Thursday, May 6, 2010

THANKS FOR YOUR RESPONSE

Well, tonite's blog will be short. First of all, let me thank a couple of you who called or wrote me after receiving my book preview of A LIFETIME OF POETRY. I wasn't sure how it would show up for you so I had Frank open his announcement and I got a better idea of how it came to you.

I don't know why I should be surprised but the preview book only shows a small portion of the book, 15 pages. The book is actually 60 pages. Let me know if you want to peek at the book let me know. I'll be happy to show it to you.

As you know, my next project is my own book of poems. Wish me luck!!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

MY LATEST BOOK

As many of you know I did a photo book of my two precious grandsons for Christmas, but my next project has just been sent for publishing. My older sister, Janice, has been an avid poet for most of her life, like me, and she has sent me many of her poems over the years. She's had some really tough years, especially the last ten. She is now 76 and confined to a wheelchair and most days it's just hard for her to muster up the energy to get out of bed. I do my best to encourage her, sometimes I'm successful, sometimes I'm not, but I believe she needs to continue with the poetry because it keeps her creative juices flowing.

Anyway, as I started thinking of the book of poetry that I want to publish, I thought that I should first create a book of poetry with Janice's poems so that there would be a collection of her poems for her family, something tangible for them to look at and read to remember their mom. I called the book, A Lifetime of Poetry, and I should receive the book within the next two weeks.

If any of you are interested in seeing a copy online send me your email address and I'll forward an online copy to you. Also, I am going to proceed with my book of poems so I will let you know when that's ready for viewing. As you might have guessed, this latest project took many hours and that's why I haven't been contributing my blog.

If any of you would like to do something similar, a written book or story, book of photos, a book of photos of a particular trip or event, etc. let me know and I'd be happy to put it together for you.