Some of my poetry and short stories:

Letters to a Pedophile, Encircle Publications Chapbook Contest Winner, 2018

Shot in the Head, Sunshot Book Award for Poetry, 2018

Affairs Run in the Family, Finishing Line Press, Winter 2017

Editor, “Spare Change News Poems: An Anthology by Homeless People and those Touched by Homelessness,” 2018

Four poems in Madness MuseAddiction/Recovery Anthology

Briar Cliff Review 19th Annual Fiction contest. April 2015.
“A beautifully lush and chilling evocation of hundreds of years of historical exploitation, brought to life in specific, poignant moments through the eyes of one of its victims”  —fiction editors of Briar Cliff Review Phil Hey and Matthew Pangborn.

Euphony Journal, Spring 2014 vol.14, no. 2

Willow Review, Vol. XLI, Spring 2014.

Oddball Magazine, April 17th 2014.

Spare Change News, 15 November-27 November, 2013.

Sliver Of Stone, Issue 7, October 2013.

Oddball Magazine, November 27,2013.

Article on filial therapy in Adoptive Families Magazine. Download here.

Adopting on Your Own 

By Lee Varon

Adopting on Your Own is a guide for decision-making. It addresses the questions and concerns of the growing number of prospective single parents. The book covers all stages of the adoption process, from deciding whether it’s right for you, to orchestrating the adoption itself, to raising an adopted child as a single parent. It offers information on the latest developments in adoption policy and the evolving attitudes of agencies and social workers toward single parent adoptions.

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A thorough and hugely helpful book that enables the prospective adopter to think through her decisions and, step by step, become a parent. The distillation of years of work with single people thinking of adopting.
–Hope Marindin,  The National Council for Single Adoptive Parent, editor of The Handbook for Single Adoptive Parents

A candid, clear, and concise roadmap for journeys through the adoption process. Adopting on Your Own is enriched by diversity of experiences of both the author, herself, and many other single adoptive parents.
–Barbara Tremitiere, Ph.D., ACSW, LSW

Adopting on Your Own is a valuable resource and an overdue addition to current adoption literature. Lee has struck a thoughtful balance between outlining the practical aspects of issues that are unique to single adopting parents. The consistent focus on single parenthood and the thought-provoking exercises allow the readers to immerse themselves in the joys and challenges of single adoptive parenthood.
–Beverly F. Baccelli, Director, Southeastern Adoption Services

For all single people struggling with this important decision, reading Adopting on Your Own is like having a best friend who’s an adoption expert. The writing is down-to-earth, well-organized, and well-written.  This is not just a book for singles. Anyone looking for a good adoption book will find Adopting on Your Own a superb guide to the adoption process and to parenting.
–Merle Bombardieri, MSW, BCD, LICSW, founder Boston Single Mothers by Choice, former clinical director, national RESOLVE.

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