My First Book is now published!

I have such exciting news to share, I have worked with this collection of poems for almost a year and they have finally come together into my first book. My photographs are strung throughout the book as well giving the reader an opportunity to settle into the view before reading on.

I wrote all of these poems during the five month span that my father was struggling through his cancer journey and I was coming to grips with how to say goodbye. I must say that although the overall topic of this book is sad, there is a lot of tender love, joy and discovery within the book as well. It is a book that I am really proud to share. I am looking forward to opening the conversation around grief, fear and loss. I find the more I feel my way through those feelings, stay honest in where I am with them and allow myself to feel both sad and encouraged at the same time I can be there for myself and those who need me most in times of such sorrow and struggle.

Over the next many Friday’s I will share excerpts from my book. I have not shared most of the poems here before and I am really looking forward to doing so. Here is a link to preview the book and learn a little more about it.


  1. Congratulations Carrie. Such a huge effort and difficult stage to go through. From experience, I know it helps to write ad express how you feel. Thinking of you.

  2. Ah, Carrie you’ve done it! How does it feel to have your book ready for purchase? I hope you are elated and fulfilled. Congratulations. Your blurb page looks good; i like the description of the book and the author information. Both are inviting and interesting. Once I’ve had a chance to soak up your book, I’ll comment on your page for sure. I am happy for you, my friend.

    1. Janet, thank you. It feels a bit strange, like I’ve left something in the oven and forgot to set the timer. But, it feels good to be finished. I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy, hopefully by Friday. Thanks for noticing the author/book info, I’m glad to hear they read well. That was challenging to write! Your cheering me on was such a treat. Thank you!

  3. Wow, Carrie, a book! Of your poetry and photographs! I am so impressed and wish you congratulations. I’ll look forward to your excerpts.
    The About the Book piece will make folks want to read and view

    1. Thank you, Laurie. That is so kind and lovely to hear. I really appreciate the feedback on the “about the book” section, thank you. I am really looking forward to sharing some excerpts too! Have a beautiful weekend.

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