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Michelle McGrane has a post about my chapbook, Price Reduced Again, at her beautiful site, peony moon.   Hit the link and take a look!  I’m thrilled to be there.  You’ll also see a sample poem, She Told Me Money Does Not Buy Happiness, Then She Hopped In Her BMW And Drove Away.  Many thanks to my editor, Crystal Folz of Backpack Press, for all her work!

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While you’re at peony moon, be sure to look around.  Michelle McGrane is an amazing poet.  She has been published in numerous journals and is the author of Fireflies & Blazing Stars (2002) and Hybrid (2003). Her third collection, The Suitable Girl, is forthcoming from pindrop press.  You’ll find a sample poem from The Suitable Girl at the pindrop press link.  I can’t wait to read it all!

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Michelle is also one of the most generous poets I’ve ever met in my life.  Most of her site is dedicated to promoting other poets.

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peony moon is a must read for the serious poet or lover of words.  Poems, new books, old books, interviews with poets, and reading lists are all beautifully showcased.  It is one of my favorite poetry sites, and Michelle is one of my favorite poets.

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Since I began reading peony moon, I now have some new books on my shelf and a “must buy” book list that is several pages long.  Check out the favorite poetry collections for 2009.  It runs for eight posts, from November to December.  I also love the interviews with poets and beautiful artwork at peony moon.

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Thank you very much, Michelle, for highlighting Price Reduced Again.  And much appreciation to you all for your kind words and encouragement.  It has kept me going!

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Pre-orders are now being taken for my chapbook, Price Reduced Again.  Don’t worry, y’all.  I won’t chase you around the internet and demand a purchase.  I’m just trying to be better about spreading the word.  So here she goes.

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Price Reduced Again is the first release from Backpack Press.  Crystal Folz, who has created beautiful journals such as Shoots and Vines, is the owner of the press and has done an amazing job with layout and editing.  I love the look and the feel of the book.  It’s not glossy and I like that.  It shouldn’t be.

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My daughter, Amber Yoder, created the awesome cover art.  Amber hand cut each of the tiles with a knife and pulled a print.  It fits the theme perfectly.  You may not be able to see it from this web picture, but there’s an old house on there and also a nickel with the word “LIBERTY” on it.  Thank you, Amber.  I love it!

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The poems are all new and not posted on the internet.  I originally set out to tell the story of my own financial struggles.  But I always meet people who touch my soul.  Their stories are in there, too.

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To reserve a copy and for more info., click HERE.

Requests and checks can be mailed to:

Shoots and Vines
Backpack Press
PO Box 489
Poseyville, IN 47633

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The actual mailing of the chapbook will begin after its December 14 release.

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The cost is $8.00 U.S.

$11.00 for orders outside of the  U.S. (the extra charge is to cover shipping).

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Many thanks to Crystal Folz for this beautiful opportunity.  It’s not about money.  It’s about creation.  Being a poet and writer herself, Crystal understands the need to create and share words.  She has been much more than an editor.  She is a dear friend.

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Thank you all for your support and encouragement.  I appreciate you very much.

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