Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Incandescent Visions by Lee Hudspeth - Book Tour + Giveaway

Join us for this tour from Jun 1 to Jun 12, 2020!

Book Details:

Book Title:  Incandescent Visions  by Lee Hudspeth

Category:  Adult fiction 18 yrs +,  64 pages

Genre:  Poetry

Publisher:  George Lee Hudspeth Jr.

Release date:   December  2019

Content Rating:  PG-13. Curse
words: Three total, of the “mild” variety (godd*mn, hell, sh*t... one
use for each). No f-words. No violence, no sexual content, no drug use,
no underage drinking. 

Book Description:

Having written numerous works of nonfiction, this is Lee Hudspeth’s debut book
of poetry. Incandescent Visions explores the meaning of the human
experience, as the author encourages his readers to ponder the universe
and their place within it, and to catalyze their own creative potential.
From the sublime shores of the Mediterranean to the majestic
expansiveness of deep space, this book contemplates nostalgia,
perspective and the gift of love. Through five short yet powerful,
thought-provoking chapters of contemporary poems—and a dash of elegant,
evocative haiku—Hudspeth takes his readers on a journey across the inner
landscape of struggle, triumph, self-realization and imagination.

 Buy the Book:
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Guest Post
Where do you get inspiration for your poems?
My poems are inspired by a variety of sources: travel, nature, songs, films, books, mementos, relationships with family and friends, personal experiences and contemplating these things. I want to make sense of the people, places and encounters that have affected me, and to understand the world around me. An important theme in this collection of poems is “framework.” I’m interested in our place as human beings in the universe, the rich and puzzling nature of human consciousness, and the subtleties of our individual and collective journey as we move through and interact with the world. By “framework” I mean the world around us and how we interact with it and vice versa. The intersection of the self and the world fascinates me.
For me, a poem begins when something catches my attention. It might be a major, dramatic event like the death of a loved one (the poem “Mom”), or subtle as in taking a walk and glancing up at the moon in the night sky (“Crescent Moon”). Then I try to express the thoughts and feelings I had either in that moment or upon reflection, by playing with words, phrasing, rhythm, rhyme, layout... as well as the space between the ideas. About half the time I will finish a poem quickly, either the same day or the next day. Half the time I’ll edit a poem for weeks, with breaks between edit sessions to keep a fresh perspective. When I feel that the poem flows and needs no more polishing, it is done. I keep notes about whatever prompted each poem. Two such notes appear in the book’s “Afterword: Author’s Comments” section, discussing the poems “Broken” and “Framework.”
As an example of my process, this is how the poem “Crescent Moon” came about. I was walking down my street one evening and saw a crescent moon hanging above the Pacific’s horizon. A few clouds scurried by and briefly obscured the moon. The image was beautiful, the moonlight was magical, and I thought about what the moon has stood for—and inspired—in the minds of our ancestors for thousands of years. Right then an image popped into my head: a TV set hovering above a rowdy bar. I considered the contrast of our high-density culture compared to the sedate and ancient moon. The contrast between the kind of wonder it invokes and our fast-paced, information-addicted culture. Nature versus civilization. When I got home, I jotted down some notes and over the next few days the poem took shape.

Thanks to Jasmine at Jazzy Book Reviews for inviting me to participate as a guest blogger. I’m honored.

Meet the Author:

Lee Hudspeth is a poet, writer, musician and fellow human being.
Incandescent Visions is his first book of poetry. He is the co-author of
ten nonfiction books in the field of Information Technology. He has
written articles for professional journals like PC Computing and Office
Computing. He is the author of over one hundred articles in the online
magazine The Naked PC, which he co-founded and co-published. He lives in
Southern California with his wife, two sons and their cat. Find out
more about Lee, his books and his music at LeeHudspeth.com.

Connect with the author:  Website  ~  Twitter ~ Instagram

Tour Schedule:

June 1 – Literary Flits – book review / giveaway

June 2 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway

June 3 – T's Stuff – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway

June 3 - Sefina Hawke's Books – book spotlight

June 4 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway

June 5 – La libreria di Beppe – book spotlight / giveaway

June 8 – Books for Books – book spotlight

June 9 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review / giveaway

June 9 - Books and Zebras  - book review / giveaway

June 9 - The avid Reader – book spotlight

June 10 – Library of Clean Reads – book review / giveaway

June 10 - Alexis Marie Chute Blog - book review / author interview / giveaway

June 11 – Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway

June 12 – Splashes of Joy – book review / giveaway

Enter the Giveaway:


  1. Jasmine, this is Lee Hudspeth :-) Thank you for sharing my book with your audience and for the opportunity to guest post on your blog. I really appreciate it! Take care.


Please try not to spam posts with the same comments over and over again. Authors like seeing thoughtful comments about their books, not the same old, "I like the cover" or "sounds good" comments. While that is nice, putting some real thought and effort in is appreciated. Thank you.