Caressing Me As I Grow Old!

Poetry from before 2018 and on through the years of the Covid Virus.

by Brigitta Gisella Geltrich-Ludgate



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/10/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 138
ISBN : 9781665564052
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 138
ISBN : 9781665564045
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 138
ISBN : 9781665564069

About the Book

Caressing Me As I Grow Old! Is a book of poetry written as the author was facing the turmoil of the Covid Virus and in the process was realizing that she was getting older where she no longer could travel or most of the time even walk without a cane. She informed her family and friends that she had been through a lot in life and did not want to be stricken by the virus and facing death. The poetry in this book reflects the author’s concerns and her desire to have an effective vaccination avail-able to mankind, which did eventually come.

About the Author

Brigitta Gisella Geltrich-Ludgate was born in Kitale of the British East African colony, today’s Kenya, and was raised until school age on a farm with the name Kalua-Estates. She received her basic education in various European countries as well as in a boarding school in Lucerne, Switzerland. Even though Lucerne is in the German Swiss, the school conducted all its classes and communications in French. Her BA and MA degrees were earned at the University of Arizona in Tucson, and her Ph.D. studies were completed at the University of California Berkeley and the University of California Los Angeles. She holds an AA degree in creative writing from the Palmer Writer School, at-tended several years of memoire writing through the Monterey Peninsula College, where she had the opportunity to share her writings with fellow students, most of them outstanding writers, and bought several courses in creative writing from The Great Courses. As professor in academia, she has numerous academic as well as creative writings presented at national conferences and published in academic journals as well as in local papers. She is the author of twenty-four books, with two volumes of memoires in the final stages and a novel about a father and son moving to Alaska almost completed.