Author: JocelyneSK

  • Need a Proofeader or Copyeditor? Hire me through Reedsy.

    I’m often the one that friends and colleagues ask to proofread and edit their documents. As an English major, good grammar is important to me. I also have many many years of professional experience writing briefing notes, reports and various other documents. Aside from that, I’m also a voracious reader. One thing that always surprises […]

  • Dabke: a poem by JJSK

    Dabke Hand in hand shoulder to shoulder Winding line …

  • Enjoyable Summer with a Couple of Tough Moments

    Oh what a summer! Not exactly what I had planned…

  • She Danced: a poem by JJSK

    She Danced – for Joan. She told me once…

  • Carnivale: a poem by JJSK

    Carnivale – For Bernie. Winding …

  • Poem For My Father: You Are Always

    Happy father’s day! My Dad is that guy that anyone can call on for help with something. Especially if that help involves fixing or building something. He is a caring man that always looks after the people around him This poem is dedicated to him. You are always You are always up for a drink […]

  • Poem For My Mother: It’s OK If You Forget

    Happy mother’s day! This poem is dedicated to my mother, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s a couple of years ago. Despite her shrinking faculties, she amazes me by staying postive and even occasionally joking about her situation. It’s ok if you forget It’s ok if you forget where you put it. It’s got to be […]

  • Join Me On Reedsy

    I’ve recently discovered Reedsy (or rather, re-discovered, since it has been sitting in my bookmarks waiting for me to have a closer look), which is another reading-centred social site. It includes the expected features, such as adding and reviewing books you’ve read (just like Goodreads), but also had some other pretty cool features for aspiring […]

  • Temple Dancer: a poem by JJSK

    Temple Dancer Temple dancer carved in stone Posed here for a thousand years Do your legs ever get tired?

  • Draft2Digital for Self-Publishing

    I’m learning about the different resources that are out there to help writers who want to self-publish. I wish I had done more research on this before releasing The Muted Muse. One that I’ve recently discovered is Draft2Digital.com. I think I will try using this one for my next release. Some of these tools look […]

  • The Muted Muse Reviewed on Reedsy & Goodreads

    I logged in to Twitter this morning to find my name tagged in a Reedsy review of The Muted Muse! My chapbook is now live on @ReedsyDiscovery “A slim poetry collection with graceful words – evocative, emotive, and engaging – and beautiful metaphors.“ – Aneesha Shewani, Reedsy Reviewer Read more here… After following a few […]

  • The Muted Muse: A Poetry Collection E-Book Now Available!

    The Muted Muse: a poetry collection, January/March 2022 If you were one of the awesome people who pre-ordered the digital version, check your e-reader, it should now be waiting there for you! Buy now! Now available for $5.99 in e-book format for Kobo, Kindle, Nook and more (Also available in paperback for $9.99): https://books2read.com/TheMutedMuse Kobo […]

  • The Muted Muse – #1 New Release in Canadian Poetry on Amazon!

    So I was visiting my chapbook on Amazon so I could copy/paste the link on a post, and imagine my surprise to see “#1 New Release in Canadian Poetry” on my listing! How fun is that?!?! Don’t worry, I don’t have any delusions – it just means I have some awesome supportive friends and family […]

  • Rescue of a Dusty Old Friend

    I’ve been thinking about the old Underwood for a while now. I finally dragged this upstairs and gave it a little dusting. Feels like a visit from an old treasured friend.

  • The Muted Muse: A Poetry Collection – Paperback Now Available!

    Jocelyne’s first standalone chapbook of poems is now available in paperback! This little collection offers a variety of poetic forms to enjoy: short poems; haiku, free verse, humorous poems, confessional poetry, and declarations of self-deprecation and self-affirmation. The Muted Muse: a poetry collection, January 2022 Buy now! Available in paperback for $9.99 from Amazon, Barnes […]