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||Trafford Publishing, Victoria B.C., CANADA
||Jan 27, 2001
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This book is about Poetry. Many different kinds of fables, short stories about life experiences, laughter, drama, children, humor, love, inspiration and some urban styles of poetry.
The book is now available in EBOOK at the following locations:
The poems selected for this book were carefully reviewed and chosen by a committee of professionals, family members and longtime friends of the author. "I Have a Reason to Smile" is the author's first book of poetry and as the title poem, won Ms. Smith a Poet's Merit for Outstanding Achievement Award, 3 Bronze Medallion Award, and a Poet of Merit Award from the International Society of Poets.
Recognized 7 times by Editor's Choice Awards of the I S P and a lifetime member of the Society of Poets. Ms. Smith's first set of poems were awarded the Editor's Choice Award for Merit in May 2001 and are published in Copilations published by Watermark Press Publishing.
The author has many talents and interests that include her love for music and singing. She has traveled with various well-known groups, performing in Poland, Italy, Greece and Canada. A longtime member of the renowned "Life Choir," directed by world wide international musical composer and conductor, H.B. Barnum, Ms. Smith has engaged in numerous recordings. Performed with Aretha Franklin at the Greek Theatre Sept. 04and Sept. 05.
A Lady who has experienced many phases of life and the lessons it teaches writes this collection of work. Her writings are inspirational and profound. Sit back; enjoy this unique collection of poems. You will want to share it with a friend.
Samples of the book are already in the Poetry category.
See Razors Edge Ent. for excerpts from the book.
Dorrance Publishing Company
Elizabeth H House, Manging Director
Heather Curley, Editoral Coordinator
February 15, 2006
RE: I HAVE A REASON TO SMILE, LINDA D SMITH
Please review the reader's report for the above noted manuscript.
I recommend it for publication via our subsidy publishing program.
I Have a Reason to Smile: A Book of Poetry is a collection of personal poems that explore, in the author's words 'stories of life': falling in and out of love, sexuality, spirituality and identity.
The poem "Everything Matters" contemplates the role of an individual's past in shaping present identity. The author asserts that every detail of her past influences her present:
My family and who they are
Where I come from,
They are my memories...
I will cherish them
Depicting the author's desire to receive forgiviness and a second chance in a relationship that has gone wrong.
"Change In Me" communicates the enduring nature of true love:
True love comes around,
once in a lifetime
This is our second chance,
will you be mine?
You know, you love me in
in your heart
Truly, I love you
Let's make a new start.
Interpreting the varied experiences and emotions of life through the author's subjectivity.
"I Have a Reason to Smile": depicts the universal human experiences of love,loss and faith.
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