Sand, Pebbles, Fossils, and Rocks

A lyrical ambrosia of poetic writings and captivating photographs.


This book is the quintessence of originality—so multi-faceted in the way it spans a variety of topics. The poems really make you think about the perspective of life while the photographs speak to you in a manner that makes you realize how beautiful this world is and the necessity to just stop and appreciate the significance. This book is a masterpiece and it’s impossible to put it down once you begin reading. Every poem is completely different in tone, topic, artistically, and with the wider-meaning. In two words, it’s—life changing.

“Be prepared to be swept away by the author’s breathtaking original photography in the book. Her poetic words take one right into the scene she is describing. The resulting emotion is spontaneous. I highly recommend this book.” —Amazon Reader

Meet JoAnn Lord Koff

poet & photographer

JoAnn Lord Koff is an artist living in Northern Virginia. She was raised in Charny, France and moved around the United States as a girl, which has infused her creativity with a worldliness and natural empathy for people and nature. Her first book, Sand, Pebbles, Fossils, and Rocks, is the culmination of decades of her work.

Meet JoAnn Lord Koff

poet & photographer

JoAnn Lord Koff is an artist living in Northern Virginia. She was raised in Charny, France and moved around the United States as a girl, which has infused her creativity with a worldliness and natural empathy for people and nature. Her first book, Sand, Pebbles, Fossils, and Rocks, is the culmination of decades of her work.

Photos from the First Friday Book Signing in Manassas, VA

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What is Sappho Publishing?

Sappho is a new startup publishing company. Begun in March of 2018 in Manassas, Virginia, Sappho Publishing is operated by the mother and daughter team of JoAnn and Tara Koff. The press focuses on poetry and aims to release books that share a zest for the creative spirit. 

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