GOOSE LAKE is finally an eBook

ANNOUNCEMENT: I thank Robyn Hood Black for posting an interview with me on her splendid blog today. If you’d like to read it and explore Robyn’s place, here’s the link.


Hi everyone,

Announcing the publication of my eBook collection of prose and poetry


A Year in the Life of a Lake

Poems by David L. Harrison
Illustrations by Sladjana Vasic

Living on a lake has its privileges. I watch the sun come up across the water each morning and look out dozens of times each day to see what’s going on. I’m never disappointed. My endless fascination with life around the lake will be apparent when you read GOOSE LAKE, my first poetry collection published as an eBook.

Sladjana Vasic illustrated the poems beautifully and Milos Vasic did the formatting. My courage to try this comes from the pioneering collections of poetry assembled and edited by Janet Wong and Sylvia Vardell. Janet mentored me through the steps and she and Sylvia wrote the foreword for the book. My thanks to all!

The book begins . . .

August 4, 1989
Meeting Our Neighbors

As I stooped in my driveway for the morning paper, a delegation of geese hissing like punctured tires flat-footed it toward me across the grass. This was not a social call. My new house squatting on their land beside their lake was an outrage. Indignant to their pinfeathers the geese closed ranks and delivered their ultimatum in a furious chorus.

Bills hard as chisels,
tails aquiver,
necks recoiling like missile launchers
firing off fierce glares
the posse bristles pigeon-toed
to enforce goose law:

will be hissed
they learn their lesson.

Over time we humans near the lake have made peace with the geese which, on a busy day, outnumber us twenty to one. Our key concession is to their occasional messy forays into our yards. These Canadians don’t know about their ancestors, those hardy enforcers of goose law that established goose rights in the neighborhood. It’s always hardest for the pioneers. The lake lacks an official name but I call it Goose Lake. It seems fair.

I hope you’ll download a copy of GOOSE LAKE. It’s priced at $3.99 and is available from Barnes & Noble ( ), Amazon ( ), and iTunes ( ). Formatting is suitable for Nook, Kindle, iPad, and smart phones.

Thanks very much.

P.S. I’ve set up an additional e-mail address specifically for correspondence regarding GOOSE LAKE. It’s . For anything else, please continue contacting me at

8 comments on “GOOSE LAKE is finally an eBook

  1. David,

    Congratulations! It’s great to see you working with New Jersey talent. Sladjana certainly is a talented artist. Is it going to be made into a traditional book, too?


    • Hi Kathy,

      I don’t know yet. I’ll see how it goes as an eBook. Sorry I jumped the gun with this announcement but now that it’s up I’ll leave it up.


    • Thank you, Jane,

      We’ll see how it goes. I’ve been focusing on trying my first eBook and am eager to see what people think of it. I’ll worry about a print version later.


  2. Sound fantastic I will be downloading it today. Sounds like a great stocking stuffer for all my ipad friends. Congratulations my friend

    • Hi Don,

      Thanks! I jumped the gun by announcing that it is available today. Actually it will be up tomorrow or maybe not till Friday. I hope you like when you do see it.


  3. Gosh, I wish I didn’t have to wait for the hard copy. but I will, or I’ll have to look over someone elses shoulder who downloads it. I have been photographing our Devenshire Lake through the seasons. Any body of water is interesting – a world of its own. Good luck David, with your ebook.

  4. Dear Mary Nida,

    For now I have no plans to have the book in print. I’m trying to learn how e-publishing works, its strengths and drawbacks. I do hope you will see it on a friend’s e-reader. The lake is my favorite subject.

    Merry Christmas!

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