Bar Talk: Poetry for Mature Audiences

A chapbook of poems written in the dubious company of various assorted and sundry barflies. If you've ever spent any time hanging out where alcohol is served, you've undoubtedly met all these people!

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About Jan Bono

I am a retired teacher-turned-writer on the Long Beach Peninsula, tucked away in southwest corner of Washington state. I’ve written for Guidepost, Woman’s World, Byline and Star. I wrote a bi-weekly humorous personal experience newspaper column for over 10 years, garnering 11 state awards. Two collections of those stories, "Through My Looking Glass," have been published, the first published by Kaleidoscope Press, the second by Sandridge Publications.

"Just Joshin', A Year in the Life of a Not-so-ordinary 4th Grade Kid" is a collection of 63 humorous classroom anecdotes. Following that, "It's Christmas!", with 47 stories and the scripts from three one-act Christmas plays. I've written a dozen one-act plays, and all have been performed in one of three venues.

A frequent contributor to the Chicken Soup for the Soul Series, I’ve had 21 stories accepted in the past four years. I have won or placed in many local short story contests, and two of my chapter submissions for an Astoria, Oregon, newspaper murder-mystery serial were selected for publication. My two cozy mystery novels, set on the Long Beach Peninsula, are currently seeking an agent.

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