Books by Lorie Ann Grover

Books by Lorie Ann Grover
Kirkus Starred Review, Firstborn: "A fantasy that reads like a lost history tome and deftly examines issues of gender...An engrossing story with welcome depths."

Friday, January 29, 2010

Poetry Friday: Frozen Tree

Frozen Tree

Cupped stiff leaves hold round
snow clumps, chilling the branches'
joints into red globes.

Lorie Ann Grover, 2010

So, my rheumatoid arthritis is flaring. Can you tell? :~)

Friday, January 22, 2010

Poetry Friday: Cat Nap

Cat Nap

Stretched in the sun shaft,
reflections of heat and peace
catch in soft blue threads.

Lorie Ann Grover, 2010

Friday, January 15, 2010

Poetry Friday: In Hope, Polyester

I've been busy researching and writing so my blog is skinny! How about you?

But all things have to stop for Poetry Friday! These two haiku popped out this morning for this photo of me as a child. Two very different directions...

In Hope

poised at the window of light
watching the future.

Lorie Ann Grover, 2010


Even my double
knit polyester couldn't
shield me for what came.

Lorie Ann Grover, 2010

Friday, January 8, 2010

Poetry Friday: Hidden in the Sweetness

Hidden in the Sweetness

Beware. On every
plate of sweetness, there is one
that will bite you back.

Lorie Ann Grover, 2010

Thanks, Emily, for the angry cookie. :~)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

From Mr. Spock to Captain Kirk: ISFJ

Okay, I'm trying to get my head around my new personality result: ISFJ. Somehow I've morphed from an ISTJ. I'm attributing the slide to having children and working with readergirlz.

"ISFJs are traditional, loyal, quiet and kind. They are very sensitive to other people's needs because they are very observant. They have rich inner thoughts and emotions. They value stability and cultural norms. They are very adept at giving attention to detail. They do not seek positions of authority." My Personality Info

So, the biggest bummer is that I am no longer like Mr. Spock. I am now like William Shatner. Okay, that's William NOT actually Captain Kirk. Thankfully. I could never wear those tight pants.

On the plus side, I match Louisa May Alcott. But also I could gag over being matched with Melanie Hamilton in Gone With the Wind and Ophelia in Hamlet. Seriously?

My only comfort right now is matching Martha Brockenbrough. She totally rocks. So, there is hope.

But I just may have to take the test again. I really did like matching Spock...

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The Perfect Party: rgz and Dr. Cullen!

Okay, this just rocks my stripey socks!

Seattle Metropolitan Logo

Seattle Metropolitan said this in The Perfect Party article:

"Here’s who we’d invite if we could entertain this month’s most interesting visitors, locals, and newsmakers.


“Dr. Carlisle Cullen” of the Twilight movies headlines at TwiCon, a convention for fans of the teen vampire saga. We hope there’s no sunshine in the forecast. (Westin Hotel, Jan 15—17)


The Seattle young–adult fiction writers’ collective got a nod from the National Book Awards in November—without penning a single teen vampire book."

WOOT! HOW COOL IS THAT? Others listed included my fav baseball legend Edgar Martinez. So thank you, Seattle Metropolitan! We'd so like to party with you!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Poetry Friday: 2010

What an awesome way to start 2010: Poetry Friday! I love it. Here we go.


Here's a grin for the
new year full of tail wagging
and barking good times.

Lorie Ann Grover, 2010