Monday, April 10, 2017

Wait. I forgot Goodreads?

Someone recently told me she had read “A Changed World” and enjoyed it. She said there was a really nice review of it on Goodreads, which is how she found it. Goodreads. Hmm. I have an account on Goodreads but I have been remiss about doing anything with it, anything at all. Had I been missing something? I went over there to look.  

I have been missing a lot, apparently. There is all sorts of stuff happening there, so much that I almost ran away again, overwhelmed. But I didn’t. I decided to get my feet wet slowly and find books that I might want to read. That wasn’t hard to do and I have lists now. And yes, I did check out the reviews of “A Changed World.” There’s a really nice one. Now back to making lists of books I want to read. Oh wait, here are links to stores with “A Changed World”:

Monday, March 27, 2017

Springtime Silliness

Sometimes it's not about anything profound or even anything useful. More often than not  what runs through my head is not useful. Silliness can be fun, though, and I think Spring brings that out in people. So as a poet  I thought I would share this in-depth version of a classic Spring poem:

It’s Spring, it’s Spring,
The bird is on the wing!
Somehow that seems absurd.
I think that it should rather be

The wing is on the bird.

Friday, February 17, 2017

More availability

"Out of Stillness" is now available at Barnes and Noble, too. It's accessible through the same mega-link that works for all the stores:  You just click and pick. I'm not sure what took Barnes and Noble so long but the good news is, the book is there!

Friday, February 10, 2017

It's Ready!

"Out of Stillness" is available now at several online bookstores. They are all accessible through this one link, which can take you to the store of your choice: The link includes includes access to Amazon and ibooks and a couple of others.  It should be available soon at Barnes and Noble, too. I'll post that link when I get it.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

As Promised!

As I promised, here comes the new poetry book, "Out Of Stillness." It should be available very soon. I wanted to show off the cover  in advance; I really like it! I'll let you know when it's up and running!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Good Intentions

I’m supposed to post this blog regularly, whatever that means. Or that’s what I tell myself. As you can see, I don’t. I still have good intentions but we all know what’s paved with those.  I have good intentions despite still dealing with illness, both my own and family’s, and all the usual stuff. (“Stuff” includes interesting endeavors such as repairing my own plumbing .) So now what?

I have decided to give my good intentions half a chance and act on them. I’m back to work writing, although at a somewhat reduced rate for the moment. I do have another book of poetry that’s almost ready, which could perhaps be considered a sign of good faith. It will be cool! Stay tuned. Oh, and a belated Happy New Year.

Monday, December 26, 2016

You never know what might happen in a bookstore

On Christmas Eve I was in my local bookstore, buying a book for my husband. The place was jammed. This made me happy, as not everyone was buying calendars; there were plenty of people lining up to pay for actual books. I wandered around as best I could through the crush of people, enjoying the feeding frenzy. I found myself in the science fiction section, unsurprisingly. When the other customers briefly cleared away, I realized that right in front of me were a couple of books by an author whose name I recognized: Noel-Anne Brennan. For no good reason I pulled out a copy of “Tiger Lily”.  Yup, it was definitely my book, and I started to push it back.

“Oh!” said the young woman beside me. “That’s a good book! You should read it!”

I blinked in surprise and stared after her. I suspect my mouth was hanging open.  She had already moved on, disappearing into the crush of people. You never know what might happen in a bookstore.