Hello Dad, I Got Published Again!


Announcing that I have been published in the publication that links me to the City in which I live, I speak of Westland Writes 2015 Poetry and Fiction.  YAY!  This is the seventh year the Westland Public Library has published an anthology and the first year I have contributed.  Andy Schuck, the Head of Youth Services of the William P. Faust Public Library of Westland, Michigan U.S.A. is the editor of this 124 page publication that celebrates local writers.

I saw a posting on Facebook on the City’s page calling for entries back in April and I followed up on the entry process.  It seems that this project was created in conjunction with National Poetry Month, which just happens to be April each year. Searching through the vast collection of decades of me poetry, I managed to choose two selections to submit.  Why two, you may ask? Because that was the limit. Holding my breath, I was tingling inside when I received the confirmation emails that yes, indeed I would be included in this year’s publication.  YAY!

So the first poem is one I wrote to celebrate the birth of my niece, Allison Scislowski and titled, appropriately enough: For Allison.  The next poem is something I wrote back in the 90’s and I titled this one: Worthy.

Yes you can purchase this book via Lulu where the library chose as their P.O.D. home, or I will let you in on a little secret.  When you visit the site, they allow you a sneak peek of the book and guess what, you can read both my poems as they are the first two in the book!  So whether or not you DO make a purchase or you just read what the preview allows and carry on with your day, thank you so much for your support of my writing and publishing career. And I do plan on submitting again next year, why not.


*side note* This is the new link I found on their site and I pray it works!

15 responses to “Hello Dad, I Got Published Again!

  1. Margot Kinberg

    Oh, this is wonderful! Congratulations!


    • Annette Rochelle Aben

      Thank you Margot! I just checked the link and noticed that it is not working… grrr so I have some detective work to do to straighten this out. But I am excited, yes ma’am. ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Congratulations! This is fabulous news! ❤




  4. marianallanos

    Wonderful news! You’re so talented, well deserved.


  5. Congratulations Annette 😀


  6. Congratulations!!! So pleased for you!!! 🙂


    • Annette Rochelle Aben

      Thanks yas! I am looking forward to the day when I be paid handsomely for my writing, constantly, constantly and constantly! Yee HA!


  7. Wonderful for you. Congrats! I hope your dream comes true for monetary heaven.


    • Annette Rochelle Aben

      Thanks Olga! I only know that this is the one thing (other than breathing and eating) that I have done this long and have had such fun! They say, do what you love and the $$ will come, so there you go! ❤

      Liked by 1 person

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