I AM A BI-POLAR/SCHIZO-EFFECTIVE AND I ALSO SUFFER FROM ADHD AND SEVERE AGORAPHOBIA. MY STRONG FAITH IN AND RELIANCE ON, GOD, SHOWS NOT ONLY IN MY STORIES, BUT ALSO IN MY POETRY. I DESIGNED THE COVERS AND INTERIOR ART FOR BOTH OF THE BOOKS THAT JUST CAME OUT THROUGH XLIBRIS, AND THE ONLY THING I CAN TRUTHFULLY SAY ABOUT MY WRITING STYLE IS THAT IT IS SOUL SPEAK, NOT WORLD SPEAK. I DO NOT SPEND HOURS PLOTTING CHARACTERS AND THINGS, BUT RATHER AM INSPIRED TO SET FREE THE WORDS I WRITE, BOTH IN MY POETRY AND IN MY STORIES.
TO CLARIFY MY USE OF THE TERMS WORLD SIGHT AND SOUL SIGHT AND WORLD SPEAK AND SOUL SPEAK, MY ONLY RESPONSE IS THIS....
TO SEE LIFE THROUGH THE EYES OF THE WORLD IS TO SEE ONLY THE BRIARS AND BRAMBLES OF THE BERRY PATCH BESIDE THE PATH OF LIFE, BUT TO SEE IT THROUGH THE EYES OF THE SOUL IS TO SEE AND TREASURE THE TINY DELICATE WHITE BLOSSOMS THAT BECOME THE BERRIES SWEET.
WORLD SPEAK LIES BUT A MOMENT ON THE EARS, THEN IS QUICKLY FORGOTTEN, BUT SOUL SPEAK DWELLS FOREVER WITHIN THE HEART AND IS ALWAYS REMEMBERED.
MY STORIES AND POEMS MAY NOT APPEAL TO EVERYONE, FOR JUST AS I DO NOT SEE THE WORLD AS MOST PEOPLE DO, I DO NOT EXPRESS THINGS IN THE WAY MOST PEOPLE DO. MANY MAY FIND MY WAY OF EXPRESSING THINGS, IF I AM TRUTHFUL, A TINY BIT ODD. BUT I THINK IF THEY WILL READ THE WORDS, AND NOT READ AT THEM, THEY MIGHT BE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND WHAT I AM TRYING TO CONVEY.
JAN MARIE PARUPIA, WRITING AS AMBER MICHELLE
Update: 01-28-2012: Since the time of this writing, I have made the choice to follow the pagan path. I will retain what writing's that I formed during my times as a Christian, and will share them as they were written, but I making this public statement that no further such writings will be formed after this time.