Join us Saturday in the Corn Room!

Donald by one of the corn room’s walls. He is 6’6″!         This last weekend Donald and I attended the wedding of Daniele and Jeremy, close friends of our son Jesse and his wife Lisa, at First Light Farm. Jesse planted a corn field for the occasion and hollowed out a “corn… Read more »

Goodreads Book Giveaway: Goatsong

Goodreads Book Giveaway: Goatsong Still a few hours for the Goodreads Giveawy of Goatsong!  Just click to enter by signing up!       Goodreads Book Giveaway Goatsong by Patricia Damery Giveaway ends November 28, 2012. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter to win

An Environmental Novel About Love and Redemption

An Environmental Novel About Love and Redemption My novel Goatsong has launched this month!  The books are on the way!  Several events are being planned for the new year to introduce Goatsong, which will be announced in the coming weeks. What has been said about Goatsong:   Smokey Zeidel, Author of The Storyteller’s Bracelet: A Moving Tale of Love… Read more »

How I found the title GOATSONG

Pan Pipes, drawing by Jessica Boehman How I found the title GOATSONG Titles come from the most surprising places—at least, this is true of Goatsong. Senior Jungian Analyst and cofounder of the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco Dr. Joseph Henderson inadvertently named Goatsong, a title which came when I was consulting him about… Read more »

GOATSONG Cover Image: Artist Jessica Boehman

GOATSONG Cover Image: Artist Jessica Boehman During the time we were working on the cover for Goatsong, friend and poet Leah Shelleda forwarded me a link to a goat drawing by Jessica Boehman. I was mesmerized! There was the image for which I had been searching! As it turned out, though, the image was already… Read more »

GOATSONG: Questions and Personal Mythology

  The structure of Goatsong was inspired by a story I used to read to my sons, The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash. The mother in the story played a kind of deadpan backup comedian as she asked her son about his school field trip that day, the storyline consisting of her questions and… Read more »

Goatsong: A Novel

Goatsong: A Novel My new novel Goatsong, to be released by Fisher King Press in November 2012, began 25 years ago when, during my daily walks, I found piles of garbage near my home. At first I searched through the piles for identifying information, took recovered addresses to the sheriff’s office, and fumed when nothing… Read more »