Seasons of Life

Seasons Cover Front

Seasons of Life is about the changes we all go through in this journey known as life, from birth and childhood, “Spring,” to the end of our time here on Earth, “Winter,” and the “seasons” in-between that make up the tapestry of our existence. Check out the great reviews in the sidebar!

The poetry, essays, and short stories in this anthology weave their way through the stages of our lives, the seasons of the year… the Seasons of Life.

Seasons of Life is the second Anthology from Writing at the Ledges. This is its first printing and is now available for purchase!

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An excerpt from the introduction:

Living in Michigan allows us the opportunity to embrace the seasons in all their splendor. This anthology, a showcase of 24 talented Mid-Michigan authors from Writing at the Ledges, combines the changing of the seasons with the changes we experience in life. Follow along from the renewal of spring, to summer’s promise of hope, through autumn’s vibrancy, and the inevitability of winter.

Seasons of Life Author Group

Reviews and Press Releases

From Bill Castanier of the Lansing City Pulse on 3-9-2011:

Nearly seven decades separate the oldest writer from the youngest in the new collection of short stories, essays and poems, and among the 24 contributors represented in the book, almost half are first-timers, according to Rosalie Petrouske, co-founder of the group.

Dividing the book into four sections allowed the writers to represent the changes they’ve experienced in life, according to Petrouske. An introduction describes the organization as following the renewal of spring to summer’s promise of hope, through autumn’s vibrancy and the inevitability of winter. Petrouske has contributed poems to all four of the seasons.

Several of the works, including those by first-timer Jesse Goldberg-Strassler and veteran Randy D. Pearson, successfully weave humor into their pieces.

Read the complete article, click here.

From Ray Walsh of Lansing State Journal on 3-21-2011:

It’s an invigorating mixture that’s full of poetry, reminiscences, ponderings and fiction by 24 talented authors ranging in age from 17 to 88.

This enjoyable collection is arranged seasonally from spring through winter.

Read the complete article, click here.

Purchase your copy at these fine booksellers

EVERYbody Reads
2019 E Michigan Ave
Lansing, MI 48912

Ledge Craft Lane
120 S. Bridge St.
Grand Ledge, Mi.

Or contact:

Rosalie Sanara Petrouske at 

Seasons of Life – Sponsors

Writing at the Ledges would like to thank the following Seasons of Life sponsors:

“Ledges” Sponsors

Complete Health Chiropractic, PC
Dr. Jeff Wallace, D.C.
(517) 622-2273

Ramada Lansing Hotel & Conference Center
(517) 627-3211

Rosewood Inn Bed and Breakfast
(517) 614-2964

“Grand River” Sponsors

All The Rage Hair Design
(517) 627-1310

Bob Evans, West Saginaw
(517) 622-8832

Grand Ledge Optometry
Dr. Andrew H. Schmitzer
(517) 622-2020

Harvey J. Schoof
(517) 626-6628

“Bridge Street” Sponsors

About the Home
(517) 622-8288

Book Bodega Family Used Book Store
(517) 626-6075

The Log Jam
(517) 627-4300

Mancino’s Pizza and Grinders of Grand Ledge
(517) 627-7799

Piece of Mine Pottery Studio
(517) 622-0727

Renew Rehab, LLC
Janice Sykes, RN, Case Manager
(517) 627-3584

Sophia’s House of Pancakes
(517) 627-3222

Sweet Linda’s Café
(517) 622-2050

And a special thanks to Ledge Craft Lane, for allowing us a place to hold our monthly meetings.