Lola’s Corner


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.

The Archives

Click on the image to open the archives.

“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.

About Me

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.



14 thoughts on “Lola’s Corner

  1. Wow Lola, what a story. I thought I recognised you and I’m pleased you survived cancer. I hope you keep this blog going a long time. I’ll try and make sure there’s lots of sci fi and fantasy for you to delve into ☺️

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    1. Hi Simon, Thanks. I’m glad to be a survivor, though my heart goes out to the victims, especially the children and parents I’ve met. I’m doing well, but every checkup brings that bit of trepidation that I may not live to see my children graduate high school, etc., etc. Life is precious and fragile; there are no guarantees any of us will live to see tomorrow. All we can do is fight the good fight: live for today, be thankful for what we have, and hope and pray to do it again tomorrow. 🙂 I’m looking forward to reading your sci-fi and fantasy.


    1. I have had many old sites, so I am uncertain of which one the like came from. All are closed now and I am piggybacking my blog with one of my teachers who taught me how to draw when I was a kid. You can find it nestled at where I’m calling it Lola’s Corner. I plan to be online more and catch up reading all my favorite blogs. Yours is tops on the list.


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