Sunday, May 27, 2012

After months of receiving and reading poems, formatting, layout, proofreading and proofing again, the book is finished.  "Surrounded:  Living With Islands" collects the works of twenty-four poets from all over the country.  Whatever your views about living on an island, you may find them changed or altered after reading these lyrical/frightening/challenging/mysterious poems. The book's cover (photo above) was designed by one of the contributing poets, Constance Mears. There are two ways to obtain your very own copy of this lovely book:

1)  Pre-order a copy directly through me at  I expect to have physical copies ready to mail out by June 6.  $12 plus $2.00 shipping; tax included.  OR

2)  Order online through CreateSpace; the book is available now.  Here is the link:

In about 5-7 days, copies will also be available on Amazon.  Please be aware, though, that Write Wing receives a much smaller royalty from Amazon than from CreateSpace.  Have compassion for the small publisher!

This summer will bring a book launch party and/or library reading on Whidbey Island; stay tuned for details; and as always, thank you for being readers!