2022’s book is out now! This year’s theme for The Association of RI Authors (ARIA) anthology book is Iconic Rhode Island. My fictional short story, Carefree, set on the Block Island Ferry, was chosen to be included. Pick up a copy on Amazon and enjoy reading the unique pieces written by Rhode Island authors. All… Read More Iconic RI
I’m very pleased to be the featured author in the Discover Rhode Island July issue highlighting my new book, Happy is Here! It’s also cool that this issue showcases this delicious-looking sundae from one of my favorite spots to get something sweet, Wright’s Dairy Farm!
As Sun dims her light On another day She blows a kiss And goes on her way Leaving Moon to swoon With a memorable mark Heart-shaped That glows in the dark A reminder While alone in the sky Life’s about reunions Never goodbyes For in a few hours Sun will rise To light up Moon’s… Read More Heart-Shaped
Box after box, young Sally opened Was empty, each seal already broken Crumpled wrapping paper littered the floor As Sally looked at her parents asking for more “All the boxes are empty. I got nothing at all!” They watched their daughter’s smile fade and fall “Oh, dear Sally, please don’t be sad. This isn’t the… Read More Christmas Spirit
A snowflake fell For the first time last night She fluttered, drifting softly Feather-light On the velvet voice Of winter, who sang And whistled sweet Notes of hickory Hints of mesquite Spun her around And caressed her cheek “Darling,” he said “You’re truly unique.”
A black cat purred at my feet One October Eve on Mayflower Street Circling ‘round my legs with her powderpuff tail While I quickly sorted through the mail The tag on her collar tinkled and chimed The engraved name Roxy glinted and shined Just as I was distracted by the flyer in my hand For… Read More Roxy
The pear tree grew heavy With much fruit to bear So, she lowered her branches In a gesture to share First came the deer Across the field, down the hill To savor the sweetness Until each had their fill Next came the crows Who filled up their beaks So, when they squawked Pear juice dribbled… Read More The Pear Tree
There are no secrets On Mulberry Street Thanks to the canines That cannot keep Their sensitive noses Out of neighborhood news They’re first to sniff out Visitors and clues A car that passes A knock on the door A rogue raccoon A package from the store It starts with one bark Soon followed by more… Read More Patrol and Protect
Soft moonbeams Fill the void of night Reassuring, “Focus on the light. There’s no need to worry, Don’t worry about a thing. I’ll whisper words Until the morning sings. So, close your eyes, Rest your tired head, Dream new dreams Safe asleep in bed.” Soft moonbeams Fill the void of night Reassuring, “All will be… Read More Dream New Dreams
She found a letter Tucked away in a box Stored in the attic With a heart-shaped lock Its beautiful penmanship Swirled and danced Around emotion And circumstance It told of a love story At the time couldn’t be Only shared in a letter For their eyes to see Then kept locked away For so many… Read More Come of Age
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