About Lola’s Corner
My teacher, mentor and friend, Steve Campbell, has allowed me to be a guest author here. I am Lola Gentry-Dey and I am a writer and a weekend artist and photographer.
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“This Blue Pen” was born in July 2007 and features many of my romantic and erotic poems.
I no longer write that type of poetry, but they are archived here for anyone who wishes to read them.
Two years later, I coauthored “LolaCandi” with my cousin Candi Sweet until July 2010.
Most of my contributions are rewrites and expansions of my previous poems and some short stories.
In 2011, I showcased my poetry, art and photography at “My Tangerine Days” for a run ending in May 2014.
Here you will find more of my poetry and photographs of places and things that excite me. I posted a new photograph every first Sunday of the month for this blog.
I created “Fires In Ashbarrels” in 2016.
There is plenty of art here, as well as poetry that I had written under the nom de plume Colleen Ackerman. The title came from the poem, “The Avenue Bearing the Initial of Christ into the New World” by Galway Kinnell.
I began “Dreams Without End” at the end of summer in 2016 but, ironically, ended it after two posts. I took an eleven-month sabbatical from blogging while I recovered from surgery and fought cancer.
After treatment and therapy and regaining my health, I have a new home for the things I love blogging about. It’s wonderful to be back.
When I’m not working, writing poetry, making art, or photographing nature, I enjoy cooking and baking, riding horses, camping, fishing, skiing, and reading fantasy and sci-fi. You can also find me watching fantasy/sci-fi TV shows and movies, a love I got from my dad.
I was born in a small town in northwest Pennsylvania when my mom visited relatives there. My dad was a navy man, so I lived in Italy before my parents settled us in San Diego, California. I was home-schooled with an interest in art and poetry, graduated with a B.S. degree in finance from college in New York City, and worked for Citizens Bank and Hilton Hotels. During employment in Honolulu, Hawaii, I married the guy of my dreams. After our first child was born, my husband and I moved to a quaint house in Leeds, UK for several years where we had 2 more children. We now live in the USA again and own a home and farm near the beautiful shore of Lake Erie where I am a licensed veterinarian—a dream come true.
Thanks for reading.