Poetry and Ponderings: A Journey of Abuse and Healing Through Poetry. Diamante Lavendar. 

Published by Written Dreams Publishing April 2017.

Advance Praise:

“Poetry and Ponderings is the most loving and beautiful dedication to Diamante Lavendar’s daughter. Anybody who has gone through a grieving time needs to read this classic expression of love and devotion. I tip my hat to the author for this marvelous collection of wisdom, insight and truth.”  -Mel Novak, Actor, Best known for his role in Bruce Lee’s Game Of Death.

“Tragedy turned triumph. Poetry and Ponderings beautifully leads the reader from gut wrenching pain to glorious freedom and healing. A must read for survivors and those who love them.”  -Sarah Boes, Founder of More Precious Than Rubies, reaching victims of commercial sexual exploitation.

“Diamante’s Poetry and Ponderings are an affirmation, and flow to the close of her book with the summation of her awakening. She has, in each poem, walked us through to her understanding and acceptance; we are the creation of God’s breath, as souls to live life to the fullest, and with forgiveness … ‘Writing is her way of leaving her mark: one poem, one story at a time.’ This book achieves this endeavor.” -Sam Eastwood, International Poet

About the Poet:

Diamante Lavendar has been in love with reading since she was a child. Diamante believes that everyone should try to leave their own positive mark on the world, and to make it a better place for all. Writing is her way of leaving her mark—one story at a time. She began writing in college and has published poetry in anthologies over the years. Most of her writing is very personal and stems from her own experiences, and those of her family and friends. She writes to encourage hope and possibility to those who read her stories. To learn more about Diamante Lavendar and her books, please visit her website.

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Full Tour Schedule:

July 11: Impressions in Ink, and here and here. (Review) 

July 13: Wall-to-Wall Books (Review) 

July 13: Reading Writings (Book Spotlight) 

July 19: Reading Writings (Review) 

July 20: Reviews by Martha’s Bookshelf (Review) 

July 25: Mia Sutton (Review) 

July 26: Reader’s Handbook (Book Spotlight) 

July 27: Soapy Violinist (Review) 

July 31: Katherine & Books (Interview) 

Aug. 2: Diary of an Eccentric (Guest Post) 

Aug. 9: The Book Connection (Review) 

Aug. 15: the bookworm (Guest Post)

Follow the tour with the hashtag #DiamanteLavendar

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