I live in my hometown of Vernonia, Oregon, with my high school sweetheart, who I
married two years after graduation (we actually went to Kindergarten together. )
We have two grown children and a new, beautiful granddaughter, Avery, who I can’
t quit writing poems about. I have been teaching preschool in my home for the last
25 years, so I keep very busy keeping my house, yard and everything organized! I
enjoy telling stories in rhyme, in fact I think in rhyme a lot, which can be very
annoying and usually requires a few minutes spent at the computer to get it on
paper and out of my head. Writing poems is definitely my creative outlet and
therapy at times.
 (Fall 2013)

Website address:  none available
Kala Cota
Groundwaters Publishing, LLC
"Bubbling up in our own good time-- online."

Index of Groundwaters contributions:

Volume 10 Issue 1 - "Attitude of Gratitude" and "Holding Hands" (poetry)
Volume 10 Issue 2 - "Forgotten Conversations" and "Winter's Canvas" (poetry)
Volume 10 Issue 3 - "My Garden" (poetry)
Volume 10 Issue 4 - "The Good Ol' Summer Time" (poetry)
Volume 11 Issue 1 - "I Grieve" (poetry); Subject of book review for "Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living with
Alzheimer's and other Dementias" edition
Volume 11 Issue 2 - "Take Time to Rest" (poetry)

Groundwaters 2015: An Anthology: "A Logger's Last Request" and "Small Town Back in the Day (Vernonia)
(poetry) - pages 135 & 136
Groundwaters 2016: An Anthology: "The Forgotten You" (poetry/relationships) - page 11; "Sword's Hill
(poetry/special places) - page 23; "Between Gratitude and Grief (poetry/relationships) - page 30; "For My Girl on
Her Wedding Day" (poetry/relationships) - page 33; "Autumn Memories in the Woods" (poetry/seasons) - page 75;
"Unwrapping Christmas Memories (poetry/season) - page 101; "Comfort Food" (poetry/life's lessons) - page 126
Groundwaters 2017: An Anthology: "Where Was God?" (poetry/from deep within) - page 7; "Soldier's Sacrifice"
(poetry/life's lessons) - page 26; "Little Loggers and Truckers" (poetry/life's lessons) - page 42; "I'm Still Here"
(poetry/relationships) - page 18; "Thank You Ingrid and Kristin" (poetry/relationships) - page 82; "Ode to My
Woodstove" (poetry/seasons) - page 49; "Winter Please Leave" (poetry/seasons) - page 84; "Logger's Heaven"
(poetry/special places) - page 53
Groundwaters 2018: An Anthology: "Letting Go" (poetry/life's lessons) - page 37; "The Best of Me"
(poetry/relationships) - page 38; "Thank You to Our Electric Crew" (poetry/life's lessons) - page 96; "The Victory"
(poetry/relationships) - page 106; "Cookie Homicide" (poetry/chuckles) - page 139;