Poetry

June, Front Porches, and Missing Martians

Originally posted on Author S. Smith:
“Gardening is the handiest excuse for being a philosopher.”–Ray Bradbury  (Dandelion Wine) I picked up a copy of Dandelion Wine the day I heard Ray Bradbury died.  How fitting he should leave us on a day early in June. I love Fahrenheit 451, and read it every ten or…

Untitled Poem

I’ve been feeling, lately, like it’s been too long since I’ve written poetry. Yes, I’ve been great about writing 500 words a day on a novel I’m working on…but I haven’t been writing poetry. And I miss it. I also thought it was time I post another poem here on my blog. So I started […]

FREE FOR FIVE DAYS ONLY

  Free is a great price! What do you get in Cat in Mouse? First, you get four short stories–short as in just a few pages, not 20+ pages. The stories all feature characters from the Seed Savers series. You don’t need to have read the novels to understand the stories. In fact, this is […]

June Haiku and Other Stuff

Roses shout at the passers-by; announcing that summer has arrived And now for the “other stuff.” First, in honor of summer’s imminent arrival here in the cool and cloudy Pacific Northwest: Yahoo!!!! Okay, enough of that. I need to get outside soon and lay some soaker hoses in the garden before everything grows too much.. […]

The Dedication Page (for Garrett)

I don’t know if I can do it but I promise I’ll try And hope your mom forgives me for making her cry. Today is your birthday but you are not here So we’ll remember you fondly with memories dear. When you were a toddler we never understood What it meant, or why the only […]

Dr. Seuss Would Be Proud; Testimony in Rhyme

So when I’m not writing, cooking meals for my family, gardening, cleaning, volunteering, etc., I try to keep up with what’s going on in my community. Currently, some of the city leaders want to spend about 700 million dollars to put another bridge across the river that divides our city. Now, the city is not […]

Seed Savers: Heirloom, Sneak Peek

  Excerpt from Heirloom, book three in Seed Savers Series Clare didn’t know how she could stay indoors on a day like today—sixty-five degrees, sunny and warm. And yet she couldn’t think of anything more to do outside. After she got home from school, she let the chickens wander while she pulled weeds from Marissa’s […]