Dawn Pisturino's Blog

My Writing Journey



I am a retired registered nurse in Arizona with a B.S. in Natural Health. My publishing credits include poems, limericks, short stories, and articles. Every writer undergoes a unique and wonderful journey. Let me share mine with you.

Official Author website (desktop or laptop work best): http://www.dawnpisturino.org

Member of Mystery Writers of America, Arizona Authors Association, and The Black List.

       AAA author page: http://www.arizonaauthors.org/members/dawn-pisturino

       My poem, Nature’s Child, won Honorable Mention in the Arizona Authors Association 2022 Literary Contest.


  • I blog mainly on Mondays and Wednesdays right now.


Where have I been published?


Poetry Anthologies/Other Anthologies:

Hidden in Childhood: A Poetry Anthology – #1 in Amazon New Releases of Poetry Anthologies, 2023

Hidden in Childhood Amazon cover

2023 Arizona Literary Magazine (2022)


Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women – #1 in Amazon New Releases of Poetry Anthologies, 2022


Best New Poems of 1988

New American Poetry Anthology, 1988

National Poetry Anthology, 1988

American Poetry Anthology, 1988

World Poetry Anthology, 1987

Great Poems of Today, 1987



Kingman Daily Miner – I had my own Health & Wellness Column in 2007

The Standard

Bullhead City Bee



Masticadores India

The Skeptic’s Kaddish – Poetry Partner #98

Gobblers/Masticadores – monthly contributor

Spillwords Press

Masticadores USA – monthly contributor

Iowa Life Blog


Committee for Direct Democracy




 Underneath the Juniper Tree

 Smash Fascism

Cosmic Health Blog

Summer Eden Poetry Center



Digital Ezines:

Masticadores India

Gobblers/Masticadores – monthly contributor


Masticadores USA

Underneath the Juniper Tree

Brooklyn Voice

Helmet Hair Motorcycle News

Danse Macabre du Jour

Psychic Magic Ezine

Working Writer


Print Publications:

2023 Arizona Literary Magazine

Discussion Bulletin

New Unionist

Committee for Direct Democracy Information Packet


25 responses to “About

  1. fivereflections says:

    nice to meet you dawn

    David in Maine USA

    Liked by 1 person

  2. sharonstjoan says:

    Thanks for following my blog! I’m happy to see that you’re a natural health nurse!

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Michelle K says:

    I am the 7th great granddaughter if Samuel Skelton. I was thrilled to find you blog! I lost my mother in my early 30’s and began researching my family history, to help myself through the grieving process. I would love to hear/know any other info you may have about my grandfather or his descendants!

    Liked by 2 people

    • Michelle, when I have more time, I will give you what info I have. Nice to meet you!


      • DAVID NOLEN says:

        It seems my 2nd cousin, 11x removed, is the Reverend Samuel Skelton, first Pastor of the Puritan First Church of Salem. And Poet Sir John Skelton is my 12th great-grandfather. At 71 I’m trying to get as much ancestry work done as I can.
        David Nolen, Austin TX

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      • Are you on Ancestry.com? That would be the easiest and quickest way to get that information.


      • DAVID NOLEN says:

        Thanks, but I already have that information. I contacted you only because I found it interesting we share a common ancestor.

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    • Michelle,
      baptized 26 Feb 1592 Coningsby, Lincolnshire, England; married Susanna Travis on 27 April 1619 Sempringham, Lincolnshire, England; migrated to Salem, Massachusetts in 1629; died 2 Aug 1634 in Salem. Father: William Skelton. Children: Sarah 1621-1621; Samuel 1622; Susanna bap. 3 Apr 1625; Mary bap. 28 Jun 1627; Elizabeth b. abt 1631. You are probably a 11th, 12th or 13th granddaughter, not a seventh. Let me know what other info you need.

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  4. Delighted to meet you ❤️. Kitten Briciola Teletubbies 😹 România 🇷🇴

    Liked by 2 people

  5. Jeffrey Hunt says:

    Thanks for the recent follow!!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Hello Dawn, I was looking over your page and I really like it! I am also super impressed by your work! I was curious about the design of your page. What (blue)print did you use to design your blog? I want to change the design of my blog page, so I am exploring options. I really like the organization of yours and am interested in possibly getting something similar for mine. Thank you immensely for your help, Dawn!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Many thanks for taking your time to visiting my blog. I am really enjoying your blog. And you are from one of my fav regions in the world – Arizona, the wonder place where the Grand Canyon rises as a wonderland (and adjoining Utah). I drove around the whole circuit back in the late 80’s. Happy rhyming.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Daedalus Lex says:

    Finally got my copy of the book and got to read your poem, Dawn. Fantastic! Gary

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Stur Poet says:

    Just read ‘The Listener’ in ‘Hidden in Childhood’. Really enjoyed it!

    Liked by 1 person

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