THIS IS NOT YOUR ORDINARY POETRY BOOK! The bold writing style, and the honesty and daring to address issues often controversial and emotional are readily evident here. You may easily find yourself identifying with the author, and perhaps feeling your own heart tapped into as you read. These writings are for you... you can "take it personal." The writings in this first formal publication by this esteemed author contain life-lesson responses and heartsome poetry borne out of her own experiences, and the experiences and emotional effluence of countless others. The poetry within the pages of this book run the gamut from being expressive, therapeutic and remedial to amusing, revelatory and inspiring. HEARTSTRINGS: Journey of the Heart will bless you as: ï §a warm hug to the heart, ï §a soothing salve for the soul, and ï §a booster-shot for the spirit. CONNIE MARIE BAKER ...is a gifted, award-winning author, orator and speaker who draws deeply from the wells of human experience, giving voice to the joys, pains, struggles and triumphs that we all share. Connie writes convincingly and movingly about countless experiences that are not her own that have been shared with her, she says "as the spirit leads and the inspiration flows." She has also been blessed with the unique ability to write from the Divine perspective. Just as words can hurt, Connie knows they can also heal, bolster, encourage, empower and thrill. As a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors and ordained minister and teacher, Connie cares deeply about people. Connie Marie Baker welcomes opportunities to hear from you with comments about the writings that touch you. You are invited to share your heart via postings on her website, www.heartsalve.com. For speaking engagements or to contact the author about this book, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.