I have been fortunate to have had several children's poems published
   in a number of books, as well as my forthcoming debut picture book,
Flashlight Night (Boyd's Mills Press, Sept. 5, 2017):


  You can also find some of my poetry in the following books:

The National Geographic Book of Nature                   Lullaby and Kisses Sweet (Abrams,
    Poetry (National Geographic Children's                     2015); poem "First Tooth"
    Books, Oct. 2015); poem “Rainbow                            (Read a review
    Eucalyptus Trees”

Catch Your Breath: Writing Poignant                         The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations
    Poetry by Laura Purdie Salas (Capstone,                  (Pomelo Books, 2015);
poem "Picky Eater"
    2015); poems "Abandonment," "Voice"                      (Read a review HERE!)

    Dear Tomato: An International Crop of Food              One Minute till Bedtime (Little, Brown Books
Nature Poems (Carol-Ann Hoyte, 2015);                 for Young Readers, 2016); poem "A Visit
    poems "Growing Greens," "Pumpkin," "Fair               to the Forest"
    is Fair (a Lesson in Free Trade)"


   Don't Ask a Dinosaur (w/Deborah Bruss, co-author) (Pow! Kids Books, Spring 2018)

Poems are Teachers (Heinemann, Fall 2017); poem "Soccer Sides"

School People (Boyds Mills Press/Wordsong, Spring 2018); poem “Bus Driver”

   ALSO: Two additional children's poetry anthologies
and an all-ages poetry anthology...
   details hopefully soon!


  Over the years, my adult-oriented poetry has found its way into various
  journals and anthologies, as well, including the following...

   - Trigger Warning: Poetry Saved My Life (Swimming with Elephants Publications, LLC,
   2014); “Coming to Terms”
Halcyon Magazine (Summer 2014); “Oceanside”
   - The 5-2: Crime Poetry Weekly; (June 2013) “Flight,” (May 2014) “To the Accused”
Seasons of Change (Tall Grass Writers Guild, 2011); “In the Glen”
The Licking River Review (2011); “Purgatory”
Assisi: Journal of Arts & Letters (2010); “Francis and the Saint”
Visions (Metamorphosis Publishing, 1989); “Bantam, CT ( July 1989)”
The Henniker Review (1984); “The Situation”
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