I am delighted to report that Talon Books has offered me a publishing contract for page as bone – ink as blood. This book is now scheduled for release in the Fall of 2015. It has been a long journey, filled with potholes and all manner of internal and external forces that could have stopped me from moving forward with this book. It is largely autobiographical, mainly poetry, with some prose. It is my first book and the learning curve was at times dizzying as I circled and re-circled the issue of who owns my story. Yes, I spent a good deal of time worrying about whether or not I had the right to share my own story. In the end, with the encouragement my mentors, Betsy Warland and Ingrid Rose, I took flight and dive bombed the sad and often messy details of my own life.
In the meantime, I have had the pleasure of sharing the page with darling husband/editor. We both have poems in The Royal City Poets Anthology 2013. The book release was last weekend and the attendance was very good. Part Two of What Colour is the Sunset Today is up on the Arts Periodical under Flesh. I am not sure what is next. Another book perhaps. There are a few ideas floating around in my head, one being a book about my ancestors and the other a book on sacred circles. Two very different books yet somehow related as my work within sacred circles does require the support of my ancestors. But first a little time to digest all that has happened this year and time to contemplate my next steps. ~ All my relations ~ Jonina