Well! What a year it has been and thank you for being part of this amazing time.
I am so thankful that 'As It Was' is out there in the world, online too! To think that this time last year
I was looking for an illustrator and 'As It Was' seemed a long way away!
So many of you helped the book along the way- thank you and I hope you LOVE it!!
I am so grateful to you all. Such a long list of friends who helped out in some way - we've had the radio interview,
the book launch (which was so much fun!) the interview with David, the video and the two readings of the poems.
Having Gray Bartlett at the launch was wonderful and I'm so happy that he attended. It was while I worked with
Gray that I started writing poetry and we found out more recently that we both had a very famous and wonderful
'influencer' in the great writer Ernest Hemmingway! 'The Old Man and the Sea' was a huge influence whilst at
school, have you read it, incredible story.
Since the launch we've been in the North Shore Times and completed the famous 'Elsewhere' questionaire with my
hero music writer Graham Reid. An interview with a Rural Magazine is also scheduled. Alot of my writing was
done on the West Coast in a small rural town only metres from the coast. In fact a few miles away, were some
of the 'Lord of the Rings' movie location shots. So beautiful and quiet enough that you can actually think
(and write) and have good old fashioned fun.
Next year I will start on another 'book' project so we will see how we go :)
Thank you again and I wish you and your loved ones a wonderful Christmas and the Happiest of Holidays.
P.S. If you enjoyed the book or a poem, I would love it if you wrote a quick review in the 'review section on
my facebook page':) www.facebook.com/pg/LouiseHaywardBooks/reviews/
- Louise Hayward
We had our book launch with a fabulous turnout, a reading of two poems by Louise Hayward. Gray Bartlett provided music
and it was a lovely atmosphere.
You can view the reading at Ode to Chris Cornell
We've been getting ready for the book to emerge from the printers. We've had a photoshoot,
our first review and we've had a radio interview with Tematera at the RedRoom Sessions Radio Show
(We are 10 mins from the end at 53mins:)
The radio show was so much fun and I hope you enjoy it too.
"Earthy, elemental, edging me into another epoch. "As it Was" is the ancient ebbing & flowing of love & longing in poetic heart-beats.
A coming home journey into ourselves & earth's bounty, of which hope is an essential treasure to be discovered."
- Janelle Fletcher - author of Dancing in Her Own Full Moonlight - the Ebb and Flow of Being Fully Woman.
"Absolutely perfect. Internationally impactful. A true professional in every way. Highly recommend."
- Brian Leonard