Inspiration Import ~ Books!

Inspiration Import is a company I (Lesley Fletcher) registered many years ago. I re-registered it as a Publishing company in 2009. I have independently published  my own 4 books so far under this imprint … aspiring to one day publish other like-minded artists poets and authors. My voice is that of humanity and so I have written my books to encompass emotions and challenges that face everyday people. My focus is on connection and listening and being part of a gentler world.

Each of my books carry full colour illustrations with the exception of ‘5 Pillars of the Gypsy’ which includes my various artwork including monoprints, acrylics, water colours, collages and alternative art. All covers are my artwork also.

These are my books and a review of each. If you click on the title it will lead you to Amazon where you can ‘PEEK INSIDE’  :) 

5 Pillars of the Gypsy    A book of art and verse 

“I enjoyed this collection of poetry more than any I have read previously. Some of the poems are musical and had an incantatory effect on me.

Leslie has adapted a beautiful style of writing poetry. She uses a bit of the traditional style and a diverse technique of writing.

All of the poems are easily interpreted and many are heartwarming.
I’d like to give you an example from two of my favorites:

Lone Dancer

With her music
And her memories
Clearly all exposed
Of her gracefulness of movement
From her head right to her toes.

The Mission

Childish thoughts please stay with me,
With those I will not falter,
Sadness, jealousy and grief,
Just stay inside the water.

I look forward to reading more poetry written by this very talented author.”

Amazon Review by Rebecca Scarberry  Twitter @scarberryfields

Hey Angel! - An early reader/bedtime story

“A beautiful book for your children. Lesley writes in a rhyme style children love and her Angel topic is a good moral lesson for all children to learn. I am old and still believe in my guardian angel’s help in getting me through tough times.”
Amazon Review by Mary M. Forbes Twitter @Maryauthor

All I Want for Christmas is a Wishmas Tree - Focusing on cultural integration for 6-10 yrs

” I read the Wishmas Tree and I love it!  I am so amazed by your writing skills. You really get the target audience and write for that level, it’s not easy to switch styles so easily. You must have been a writer in a past life. “

via email  Karen Figler

 

 

Prom Girls – a North American Rite of Passage – Follows the last year of high school & ritual 13 yrs+

“Prom girls is not as light and fluffy as you might expect. I like the funny stories and the sad stories equally. One of the stories is written in the language of ‘texting’ as a young man describes his anxieties of asking out a girl.”

Amazon Review by Jean Ann French

 

 

Thanks to all who have dropped by – Lesley 

Please visit my website to view more artwork

142 thoughts on “Inspiration Import ~ Books!”

  1. Nice samples..I enjoy poetry that is rhythmic and clearly understood.

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  2. Wonderful poem,The rhythm the content the wording.Thank you for liking my post Scheherazade.Jalal

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  3. Hi Lesley! I gave you The Booker Award. It’s pretty awesome. Check it out: http://ladaray.wordpress.com/2012/10/23/i-received-the-booker-award/

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  4. a bunch of happy reads i see

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  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog, Lesley, and I’m glad you liked it! I enjoyed yours as well. Have a blessed week.

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  6. Lovely page, writing and art Lesly. Thanks for following my blog and I hope you come again and chat sometime – nice to know you. I shall be back, this is all fascinating. Have a great week.

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    • Thank you Jane. I will have to give myself some time to stroll through your blog also.
      If I remember correctly, Morgen set it up for you in conjunction with a book launch. I hope you and you book are doing well.
      Looking forward to your posts xx

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      • Hi thanks for your reply which I have only just been shown on here! so sorry. No Morgen didn’t set this up but she does publish my short stories and Flash fiction from time to time. do pop back and say hi and I will make sure I find you next time…what a pain not showing! Love your pages and often have a browse. Take care and have a great week.

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  7. You are an inspiring and creative soul Lesley and I wish you well in your writing adventures. Thank you for all of your visits and support of art rat cafe…

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  8. Lesley, I nominated you for the Reader Appreciation Award because I love reading your blog: http://ladaray.wordpress.com/2012/09/22/award-party-on-lada-ray-blog-beautiful-new-photos-of-russia/ Check it out (includes great new pics of Russia)!

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  9. That is an impressive set of achievements! Congratulations!
    Thank you for stopping by my blog earlier and leading me to yours :-)

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  10. WordsFallFromMyEyes said:

    What a wonderful, wonderful lot of accomplishment here – just fantastic. Inspiring, as I hope to publish too! :)

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    • Thanks so much. It is a lot of hard work being an indie writer and publisher but I am proud of myself for hanging in.
      I wish you much success in your quest. If you want to self-publish then this is the time. Although there is loads of competition, the gateways are abundant with information and guidance.
      Just dot all of your i’s and cross all of your t’s (as well as your fingers and toes) – If your stars are aligned and the Universe speaks then listen ;)

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  11. Wow! I am impressed. Thank you very much for visiting my blog.

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  12. thank you so much for visiting my blog Lesley, very nice.
    Wish you a fine new week with many warm greetings, Greetje

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  13. Excellent Les! I was just thinking about a new book for my table.

    Thanks for the suggestions.

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  14. Lesley,
    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today to read my article on Ireland. Appreciate it. Really enjoyed browsing your blog more today. Have a great one. Best, David

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  15. A lovely site and an inspiration to me – glad to add my thoughts to those expressed already :-)

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  16. Lesley, I followed a link in one of your comments and landed here. I had no idea that you wrote children’s books! I love your writing style and want to read one, which one would you recommend first?

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    • Woman to woman I can recommend ‘5 Pillars of the Gypsy’ because it will have the biggest impact on your life personally. It is now available in e-book format which I am happy about because it opens up options.

      Now, if you have a child at the grade 2/3 level and want to share the customs of Islam and how being in a Christian culture affects Muslims – All I Want for Christmas is a Wishmas Tree is perfect. It just sums up family, friendship, and the link between the two biggest religions.

      Your choice Donna – Thanks so much for coming by. I will message you Hey Angel! in PDF for fun.

      I actually love all my books :D hahaa! Can you tell?

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  17. you are so talented. glad to be your follower.

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  18. Four books– very impressive. Wishing you all the best! : )

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  19. Wow! My friends keep telling me I should publish my blog as a book one day. Who knows, I may be knocking on your door when I’m ready! :) A book about Spiritual World Traveling… yay!

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  20. Thanks for following.
    I love your style of poetry and will be back to read more
    Dorinda

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  21. Hi Lesley, I followed your link to here from a comment on my blog Six Word Saturday. From your comment I was expecting maybe a like minded post. I am really sorry that I don’t follow your suggestion to come here because of something I wrote
    I don’t mean to be dense , but today I think I am ~ BB

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  22. Hi Lesley,
    I’ve nominated you for the Beautiful Blogger Award. Click the link for details if you’re interested.
    Drew

    http://drewkail.wordpress.com/2012/08/11/beautiful-blogger-award/

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  23. Hi Lesley, I came to thank you for visiting my blog, and realized that I think I have followed you on another blog? Could it be? Your post here sounds so familar yet I do not have you as one I am following. I am perplexed.

    No matter, thanks so much for sharing with me. Blogging has been a very cool find for me. I appreciate reading the works of others, and adore the comments I receive back and on my own blog.

    Take care and I DO hope we see more of one another. ~ BB

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    • Hi, Yes it is possible you are following http://journeyofthegypsy.wordpress.com which is where I am providing a back story to my latest book, posting poems and art from it.
      I do all of my commenting from Inspiration Import but perhaps you were somehow led there, initially. It can be quite an elaborate web sometimes!
      I have seen your comments around quite a few Blogs that I follow so I am certain our paths will cross again soon. And, I am now following yours via email as I find my reader is ‘confused’ most days (daze).

      Who would have guessed that meeting people in this virtual way would be so satisfying?
      I too am amazed BB,
      xx Lesley

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      • It must be your other blog, it sounds really familar, yet I still must not have followed it as I’m not receiving alerts. I’m surprised that I did not. Thanks again, we will defintely run across one another.

        Blessings ~ BB

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  24. Lesley, I know I visited this page earlier because I Liked it! I don’t see, however, where I left comments. Congratulations on wonderful reviews. I do love your writing and enjoy your posts immensely. My book wishlist is growing by leaps and bounds!

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  25. Hej Lesley,

    I have nominated you for The Very Inspiring Blogger Award because the love that emits from your work warms my heart and your path is an inspiration for me.

    More information here:

    http://wp.me/p2kIdV-ew

    Just wanted to let you know.

    Much love! :)

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  26. Yay! I’m so glad I found your blog

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  27. Hi Lesley

    Really enjoying your blog. I linked to you from today’s post at soulsnet.com “Why should I keep my mouth shut?”. Am sure my readers would enjoy your blog too.

    Corinne

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  28. A new fan! Thanks for the inspiring blog!

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  29. Lesley, you are doing something important here- both through your own writing and through your promotion of the work of others. Glad we connected. Tom

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    • How generous of you to say that Tom, thank you so much. I have been overwhelmed with the support, talent and inspiration here on WordPress and so thrilled to make new connections too.

      I feel I have learned so much through other people like yourself. ( I just finished reading your post of the day and found it to be related to mine today )

      Lesley

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  30. WELCOME! Thank you for subscribing to my blog. I hope you are encouraged, inspired and enjoy the photos I take of everyday life and events as I journey through my retirement years.

    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

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  31. Thanks for following my blog, Lesley and thereby leading me to yours.Wow! A published author!.(one of my dreams too!) I loved the few poems that I read and will come back for more(I’m following you too now!) – Deepa

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  32. Hey Leslie. I know what you mean about that email thing. Lucky for you I am not more popular. I clicked the “Notify me of follow-up comments via email” on this fantastic photograph blog Canadian Hiking or something like that and got like 60 emails for days, and there is nothing you can do about it. lol I no longer do that ever….lol
    I just try and remember to check back for responses. They need to fix that and have a private messaging system. Oh well.

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  33. Loved your blog thanks for leading me here….so very interesting. Thanks for visiting mine as well….do pop back and comment if you like anything I come up with and in the meantime I shall keep an eye here too. Good luck for your all your projects.

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  34. Hi Lesley. Super happy we “bumped” into each other out here on the vast ole’ web. It seems we are very like-minded! I am happy to follow your Yellow Brick…:)

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  35. Beautiful blog and I’m now following!

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  36. the poems are really lovely!

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  37. Excellent work you have here my friend

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  38. Hello Lesley – thank you for stopping by my blog. I am just paying a return visit and having a little nosy around. :)
    Holly

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  39. cjlevatino said:

    I love your Blog and your poems..very nice!

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  40. Thank you for the like and the blog follow, humbled greatly! I am new to the possibility of self-publishing and it warms my spirit to see so much success in others! Have a wonderful day!

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    • Great ! There is nothing like holding your first book in your hands and smelling it and kissing it :) My pleasure to follow you and your work. If you need any guidance please feel free to email me. I will be away for the next couple of weeks but after that I will be available.

      Sincerely, Lesley

      btw if I comment on your Poems you will need to release me from Spam (grrr Askimet)

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  41. thank you for following, Lesley! It is so nice to meet you! Linda

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  42. Hi Lesley, thanks for liking my post. Good to see a fellow self publisher in the ether.

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  43. What as lovely blog, Lesley :) Just discovered it through a reblog on 1EarthNow blog by Maddy Walsh. Subscribed!

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  44. Lesley thank you for your visit and liking Mystical Forest, I wanted to tell you I received % pillars 2 days ago and I am on my second or third read on certain ones. Your art work is fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful talents with all of us. Have a blessed beautiful day my new friend!

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  45. Thank you Lesley! I stopped by and Liked your blog as well! Nice to meet you! Gray

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  46. Hi Lesley, a lovely blog you have here. Your art is striking. Thanks for stopping by Writing Between the Lines. It is always good to connect with another writer. I look forward to learning more about you.

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  47. Hello my dear friend :) You are One Lovely Blog and please accept my gift to you here:

    http://allaboutlemon.com/2012/06/10/all-about-lemon-is-one-lovely-blog-plus-you-are-loved/

    Just because You Are Loved!
    Dolly xoxo

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  48. Hello Lesley,

    Thank you for following my blog. I hope I don’t disappoint you and that your visits in my blog have been and will always be a joyful ride! Thank you and lovely day to you! :-)

    Subhan Zein

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  49. Thank you Lesley for stopping at my (abut) .It is nice to hear from you.
    Best regards, Jalal Michael

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  50. Nice post .l enjoyed reading your beautiful thoughts.Wishing you success and happiness. Jalal Michael

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  51. A fine body of work here, congratulations on your success and much continued happiness in all of your artistic endeavors! The world needs more writers and artists – always a pleasure to find one :)
    Anne

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  52. thanks for the helping url you left in my blog about rhyming dictionary. God bless you! it may become quite a thing for me. yet to explore it.

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  53. Congratulations on what looks like a fine body of work, your initiative, and good luck on your goals – most worthy – Good luck with your blog as well. I see it’s a new effort. Look forward to more from you.

    Thanks for your visit.

    Warmest regards,
    Jamie

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  54. Hi Lesley, thanks for following my blog! I am only on WordPress since December last year, so I am a bit amazed that, including you, 151 people have subscibed by now.

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  55. wow ,so many people

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  56. Shanna McCloud said:

    Thank you for following my blog, and I wanted to tell you that I think your poetry and art are lovely.
    <3
    Shanna

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  57. Hi Lesley,
    I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blogger Award. Please don’t feel obligated to reciprocate but you deserve it my friend. http://wp.me/p1EYQD-gN

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    • Thanks so much! I didn’t know how this worked until today :) – I am unable to leave comments right now (I end up in everyone’s spam box for some reason) but I will go ahead and leave a comment and perhaps you could take me out of Spam? Much appreciated Rich – very much, Lesley

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  58. I support ! Very exciting.

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  59. Becky Doughty said:

    Thanks for the follow, Lesley! Wonderful website – following you, too.

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  60. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the follow

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  61. I love the blog! I am so glad that you are visiting my little corner of the internet

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  62. I also retweeted this blog post

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    • Thanks very much for the Tweet – I am afraid there is no money as yet but I am not set against making it some time! :)
      Te work involved and the learning curve has proven to be far more complex than simply writing, publishing and getting the word out.
      Fortunately I believe there is a swing happening as we speak allowing for change.
      Lesley

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  63. Cool the money is in publishing

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  64. :) always great to meet new – like minded people. Welcome!

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  65. Thanks for the Follow Lelsey! I returned the favor! ;-D

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