  I have been excited for months and will be buying a few copies tonight.  Dang.  You just made my morning.

I am off to peek into your website before work.

xoxoxo
Hugs and love,
Alison
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2 posted 12-15-2009 11:27 AM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

Alison, "Dang. You just made my morning!" too!!!
Gosh, girl, I cannot tell you how your comments and enthusiasm tickled me pink!
Thank you so much!

I am actually getting a thrill knowing that my book will soon be in your hands, my friend!

Love you!
Linda
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3 posted 12-15-2009 01:30 PM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

Linda ... that is SOOOOOOOOOOOOO exciting!

I am incredibly happy for you. What a lovely cover and wonderful reviews. The comment by Helen Buttigeig ...  I recognized her name.  I think that's the gal I've seen on the TV show where she goes in and helps people get organized?  

Just wonderful, and the site is lovely. Congratulations Linda!  

Best wishes and hugs,
/Kit
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4 posted 12-15-2009 01:37 PM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

Wow, here you are, a new born star!

You should see me, I have such a broad smile due to the joy of this fantastic achievement.  You are such a multitalent and it was about time that you were discovered! I love the cover of your book, it has that touch of magic, mystery and spirituality that conveys your essence very well. And then there are also a few prints of your wonderful paintings to accompany your poetry, which we know to be outstanding and extremely captivating.

CONGRATULATIONS, DEAR LINDA ANGELO TERRESTRE!

I have ordered my copies and I know that your book will be a welcome gift for a few of my friends who will cherish it exactly the way I do.

The website is well done too. Everything points into the direction of success.

You are beautiful and the critics do you justice.

Evviva!

Love and hugs.
Margherita
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5 posted 12-15-2009 04:19 PM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

Ms. Kit-ty ~

THANK YOU! I'm walking on Cloud 9. I have to pinch myself to believe all this is really happening. When I lost my Mom 3 years ago, with Dad following 4 weeks later, it felt as though the bottom had fallen out of my world. However, I had a knowing that in spite of my overwhelming loss at the time, that there were good things coming ahead! ~ and they have!

Yes, Hellen Buttigieg is that television host. She also made a speech about me at my book launch. We have been very close friends for over 12 years.

Be well. Be happy, my fellow Ontarian!


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Maga Margherita ~

Oh, my dear Dolphina! You honour me! Thank you for the book orders and for the glowing words.
When I joined pip and was asked for username, my mind went blank. So, as was (and still is) a custom of mine, I looked out my office window (which was my daughter's bedroom at the time!) and reached my arms up towards the sky and uttered, "Please help me!" The name "Earth Angel" popped into my head and I went with it. Then about a year ago, I had a knowing that I was going to be published and I went on my deck, reached my arms up into the sky and asked what the title of the book should be ~ and "Musings of an Earth Angel" popped into my head. The following day, a publisher contacted me and said that she wanted to publish a book of my poetry. I already had the name of the book for her! About half a year earlier she had heard me reciting my poetry at an Open Mic Poetry Nite.

When she asked me if I had an idea for the cover, I said an angel surrounded by lilacs. Well, I darn near fell off my 'cloud' when I saw this cover with a young woman reaching up into the sky like I have done my entire life whenever I wanted to give thanks or say a fervent prayer or ask for some guidance.

"Musings of an Earth Angel" was meant to be. There have been several divine signs and my heart is filled with gratitude.

Thank you my dear friend for supporting and believing in me!

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7 posted 12-15-2009 05:16 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Congratulations Linda!  I am sure it will be held by many hearts who will be warmed.

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8 posted 12-15-2009 08:54 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

...and to think I knew you when you were a nobody! No, the fact is you've never been a nobody. You're special...and I have no doubt this book is, too. Congrats, Angel. This is a great achievement!

(don't forget the little people on your way up!)
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Congratulations, Linda!  What wonderful news (but then, I KNEW it was going to happen, so although I am overjoyed, I am not at all surprised)!

Enjoy it all!  It has worked out perfectly.

It was just like you, you Earth Angel, in the midst of your happiness to spread your warmth and kindness towards my prayer request for my darling Daisy-dog.  Thank you for that, you Earth Angel, you!

Owl

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Wonderful news Linda. I had wondered if you had ever published as you write so  interestingly and always  have everyone's comments and postings. I had mentioned to you that I always read you but do not always reply. Your replys are always off the page and my few little  words would be meaningless.  congratulations. latearrival.
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11 posted 12-16-2009 06:26 AM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

This is wonderful news, Linda. Your  cover  fits your name and explanation perfectly.


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Mysterious One ~

Good morning, my fellow Canadian! You were one of the pipsters who said that there should be a book of my poetry published some day! Thank you for believing in me!

Already the sales have sky-rocketed! I sold over 50 at my book launch and I arrived late because we were stopped in traffic because of an accident on the highway! Gosh, I had a lens implanted in my eye 3 days prior to the launch and I had to wear sunglasses! What a discombobulated sight I was when I made my 'grand' entrance! lol Oh well, I still managed to make my speech without embarassing myself further.

I couldn't see well ~ so I couldn't see the audience very well either! ~ Less nerve-wracking when you can't see them looking back at you!

I have another eye operation in January on the other eye so the big promotional push will be in the spring. I will be given one or two more launches at that time for just myself and there will be a publicist working closely with me. In the meantime I still have some more laser surgeries on my retinas yet to go as well. I've already had over 30 of them in the past 4 years! Egads! Sheesh! Gadzooks!

Anyhoo, I can handle all that schtuff because I am just so ding dang happy to have had a book of my poetry published! lol

Thanks for the warm response to my news! Have a great day!

Linda
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Balladeer ~

Well, m'dear Deer, there's a book of yours sitting on my bookshelf that you should be mighty proud of!!! ~ and you never forgot 'the little people'! ~ and neither shall I! lol lol lol In fact, for some of us, it can be a very humbling experience when we are so blessed!

Mike, thank you for your kind words and for your teachings in the Poetry Workshop. I learned from the best!

Love 'n hugs,
Linda
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Venerable Wise One ~

Dear Diana, I thank you my friend for believing in me. I am still sending prayers up for your dear Daisy dog.

With your loving, healing ways and with so many prayers going up to God's ear, I truly feel that she will get through this trying time. Our pets truly are family and when they hurt, we hurt.

I appreciate your appreciation and kindness.

God bless you and all your pets ~ past and present.

Love,
Linda
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Late ~

You are such a little sweetie pie. Yes, I do know that you read my poems and do not always reply. Just knowing you like my poetry and that you try to read every one of them, is VERY gratifying. There's no need to reply to them! ~ Mind you, it is always a treat when you do! lol

Love and a BIG (((HUG)))

Linda

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Naked One ~

Top o' the mornin' to you, Maureen! I appreciate you being happy for me and I'm pleased that you like the cover of my book. I get goosebumps whenever I look at it. As soon as my friends and family saw it, they all had the same reaction ~ that it was me! It certainly does represent my spirit!

Sending a warm hug your way,

Linda
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I am so proud of you... Your wonderful poems and delightful self have brightened my world and lifted my spirits so many times... I can't wait to hold your book in my hands... you are always held in my heart.
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Suthern One ~

~ and I can't wait, either, for you to hold my book in your hands! It will feel as though we are connecting even though we are miles and miles away. A little piece of me will be in my friend's home! That's a nice feeling, Ruth!

Love you!

Linda


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19 posted 12-23-2009 07:50 AM       View Profile for Honeybunch   Email Honeybunch   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Honeybunch's Home Page   View IP for Honeybunch

Congratulations, dear Linda!  May the sales go off the graph!  Sending good wishes for a successful eye operation.  

And now that you're famous, don't forget us here.  


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Helen, that was a honey of a sweet thing to say! Thank you! Yes, the sales are really mind-boggling! I get such a thrill out of the reactions that my book has been getting. My publisher informed me that people have been coming back and to order multiple copies! I'm blown away by it all! If it weren't for my pip friends who have believed in me, I doubt that I could have believed in myself enough to go ahead and sign on the dotted line. The whole process was somewhat intimidating and I shied away from the prospect when the publisher approached me several months earlier at an open poetry mic nite. Well, when she contacted me again several months later, I knew that when opportunity knocks twice, I had best open that door and walk through it! Now I am very glad that I did!

Love 'n a hug,
Linda
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21 posted 12-29-2009 05:23 AM       View Profile for Marchmadness   Email Marchmadness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marchmadness

Congratulations!, Linda. What exciting news for such a wonderful angel.
                                Ida
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Marchmadness ~

My dear Ida Belle, yes, this is very "exciting" for me and I appreciate your warm response to my news! Thank you for your kindness, dear lady friend!

Sending love and a big happy hug for the new year,

Linda


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Now this is a book I am totally excited to read. Excellent picture and reviews.

Can't wait to purchase it!
So tell me, are you thinking of writing a second one?

Happy Holidays,

ARCTIC WIND
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Linda....This is wonderful news...I'm so glad I stopped into Pip and saw this so well deserved announcement.  I'm so proud of you.  Congratulations, lovely Angel of Earth!!  
 
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