Charlotte L Oakeby

WRITER OF PROSE & POETRY

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Saturday, 27 March 2021

my debut collection, 'the falling, the becoming'

I'm so delighted to say that my debut collection, 'the falling, the becoming', is now published! Only paperback copies are on sale, but I'm currently working on creating an eBook/Kindle version.

About 

"This is a collection of poetry and short fiction about love and the loss of it, written by a lovesick romantic who will fall so helplessly back into love's arms, time and time again, even when it doesn't want to catch her. From loving, soppy sonnets to dark, bitter crime fiction, and deep, contemporary poems to fiery, feminist verses, my writing uses a blend of literary styles. Inspired by the noir genre, Greek mythology, and the Romantics, the book is divided into two sections--'falling' and 'becoming'--and touches on profound topics such as heartbreak, grief, first love, femininity and empowerment. I refuse to shy away from the darkest truths of this mad world, as much as I refuse to ignore the sublimity of its prettiest lies and fantasies. This is first love. This is the fallout. This is the falling, the becoming."

How to Buy

As an indie author and also a student, I'd be so grateful if you chose to purchase copies directly through me. The list price per copy is £7.99, with free UK shipping included. You can also order bundles at a reduced price; two copies for £12, three for £16. 

If you'd like to place an order, you can find me at coakeby@aol.com, or @charlioakeby on all media platforms. Thank you so much for your support!

Alternatively, if you're an international buyer or would prefer buying through Amazon, you can order your copy by following this link. You can also find it by typing 'Charlotte L Oakeby' or 'the falling, the becoming' into any Amazon marketplace, UK or international.

Thank you!

The past couple of months I've spent writing this book have been an emotional whirlwind. I can't wait to finally share my heart with the world. 













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Friday, 26 March 2021

Saturday, 20 March 2021

'the falling, the becoming' (about)


"This is a collection of poetry and short fiction about love and the loss of it, written by a lovesick romantic who will fall so helplessly back into love’s arms, time and time again, even when it doesn’t want to catch her. From loving, soppy sonnets to dark, bitter crime fiction, and deep, contemporary poems to fiery, feminist verses, my writing uses a blend of literary styles. Inspired by the noir genre, Greek mythology, and the Romantics, the book is divided into two sections—'falling' and 'becoming'—and touches on profound topics such as heartbreak, grief, first love, femininity and empowerment. I refuse to shy away from the darkest truths of this mad world, as much as I refuse to ignore the sublimity of its prettiest lies and fantasies. This is first love. This is the fallout. This is the falling, the becoming."

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'There's Lipstick on Your Collar' in Capsule Stories (Clayton, Missouri)

 




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'Take a Bow' in The Woven Tale Press (New York, May 2020)







Take a Bow in The Woven Tale Press, Vol. VIII #3.

Print copies also available.


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Friday, 19 March 2021

♡the falling, the becoming: cover reveal!!!♡

 


  to be published within the next week or so...watch this space! 

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Sunday, 14 March 2021

Mind Charity: 27 miles in (14 days)


Hi!

I wanted to let you know that this March, I'm participating in Mind's 27 27 Challenge: running/walking 27 miles in 27 days. I've started a little late, so I'm doing it in 14 instead. 

I'm running in solidarity of the 27% of students who report a mental health problem whilst at university. More students are experiencing mental health problems than ever before, especially with lockdown. The number of students reporting a mental health issue is five times greater today than it was ten years ago, while the number of students dropping out because of mental health problems has trebled.

I understand what it's like having to drop out of school because of mental health. In my time off, I began to write, and here I am today...I have survived the darkest moments of my life and am continuing to do so, no matter what battle I have to fight; I'm doing this for everyone who is still finding their way out of the darkness.

If you want to check up on how I'm doing, here's a link to my fundraising page:

https://givepenny.com/charlotteoakeby_27_27

Of course, if you'd like to very kindly make a donation, I would be so grateful and I hope I can make you proud whilst I complete the challenge.

If you'd like to learn a little more about Mind, and just what they do, visit their website.

Thank you so much in advance.

Love, Charlotte 









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Saturday, 27 February 2021

father: from my upcoming collection, 'the falling, the becoming'

 

father

you soft thing,


you listen for the gentle beating of a

pair of ivory wings,

thinking that he never truly

left.


of course he didn’t.

he’s been with you all along, 

fluttering by,


your butterfly.


you have believed softer

things.



a poem from my upcoming collection, 'the falling, the becoming', to be published mid-march.
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Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Update: 'the falling, the becoming'

I'm making the final changes to my manuscript, and my debut collection should be published, in print and for sale by mid-March. 🦋

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Tuesday, 9 February 2021

Forthcoming Publication of 'winter's sister'

 'winter's sister' will be published in Issue 94 of Obsessed with Pipework's Print Edition. To be released May 2021.

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