Just a few days ago, I was driving home from work and I saw a post a fellow author made about this being his fifth year as a published author. Looking at his post sent me diving into a realm of nostalgia as I remembered how this year was also my fifth year as a published author and it all started with what was actually the fifth poetry book I'd written.
I had decided to take a leap of faith and share my words with the world. I'd already been unemployed for a year and had a semester of my Master's program under my belt. To be perfectly honest, I had no real idea what I wanted to do, but I knew that I wanted to be a writer... I'd always been a writer.
So, on February 21, 2014, after doing some extensive research for days on how to become a self-published author, I released Disturbia. A chapbook compiled of love letters from my two characters, Bodega and Indigo with poetry intertwined. I wrote this book while going through a tumultuous period in my life with work and love. Writing it was therapeutic to say the least and I love to dive into the pages from time to time and reminisce.
Like my life, this book has gone through a few updates and since its release, I have redesigned the cover a couple times. Just in time for it's five year anniversary, I have finally settled on a cover to commemorate its original debut and reflect the madness between the pages.
I hope you enjoy this book as much as I enjoyed writing it.