n 2017, I took a chance and finally pursued publishing my first collection of poetic works entitled "Journey to a Rainbow's End." With the help from many friends and mentors my collection was published through independent publishing in the beginning of May 2018. With the encouragement of another indie-author, I joined a fabulous book club called Rave's Reviews Book Club (#RRBC on Twitter). In a short time, I have met so many wonderful writers, illustrators, and poets with major thanks to the support that RRBC provides many independent authors, like myself. But at the beginning of the year, I was honored and surprised by becoming one of RRBC's January Books of the Month!
It has been less than a year, and I have already received such great appraisal of my poetic works and writing style due to the great members and leadership of RRBC. The mentorship and guidance I have been provided in the short time goes far beyond learning how to get published, but it has inspired me to push further with my writing, as well as inspired me to continue promoting my first collection, which has taken off in ways I could never have imagined, with major thanks to RRBC. Words cannot simply share my gratitude for the support I received in the past 6 months, let alone the past couple of weeks. I have started receiving emails and messages from people all over the world who have read my book and asking me when I am publishing more. I am truly humbled.
My poetry and writing style are about helping others find their own voice in the world; helping escape the pain, or stereotypes that society has thrown at them. That is what the literary arts is about, and the fact that RRBC continues to encourage writers of all genre, caliber, age, or culture, just makes the writing community an even greater world to be a part of.
Thank you RRBC for making me one of your January 2019 Books of the Month! You may have not known this, but my birthday was the 13th and this was an amazing birthday surprise.
If you have not had a chance to read it quite yet, please feel free to checkout on Amazon, where it is available on Kindle or paperback.