Sharing Her Teenage Experience Through Verse, new Author Tells...
The first of three poetry books representing her life, Cherish Your Beginning characterizes Owens teenage life growing up in a foster home with four of her biological siblings following the death of their parents. Mostly written over a five-year period, the verses mainly share life encounters, interactions and observations of others, with some nonsensical additions that provide a bit of humor to help readers through their day. Owens says that many of the poems reflect on her inherent courage and determination to succeed even when the odds were against her.
When writing the poems, oftentimes there was an upheaval of emotions filled with a need to acknowledge an inner strength necessary for me to Cherish My Beginning, Owens states. Adding advice for readers, she instructs Cherish your beginning and use it as a stepping stone for a better life.
This . . . Is About Life
By Randi Owens
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 132 pages | ISBN 9781480861060
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 132 pages | ISBN 9781480861053
E-Book | 132 pages | ISBN 9781480861077
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About the Author
Randi Owens and four of her five siblings became wards of the state of Florida after their parents deaths in 1960 and 1963. She joined the U.S. Air Force upon graduation from high school and received an honorable discharge after five years of active duty service. She received an associates degree from Anchorage Community College, a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science from Eastern Illinois University, and a certification as a chemical dependency counselor from the College of Great Falls. Her professional career consisted of working as a youth at risk program manager, chemical dependency counselor, and licensed professional counselor, among others. Owens has lived in Alaska for over 27 years with her husband of over 40 years and their four adult children and grandchildren.
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