My Poem “The Shadows” was just published!

There are many great literary magazines that have intriguing poems to read.

“The Shadows” written by me was just published by Black Poppy Review.

The editor, Sandy Benitz is a well-known poet herself. Go to http://blackpoppyreview.blogspot.com and treat yourself to some great poetry.

Here’s Some Exciting News For Me

I just received an email from a publisher from Mauritius (an island in the Indian Ocean) that wants to publish one of my children’s short stories “A Silver Metal”. This story will be published in a text book for children 10 through 14 who are learning English. If any of you are familiar with this island is has a multicultural ethnic background where many speak French but the Government speaks English. It has ideal weather and it has wonderful beaches which makes it a tourist paradise.

I am thrilled and honored that they have selected my story for inclusion into their textbooks.

Summary of story:

“Well,” began Kevin, “it’s just that I’m not very good at anything.”  “Cheer up, son,” his dad told him as he patted him on the back. “You know about Albert Einstein. No one knew that he was special for a long time. George Bernard Shaw, the playwright, was an average student but he became very famous. Kevin, all children are special.”

 

 

Two February Poetry Readings

For those of you who live in Southern Connecticut I will be reading some of my poems, along with other poets, on February 10 at 7:00 p.m. at the Carriage Barn in New Canaan, and on February 11 at 1:00 at the Weston Sr. Center.

The poets all belong to the Connecticut Poetry Society and many will have books available to purchase.

The group of poets is a diverse group composed of both the Wilton and New Canaan poets. Their styles are very different and they are very good poets.

I’m looking forward to both events.

Stories that Children Love!

My children’s short story “Stingy Jack and the Jack O’Lantern” is getting lots of attention. Even though Halloween is long gone children or their parents (reading to children) seem to like my story because there over 500 people who have read it.

There are also a few comments which have been posted. If you’re looking for free stories for you children make sure you view the site http://www.shortkidstories.com.

You can leave a comment on my blog and let me know what you think of the various stories.