We are very saddened to announce the resignation of sir Don Luman-ag CEO and President of the Mckinkey Publishing Hub (MPH) due to his health issue. His departure was a big blow to MPH. We are very grateful for the opportunity to have worked with sir Don over the past months. Together, we have published 24 books and spearheaded key initiatives in MPH and self-publishing industry. VP Eureka will be the acting President while the position is still vacant.
The consolation to the abrupt and dismal event, however, is that we have recruited Mary Rose Lagunsad to take the position of Executive Vice President and Editor-in-Chief.
We are fortunate to have Marose join us at MPH, as she is an accomplished and proven writer and leader.
We are also proud to introduce to you three more additions to the MPH team. Mr. Al Baleda as Art Director, Kira Ryuzaki as Marketing Director and our digital artist Mc. Zeus Bautista Tope.
In this blistering display of poetic brilliance, he proves time and time again that poetry is not a dying art. As each poem holds emotions that have bled directly from the author’s soul and are relatable to the lives we lead and the world in which we exist. Throughout the book, he uses imagery that is visually captivating and goes hand in hand with the ink that entwines them. In this book Sarfraz also collaborates with poets such as myself; Jack Tomlinson and others such as; Dennis Brown, Timothy DeVito, Charlene Phare, Zan Johns and Dona McCormack, combining rhythmic verses to touch the heart and cleanse the soul, all of which live within the pages of this book.
Some of my personal favourites are the heart-wrenching ‘Life Will Never Be The Same’ which is sure to bring a lump to anyone’s throat and the romantic tale of ‘When You Came Along’ which is simply a classic among classics, it is fair to say that this is Sarfraz Ahmed at his very best. Other notable mentions include; ‘The Sky Began to Cry’, ‘Lovers’, ‘And Then They Danced’, and ‘The Beautifulness of Your Face’. With over a hundred to choose from you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Talented British poet ‘Sarfraz Ahmed’ takes us on a journey of passion, pain, and love in this hugely anticipated fifth book. So, why not sit back and treat yourself, as you carefully turn each page and enjoy the beautiful ‘Gift of Poetry’.
Jack Tomlinson/Poet UK
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sarfraz Ahmed lives and works in the East Midlands UK, and is professionally trained as a careers adviser, and has branched out as a trainer, assessor, and careers writer. He has been writing poetry for over twenty years. He has contributed his poems to many anthologies published over the years, including Paint the Sky with Stars, United Press, Open Door Magazine, as well as many other contributions. His debut collection of poetry, Eighty-Four Pins was originally published in 2020; it was well-received, receiving great reviews globally prompting a second edition release in February 2022.
In February 2021, he published ‘Two Hearts’ A Journey Into Heartfelt Poetry with Annette Tarpley, this book became an instant Amazon bestseller, and reached a global audience. He is also a moderator and administrator for Passion of Poetry site on Facebook and will be the editor for their debut first anthology The Passion of Poetry – Poetry Inked with Passion.
In May 2021 he was recognised as a World Contributor Poet, recognised for his contribution to poetry by Administrators, Poetry and Literature World Vision, decided to feature the contemporary poets of the world who are globally renowned, acclaimed or recognised, distinguished, or personalised poetically.
He has a growing legion of fans online, on Facebook, also on Instagram Page #sarfrazahmedpoet. He is also a regular on the open mic circuit and has done many sessions globally. His poetry is also available on YouTube in ‘The Poets Lounge’, and in July 2021 he was featured on New York Parrot Literary Corner — E121: ‘Exploring the Inks of Sarfraz Ahmed’, also available on YouTube.
From the imagination of Annette Tarpley and Rhett Cripps comes a truly beautiful story that is sure to capture the hearts and minds of children everywhere. ‘The Bird and the Dragonfly’ is a timeless tale of how friendship grows between an unlikely pair, delightfully engaging a true classic, captured beautifully by Alfonso Baleda, an award-winning artist whose illustrations bring to life the words of the poet.
The Bird and the Dragonfly will be much loved by children worldwide, an exhilarating tale – the stuff that dreams are made of!
Annette Tarpley hails from the United States, is a poet and writer globally renowned author of poetry books Poetry Potpourri and Two Hearts – a journey into heartfelt poetry, co-authored with poet Sarfraz Ahmed. She is the founder of one of the largest global Facebook poetry groups ‘The Passion of Poetry’. Her poetry has featured in many global anthologies, and has won many awards for her work. The Bird and the Dragonfly is her debut children’s book.
Sarfraz Ahmed/Poet UK
About the Author
Annette (Wengert) Tarpley was born in Marshalltown, Iowa. She grew up mostly in Cedar Rapids, Iowa where she attended most of her school years. There were two career paths she contemplated, Writing/Journalism, or Nursing. She chose the later and has been a nurse for 40 years. She worked as an ER nurse for over 20 years, as a forensic nurse examiner for 15 years, caring for victims of crime and violence.
In 2003, she returned to school while working and caring for her family. She had relocated to Virginia in 1993 and completed her BSN, and her MSN at Radford University. In 2010 she started her career as a Nurse Practitioner and has worked in a variety of settings. Board Certified in family practice, she has also worked in psychiatry and geriatrics. She continues to practice as a nurse practitioner.
In 2020, after much urging to have her poetry published, she published her first book, “Poetry Potpourri.” Also, in May of 2020, she started her own Facebook poetry site, “The Passion of Poetry,” which now has 23,000 members worldwide. She is very active in the poetry community and has hosted many open mic events for her group. Coming soon is a stand-alone website called, “Pop-Star Poetry,” where she, along with other POP administrators, will publish poets. Annette is an internationally renowned poet, and has won numerous awards and accolades. Her second book was published and co-authored with renowned poet Sarfraz Ahmed, “Two Hearts,” and reached #1 status on an Amazon best-selling list. Annette has many videos on YouTube, some of which she has recited for herself and others. Some of the videos were published by The Sparrow, and some were narrated, and compiled by Alan Johnson of The Poets Lounge, a renowned narrator and musician who also composes, plays and compiles videos. Annette also has been interviewed many times and participates in live poetry events internationally. In December of 2021, Annette began to write short stories, all four have been published in books. She has been published in numerous anthologies and online publications and has been featured in literary magazines. She has started on her lifelong dream, writing a novel based on bullying from a poem she wrote, “The Ballad of Ned.” Annette enjoys thriving in a community where she can grow, but also rejoices in the accomplishments of others, and also promotes their talents in the literary world.
“Finding God” by Bam Dev Sharma, is a collection of eighteen stories, meant for children aged eight to twelve years old. Stuffed with moral values and life lessons, the characters appear as human beings like farmer, boatman, merchant, hermit, king, woodcutters, and milkman. The children can easily feel and empathize with them. Humor, satire, irony, allegory, and fun abound in the stories to entertain young children in reading activities. Furthermore, love, compassion, fellow feeling, and mutual coexistence are specifically highlighted so that children imbue values and try to live with them. In the world of artificial intelligence, these stories may be sources of enhancing human values that are declining in the contemporary world.
About the Author
Bam Dev Sharma is a university assistant professor teaching poetry and children’s literature to graduate students. He has been teaching over the last twenty-two years at Tribhuvan University, Ratna Rajya Laxmi Campus. He has published several collections of poetry internationally. Also, he has published three collections of children’s stories in the US.