This book began in a simple way.  The poems began coming and as I wrote them I realized they were about valuing the ordinary life.  The life that happens at home and around the house. The life that follows its patterns through a year.  As I wrote and listened and valued, a discovery happened.  I learned grace can happen in an instant. In fact grace happens every instant.

Everyday Mermaid traces a journey in the waters of the soul. With language spare as bone, they reveal the daily appearances of insight and grace in a Woman’s life. Tuned to the large cycles and the body’s wisdom, from a woman with night visions and animal helpers, these poems leap from the ordinary to the extraordinary.”

— Gwynn O”Gara, Poet Laureate of Sonoma County