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Fruit Box Castles: Poems From a Peach Rancher’s Daughter

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Hey, I am excited to share that I have a new book of poetry, FruitBox Castles: Poems From a Peach Rancher’s Daughter coming out in Oct. 2020. The book is published by Finishing Line Press Press. I was a finalist in the New Women’s Voices Competition (FLP) and also nominated for a Pushcart Prize for Poetry! I guess the old saying “good things come in threes” is true.
Here are two of my poems appearing in my book:

https://paddockreview.com/2019/01/03/a-poem-by-jennifer-oneillhttps://poydrasreview.com/blog/2020/1/13/bountiful
Here are some words of praise for my new book from poets you may know.

What a pleasure it was to read Jennifer’s work. Sometimes I simply sat back after reading a poem and said aloud, Wow these are shot through with originality and love. In one of her most powerful poems “The Alchemy of Grief,” she writes, “In theory we begin our journeys at birth. Travel backwards moving forward.” Take that journey with her in Fruit Box Castles. Wendy Patrice Williams In Chapar…

January 19th Prose In The Afternoon At SPC

Featuring: Nancy Schoellkopf & Katya Mills When: January 19, 2020 4-5:30 Where: Sacramento Poetry Center, 1719 25th Street,
Sacramento, CA 95816 Hosts: Jennifer Pickering, Todd Boyd and Michelle Woods Katya Mills - is an Independent author. She writes mostly creative nonfiction and literary fiction set in American cities at the turn of the millennium. Chicago and NYC and San Francisco. 1990-2010. Lovers, dreamers, loners, scribblers, and latchkey kids. Predating the mobile phone.
Nancy Schoellkopf - is a California poet and novelist who writes stories with spiritual themes. She is the author of the Avian Series of Novels--Yellow-Billed Magpie, Red-Tailed Hawk, and Ghost Owl--as well as the short story collection, Rover.
https://nancyschoellkopf.com

Prose in the Afternoon at SPC (December 15)

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December 15th Featured Writers are:William Burg and June Augusta Gillam
William Berg-Author Wicked SacramentoWilliam Burg, a Sacramento resident since 1993, is a California historian whose work focuses on Sacramento history, including seven books and approximately one hundred articles about the city's history. He holds a Master of Arts degree in public history from Sacramento State University.

June Augusta Gillam-The Hillary Broome Mystery Series June is a native of Sacramento, California, born to a Czechoslovakian dad and Irish/Welsh mom. In 2010, June moved to Auburn and joined in with the energy and enthusiasm of fellow Gold Country Writers. She also belongs to Sisters in Crime, Capitol Crimes Sacramento chapter. A founding member of San Joaquin Valley Writers, the 22nd branch of the California Writers Club, meeting in UOP's School of Education in Stockton, CA, every 2nd Saturday of the month at 12:30 pm, June was honored with a Jack London Award in 2017. Her short stories and…

Prose in the Afternoon at S.P.C.

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December 15th Featured Writers are:William Burg and June Augusta Gillan
William Berg-Author Wicked SacramentoWilliam Burg, a Sacramento resident since 1993, is a California historian whose work focuses on Sacramento history, including seven books and approximately one hundred articles about the city's history. He holds a Master of Arts degree in public history from Sacramento State University.

June Augusta Gillan-The Hillary Broome Mystery Series June is a native of Sacramento, California, born to a Czechoslovakian dad and Irish/Welsh mom. In 2010, June moved to Auburn and joined in with the energy and enthusiasm of fellow Gold Country Writers. She also belongs to Sisters in Crime, Capitol Crimes Sacramento chapter. A founding member of San Joaquin Valley Writers, the 22nd branch of the California Writers Club, meeting in UOP's School of Education in Stockton, CA, every 2nd Saturday of the month at 12:30 pm, June was honored with a Jack London Award in 2017. Her short stories and…

Prose in the Afternoon at SPC

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Scientists tell us we're made of atoms, but a little bird told me,
  We are made of stories.” Eduardo Galeano

Join our featured readers in an intimate setting at Prose in the Afternoon at SPC. Bring your best “hook” for the open mic consisting of your funniest, sexiest, saddest, happiest, and or most mysterious 100 words or less that will entice the reader to want to read everything you've ever written. Share your work in a supportive atmosphere. Light refreshments will be served and we will have the occasional surprise guest!
WhenNovember 17, 2019, 4-5:30 Where: Sacramento Poetry Center, 1719 25th Street, Sacramento, CA 95816 Hosts: Jennifer Pickering, Todd Boyd and Michelle Woods
Our Features will be:


Lois Ann Abraham-is a prize winningauthor of Circus Girl and Other Stories, and Tina Goes to Heaven, a novel. She is presently on the home stretch with her next novel, The Long Art. You may also know her from ARC where she taught English and read at Summer Words and Avid Reader.
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Sac Open Studio Show!

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Thanks everyone who stopped by my Sac Open Studio show this weekend. I appreciate your support and patronage. Thanks also to the Ruby Slipper's Band!

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