Thursday, January 24, 2008


Do you enjoy reading rhyming words, free verse, the words of another's heart and imagination? I do and I enjoy writing poetry - rhyming or not.

Up until lately, I had to say that I was not a published poet, but now I can say that I have published writings!

I was offered a merit-based scholarship a little over a year ago to be part of a group of unknown and for the most part, unpublished writers. There would be thirteen of us, making up The Baker's Dozen. We were to submit already written works to be made into our own mini book and compiled to make up
The Cole Foundation Collection: Volume II

Our volume of mini-books is now available at:

Barnes and



For those of you who do enjoy poetry, I'm having a giveaway!

I'm giving away a copy of THE BAKER'S DOZEN to one person.

Leave a comment at this post and in about a week I will choose randomly from among the comments. To make this just a little more inviting, along with the book will come a Vera Bradley candle to enjoy while reading.

If you are not a blogger, don't forget to leave an email address.


Susie Q said...

Oh! Congratulations! This is a wonderful thing! So far, my only claim to print has been a poem I wrote in one of th Chicken Soup For the Soul books! But since I got paid, does that count as being published? I hope so! : )
You should be so proud...congratulations again!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Wow, Congratulations! That is so exciting!

Heather said...

WOW!!! This is so great! Congratulations!! Please do enter me in your draw.
xo Heather

Tonja said...

Oh how exciting! I think you should be so proud of yourself! I can hardly wait to read the collection. I'd love to win a copy, but if not...I'll go to the bookstore and get one.
How blessed you are to be using your talents to bless the literary
world. God bless!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

How exciting Deborah! I do love poetry. And I would love to read yours. Thank you for this generous offer!

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Congratulations! This is wonderful!!! You and your family must be so very proud! =)

Sandi McBride said...

What a lovely giveaway...I'd like to enter...I found you at SusieQ's. I'm having a giveaway, fact the drawing is tomorrow night...if you'd like to enter, there's still plenty of time

Alice said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and inviting me to stop here. I love poetry but have never tried to write any myself. It must be wonderful to be able to express yourself in that way. I'd love to enter your drawing.

Kari & Kijsa said...

Congratulations....a published are incredible...please, please enter us...we would absolutely LOVE to read some of your work!

Have a blessed day!

smiles, kari & kijsa

Cathy said...

Deborah, Congratulations and what a wonderful thing to do having this "give away". It will be a great gift for the receiver. I know I would enjoy it immensely.

Have a wonderful day.

xoxo Cathy

Anonymous said...

What a nice giveaway. Thanks for telling me about it! Congratulations as well!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

A published should be so proud of yourself. I would love to be entered in your drawing. Many congratulations! ~ Lynn

LBP said...

Congratulations! What a great achievement! I love poetry, please enter me into your giveaway.



Tutti Chic said...

Congrats on this! WONDERFUL!!!!!PLEASE enter me in your fab drawing!!! thanks for visiting my blog~I'm off to read more of your posts! :) chris

NAME: CIELO said...

Hi, I just discovered your blog... and congratulations! Being a poet myself, I know by experience how you must feel.... what an honor! Enjoy, you deserve it.

Have a wonderful friday.


maggie said...

Wow! What a great giveaway! I love poetry so please enter me in your contest.

Sharon Kay said...

Thank you so much for the visit to Amelia Rose Cottage and I would love to be in your drawing. How wonderful to know some one who has a book out. If I do not win I will have to bye it. Your blog is now in my favorites. Sharon K

daisies said...

how wonderful :) congratulations!! it is such a wonderful feeling to see your poem published and in print :) I would love to be entered in your draw ~ thank you for letting me know about it, xox

Anonymous said...

How exciting for you !!! Pls enter my name.

Have a wonderful week-end,
Kathy :)

Anonymous said...

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but lovely words goes straight to the heart. Your beautiful poetry does just that!

~~ Beverly

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

How wonderful to have your thoughts
available for all
So like spring times little birds
who visit us and then enthrall
Leaving images in our minds to flutter
Wiping out a dreary days clutter.

How exciting! You can tell I'd never get a merit based scholarship LOL...I am impressed and happy for you. (())

Anonymous said...

Hi Deborah, I love your web page! I hope this is in the right place. I'd love a copy of your book! Not only do I love poetry but my friend is in it! :-) And I love vera bradley too. You are doing so great.

January 25, 2008 6:53 PM

Mary said...

Well I think I'd rather have a copy of your book than the red Mustang - I can snuggle up in my duvet with hort chocolate and enjoy reading your poems - much nicer than driving out in this cold weather!!

Deborah - have a great time with Leah - I'll e-mail you later.
Hugs - take care - Mary.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I am so excited for you and I would LOVE to win a copy of your book. Autographed of course lol. What an honor to be "published"~~Congratulations again!

Anonymous said...

Congrats, Deborah. I look forward to reading the collection, but especially YOUR poem!


Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Deborah, thanks for visiting me & the heads up about your giveaway. Congrats on the writing being published, that's very exciting. Count me in on the drawing!


Kelli said...

Congratulations, what an exciting accomplishment! I would love to be entered into your drawing!

Anonymous said...

This is a lovely blog, Deborah! Thank you for inviting me to view it. I would love to be entered in the giveaway.
All the best and continued good wishes, Diane (coloradocook)

Anonymous said...

Hi Deborah, I just came across your blog and your giveaway, how generous of you! Just added you to my favorites and look forward to visiting your blog! Have a great day...

NeereAnDear said...

Oh my goodness Deborah... congratulations on your being published and please enter me ... would love to have this book!!



Lisa said...

Congratulations! Quite a major accomplishment for your talent.

Sandi said...

I'd love to read your poetry! congratulations!!! Thanks for visiting VictorianGypsy.

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