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Shadowed Tears

As I posted here my first poetry book Shadowed Tears received a review from Realistic Poetry International. They titled my review "Dismal" but gave it five stars. I was thrilled with the review, even as I must admit I was a little concerned. Perhaps it was the dismal label, but I am very grateful for an honest review, especially when that review can show five stars.

I dedicated Shadowed Tears to my father who passed away this month on October 4. I chose the purple cover to bring awareness to Alzheimers Disease which he had. The poems I posted in this book where themes that some may find sad, and yet they are themes we deal with on an every day basis or we used to deal with them. Bullying, for one was such a theme that not everyone may deal with, but enough people have. Traumas, in general as my poetry also touched on, and depression. Dark thoughts, and of course there was my father's illness which I wrote about as well. These kind of themes.

Now with my father's une…
Have you ever read a book and afterward your heart felt numb? Perhaps, weak? Well, the dismal and somber words of Author Torres in her emotive poetry book, ‘Shadowed Tears’, will literally transmit chills down your spine, but it’s not because of horror. For the title of the book in itself precisely describes the theme and mood of this emotional poetic composition in utter perfection.

Torres, portrayed in this collection as a dejected spirit, is seemingly bound to a cold world of solitude and isolation. In the opening, she immediately lets us know this by providing more than one definition for the word, alone, by using key phrases such as,

“To cry and hug yourself”, or to be “be dead on the inside...”

Like any human, heartsick and neglected, the character in this book yearns for a sunny day adorned with colorful bright rainbows, and seeks love to cure the psychological and spiritual sickness she is faced with; yet and still, with each verse you read, it is evident that hope and promise ar…

Why I love being an Indie Author #PoweredByIndie

Why I love Being an Indie Author
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I have been an indie author since 2010 after the publication of my first novel Love Child. Love Child is the first book of my Child series which I have been writing since that publication. Child No More, and Child Scorned are books that followed, and I am currently working on Child Game which will be the next edition. Since working on this series I have experienced the love of being an indie author.

As someone who has loved writing for most of my life I shared the dreams of being published professionally. I hoped to submit my manuscripts to traditional publishers hoping someone would love my book enough to offer me a contract to publish it. I never expected to have the opportunity to self publish, and now that I have I have come to love it.

There is a lot of hard work that a self published author must take care of him or herself. There's the promotion, the editing, just to name a few things. However, there is also a sense of freedom…