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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 I am an unpublished writer.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 a.k.a. Broken Wings
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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10/9/2018 Before Regrets Lyricloneliness,lost,
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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,
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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,
9/29/2018 Autumn Reverie Coupletautumn,beauty,color,memor
9/29/2018 Colored Mirror Rhymeautumn,beauty,peace,water
9/28/2018 Shining Pennies Rhymeappreciation,inspirationa
9/28/2018 Calming Skies Rhymebeauty,light,sky,
9/27/2018 You never know Rhymeangst,
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
9/26/2018 Palindromes Seasons Rhymeseasons,
9/26/2018 Insight Free versechange,endurance,introspe
9/26/2018 Scary Tunnel Rhymefear,scary,
9/23/2018 Guided Free versemorning,nature,peace,
9/21/2018 My Beloved Cat Zion - Happy Update Free versecat,
9/17/2018 One Shining Sword Free verseconflict,death,love,
9/16/2018 When you feel lost Terzanelleappreciation,inspirationa
9/15/2018 The Chase Haikuanimal,fun,tree,
9/14/2018 Hidden Rhymepeace,tree,
9/10/2018 Beautiful Fall Acrosticautumn,beautiful,
9/6/2018 Wake me in the morning Rhymeappreciation,love,morning
9/6/2018 Leaves after rainfall Enclosed Rhymenature,peace,
9/5/2018 Without Notice Free versechange,deep,
9/5/2018 Fear lies with loss Free versedeep,philosophy,
9/4/2018 My Beloved Cat Rhymecat,lost,
9/2/2018 Beauty in the sky Free versebeauty,memory,mountains,p
8/31/2018 Sturgeon Moon Free versebeautiful,color,moon,nigh
8/31/2018 He Is Rictameterappreciation,care,friend,
8/30/2018 On a passing cloud there floats a dream Rhymedream,love,
8/28/2018 Battles Won Rhymeconfusion,hope,loss,pain,
8/27/2018 Changes Free versechange,life,time,
8/27/2018 Rocky Beach Rhymebeach,memory,ocean,
8/27/2018 Grief Ethereegrief,hurt,loss,
8/23/2018 Melodic Motion Free versemusic,nature,peace,sound,
8/22/2018 The Owl Hoots Haikubird,sound,
8/22/2018 Moonlit Sky Sonnetanxiety,change,loss,peace
8/16/2018 Bright Hummingbirds Haikubird,flying,
8/14/2018 Ocean's Home Haikuwater,
8/12/2018 Above Gray Clouds Rondeauchange,courage,freedom,lo
8/5/2018 Summer Breeze Lyricfaith,peace,summer,
8/2/2018 Cobalt Skies Haikuchange,rain,sky,sun,
8/2/2018 A spot down by the river Free verseappreciation,river,solitu
7/26/2018 Guitar Free versechange,life,music,
7/26/2018 Place to be Enclosed Rhymefreedom,peace,solitude,wa
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7/26/2018 Making a Deal Villanellelife,
7/25/2018 We don't need no stinking contests Free verseappreciation,words,write,
7/25/2018 Amnesia Free verseangst,loss,memory,time,
7/25/2018 Flavored Memories Haikudrink,memory,summer,
7/25/2018 Will You Rhymelife,love,
7/22/2018 View of the Mountains Villanellebeauty,mountains,peace,
7/22/2018 Golden Nugget Sijochange,weather,
7/20/2018 Dance Floor Free verseappreciation,life,music,
7/19/2018 Daylight Delight Free versebeauty,day,moon,
7/19/2018 Ride Away Terzanellebeauty,fun,travel,
7/18/2018 My Voice Again Free verseconflict,courage,enduranc
7/18/2018 The Empty Abyss Free verseangst,confusion,deep,
7/16/2018 World Cup 2018 Rhymecelebration,fun,soccer,
7/14/2018 Break of Dawn Free verseappreciation,happy,time,
7/14/2018 On The Shore Rhymeemotions,happiness,journe
7/13/2018 Something New Rhymeappreciation,beauty,chang
7/12/2018 Daylilies Haikubeautiful,flower,summer,
7/8/2018 The Comfort of Love Free versemeaningful,true love,trus
7/7/2018 Refuge Nonetchange,peace,writing,
6/25/2018 The Dance Begins Haikudance,music,tree,wind,
6/21/2018 Where the mind goes Rhymeendurance,life,motivation
6/19/2018 Beautiful sights and sounds Rhymebeautiful,nature,senses,
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6/19/2018 IT IS TIME Free verseencouraging,freedom,peopl
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6/19/2018 Spinning Wheel Rhymechange,courage,endurance,
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6/17/2018 Live and Release Ninetteinspiration,love,
6/17/2018 Baby Woodpecker Haikubird,food,sound,
6/17/2018 Lost without you Tankalonely,lost,miss you,
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6/16/2018 Revelations in the Night Free versechange,time,truth,
6/16/2018 Summer Trees Tankabeauty,sound,summer,tree,
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Sunrise Yellow And Gold Quatrainsun,
A Precious Life Narrativedeath,life,lost,
Meretricious Spirit Didacticbetrayal,emotions,feeling
REUNITED Coupletanxiety,child,conflict,en
Not Alone Free versefear,growing up,hope,hurt
Cocoon Lyricmuse,nature,spiritual,
Christmas in a box Rhymechristmas,
Some Thoughts For November Sonnetappreciation,blessing,tha
Great Inspiration: Sonnetinspiration,
Finding Love: Sonnetanalogy,joy,love,
Only Stop Free versebeauty,inspiration,motiva
Free at Last Rhymeanxiety,freedom,jesus,mil
Moment of Truth Dramatic Verseperspective,philosophy,tr
Blue Collar Boy Free versecareer,life,society,
Witch and Warlock Light Versefunny,humor,humorous,poli
UNION Free verselove,passion,
Grow wings Rhymeblue,change,loneliness,na
Me Myself and I Rhymeabuse,child abuse,
The Last Slice Light Versefood,fun,humor,humorous,
Forever Blessed Proseblessing,christian,father
THE SWEETEST THING Proseappreciation,christian,go
Winter's Easing Rhymewinter,
God Loves Us All - The Linked Style Free versefaith,hope,inspirational,
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 Musk of the Rose Free verselost love,love hurts,
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,
Natures Gift Sonnetblessing,nature,
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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