Vannie Writes

The soul of a poet. The spirit of a warrior.

Welcome to my pleasure writing site

The graphic prints on the following pages are available for purchase from Amazon. See links on bottom of each page. Poems with an *asterick in front of the title, I believe are in Public Domain and  written by a few favorite writers.

   ~ .... Spring brings us rainy weather, bright yellow tulips and cherry blossoms. It brings us hope.  ~ The Four Seasons~ Vannie Ryanes

I love to write. 

I did not always know this, however, I was always very much aware that I did love reading. One of the first books I borrowed from the library on my own was "Paintbox Summer" by Betty Cavanna.* I don't remember my age, but I do remember the book was quite old and I was able to keep it for a full month. That book put me in a spin; later I would hole-up for hours reading--I still do that. There have been times when I literally read from morning to night. But writing has caught me by surprise. I am not sure where it comes from, perhaps those notes that I habitually leave for myself have just become longer and more detailed. Or maybe if you are an avid reader, at some point you become a writer. I spent many years working for very structured organizations; a financial firm, a weekly newspaper and state government. My last 9 to 5 years were spent reading, typing and drafting contracts, I loved every minute, but...

I still read and I still write for business; now I write for pleasure as well. Could it be this Pisces child has fully emerged? Am I good at my pleasure writing? I don't know, but it does not really matter. Only the "why" is important. I do have an answer to the "why", I just enjoy doing it. 

So welcome to my pleasure writing page, welcome to my spirit home. You will find links to my business writing as well.

Vannie Ryanes


Cherry Blossoms Photographic Poster Print, 12x16  Poster available from Amazon

BETTY CAVANNA Courtesy of Childrens Literature Network

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