My books are still available through Amazon, but I have changed publisher. I am now dealing with Ingram Spark, namely Lightning Source in Australia. This will reduce postage costs for Australian buyers. They are a “print on demand (POD)” publisher.
In Australia, presently you can order my books directly through me, by contacting me via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For savvy shoppers: A search in your favourite search engine (i.e. Google), under my author name, will bring up my books and the various stockists who have them for sale. As prices vary considerably, you could save a bundle by shopping around, making sure you take into consideration the currency listed and any postage costs. I have no influence over what each bookseller charges over and above the set price.
These books are unique; both in the poetry they contain and in the artwork. They make beautiful gifts, which will inspire and open up a window into the writer’s heart and cause heartstrings to reverberate! Several comments by others can be found at the bottom of this page and at the front of some of my books.
You will see a brief description below of each book. Thank you for your interest!
Comprises Part 1; Nature, Part 2; Relationships and Part 3; Spirituality – which can also be purchased as separate books, or as a complete collection of four books (see below).
Written in the author’s particular prose style, which draws inspiration from Basho and T.S. Eliot in particular. It covers a lifetime of author’s poetry writing journey. Poems include reflections on the beauty of nature, through experienced encounters, the challenge of past and present relationships and the wonder of personal discovery of the spiritual side of life.
It is intended for reflection, meditation and the enjoyment of art; expressed through both poetry and beautiful paintings.
To relax, inspire and simply enjoy! The ‘Nature’ described is that of the Australian landscape, viewed and experienced by both the author and a guest author, Ron T. Horan. It comes with paintings by Koraljka, an outstanding artist.
This book describes many types of relationships, both personal and observed. It does this in a gutsy, honest and moving prose style. It has illustrations, both in colour and black and white, created by Koraljka, a brilliant artist. The book is designed for enjoyment, reflection and inspiration.
This book encompasses the author’s grappling with unfolding life experiences, from a spiritual perspective. It comes with paintings by Koraljka, a gifted artist. For meditation, reflection and simple enjoyment.
A delightful and educational story for 3-8-year-olds who love puppies and baby animals, with lovely artwork by Koraljka. Every page comes in a different colour, to delight little ones.
Pepper, a happy Labrador puppy has a lot to learn, especially about the art of sharing with others. She has a lovely next-door friend called Polly, whom she wants to keep all to herself. No one is allowed to join their games, which makes friends and siblings very upset! When Pepper’s mum tells her a very important story, Pepper decides to make a surprising decision.
This book received a ‘Five Stars’ award by “Reader’s Favorite“.
A humorous story for young ones and the young at heart, especially for those who love cats!
It centres on a ginger and white handsome boy cat and his daily exploits, living with a human “mum” and “dad” whom he tries to educate regarding cat etiquette and rights. He rules the roost in house and garden and has various interesting, frustrating but also hilarious encounters with visitors and various wild and domestic creatures, the latter trying to insist on free access onto his turf.
The book comes with delightful watercolour paintings.
As per My Best Poems, Complete Collection:
Robyn Claydon, a published author who holds degrees in Education, Literature and Theology and is a Fellow of the Australian College of Education. She is an international speaker and author, has taught English for many years and also lectures in Poetry.
She is listed in the World’s Who’s Who of Women and the Dictionary of Distinguished Leadership.
This is what she had to say about my book:
Pia’s poems capture echoes from the past, reflections on the present and hope for the future.
T. S. Eliot in “Four Quartets” writes:
“Footfalls echo in the memory
Down the passage that we did not take
Towards the door we never opened
Into the rose-garden”
“The echoes from Pia’s life as she reflects on the harsh realities of life’ experiences and the disappointment of unfulfilled dreams can evoke our own echoes. But her poetry does more than dwell on life’s disappointments; it also reveals the healing power of beauty glimpsed in nature and in life-affirming relationships. She moves from darkness to light; from despair to discovery and to the assured hope of the eternal “Rose Garden“.
– Robyn Claydon
Rating: 4 out of 4 stars
My Best Poems: Complete Collection by Pia Horan-Gross is exactly what the title states. The author has put all their best poems in one book. The book is separated into three parts: ‘Nature’, ‘Relationships’, and ‘Spirituality’. Throughout the 135 poems, the author explores the themes of love, pain, and happiness.
What I liked about the book was that it contained colorful art and illustrations. This put the poem into perspective, and it helped me understand the poem more. The illustrations are nice and big in the book, so it’s clear to see what it’s showing. I would describe some of the illustrations as being powerful. It’s almost as if they are telling a story of their own. In addition to that, I also liked that the author dated each poem because it’s easier to understand what the author is portraying. Since there are a lot of poems, it’s easy to get lost of where one ends, and where another one begins. To overcome this, the author has bolded the poem titles. In terms of the poems, they are very short with each one being only 1-2 pages long. This means that you can get through them very quickly.
The author’s writing style is beautiful. I was able to vividly picture the scenes the author was describing, as well as, being able to feel the emotions. Whilst reading the poems, I felt calm and relaxed. My favorite poems are ‘Autumn’, ‘Fireflies’, and ‘The Bumbling Bumble Bee’. They made me feel happy and gave me nature vibes.
I couldn’t find anything that I disliked about the book. The only thing I would say is that I wish the book would have page numbers. Since it’s a big book, it would be easy to lose track of where you are. Other than that, the book is great. Everything was well-written, and every poem held emotion. Since the poems explore many themes, I know that there is a poem for everyone to enjoy. As it contains short poems, I finished it quickly, and I didn’t get bored.
Overall, I would rate this book 4 out of 4 stars because I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. I did not find any mistakes, so I would say it’s professionally edited. I think this is a great book to read in the evening or read in the night before bed. As a heads up, the book does mention religion and God, however, I believe that everyone can read it. I highly recommend this book to adults who enjoy reading poetry.
Another source of feedback, about Part 3, Spirituality, from My Best Poems Collection, is from Pastor Ralph Estherby, Author, Australian Army Chaplain, Director of Chaplaincy Australia and Senior Pastor at Breakthrough Hornsby Church (2017), as listed below:
“I have found Pia’s “Spirituality” poetry to be consistent and life-giving and I commend the work highly. Her poems are almost Psalm-ic or Proverbial in the biblical sense. They often presented a ‘tension’ which needed resolution which came to finalization in the last stanza bringing release and joy.
I consider this to be a valuable piece of work and I thank her for allowing me the privilege of critique.”
– Ralph Estherby
“Great poems and perfect synaesthesia (words and art).”
– Koraljka – Artist / Illustrator
I look forward to adding many more comments regarding all my books, as these become more widely read and known! If you want to comment on any of them, please feel free to fill in my contact form in the Feedback Welcome! page, on the top menu bar of my website. Thank you!