Poetry Books for Sale

Borrowed Gardens

Borrowed Gardens - poetry anthologyAuthors: Bertoia, Jeannine; Fisher, Tracie; McNulty, Del; Nesdoly, Violet

Publisher: SparrowSong Press (printed by First Choice Books), December, 2014, Paperback, 128 pages

ISBN: 978-1-77084-501-5

About the Book:
This is a collection of poems to touch hearts. They are personal—time and circumstance snapped through the lenses of four women. In their word photos memories abound, family is honoured, love is voiced. Together they speak to a mosaic of people and places, in lands far and near, to times lived and yet to live.

About the Writers:
The pieces in this collection are the work of four Vancouver Lower Mainland women. Jeannine Bertoia and Tracie Fisher met in the Fine Arts Department of Kwantlen Polytechnic University. They began to share their poetry in 2005. They were joined in 2006 by freelance writer and poet Del McNulty and finally by author and poet Violet Nesdoly in 2007. The group meets regularly to support and further each other’s creative endeavours.

A personal note:
I’m so proud of this book—the joint effort of four of us.
The cover is a painting by Jeannine: “Spring Garden.”
Del conceived the cover design with its stylish bookmark flaps.
The title is taken from one of Tracie’s poems and reflects the theme of gardens, plants, and flowers—one of the subjects that runs through the book. (Other topics that keep recurring are home, family, nature and travel.)

If you’d like to purchase a copy, please email me.
$15.00 + $4.50 Postage (within Canada).



A new ebook edition of Calendar is available through Smashwords. Check it out HERE:



FamilyReunionFamily Reunion

Utmost Christian Writers Foundation, 2007

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

ISBN 978-0-9734043-6-4

Perfect bound, 60pp

About Family Reunion (cover copy)

“Violet Nesdoly — International Christian Poet Laureate (2006-2008) — exemplifies the melding of poet and Christian believer. As poet, her wordcraft directs our thoughts, her images probe our emotions. As Christian, her themes direct us deftly toward the divine.”
– Nathan Harms, Utmost Christian Writers Foundation

“Nesdoly’s refreshing vision of God and belief in the power of language to enrich the intelligent reader lifts this collection above the ordinary. Reading her work feels like the sudden surprise of a rush of cool mountain air. You feel her pleasure as she writes.”

– Lora Zill, editor, Time of Singing

“Violet Nesdoly unfolds the crumpled mysteries of life in words that hum, that taste like peach nights and burst in the colours of small, significant things. Her poetry is salvation that soars on ‘Spirit wings.'”
– Maureen Weber, associated editor, Prairie Messenger

Sample poems:

Family Reunion

Wisdom of the Scarecrow

Read a review of Family Reunion, published in Time of Singing, Intermezzo Issue – Fall 2007.

$10.00 (US) postage paid.

To order: Contact by email. Payment by PayPal is available.




SparrowSong Press, 2004

Surrey, BC, Canada


Saddle stitched, 60pp

About Calendar (cover copy)

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven…”

Calendar contains the poetry of those times: birth and death, spring and fall, laughter and crying, beginning and ending.
Some of these poems have won awards. Many were previously published in places like Prairie Messenger, Time of Singing, and Utmost Christian Writers

Sample poems:


In His Shop

$8.00 (US) postage paid

To order: Contact by email. Payment by PayPal is available. See above for the ebook edition of Calendar, available through Smashwords.

Will sign books on request.


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