Monday, April 29, 2013

Launch of Monday Morning Book Club

Writer: Laurie Epps

We are going to begin our book club next Monday, and I am so excited! My first reading selection is going to be Writing Down the Bones. This book has an unusual format, and though it takes a bit to get used to, I really enjoy that you can read an essay here and there, and put it down in between. 

Thursday, April 25, 2013


Thoughtful Thursdays: A Poetic Column

April is National Poetry Month

Not all poetry is happy. I think of tragedy as leading to the most powerful and sublime of all poetry. We have all had our struggles. The first five years I lived in South Carolina, I was always sick. I grieved three miscarriages, and had numerous surgeries. This poem is a reflection about one of them.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Monday Morning Book Club

Welcome to Monday Morning Book Club. Beginning Monday, May 6, 2013 I will launch my newest column dedicated to all of my writer friends out there.

All of us need to read more about our craft, this is designed to give us a forum to discuss books, and trends in writing. So please, get a cup of coffee or tea, and join the conversation.

Our first book together will be: Writing Down the Bones. You have two weeks to purchase the book, and survey it.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

My Daughter's Favorite Poem

April is National Poetry Month

As a child, I loved poetry. This month's  poetry is for a new generation of readers. Children just love the use of rhyme in a poem. I wrote this quaint little poem for my daughters, and they always ask me to recite it to them. It is close to my heart. So for my daughters, especially Ellen Brooke, this poem is cheerfully dedicated.
~ Love, Mom

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Thoughtful Thursdays: A Poetic Column

April is National Poetry Month

Most of us as children remember being afraid of things that go bump in the night. Who didn't fear the monster under the bed, or worse, the one in the closet? Enjoy these delightful poems from Kenneth O'Shaunnessey and share them with your own kids.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Markets for Children's Poetry

April is National Poetry Month

Since it is National Poetry Month, I thought it would be fitting if I addressed our next generation of writers. Most writers start off as avid readers, so the highest calling as a writer is to write to children. I could think of no one better to do that than Pam Zollman. Pam is the former editor for Highlights Magazine, and speaking at the upcoming Blue Ridge Christian Writers Conference in May.

The Swan House in Atlanta

By Laurie Bower Epps Many don't know that I'm really from Atlanta. Somehow, as I've gotten older, it just seems to be natura...