The older I get, the more I’m drawn to vibrant colors.
And so is Lisa Winkler, because she titled her new anthology Tangerine Tango: Women Writers Share Slices of Life.
I am delighted that Lisa selected three of my poems and three of my essays for the book.
Here’s what the press release says about Tangerine Tango’s contents:
- There’s Donna Barry who writes about her mother, her father, football, the ocean, and one of her first jobs.
- There’s Stacey Caron who is a food blogger and antique dealer. She shares her grandmother’s chopped liver recipe, a tart from Spain, and her love of food.
- You’ll swoon in green with Judy Ackley Brown and smile as you read about Barbara Chapman’s Fifth grade memories, her fight with breast cancer, and her work with hospice.
- You’ll lick your lips with Gabi Coatsworth’s description of ice cream, empathize with her trip to the dump, envision her shrimping with her father and her grand-daughter, and be moved by her poem dedicated to her sister.
- Dawn Landau’s ode to her daughter teems with raw emotion and her vision of seeing her late mother is almost scary.
- Chris Rosen’s mother will amaze you, you’ll share her pride in her rock musician son, and want to climb in the hot air balloon with her.
- Like Leah Singer, you’ll be annoyed at the salesman, disturbed by her parents chiding her about her weight, and proud that she has made her interfaith marriage last.
- Those with siblings will hear themselves in Madeline Taylor’s telephone essay.
- With Patti Winker, you’ll wonder about life with 11 siblings, learn about running a candy store, and reminisces about life with clotheslines and before helmets.
- From Lisa Winkler, you can reread some past posts – about fashion advice from our mothers, medical advice from her father, hopes for college graduates and tolerance for varying religious beliefs in her own family, and ice cream flavors.
- Barbara Younger shares three lovely poems – about buttons, socks and fudge, and essays about her father’s music, her allegiance to her ancient stove, and a Valentine’s Day when she was 11.
Start your holiday shopping! A great present, the book’s tiny size makes it perfect to tuck into a gift basket or bag.
Don’t forget birthdays! With its focus on living an exuberant life, Tangerine Tango makes a great girlfriend birthday present.
You can purchase the book here.
Proceeds from the sale of Tangerine Tango go to the Huntington’s Disease Society of America.
Photo Above: Marina Bang designed Tangerine Tango’s delicious cover!
Photo Below: Books stand proud on our old stove, the topic of one of my essays in Tangerine Tango.