Guest Blogger: Jennifer Stark w/a Jennifer McGowan

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Gem State Writers

I’ve been writing for fun and profit since I wrote a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure computer program on the Commodore 64 at age 11.  I began selling $5 love poems in junior high, and have made my living as a writer and branding guru for the past twenty years. I spent the early part of my life in Montana, but grew up in Ohio, and really learned what I was made of in Paris, France. I now live and write in Ohio. MAID OF SECRETS is my first published novel, coming from Simon & Schuster Young Readers in late 2012.

After THE CALL… the first 90 days

If you’re like most writers, you don’t sell your very first draft of your first book. In fact, you may not sell your second or third, either, but you keep working at the process of writing and honing your craft. Even authors I know who became…

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Poetry Day: There Should Be A Sound

I wrote this in 2001, but today, I am with it again for my sister-in-law. Yesterday, she left us after a very long battle with M.S.

Safe Home, Betty. Your light will shine on forever.

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Betty Burkey Georgeau

There Should Be A Sound

There should be a sound for this-

For the moment when a soul

let’s go from its mortal vehicle

to soar on

ahead of the rest of us;

a bell,

a chime,

a bagpipe strain,

a cello note,

some sound that signals

the end of one piece and

the beginning of another.

Instead, I am left here in silence

holding fast to the echo

of a word you spoke last

from your mouth to my ear

Grabbing threads of memory pulling back

the sound of your voice before it leaves me

the sound of your heart that beat so long, so well

There should be a sound,

There should be a sound.