About the Book
Wordsmith is a collection of free-form poetry written over a period of time that brought many changes and emotional growth
About the Author
I am a newly liberated woman who has spent the last 25 years living all over the U.S. meeting new people and learning about life in general. I recently moved back to my hometown to try to reconnect with family as well as learn more about my personal passion, photography. I enjoy long nature walks with my kiddo and new puppy as well as music and literature.
Qn 1: Can you tell us more about your book, Wordsmith, What is it about?
“Wordsmith” is a collection of free-form poetry inspired by the emotional happenings in life.
Qn 2: Who do you think would be interested in this book, Wordsmith, is it directed at any particular market?
I think my book would be of interest to anyone with a liking for free-form poetry. It has been influenced by the styles of Maya Angelou and Rod McKuen. “Wordsmith” is age-friendly as there is no foul language or violence so it is appropriate for pre-teen through adult readers.
Qn 3: Out of all the books in the world, and all the authors, which are your favourite and why?
So many! Maya Angelou, Rod McKuen, Robin Hobb, Stephen King, etc. I think it is safe to say that there aren’t many that I haven’t enjoyed bonding with.
Qn 4: What guidance would you offer to someone new, or trying to enhance their writing?
Don’t give up and don’t be afraid to try new things. Self-expression and storytelling are personal artforms that change with each individual.
Qn 5: Where can our readers find out more about you, do you have a website, or a way to be contacted?
I don’t have a personal website at this time but I am open to being contacted via email at naboos2000@jenniferntia
Qn 6: Poetry can be very powerful, creating emotions, drawing people together, and helping people find answers – what do you think is the most important aspect of writing poetry for others to read?
Personally, writing for others to read means that those emotions and experiences are shared on a base level that others can relate to. It shows that no one is truly alone and that there are others out there that understand what they may be going through.
Qn 7: Your poems cover big changes and losses. When writing about loss did you find it difficult to get the words on paper – or did the feelings and memories help create your work?
I think my best pieces were ones that flowed and basically wrote themselves. Accessing the memories and feelings are both boons and impediments depending. Sometimes the emotions are so strong and raw that the words feel impossible to get out in a way that makes sense. Other times they are just waiting to jump onto the paper and sing.
Qn 8: What would you say to someone who is not an avid poetry reader – how can you engage them with your work?
Keep an open mind and give it a chance. Poetry can be fun, enlightening, heartbreaking, and thought-provoking. I try to share all that in a medium that is simple and basic and can hopefully be understood and enjoyed by all.
Qn 9: Many people say poetry is like art. If your Poetry was art what piece of art would it be and why?
If my words were art, I would liken them to impressionistic works. They change and flow differently for each individual in how they are taken in and understood.
Qn 10: Now you have published Wordsmith, what do you plan to do next?
I am currently putting together a second book of past works and short stories. I want to publish that and continue on my emotional journey through life.