3/15/11 UPDATE: yesterday, my mom sent an email to Mr. Mark Shea over at Catholic and Enjoying It!, telling him about my book and asking him if he might have the time to post a little blurb about it on his blog! Well, he did, and I'm so grateful/excited!! If you are one of Mr. Shea's blog readers, thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and check out my book! Your interest in my work and your prayers are greatly appreciated. :)
Mark Shea is a well-known Catholic writer and speaker, and his blog covers everything from politics to literature to film to humor to moral issues, and much more, all from a Catholic perspective! Check him out!
So, in case you haven't already heard, I'm planning to (soon!) release my first book via lulu.com, a self-publishing site. It'll be a small collection of poetry that I've written over the past few years, and will be titled The Soul Sings. Prayers would be greatly appreciated – both for this book actually coming to fruition, and for it to sell once it's ready to go!
Here is the tentative table of contents. A few of these I've already posted on Splendid and Delicious.
The pieces which I still need to tweak/complete are The Girl From the Nursery, Crowned, Lock Them in the Closet, and The Young Man and His Teeth. If, by the end of July, I have not yet completed these pieces, I will cut what is unfinished from the manuscript. Of course, I'm shooting for all of the below being included!
PROLOGUE: Mourning Doves
I. THE SOUL SINGS OF OTHER SOULS
Mother to Child
The Girl From the Nursery
II. THE SOUL SINGS OF THAT FROM WHICH IT CAME
You Say; I Say
III. THE SOUL SINGS, IN SPITE OF THE DARKNESS
The New Tantalus
Lock Them in the Closet
Song Before Daybreak
The Young Man and His Teeth
So...stay tuned! :)