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Today's guest is a writer of poems and children's books aspiring to be published so if you or someone you know is an agent or editor please feel free to reach out to her. Rachel would love to secure an agent or publisher while her mother, who suffers from Alzheimer’s, can still celebrate with her.
Here is a sample of her work....
ME IN MY SHOES
(c) Rachel Barreiros
I stood on my feet,
My feet stood in my shoes,
They both looked up at me,
Asking, "What should we do?"
My feet skipped and hopped,
Then they ran out the door,
Taking me on adventures,
Places to explore.
I can't believe what I'm achieving,
Doing things my shoes choose,
My shoes are so fearless and strong--
Oh! That's me in my shoes!
(c) Rachel Barreiros
A former winner of a broadcasting network’s poetry contest, she has been a copywriter, written a published article, studio-recorded corporate on-hold messaging, and ghostwrote a poem that received honors. Some of her work can be viewed on her website and much of it can be read and enjoyed on her Facebook page. She has written a book series of alphabet books, one book per every letter of the alphabet, taking the reader on an eye-opening journey that reveals tangible letters all around them. She is confident that this series is a gem that will come to be a household name.
Rachel is currently seeking a literary agent and publisher for these captivating books that are truly a one-of-a-kind, fun-to-say wordplay, fact-finding, letter-spying adventure. She has written two other children’s book series, one of them representing the greatness that we are capable of through love and helpfulness, and the other celebrates diversities and idiosyncrasies in the many structures of families. Additionally, she has written two other children’s books, one of which retells a sweet story between herself and one of her daughters when she was very young. All these books yearn to be published and take a sweet spot on bookstore shelves.
Most recently, Rachel had the opportunity to read one of her unpublished books to some of St Lucia’s resident children who are members of Sandals Foundation, but the children still being out of school for the summer during her visit brought an obstacle that the foundation was not able to overcome. She hopes to be presented with the same opportunity with foundation children of the Bahamas in several months. Rachel is ready to become a published children’s book author and has many more book ideas ready to write and bring to life. She greatly looks forward to meeting readers and readers’ parents at book signings and readings in bookstores.
Find out more about Rachel by visiting her Website and connecting with her on Facebook and Twitter.
Wow, Rachel, great work! We certainly wish you the best of luck and God's blessings.
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Until next time take care and God bless.