Author Cindy Parker Brings Her Readers Two Books of Poetry For The Soul – Spectrum and Origins

November 5, 2009 at 9:37 pm (faith, family, health, poetry) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

OriginsCindy 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:




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Strange Brew By Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc and Julie Thielen a Review by a Reader

August 15, 2009 at 8:30 pm (Books By Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc) (, , , , , , , , , )

Strange Brew- A Collection of Peotry, Prose, and Strange ThoughtsI 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

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My Little Book Of Daily Reminders by Deborah Simpson

August 3, 2009 at 7:13 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , )

My Little Book of Daily RemindersDescription:

Inspirational quotes and prose for a brighter today.
With all the chaos in the world, who can’t use a little bit of daily sunshine in their lives?  This adorable,
compact book contains some of Deborah Simpson’s most memorable and popular inspirational quotes and prose.  Sold in packs of three, My Little Book of Daily Reminders makes a great gift for that special someone in your life or for your own personal daily dose of positivity. 


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Darkened Requiem The Collections by Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc Reviewed by Yvonne Mason

August 2, 2009 at 2:40 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , )

Darkened RequiemThis little book arrived on my door step the other day. It was written by Author Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc who is known for her horror, sinister, vampire, undead, work. This unique collection delves into the mind of one of the best authors out there to write horror and the dark genre.

It is a collection of prose and poetry which deals with the undead. In her “Ode To The Night” the reader can see those who walk in the darkness, “We walk with you, talk with you, you’re none the wiswer it seems, We haunt your steps in the darkness, and in your waking fleeting dreams….”

  This takes me back in time to the classic work of Dracula. I haven’t read poetry this inspirinig or moving since Edgar Allen Poe. I can see the dark ones moving silently through the night. I can feel their putrid breath as they pass by me wondering if I am going to become one of them.

     Even though this book is a small book it is full of wonderful poetry – poetry that will make you go back again and again. Poetry that will stay in your mind and you will find yourself quoting it just like you do Poe. “Quoth the Raven, Nevermore.”

   And excellent read a five star book

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Inclinations by David Harrington

July 28, 2009 at 5:53 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )




Replete with angels and mythical creatures, Inclinations is a strange and allegorical mixture of poetry and prose.  Based on a series of mystical and esoteric visions, this collection of short stories and poems covers a wide variety of themes including faith, Judgment, mysticism and spiritual warfare.  With a bit of prophecy clouded in the metaphor of sacred language, one must decide where to interpret the text literally and where to interpret it figuratively. 

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