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heartaches

$26.99 $18.99

 

An autobiographical poetry and art book, heartaches’ poems are as universal as they are personal. The poems are conceived as flashpoints of heartaches that reflect painful moments in the author’s life.

Growing up gay, biracial (half-white and half-black), liberal and agnostic in small-town Texas imbued Donovan Lord’s life with a mountain full of heartaches.   Told through poetry, heartaches revisits many painful moments in the life of the author from heartbreak, to suicide, racism to homophobia, and marriage and friendshiop, heartaches reflects the various means of pain that the author has endured over a 25 year period.

heartaches also features Donovan Lord’s artwork and photography in conjunction with each poem to elevate and complement the emotional experience of the book.

An introspective, innovative debut, heartaches reminds us of the transformative power of emotional pain and the indomitable human spirit.

This book is one for anyone who can relate to, at once, the unique and ubiquitous nature of the issues that heartaches addresses.  Readers will finish this book not only knowing the journey of the author’s life but with a better understanding of themselves and by promoting the healing of heartache of one’s own.

 

 

Heartaches – EBOOK

$9.99

An autobiographical poetry and art book, heartaches’ poems are as universal as they are personal. The poems are conceived as flashpoints of heartaches that reflect painful moments in the author’s life.

Growing up gay, biracial (half-white and half-black), liberal and agnostic in small-town Texas imbued Donovan Lord’s life with a mountain full of heartaches.   Told through poetry, heartaches revisits many painful moments in the life of the author from heartbreak, to suicide, racism to homophobia, and marriage and friendshiop, heartaches reflects the various means of pain that the author has endured over a 25 year period.

heartaches also features Donovan Lord’s artwork and photography in conjunction with each poem to elevate and complement the emotional experience of the book.

An introspective, innovative debut, heartaches reminds us of the transformative power of emotional pain and the indomitable human spirit.

This book is one for anyone who can relate to, at once, the unique and ubiquitous nature of the issues that heartaches addresses.  Readers will finish this book not only knowing the journey of the author’s life but with a better understanding of themselves and by promoting the healing of heartache of one’s own.

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Wholly Unraveled

$24.95 $11.95

Sometimes all that it takes to start over is the courage to say you will.

In Kathleen’s home, red jeans were a sin. Parties were punishable with violence. Fear was part of the daily norm. Growing up in a Catholic cult, under the unforgiving eye of her abusive father, Kathleen knew from an early age that if she were to survive, she’d have to do it on her own.

But when the time came to escape, she found herself in a damaging spiral of self-destruction. At rock bottom, and with nowhere to go, Kathleen stepped off a bus in the last place she ever thought she’d find peace: a remote community in rural Canada. Spending a year in almost complete silence, Kathleen feared this experience would prove to be just another step in her unraveling. Instead, with her demons quieted, she emerged with a fresh understanding of self, an empowering new purpose, and a sense of worthiness that she would never let be challenged again.

Wholly Unraveled is Keele Burgin’s gripping and inspiring journey of self-discovery and of finally finding her voice against nearly insurmountable odds.