"Winter-Lull" I subscribe to Poem-a-Day, an email service from the Academy of American Poets that provides a very wide selection of contemporary and classic poems. This one by D.H. Lawrence caught my attention because it captures a sense of foreboding that the silence of snow can convey. Based on when the poem was published, I … Continue reading “Winter-Lull” by D.H. Lawrence
I am delighted to share V.J. Knutson’s review of my debut novel TELLING SONNY. V.J. is an exceptionally perceptive and trenchant poet. I’d encourage you to check out her work on https://vjknutson.org/.
When nineteen-year-old Faby attends the annual Vaudeville Show in her small town, she is hoping to escape to the drudgery of day-to-day life in the Gauthier household, where chores are watched over by the critical eye of Maman and Maman Aurore. The year is 1924, the setting small town Vermont, USA, and even though she’s been attending these fanfares since she was seven, Faby has no idea that this particular show is about to change her life.
“Telling Sonny” is the first published book of author Elizabeth Gauffreau. I’ve had the honour of meeting and communicating with Elizabeth through her blog, so was excited to read her work.
“Telling Sonny” reads like an historical memoir, the descriptive details effectively capture the ambiance of the era. As a reader, I felt myself swept up in the emotions of the story: fearing for Faby, wishing she’d assert more on her own…
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I am very pleased to be featuring my review of Leora’s Letters, written by Joy Neal Kidney. I have been following Joy’s family history blog, Joy Neal Kidney – Family Family and local stories and history, favorite books, for a few years now, and I was thrilled to see the history of her mother’s family during World … Continue reading Digital Discoveries: Review of Leora’s Letters
I am pleased to share the news that my short story, "The Pilgrimage," has been published in the Vol. VII #9 issue of The Woven Tale Press. (See page 55.) In addition to publishing fiction and poetry, The Woven Tale Press features a good selection of contemporary visual art. I'd encourage you to check out … Continue reading Publication: “The Pilgrimage”