Books & Articles

Children’s Book

Book Cover, The Cat Who Forgot How to Play by Maria VeresThe Cat Who Forgot How to Play

2023, Pat Becker Books

TJ is eager to start playing games with his new rescue cat, Shadow. Taking awhile to adapt to a new environment, Shadow will have to learn how to have fun again. And TJ, too, will have some new lessons to learn. For early elementary grades, and for cat lovers of all ages.

Available from Oklahoma Books Online, or contact me to order.

Poetry Books

Book Cover of "The Breaking Place" by Maria Polson Veres. Illustration of a surgical mask lying on a country road.The Breaking Place


Available through Amazon, or contact me to order.




Church People


Oklahoma Book Award finalist
Oklahoma Writers’ Federation, Inc. Best Book of Poetry

Available through Amazon, or contact me to order.


Wake Up Singing


Oklahoma Writers’ Federation, Inc. Best Book of Poetry

Available through Amazon, or contact me to order.


Cover of chapbook by Maria Polson Veres titled Waiting for Miracles

Waiting for Miracles

Village Books Press, 2007

Available from me or through Village Books Press



Selected Articles

Health and Wellness

Not Your Mother’s Gym
The MidLife, November 2022

Five-Minute Workplace Fitness Breaks
The MidLife, September 2022

How a Simple Gratitude Practice Brought Me Peace
Her Nexx Chapter, November 2021

When Someone You Love Is Grieving
Her Nexx Chapter, August 2021

Why Are We All Acting So Weird?
Her Nexx Chapter, April 2020

Feature Articles

Fighting Fires with Fitness
Edmond Outlook, July 2022

The Paw-fect Match
Edmond Outlook, July 2022

Custom Craft of Heartland Pens
Edmond Outlook, March 2022

Business Profiles

Running Wild Catering
Edmond Outlook, December 2022

Pigtails and Crewcuts
Edmond Outlook, August 2022

Avenge Pest Control
Edmond Outlook, June 2022

Haggard’s Fine Furniture
Edmond Outlook, December 2021

The Exercise Coach
Edmond Outlook, October 2020

Armstrong Auditorium
Edmond Outlook, September 2019


10 Tools to Tame Your Phone
Her Nexx Chapter, May 2020

EARS on the Air (Edmond Amateur Radio Society)
Edmond Outlook, October 2019

Writing and Publishing

Fire Up Your First Draft: 10 Time-Saving Ways to Boost Writing Speed
Make A Living Writing October 2019

Be Your Own Boss: Free Resources for Freelance Writers
Make A Living Writing, September 2018

Productivity for Freelancers: Could Binge-Watching Help?
Make A Living Writing

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