LOIS PARKER EDSTROM is a freelance writer and poet who has authored two non-fiction books, Contemporary Object Lessons for Children’s Church, Baker Book House and Object Talks on the Parables of Jesus, Standard Publishing. Other published non-fiction work includes several articles and Christmas programs.

Lois’s poetry has appeared in numerous literary journals such as Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Birmingham Arts Journal, Clackamas Literary Review, Floating Bridge Review, Rock & Sling, Connecticut River Review, Adanna, and Mobius. Her poetry also appears in various anthologies.

Her chapbook, What Brings Us To Water won the Poetica Publishing Chapbook Award 2010, and a second collection, What’s To Be Done With Beauty was released 2012 by Creative Justice Press. Both collections are available at her web site.

Lois has received two Hackney National Literary Awards, awards from the Poetry Society of New Hampshire, an Artist’s Embassy International Award, a Dr. Zylpha Mapp Robinson International Poetry Award, and the Benefactors Award from the Whidbey Island Writer’s Conference. Her poetry has been choreographed and performed by the Bellingham Repertory Dance Company.

A native of the Pacific Northwest, she lives off the coast of Washington, on Whidbey Island, with her husband and resident deer, rabbits, owls, and herons.