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Emmilee Risling is Missing

Another one gone,
a statistic,
hell, not even a statistic.
Paperwork to be shuffled
or better yet, thrown away.
A throw away;
what did the report say?
Was she Asian?
Native?
Surely, not white.
White? We could work with that.
We would work with that.
Don’t worry, we are changing the system,
you know,
the same system
that
failed
you
in the first place.
The same system
that
works
for
only one race.
No one is gone without a trace,
as long as she’s white,
rich,
and got a pretty face.

© Autumn Siders 2022

https://www.globalindigenouscouncil.com/
https://www.nativejustice.org/
https://www.yuroktribe.org/

Book Tour…okay not really

Emilita is kicking me out of the house, so I’ll be hitting the road to give her time to relax. Let’s hope she lets me come home!

The good news is, I plan on checking out some independent bookstores in my travels and would love to sign copies of my books for folks who live nowhere near New England. This is a completely unofficial book tour and there will be no events planned at any location, but if you pre-order any of my books from the following stores, I would be more than happy to stop and sign them when I get to the area. I’ve estimated when I will be at each location, so if you would like to support some great independent bookstores, get your orders in now!

Prairie Fox Books Ottawa, IL (March 1)

Prairie Lights Iowa City, IA (March 1)

Canvasback Books Klamath Falls, OR (March 4)

Northtown Books Arcata, CA (March 5-8)

The Bookworm Omaha, NE (March 11)

The Next Chapter Books and Gifts Omaha, NE (March 11)

These are just a few great stores that I found in my research that will be easy for me to get to on my route, but I hope to travel to many more on other trips. SHOP SMALL!

A Successful Launch

Thank you so much for all the support at the E.M. Sanchez book launch! For those who could not attend, signed copies are available at The Country Bookseller! Also, just a reminder that E.M. Sanchez and the Broken Bird Feeder hits independent shelves everywhere THIS TUESDAY (11/23/21)! If you don’t have a copy yet, Emilita strongly demands that you get one soon. Find your local bookstore through Indiebound or order a copy at bookshop.org.

E.M. Sanchez and the Broken Bird Feeder

Mysteries and tuna are two of P.I. Sanchez’s favorite things, but not necessarily in that order. Teamed up with her partner Web, the famous yellow bird, there isn’t a case in nature these two can’t solve. In the first of this new children’s series, the duo take on a case of a broken bird feeder in the community. Can they solve the mystery and still find enough time for E.M. Sanchez to nap? Find out November 23, 2021! Pre-order at your local bookstore today!

Congratulations, Christopher and Kim!

You travel down that road
and back again
so many times,
all on your own.
All those miles
between now and then,
flags on the play,
your heart out on loan.

Did you ever suspect,
that seat right next to you
was waiting for the one
who makes your soul feel new?

Turn the radio up,
let the engine roar,
the road is wide open,
and your journey awaits;
no matter the hazards
two hearts can soar,
and never forget
what love creates.

Did you ever suspect,
that seat right next to you
would hold the one you love
on this journey made for two?

© Autumn Siders 2021

The Divide

Agreeing to disagree is avoiding the problem. There are some issues that warrant a difference of opinion and others that are absolute in nature. Some matters to be debated: taxes, healthcare, the salaries of politicians. Some matters that are absolute: equal rights for all, saving the environment, knowing that the following performance is mediocre at best, but contains a highly important message.

If you can’t listen, you can’t change. If you can’t change, you can’t move forward. If you can’t move forward, think about where that leaves you.

Enjoy, share, cringe at my voice, but no matter how it makes you feel, listen.

The lyrics will be in the upcoming collection of poetry, “She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not.”