Monthly Archives: January 2017


Today, one of my poems about food is being featured on Angela Topping’s set of posts on the coziness factor or hygge as “they”
call it:

Performance Coming Up

Come and hear me perform at the Myrtle Beach Art Museum, then stay to hear me give a talk on ekphrastic story telling, Saturday February 4, 2017

Franklin G. Burroughs – Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum
3100 S. Ocean Blvd | Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Scheduled Events
dragon parade with Mint Hill Kung Fu School (11:00) | Lion Wakes Up opening ceremony with Mint Hill (11:10) | storytelling with Joan Leotta (11:30) | Tai Chi demonstration (12:00) | vegetable carving with Eric Wagner and Nan Black (12:30) | musical performances with singing group and on hulusi (Chinese gourd flute), erhu (Chinese fiddle) and guzheng (Chinese zither) (1:00) | “Why the Soldier Smiled” talk with Joan Leotta (1:15) | ice sculpture demonstration with Eric Wagner (1:30) | Chi Gong demonstration with Jimmy Revell (2:00) | acupuncture talk with Jennifer M. Kiser, L.Ac. (2:15) | martial arts demonstration with Mint Hill (2:30) | Lion Goes to Sleep closing ceremony with Mint Hill (3:00)


Angela Topping is doing a series on hygge and included my Poem!

My Poem, Some Seek the Fire is up today on Angela Topping’s site in her collection of poems on hygge:…/hygge-feature-12-ba…/…
Thank you, Angela!

Two Poems Up Today!


They illustrated it nicely too–stay tuned to this place for a couple of book reviews coming and an opportunity for free books and appearances!

New Food Article Today

Be sure to check out my article in today’s Sun News!


also my review of a cookbook with gluten free appetizer options!

Good Things Worth Waiting For

Finishing Line Press has informed me that my book will be at least 8 weeks late–today is the day it was supposed to come out.

I just got my galleys on Monday and am sending them back on Tuesday the 17th, checking  and rechecking.

Please be patient!




Trying to add things to wordpress!!!



Don’t seem to be able to add the widget for this to keep it permanently on the site but indeed I am participating!


Ruby for Women

My article is posted today the Rubyfor Women blog!


So, I am rarely at a loss for an idea so decided this would be a good way to organize my thoughts for the new year and give me marching orders for a series of new picture books.

Two days into it, already more than two ideas, but the discipline is a very good one. Also trying to channel creativity into a new haiku start each day.