Cover of Summer Serenade by Elise Skidmore shows sunset over the ocean with people watching

Summer Serenade

by Elise Skidmore

A New Yorker by birth and by choice, Elise Skidmore lives on the south shore of Long Island with her husband of 45 years. While she misses her two grown children, she is quite proud of their success and independence.

She has been a writer since childhood, with poetry being her focus for many years. It is her way of working through dark times and celebrating the good times. Looking for the Light—Hindsight is 2020 is her fourth volume of poetry. Two of her earlier anthologies were finalists for Epic eBook Awards. She’s also an amateur photographer. All her poetry books contain her original photography in addition to the vivid tapestry of her words. And while one may summarize Elise in any number of wonderful descriptors, chief among them must always be writer.

I’ve read POEMS FROM THE EDGE OF SPRING, and can highly recommend it! The sort of book you can pick up for a moment’s respite or inspiration or just sit and read from piece to piece, always entertained/comforted/made to think. Lovely book!
--Diana Gabaldon, NYT bestselling author of the OUTLANDER series

Poignant and lyrical, every sentence is a gem.
--Karen White, NYT bestselling author of The Tradd Street series

Warm and accessible, Ms. Skidmore’s poetry shines. Her love of the simple things, of home and family, evokes memories and feelings common to us all, and her sure hand strokes the iron string that runs through every heart. Kudos.
--Dale Cramer, award-winning author of KISS OF THE JEWEL BIRD

If you love poetry, WHEN LEAVES FALL will fill a new corner of your heart. If you think you don’t like poetry, its achingly simple beauty will prove you wrong.
--Linda Grimes, author of Tor Books’ Ciel Halligan series

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  • 978-1-63107-059-4 (epub)
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Product details

  • Publisher: ‎ Heart Ally Books, LLC
  • Publication Date: ‎ August 10, 2023
  • Language: ‎ English
  • Kindle File Size: ‎ 8675 KB
  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Item Weight: ‎ 7.8 ounces
  • Dimensions: ‎ 6 x 0.26 x 9 inches

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