A book just out makes me a bit proud.
A Haiku Perspective by best selling author Annette Rochelle Aben hits a bit close to the heart for me.
“If not for the prompting of Ronovan Hester and his
Weekly Haiku Challenges via his blog
http://www.ronovanwrites.wordpress.com I may not have fallen in love with writing Haiku. There is an entire section of this book filled with my offerings to some of these weekly challenges, for this is where it all started. Check out his blog, follow and receive the announcement each week of the challenge. I look forward to being inspired by what you write.”
But it’s not the mentioning of my name or my personal blog that is what touches my heart, it is also part of what Annette is trying to accomplish with her book.
The Storybook Project of Iowa
This program allows for people to purchase a book and send it to a mother in an Iowa prison who then reads the book and records it for her children to hear her voice. The book and the recording are then sent to the child. Annette can tell you more about it and I believe she even offers a way to have the books autographed when they are sent to the women. You basically would send it to her and she would then send it onward. You can contact Annette for the full details.
Some people think of people in prison as criminals, but sometimes they are there because of situations. A mother wanting to read to her child is a sign of a wonderful character to me.
“Here is an address if anyone wishes to send THEIR BOOKS directly to them. The Storybook Project of Iowa 1111 9th Ste 320 Des Moines, IA 50314 Attn: Tabby K. Originally, the project was geared toward authors who wrote children’s books, as many of these women have small children. However they did accept my books and found that some of the older children really appreciated them. So please author friends, gift these families one of your books, it will mean so much!”
The book was in the top 25 upon release and I would review it but I don’t think that is a good idea. I’ve already reviewed most of the individual Haiku that were for my challenge. I will tell you that Annette has fun with her poetry. You will find humor, history, and heart.
Ronovan Hester is an author, with his debut historical adventure novel Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling due out in December of 2015. He shares his life as an amnesiac and Chronic Pain sufferer through his blog RonovanWrites.WordPress.com. His love of poetry, authors and community through his online world has lead to a growing Weekly Haiku Challenge and the creation of a site dedicated to book reviews, interviews and author resources known as LitWorldInterviews.com.
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8 thoughts on “New Book! A Haiku Perspective by Annette Rochelle Aben @YouAreTheExpert”
Is there no end to your kindness? If so, I pray I never see it. Thank you so very much for sharing. I love that Storybook Project as I believe what gave my siblings and me the edge growing up, was that our parents read to us daily and filled our home with books! Bless you Ron! ❤
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Reading is a connection to others. Great project
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Ronovan Hester and a new book by Annette Rochelle Aben A Haiku Perspective 2015 and also a book project based in the US where authors can contribute their books in a worthy cause.. head over and check it out.
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A fabulous project. Thanks Annette and Ronovan.
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Great book, Annette! Good luck with everything!