Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Spotlight: April Morone
I thought I'd take time today to spotlight one of my friends and a fellow member of the Writers of Mass Distraction. April Morone is a poet and writer who I've gotten to know first through mutual friends, and from there in the online world of fellow writers. She has her own blog, Life's Surprises that she looks in on from time to time, so check that out and put her on follow. She also writes at From The Heart and Wonderful Writers I Admire
April is a sensitive soul who's had to deal with more then her fair share of challenges in life. She has a great gift for poetry, and a welcoming, open presence. I've gotten to know her through Writers Digest Community, where she has established a group called Poetry Corner. She'll often grace us with her own beautiful poems and writings, and she's welcoming to those who come to her group.
I'm not at all a poet. I have no gift for it, and I often think that even my comments aren't adequate to the occasion. For April, that doesn't matter. As long as we say something, it's good. The artist, so to speak, likes to know their work is appreciated.
Aside from Writers' Digest, she's branched out into Facebook, where Poetry Corner can easily be found under her other nom de guerre, Annika Doe.
April has a lot going on in her life right now, and it might be easy to step away from things like Poetry Corner. Instead, she continues to write, to give her readers a taste of beautiful poetry.
While she handles an ongoing work in progress, she already has a book at Amazon. From the Heart: Poems is a collection of some of her works. If you enjoy poetry or know someone who does, pick this one up. You'll enjoy it, and you'll enjoy getting to know April.