Mark your calendars for Tuesday, January 12, 2016.
On that date, JackJack & JuneBug: A Love Song in Poems and Posts by Marilyn June Coffey and Jack Loscutoff, will be released for sale.
This book depicts the story of a strong adult love relationship that's severed by death, but Marilyn doesn't wallow in gloom. On the contrary, a distinct element of humor runs through her posts about grief and through the steamy love poems she and Jack wrote to each other.
I can hardly wait to hold this fetching book, illustrated by Paula Wallace's charming watercolors. Already it has the backing of early readers. For instance:
A heart warming story.
-- George Lauby, Editor, The North Platte Bulletin newspaper.
You are too funny...and you've got guts girl!
-- Charlotte Endorf, Author and Professional Speaker
You're naughty! I love your short takes.
-- Ralph Stephenson, London
Very, very fun read!!!!!!!!! Creativity HIGH into the millions!!!!! Wow!!!!!! and Double wow!!!!
-- Bee Lanning
Purchase JackJack & JuneBug online at Amazon
or at www.marilyncoffey.net.
If you wish an autograph, ask Marilyn at one of her poetry readings.
Tuesday, January 12, 7 p.m., House of Loom, 1012 S 10th St., Omaha. At this reading, Omaha poets Marilyn June Coffey, Lorraine Duggin, David P. Hufford, and Deirdre Evans will share their work in order to celebrate JackJack & JuneBug's release.
One week later, Tuesday, January 19, 7 p.m., Mr Toad, 1002 Howard St., Omaha, Marilyn and Erik Campbell will read at the Imaginary Gardens Reading directed by poet Michael Skau.