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Embarking on the Next Chapter of My Journey

It’s been quite the year! It’s been hard for me to articulate a wrap-up for 2022. If you’ve been following along on my journey (thank you for that!), you know that I’ve been busy. I was able to visit (in-person and virtually) 24 places to share my poetry: libraries, cafés, bookstores, gift shops, a school, a festival, and bars. I traveled to many wonderful places like Vienna, Nashville, Seattle and Austin. My books are in libraries in Austria and Germany and even a Celebrity cruise ship (unless someone decided to take them home).

I saw many dear friends and even made new ones. You might wonder if I planned everything out and I’m super organized. That would be a no to both. Margaret Geiger is my publicist, vital to my success, and has helped me share my poetry and reach more people than I ever thought was possible.

I have a couple of event dates planned for 2023, but this year will mainly be about


writing and completing book #3: the next chapter on my journey. Much like the first two books, it will have poems about people I’ve met and places I’ve visited, but it will also be reflections on moments in the past that I’m coming to terms with and/or healing from. My voice gets stronger as I get older and you will feel that in my poetry.

I wanted to especially thank my editor Simon Van Booy, new partner-in-crime and fellow poet Shahayra Majumder, daughter Sydney, son Austin, and the many family and friends who showed up for me in so many ways this year. I’m very blessed.

Thank you dear reader and follower, for without you, I wouldn’t be able to live an amazing dream. I’m wishing you and yours a healthy and prosperous 2023. Cheers!

Let’s chat soon.

With affection,

Carrie VS


Thank you to everyone that hosted me on my first Book Tour:


Vintage Milwaukee

Rivoli Theatre - Cedarburg

Woodland Pattern Livestream

Renaissance Bookstore - Milwaukee

Sun Prairie Public Library

Helium Books - Milwaukee

Kismet Books - Verona

Karl Junginger Memorial Library - Waterloo

Slover Library - Norfolk - Virtual

Cafe Frauenhuber - Vienna, Austria

Paradiddles Cafe - Waterloo

Leopold's Books Bar Caffe - Madison

A Room of One's Own - Madison

Cargo Coffee East - Madison

Poetry in the Plaza - Cudahy

Eclectic Avenue - Port Washington

Lion's Tooth - Milwaukee

Kismet Books - Verona

Watertown Public Library

Autumn Acoustics Music Festival

Poetry Jam - Wisconsin Elementary School

Indian River Library - Chesapeake, VA

Pasquotank County Library - Elizabeth City, NC

The Tasting Room - Monona

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