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Sunday, January 03, 2010

A Time for Verse

I have neglected to say my latest single-author book (well, my latest book, period) is now out. A Time for Verse, poetic ponderings on Ecclesiastes was written as my attempt to figure out the idea of meditation. My mind races so quickly, it's difficult to stay focused. In trying to respond on screen to the text of Ecclesiastes, I was able to surprise myself sometimes and certainly grow from it. Some of you have been kind enough to say you appreciated my allowing you to read drafts (allowing? I was honored you would!) that it seemed appropriate to publish it. This makes the tenth book of Silver Boomer Books, though it was published under our Eagle Wings Press imprint. That number ten marks a significant step, a "legitimatization" of Silver Boomer Books as a real publishing company. 

We began Silver Boomer Books with the anthologies Silver Boomers, prose and poetry by and about baby boomers published in March, 2008 and followed in August by Freckles to Wrinkles. Then in 2009, we goosed up production and branched into single-author books with Slender Steps to Sanity - 12-Step Notes of Hope by OAStepper, compulsive eater, followed soon by Writing Toward the Light - A Grief Journey by Laura Flett, both under the Eagle Wings Press imprint. The last four months, we published three books under the Laughing Cactus Press imprint: Poetry Floats - New and Selected Philosophy-Lite by Jim Wilson, Bluebonnets, Boots and Buffalo Bones by Sheryl L. Nelms, and not so GRIMM - gentle fables and cautionary tales by Becky Haigler. Under Silver Boomer Books we added This Path, the third anthology and a progeny of Silver Boomers and Freckles to Wrinkles, and, as a single-author book, Song of County Roads by Ginny Greene. 

Thanks, folks, for your support and encouragement. We're in this for the long haul and hope to become your favorite publisher, and that of most people you know!

I published this blog entry, then it occurred to me to come back and say yes, you can buy the books! You could get there from the earlier links in this email, but the quick way is

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