Sunday, December 27, 2015

JackJack & JuneBug

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 
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.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Heartland Books

My newest book, THIEVES, RASCALS & SORE LOSERS, a cheeky history of Nebraska's power grabbers, is one of the top ten recommended books of the heartland for 2015. Writer Kirk Zebolsky of selected the top ten books.

Other winners include Kira Gale's controversial history, MERIWETHER LEWIS: The Assassination of an American Hero and the Silver Mines of Mexico, and Greg Kuzma's poetry, ONLY THE DEAD ARE FORGIVEN.