Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Western North Carolina Woman Magazine

I have a poem in the November issue of Western North Carolina Woman Magazine. It was just posted...

Sunday, November 2, 2008

The Sister Series

My chap book, The Sister Series, is doing well. I have sold about fifty copies. I just spent about an hour updating my tracker, submitting to magazines, and sending congrats to my fellow poets on their successes. Homelife is quite continues and basketball is gearing up to start. I'm still not writing like I should be, but am not worried(yet)....may your days be filled with metaphors and similes.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Colleges and Chapbooks

September and October have flown by the Krauss family. We have looked at so many colleges-Flagler, University of Tampa, SFU, FGCU, and Eckerd. We have traveled to away football games and life seems to be zipping by at break-neck speed. Today, when I arrived home, a box was waiting for me!! I had given literary birth--my chapbook, The Sister Series, was sitting on my door step. I finally have an ISBN number!! Life is good, crazy busy....but good. And I hope life is treating all of you kindly as well.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Jacksonville Trip

As I write this I can hear the pounding of the surf and smell the salt air. I traveled with a friend to Jax Beach to watch Heritage play(and our daughters cheer). Unfortunately, the Patriots lost 21-13. However, the view from the balcony is amazing. Nothing but sand and the Atlantic ocean....HobbleCreek Review is up and I am honored that Justin Evans, the editor, was gracious enough to include my poem "Day Laborers". Well, off to walk the shore line and play in the surf. Life is very good.....

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

School, Storms, and LiteraryMary

School is back in session and my students are a delight!! Tonight is Open House. I have my eye on the Tropics as Hanna, Ike, and Josephine are lined up in a row. I received word that my poem "Noble Memories" will be published in the inaugural edition of LiteraryMary Magazine(out in January 2009). The website is All is well.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Tropical Storm Fay and Hobble Creek Review

Tropical Storm Fay appears to be approaching some part of Florida. I am ready and following the news at I do tend to get fixated on tropical weather. While watching the storm satellite on-line, a ping alerted me to a delightful email from Justin Evans. My poem "Day Laborers" has been accepted for publication in the next Hobble Creek Review(

Friday, August 15, 2008

Just Around the River Bend

Teacher work week begins on Tuesday. Where has the summer gone? I must confess that lately I have been reading more than writing. I just finished the last book in the Twilight Series. I have Justin Evans' new chapbook lined up next to read. Then before I know it, I will be reading fifty summer reports on The Hound of the Baskervilles and The Secret Life of Bees. No acceptances and no rejections lately....I have submitted some work and updated my tracker. The wait for the arrival of my chapbook, The Sister Series, continues...