Highly Recommended Reading: New books by Michael Brantley & Paula Lansford

I am fortunate to have good friends who are also talented artists.

Glenda and I met Paula Lansford in Bay Village, Ohio, many moons ago. Her painting is exquisite as you will see in her new children’s book – LOLA, The Garden Center Cat – available on Amazon.

Paula has also contributed a painting of a Monarch Butterfly for my Poetry Book-in-Progress, but you’ll have to wait to see that one!

I had the good fortune to get to know Michael Brantley during our time together at Queens University of Charlotte. We were vastly outnumbered by our talented women classmates, and had to stick together! Michael has several books to his credit that can also be found on Amazon – or visit Michael’s website: michaelbrantley.com.

His latest release – “It’s a Time in the Land, The Best of the Soap Box” – is a collection of columns that Michael has written over the years for the Nashville Graphic. Michael’s understated, wry sense of humor carries throughout these essays.

I read the first essay yesterday upon receipt and found it so entertaining, I initially thought to read the essays straight through. After further consideration, I said to myself, “Why rush a good thing?” My plan is to enjoy these pearls of lyric wisdom and humor once each morning, to get a positive start on the day!

Here’s hoping you enjoy these works as well as I did!


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