Patty Cole – Grew up in WV on the Ohio River and now calls North Carolina her home for the last 20 years. She’s now a hobby farmer and raises chickens and goats with her husband, Hoyt. She was introduced to poetry in college where she studied English and French at West Virginia State University. Cole is widely published in journals and anthologies. To her credit are awards from the Fields of Earth Poetry Contest and the North Carolina Poetry Society. Of her book, Cole says it has been a journey of discovery and understanding. She hopes you will enjoy reading these poems as much as she enjoyed writing.