Petals Unfold - My New Photography & Haiku Book

Just released, this new book is a collection of some of my macro photography accompanied by Western and traditional style Haiku and Senryu. This particular book has been a labor of love because it incorporates my photography and writing and was inspired and is dedicated to the SF Botanical Gardens where all the photos were taken. I've wanted to do something like this for a while but could not until I got my new camera. Now, a dream come true. It is available through CreateSpace which is a division of and will actually be on Amazon in about a week. You can find out more about the book by clicking the CreateSpace link above.

Below is an example of what you will find in the book. If you have any questions please contact me by leaving a comment or emailing me at

Spring flowers
paint my garden
with blossoms

Here is a link to my website page with my current book publications


Vernz said…
Hi Joanna, he's hiding... i still can see him ... hehehehe... lovely shot as always...

Anything Davao
ruthi said…
Wow... Congratulations. I wanted to publish a book myself. I have written a travelogue of sort of my adventure in Thailand and it's ready for publishing. I just don't know how... how much... the process. etc. I will appreciate it if you could give me some info. thanks
Ann said…
Congratulations Jo. How exciting this must be for you.
Diane AZ said…
So beautiful and exciting, congratulations!
Thanks, Vernz.

ruthi, thank you. Please email me at or comment back with your email so I can get in touch with you for all the information. Thanks.

Ann, Thank you, yeah, I'm really excited about this one, it's so much fun. Thank you.

Diane Thanks so much :)
Bossy Betty said…
Congratulations! That's wonderful!
Bossy, thanks so much :)
AVCr8teur said…
Congratulations on another book! You are cranking them out. Quite an accomplishment to bring your photos and words into print! :)
Thanks Karen, it's always been something I've wanted to do so it's exciting.
RNSANE said…
I just ordered it, Jo...the next to slowest shipping, though, which is actually pretty fast...want to see how the pictures come out on their paper before I start work on my next book.
Have you used the same publisher?Enjoy when you share your verse with your pics, so this must be a fun one.
Anonymous said…
Congratulation, Jo..Best wishes to you and great luck to your poetry book.
Carmen, THank you :) Yeah the next to the slowest only takes about 4 days. The photos came out good. If Createspace had a glossy option, they would have been better but they came out much better than I had expected. It's going well with this one, I have a meeting with the powers that be at the botanical gardens tomorrow about the book so I'm thrilled.
Prairies, Yes it is self published through Createspace. Using my photos with the verse is very special for me so I'm excited about this one. Thank you.
Thank you so much Icy :)

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