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My name is Jim Bates, I have written and illustrated two published children's picture books "The Boy Who Skated with Dragons" is the title of the first one that was published in October of 2014 and "A Journey of Dreams: The Adventures of Dex and James" was published...

Frances L. Moore’s – ReadersMagnet – Author’s Lounge Article

Coming from a rural religious background, I always enjoyed writing beyond that which was typical of that environment which has been further enhanced through the author’s lounge. Acknowledging my spiritual calling and giftedness (teaching and exhorting plainly and simply), I decided early on that I wanted to be a “home” missionary so that I could “help” people in my hometown to read, study and make application to the Word of God. I knew I wanted to help “as I passed along” the way called life. As a matter of a fact, I was so different from my siblings that I was described as the child my parents “did not know from whence I came.” I decided on a “helping” profession. Pursuing librarianship afforded me the privilege and responsibility of helping others with reading and writing on what I consider a higher level. By this time, I had also formed the habit of journaling/writing and sharing what the Lord was teaching me in His Word, through other people and sometimes speaking more directly in my spirit, causes me to more readily recall and to share as directed. With clear instruction to do something with the succinct/concise message regarding the peril of silence and the dis-connect between spirituality and sexually, I wrote/recorded the things the Lord revealed to me from time to time for 18 years. Being encouraged to simply get out of me what the Lord had worked in me from two published pastors, I still did not move to refer to the manuscript as a book until the Lord told me how to write it (June, 2014). It would be two years later that The Peril of Silence: Confronting the Disregard for the Spirituality/Sexuality Connection would be published (2016). In the meantime, I continue writing on two other “manuscripts” and journaling.

“FREEDOM”

"FREEDOM" I want to be freeFree from myselfFree From the thoughts that cloud my mindAnd seems to hold me captiveFree from the chains that bound meFree from the walls that hold me prisoner I want to be free to love whomever I chooseAnd free to express exactly how I...

Author of The Week | Lydia Greico

About the Author Lydia Greico has a master’s degree in occupational studies and is licensed as a psychiatric technician. Psychiatric technicians advocate for people who cannot advocate for themselves. Greico is now retired from this profession, but she still advocates...

Earth’s Zero Hour :Chapter 0ne |Chris Shockowitz

Chapter 1: Another Long Day 2027 Admiral Joshua Striker left his fourth meeting this morning tired and hungry. As he walked the halls of Bastion Alpha, he returned the salutes of military personnel as they passed by and said hi to the civilian workers that made eye...

ASSURANCE

Freedom from doubt is what belief is about. We can handle many obstacles that try to prevent Us from achieving our goals when we're confident in what we believe. Living to grow places Us in a protective state because growth assures us that we are moving forward. If we...

AN ESSAY IN WRITING | Jean Quintana

Author of Soul Therapy, a Game of Intuition      Consider taking on the task of writing an essay using a limited number of words, say 700 words for instance. Maybe it’s a contest about writing well. The rules are quite clear and concise. Then there are the other...

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About the Author

Charles Stephen Knause was born on September 21st, 1950 in West Jersey Hospital located on Mt. Ephraim Avenue in Camden, New Jersey. Many, if not most of the autobiographical sketches that the author creates that form the basis of his present literary opus are stories about life in and around the Philadelphia area and its surrounds that include Camden New Jersey which is located directly across the Delaware River on the New Jersey side of the river that separates Pennsylvania from New Jersey,

Mr. Knause holds a B.S. in psychology obtained from the University of Central Florida with its main campus located in Orlando and is presently pursuing his doctoral degree in psychology at Keiser University in West Palm Beach. He has been an active member of the YMCA since the late 1970s and was formerly associated with the Unitarian Universalist Society of the Greater Daytona Beach Area located in Ormond Beach were he presently resides. The author/poet has published five other books that are part of what he calls his Loose Leaves series, was a write in candidate for the US House of Representatives ( 7th District FL) in 2002. Even though disabled the author was able to maintain part-time employment in numerous related areas that include fund raising, social activism, building security, even worked as an art model in Philadelphia where he resided from the early 1980s to 1996.

Synopsis of the Book

Loose Leaves and Palm Trees by Charles Knause- cover

Charles Stephen Knause is the author of a five part series published by Lulu, Inc. that honors the poet of democracy Walt Whitman who spent the latter part of his life in Camden, New Jersey. Loose Leaves, Loose Leaves & Sycamore Trees, Loose Leaves & Palm Trees, Loose Leaves & Oak Trees, and the final concluding volume Loose Leaves V: A Mixed Bag can all be purchased online through amazon.com and the other major online booksellers.

This present volume marks a new beginning for the author/poet, in that it consists entirely of poems written mostly over a two to three year period of involvement with a poetry workshop known as the Live Poets Society that met monthly in Daytona Beach. Nearly all of these poems employ a rhyming format that the author found useful as a means or recapturing the rhythm of poetry through the mechanism of rhyming something that the so called modern free verse crowd decidedly felt was very uncool. In the present post-modern era the prose like nature of modernist free verse decades now seems, to this poet/author to be decidedly uncool and hence the need for a revision modernist definition of the poetic art that seeks to reconnect to the traditional on a conditional basis. The author shares these private attempts of attaining a kind of cosmic consciousness through the use of the poetic idiom in the hope that others may find meaning, enlightenment, and perhaps a glimpse of cosmic consciousness therein.

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