Wednesday, December 29, 2010
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
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
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.
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Wednesday, June 23, 2010
I’m playing I’m a little mouse,
A little brown ant came running by,
I asked where he was racing to,
A busy toad came hopping by
He would not say a word to me,