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Pre-Order Love Like Weeds before it’s too late!

This summer has been a wild ride.  It began in May with wrapping up my Love Like Weeds manuscript and finding out I was expecting our fifth child.  It ended in September with the loss of that child and the confirmation that my book would be released in October.  In between all that, my family and I had the blessing of a week at the beach with extended family, two family reunions, celebrating no fewer than five birthdays including my grandma’s 80th in Pittsburgh, my husband changing jobs in hopes of a better opportunity, and, well, being pregnant.

Talk about a roller-coaster.

In the midst of all that, I’ve been terribly lax (at least outside of Facebook) in promoting this labor of love, my first book-length poetry collection, Love Like Weeds. This collection essentially picks up where my chapbook Lemonade & Rumors left off over seven years ago.  Within these poems I share my journey of daily life as a wife, mother, and woman, seeking God in the ordinary and faith in brokenness and beauty.

If you appreciate my prose here, I hope you’ll buy a copy (or six!) of Love Like Weeds  at Main Street Rag Publishing Company’s online book store.  Place your order before October 15th to get the pre-order discount price.

CLICK HERE to pre-order Love Like Weeds:  http://mainstreetrag.com/bookstore/product/love-like-weeds/

Click through the link above to read more about the collection, including reviews and a few sample poems.

Love Like Weeds will be released officially by the end of October.

As always, thank you, friends, for your support and encouragement!



  1. Evelyn Evelyn
    October 6, 2013    

    Julie – I just took a moment to read the samples on the Main Street Rag website….. such a literary beauty. I can’t wait to enjoy the rest.

  2. Joyce Ledgerwood Joyce Ledgerwood
    October 6, 2013    

    Yeah, I FINALLY ordered my (10) copies. How exciting!

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torch bearing quietly

I will not act out, will not
yell or curse or slam doors,
will not make a scene -- you
do not deserve such a chance
to make an example out of me
to be proven right since you
are not. Instead, I'll stand
at this street corner, raise
my hand high and clench that
light which yet remains. It
will burn brightly, quietly,
fiercely before fading as I.

Then I'll be gone but found.

©JAC 2005

Poetry by Julie Ann Cook!

Order your copy of
Love Like Weeds
by Julie Ann Cook
through Main Street Rag Publishing Company.

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