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Monday Jun 22, 2009

Janet Riehl’s Blog Tour


Note: This blog tour interview was scheduled for June 23rd—here it is a few hours early.


Janet Riehl, author of an outstanding book, Sightlines: A Poets Diary, has more recently expanded the scope of her book by producing a first-rate audio version (a 4-CD collection) titled: Sightlines: A Family Love Story in Poetry and Music.

Sightlines is deeply personal and its themes are universal. The poems are the literary fruit Janet managed to cultivate out of a family tragedy.

I first connected with Janet last year (2008); she featured a selection of my artwork and my book, An Artist Empowered, on her website She was also compassionate with her time, good thoughts, and deeds as it related to my mother, Adele, and me. At the time, my dear mother was suffering with the intense pain of cancer; I was her fulltime caregiver; and Janet well understood the demands and dharma of being a caregiver herself.

To help promote Sightlines, Janet is on a blog tour that runs from June through July 2009; on the tour, individual blog hosts engage her from their unique perspectives. Janets previous blog stop was a dialogue with Sarah Luczaj: Who Owns the Poem?—hosted on Change Therapy by Isabella Mori. 

I am pleased to introduce you to Janet Riehl—a person imbued with deep family traditions, eclectic talents and connections, and universal Buddhist sensibilities. What follows is a brief yet penetrating interview with Janet, providing further insight into her process, and how and why these projects developed over time. 

To learn more and purchase Sightlines, visit these links:

Sightlines: A Poet’s Diary is available on Amazon with 31 stellar reviews.

The audio book Sightlines: A family love story in poetry and music is available on Sightlines: A Poet’s Diary is available on CD Baby with an online bonus: listen to as much as you desire online.

Treasure Hunt: for those so inclined, there is a treasure hunt contest; winners receive a free audio book. Details available at the end of the interview. Good Luck.

Note: The bookstore link on Janet’s site contains the blog calendar, Treasure Hunt clues, and reviews.

Click more for the interview—enjoy!