Homemade Thanksgiving

Today I am happy to share with you a poem written in celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday. It was written during a Thanksgiving past, when I was celebrating with my parents & friends in my childhood home.

May it warm your heart and fill your senses! I wish you, your families and friends a wonderful holiday. I’m thankful to still be writing, pursuing my passion — with the love of family and friends surrounding me.


Sweet scents of cinnamon, ginger & nutmeg

dance within this home of my childhood,

Pumpkins adorn the windows, glimpsing at

fallen leaves of orange & red hues nearby.

I am greeted with hugs & smiles,

given a place at the table and asked to

make a blessing.

Candles flicker atop the delicate cloth

covering the cherry wood,

I am impatient to taste

the scrumptious treats beside me –

candied yams, corn casserole,

soft butter-rolls, roasted turkey with dressing.

I open the prayer book, reciting the blessing

that begins our traditions.

An array of delicious confections –

apple, pumpkin, cranberry pies

and vanilla ice cream

march in precision to form a line

behind this feast.

My belly over-full, body tired and mind content,

I relax by the fire sipping hot chocolate & eggnog,

resting peacefully within the warmth of this

Homemade Thanksgiving.

Copyright November 24, 2016 Stacie Eirich 

Cover & Illustrator Reveal: Tiger Kingdom & The Book of Destiny

Tiger Kingdom & The Book of Destiny by Stacie Eirich I’m excited to share with you today the cover of my novel, Tiger Kingdom & The Book of Destiny, Volume 1 in The Dream Chronicles. In doing so, I’m also revealing the identity of the illustrator….watch the video below to find out!

Thank you for watching and visiting! May you always have adventures to fill your soul, & space to dream in. I look forward to bringing Tiger Kingdom & The Book of Destiny to you on December 16. My hope is that you will share it with other readers, both young & old – and discover the joy of reading & dreaming together!

Happy National Novel Writing Month! -Stacie

p.s. If you’d like to read the text of Chapter 1 (which I read out loud in the video above) go to: Chapter 1: Tiger’s Escape