About Author

Judith Lynn Kalinin Pruett Blankenship King is a life-long, self-published  poet and author of many other previously unpublished works!  …Staying true to her art and never choosing a back-up career despite a couple of lifetimes worth of publishing house rejection, she has supported herself with a variety of odd jobs including (but not limited to):  bartender, motel manager, waitress, pot scrubber, proof reader, ornament maker, fish market attendant, electrician apprentice, cook, math tutor, dietary aid, nurses assistant and caregiver.

Judith has participated in poetry readings in Monterey, CA; Sedona, Arizona; New York City; San Francisco; and South San Francisco, CA where she was the featured reader.

Also a self-taught numerologist, she has been doing numerology charts for over 30 years, and has never charged a penny for her readings.

Other passions include:   gemology, natural medicine, Native American & ancient history, stargazing, archaeology, animal totems, angels & saints, ancestral research, gardening, vintage machinery and the Tarot.

Judith has recently completed writing the biography of American comedian Dan Rowan; a labor of love which she worked on for an entire decade and hopes to publish in the near future.

Her first self-published memoir, “Blue Star Exploding”, is currently accessible in ebook form here.

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38 Responses to About Author

  1. Pauline Picchi says:

    You are beautiful Judi!

  2. Mattie J. says:

    Aw, you have an adorable cat! I have a black Halloween kitty too, best friend I have. ❤ Most amazing creatures on earth.

  3. Cricket Myles says:

    To my dearest friend in the work Judi. You will always be the best in everything you do in life…. and thats what I love about you. Love ya Cricket

  4. Cricket Myles says:

    WORLD that is 🙂

  5. TheMsLvh says:

    I followed your link here and have discovered a beautiful place. Loved the first 3 poems I read and found your writting about number very interesting. I noticed we are both in California.Good luck on your book about Dan Rowen.

    • unsungpoet says:

      I thought I recognized the style of artwork next to your comment! Thanks for your kind words, I like your blog too and will visit it again for more of your poetry and beautiful images…Yes I think we are both in the same basic territory…blessed, aren’t we?

  6. That’s cool that you do so many different things and your cat is adorable. (=

  7. geezergirl1 says:

    HI Judith.. Thanks for visiting my blog. Seems we share some common interests. I look at your picture and I think… dang.. you could be my cousin as I see a familial resemblance. Anyway, to day I leave my home and move to another after 10 years. I am in a 1 year, which is my life/soul number. In Tarot that is the Magician, and I like to add in the other Major Arcana that add to 1… The Sun, and the Wheel of Fortune. Clearly, I could ramble on about this, cause it’s some ridiculous hour in the A.m. and I’m preparing for the movers with a bit of avoidance… I’ll visit again when I’m feeling stable in my new home. peace to you… jeanne

    • unsungpoet says:

      That is SO cool you see familial resemblence in my pic!! I sometimes see that with people I’ve never before met, it’s usually in the eyes and so intense, and I always figure it to be some past life connection or relation, like family on some soul level (I guess all of humanity is family on some soul level, if we get right down to it) I agree we have some common views. I truly enjoyed your blog and poetry, really, and will scoot back over soon! Peace to you as well, and many blessings on your move.

  8. geezergirl1 says:

    HI… thanks for your blessings. I know!.. there is that past life connection thing. I love it when it happens. I very much enjoy your blog too. I do believe we are all connected on some soul level. Heck.. we breathe the same air, roll around in the same elements. I wrote about that today.
    so… nice staying connected. peace and bright blessings to you Judith.
    jeanne.

  9. unsungpoet says:

    Thank you Jeanne…I’m glad for our connection!

  10. Hi Judith, many thanks for the kind visit to my small world of poetry…I wish you all the best for your book and will hope one day to read it…I look forward to reading your blogs as poetry is my way of letting out all the sadness which is all around us and hope to reach out and leave a footprint to say I’ve been here…Love and light always…Lynn

  11. tshauambea says:

    Your passion for writing is amazing, most people force themselves to abandon their love for the pen and paper just so they can fit into society and earn some money; I love the fact that despite doing a few jobs here and there you’ve stayed true to your calling. I’m a huge fan of your work and I intend to dedicate the first few days of my upcoming holiday going through all of your posts.

    We share some interests in common 🙂 Although most of my friends and relatives consider my stargazing and thirst for ancestral knowledge weired.

    I love your blog and how dedicated you are!

    • unsungpoet says:

      Thank you so much my friend…this recognition you have given me means alot to me. From the first time I read your blog I felt as though we had something in common. And for the record, I’ve been considered as a strange bird for all of my life…Whenever somebody calls me weird (and they do) I say “Thank You!!!”

  12. geezergirl1 says:

    wondering how you are… Samhain arrives soon. All the wonderful magic of these days coming.
    And the veil thins and the worlds merge. Happy Halloween Judith.
    jeanne

  13. Paul Goode says:

    Good luck with the Dan Rowan bio. Definitely one of the great straight men ever.

    • unsungpoet says:

      Thanks so much! I couldn’t agree more…Not only was he an extremely talented comic and greatest straight man ever, but also an all-around amazing human being…

  14. sorealtonight says:

    Keep up with your amazing work! I can’t wait to see what else you have in store. 🙂

  15. Charles says:

    Thank you for the visit and commenting. I’m not sure how you found me; then again, I’m not sure how any of us find each other online. However, and aapparently, I will be updating my blogroll.

    I see your page here and I am reminded that I should have listened to my webmaster and made, in the very least, a generic biography. This is not to say yours is generic by any means, but simply to say that I suppose I enjoy my anonymity. She used to preach that to me as well; I was never really sure what she wanted me to write.

    I apologize that my blog, at least appears to be–out of date. Actually I’m simply obsessive about the order of things so I back-date posts. Still, I cannot say that I have really made any recent posts except for the music videos.

    You will have to excuse me. I am not a very good commenter or am I a very good reader; I am legally blind and visually handicapped. I just make it look easier than it is. I will have to get back and do some reading, unfortunately I say that to everyone and I never do so please don’t take offense if I don’t, at least not soon.

    My life is complicated, at best, and I am currently enrolled in college. I had this wild idea that I was going to be an editor. However, I seem to have a better idea to torment my instructors because I seem to know more thani give myself credit for.

    Which leads me to the self-abusive fact that I enrolled in two literature classes this semester, as well as Composition II. Therefore, I have stretched my time to its limits and I probably won’t be making any posts in the near future unless by some stroke of luck or genius I turn out a decent essay.

    Poetically, however, I feel written out and uninspired. I don’t know, as I said, by life is more complicated than I would like, these days. Although, it is quite nice to meet someone who is and has been as productive as you appear to be.

    Perhaps, you could build a fire under my muse, because it seems to have lost its way. although, I have been able to squeeze out a decent short story here and there, and from time to time and, fingers crossed, I might even cough up a decent Expressive essay to post in the next few weeks.

    Thank you for the–pleasant distraction. I will add you to my blogroll and please, don’t let me not get back here and read and comment on some of your work.

    Peace.

    • Unsungpoet says:

      Dear Charles–I found you through another blog, I think it was Samantha Mariah J, it’s hard to sometimes remember because I read so many of them. But I do remember that I was taken in by one of your comments there and that naturally lead me to your space. Your poetry is very romantic; you came across to me as quite the sentimental fellow!

      Thanks for introducing yourself, for the feedback and encouraging comments, and for adding me to your blogroll. I’ve been writing poetry for almost 40 years–since I was a kid–and have endless archives of the stuff. Some that I post here are old pieces, some new…some old but resurrected and refined or rearranged, as my poems and other pieces are living, breathing expressive entities and are constantly evolving. Poetry to me is not something to be necessarily premeditated or forced to meet some sort of exterior prompt standard or category, rather, a spontaneous outpouring of life-energy, in reaction to life all around, through thoughts and words. At least that’s what feels right to me, it’s what keeps my sanity in place, simply a must. But sometimes I go for long stretches without writing one down, but they are constantly composed in my mind. Some have been living in my mind only for years, many times they just sort of write themselves there. I think when it’s time it will flow for you again as well. I also think it’s better–richer–not forced. The muse will visit you again if you stay true to your heart! Meanwhile, I’ll be back to check out some of your archives!

      Peace to you as well.

  16. geezergirl1 says:

    Hey there UnsungOne. Would you be interesting and trading a ‘reading’ for a reading? You could do your numbers or whatever… and I could do my tarot. What do ya think?

  17. Jan Cronkhite says:

    WOW! I am so un-computerish that I can’t believe I found you! This is a great site! Congratulations!!!!! I keep going back to watching your Dad push starting you on the motorcycle. I think I was actually there watching this at that time. I mean really visiting on that day. I have warm tears in my eyes full of love for you and your amazing Daddy. Oh, I also remember, not that long ago when we were at the “museum” when you and your mom and I went to Fisherman’s Wharf, not that long ago. I feel better about “how you are doing” Love Aunty Jan

    • Unsungpoet says:

      Thank you Auntie Jan!!! I’m so glad you found my blog, thanks for all the beautiful cards, warm thoughts and great cat stories! I was just thinking about sitting down to write to you when I found this message…Love, J.

  18. HI JK, I love your work and your poetic tenacity, you have a seat on The silver cat’s a-list! It is an award with no conditions x
    http://silverpoetry.wordpress.com/this-silver-cat-thanks-you/

  19. literary lew says:

    I agree, you are beautiful, inside and out! You lead an interesting life. “You go girl,” as they say.

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