Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Wee Three: Book Trailers

Today I am able to post both book trailers for Wee Three: I hope you will all enjoy them and let me know which one you like best.

The writing, editing and publishing of Wee Three has been a passion of mine since we read the beginnings of some of the verses too her in the days before she passed. Some of these verses written by her mother are the beginnings of the verses in Wee Three, others are taken from her childhood memories and mine. I hope you will all enjoy both trailers.

Should you decide you want to read more I can guarantee that the book will delight you and take you down memory lane. In the pages you will find at least one verse that will remind you of some earlier cherished memory.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Wee Three Launch

Wee Three has begun it's launch. Shortly the press releases will go out and then the hardest work of all begins. It will be time to begin to market my book. Begin doing readings, events and all that marketing one's book entails.

I am both thrilled and nervous as I begin this new adventure. Writing it was a labor of love, the idea of taking the bits of my grandmother's verses and expanding and writing my own began after my mother had passed away.

Five of the nine siblings sat at her bedside for 12 days. Nine of which she was unable to communicate except through her eyes and hands. We read her her mother's verses over and over and over again as she insisted, watching her delight in the memories they invoked.

Several years later I took out my grandmother's writings and began the project. At first many agents and publishers told me "we don't do poetry, or poetry is too hard of a sell."

Well "Wee Three" is more a collection of short stories that are told in rhyme as seen through the eyes of a child. So believing in it I first self published, later someone suggested more of the verses shoud be expanded, to get a real illustrator, which I did in the wonderfully talented Hazel Mitchell. I also added more of my own verses to the book telling more of the stories of the adventures into a childs imagination based on my own memories as a child.

I hope you will all take a chance and watch the video and read the book. I believe it will help you remember your own childhoods and connect more deeply with your children and grandchildren.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

New Book Review, by Beth Hoffman (Saving CeeCee Honeycutt)

By Beth Hoffman – New York Times best selling author of, "Saving CeeCee Honeycutt."

This review is for: Wee Three: A Mother's Love in Verse  

"This wonderful book is not only charming, but it holds a bit of magic on each page ... the kind of magic of days gone by. The beautifully rendered prose urges us to remember, to close our eyes and revisit slower days, childhood days, when there were no cell phones or computers to distract us from seeing the wonders in nature and the world of make-believe.

I believe this collection of poems should be cherished and placed on a shelf with other works that evoke the spirit of childhood wonders. Highly recommended!"

WEE THREE will be available everywhere late fall 2010/winter 2011.

Beth Hoffman's, fabulous New York Times best selling novel, "Saving CeeCee Honeycutt" is widely available now.  Please, visit her website for more details on her marvelous book:

Thursday, June 24, 2010

WEE THREE illustration by Hazel Mitchell:
"Upside Down Land"


When tired of games and pictures too,
And all my books I've read 
And I can't think what else to do 
I stand upon my head
Then I pretend in some strange lands
Across a Faerie Sea,
The people all walk on their hands,
Not right-side-up, like me
And then I wonder how they'd sleep 
Up-side-down upon their beds,
And how they'd ever, ever keep 
Their hats upon their heads
I wonder too, if in these lands,
The folks upon the street,
Would wear their shoes upon their hands,
Their gloves upon their feet
But mother says if they appeared,
And met me on the street
They'd laugh, she's sure, and think me weird; 
For walking on my feet

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

WEE THREE illustration by Hazel Mitchell: "Pretending"


I’m playing I’m a little mouse,
I’m hiding everywhere.
They mustn’t ever see me
They mustn’t know I’m there.
They wonder how the cracker crumbs
Got down behind the chair.
They’ll think t’was Pam that did it,
And never know a mouse was there.

WEE THREE illustration by Hazel Mitchell: "Lonely"


A little brown ant came running by,
My reflection caught his shiny eye
A green leaf sat upon his back,
It looked as if he held a sack

I asked where he was racing to,
And what it was he had to do
All aquiver in his haste,
He ran on by, no time to waste.

A busy toad came hopping by
He stopped to snatch a butterfly
So content and happy he did seem,
As he stared at me with eyes a gleam

He would not say a word to me,
‘Though, I was nice as nice could be
For when I said “hello”, why then,
He just went hopping off again.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Excerpt from WEE THREE:

Baby Brother

He’s very small and rather red,
And has no hair upon his head

All he does is lie in bed,
I wish we had a dog instead