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This anthology is well put together and a perfect anytime read…These 
                 authors are indeed true writers and artists. I hope they keep in touch  
                 and grace us with another compilation soon.  

* * * * *Top Book Reviewers


                      Under Sonoran Skies has a number of bright spots…. One might dip in and
                out of the book, reading only that which catches the eye… 

     * * * Foreword Reviews, Clarion Review

                The pieces are generally quite brief, somewhat humorous and fairly 
                casual.…The strongest section in the collection is the poetry. 

Kirkus Reviews

                Readable, entertaining, well-indexed collection of poetry and prose...
                Includes local history, professional experiences and personal memoirs. 

     Arizona Daily Star

  …Readers will be taken away with these writings about a lot of different

                situations and places…This is all good. Someone called this book brain candy,

                and that is just my thoughts about it as well.…It has something for everyone

                to enjoy!  
Readers Favorite

                Beautiful hardcover book….The subjects have no bounds and the rhythm feels
                rhythm feels good….I read each poem and liked them all.…The prose is also 
                well-researched and well-written.
   Green Valley News

                …Author’s insights provide a balance that will engage readers of every age...

                an ideal way to create reflective meaningful moments…a positive listening

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

           Drawing on diverse life experiences, spanning education, engineering, ministry,

          law, and the performing arts, the six authors bring a complementary tone, style,

          and rhythm in this 240-page book.  Although the anthology is a general literary

          piece, it can be used as a mechanism for enhancing literacy and teaching English

          as a second language.  USS was selected as one of the top 50 picks of 2012
          by Southwest Books of the Year.  With varied topics presented in multiple forms,
          this work 
offers educators, home schooling families and students a unique
          learning tool. 

Bill Black [magician, poet, storyteller and MC] has published numerous books of
          poetry and is featured in regional and international magazines.  

          Burrows-Johnson is an internationally published wordsmith, design consultant,

          performance coach and public speaker.  Susan Cosby-Patton [retired language

          arts instructor and poet] is published regionally and nationally.  Kay Lesh, is a                        psychotherapist, memoirist, and mystery writer, authors professional Ezine and

          print articles and books, and conducts seminars and workshops.  The Rev.

          Patricia Noble is an author, educator, and speaker who has aired radio essays                       and published journal articles.  Larry Sakin is a political writer, green energy                         entrepreneur, and political consultant whose work  is featured Online and in print                   across the United States and in Canada.

          In addition to literary subjects like philosophy, personal relationships, war, animal                 companions, and phases of life, they also examine the environment, history, 
          business, politics, and mythology.   The eleven themed chapters allow readers to 
          read the book sequentially, or select from a variety of chapter topics:  Visioning the
          Craft; Places Far and Near; The Changing West; Of Men and Women; Family, Friends,

          and Other Loves; Health, Wealth, and Happiness; Seasons of Life; Choice and Change;

          Myth, Magic, and Inspiration; Business, Culture and Society; Crafting the Vision.


Prose and Poetry From the High Desert