New poetry book promotes self-reflection and embracing the inner-self, inspires others to reflect on their own experiences

New poetry book promotes self-reflection and embracing the inner-self, inspires others to reflect on their own experiences

Author Karen Lee Stradford opens up about her life journey in ‘Raw’

Karen Lee Stradford announces the release of her debut book titled “Raw” (published by Balboa Press).

This poetry collection is about self-reflection and embracing the inner self. Each poem gives readers a glimpse of the author’s journey as she experiences grief, love, happiness and sadness. It also depicts her relationship with family and friends as well as how she navigated through with different emotions. By sharing her story, it is the author’s hope that readers will be encouraged and challenged to “open up” and express their feelings when dealing with any situation in their life.

“In today’s society, many people tend to keep their emotions hidden,” Stradford states. “‘Raw’ is intended to show that it is okay to discuss their true feelings — from the current state of the world to personal experiences in their own lives. I would like for the reader to use poetry writing as a healing tool.”

An excerpt from the book reads:
You loosen your grip
just enough to let me breathe
I exhale
and realize.

Visit https://www.balboapress.com/en/bookstore/bookdetails/847704-raw to get a copy.

Raw
By Karen Lee Stradford
Softcover | 5 x 8in | 76 pages | ISBN 9798765235966
E-Book | 76 pages | ISBN 9798765235973
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Karen Lee Stradford is currently a certified Special Education/English teacher at Columbia High School in the South Orange and Maplewood School District in New Jersey. She holds a Master of Arts degree (M.A.) and certifications as a Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant (LDT/C), and a supervisor. Many of her poems are published by Literary Yard e-zine and Scars Publications (Down in the Dirt magazine). This is her first book.

Balboa Press, a division of Hay House, Inc. – a leading provider in publishing products that specialize in self-help and the mind, body, and spirit genres. Through an alliance with the worldwide self-publishing leader Author Solutions, LLC, authors benefit from the leadership of Hay House Publishing and the speed-to-market advantages of the self-publishing model. For more information, visit balboapress.com. To start publishing your book with Balboa Press, call 844-682-1282 today.

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