Title: Poetry and Ponderings: A Journey of Abuse and Healing Through Poetry Author: Diamante Lavendar Genre: Poetry Description: In this rare collection of nonfiction Christian poetry and prose based on real life experiences, Diamante Lavendar, a victim of abuse, shows the reader the raw emotions of pain, hate, and denial that occur before a victim of abuse can find a way to heal from the pains of assault. Knowing herself the very difficult journey of being a victim, Diamante was abused as a child, and turned to alcohol and drugs to numb the pain. Many years later, she started to heal under God’s watchful eyes and was able to find love in her life again. She shares these truly inspiring, religious poems in the hopes that it may help other victims heal their hurts, as she did while writing the poetry collection. How I came to review this book: I posted one of Ms. Lavendar’s poems for Poetry Wednesday . She emailed me to review her chapbook.
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Beginnings On the docket this year is Dreamweaver , Book 6 of the World In-between fantasy series. Already the beginnings of the book have used a good portion of a ream of paper and a new pen. Dreamweaver brings the series back to Berty’s point of view. Unlike the previous books, it continues exactly where Hope ended. The sixth installment should be the last novel in this series. I say should because although planned, sometimes my characters decide otherwise. Once Dreamweaver is finished, different options wait in the wings. Which book to continue next? I may just write them all and see which one the pen flows over best. Or one may beg to be brought to the forefront. I have some time to contemplate what comes next. In the meantime, I read. And, I am starting to post book reviews on my blog. Look for the first one this month. If an author wishes to have a book reviewed, email me with a review request at IECastellano (at) zoho (dot) com. Include genre, a bo