Cindy Parker grew up in Clarklake, Michigan and currently lives in the downtown Jackson area. She has two collections of poetry that were recently published (2009) titled Spectrum & Origins. Spectrum is her first book of poetry and is a collection of 74 poems written and compiled over a ten-year period that reflects a spiritual journey across a spectrum of themes. Her inspiration comes from nature, the world around her, her faith, people who have influenced her life, the struggle for redemption, and how Christ answers her deepest longings. Origins is built around similar themes from nature, creation, and spiritual hope, but she also draws from her personal past, growing up, and exploring her family history, and themes of shared humanity. Origins has 32 poems written more recently plus some nature haiku. Both books are largely free verse, but in addition to the few haiku, she has an occasional prose, quatrain, or tetractys. Cindy has enjoyed the language of poetry for many years and continues to write. Grateful for all the people who have helped her fulfill a dream, she wants to encourage others to find their voice and creativity as it will begin a journey of discovery that will continue to unfold. You can visit her at: http://www.myspace.com/carcyn
The Multi talented Ann B Author Brings Readers Three Exciting Books And All Three Are Vastly Different
In the first book of this exciting sci-fi/fantasy trilogy, Briggen, the brawny warrior prince, is plucked from a hostile planet by the powerful wizard, Quinhelm, beginning his desperate plunge into the midst of an interplanetary war. Briggen and Quinhelm rush home as the powerful Xandoth and their allies surge across the galaxy, killing and laying waste to everything they encounter. As Briggen confronts the evil Sorceress of Endih, squabbling nobles and an assassin on his home planet, the great dragon Ephereon abducts the good sorceress, Telana, instructing her in the ways of magic. To her astonishment, Telana learns that she is the Chosen One, the one foretold by the ancients to lead the people of Mantasi to a stunning victory. Telana joins forces with Briggen as they battle the Xandoth for supremacy over the planet. Will magic and courage triumph over the powerful forces of evil?
In The Devil’s Crescent, hardened bounty hunter Diego Montoya descends upon a small Texas village in the midst of a cloudburst and boldly plunges into the life of beautiful, small time cattle rancher, Maggie MacNaughton. Diego is a man haunted by a past filled with death and disappointment, a nobleman fleeing from the dictates of his demanding father and an arranged marriage. When a U.S. Marshall asks Diego to infiltrate a gun runner’s operation, Diego reluctantly agrees, shadowing the powerful land baron, Morgan Lansing. Morgan’s efforts play into the hands of a group of Mexican nationalists, who quickly claim the land vacated by the terrified settlers until only one parcel stands in the way of their march toward the border — the one occupied by Maggie MacNaughton. Diego and Maggie match wits and wills as the danger mounts. Only their reliance upon each other has the power to save them from a swift and certain death.
Crenellations is a marvelous collection of poetry that will enchant and inspire the reader to the greatest of human emotions. This is a seamless journey from the mist-enshrouded hills of Scotland to the peace of the Cathedral at York, from the mysterious Stonehenge to the sparkling vision of a fairy bower, and from dragons and wizards to the simplest of Earth’s creatures. May this journey be but the first step as we stride the path of greater knowledge, embracing all that we are and all that we may some day become.
I received your book today and there’s two things I want to say right off the get-go. First, you shoulda added a second disclaimer, warning that asbestos gloves and full-body armor are needed ;).
Second, that’s hot!
I highly recommend Strange Brew to anyone that has an opinion and isn’t afraid to express it. But if you’re the kind that doesn’t think women should have strong opinions and that you’re not entitled to them, this ain’t for you ;).
~ Review by Sue Ann Rakes
The ancient quill continues to bring to life the inexplicable. Poets from around the world continue to pour their hearts into verse enriching our lives while soothing their very own internal strife. Words sated with depth and saturated in profoundness bring to life the dormant. Inside Expressions, you will journey with these remarkable poets as they bring you on a voyage of love, pain, joy, and everyday happenings.
Journey through a myriad of thought and feeling with today’s poets. You will enjoy reading verse penned by the hands of people from all walks of life, each depicting their own diverse insights and essential views. Prepare yourself for an amazing poetic voyage.
While the poems in this collection vary a great deal in style, subject and substance, all of these featured poets share their genuine passion for the art of poetry. Professional and amateur poets have come together to present a unique expressive journey. Each poet has boldly poured their hearts into each carefully woven verse. As you journey through these very intimate thoughts and feelings, may you be inspired, encouraged and enlightened.