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Personalized Poems Make the Perfect Christmas Gift!

posted by Dr. James G. Hood
Tuesday, November 26, 2013

This holiday season, give a gift that will be treasured for a lifetime: a personalized poem by Karen Jean Matsko Hood. Affordable on any budget, your personalized poem can be anything you want: fun and lighthearted, romantic, friendly, or sympathetic; it can be tailored specifically to fit the Christmas season or express your feelings for the recipient in a heartfelt way. Whereas most personalized items simply add the name of your gift recipient to an already-existing poem, a Personalized Poem by Karen is always a unique creation, written specifically for you and your loved one.

Karen Jean Matsko Hood has been writing poetry for many years, and her poems have appeared in numerous magazines and literary journals both national and international. You can read a review of her first volume of poetry, Frost of Spring Green, here. Karen’s experience and expertise in writing well-crafted, poignant poems makes her a natural for personalized poetry. Her deft touch and finely-woven words are guaranteed to touch the heartstrings no matter the subject or event you are looking to commemorate. Dazzle your friends and loved ones this Christmas with a real gift from the heart.

What are personal poems?

Personal poems are professionally written for you alone, to be used as a thoughtful gift for someone you love or admire.

How does the process work?

The poem is written from information you give me about the person for whom you want the gift.
Using an insightful questionnaire, Ms. Hood is able to craft a poem that reflects exactly what you have in mind. Sometimes she may even use your own words in beautiful poetic form.

How will I know that the poem is
exactly what I wanted to say?

You choose the mood of the poem, whether light or sentimental. If Ms. Hood’s first draft does not portray your feelings precisely, it will be rewritten so that it meets your approval.

How is the poem presented?

After Ms. Hood receives your approval, the poem is printed in script on elegant parchment paper and placed in your choice of either a special frame or display

What is the cost of a personal poem?

The cost depends upon the agreed-on length of the poem and includes frame or display folder, plus one extra copy.

How do I order a personal poem?

You can email Ms. Hood at or fax her at (509) 922-9949.


For more information, including pricing, please click here to view and/or print our Personalized Poems Brochure.


Frost of Spring Green Poetry Collection

posted by Dr. James G. Hood
Friday, September 20, 2013

Karen Jean Matsko Hood’s writing is bold and honest. She communicates in a simple, direct way that is sure to captivate readers. If you are not yet familiar with her work, you are in for a treat with this first release in the Frost of Spring Green Series.

This volume of poetry can be read for pure enjoyment or as an insightful examination of our busy world. You may read one of her poems, enjoy its breezy wittiness, and then revisit it months later to discover something altogether fresh and new. This is what ultimately makes her poems lasting treasures: they reveal depth over time. Each reading promises something new, an additional layer of meaning that will enrich your daily life.

Drawing from many of her poems already accepted for publication in international journals, Hood, as an emerging American poet and author, brings together unique verses in this, her first book of poetry. Hood’s poems remind us to value our link with nature and the environment in daily living. Her poetry voices outrage toward current social injustices, offers a voice for the downtrodden, and brings hope to the most hopeless of situations. She is optimistic in her quest for dignity for all life, and brings visual impact to her themes of nature. Frost of Spring Green will also be available in international bilingual editions. A collection of poetry ideal for reading time and again, this book makes a great gift for friends and family members.

Please visit our websites at and 6 x 9 inches, 228 pp., featuring a full-color cover in a variety of bindings as well as audio and electronic versions. Whispering Pine Press International, Inc., Your Northwest Book Publishing Company.


LCCN: 2014 pending BISAC 1 POE005010 BISAC 2 POE000000
CIP: PS3619.A8756F76 2006 811’.6 QB101 – 701402

ISBN: 978-1-930948-91-4 case bound $ 29.95 plus shipping
ISBN: 978-1-93094-892-1 perfect bound $ 19.95 plus shipping
ISBN: 978-1-59434-733-7 large print edition $ 22.95 plus shipping
ISBN: 978-1-59210-535-9 audio compact disc $ 39.95 plus shipping
ISBN: 978-1-930948-98-3 audio recording $ 29.95 download
ISBN: 978-1-59210-000-2 E-PDF $ 9.99 download
ISBN: 978-1-59210-948-7 E-PUB $ 9.99 download
ISBN: 978-1-59434-877-8 E-PRC $ 9.99 download

About the Author and Poet: Karen Jean Matsko Hood is the author of numerous poems, poetry books, children’s books, fiction and nonfiction books. A woman of wide interests, she, her husband, seventeen children, and foster children make their home in Greenacres, Washington. Ms. Hood is currently working to complete research toward her Ph.D. in Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University.

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Author’s Availability: Washington State and nationwide by arrangement.

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Phone: (509) 928-8700 or Fax: (509) 922-9949


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