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Buy the Books & Meet the Authors at Park Road Books

I am pleased to share that Love Like Weeds is now available at Park Road Books in Charlotte!

“My Resolutions” or “The Benefits of Peer Pressure”

I’m not much of a fan of New Year’s resolutions. They just don’t really fit my calendar.  I mean, think about it: each new year starts just a week after Christmas Day, at the end of a two-month-long holiday spree, and (if you live in the northern hemisphere as I do) right when winter is […]

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 […]

Featured on Mamazina.com

I am so pleased and grateful to share that four of my poems will be featured on Mamazina.com’s blog over the course of the next three weeks.  The series will be presented one piece at a time on Sundays, with yesterday being the first.  Each piece will focus in some way on early loss, particularly […]

Here we go again…

What version of this website is this again?  I think I’ll call it “Kittyhawk” with hopes that it will get off the ground this time!

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!

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Love Like Weeds
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