This week we are featuring International Award winning Author, Lyricist, Poet and a Humorist: David Ellis and his book Life, Sex & Death – A Poetry Collection Vol. 1
But before we cross the line into his book, let us find out what cocktail does David recommend for this evening.
My drink would be a Gin, Elderflower & Prosecco cocktail because it is elegant and when drinking it I feel like I’m James Bond on an exotic island 🙂 I also have a very sweet tooth, so if I can’t have biscuits or cake then this will do very nicely.
Here is the recipe:
- 2 parts Gin
- 1 part Elderflower Liqueur
- Lime Wedges
- Sugar (for the rim of the glass)
- Fill a shaker with ice and add the Gin and Elderflower Liqueur. Shake to combine.
- Place the sugar on a small plate. Run a lime wedge around the rim of a martini glass and press the rim of the martini glass in the sugar to coat.
- Strain the contents of the shaker into the glass and top with Prosecco. Squeeze a lime wedge in the drink and garnish with an additional lime wedge.
- Serve immediately.
“Life, Sex & Death – A Poetry Collection Vol 1″ is an International Award winning volume, having won an award in the Readers’ Favorite 2016 Book Award Contest for Inspirational Poetry Books.
“Life, Sex & Death” is all about exploring themes of Inspirational, Philosophical and Love/Romance. There is humour, art, wit, passion and self help throughout all the diverse styles found in this book. My poems explore emotional depth of the human condition and try to make sense of the world, even when it is at its most extreme and unforgiving, there are still beautiful things to inspire us and give us courage. I write to give people hope and confidence in their lives, to take chances on the unknown and above all to love and respect themselves, along with sharing endless kindness with others.
Here is a sample poem from my poetry book Life, Sex & Death:
A Double Edged Sword (by David Ellis) Pride can be a sword That can stab you in the back Don’t be the one To take the fall If confidence is what you lack Hate can be a mistake A jealous enemy you can forsake Consumed by evil You derail your goals Hampering any progress you make Be proud of yourself Focus on all your achievements Look at how far That you have come The lives touched now have purpose Face your fears Your mind is now crystal clear An ocean of serene calm Where once was a storm Now you’re the pilot and the bombardier Asking for help Is not a weakness And neither is Helping others So wear your proudness On your sleeves And remember To inspire others As they have done for you A perfect circle That makes us all complete No need to compete No need for anger, fear, loathing Just love and peace
About the Author:
David Ellis is a Humorist, Lyricist, Poet, Short Story Writer and Author. In addition to his poetry book, he has recently published a collection of his Flash Fiction and Short Story pieces in a collection called “A Little Bit of What You Fancy.” He has also published a collection of Short Stories to donate the proceeds to Children’s Charities written by a variety of talented authors called “A Blend of Tea Break Tales”. David has collaborated internationally on Poetic Duets with people from around the world. His current passion is to expand his Author Interviews section and he welcomes any enquiries from people who have published books that would like to be interviewed that wish to share information about themselves, their work and their own creativity tips. He is a field reporter for The Nudge Wink Report where he writes spoof news articles.
His website contains many tips, tricks and techniques to inspire creativity in writers, authors, artists, photographers, poets and musicians. The website can be found at www.toofulltowrite.com. His Twitter handle is @TooFullToWrite.
In his spare time, David enjoys Netflix, tea and biscuits and dreaming up endless puns to make people smile. Indiana Jones is his spirit animal. David tries not take himself too seriously and neither should you.