Tuesday, December 25, 2012

My heart and soul are full today; the holiday season has brought peace and joy to me. Spending time with family on Christmas Eve and then spending Christmas with my husband, watching the Kittens play with their toys. Our three horses were so overjoyed with the extra treats in their breakfast bucket and the extra time we spent with them. It was a quiet day, Ken and I watched a few movies some old John Wayne and some new brought a much needed respite for both of us. I hope all of you had a joyous Holiday season, however you celebrate it and wish for all a happy, prosperous and healthy New Year. Blessings Spirits danced high on waves of colored lights Joyful song, laughter and well wishes fill the air Kittens snuggled up near the woodstove today Warming their backsides on this cold winter day Bless all the children and the furbabies too.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

The Caretaker

When the stress got too much And the burden too great A dream I created To help me through life The black hole was too deep To my soul it did go For myself I had lost Clinging tightly to life Not a soul understood None tried very hard My reasons were lame My mind in a mess Many called me crazy I suppose they were right I was very busy Clinging tightly to life Illusions and visions Brought me some light To break the depression To cease the hard fight Like a phoenix I rise Out of ashes and dust Life returns to these limbs My heart is made whole I pick up the pieces Relearn who I am Pull strings back together Of whom I once was I will miss you forever Our lives so entwined Together so long Now endlessly apart Knowing you made me better Though at the time I was less Now our conflict is gone My burden put down A hug would have helped A shoulder to weep on A thought for the plight When my strength was long gone Instead the world left me To handle it alone The trips to hospital And the fear for your life To watch you decline Alone and bereft Like a phoenix I rise With the gift you gave me Copyright © 2012 Marta Moran Bishop

Sunday, November 11, 2012

The Between Times

Sometimes in life a series of images, thoughts, or ideas run through your mind. As a writer, I find I must write them, or they will haunt me.
I wrote The Between Times after being inundated with so much negativity in our current political climate. Many of the decisions that have been made by the Supreme Court and the Congress, as well as statements made by political figures, inspired this view of a possible future. It is a path that we might find ourselves walking, if we continue along the paths that some of these remarks and decisions are pointing us in.

Though that world is a dark place for many, it also contains a bit of magic in the form of a young woman named Jewell. I always believe that life can be made better if not by actual magic and miracles than by the power of the people if they join their energy to create a better world.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


I am so excited to share this news with you all. The new expanded Wee Three: A Child's World will be available for sale in paperback. It will be available at Amazon.com, Barnes&Noble.com, martamoranbishop.com and many other retailers. It will also be available in kindle at the low price of $1.99. I however must recommend the paperback as kindle doesn’t do justice to the wonderful illustrations by Hazel Mitchell.

I just approved the proof!!!!! Now only a few days out.

I want to thank Beth Hoffman, Dellani Oakes, and Amanda Thrasher for their continual support of Wee Three. It has and does mean so much to me.

A special thank you to all of you who loved Wee Three: A Mother's Love in Verse, this expanded edition, has gone from a mere 60 pages to 92 pages. It contains many more poems depicting the joy, and innocent pleasures of childhood.

Saturday, July 28, 2012


I am currently about ten thousand words into my novel, which has a current working title of Sadie Fights Back.” I have absolutely no idea if it is even close to what the story will eventually be called. It is a fictional story based upon events that can and do take place in the life of a nurse mare.

As a part, of my research into writing a story from the perspective of an animal. I read a series of books written by some of the best. Two of them were written by Jack London. They were Call of the Wild and White Fang. I enjoyed both books, and they both gave me an insight into not only writing from the perspective of an animal, but what might happen in the mind and life of a wolf or wild dog.

It also tells how the cruelty of man can affect the life of animals. Not only do they have to face the challenges of nature, and other predators. They also in many cases face the indifference of men, who consider them expendable and sometimes use them in brutal ways. Making them insane beasts, that in many cases destroys their sanity.

White Fang was one such animal. Part wolf, part dog, he was first raised as a wolf, then he begins his life in the world of man to be used and abused by both animal and human.

In part of his story I wept, cringed, and feared for his life, as a man called Beauty turned him into a fighting dog. Treating him with the utmost cruelty until his life was nothing, but kill or be killed. He was turned into a wild beast that would frighten anyone. It reminded me that in this day and age, we still have similar people and similar events, dogs are still used as entertainment for evil men whose only interest is watching blood sport.

Will, White Fang find anyone, be it man or beast that he can love and will love him? That is the question that only someone who reads this excellent book can learn.

It was originally written as a book for younger boys, yet in today’s world it would be considered to brutal and to mature a book by many. It is a book that I believe everyone should read who wants to learn about books, animals, and the cruelty that our actions can cause.

I fell in love with White Fang and will never forget him or Jack London’s excellent writing.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Wee Three: A Mother's Love in Verse, has undergone a publisher change and is available as an expanded edition entitled Wee Three: A Child's World.

Both the paperback and the ebook are priced a bit lower to match todays economy.

Saturday, January 28, 2012


I saw a puddle it was fine,
A splash or two will make it mine.
I’ll leap I’ll jump I’ll make it spray,
Splatter and spurt will make fine play. 

It matters not I’m sopping wet,
Though I don’t know why they’re upset.
For water dries so very quick,
 And won’t make me a little sick.
Copyrighted Marta Moran Bishop January  28, 2012