Unfinished Projects trivia contest

Erin holding the prize mug

As you know my new poetry book Unfinished Projects, published by Main Street Rag is now available! You can buy it through me personally or via my website, Main Street Rag’s website or at these three Triangle-area bookstores: Storyteller’s Bookstore in Wake Forest, Northgate Books at Northgate Mall in Durham or Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. If you get it through me you will receive a personally signed copy!

Till the end of today (Christmas Eve) my book is available for $10 on my website with FREE SHIPPING AND HANDLING! Wow! Also, I’m running two contests to win a free mug (pictured above with my daughter Erin who turned 3 today). If you purchase the book today, you’ll go into the drawing for the mug. And if you already own the book and also want a mug, answer this question (What books are mentioned in the poem “Sex Ed”) and message the answer to me HERE. Offer good till MIDNIGHT tonight or when Santa comes down the chimney.

OK, a litte bit about this book. I am a narrative poet who tells my real story through my verse. I am also a narrative poet who fictionalizes¬†a lot of events–sometimes you can’t tell the difference between what’s real or not. Many of these poems in this book came to be because of the memories I have of the split level house I grew up in Annandale, Virginia with my parents and brother, outside Washington, D.C. I have also included many persona poems about men who make a living working with their hands. As I gathered the poems together I noticed a pattern: all of the poems contain images of houses, both of their interiors and exteriors. And so Unfinished Projects was born! My ideas for these poems came from poetry prompts and many of them also came from dreams. I strongly remember my dreams about the house I grew up in.

If you’d like to check out my poems, they’re available here on my author page at my publisher’s site HERE

And stay tuned for my “World Tour” coming in Jan 2011. I’ll be reading my poems at various Triangle locations along with traveling to Charleston, Charlotte, Hickory, New York! and the beautiful mountains of Waynesville, NC.

Good luck on getting the mug which is filled with Godiva chocolate (Hmmm…chocolate), a bookmark, letter opener, pen and more!