About Pat Lessie's Writing
When I was young I enjoyed writing poems. My longest early poem was about the expedition of Lewis and Clark. It wasn't until the late 1990's that I began to write as an adult. My first publication, How to Spell Homophones (Teacher Created Materials, Inc.), was a teachers' resource book made up of story exercises to help students identify and choose correct homophones. Homophones are words that sound alike, but are spelled differently. Examples are one and won, sun and son, and for and four.
Later I published Fablesauce, a collection of fables in verse. The publisher is Marcia Gagliardi of Haley's, a small press in Athol, Massachusetts. The clever illustrations were created in scratchboard by Karen Gaudette. This book was given a starred review by The Horn Book.
Many of my poems are rebuses. A rebuse includes little pictures along with or instead of words. Poems that I have written include: "Dragonflies", "Stream", "Snow", "Clouds" and "Acorns". All appeared in Highlights. The first three listed were Pewter Plate Award winners.