Amazon Deals

Swimming with Elephants Publications, LLC has always worked with Amazon to get our books into the hands of people around the world. Occasionally, Amazon has specials on our books, which makes it a wonderful time to pick up some copies.

Currently, Amazon is running a special on:

Girls Who Fell in Love with War by Jennifer Hudgens (Only $8.50)


To Anyone Who has Ever Loved a Writer by Nika Ann (Only $1.89)

Both are also available with free shipping through Amazon Prime.

Click on the titles to order your copies!

Amazon’s prices flux regularly, so if you want to take advantage of these deals, order today.

A Review of “To Anyone Who Has Ever Loved a Writer”

WriterPoet Nika Ann has an Amazing Book Out
a review by Mikel K

I think that I discovered the poet Nika Ann on Facebook, though I’m not sure how. Her poetry immediately grabbed me and I followed her to her website There I found a treasure chest of amazing poetry.

Nika Ann has just come out with a book on Swimming With Elephants Publications called, “To Anyone Who Has Ever Loved a Writer,” and like Nika Ann’s poems on Facebook and her website,
the poems in this book are amazing.

The book starts with a bit of flash fiction wherein the author explains the title of the book:

“It can be lonely to love a writer, especially when the lover does not have a time consuming interest or practice that requires their focus while the writer is lost in their private universe. Even at the high point of a relationship, there is always something calling the writer away, a need, a craving for some necessary solitude to write. Solitude many people cannot understand.”

Loved a WriterThe brutal honesty that this paragraph conveys is evident in every poem in the book. Alienation, loss, suicide are prevalent themes in the book.

The poem, “What you need to know about depression, “starts off with the lines, “you need to know that the sun does not guarantee a good day and the promise of a friend and cold beer will not always be enough to lure me from my self-made cave,” and goes on to eloquently explain what I am to assume are the authors experience with and feelings about depression. It is both confessional and explanatory at the same time and, as are most all the poems in this book, refreshingly honest and insightful.

“Come Back,” is an amazingly moving poem. It speaks of a girl who ruined her hair and gave the narrator of the poem her grandmother’s watch two days before she killed herself.

“Earthquake,” is another one of my favorites from the book. It is the narrator quirky response to someone who asked her to marry them.

“Remembers,” “Bird,” “Shed,” “Fly,” “Prayer,” and “Confession,” are other poems that I found outstanding and that I think you should check out.

I read this book in one sitting and then re-read it in another sitting which is a good thing. In other words, it was a book that I didn’t want to put down until I had finished it. Nika Ann has a bright future as a poet. You should head over to Swimming With Elephants Publications and buy a copy of this fine book.

To learn more about poet and review Mikel K, please visit his Open Salon:

To Anyone Who Has Ever Loved a Writer is currently available through Amazon and CreateSpace for $10.95. Check it out today.

Spontaneous Shameless Self- Promotion Tuesday!


Spontaneous Shameless Self Promotion Tuesday

Once a month Swimming with Elephants Publications will offer special pricing on select titles for 24 hours.

The titles will change every month, so check back regularly to get a good deal when you purchase on-line.

The following titles will only be available at this on-line discount from noon March 18 to noon on March 19, so stock up now. 

VerToday only we have special prices on:

Matthew Brown’s Verbrennen, Writer

Nika Ann’s To Anyone Who Has Ever Loved a Writer

& the top selling Rio Rancho Youth Poetry Community’s first anthology Catching Calliope Winter 2014.


These titles, usually priced from $10.05 – 12.95, will be available for $7.95. Today only!

Regular pricing will return tomorrow, so place your orders today!

Now Available: To Anyone Who Has Ever Loved a Writer

A new chapbook of poetry and prose by Nika Ann, entitled To Anyone Who Has Ever Loved a Writer has been released from Swimming with Elephants Publications.

Find this new collection on Amazon or Create Space

Loved a WriterRead the Preface: 

To truly love a writer a certain level of understanding is required.

This short anthology expresses, through poetry and prose, the innermost working of the writer’s mind, or at least this one particular writer’s mind.

 This is not a collection of apologies or excuses, but explanations and glimpses into a psyche often kept private and secluded.

 Hopefully exploring this work will give perspective and understanding to those with writers in their lives, as well as the writers who may feel they need an ally to their madness.

Nika Ann

Loved a WriterNika Ann is a writer. She enjoys reading poetry out loud to her cat, playing tag with the snooze button on her alarm clock, and drinking beers while watching Austin City Limits. She is not known for taking author bios very seriously.

Nika Ann keeps a blogsite by the name of Chasing Rabbits which she invites visitors to shift though until they find something they like:

She posts a poem every day, regardless of occasion, mood, or relevance. She mostly enjoys writing that only makes sense to her which is an incredibly selfish act and leaves her mostly shunned from the publishing world.

But she doesn’t really care about that, after all we all but walking shadows; poor players that strut and fret upon the stage, and then are heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. Or something profound that some dead guy said once…

Nika Ann also enjoys using ellipses in random places and lifting quotes from great writers to use as inside jokes within her biographies and daily conversations. She is confident the right people will get the reference.

Oh, and she loves you madly.