Holly L. Thomas

As an Editor,

I help you say what you mean to say.   

As a Poet, 

I explore what makes me wonder or helps me learn.    

As an Artist, I explore what begins where

my words end. 

As soap and water replace holy water,

let us bless them.

As we wash, 

let counting seconds

be holy too.

As celebrants wash their hands before a ritual,

let our hands summon us

to presence 

over and over and over and over again—

prayer wheels,

permanently attached

at the wrists.

—From Corona


About me

I have 30+ years of writing and editing behind me, including 16 as a technical editor and writer for Microsoft and 13 as a land use and environmental planner. I've edited websites, blogs, novels, memoirs, workbooks, presentations, children's books, and community master plans. My book of poems, Pluck Another Apple, Eve, And Finish It, was published in 2019 by Sun Portal Press. In 2020 I received an Emerging Poets award from the Allied Arts Foundation. Book #2 is in the works. I also paint, draw, and work in various mixed media.  

Contact me

To explore how I might be able to help you, email me at:   

htwordplay@msn.comPlease include EDITING in the Subject line.