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Cover of The Radiation Sonnets by Jane Yolen

Radiation Sonnets, The

In January, 2002, after he endured months of pain, an MRI showed a cancerous tumor in my husband’s skull. In March radiation therapy was started. The time from discovery to treatment was an eternity for us. An eternity. With that metaphor I

Cover of Horizons by Jane Yolen and Jason Stemple


I love working with my son Jason on books. His photos are so strong, so powerful, that their very existence pushes me to write poems to match them. When we were completing COLOR ME A RHYME, and my husband and I were

Cover of Wild WIngs by Jane Yolen and Jason Stemple

Wild Wings

My family watches birds. It all began with my husband David, who is the original of Pa in OWL MOON. So when our youngest son Jason began his career as a nature photographer, bird pictures were part of his vast repertoire. So why has it taken

Cover of Welcome to the River of Grass by Jane Yolen

Welcome to the River of Grass

This is the fourth and I believe the last of the Welcome books, my poetic paean to various ecosystems. I have only been to the Everglades once, but it is a trip not forgotten. Thank goodness the powers that be are

Cover of Dear Mother, Dear Daughter by Jane Yolen and Heidi E Y Stemple

Dear Mother, Dear Daughter

My daughter, Heidi, and I have always sent each other notes — sometimes quick little memos left on a pillow or inside a journal, or letters and postcards sent through the mail. Now that there is

Cover of Sister Emily's Lightship by Jane Yolen

Sister Emily’s Lightship

Most of my adult short fantasy/sf fiction has never been put in a single book. I have four story collections–Tales of Wonder, Dragonfield, Merlin’s Booke, and Storyteller, plus a chapbook that are all out of print. But my more recent stories

Cover of Sleep Rhymes Around the World by Jane Yolen

Sleep Rhymes Around the World

It took about eight months to track down the lullaby rhymes for this picture book. Some I got from books, others from my husband’s graduate students and international colleagues. I wanted the rhymes in

Cover of Not One Damsel in Distress by Jane Yolen

Not One Damsel in Distress

Move over, Xena! This collection of thirteen retold folk tales about strong young women come from every corner of the globe. From Bradamante, the fierce medieval knight from “The Song of Roland,” to Li Chi

Cover of Color Me a Rhyme by Jane Yolen and Jason Stemple

Color Me a Rhyme

I was helping Jason sort and file his slides at his house in Colorado one visit, and realized what astonishing shots he had of single colors in nature–yellow flowers, brown wrinkled sand, punky pink thistles, etc.

Cover of Snow, Snow by Jane Yolen and Jason Stemple

Snow, Snow

Jason lives in Colorado where it snows a lot. So he has taken a lot of stunning pictures of snow over the years. I culled these, chose about fifteen for writing poems about, and then other photos that I loved but couldn’t