Prose and Poetry From the High Desert

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Under Sonoran Skies was selected as one of the top 50 picks for 2012
by Southwest Books of the Year.  Reviews have included the
following excerpts.

           This anthology is well put together and a perfect anytime read…These 
         authors are indeed true writers and artists. I hope they keep in touch and 
         grace us with another compilation soon.  

                                                      * * * * * Top Book Reviewers

         The pieces are generally quite brief, somewhat humorous and fairly 
          casual.…The strongest section in the collection is the poetry. 
                                                                      ​ Kirkus Reviews

              Under Sonoran Skies has a number of bright spots…. One might dip
         in and out of the book, reading only that which catches the eye.…
                                        * * * Foreword Reviews, Clarion Review

         Readable, entertaining, well-indexed collection of poetry and prose...
         Includes local history, professional experiences and personal memoirs.          
                                                                 Arizona Daily Star

         ….Readers will be taken away with these writings about a lot of different
         situations and places….This is all good. Someone called this book brain
         candy, and that is just my thoughts about it as well.…It has something
         for everyone to enjoy!  

                                                                    Readers Favorite

         Beautiful hardcover book….The subjects have no bounds and the
         rhythm feels good….I read each poem and liked them all.…The prose is
         also well-researched and well-written.  
Green Valley News

         …Author’ insights provide a balance that will engage readers of every
         age….an ideal way to create reflective meaningful moments….a positive
         listening experience.                                                              
                                                             Seattle Post-Intelligencer

       Drawing on diverse life experiences, spanning education, engineering, ministry, law,              and the performing arts, the six authors bring acomplementary tone, style, and
    rhythm in this 240-page book
.  Although the anthology is a general literary piece, it 

       can be used as a mechanism for enhancing literacy and teaching English as a
       second language.  With varied topics presented in multiple forms, this work offers                  educators, home schooling families and students a unique learning tool. 

Bill Black [magician, poet, storyteller and MC] has published numerous books of

        poetry and is featured in regional and international magazines. Wordsmith, design                 consultant, performance coach, and speaker Jeanne Burrows-Johnson has been                     published online and internationally.  Susan Cosby-Patton [retired language arts                   instructor and poet] is published regionally and nationally. Psychotherapist and

        mystery writer Kay Lesh, a psychotherapist, memoirist, and mystery writer,                           authors professional Ezine and prinyt articles and books, and conducts

        seminars and workshops.  The Rev. Patricia Noble is an author, educator, and

        speaker who has aired radio essays and published journal articles.  Larry Sakin is

        a political writer, green energy entrepreneur, and political consultant whose work

        is featured Online and in print across the United States and in Canada.

        In addition to
literary subjects like philosophy, personal relationships, war, animal               companions, and phases of life, they also examine the environment, history,
     business, politics,
and mythology.   The eleven themed chapters allow readers to
        read the book sequentially, or select from a variety of chapter topics: 
     the Craft; Places Far and Near; The Changing West; Of Men and Women; Family,          Friends, and Other Loves; Health, Wealth, and Happiness; Seasons of Life;
     Choice and Change; Myth, Magic, and Inspiration; Business, Culture and
     Society; Crafting the Vision.

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