Tuesday, January 19, 2016



“If everyone else jumped off a bridge,
would you jump too?
You need to be yourself, be unique.
To your own self, be true.”

“Why do you have that wild, purple hair?
Don’t you want to fit in?
People are laughing at you.
Don’t you care?”

It seems to me there’s a fine line
between fitting in and standing out.
Sometimes it takes a lifetime
to know what life is all about.

We struggle to make our marks;
to be our own best selves,
because we all want to be special
...just like everyone else.


My book giveaway ends tomorrow. If you haven't yet entered for a chance to win a copy of my book, Rainbow Chaser, you still have time. Please read my previous post here for details on how to enter. Feel free to tell your friends about the giveaway too. Good luck!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Dance in the Fountains ... And a Giveaway!

Dance in the Fountains 

You won't have a choice.

You will spend much of your life 
worrying and working
and doing things you don't want to do.

So to nourish your soul
and revive your spirit,
make sure you also do things 
to take care of you.

Make sure you take time
to dance in the fountains.
Feel the joy of the spray 
as you splatter and splash.

Dance away your troubles
as the water falls around you,
catching the sun 
in sparkle and flash.



If you don't yet own a copy of my book, Rainbow Chaser, and you would like to, or if you do own a copy and would like to have another to give to a friend, I am holding a giveaway through Amazon for a free paperback edition.  

Here are the requirements for participation:

 * This giveaway is only open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia.

 *Entrants must be 18 years of age or older to participate.

 * Entrants must have an Amazon account and follow Connie Biltz on Amazon. (You can easily follow me from the link to enter below. Following me will allow you to have occasional updates from Amazon and from me about my work.)

Click on this link for your chance to enter to win:  


 NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Giveaway ends the earlier of 1/20/16 at 11:59PM, or when all prizes are claimed. See Official Rules. The official rules for an Amazon Giveaway can be found at this link.


Monday, January 4, 2016

Beckoning Beach

Beckoning Beach

Blue twilight skies
hold iridescent clouds
that hide the sinking sun.
Rolling white caps
whisper and whoosh
keeping sandpipers on the run.

The waves embrace 
the cold, wet sand,
sidling closer until within reach.
A gull cries overhead
as the waves retreat 
from the enticing, beckoning beach.

"Come, come, come to the beach.
Write your worries in the sand;
the water will wash them all away.
Collect some shells;
watch the hermit crabs dance."
The beach is beckoning, calling,
"Come, come, come to the sea today."