Dead Man’s Flower, a full-length book of poems, is now available for $12.95 from www.yawnsbooks.com, Yawn’s Books and More, in Canton, Georgia; www.barnesandnoble.com; www.amazon.com; from me, the author, and many local independent bookstores. To order, see below.

In a sixteen month period in 2009-10, I lost my mother, father, great-aunt and first husband. In the middle of all this, I underwent major surgery and had a month of medical complications. After the memorial services and funerals were over, in 2011 we bought a vacation home in Hawaii, where I spent six months alone, thinking and writing. The result of these experiences of grief, pain, and loss, coupled with the spectacular beauty and intrigue of Hawaii is Dead Man’s Flower.