I am pleased to announce that another of my poems - Almanac Entry #218 - appears in MOCK TURTLE ZINE Issue #18. I was pleased to be interviewed by Christina Consolino for her blog. The interview can be found at http://christinaconsolino.com/index.php/2018/05/07/an-interview-with-janet-e-irvin/ My mystery/thrillers are available from AbsolutelyAmazingEbooks.com, as well as from Amazon.com and barnes&noble.com. For more information on both novels, check out my Facebook page: facebook.com/darkendoftherainbow.
The metal has darkened with the baking. Although I can't be certain of its exact age, the cookie sheet was a staple of my grandmother's kitchen long before I was born. Perhaps a hundred years of bread and buns and holiday kolachi have burnished the metal, colored the bright aluminum with a patina of brown and gold, impressed it with the goodness of homemade food. Although I have scrubbed it well since it came to me, the stains remain, ciphers of past kitchens and shared recipes. I [...]