The Woman in the Mirror

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I am thrilled to announce the publication of my new book, cover above! It is a compilation of 82 of the blogs originally published on Polly’s Tea Kettle during 2014-2015. It is a little late for Christmas, but c’est la vie. You can purchase it by clicking on the button above. It will also be available on Amazon, still working on that at present. If you live in the New Bern area, you can skip postage by letting me know. My new motto: “Have books, will deliver!”

Best wishes to all for the merriest of Christmases and a happy and healthy 2017!

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I also want to tell you about a wonderful little chapbook of poetry written by a woman of great talent, Jeanne Julian. It is called Blossoms and Loss and is available on her web site Her site is very interesting, and worth checking out.


Hello Again, Are You There?

 Hello to everyone who may have been looking for my blog. As you can see, Polly’s Tea Kettle is a blank slate now. It has been about a year since I stopped my weekly blogging. I have missed “talking” with you all, and I have missed the discipline that weekly blogging brought to my life and my writing.

Polly’s Tea Kettle did not disappear, however. It has become a book! Look here for the announcement of the launch of “The Woman in the Mirror and Other Reflections on Living,” which will be coming out soon. It is a collection of 82 personal essays, the best of Polly’s Tea Kettle.

Silly me, I thought I had to give up blogging. Here I have a perfect vehicle to publicize my book and I don’t have to throw away all those business cards!

You will be hearing more from me in the coming weeks. You may even see a few new  reflections on “what’s been brewing in my life.” Hello again.