A String of Black Pearls is a collection of poetry by Valerie Macon that Poet Laureate, Shelby Stevenson, calls “a field of images along a shoreline of sails and shirts, birds and wires, wind and cables. . . . poems [that] rise and lilt in meditative sermons unmistakably searching for the very pulse of the universe.”
Sleeping Rough is a collection of poetry by Valerie Macon about homelessness. Weaving words through real people in real crisis, she brings the reader to a clearer understanding and empathy for the homeless and those living on the edge. Choosing not to look away, she established The Garden of Eaten, a garden that grows food for the needy. All profits from this book are donated to the Garden of Eaten.