Saturday, April 19, 2014

Author Spotlight and Review Cindy J Smith

Author Bio:

All my life I have written poetry. I'm an older person, not quite as old as dirt and not good at playing the part of "starving artist".  So, I've had many different jobs in my life, a Jane of all Trades. Currently I drive a truck Over-the-road with my husband.  I have a beautiful daughter who is now an angel and a wonderful granddaughter.  I recently reissued my poetry books; Voices In My Head and They Won't Shut Up.  I am also one ot the many fabulous authors in Cogs In Time and Read For Animals.

Questions, Thank you Cindy for taking time out of your day to answer these!!
1.         When did you decide to write?  I have written all my life, I just decided to publish in 2011.
2.         How did you come up with the idea of your newest book?  I write poetry so my books are collections of anything that came into my head.
3.         What Genre do write? Poetry.
4.         Would you ever write with another author if asked?  I do anthologies and I have written poems for some books, but I don't usually write prose.
5.         Who is your biggest inspiration?  Life is my inspiration.  It provides me with new material every moment.
6.         Who are some of your favorite authors? Major Authors:  Steven King, Anne Rice, Dr. Seuss and Shakespeare.  INDY:  Virginia Nelson, AD Stewart, Amanda Gatton, and Catherine Stovall
7.         What genre do you like to read? I prefer to read horror or true stories.
8.         What was the last book that you read?  Mary Contrary by M Jet
9.         What are you working on? I write poetry all the time.  My present project though is introduction poems for AD Stewart's books.

Fun Questions:
1.         Favorite Animal Panther
2.         Favorite Color Purple
3.         Favorite Food Chocolate
4.         Favorite Genre of Music Rock
5.         Favorite Season Spring

Voices In My Head:

Voices In My Head

By: Cindy J. Smith

Overall Rating: 5+ Stars

            I started to read this poem book and I couldn’t put it down. Cindy is a talented women, her poems really touched my heart. You can tell she poured her heart and soul into each of these poems. Over half of them had me in tears, they were beautiful and heartwarming. The personal ones really affected me the most, she talked about love and lost. WOW just omg WOW. I can’t wait to read her second Poem book. I highly recommend this book. Below are my top 20 poems in this book.
1.     My Angel
2.     True Love
3.     Good-bye
4.     Heartache (For Sanjuana)
5.     Long Distance Valentine
6.     Falling Stars
7.     New Dawn
8.     Visions
9.     ****Fairies****
10.  Sweet Dreams
11. Magic
12.  Happy Valentine’s Day
13.  Pieces of my Heart
14. Best Friend
15. Love Lost
16. The Pain
17. It’s not my Fault
18. Long Good-bye
19. My Life
20. Regrets

They Won't Shut Up

They Won't Shut Up

By: Cindy J. Smith

Overall Rating 5+ Stars

            This is Cindy’s second poem book and WOW, I think she outdid herself on this book. I love how she split the poems up in different parts. This book had a lot more poems then the first book. It was a very fast, interesting and intriguing book. I loved this book so much, and they all took my breath away. She had me in tears again with how wonderful she had written them. All Cindy’s poems are passionate and truthful, and again I felt as if she poured her heart and soul into both books. If you want a good poem book to read these are what you should read. I highly recommend this book. Below are some of my favorite in this book. I choose 13 this time. These ones really affected me and had me in tears.
1.     Voices
2.     Dreams
3.     Surrogate Angel
4.     Mona
5.     Summer’s Eve
6.     Wondering Thoughts
7.     Mind vs. Heart
8.     Love Again
9.     Bliss
10. The River
11. Memories
12. True Monster
13. Dream Catcher

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  1. Thank you so much for having me! I love the pictures you made for my poems! They are awesome! You are a very kind person and I was thrilled to be here!