Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Tony Sexton's Scraps

Congratulations, Tony Sexton, for the publication of your new book, SCRAPS. Tony is the leader of The Community of Mercer County Writers and has lead several writing workshops in the community.
Many writers have said they never knew when an idea or inspiration might hit them and I am no different. Often I find myself considering an idea with no means of jotting it down. Usually I have a pen but, more often than not, I don't have a notebook handy. The only solution, in these cases, is to use what ever I can find; a napkin, box top, grocery receipt or an envelope. The title of this first collection, Scraps, comes from this dilemma. I began writing in the fifth grade when is teacher, Miss Castle, gave me writing challenge using the word “compulsion”. Since then I has spent over 20 years writing, leading writing workshops, which are designed for all ages and experiences and trying to complete her assignment. I am a member of The Community of Mercer County Writers and president elect of The Kentucky State Poetry. You can find my writing in The Journal of Kentucky Studies, Jar and several magazines including Good Old Days. I live in Mercer County with my wonderful wife, Cheryl and their dog, Mercy.

SCRAPS is available from Amazon and Wasteland Press

1 comment:

  1. Congratulation on SCRAPS, will you be participating at the Kentucky Writer's Day Celebration at Penn's Store? I would love to hear you read. Does one have to abide in Mercer County to be a part of your group? Could I maybe become a step-poet since I live in Danville? I too have a girth of scraps but I have to use a journal because when I became a mother of 2 many moons ago my scraps and their scraps began to overtake me when the scraps even had to have scraps. I'm hyperventilating now even recalling the scrappy lifestyle.


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