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The Wood Thrush Makes a Landing at McIntyre’s in Fearrington!

mcintyresIt was the perfect day for poetry….wonderfully cool with a hint of sunshine, and the easy conversation among both old friends and new!

At today’s monthly reading of N.C. Poetry Society members, I shared the podium with poets Bill Griffin (and former Poet in Residence at the N.C. Zoo!) and Robin Greene, a professor of English at Methodist University in Fayetteville. I ended up with a lot of hugs, fresh flowers, and of course, two new books: Griffin’s evocative Riverstory: Treestory and Greene’s riveting Lateral Drift.

I read a handful of poems from my first poetry collection, Waiting for the Wood Thrush, which is available through Finishing Line Press. I also received some very friendly and helpful advice that I’ll try out at my next poetry reading. Speak slower, and let your audience appreciate your beautiful words. I was very touched, and to the kind lady who offered this wisdom, I promise to try and take it slower next time.

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Coasting Down to Earth in Naked and Hungry Style

It’s just two days after the “BIG EVENT” and I’m still coasting down to earth. I say “coasting” because there’s something rather divine about a day at Fearrington Village with sunshine, friends, art, and books.

Yes, it’s true. Naked and Hungry has now been “officially” launched! A combination of family members, old friends (from nursery school, no less) and even new friends (hijacked from the Art Festival next door) helped me celebrate this important milestone. A special thanks to Pete Mock, McIntyre’s mystery guru, who helped arrange the reading and lent such a gracious introduction and to my photographer and dear friend, Melissa Kotacka for the fabulous photographs.

As I stated while looking out toward a sea of loving faces, John Grisham could not have wished for a more supportive group of fans. I could relive this day forever. This book is for you.