Happy: A Collection of Poetry and Prose on Happiness and Being Happy

Three of my short stories have been published in HAPPY – A Collection of Poetry and Prose on Happiness and Being Happy, the fifth in the Collections of Poetry and Prose book series.

What makes people happy? What is happiness? Can happiness be found from people, places and things around us, or is it purely internal – a reflection and result of our own thoughts, feelings, attitude and mindset? Can we really be as happy as we want to be?

With many of the contributions reflecting the diverse backgrounds and cultures of the writers, in HAPPY there are 129 contributions from 60 writers in 21 countries: Antigua, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, England, France, Greece, Indonesia, Ireland, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, Puerto Rica, Scotland, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, USA and Vietnam, all exploring themes of happiness and being happy.

HAPPY is a unique collection of poetry and short prose from some of the most talented and inspirational writers around the world. Compiled by Robin Barratt with… Aarati Salian, Abigail George, Alan Murphy, Amanda Earthwren, Andy Find, Barbara E Robinson, Bee Parkinson, Bernadette Perez, Bryan Ng Sze Cher, Clare Roslington, Clement Clark, Courtney Speedy, Cynthia Morrison, David Hollywood, David Watt, David Whitaker, Francesca Baker, Gayathri Viswanath, Grant M King, Heidi Al Khajah, Jenna Rainey, Jennifer Riggs, John Karl Stokes, John Tunaley , Kapardeli Eftichia, Kariuki Wa Nyamu, Kathleen Boyle, Kev Milsom, Kimmy Alan, Kirsty A Niven, Kritika Chawla, Lee Williams, Linda M Crate, LindaAnn Lo Schiavo, Lynette Cupido, Madhavi Tiwary, Madhumitha Murali, Maire Malone, Mandee C Harris, Manu Menard, Margaret Clifford, Martin Redfern, Michael Ihenacho, Michael Thwaites, Mimi Martin, Nilanjana Bose, Pamela Scott, Pat Smekal, Philip Kobylarz, Ray Ward, Rifat Najam, Rohini Sunderam, Rosie Mapplebeck, Ruth M Edwards, Sandra T Adeyeye, S’busiso Manqa, Sergio A Ortiz, S R Sullivan, Tracy Davidson and Zahra Zuhair.

Published by Francesca Baker

Passionate about music, the world, exploring, literature and smiling. Writing, marketing and events for all my favourite things.

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