Saturday, March 25, 2017


We had a pretty extreme windstorm here in Southern Colorado yesterday. It blew many of the shingles off the roofs of the buildings in the complex where I live. I woke up to the tapping of hammers by the men fixing the roof above us, which was a peculiar if comforting way to wake up.

There's something about Nature unleashed that encourages quiet reflection, and I reflected on the fact that I hadn't shared a whole lot about my upcoming work.

I finished a second book of poetry toward the end of last year, and I expect it to be published later this year (I hope to give Goodreads readers the opportunity to enter a pre-publication giveaway of this book).

In the meantime, here's an excerpt from one of the poems in this year's upcoming book:

From the poem, Turquoise Lake

Like a gem
this clear
mountain lake
in the dark 
green forest 

was found by
some celestial
miner who struck
a hammer like
Odin's staff 

against the
soft earth and
released from
bondage a godly
stream to fill 

its basin
with roaming
clouds and 
sunlight and
millions of 

stars in blue
black night

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Gooodreads Giveaway Copies Arriving Today or Tomorrow!

Goodreads giveaway winners:

Your copies of When It Rains in the Desert are scheduled to be delivered today (Thursday, March 2) or tomorrow, via UPS SurePost or USPS. Look out for a package from CreateSpace, the publisher.

Thanks again for your participation in the Goodreads giveaway!