I started composing Haiku-style poems in 1999. When people suggested I publish my poems, I began collecting them in one place (an Excel spreadsheet). When I had 365 poems my plan was to publish them in a book, one poem per day for the year.
In 2012 I started drafting the book. I didn’t have 365 poems yet. I read someone’s advice that people don’t want lots of pages in a book. I decided to publish my first book with about 100 poems. In 2013 I published the second volume, with about 100 poems. In 2015 I published about 100 poems in a different format, organizing the poems by season.
This year I decided to publish the book I originally wanted. I think it is appropriate that the book is ready in time for our Thanksgiving Holiday in the US! It feels good to have many of my poems available to inspire people. 2017 is going to be a powerful year for all of us!
I hope you will enjoy using my newest book to brighten your days in the new year!
It is available in paperback and Kindle editions.