The Baseball Opening Day 2017 Special Episode is on its way with poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. What a great group of folks we have sharing their baseball stories this year!

ShawnAveningoSanders-PolkaDotsShawn Aveningo Sanders is a globally published, award-winning poet who can’t stand the taste of coconut, eats pistachios daily and loves shoes … especially red ones! Shawn’s work has appeared in over 100 literary journals and anthologies, most recently Red Sky (Sable Books), Writer’s Resist, mgversion2>datura (UK/France) and PoeticDiversity. She’s a Pushcart nominee, co-founder of The Poetry Box and managing editor for The Poeming Pigeon. Shawn is a proud mother of three and shares the creative life with her husband in the suburbs of Portland, Oregon. “One Final Inning in St. Louis” was written in memory of her father, after their last Cardinal baseball game together in 2011.

Version 2From English teacher to management trainer to retiree, Carolyn Martin has journeyed from New Jersey to Oregon to discover Douglas firs, months of rain, and perfect summers. Her poems and book reviews have appeared in publications throughout North America and the UK, and her third collection, Thin Places, is slated for release by Aldrich Press in Fall 2017. In her youth, Carolyn spent many hot, humid summers in NJ playing baseball with neighborhood pals and, if she tries hard enough, she can still feel the curve of cowhide in her hands and smell her Spaulding glove.

Bill McStowe was an Episode 65 contributor and is thrilled to be back for the Baseball Episode 2017. Bill’s serial “Uncharted” can be found on

More bios coming…this episode is jam-packed! Happy listening,