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Update September 2022

Update September 2022

September 2022 Update

Dear subscribers to my website,

A very special thank you for all your support and for spreading the word. The book is doing well. In the heat of the summer along with dipping my toes into the warm water at Parlee Beach I dared to do a few public readings and I finally have a Facebook page. That is a major step for me. Access to my website will remain available however, upcoming events will be announced on my Facebook page. Please check it out and give it a “like”! You can find it by searching for “Yolande Essiembre – Author” or by clicking on this link: Facebook

Update May 2022

Update May 2022

May Update 2022

It is here!

Spring has arrived and the cherry blossoms are appearing on my tree; ready to bloom! Every day the flowers will open up just a little more, until they perfectly achieve their full potential. That is amazing!

In my last blog, I shared that there was a strong possibility that my book would be published soon, and today, my book is published! It has appeared on Amazon and will make ​its way to other bookstores day by day until it becomes available in 39,000 bookstores. That also is amazing!

It will appear at Indigo/Chapters, Barnes and Noble and other stores in a few weeks (Amazon is just the quickest to post). It can be purchased in paperback or as an e-book.
Please go to the homepage of my website: for all the latest information.

Thank you for all your support and thank you also for helping me spread the word.

Update April 2022

Update April 2022

April Update 2022

Watch, listen, coming soon!

A new adventure is about to begin.  There is a very strong possibility that Long-Lost Mom will be published this Spring! The editing and interior design are done and have been approved. I love the book cover!  I am looking forward to sharing it with you. The proof reader is now doing a final check and I am learning about marketing. I had to work at changing my attitude about marketing. I viewed the promotion of my book as something to dread until I realized that I have been promoting it all along. Every time I tell someone that I am writing a book, every time I write an update in my blog, every time I participate in a writing course or retreat, every time I do a reading; I’m promoting my book. I already have a website, blog and a mailing list. It’s all part of marketing. With a little help, I can do this!  

Stay tuned. More news to come soon!


Update January 2022

Update January 2022

January Update 2022

Sometimes, it is hard to believe that spring is right around the corner. Especially, when the winter winds blow, the temperature drops, and my patio furniture is buried under three feet of snow!

I have also discovered that, sometimes, when publishing a book, it is hard to believe that it too will arrive with spring – as mine will! In a whirlwind of instructions and a long list of “To-Dos” (Endorsements, Acknowledgements, Layout, Font size, Book size and cover), the manuscript lies dormant under the details.

Nevertheless, deep inside of me there is a knowing, and there is hope, because spring always comes. And so will my book. I know that one step at a time, one day at a time, one word at a time, the book will be published. My goal is to do so by springtime!

A special thank you to those of you who shared my website and, a warm welcome to all new subscribers. A simple reminder: To read previous blogs simply click on “Blog” on the far-right corner at the top of my web page. 

Wishing you health and happiness in this new year.


April 2020 Update

April 2020 Update



I simply want to offer this poem.



Not cancelled!

Ours thoughts

Our imagination

Our creativity


Not cancelled!





Not cancelled!





Not cancelled!





Not cancelled!





Also not cancelled is my book.  As planed the last four chapters have been submitted to my coach for review. I am now waiting for comments. Then I shall rewrite and I will have completed the second draft.


Hoping that spring sprouts new life in each one of us!

Be well!