Vino and Verse

Please join me at Vino and Verse on Monday, November 14, 2022 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. I will be reading from my latest book, Since Corona Ruined Our Trip to the Library (Finishing Line Press).




Tungsten, you are

the grandmother

of elements.


you appear greyish white

and lustrous

like an old lady’s hair.

Brittle when alone,

you turn up

almost exclusively

in compounds

with others.

You make others stronger

in your supportive role.

Tungsten, you are

the grandmother

of elements.

Writing in the Garden September 15

We had a peaceful evening in the Paola Community Garden. If you couldn’t join us, but would like to write from the prompts we used, here they are.

We hope you can join us next year. Until then, write on…

Recap from the Writing Retreat in the Paola Community Garden

Due to the excessive heat, only the very brave made it out to the garden last night. I know several people planned to attend, but were unable to make it. I thought they might like to use our prompts to write in their own gardens when the weather improves.

Please note these prompts are curated by me, and I have tried my best to include source information where I can.

Thanks to the Paola Community Garden for sharing their space with us. Here are a few scenes from last night.

New Book: Dragon Eggs

I am delighted that my latest book, Dragon Eggs, by Spartan Press is available through Flint Hills Books. Here is the link: It is also available through Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

I will be doing a few readings in the next two months to promote the book.

On December 10 at 8:00 p.m. I will read with Phyllis Becker and Pat Lawson as part of the Riverfront Reading Series. This event is free and on zoom.

I will also read at the Speakeasy on January 2 and the 8th Street Taproom on January 16. I will share more details on these reading when they are available.

The Sticky Note Alphabet on Ketchupedia Radio

Last night I had the privilege of speaking on Ketchupedia Radio. It was so much fun. I read several poems from my new book, The Sticky Note Alphabet. I shared a little bit of my writing process as well as part of my life story. You can listen to the radio show in the link above.

Photo Credit Polly Alice McCann