Books by Alyce Wilson

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Owning the Ghosts

From observations about her suburban Philadelphia neighbors, to reflections of her Central Pennsylvania childhood, Alyce Wilson’s poems provide a vivid slice of life. In the second half, she offers insights about aging, pregnancy and childbirth. Her second poetry volume, this collection represents nearly two decades of growth, dating back to Penn State grad school days, to her experiences as a single woman, to finding love and having a child. Throughout, her textured observations elevate the most ordinary moments to a zen meditation.

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Reading’s Physician poet: Poems by James Meredith Mathews (edited)

Dr. James Meredith Mathews practiced medicine for 50 years, tending to patients in Reading (rhymes with “breading”), Pennsylvania, until his death in 1910 at age 93. To his community, he was well-known not only for his medical practice but also for his poetry, which he occasionally had printed in the local newspaper, “The Reading Times.” Now his descendant, Alyce Wilson, has gathered those poems together, along with others Dr. Mathews had printed on leaflets by a local printer. Although they are likely only a small portion of the poems he wrote in his long lifetime, these poems share his insights into the medical field, the social world of doctors, current events, and the nature of life and death itself.

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The Art of Life

A collection of personal essays and columns by Philadelphia-based writer Alyce Wilson. From ponderings about Marilyn Monroe’s dress size to giant cow statues to dog aesthetics, she explores the humor, beauty and depth of her life experiences.

“With a well-turned phrase, a stunning clarity, and the occasional quirky twist of stream-of-consciousness, Alyce Wilson opens our eyes to the joy and wonder of a world often taken for granted.” – Danielle Ackley-McPhail, author & editor.

Here are some excerpts of the book relating to self-help and music; here’s a humorous excerpt related to pet care; and here’s one of the most popular pieces in the book, about pop culture and weight issues.

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Picturebook of the Martyrs

A literary catharsis, progressing from poems of heartbreak and loss to poems of healing and transcendence. Poet Alyce Wilson interweaves family history, world events, and personal experiences in a spiritual journey for healing.

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Stay Out of the Bin!
An Editor’s Tips on Getting Published in Lit Mags

Learn simple steps you can follow to get published in literary magazines. Includes a guide to copyrights and a listing of market directories, which will help you find places to submit your work. This booklet provides an editor’s inside perspective to help you avoid common mistakes and stay out of the recycling bin.

E-book version (PDF) ($2.50)

Print version (25-page booklet) ($5 plus $2.50 S&H)

Dedicated Idiocy
How Monty Python Fandom Changed My Life

A wildly colorful look at one fan’s silly, anarchic experiences with the Penn State Monty Python Society, packed with photos, funny stories and original sketches. From staging wacky events on the college campus to author Alyce Wilson’s personal interactions with some members of Monty Python, “Dedicated Idiocy” tells a universal story of friendship, played out on the always unpredictable stage of a college campus.

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Felix Discovers the DreamWorld and Other Stories

In this book for young readers, Felix learns about the DreamWorld from his mother: a place where you can do anything and go anywhere. With a child’s eye for the absurd, he explores this land with his best friends, a robot named Hobart and a dinosaur named Drusus. Felix and his friends fight a dragon, meet a unicorn, and learn that the DreamWorld offers surprises Felix could never have imagined while awake.

Free at Smashwords

Books featuring Alyce Wilson

Idol Musings: Selected Writings
From an Online Writing Competition

What would you get if you took a journal writing competition added the twists and turns of reality television and put it on a rollercoaster with iffy brakes?

Thus says the community profile of a writing contest like no other.

In this book, you’ll find the cream of the first five seasons of the unique competition, plus brand new entries written exclusively for this volume, covering every range of human emotion and experience.

Prose and poetry, fact and fiction, there is something for everyone as these break-out writers explore subjects as diverse as:

– relationships,
– spirituality and religion,
– parenthood,
– headstone cozies, and
– zombie romances!

Edited by Sophie N. Childs
644 pages

B&W 5.83 x 8.27 in or 210 x 148 mm (A5) Perfect Bound on White

Features four pieces (two previously unpublished) by Alyce, who placed fifth in Season 5 of The Real LJ Idol.

Buying the book through me is the best way to support me, since I am not earning any royalties. As a bonus, I will sign all copies ordered through me.

Paperback (644 pages) ($50 plus $5.98 S&H)



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