Friday, May 31, 2013

Congratulations Goodreads Winners!

Thanks to all of you who signed up for the Goodreads Giveaway 
of "Spotted Overcoat!" 

The winners of the contest are...

Nikki H.


Kelly G.


Thank you all for your interest in my poetry book and Happy Reading!


Thursday, May 16, 2013

Cut and Shuffle

Mud of a hundred memories
Caked thick
On worn leather,
Torn boots,
Shoddy soles
Of a burned out soul
Scraping the past
On the threshold
Of a fresh start,
Evading the footprints following
From town to town to wharf
Unloading history
For someone else to recover
While awaiting a good rinse,
A temporary patch
To shake the tracks
Until he is ready
To live in
A new pair of shoes

Thursday, May 9, 2013


His worn, lucky shoes
Sliding on highly polished lanes
Polyurethane alley
Magic gloves caressing the
Scratched old faithful apple
Wishful strikes and perfect scores
Evading the sad scorecard
With a crashing, thunderous split
Causing bets, making bets
As the clumsy error
Of an accidental damsel
Takes the scenic route
Crossing lanes, crossing lives
Rolls a spare
Sparing his bet
Losing the set
Winning a more perfect game
With a laugh and a glimmer
And a wholesome heart

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Goodreads Giveaway!

Guess who is now on Goodreads?

Spotted Overcoat, Poetry on the Lam is! can sign up for a free copy through May 31, 2013. There are 2 copies that will be given away, so if you missed out on the book launch giveaway, you still have a second chance!

Just tap that cute little button on the right side of this page and voila!

Good luck and thanks for following the lost beat!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

I Put That Envelope Somewhere. . .

Today is the day! 

After two weeks of celebrating the launch of “Spotted Overcoat, Poetry on the Lam,” it is finally over. 

The website contest, that is. Not the celebrating.

I heard about this wonderfully scientific method of choosing contest winners. It had something to do with medieval chanting and sand covered bongos and my aura. That just got way too complicated, even though it would be fun to howl in a bowling alley at sunrise.

So, I just closed my eyes and pointed to names on a paper.

Disappointed? Well, you won’t be if you are one of the winners.

Enough babbling. Less coffee.

The book winners are:

Elizabeth C.
Elizabeth S.

The winner of the artwork by Sherry Ann Greer is:

Mary Mc.

Congratulations to the winners! 

Thanks to all who participated!