Just a quick update to let those of you who have pre-ordered Wandering Wonderful know that the publisher has indicated there are delays with printing. I don’t have an exact print and ship date at this time, but am informed that the printer needs a couple of weeks.
I am hoping (because I am very anxious to finally hold this chapbook in my hands) that we will see copies ship out by the end of the month.
My eternal thanks for your patience and understanding. I am told that I will receive an email when copies begin to ship. I’ll post a quick follow-up at that time.
Friday marked the end of the pre-sales period and I received the final sales update from the publisher just this morning. Everyone who purchased a copy by the pre-order period end date had their name plugged into an Excel worksheet and a number attributed to their name. Using Excel’s super fun RANDOMBETWEEN function, one name was selected as the recipient of the book’s cover art printed to a 20″ x 30″ canvas.
I am very pleased to announce that the winner is none other than Betty Hayes Albright! Betty is a wonderful poet who blogs over at Seasonings. If you’re not familiar with her work, I highly recommend popping over to her blog. Congratulations, Betty! Your art print will be on its way to you sometime this week.
A very sincere thank you to everyone who has supported me over the past 10 years of writing this poetry blog.
With much love and gratitude,
an early snow this year
icy and hard, it woke me –
hissing and insistent
through the crack in the sill
the dogs both dig deeper
into my side, settle once more,
and sigh – little heart-furnaces
© Sarah Whiteley
The weather this year has been hard on the dogs and little Angus especially is feeling his age lately. But it’s amazing what comfort a dog can bring into a life – and I am blessed to have both of them for as long as I may.
My newest chapbook Wandering Wonderful is now available for pre-order from Finishing Line Press. Pre-orders through March 22nd will have an opportunity to win a canvas print of the cover art. Click for details!
for everyone but the birds,
winter is about waiting
they must wonder why it is
we’ve seemingly stalled
piled on days of cold and rain
have made us slow and passive
and we miss seeing that
what is gray is also glistening
© Sarah Whiteley
Wandering Wonderful is available for pre-order from Finishing Line Press. For information on mail ordering (vs online ordering), details are provided under my Available Books page.
This has been a long time coming for me, so I am extra pleased to be able to announce my forthcoming new chapbook via Finishing Line Press, Wandering Wonderful. Copies are available for pre-order through the Finishing Line Press website and will begin to ship out in mid-May. Click on the link here to take a peek: Wandering Wonderful
It has been six years since the publication of my first chapbook, so for those of you who have been asking about another, thank you for bearing with me and for continuing to support me with your kind praise and words of encouragement. I am blessed to have been surrounded by such a talented community of poets, writers, artists, and fellow wanderers. Much love to you!
Also, for anyone interested, I have meandered over into Instagram territory. Look for @hikeswithbooks if you are so inclined (you may just see a few different photos of my hiking adventures than you would on the blog).
With a full and grateful heart,