Gnomes, gnomes, everywhere!
In December 2023, Writers' Loft Press launched a collection of over 100 original, illustrated poems about mythological creatures. With over 13 different types of poems, this book is an unbelievable poetry resource for teachers, librarians, and parents. I am so excited that three of my poems are included in this beautifully illustrated anthology.
Did you know gnomes are infectious? During the poetry critique group stage, that was part of the publication process, Cindy Greene's "Don't Disrespect Tomte" poem left a clear impression on me. As a matter of fact, Tomte insisted that I honor him and his friends in my ceramic endeavors.
When my son came home from college to a collection of half-built gnomes a few months later, he caught gnome fever too, and I received this hygge gnome lamp from him for Christmas.
All this to say: don't be surprised if one of the creatures in this anthology visits your dreams and ignites your imagination - just pray it's not one of the inhabitants from the scary section!
And, whatever you do, don't forget to find the hidden gnome on every spread, because gnomes are everywhere.
Writers' Loft Press also created these fabulous Creature Bios. You can check out all the featured creatures here.