My book Woman: Splendor and Sorrow #1 in Amazon Hot New Releases #bestselling author #poetry #poem

My Dear Readers,
Several announcements:

Woman: Splendor and Sorrow: Love Poems and Poetic Prose by Gabriela Marie Milton #1 in Amazon Hot New Releases

Yesterday, August 9, 2021, my poetry collection Woman: Splendor and Sorrow was #1 in Amazon Hot New Releases, Poetry Subjects and Themes. Yesterday, I became a bestselling author.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I have no words to tell you how humbled I am by your support, and by that of my followers from other social media outlets. Special thanks to my WP friends who are going through challenging times, and yet they still find ways to support and encourage me.

Equally, special thanks to my family, and to that wonderful person in my life who is a renowned and accomplished academic and author in his own right, and who he is now the “wind beneath my wings.”

My Dear Readers,  

Do not listen to any detractors. There will be people who will envy you. There will be people who will denigrate your work, and you personally. There will be people who will want to drag you down. Do not listen to them. Keep going. Keep shining. Keep writing. If I can do it you can do it too. I will support each one of you as much as I can.

Poetry Contest

To honor the community who have supported my writing journey and my work I plan to have a poetry contest in September.  I will ask you to write one poem inspired by a piece from my book Woman: Splendor and Sorrow and to list the name of the piece that inspired your submission. There will be prizes.  More info about the contest coming up in September.

MasticadoresUSA update

Thanks to Juan, MasticadoresUSA has now a new beautiful theme. There are several new posts on the site. For me MasticadoresUSA is a labor of love. It is a way of giving back to the WP community. Thank you to everyone who supports this site.

You can read the work of your fellow poets and follow the site here.

Love to everyone.

Woman: Splendor and Sorrow: Love Poems and Poetic Prose by Gabriela Marie Milton:

@Gabriela Marie Milton


203 thoughts on “My book Woman: Splendor and Sorrow #1 in Amazon Hot New Releases #bestselling author #poetry #poem

    1. Thank you so much hon. And thank you so much for your support all along.
      Sending love and hugs.

  1. Dearest Button this is tremendously wonderful news to wake up to. I know there will be more amazing interviews and awards on the way. I am not surprised by this delightful news. I truly believe your work will be studied and taught by University Professors in the years to come. I hope that all your dreams come true!!!! I could not be happier for you. Sending you all the congratulations 🎈🎊🍾 hugs and much love to you. I am grateful other people see the incredible magic in your words.
    All my love,
    Honeybun β€οΈπŸ€—πŸ¦‹πŸ˜˜β€οΈπŸ€—πŸŽˆπŸΎπŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ

    1. My dearest honeybun, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support and for your love. They mean the world to me. I am grateful beyond for your wonderful words. I do not know that my work will be taught in Universities but I do hope our friendship will last forever.
      Sending love and blessing, honeybun.
      Be well.

      1. Dearest Button,
        You are so welcome. I have believed this since I first started reading your work. After your first book I was utterly convinced that your uniqueness would captivate anyone who read them. I still believe this to be true. Our friendship will last forever.
        Thank you for your love and blessings and I am sending more back to you.
        So happy for you. I will be celebrating this great news and giving thanks. So incredibly grateful and happy for you. Have an amazing day of joy and celebrating!!
        Love ❀️ always,
        Honeybun πŸ€—β€οΈπŸ¦‹πŸ˜˜

      2. “Our friendship will last forever.” Thank you so much for this and for your kind words, honeybun. Sending love, blessings, and prayers your way.

  2. I like what you said about not listening to negative comments about one’s work. Some of it can be good feedback, but there are people who, generally, just don’t get it.

  3. Awesome! Congratulations Gabriela! Your poems are remarkable gems. I enjoyed your first book of poems and look forward to my copy of your latest. Very well deserved πŸŽ‚πŸŽˆ

    1. Suzette, that is so kind of you. I have never properly thank you for the wonderful review of Passion. I say thank you now and thank you also for your continuous support. You are a wonderful poet. I enjoy reading your work.
      Sending love.

      1. My pleasure and you are most welcome, Gabriela. I am delighted that you enjoy my little poems too. Sending love and blessings back to you as well. Cheers.

      2. I do enjoy your poems Suzette and I am learning a lot from you πŸ₯°β€οΈπŸŒΉπŸ₯°β€οΈπŸŒΉ

  4. In keeping with the times, your book is blazing. It’s so cool to be hot. Congratulations, Gabriela.

    1. Timothy, you always put a smile on my face. Thank you so much for your kind words. We are sending love , hugs, purr, and treats to everyone. have a magnificent day.

  5. Congratulations! This is wonderful! And thank you for your words of encouragement. There are ups and downs as us creative types do our craft and put it out in the world. To keep going and shining takes courage, and encouragement can help with those down times. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much for the congrats Dave. They mean a lot to me. “There are ups and downs as us creative types do our craft and put it out in the world” There are and we should help each and encourage each other. Thank you again and have a beautiful rest of the day my dear friend.

    1. Thank you so much my dearest B. I really appreciate your kind wishes. I hope everything is well with you and with your family.

    1. Thank you so much Punam. Thank you for your love and thank you for your support sweetheart πŸ™πŸ₯°β€οΈπŸŒΉ

  6. Huge congratulations, my dear Gabriela!!! I am so happy for you! You more than deserve it, keep inspiring πŸ€—πŸ–€

    1. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your beautiful words. I am deeply grateful for your support. Keep inspiring too. We all need kindness and inspiration. Sending huge hugs your way.

  7. Congratulations Gabriela! This is awesome! πŸ‘πŸΌ Spread your wings and soar girl. πŸ¦… Your hard work paid off and will continue to thrive. Cheers to your success! πŸ₯‚πŸ’–πŸ™πŸΌ

    1. Kym, thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am so humbled by your support and your kind words. It was hard work indeed and I appreciate you saying that. Cheers to your successes too. Enjoy the rest of your day.

  8. Guess who bought your book yesterday… will be reading it next week on Yorkshire’s eastern coast, a rare place for a Jurassic Devonian like me to be – on holiday with my wife and long standing friends… congratulations, Gabriela, you’re always be number one says he…

    1. You bought it yesterday! I am so grateful to you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart Eric. Have a wonderful time on Yorkshire’s eastern coast. “Jurassic Devonian like me to be” I beg to differ. You are great. You are young.
      “you’re always be number one says he…” You got me here. You are wittier than I am… but then you are English πŸ™‚
      Enjoy your vacation!

    1. Thank you so much πŸ™πŸ₯°β€οΈπŸŒΉπŸ₯°πŸŒΉβ€οΈ

  9. Congratulations Gabriela! This is thoroughly well-deserved and I am so happy for you 😊 I hope you are celebrating 🌹🌹🌹

    1. Thank you so much Ingrid. I don’t know if I deserve it but certainly I am happy with the news and most grateful to you and to everyone who supports me. I hope you had a great trip. You back?

      1. You certainly do deserve it 😊πŸ₯°πŸ˜Š I am still in the UK and am enjoying the mountains 😍

      2. Oh, that’s wonderful. I saw the pictures. They are really beautiful. Have fun ❀️🌺

      3. I am sure you will be inspired by the natural beauty. You always are 🌹🌸🌺

    1. Thank you so much my dear friend. You too. Stay inspired and may the muse be with you. Lots of love and hugs 🌺πŸ₯°πŸŒΉβ€οΈπŸŒΊπŸ₯°β€οΈ

    1. Aw.. thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am touched by your kindness 🌹πŸ₯°β€οΈ

    1. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Your kindness means a lot to me. We all can do it if we support and encourage each other.
      Huge hugs

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words and your wonderful support Cindy. It rains love. And I am sending you love and hugs ❀️🌹πŸ₯°β€οΈπŸŒΉπŸ₯°β€οΈπŸŒΉ

      1. You are such a sweetheart Cindy. I hope everything is well with you. Sending hugs for a beautiful evening πŸ₯°πŸŒΉβ€οΈπŸ₯°πŸŒΉβ€οΈ

    1. Monika, you are so kind. Thank you from the bottom of my heart πŸ™πŸ₯°β€οΈπŸŒΉ

  10. How lovely to read this tonight, dearest Gabriela. You are such an amazing human being; we appreciate you. Congratulations!! β€πŸŒΉπŸ¦‹xoxo

    1. Thank you from the bottom of my heart Jeff. Your beautiful words mean a lot to me. You are an amazing human being too and everyone appreciates you. You should know that. Have a great day tomorrow and thank you again πŸ₯°πŸŒΉβ€οΈ

      1. You’re most welcome, Gabriela. It is my pleasure, always. Ah, yes, I do know that and feel the appreciation from you and everyone, everyday. Such a loving and supportive community. Thank you, was a lovely day. Have a wonderful evening, my dear friend. ❀🌹❀

      2. My pleasure Jeff. Thank you for your kind words. The weekend is almost here. Enjoy πŸ™β€οΈπŸŒΉ

  11. holy shamoley! I often like to say, “don’t forget the little people” as a joke when somebody I know is successful, but in your case it feels not-funny because you’re the exact opposite of that, Gabriela <3


    1. Hi David, sorry for my late reply. There is nobody on my “little people list.” In fact don’t have a “little people list.” That said, my talented friend let me ask ask you a question: When do you plan to publish your first poetry book? I cannot wait to read it. Your wife got a beautiful poem for your wedding anniversary this year. What about a poetry book dedicated to her next year? What do you say?

      1. Gabriela, the comment about “little people” was just a silly joke πŸ™‚

        In terms of my first poetry book, I don’t quite feel that it makes much sense to publish a book (particularly of poems) without some sort of following. Producing a book that never gets sold would not be very fulfilling for me πŸ™‚

      2. David, I am glad you wrote. I am sorry I pointed out to it. I should have not done it. I keep thinking about it. I want to know we are ok. Are we ?
        David, you are extremely talented. You have plenty of followers. Many will help you as much as they can. You don’t write under a pen name. You have a community home that can help you too. You have everything going for you. And you have another anniversary coming up next year.
        This is my opinion. Of course, you do what you want. If you are not ready now, one day you will be.

      3. Gabriela, first of all, you & I are much more than alright – I took your comment seriously (and as a serious compliment), and it’s something that I had to think about how to answer because of the subject.

        Secondly, there’s absolutely no reason why you shouldn’t have suggested it. As I said above, I consider it a compliment – so thank you.

        I just feel… super skeptical about the whole thing. In today’s world, it’s all about promoting one’s self – even more so than the quality of one’s art. It’s about book tours, agents, etc…. I just… it feels to me (perhaps entirely irrationally) that any book I produce would simply end up in the infinite graveyard of unread books – almost nobody would ever know it exists, other than a few dozen individuals… and that would really make me sad.

        So, to a large extent, I feel like I need to work further on developing a name for myself – beyond my blog (which I have not done at all yet) before producing something that others would seriously consider spending money on.

        I suppose it’s all a cop-out… and/or my perfectionism being the enemy of what’s good for me…


  12. Congratulations and thank you for these words..

    Do not listen to any detractors. There will be people who will envy you. There will be people who will denigrate your work, and you personally

    1. Thank you so much for the congrats. That’s very kind of you. I am glad you liked those words πŸ™πŸ₯°

    1. Thank you from the bottom of my heart Manuela πŸ™πŸ₯°β€οΈπŸŒΉ

    1. Thank you for the congrats and for your beautiful words Florence. We need to encourage and to support each other. Have an inspiring day πŸ™πŸ₯°β€οΈπŸŒΉ

    1. Thank you so much Ishita. Sending love and huge thanks to you hon πŸ₯°β€οΈπŸŒΉπŸ€—πŸ₯°β€οΈπŸŒΉπŸ€—

    1. Thank you so much my dear. You are so kind. Sending love and good wishes your way πŸ™πŸ₯°β€οΈπŸŒΉ

  13. WOW Gabriela Amazing News but then again…I am not surprised!! You deserve all the honors and accolades..I’m so very happy for you! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸŒΉ I can’t wait for the contest (hope my book gets here in timeπŸ™) Much love to you and respect and admiration for the success of your new book!! πŸŒŸβ€οΈπŸ€—β£οΈ

    1. Thank you so much my fabulous Karima. Your words mean the world to me. I am so glad you want to participate in the contest. Hon, I will kick up the contest in the middle of September. So you have enough time. Sending love and huge hugs to you.

      1. Hugss n Huggs back bella poeta β€οΈπŸ’ƒπŸΎπŸ€— awww that is so sweet of you but it should arrive by end of the month inshAllah πŸ™

      2. Thank you hon. You are wonderful. Here is more hugs coming your way ❀️πŸ₯°πŸŒΉβ€οΈπŸ₯°πŸŒΉ

    1. What a beautiful comment. Thank you from the bottom of my heart πŸ₯°β€οΈπŸŒΉ

      1. I’m in Bg, hon, with mom. She’s ok now so they are resuming therapy, which is good. Pretty busy as sis is on vacation now, helping mom with meds, appointments, grocery shopping. I enjoy just being with her.

      2. I am glad she is ok and you are with her. Sending love and keeping my fingers crossed. It’s probably going to get busier so B don’t forget to get some rest too. Love you hon πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°

      3. I was thinking about him. I am glad he is fine. It will be something when he comes back. I know 😘 But seriously make sure you sleep in the night. ❀️

    1. Hon, you are the best of the best. You are the Queen of Poetry ❀️πŸ₯°πŸŒΉ

      1. So kind of you to say that. β™₯️ πŸ€—πŸ™πŸΌ thank you to the High Priestess of Poetry.

      2. My pleasure Yassy. You words are superb and you are a blessing πŸ™πŸ₯°πŸŒΉβ€οΈ

    1. Thank you for the congrats and lots of luck with your book 🌹🌸🌺

  14. I’m not surprised at all, Gabriela, at the number one ranking. That’s wonderful. This book is quickly rising to the top of my kindle. I hope to participate in your contest, so I better hurry up! πŸ™‚ Congrats, my friend. <3

    1. Thank you so much Diana. Your support means the world to me . I would be delighted to have you in the contest πŸ₯°β€οΈπŸŒΉI hope I will.

  15. How can I put it?
    How should I begin to exhaust my excitement for this wonderful art?
    Tis beautiful.
    You’ve inspired me.
    I would love to write mine too, I would love to inspire others like you did. Could you please lend me a helping hand?

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