Monday, March 3, 2014
When I was a silly, naive*, thirteen year old, I promised myself I would have a book written by the time I was 16. And so I reached age sixteen with about half a dozen burned and broken half drafts, that never got anywhere.
But along the way, I wrote and wrote and wrote. And when I reached 17, I realized I had hundreds upon hundreds of writing-much of it poetry, which I've come to love with every bone in my body. And I sifted through my work, I noticed that much of the poetry I loved and wanted to share with this funny, lovely little Earth.
And so I began working and something began forming.
A book entitled "Flower Songs."
My first book of poetry.
And it's now being published by Bolinas Books next month.
Right around my 18th birthday, two years late, but a book nonetheless.
The inside has charming illustrations by young artist, Jackie Files.
The beautiful cover is created by talented children's book illustrator, Hillary Moore.
And it is filled with 70+ pages of original poem full of my questions, fears, musings and faith. It's inspired by my coastal landscape, my confusion with my teenage body and mind, my sprout thoughts, the little seeds inside me and my wild heart and wild hopes.
If you'd like, and I hope you will, you may reserve a copy by commenting below, sending me a message or an email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
It's printed on 100% recycled paper in California and a tree is planted for each book.
It is 15.00 dollars, 18.00 with shipping.
And it's filled with lots of love and sticky little sentences guaranteed to find some little nook in your heart.
*I'm still silly and naive, I'm just not thirteen.
Cover By Hillary Moore
Posted by Hannah Louisa Yerington at 10:29 PM