Guest author: Victoria Zigler – Catching Snowflakes

First of all, I’d like to take a moment to thank Sue for inviting me to do a guest post about my most recently published poetry collection.  So… Erm… Thanks, Sue!

So, as you’ll know if you’re a regular reader of Sue’s blog, she recently published a post discussing the uncertainty of fish.  In the comments section of that post I mentioned a poem I’d written when my thoughts strayed down a similar path to the one Sue’s thoughts had taken on the day that inspired that post.

At the end of April, I published the poem – along with a selection of other poems I’ve written – in a poetry collection, which is available in eBook and paperback from a variety of online retailers.  I hope to make it available in audio too at some point.  To read all the poems, you’ll have to buy a copy of the book.  However, here, for your reading pleasure – at least, I hope you find reading it to be a pleasure – is the poem entitled “Defining Reality” that sprang to mind when reading Sue’s post:

“Since reality is based on perception,
And perception is all in the mind,
I often have to wonder,
How is reality defined?

Your reality is yours alone;
It’s what you hear, feel, and see.
But your reality is different to mine;
There’s no other way it can be.
So my reality isn’t real to you,
Though it sure seems real to me.

Since reality is based on perception,
And perception is all in the mind,
I often have to wonder,
How is reality defined?

What is real, anyway?
What you see? Or what I do?
Whose perception is the right one?
Am I right? Or are you?
How can we ever be certain,
If what we see is true?

Since reality is based on perception,
And perception is all in the mind,
I often have to wonder,
How is reality defined?”

If you’d like to buy your copy of “Catching Snowflakes And Other Poems” – the collection in which the above poem appears – you can do so from the following places:

Smashwords     CreateSpace     Barnes & Noble       Kobo      iBooks

Amazon UK     Amazon US         Amazon Canada     Book Depository

You can also find the book listed on Goodreads.


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Kelly, Kero and VictoriaAbout the author

Victoria Zigler is a blind poet and children’s author who was born and raised in the Black Mountains of Wales, UK, and is now living on the South-East coast of England, UK. Victoria – or Tori, if you prefer – has been writing since she knew how, has a very vivid imagination, and spends a lot of time in fictional worlds; some created by her, others created by other authors. When she remembers to spend some time in the real world, it’s mostly to spend time with her hubby and pets, though sometimes to indulge in other interests that capture her attention from time to time, such as doing crafts, listening to music, watching movies, playing the odd figure game or roleplaying game, and doing a little cooking and baking. To date she has published eight poetry books and more than forty children’s books, with more planned for the near future. She’s also contributed a story to the sci-fi and fantasy anthology Wyrd Worlds II.


Other books by Victoria


The Magical Chapters Trilogy

cover of witchletWitchlet

In a world where everyone thinks witches are warty old women, a powerful and short tempered 9 year old is trying to find her place in the world, and make amends for something that happened when she was only 3. Her name is Paige, and she can bend the elements to her rather strong will. But can she convince people to accept her for who she is? This is the first book in the “Magical Chapters” trilogy.

“Even though I am well past my sell-by date, the child in me is looking forward to reading Victoria’s next book in the series.” Chris Graham, the Story Reading Ape.


The Pineapple Loving Dragoncover the pineapple loving dragon

Everyone knows the mountains are full of dragons, and everyone also knows those dragons are dangerous monsters who eat people. So when the people from the town notice that one of them has a young boy with it they set out to rescue him. But Daisy isn’t like other dragons; she’s sweet and kind, and just happens to be a vegetarian. Unfortunately, the only people who know this are a 9 year old witch named Paige, and a 10 year old orphan named Luke. Can Paige and Luke convince everyone else that Daisy isn’t dangerous? This is the second book in the “Magical Chapters” trilogy.


cover- a magical stormA Magical Storm

There’s something about birthdays that make you think about the past, and now that she’s celebrating her 10th birthday, that’s just what Paige is doing. But nothing could bring those memories so clearly to the surface better than an uninvited party guest from her past who wont even meet her gaze. Now Paige’s anger and frustration are threatening to over-power the control she has over her magic; can she learn to control her temper before it’s too late? This is the third book in the “Magical Chapters”.


Victoria is a prolific writer with many books to list.

Find Victoria’s books on  Smashwords  and Amazon

covers of Zeena books

a selection of zigler book covers


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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She has written a number of books, both alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com
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16 Responses to Guest author: Victoria Zigler – Catching Snowflakes

  1. Great! This is the question: How is realitiy defined? Thx

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  2. What a lovely post, Victoria and Sue. I read Sue’s post and can see the correlation.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Thanks again for having me over, Sue! 🙂

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  4. Super post Sue and Victoria.. and lovely poem Tori. xx

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