Dear friends,

I am pleased to announce a new anthology, Confluence is released as of April 2023. It has been a year-long endeavor. I am Tri-Editor of the anthology along with Todd Boyd and Suzanne Caruthers. This book contains poetry, short fiction, CN fiction and songs from my Thursday writing group that started meeting on Zoom during the Pandemic. Here is the link! Book Launches to follow so, stay tuned.

Here is the link to Confluence Here is the link to our new book, Confluence

I am pleased to announce

My new book cover!

I am pleased to announce my new book of poetry, book, Fruit Box Castles: Poems From a Peach Rancher’s Daughter is available from Finishing Line Press.  Thank you all who supported the pre-order of my book. Additional copies are available here or by contacting me through this website.

Thank you again for your support!

Join me at my next Zoom book launch Hosted by June Comarsh, Stockton Writer’s Club Feb. 13, 202, Noon TBA
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Other books available:

Blooming in Winter

Publication Credits


Summer of the River Bottom Dragon-PenDust Radio 2021
Gone Missing- Dime Show Review v.3
Viviana-Arlington Review
Improbable Cat Lover-Dog with the Old Soul (Harlequin)
Zoey’s GourmetMeal-Raven’s Perch
Lavonna- Raven’s Perch 2021
Master Craftsman-Sacramento Voices: An Offering of Fruit 2021, Cold River Press
Grandma’s Purses- 2022 Voices: Demons, Lovers, and Fantasies 2022, Cold River Press


“Artemesia”, Copperfield Review Quarterly Magazine. 20

“Cadenas d ‘amour,” Tiger’s Eye A Journal of Poetry: “Bountiful,” Poydras Review 2020

“There is Comfort in Repetitive Tasks During a Pandemic,” The Voices Project 2020

“Lucky Girl,” Paddock Review 2020

“Samsara,” “Cran,” “Alisio,” The Orchards Poetry Journal 2018

A Lucky Girl,” Paddock Review 2019, Cosumnes River Journal 2015

“Daddy Left Mama,” Writer’s on the Air 2019

“Drought,” Cosumnes River Journal V.10, 2016

“The Apron,” Cosumnes River Journal V. 9, 2015

“Grandma Bessie,” “Questions for my Daughter,” The Voices Project, 2015

 “First Harvest,” Cosumnes River Journal V. 8, 2014, Sable and Quill: the visual art and writing

 writers who are also artists

“Conversations,” Restore and Restory 2012

“The Tree,” Two Dawns and One Afternoon in Tierra Buena,” Moon Mist Valley

 “Baskets Are About More Than What They Carry,” Cosumnes River Journal V.2, 2008

“Cache Creek Spirit Walk,” Song of San Joaquin

“Cadenas d ‘amour,” Tiger’s Eye A Journal of Poetry

I am the Creek,” Open Circle, Public sculpture by Les Birleson, 2006

People Matters,2005

“Middle Age Lament” Earth’s Daughters, #63, 2004

“Paper Prisoner,” Suttertown Suttertown, 1993

Sacramento Anthology, One Hundred Poems, 2001

 “Goosefleshed Spring,” Yellow Silk, Spring v.3 1982

“Three Buddhists,” Sacramento Voices, 2017

“Middle Age Lament,” Sacramento Voices, 2018

 “I Am the Creek,” Sacramento Voices, 2015

 “Sock Relations,” Mt Akum Review, Heresies, Vol. 6, Coming of Age, 1989

Random Harvest, 1986

Newsletter Ignago, Arizona 1985

Focus, Sacramento Public Library 1984

“Goosefleshed Spring,” Yellow Silk, Spring v.3 1982, Track Talk, Winter, v.9 1983

Divergent Lines, Sacramento, CA 1983

Jennifer O’Neill Pickering is a literary and visual artist. Her short stories and poetry are published in print, audio and online across the country. Some of these include The Arlington Literary Journal, Pendust Radio, Voices: An Offering of Fruit, The Dog with the Old Soul, Raven’s Perch, Restore and Restory: A Peoples History of the Cache Creek Nature Preserve.
Artemisia, a historical prose poem was published in the 2022 winter issue of Copperfield Review Quarterly Magazine. I Am the Creek, her poem was, selected for the site-specific sculpture, Open Circle an art in public places project in Sacramento, CA. Jennifer’s latest poetry book, Fruit Box Castles: Poems from a Peach Rancher’s Daughter is available from Finishing Line Press.   She is a Pushcart Nominee for Poetry and a finalist in the New Women’s Voices Chapbook Competition. She taught art in college and other public and private settings, including a homeless shelter. Her art design which includes poetry was selected for a public art project in front of the Central Library in Sacramento in 2021.