Tuesday, August 18, 2015

My Secret Passion -Open Book Blog Hop

Welcome to another week of Meet The Author Open Book Blog Hop. This week's theme is: What your secret passion/guilty pleasure?

When I wrote my first book, I didn't tell anyone what I was doing, including my dearly beloved. I thought that I'd write one and get it out of my system. It didn't work out that way and I have more ideas for books than I have time to write.  I was nearly done with my second book before I shared what I was up to with him. He thought I was reading or playing games on the computer.

And I didn't share it with my coworkers until I worked up the courage to indie-release my fourth book. (Yes, there are three books I might go back to someday, see if I can whip them into shape and put them out there.) I took quite a bit of teasing about my writing because they couldn't quite wrap their heads around the fact that this old lady wrote a paranormal romance. Now that I've released three the teasing has mostly died down.

But writing books was not my first venture into writing. My true passion for many years was poetry. In fact, I've been published internationally. I don't claim to be great, but I think some of my poems are pretty darned good.

I'll share just one with you, my favorite. P.J. Fiala, you might recognize the inspiration.

                     Beartooth Mountain Pass

I stand at the edge of eternity

Where the mountains and sky mingle
In a curious cacophony of watercolors
Where granite boulders,
With a furious freedom, defy gravity,
Hang in precarious unbalalnce
And do not fall
Where winter snows linger
Alongside short lived summer flowers

Where the world falls away from my feet
I teach myself to breathe again
12000 feet high

And that's my not so secret passion. What's yours? Tell us in the comments. And as always, if there's anything you want to find out about us, let us know.

Before you leave, Have you checked out Lela Markham's books yet? You can find her author page on Amazon HERE  

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