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Holly Ducarte
 

creative writer & poet 

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Black Ladder Publishing

 

BOOKS

POETRY:

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Moths, Rust & The Things That Stay

A collection of the fragility of the human experience, tears, the beauty of the little things in life, and the hope of Heaven

Published 2022

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Confetti Confessions

Micro-poetry Anthology

On subjects of the heart, life, & nature

Published 2016

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REACH BEYOND THE PAIN.
REACH BEYOND THE DARKNESS.
HOPE IS A LIGHTHOUSE.

CONTEMPORARY/ COMING-OF-AGE FICTION/YOUNG-ADULT FICTION

Published 2018

Out of the blue, Rebecca Stafford’s Father arrives to parent her after years of absence, and then extracts her last bit of normalcy by moving them to Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. The shocking news plunges Rebecca into a despair that brings about an otherworldly encounter; she begins to have visions of her deceased Mom.

Uncertain whether what she sees is reality or the product of a troubled mind, Rebecca searches for an anchor to keep her from drifting in the new coastal town. She clings to Shawn, the eccentric, spritely boy-next-door promising adventures…with surprises of his own, involving an Irish legend and a hidden lighthouse. This brings on a whole new dimension to Rebecca’s visions, and sparks feverish romance between her and Shawn. A bond eventually threatened by forces beyond her control, sending her spiralling into dark, stormy places, leaving her to wonder how broken a mind can get.

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Short story:

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Blank Spaces Publishing
Just Words Vol 4
This anthology holds various writings from Canadian creatives including the short story Black Worm by Holly Ducarte, a poignant and satirical tale about family and the writing life.

Published 2020 by Alanna Rusnak Publishing

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Black Worm
Home isn't always where the heart is. Poignant with subtle humour and satire toward the writing life, Black Worm is about two brothers trapped in neglect by their repugnant parents, dreaming of what it truly means to be a family...

Nominated for a literary award in 2021. Published 2017 on Wattpad and 2020 in Blank Spaces Magazine and Just Words vol 4

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She Goes Away
After enduring abuse both mentally and physically, and feeling the pressure from her workaholic parents, Charlene impulsively quits her job and goes on a long walk to self-discovery. But maybe the questions she has are best left alone, especially when the answers come in the form of a mysterious man who calls himself Fred Aveneer.

Published 2017 on Wattpad

REVIEWS

I think it takes a special gifting to write genuine, true poetry that transcends and resonates with your soul, and that's exactly what Holly has done with this collection.

 

STEPHEN MCCLELLAN
-AUTHOR-

GOODREADS REVIEW 
for MOTHS, RUST & THE THINGS THAT STAY

I had the privilege of receiving an early copy of this heartfelt collection and the emotional journey that Holly’s words brought forth in me will forever be remembered.

 

BETSY HARLOFF
-AUTHOR-
 GOODREADS REVIEW for MOTHS, RUST & THE THINGS THAT STAY

This collection of thoughtful poetry was moving and spirit-stirring. Many of the pieces resonated with me and lines stuck with me long after I’d finished reading for the day.

 

CARRIE COTTEN
 -AUTHOR-

GOODREADS REVIEW for MOTHS, RUST & THE THINGS THAT STAY

 

BIO

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Holly enjoys penning poetry and writing books with complex characters and intriguing settings. Her inspiration can be found from the psychology of the human mind, nature, a memory, tv, a song, a journey taken, people she’s met, the embrace of another, and the fragments of a dream.
Her works have been published as ebooks, paperbacks, showcased in magazines, newspapers, various online sites, and highly applauded over Wattpad. To date, she's received two poetry awards and a nomination for an award in literature for Black Worm; a short story.
Holly is an old soul with plenty more tales to tell. Her newest poetry book, Moths, Rust & the Things that Stay just released July 16, 2022!
Aside from the author life, Holly enjoys the comfort of a good book, shopping in antique stores, meeting other writers and readers on Instagram, going for walks outside, spending time with loved ones, shameless dancing, music, good food with tea or coffee, and growing in the Christian faith. Holly currently resides in a modest lake town in Alberta, Canada with her husband, daughter, and two cats.

 
 

News & events

Holly's upcoming poetry book Moths, Rust, and the Things that Stay was released July 16, 2022.

She will be having a book event on Sept 27, 2022 at the Bonnyville Municipal Library at 4pm where you can meet the author, buy a copy, and get it signed. See you there!

The Light Over Broken Tide was made into a hardcover in 2021 and is currently unavailable. Keep up to date when new copies will be released by subscribing to this website.

Holly was invited to  be on Sarina Langer's The Writing Sparrow podcast. How to write poetry with Holly Ducarte has been the most listened to episode so far! Don't miss it - Aug 2021

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Book blog review for The Light Over Broken Tide by THE VOICE OF LISA BRANDT - May 2018

Newspaper Interview for The Cold Lake Sun for book release of The Light Over Broken Tide - Aug 2018

 

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