In 2011, I left a demanding job as a university administrator in Seattle to move to the small town of Ellensburg and pursue my dream of writing novels. I’ve had two published so far: An Alien’s Guide to World Domination (2013) and You, Jane (2014). On my breaks from writing, I teach university courses, spend time with family and friends, and take long walks while leaning into the diabolical Kittitas Valley wind.
I started writing in grade school; fortunately, most of my tortured high school poetry and song lyrics are lost to posterity. Every once in a while, I attempt poetry again. The discipline of choosing words for sound and flow as well as meaning informs my fiction writing. Or at least I hope it does. I enjoyed trying to capture something about love in 25 words or less, and the moon enraptures me.
If you were mine tonight I
Would raise a toast to the stars and
Tell the moon
To shine on, please, shine on.
More from Elizabeth:
In You, Jane, the heroine is completely mixed up about love and romance. Jane looks for true love in all the wrong places, as her mysterious ability to write stories that come true creates havoc for her and her circle of friends. This poem makes me think of her – Jane might have written it during her own search for love.
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