- Paperback: 98 pages
- Publisher: Lulu.com (June 26, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1435727630
- ISBN-13: 978-1435727632
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.2 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
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Naked Heart Paperback – June 26, 2008
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More About the Author
Tabitha R Pike resides in a quaint little valley between two towering mountains with her husband and three children. She spent five years living beside the Hills of Copper off Hwy 64 in the county she was originally born. Living in Southern County of the great state of Georgia and Tennessee she learned how to be an original artist of life. A couple of times she had a near death experiences. Once she realized that her dreams held meaning she used that understanding to make her life gold. Tabitha is the soon to be author of the New York Times bestselling Linking Stones series and The People of the Dark.
I've secretly wanted to leave my Mark on the World.
I often kept the desire secret, because I knew that it would be a challenge to leave behind a legacy for my decedents, and I didn't want people to think I was loco. As a kid, I lived in my head a lot, making up adventures, and sometimes sharing my imaginary games with my sisters. For as long as I can remember, I've always spent a huge portion of my free time daydreaming and making up imaginative stories. As I aged, those stories became more elaborate and compelling, and I decided that I wanted to share them with others. That was when I became serious about writing.
To leave my mark upon the world would be a dream come true. I just don't want to die first before my work is noticed. I want my work to live on even after I am gone such as all the great writers of times past; William Shakesphere, Edgar Allen Poe, Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, Dean Koontz, Stephine Meyers, Brandon Mull, J.K Rowlings, Stephen King, Rachel Mead, Charlaine Harris, Karen Marie Moning, Rick Riordan, Christopher Paolini,William P. Young, Janette Oke, Ernest Hemingway, C.S. Lewis, H.G. Wells, Dr. Seuss, Plato, and Emily Dickinson.
When I started putting my imagination to paper.
Through high school and college I mostly practiced by writing poetry and short stories. After graduating in 2003, I nearly lost interest in writing altogether because of personal factors in my life. Upon reuniting with a long lost friend, now my husband a fire sparked within me again and began writing my first book of poetry. I was rejected my times by agents and publishers before I was published. I then began writing my first novel "Dream" The first in the Linking Stones series. There also I was rejected many times by publishers and agents because no one was looking for that type of book so I self published my book and placed it on the market. My third novel "Dragon Tears" which was my first teen novel was picked up by a Publisher and was put on the market in 2011. I am now working on a new novel called "People of the Dark" which I hope to finish sometime this year.
I am now contentedly living toward my dream. Between writing and promoting, I work more hours in a week than I ever have, but I am passionate about my goals in life. I love my husband and kids more than words can say. I am relieved doing what I adore most in this world being with my family and putting imagination into words.
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Top Customer Reviews
Because my life was so much like these poems, I am able to relate to the shame, heartache, bitterness and hate. I believe that kindred spirits uniquely connect and bind beyond a world of understanding. Prose such as "tear me with a knife dull" took me back to a time when drugs tore a deep wound in my relationship with my children and family. The vow of trust was broken and the fear of doubt was subconsciously embedded; it has taken years of sobriety to mend those wounds. Only a scar remains to remind me of how well I've healed...WN Stanley, Author of 'Journey to the Last River' and `In the Midst of Change'."