The Maintenance of the Shimmy-Shammy Has Been Accepted!

I am overjoyed, over-the-moon, overwhelmed and quite frickin’ excited to announce that my first poetry book manuscript, The Maintenance of the Shimmy-Shammy, has been selected for publication by Steel Toe Books, an independent poetry press founded in 2003, directed by Tom C. Hunley and associated with Western Kentucky University.

I love this press and I’m so excited that they’ll be publishing my book, which is scheduled to appear in the first quarter of 2015.

It is indeed a Happy New Year!

[Author photo above looking a bit pensive with an early version of the manuscript taped up on my office wall, wondering if it would ever find a home…]