In "Portals: A Memoir in Verse," we enter Nelson’s liminal dreamscape into poems populated by Beckett, Godot, Hemingway, even Johnny Cash, who have passed through an aperture filled with light and longing, transfixed in time and space. Portals is a collection filled with moving elegies and profound meditations on the seminal moments when one is transported to another plane via myriad conduits. Nelson’s astute introspection transfigures even the minute moments in life, making this a collection worth savoring and returning to again and again.
Kelly Fordon, author of Goodbye Toothless House, a poetry collection, and Garden for the Blind, a novel-in-stories.
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Being a homebody, Nancy never would have spent a year in Italy had it not been for her husband’s wanderlust.
The couple didn’t go there to buy or restore a house or to heal a trauma from the past. As ordinary boomers, they simply wanted to experience “The Dream” – to live in Italy. They settled down in traditional Umbria, just east of Tuscany.More info →
Invincible Summers follows Claudia Goodwin through eleven summers, from the age of six through twenty-three, as she adjusts with varying degrees of success to what it means to be a daughter, a sister, friend, and lover in a world of loss, betrayal and bad judgment. Set in a middle class suburb outside of Detroit in the 1960s and 1970s, the novel show's Claudia's pursuit to find a purpose as she struggles with feelings of rootlessness in a world torn apart by assassinations, riots, and the Vietnam War. It is a coming-of-age story of one woman's journey through the guilt and responsibility she feels for her father's death, her mother's career-altering disfiguration, and her brother's downslide into drugs and alcohol. Invincible Summers weaves a tale about grief and forgiveness and the indelible heartbreak of all the things left unsaid.More info →
I Can See With My Eyes Shut Tight (ages 2 - 6) is a children's concept book encouraging readers to use their imagination while exploring all their senses. This book can also be used to teach an understanding of what it might be like if you didn't have one of your senses. What if you couldn't see? How can your other senses help create pictures just for you?More info →
Sterling Script: A Local Author Collection features editors, journalists, poets, bloggers, and novelists with award-winning books and years in the writing industry, DWW members, as well as newcomers experiencing their first published work within these pages. Dive into this diverse collection of short stories and poetry from metro Detroit writers.More info →
Sterling Script 2019 is an eclectic anthology featuring the talent of over twenty authors from metro-Detroit. Our collection highlights artists, journalists, poets, and novelists with award-winning books and years in the writing industry, as well as newcomers experiencing their first published appearance. In these pages, learn why you “Don’t Put All Your Dragon Eggs in One Basket,” visit the “Kingdom of Googol,” or climb aboard for “The Tale of the Ferry.” Dive into the variety of creative works in this second volume of Sterling Script.
Terry Hojnacki is Editor-In-Chief and a contributing author in this 2019 edition of Sterling Script.
Get trapped in an icy traffic jam of life and death in “Gridlock – 1968,” delve into the Arthurian fantasy world of “Fiona’s Choice,” or dance under an almost full moon with the “Fireflies” in the 2020 edition of Sterling Script. Our talented, metro Detroit authors are proud to share their short stories, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Featured in this collection are newcomers experiencing their first publication, as well as novelists, poets, and flash fiction authors with award-winning works and years in the writing industry. Travel to unexplored places and meet unique characters in this third volume of Sterling Script.More info →
Sterling Script 2021 is here with another round of fantastic tales, poems, and artwork.
We've got stories about bugs and poems about birds. We survive storms, find love in a war zone, and tell quirky anecdotes about next door neighbors. Experience the poetic magic of winter and find out if there really is a city beneath your city.
Authors from southeast Michigan and their works hold appeal for audiences worldwide in this fourth edition of Sterling Script.
What is “the shadow” in these stories? It’s what lurks in the dark, and it’s different for everyone.
• For Isabel, it’s the whisper from the basement that invites her to come on down.
• For second-grader Emma, it’s the tortured spirit that has haunted her family for generations.
• For Deacon William, it’s the damaged android that frightens visitors in the retreat house halls.
All ten short stories in this collection are about how the different characters deal with what they find in the dark. Two of these stories received recognition from Writer’s Digest and others won awards or were published.