Sunday, March 20, 2016

I am reminded . . .

Almost daily by the gods of the book of face that it has been almost two months since my last blog post, and that ever so many people are, apparently, dying to hear from me.

Partly, I blame winter, as we closed the little cabin in December and I seem to find it easier to blog when I am in the woods.

My new book is also to blame, for how many times can I announce, I’m writing a new book! And I think it’s good! And now I have finished the first draft! And now I have finished the second draft! And now I am checking for typos! And now I am revising! before I begin to sound tiresome even to myself?

But now spring is coming. And the bush who shall not be named
(at least by anyone we know so far) is alive with bees,
a fine portent of good weather to follow. 

And we all know that in spring a young man (or woman)’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of sea creatures.

Well, yes. You read correctly. Sea creatures. Or to be more precise, birds and fish and mammals and crustaceans and others of that ilk.

Do you need more hints? Have you not been paying attention? Shall I stop beating around the proverbial kelp stalk?
My new book! Silly sea poems for kids! Illustrated!

Now I know I've mentioned this a time or two before, but perhaps it's gotten lost in the incessant clamoring I've been doing about my new new book. 
This is my newest to be published book.

Here's a taste:
We are oysters, him and me,
we live in a community
of hundreds which we calls a bed-
We have soft bellies which is said
to be the food that's gods were fed.

(there's more, but that's all you get for free)

And it is coming out in less than a month. April 11, to be exact.
And you can order a copy here:
Or you will be able to purchase it through your local bookseller or on Amazon or Barnes and Noble.
And you can even get it as an e-book.

I am telling you people, it doesn't get much better than this.

I haven't worked out the details of putting books on my website so that you can purchase directly through me and I can personalize it, but I am working on that.
Or, I will be, soon.  Because right now, you see, there's this new book I'm working on . . .

In the meantime, have a very happy vernal equinox.