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I am a freelance writer and artist living in New England. I have articles published in Woman's Own Magazine, Parentguide News, Our Journey, Franklin Publishing, London Press, and newspapers. I have poetry published in Womankind Anthology and Our Journey. I have four poetry books published at Amazon. One is titled, One With Nature in New Hampshire - nature poetry - and the other is titled, Hope - with positive inspirational affirmations.  Both are available on kindle and in paperback. Also, I have the next edition of Nature poetry published in paperback titled Dreams of Nature and I have a love poetry book published in paperback titled:  Angelic Butterfly filled with 100 Love Poems.

I have a true crime book completed that is close to ready for publication titled, 'It's Never Too Late To Tell'. I will update my Bio when it is published.

I like to paint landscape and wildlife oil paintings. I have an art gallery that will be re-opening Spring of 2018.  I am also a musician and play piano with over 100 songs written and recorded. If you would like to visit my website, please go to

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Blog Posted:7/26/2018 7:53:00 PM
Hi. Has anyone had scamming, fraud or odd things happen with their writing on the internet?. I have suddenly had a lot going on. A poem I wrote here recently titled spinning wheel is listed under someone elses book they wrote about spinning wheel poems. It is not a sister site, to soup and I have turned off that feature. Another site about Terzanelle poems, lists me below it for writing a terzanelle poem (as I do here) and yet when you ooen it, it has some rambling about poetry and terzanelles, *with an inappropriate photo underneath it. In addition to that, 3 places have listed 2 of my books on amazon for double the cost without copies or my permission. One selling at Ebay and the other 2 directly Needless to say this is a nightmare of red tape issues to straighten out that are growing by the day. Please let me know if anyone has experienced this. Thanks for your attention. Heidi
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Date: 8/5/2018 12:15:00 PM
How would I go about checking out if any of my poems or lyrics are being used by someone else? I am an unpublished writer.
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Kale Brereton
Date: 8/5/2018 12:32:00 PM
Where is the feature to turn it off or on??? Thank you!!
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Heidi Sands
Date: 8/5/2018 12:19:00 PM
Hi Kale. If you try googling your name, simply like this: Kale Brereton Poet....then you should come up for being at soup. If you go through further pages, you will see if any of your material is elsewhere. There are 3 sister sites they have that your poems can show on, if you don't have the feature turned off. However, that's it. So, if your name and poem is coming up other places, it should show.
Date: 7/27/2018 6:24:00 PM
Just found 2 of my poems in 'e books' on the web no idea if they are credited to me but it would be nice if someone actually asked before putting them out in a publication:-( hugs jan xx
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Heidi Sands
Date: 7/27/2018 6:41:00 PM
Hi Jan That is not right . Exactly, they should ask first. !
Date: 7/27/2018 10:26:00 AM
Hi Heidi, I have found several sites offering my books for sale, however if you try to purchase one, they will say they are unavailable at this time and will try to sell you another book...I have all my books listed exclusively with Amazon under contract and only they hold the copyrights to print them...these other sites do not have access to your files at Amazon and therefor can only purchase the books from Amazon... I do not know if it is legal for them to buy your book from Amazon and then resell need to let Amazon know about these sites and request that their legal department get involved, Emile.
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Heidi Sands
Date: 7/27/2018 11:03:00 AM
Hi Emile. Thank you. I did contact Amazon. I went through a long process with 2 of them sold at Ebay from one place and got no-where. Then got a major amount of legal paperwork to send to Washington Amazon legal dept. to try to take it further. It is very time consuming. Then, I found 2 other places doing the same with my book at higher cost, (not through ebay), but on their own. Then, it continued with my individual poems from this site completely separate from Amazon. I appreciate your comment and feedback. I was curious if this is happening to other poets.
Date: 7/27/2018 10:22:00 AM
And that is why I write only for me....sorry you are having these problems, it seems the minute we put our poems on the internet the trolls start to feed. They can steal a few poems but they cannot steal the muse within you that created them.
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Heidi Sands
Date: 7/27/2018 11:06:00 AM
It is awful...and growing fast by the day, all of a sudden. It makes me want to remove all my hard work writing from the internet. I have already worked hard at trying to resolve it, but getting no-where.
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Dear Heart
Date: 7/27/2018 10:51:00 AM
Oh that is terrible and heartbreaking, we put so much into our writing and then some low life steals them.
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Heidi Sands
Date: 7/27/2018 10:26:00 AM
Yes, that's right. But they are even using my poems from this site at places. (not sister sites of soup).
Date: 7/27/2018 5:57:00 AM
So many scams around Heidi especially with the phone, not had too many issues with my poems apart from some of them being plagerised. Sorry you are being targeted like this with your work , there are some nasty internet trolls out there:-( hugs Jan xx
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Heidi Sands
Date: 7/27/2018 7:55:00 AM
There certainly is a lot going on. Thank you for your response on this Jan :)
Date: 7/26/2018 10:03:00 PM
Sorry this has happened to you Heidi but there's that much scamming and fraud on the internet and nobody really policing it especially if it's done in another country. One thing I'm amazed that you found out it was happening. Tom
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Heidi Sands
Date: 7/27/2018 7:55:00 AM
I did some investigating Tom. Thank you.

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12/10/2018 Sleigh Ride Rhymedream,love,peace,winter,
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12/9/2018 Oh, those people Rhymeangst,
12/9/2018 Glistening Rhymeappreciation,day,sun,time
12/9/2018 Letter To My Beloved Free versedeath,loss,
12/8/2018 Warmth Rhymefire,inspirational,winter
12/8/2018 Christmas Tree Light Versechristmas,fun,tree,
12/8/2018 Bright Gestures Terzanelleappreciation,giving,inspi
12/8/2018 A New Day I Start Rhymebeauty,day,sky,winter,
12/7/2018 Impressions Free versechange,life,lost,
12/7/2018 A Present Free versebeauty,mountains,sky,wint
12/6/2018 Dungeon Rhymeangst,corruption,health,m
12/1/2018 Crystal Blue Rhymecreation,inspirational,jo
11/29/2018 Imagine on a winter's day Rhymefun,humorous,winter,
11/27/2018 Snowed In Free versebeautiful,peace,snow,
11/27/2018 Speed of Light Free verseheart,light,love,star,
11/25/2018 Knowing Ethereeappreciation,inspirationa
11/25/2018 It Glows Inside Rhymeheart,light,weather,
11/25/2018 Twas The Night Before Christmas Rhymechristmas,humorous,
11/24/2018 To Start Again Free versechange,inspirational,moti
11/24/2018 Live Today Free verseappreciation,life,motivat
11/23/2018 Dream To Fly Rhymeendurance,life,strength,
11/23/2018 I wonder why Free verseangst,friend,moon,sad,
11/23/2018 Beseech Rhymefamily,loss,sea,words,
11/23/2018 Treasure Free versebeauty,hope,light,sunset,
11/21/2018 Winter's Sigh Rhymechange,snow,weather,winte
11/20/2018 Dance Steps of Life Free versebeauty,snow,winter,
11/20/2018 Dream Like Land Rhymebeauty,nature,snow,
11/19/2018 Visits and Wishes Rhymebird,nature,snow,
11/19/2018 Transition Rhymechange,inspirational,life
11/17/2018 Never give up on yourself Free verseinspirational,motivation,
11/16/2018 Peach Colored Stripe Lyricbeauty,color,heart,sky,
11/16/2018 The Lighter Side Haikuheartbreak,hope,inspirati
11/16/2018 To Be Calm Haikuencouraging,endurance,lif
11/16/2018 Wishes Rhymecare,words,
11/16/2018 Place to Hide Rhymechange,music,snow,storm,
11/15/2018 Forever is with you Rhymeflower,love,seasons,snow,
11/15/2018 A Storm is Brewing Free versebird,snow,storm,
11/14/2018 Celebrate Rhymecelebration,life,
11/14/2018 The Wind Speaks To Me Rhymeday,november,sound,wind,
11/13/2018 Let Yourself See Rhymeappreciation,inspirationa
11/13/2018 Colorful Gift Free verseappreciation,beauty,creat
11/13/2018 Painted Heart Rhymeappreciation,art,heart,lo
11/13/2018 Nature's Language Free verselanguage,love,snow,words,
11/13/2018 Souls to Bare Rhymelove,peace,trust,
11/10/2018 He Left At Midnight Quatrainheartbreak,loss,night,sad
11/10/2018 Released Chokaheart,music,peace,
11/10/2018 Capture the Moment Rhymeappreciation,beauty,life,
11/9/2018 Cat Nap Tankacat,sleep,sun,
11/9/2018 Gift of Gratitude Free verseappreciation,inspirationa
11/9/2018 A Piece of Paradise 8x8 Rhymebeauty,journey,mountains,
11/7/2018 Whirlwind Free verseangst,anxiety,beauty,suns
11/6/2018 Simple Again Free versebird,time,weather,
11/5/2018 A daydream goes to sleep Rhymedream,time,
11/5/2018 By the sea Rhymelove,sea,soulmate,
11/4/2018 Offerings Collaboration with Poetess Sandra Weiss Coupletappreciation,giving,seaso
11/2/2018 Watching from the inside Rhymeendurance,trust,winter,
10/31/2018 Missing you Rhymemissing you,moon,night,
10/31/2018 Halloween Acrosticfun,halloween,
10/30/2018 Lemon Drops Free verseautumn,beauty,color,seaso
10/29/2018 A Love Story Rhymeheart,love,rain,
10/29/2018 RED SOX CHAMPS UPDATE Rhymebaseball,celebration,
10/28/2018 Sox Champs Free versebaseball,celebration,
10/28/2018 Go Sox 3 Rhymebaseball,fun,games,
10/27/2018 October Thoughts Rhymeautumn,memory,snow,winter
10/27/2018 Go Sox 2 Rhymebaseball,
10/26/2018 Something to think about Rhymeangel,baseball,food,givin
10/24/2018 Go Sox Rhymebaseball,fun,
10/24/2018 Calmness Free versenature,peace,
10/23/2018 The Choice Enclosed Rhymecancer,endurance,life,
10/22/2018 Winter's Hello Rhymeautumn,color,snow,winter,
10/20/2018 Cleansing Free verseautumn,nature,peace,river
10/19/2018 Colorful Story Rhymeautumn,color,words,
10/14/2018 Beautiful Change Haikuautumn,beauty,change,
10/13/2018 Sunset with clarity Rhymebeauty,color,sunset,
10/11/2018 A new scene Free versebeautiful,change,color,sm
10/10/2018 Baker's Senryu Senryucelebration,food,
10/7/2018 Pleasant Acrosticbeauty,bird,color,peace,
10/6/2018 Mountain Autumn Acrosticautumn,beauty,mountains,
10/5/2018 Designs of Wisdom Enclosed Rhymebeauty,change,color,wisdo
10/5/2018 Wishes on angel's wings Rhymeangel,appreciation,inspir
10/3/2018 It just may be different Rhymeanxiety,day,
10/2/2018 Long Ago I do not know?childhood,fun,memory,
10/1/2018 I wander the desert alone Free verseangst,endurance,lonelines
10/1/2018 Horizon's Rest Chokabeauty,peace,sky,
9/30/2018 Giving Rhymeappreciation,giving,
9/30/2018 A ten year old answer Tankachild,childhood,life,
9/30/2018 Joyful Moments Rhymefun,joy,memory,peace,
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9/29/2018 Colored Mirror Rhymeautumn,beauty,peace,water
9/28/2018 Shining Pennies Rhymeappreciation,inspirationa
9/28/2018 Calming Skies Rhymebeauty,light,sky,
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9/26/2018 Golden Union Rhymeautumn,peace,solitude,tru
9/26/2018 Angel in the sky Rhymeangel,creation,sky,
9/26/2018 Listen Ninetteappreciation,nature,peace
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REUNITED Coupletanxiety,child,conflict,en
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Forever Blessed Proseblessing,christian,father
THE SWEETEST THING Proseappreciation,christian,go
Winter's Easing Rhymewinter,
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Thanksgiving Day Sonnetappreciation,thanksgiving
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Americans Free verseamerica,inspirational,
Taking Flight Free versecare,love,nature,
Wavelets Rhymenature,
Out of the Blue Free verseblue,deep,feelings,lonely
I Step Into The Dark Blank verseintrospection,
There is still beauty Quatraindark,friendship,hope,sad,
My Castle Free verseallusion,beauty,desire,im
Prophesy Free versegod,inspirational,
Where Nature's Beauty And Man's Design Meet Sonnetappreciation,beauty,bird,
Come with me Rhymemountains,
Destiny Free verseanxiety,conflict,destiny,
Live Another New Day Versehope,
Good Neighbors Italian Sonnetappreciation,bird,poetry,
A Prayer of Thanks Free verseprayer,thanksgiving,
Below a silver moon Rhymemoon,
She's Beautiful Light Versebeautiful,women,
The Art of Living Free verseinspiration,life,
Dancing dragonflies Rhymeinsect,nature,
Catch the Wave Light Verseinspirational,
Last Orphan Of The Truth Rhymetruth,
My Sanity Light Versefunny,humor,
The Spark Light Versegod,inspiration,
The Night Free versecity,night,
Little Wren Rhymebird,nature,song,
Courage Free versecourage,
REJOICE THIS NOEL Lyricchristian,christmas,
The Gift Of Christmas Quatrainchristmas,love,religious,
Not One Word Versedream,imagery,love,sleep,
Soothing Light Free versefaith,hope,
A Cathartic Weave Of Three Free versebreak up,celebration,devo
Let Me Show You The World Lyricbeauty,blessing,
Beauty Free versebeauty,love,
A Great Commotion Rhymebird,nature,
My Dog Rhymebest friend,dog,love,
A Summers Walk Rhymenature,summer,sun,
Cosmic Radio Free versecommunity,love,spiritual,
Butterflies of Beauty Rhymebutterfly,nature,
BUTTERFLIES OF BEAUTY Free versebeautiful,beauty,butterfl
Starry Night Rhymestars,universe,
My inner sanctum Rhymebeach,fantasy,imagination
easier Rhymelife,
Morning Light Coupletdeath,grief,life,lost lov
In A Word Versegod,love,spiritual,truth,
Things New and Old Free verseblessing,religious,spirit
Sky Dancing Free verseallusion,bird,dance,love,
Little Trout Rhymefish,nature,
Just keep holding on Lyriccourage,depression,encour
A Winter Walk Rhymesnow,tree,weather,winter,
The Great Web: Coupletanalogy,death,flower,life
Life Is For The Living Sonnetangel,death,grief,
Slow Colors Free verselove,moon,stars,
Leading Me To Sunday Free versejourney,love,memory,missi
No Poet, Am I Coupletblessing,faith,inspiratio
When I Think About You Odelonely,lost love,smile,so
Beauty That Surrounds Free verselove,nature,
THE BUTTERFLY Quatrainchange,dedication,inspira
What Is Love Free verselove,rain,
Sight Unseen Free verseabsence,imagery,longing,p
All I Am Free verselonging,
Slowly Free verselove,
Resounding Haikumoon,nature,sound,
Simple Musings From A Heterosexual Male with Unkempt Facial Hair Free versemuse,perspective,
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Ink Well Spent Dramatic monologueidentity,perspective,poet
Exponential love Romanticismbeautiful,crazy,devotion,
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Boulevard of Dreams Versedream,faith,life,soulmate
Spring into life Rhymedaffodils,flower,nature,s
I Believe Rhymeanger,faith,loss,
Only the Soul knows: Blank verseallegory,analogy,emotions
- White And Curly - Tankabeauty,nature,spring,
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