PSM member Connie Jarka has published a book of inspirational poetry. Welcome In was entered it in the 25th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards.
WELCOME IN!…TO DAILY THOUGHTS FROM MY TIME ACROSS THE OLE’ BLUEBERRY FARM FIELDS OF LIFE–SO FAR! by Connie McDonald Jarka is a lovely collection of poetic thoughts readers will cherish. The book is well done, with a pleasant green cover, and produced in a hardback edition that many readers will buy to keep forever. The photograph on the front cover is lovely, as is the illustration of a blueberry vine. The joyous picture on the back made me smile from ear to ear! I enjoyed seeing the endorsement, too. The urging to “appreciate the day” is lovely. I want to do just that! Here is my favorite entry: Each step toward the mountaintop If only just a few Gives us a chance to lift life up And celebrate the view. I love this! You don’t have to go to the peak to experience joy. Each step along the way gives you a chance to stop and wonder. I have hiked (small) mountains, and I can attest that stopping often to observe is just as rewarding as the view from the top. This is an especially valuable thought to those who may never reach what they consider the top in life. What a wonderful thought — worth framing. I could write just as much about each entry, but you get the idea. And this book offers so much more. Readers will thank this Jarka for this book!– Judge, 25th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards.