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, August 31, 2012

Poetry Friday: By Grace

By Grace

Holding your hand, I 
leap into the churning deep,
laughing at unknowns. 

Lorie Ann Grover, 2012

Friday, August 24, 2012

Poetry Friday: Strands of Oyster Shells

Strands of Oyster Shells

Flecks of sky, shell caught,
turn, spin, clink in the sun shaft.
Cupped echoes of light.

Lorie Ann Grover, 2012

Friday, August 17, 2012

Poetry Friday Anthology!

I'm so happy to be in this collection of poems!

The Poetry Friday Anthology: Poems for the School Year with Connections to the Common Core
compiled by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong
Pomelo Books, 2012 -- official release date September 1

Here are 218 unpublished poems by 75 poets. There are 36 poems for each grade level, K-5 -- one for each week of the school year. 5 tips are included for every poem as a theme each week links all the grade levels together.

Teachers, poets, readers of poetry, check this work out! e-versions will be up in September. Sweet!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Poetry Friday: Painting Palm

Painting Palm

Dipped in India
ink, fronds sweep the sky, with
whispered, sighing strokes.

Lorie Ann Grover, 2012

Monday, August 6, 2012

The Rheumatoid Factor: Ready, Set, Fly!


What does it take to fly with the Trifecta: Lupus, Sjogren's, and Rheumatoid Arthritis? On my recent flight to and from Kauai, I made a mental note to post this info. Maybe it will be helpful to someone else. Here goes:

First up is KT tape for tendons, as I have to lift and carry bags.

Refresh Plus to combat the dry plane air.

An eye patch for when the drops don't hack it.

Lidoderm Patches are great for lower back spasms.

A lacrosse ball is another way to chase spasms away.

An Empi Electrotherapy Device in case things go downhill quickly.

Ankle braces, hopefully on after security or I have to take them off.

A walking stick is super helpful. Mine's collapsible from REI. It fits in the overhead bin.

Naproxyn and backup pain meds, of course.

I think that's it! If I've forgotten a tip, I'll add it in the comments. Otherwise, Aloha and safe travels!