January 2018

Hello all, as part of the “re-do” on my author website, theresabarker.com, I am experimenting with a periodic newsletter that touches on current projects, any publication announcements, and includes a writing tip. This week I wrote up the next version of the newsletter. If you’re interested, take a look below! Thanks for visiting!

Theresa J. Barker

Into the Sky Sketch by Theresa Barker.

I’m sitting at my dining room table this Thursday morning.  I sometimes like to write here, away from my desk where I can spread out, and not only that, but the view out the window is onto our lovely side yard with native plants, rhododendrons, sword ferns and Oregon Grape, a Japanese blood maple tree and Rose of Sharon tree (both bare this time of year).  The weather has been chilly, for us, in the low 40s most days.  Brr!  Even with these cool temperatures, the Japanese flowering cherry trees are starting to put out their pale pink blooms, unbelievably.  A whisper that spring is on its way already.

The other day I read a brief lament by the month of January, saying how it is a month that is misunderstood and underestimated, that “everyone loves April” in all those poems written about that month…

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