Ardath Mayhar began her creative life as a poet. As soon as she could put pencil to paper she began writing down her verse, and in time reached a point where her work was publishable. Even after she began writing novels, she continued writing poetry, much of which was published in magazines, anthologies, and newspapers. Journey to an Ending was the winner of the poetry book competition at Pineywoods Writers Conference in 1964, and was originally published by South and West. Reflections was compiled and printed privately by the author.