Wilton writer's story featured in five-star book

Pat St. Pierre is no stranger to having her literary work recognized.

She has received awards, honorable mentions and nominations for her poetry.

Ms. St. Pierre has been a poet since high school and began writing children’s fiction stories after she got married.

In November, Alfie Dog Limited published Read It Again, a 20-story children’s book containing Ms. St. Pierre’s “Carla, the Little Red Hen” story.

“It’s getting great reviews on Amazon.com,” said Ms. St. Pierre. “I was really impressed with the comments, even though there are only three reviews.”

The consensus is the book is enjoyable and appealing to children of all ages.

One reviewer said she would recommend the book “not only to read to children, but also to bring a bit of joy to anyone no matter their age.”

Another reviewer said, “Whenever a child wants to keep re-reading the stories, you know that you have a winner.”

Ms. St. Pierre said her 12-year-old grandson enjoys reading the Read It Again stories and that her neighbor’s 4-year-old granddaughter wants the stories re-read to her almost every day.

“So, yes, I am thrilled with the book,” said Ms. St. Pierre.

Ms. St. Pierre is currently working on her third poetry chapbook, titled Emotional Experiences.

Her first poetry book, Reality of Life, was published in 2006. Her second, Theater of Life, published in 2010, was nominated for the L.L. Winship/PEN New England Award and is for sale at the Wilton Historical Society.

Ms. St. Pierre is also an amateur photographer whose photography has been published in online magazines and print publications like Ramshackle Review, Wee Ones and Southern Women’s Review as well as The Bulletin.

She recently had a photo of the Offinger farmhouse on Chestnut Hill Road featured in the international literary and visual magazine Whisperings.