I am so excited to present Foery MacDonell, bestselling author of Historical novels like; Laird Of The Mist and The Fool’s Journey. She is also the CEO of the publishing-house, Moongypsy Press, with a fantastic vision of the future of all under wing.
And today, she presents to you, her first poetry book, The Rhythm To Your Rhyme, a collection of her lyrics and poems. We had a chance to get a little into the makings, and here is what she had to say.
As a writer of Historical Romance, what was it is like for you to write poetry vs novels?
Foery: I started writing poetry in the early 80’s as a way to journal myself without my ex-husband understanding what I was talking about. It was sort of a code to myself and a chronicle of feelings and observations. I never started out to be a poet, per se. It just happened. Where a novel takes me a lot of research (Historicals), poetry is spur of the moment and in the moment. I don’t have to think. It is a liberating thing.
That is fascinating! And I can totally understand that sense of instant creation, over something that takes so much time and planning. What did you feel while writing, how does the process work with you?
Foery: It depends on what I am writing. I really feel I am sort of channeling the character I am writing and I see the scene – hear their voices, smell the environment. It is very intense and more like a meditation.
When you decided to compile your poems and lyrics, what inspired you to publish it?
Foery: People kept telling me to publish it. Until I collected them all to give to my daughter for her music (she is a singer/musician) I didn’t realize how many I had written over the years. I sent them to a friend who suggested I put them into book form. So what the heck, I did!
What are your favorite poems in The Rhythm To Your Rhyme?
Foery: Decree is my favorite. It expressed all the fears and insecurities I was feeling during my last pregnancy at the age of 30. I was facing my fourth c-section and a bit frightened. I had thought my childbearing was finished until I met my second husband and decided to have one more. Thank God, because Tierney is the Light of my life.
My second favorite is The Rhyme. It speaks to me of true and everlasting love. Although I have yet to experience that, I do believe in it and I keep hoping!!
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Thank you for coming by Foery! It was a blast.