Like the Prairie’s Open Hand

I am honored to have a review of Walking on Water from the fabulous and well-published Tyler Sheldon. His review was published in The Tin Lunchbox Review,  a literary journal founded by Shawna Caro. Emporia, Kansas writer Cheryl Unruh is known throughout the Midwest...

Unruh Siblings Give Reading

Leon and I had a blast reading together for the first time. I read poems from my new book: Walking on Water. Leon read from his thriller, Dog of the Afterworld. He is working on a sequel. Here’s a link to the story in the Emporia Gazette: Siblings Share Writing...

Walking on Water

My new poetry book is now available! In Emporia, you can find it at Ellen Plumb’s City Books, 1101 Commercial. In Lawrence, it’s at Raven Bookstore, 6 E. 7th, and Signs of Life, 722 Massachusetts. In Wichita, find it at Eighth Day Books, 2838 E. Douglas,...

Poetry Book Launch

The book launch for my new poetry book, Walking on Water, will be Tuesday, April 18, 6:30 – 8:30 p..m. at Dave Leiker’s Prairiedust Studio & Gallery, 330 Commercial, Emporia, Kansas. I’ll do two short readings at 7 and 7:45 and will give away a...

Visiting Norma

VISITING NORMA At Mt. Carmel, an assisted living facility, I visited my Aunt Norma today. My heart was heavy and sad – I didn’t know when I’d be back – I live two states away. We sat outdoors in the warm May air. As her Chihuahua sniffed around in...

In the Company of My Tribe

IN THE COMPANY OF MY TRIBE Today, a friend of mine, Michael Graves, spoke at the Kansas Book Festival. At the festival he received a 2016 Kansas Notable Book Award for his book “To Leave a Shadow,” which is a fun read, a detective novel set in 1937 Wichita. His talk...