The Moonlit Goddess
Author, Digital Artist, Photographer,
A Multitude of Blessings This 2019!
Here is a list of my accomplishments for 2019, so far! Thank you to everyone who is consistently viewing my website and reading my blogs and listening to my podcasts and has always been a beacon of light in the darkness. Your constant encouragement and praises are what motivates me to try harder and to keep going!
John of Art, the second novella in the Seasons of Change novellas, is now available on Amazon in paperback or Kindle e-book format. Click on the first picture below of the book cover to get your copy now! $12 paperback/$10 Kindle e-Book
Here is the blurb for John of Art:
John of Art, a sequel to A Wynter’s Tale, is the newest novella in The Moonlit Goddess’ Seasons of Change series.
Wynn and Lin are settling into their newly married life in Wister Bay, Maine. When Wynn gets some devastating news about his new fledgling business, he and Lin find themselves in a familiar predicament that brought them together years back. As Wynn tries to re-navigate his life once again, Lin’s business as a psychologist is thriving. Her new client, Simone Soares, comes to Lin seeking coping strategies for her depression and anxiety. The majority of Simone’s troubles stem from her caring for her ailing father, João “John” Soares, who is suffering from advanced dementia. What Simone got instead was a whirlwind of chaos she had not expected. A chance meeting with a mysterious, out of town stranger helps Simone handle her grief, financial hardships, and the origins of her birth. With the help of those around her, Simone learns compassion, empathy, inner strength, and above all else, forgiveness.
For the first time, my new work is now featured in e-book format in other outlets like B&N, iBooks, and anywhere e-Books are sold. Just look me up under any search as PSG Lopes (The Moonlit Goddess Presents: A Seasons of Change Novella: John of Art) wherever you purchase your e-Books. Paperbacks through new outlets will also be available soon and I’ll make those links available to you all as the author copy of the paperback is approved in the upcoming weeks. I chose a different distributor this time around so that my books would reach more people. I am making sure that everything is perfect before formally releasing it on a broader scale. I will keep you updated when the paperback is available through B&N and other outlets. Lastly, the audiobook will be produced soon and will be coming out in late summer. I will update you all and provide the link for that as well when the time comes. The book has a song which accompanies it and you can listen to that here: www.themoonlitgoddess.bandcamp.com
Thank you all for continuing to visit my website!
I’ve already got my eye on my next two projects and I’m in the developing stages of both! I’m always thinking ahead!
NOW AVAILABLE IN THE AUDIBLE, AMAZON, and iTunes apps: My first audiobook for my novella, A Wynter’s Tale! It is narrated by voice-over artist Chris Kenworthy! I am so proud of this work and having my work created as an audiobook has been a dream of mine for a long time! I am so happy to see it come to fruition! It is available now for $14.95 on the above platforms! I hope that you all enjoy!
Click the following orange links below to get your copy of my audiobook in the various platforms:
Amazon: A Wynter’s Tale via Amazon!
iTunes: A Wynter’s Tale via iTunes!
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Dark Musings Poetry Anthology: Volume 3: The Wilted Perennials of Yesteryear! [Click on the image below to order on Amazon for Kindle ($9) or Paperback ($25)]Dark Musings Poetry Anthology: Volume 3: The Wilted Perennials of Yesteryear was featured in my town’s local paper!
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You are all the reason why I continue!
Hello everyone! I am so excited to announce the release of my latest work! Dark Musings Poetry Anthology: Volume 3: The Wilted Perennials of Yesteryear is now available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle Editions! I am so very proud of this work! This was my focus throughout the whole month of January. As many of my readers already know, 2019 started off with heartbreak. I saw two forks in the road for myself in 2019. I could have either taken the self-destructive path and allowed what I went through to destroy me internally, or use my pain productively and focus on my writing. So, I chose to work on my writing and rebuild all of the momenta I had lost in 2018.
For Dark Musings Volume 1, I had focused on my transition from leaving education to becoming a writer and that volume focused greatly on loss, and rebuilding my life from the ground up. Dark Musings Volume 2 was an experimental anthology where I wrote my very first epic poem and decided to incorporate illustrations, photography, and short stories with this work. I simultaneously released Volume 2 with the 2nd edition of Volume 1 to incorporate photography in this edition as well.
For Dark Musings Volume 3, I decided to include 45 poems and one short story entitled, “The Clown-Covered Canvas.” The 45 poems in this volume vary in topics including heartbreak, nostalgia, how I am coping with my dad’s dementia, and feminism. I experimented with several types of poetry such as: haiku, sestina, sonnets, concrete poetry, ekphrastic poetry, elegies, villanelles, acrostics, epigrams, limericks, free verse, tanka, and more! I tried to really vary the styles of each poem. I am very proud of this work. Since the theme for Volume 3 is “The Wilted Perennials of Yesteryear,” I decided to incorporate my photography of nature. I included pictures of flowers, landscapes, and photos depicting the handiwork of mother nature.
Here are pictures of the front cover and back cover of my book:
The back cover blurb reads:
Dark Musings Poetry Anthology: Volume 3, The Wilted Perennials of Yesteryear, focuses on heartbreak, loss, nostalgia, and coping with the illness of a loved one. The third anthology of the Dark Musings Poetry Anthology series contains forty-five poems and includes one bonus short story, “The Clown-Covered Canvas.”
For those of you interested, you may purchase my book using the orange links below:
Kindle Edition: $9
For those of you interested in my back catalog of other written works, please visit my Amazon Author Page for my writing: PSG Lopes/The Moonlit Goddess’ Amazon Author Page
Or Amazon Marketplace for my song single, “In Recovery”: PSG Lopes/The Moonlit Goddess Song Single “In Recovery”
I am trying to work on possibly doing a Virtual Launch Party for Dark Musings Volume 3. I will update you more about that as and when it happens. For now, I am currently in the process of working on my next project. I am wasting no time and diving right in. I currently have 2 more things I’m working on at the moment. I want to thank the followers of my blog and social media, my weekly listeners of my podcast, and my friends and family who have supported me throughout this odyssey of mine.
Thank you for never giving up on me! Thanks to anyone who supports my work. I hope that you enjoy the work that you will kindly leave feedback on Amazon. It really greatly helps with spreading the word out on what I do!
On a side note, for those of you who missed it yesterday! Yesterday’s podcast was the first interview I conducted with the ever-talented comedienne and writer Amanda Lynn Baez! We had so much fun talking about our career paths, women working in competitive creative fields, feminism and so much more! I was so happy to do this interview for several reasons. Firstly, Amanda is a former student and I love highlighting success stories of those who have graduated. I absolutely love Amanda’s positivity and fearless nature. She will let nothing get in the way of her success. She was an inspiration to me and motivated me as well. Last night, I was interviewed for my local paper and I was nervous about it in the morning but after conducting that interview with Amanda earlier in the day, and just hearing her story of empowerment and courage, that really helped provide me with my own confidence to proceed with my own interview later that evening. I am a firm believer in the saying, “everything happens for a reason!” So, thank you, Amanda! I wish you much success and luck in life!
If you haven’t yet, give the podcast a listen. Just click the orange link below! Thank you so much!
If any women are interested in being interviewed for my podcast please email me at email@example.com
We can set up a time to do our podcast. I am highlighting women of all ages who are entering, have entered, or are well-established in entrepreneurial or creative fields and who would like to highlight their success stories to my listeners. These are volunteer spots as I cannot currently afford to pay my guests, but volunteers do get copies of my books and other fun treats for their time!
Thanks again, everyone! Onward and Upward!
HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2017:
I am very pleased to announce the release of my first children’s book: The Moonlit Goddess Presents: The Will O’ The Wisp Tales: Children’s Books: Little Stan’s Lucky Day! It is available on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle Edition formats! The paperback version is $12 and the Kindle edition version is $3. I am very proud of this work and this is a real dream come true to be able to publish my first children’s book of hopefully many more to come. My children’s book has been chosen as one of the books to be read aloud at a children’s book festival for the month of October 2017 in Ireland.
Here is the blurb of my book, Little Stan’s Lucky Day:
Little Stan was just a 5-week old kitten when he was found all alone and scared outside in the backyard.
At first, he was afraid, but then he learned to play with his new fur friends inside his new forever home!
Stan is just one of many stray kittens that were lucky to have found a nice, warm home and a great new family!
If you are interested, please order here on my Amazon Author Page (click on the link below). This book has been entered in a very prestigious contest sponsored through Amazon that would help me become signed by a distinguished publishing company along with being mentored by great literary professionals. Every purchase of my book helps me get closer to a chance to win! Also, for every purchase of my children’s book, a small portion of the proceeds will be donated to local animal shelters. Thanks so much for reading and please don’t forget to leave feedback for the book after you have purchased and read it! Thanks again!
The music single for my poem, “In Recovery,” which is featured in my Dark Musings Poetry Anthology: Volume 1- 1st and 2nd edition is now available to purchase on Amazon Prime. You can purchase the CD here for $10 on Amazon Prime here:
The lyrics and melody of the song are my own, but I had a production team lay out the vocals and guitar for the song. Check out the sample in the video below. I hope you all like it!
IT’S OFFICIAL!!! The Moonlit Goddess Presents: Dark Musings Poetry Anthology: Volume 2: The Storm Over Vermillion Fields: An Epic Poem is OFFICIALLY RELEASED ON PAPERBACK AND KINDLE EDITION EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH AMAZON!!!!
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Here is the Blurb for Volume 2:
Introducing Dark Musings Poetry Anthology: Volume 2.
Volume 2 features the epic poem, The Storm Over Vermillion Fields, composed and illustrated by PSG Lopes. The Storm Over Vermillion Fields addresses the old adage: Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover. Along with the epic poem, Volume 2 features poems, short stories, free writes, song lyrics, and other dark musings. Themes and genres vary throughout each poem and story. Some themes include romance and love, seasons, nature, revisiting the past, depression, yearning for change, horror, and so much more. Artwork accompanies all writings. Most of the photographs were taken by the author PSG Lopes. A few photographs were donated to PSG Lopes for Volume 2. Acknowledgments of photographs are listed inside. All art designs are by PSG Lopes solely.
Volume 2 Includes the Following Works:
- The Storm Over Vermillion Fields (Epic Poem)
- I Thought You Were Different
- You’re All Wrong, You’re All Right
- I Wanted to Be an Accountant Once
- In Search of Me
- Maggie K.
- The Peacock
- The Turn of the Season
- The Many Tears I’ve Cried (Where Were You?)
- The Only Place I Know
- Empty Promises
- A Series of Three: The Haikus (The Effects of Rain, The Torture of Winter, Romance)
- The Little Panda
- A Night Among the Living
- A Breath of Freedom
- World Peace
- A Darkened Fairy Tale
- Twin Flame
- The Long-Lost Milk Jug
- The Longest Train Ride
- The Final 24 Hours
- The Loosened Slipper
- The Seeing Eye
- A Lady’s Knight
BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE!! I have also RE-RELEASED The Moonlit Goddess Presents: Dark Musings Poetry Anthology: Volume 1 as a 2nd edition!!!! FEATURES PHOTO ART AND A SMALLER SIZED BOOK! 77 pages of poetry, song lyrics, and other dark musings along with photo art to accompany each work! Featured on glossy color printed paper! Also available exclusively through Amazon!
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Here is the blurb for Volume 1, 2nd edition:
2nd Edition of Dark Musings Poetry Anthology: Volume 1. NOW INCLUDES PHOTO ART FROM PSG LOPES!!
The following anthology includes thirty poems, song lyrics, and other dark musings from author, PSG Lopes, AKA ‘The Moonlit Goddess.’ Themes for these works include love, both returned and unrequited, betrayal, ending friendships, starting over, finding family, depression, sadness, natural and supernatural elements, finding hope during hopeless times, and anger, among others.
The anthology includes the following poems:
Dark Musings Poetry Anthology: Volume 1
September 2016 Collection
#1 The Window
#3 In Recovery
#4 Nicolaus’ Suffering
#5 Divinia at Peace
#6 Impurity Scorned
October 2016 Collection
#7 Liberty Street
#9 The Palpability of Loneliness
#10 Small-Time Sinner
#12 Saying Goodbye to Hate
November 2016 Collection
#13 Calamity Me
#14 Rock Bottom
#15 The Leaves How They Fall
#16 Dark Side Fantasy
#17 Nightmares Calling Me
#18 Erotic Dance of the Supernatural
December 2016 Collection
#19 Ja-Ja James
#21 Amorous Embers
#23 Taking Flight
#24 When the Rain Comes
January 2017 Collection
#25 A Wicked, A Wicked
#26 Saving Me
#27 Take Me to My Aunt’s House
#28 Sick Day
#29 Does He Know It’s a Sin?
#30 Jubilant Behavior
What’s next on my writing agenda? Well, quite a bit! I have a lot on my plate right now. I am working on expanding The Moonlit Goddess Writing Line with my Children’s Books Series: The Will-O’-The-Wisp Tales. More on that coming soon! Also, I have my 2nd novella, John of Art, coming out Fall 2017! Finally, for now, I am also working on my autobiography as well. I am also a digital photographer and have been working on expanding my Red Bubble Store to include more digital photos of mine. Lastly, I just commissioned a recording studio to create a song using my poem, “In Recovery,” from Dark Musings Poetry Anthology: Volume 1 and Volume 2. I can’t wait for you all to hear the finalized product! The lyrics and melody are my own. The recording studio is writing the music for me and having a professional vocalist sing the track for me. So there are a lot of projects that I am juggling! Very exciting times! I hope you enjoy the Vol. 2 and the Vol. 1, 2nd edition and my novella, A Wynter’s Tale, in the meantime! There is a lot of writing I am brewing. I am grateful for your continued patience and understanding with these new releases. It was a real labor of love. I hope you enjoy it! Thanks a million!
Also available exclusively through Amazon:
The Moonlit Goddess Presents: A Seasons of Change Novella: A Wynter’s Tale
The reviews are in! See what people are saying about my first novella, A Wynter’s Tale, available now on Amazon in paperback and Kindle Edition!
“Linda is a very human character that a lot of readers will be able to identify with. You did a good job with her…she’s flawed, but lovable…like real people. As I kept reading, she continued to grow into a psychologically, emotionally, and socially complex individual…and I couldn’t wait to see what she did next!”-Tony from Scotland
“A Spellbinding, Modern Day Parable. Unfolding a modern-day fiction with an affable appeal, ‘A Wynter’s Tale’ is an adventurous narration of two charismatic characters ‘Linda’- Belinda Denise Martins Capwell Chamberlin and ‘Wynn’-Wynter Hawkings a retired, recovering air force pilot. Adopted by a wealthy couple after the accidental death of their only son- Gregory, Linda had all that money could buy, but was forced to keep out of sight from her cold despondent adoptive parents as she made a poor substitute for Gregory. A dramatic twist brings Linda to the pathway of Wynn Hawkings who has his own share of complications to solve and figure out.
Author PSG Lopes demonstrates the power of simple words and snappy dialogue in a spellbinding intriguing tale through the amazing camaraderie of Linda and Wynn as they embark on an adventurous journey of a lifetime that is sure to resonate with readers and evoke emotional attachment for each of the characters long after the last page has been turned. ‘A Wynter’s Tale’ is a delightful, entertaining and a heartfelt tale of headstrong characters superbly crafted, with well thought out diction that is sure to satisfy and appeal to the fans of any genre even light-hearted reads lovers. Highly recommended. It’s a well rounded, entertaining 5-star read.”
Check out this formal review here! A Wynter’s Tale Review
The Moonlit Goddess Presents: A Seasons of Change Novella: A Wynter’s Tale on sale now on Amazon for Paperback and Kindle Edition:
Paperback $6: A Wynter’s Tale on Paperback
Kindle Edition $3: A Wynter’s Tale Kindle Edition
Here is the blurb from the novella, A Wynter’s Tale:
Belinda ‘Linda’ Denise Martins Capwell Chamberlin appears to have it all. She has the looks, the rich upbringing, the top-notch education, and the equally rich and well-groomed fiancé that any woman could ever hope for. The reality; however, is that Linda is in a rut and spent years carrying the burden of past trauma.
Wynter ‘Wynn’ Hawkings is a retired Air Force pilot recovering from an injury after a routine training flight. After a year of convalescing at his parents’ home, Wynn is now feeling the pressures of his successful, married siblings to find another career and move out of their parents’ home and finally move on with his life.
After a chance meeting on Thanksgiving, Linda and Wynn go on the adventure of a lifetime, discovering a longing that they have both been missing their whole lives. Through positivity and humor, Linda and Wynn work together to overcome the tragedies and adversities they have faced in their lives.
Another venture is my Dark Musings Poetry Anthology: Volume 1, which is on sale now on paperback and Amazon Kindle! This contains 30 poems, song lyrics and free writes that are new and old of mine that I have written over the years and more recently. This was my first official work that I have written that was not only published digitally via Amazon Kindle but also available through paperback. Volume 1, 1st edition is poetry only, no artwork like 2nd edition contains. The price is $3 for Kindle ebook and $8.99 for paperback. Thank you all for your continued patience and support! This is a huge deal for me and I am very happy with how the book turned out! Order yours today here:
Dark Musings Poetry Anthology: Volume 1 on Paperback: $5: Dark Musings Poetry Anthology: Volume 1 on Paperback Available on Amazon
Dark Musings Poetry Anthology: Volume 1 on Amazon Kindle: $3: Dark Musings Poetry Anthology: Volume 1 on Amazon Kindle
Yet another venture of mine this year is actually through another means of expression. I just opened a Red Bubble Merchandise Shop of my cover art and logo brand. Check out my shop for new designs posted often! There are tons of items available like t-shirts, stickers, clocks, etc. New stuff from Vol. 1, 2nd edition and Vol. 2 added!
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