Jane Reichold Haiga Contest


I am honoured to say that my photo haiga entry has been named the winner in the photograph based category of the second annual Jane Reichold Contest. (photo haiga is a combination of two art forms, photography and haiku)

It is featured this month in two online journals, Prune Juice, a Journal of Senryu, Kyoka and Haiga and Failed Haiku, a Journal of English Senryu, who jointly sponsored this worldwide haiga contest.

My sincere thank you to the editors, Steve Hodge and Mike Rehling, and to the judge of the photograph based category, Linda Papanicolaou. I am grateful to all.

Congratulations to all of the winners for their stunning work.

Jennifer Mook Sang

Every writer needs supportive friends. People who will buy their book, take time to leave a review of it online, like their facebook posts, and leave supportive comments. Jennifer Mook Sang is that kind of friend and more. Her picture book, “Captain Monty Takes The Plunge” is launching this month at A Different Drummer Books in Burlington, on October 14th, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. People probably thought I was half joking when I commented “counting down the days” on her facebook page. But, I really am. After reading her first book, “Speechless”, I am that sure, that it will be brilliant. And I will be there, trying to give back a drop in the ocean of support, that she has given me.

Introduction to Haiku Workshop

I put up an author page (Elizabeth Crocket) on facebook in August to share my news about having my first women’s fiction novel released next year. Thanks to everyone who took the time to like or comment!

Thanks to NeverEnding Story for publishing another of my haiku on July 7. I always learn from the comments Chen-ou leaves on each haiku he publishes. Now, if only I could find a way to retain them! (:

Thanks to Mike Rehling of Failed Haiku, A Journal of English Senryu, for accepting one of my photo-haiga for the September issue.

Looking forward to seeing everyone in the Dundas writing group, when we resume again this month. And excited about leading another Introduction to Haiku workshop at the library Wednesday, September 13th, too!


Quote: To be a poet is a condition, not a profession. Robert Frost


Thanks, and summer reading…

Thanks to Charles Christian, Editor of Grievous Angel, (www.grievousangel.org) for accepting another one of my photo haiga, and much appreciation to Mike Rehling, Editor of Failed Haiku, for publishing another of my photo haiga.

If you’re looking for reading material this summer, “O” magazine has their annual summer reading extravaganza out this month, featuring twenty novels and memoir options to choose from.

I just finished reading local author Deborah Serrovalle’s debut novel, “How We Danced” and thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s available on her website: deborahserravalle.wordpress.com

Enjoy every minute of your summer!

“For most of history ‘Anonymous’ was a woman.’ Virginia Woolf

Burlington Authors in Celebration of Canada 150

I went to the New Appleby Library on Friday night to see the Burlington Authors Canada 150 display, which celebrates literature from the Burlington area. Shelves of books by authors such as Linwood Barclay, Lawrence Hill, Marni Jackson, Ian Hamilton, Jennifer Mook Sang, Sylvia McNicoll and so many more. I found it to be truly awe-inspiring.

As this is a mobile display, watch for its arrival at your local branch. It will be at a different location each month, until the end of the year. I’m so humbled and pleased to be a part of it. A huge thank you to all the organizers of this project. For more information: Burlington.ca/Canada 150.

I recently finished my second novel, “Full of Grace.” I already miss the characters. Which leads us nicely to this month’s quote…(:


“Many people hear voices when no-one is there. Some of them are called ‘mad’ and are shut up in rooms where they stare at the walls all day. Others are called ‘writers’ and they do pretty much the same thing.” Ray Bradbury

Introduction to Haiku

Was so happy to lead an Introduction to Haiku Workshop this afternoon, at my local library. Wow, what an accomplished group of women who showed up…writers, artists, poets…A big thank you to Jennifer, Karen, Judy, Ruth, Linda, Susan, Wendy, Sylvia, and Diane!! So wonderful to meet/see you all! Thanks for your enthusiastic participation!

March 31st, I had one of my haiku published in NeverEnding Story. Thank you, Chen-ou! Always an honour.

It was fun to come across one of my haiku on Glenn Ingersoll’s blog, “dareIread”, as one of the best poems of 2016. Thank you, Glenn!
So excited that I’ve pre-ordered Jennifer Mook-Sang’s picture book, “Captain Monty.”
Can not wait to read it!!

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet ~ Plato

April 1 Cover Art

It was an honour to hear from Mike Rehling, Editor of Failed Haiku, a Journal of English Senryu, that one of my photo haiga has been selected for the April 1st cover art. No, that’s not an April Fool’s joke! (: A huge thank you to Mike!
(If you go to my photo haiga page, I’ve put up some more of my previously published photo haiga.)

I had the opportunity of going to the Dundas Writers’ Group “First Annual Meet the Author Night” on February 25th. It was held at the Dundas Little Theatre. What a fun, entertaining and enjoyable evening. Got to listen to some great book excerpts from poets and authors alike. Matthew Bin did a great job as the MC. I’ll be back next year!

I’m preparing a small workshop “Introduction to Haiku” for my local library. Looking forward to sharing my enjoyment of haiku with others.

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”  Marcus Tullius Cicero