Monday, October 19, 2009

Reflections on Motherhood a Prizewinner

I'm pleased to announce that She Wore Emerald Then, my collaboration with Carolyn Howard-Johnson, has just been announced as a finalist in the 2009 USA Book News Awards.

Jeff Keen, President and CEO of, said this year’s contest yielded an unprecedented number of entries. is an online publication providing coverage for books from mainstream and independent publishers to the world online community.

A complete list of the winners and finalists of the National “Best Books” 2009 Awards are available online at

She Wore Emerald Then was originally conceived as an alternative to the cloying greeting cards usually available for mother's birthdays, mother's day, and other holidays in card shops for about the same price as a card (with much more punch). This is the second in a poetry chapbook series designed to serve as themed giftbooks. Other books in the series include Cherished Pulse, celebrating 'love' in all its unconventional guises, and the upcoming Imagining the Future, celebrating fathers, fatherhood, and men in all guises. For more information about She Wore Emerald Then, just click on the book cover.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Secret Book Stash

Does everyone have books tripled stacked on their shelves (a shelf in every room), squished in under dressers, under the bed, and in boxes on top of cupboards?

This is just one of the secret book stashes in my house (not too good for the books, I know -- I'm not a collector, just a reader). Where are your secret stashes? Anyone who can identify one of these titles will win a prize!