Motivational Poetic Collection Awaits in ‘From Darkness I Rise’

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Christine Laker’s new book is a charming collection of poetry woven to inspire and touch readers’ hearts and imagination

Xlibris, the print-on-demand self-publishing services provider, announced today the release of From Darkness I Rise. Authored by Christine Laker, this book is an inspiring collection of poetry suffused with love and other warm affections.

Taking readers on a wonderful poetic journey and adventure, From Darkness I Rise is an inspiring book containing a myriad of lyrical pieces that touch on diverse themes. This beautiful masterpiece is designed to vividly express the poet’s deep sentiments and thoughts and each piece in this collection conveys a message that everyone can relate with or learn from. Readers will explore life, love, and everything in between through these pieces that are suffused with love and other significant feelings. These poems will offer readers hope, strength and inspiration to face life’s obstacles and embark on a journey from darkness to light.

Dashed with candid emotions and wonderful thoughts, From Darkness I Rise is one memorable read everyone will surely enjoy. This book is available in trade paperback, trade hardback, and Ebook formats.

From Darkness I Rise will be featured at the New York Library Association Book Exhibit in Saratoga Springs, New York, on November 2 to 5, 2011. For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to http://www.Xlibris.com.

About the Author
Christine Laker was born on April 17, 1979 in Oak Park, IL, a suburb of Chicago. She later moved to a suburb outside of St. Louis, where she currently resides. She is a single mother of two young children. She previously studied Social Work at Quincy University, where she graduated in 2002. She later went on to work with persons with Autism and Autism spectrum disorders. She currently works in the field of mental health, providing symptom management skills, psychosocial rehabilitation and recovery tools for adults afflicted with chronic and severe mental illness, many of whom were previously plagued by alcohol and drug addiction. She strives to instill hope in individuals who at one point had no hope. She teaches others to seek knowledge from a once destructive and broken past, in the hopes that emotional healing is possible. It is her future plan to pursue Psychology and Criminal Justice. Laker began writing at a very young age and someday aspires to publish children’s books. She is a supporter and advocate for women’s rights, disability awareness, racial and cultural equality and ending the stigma surrounding mental illness. She is a promoter of peace and an anti-war advocate. She also strives to promote social awareness and self-esteem in young girls and women.

From Darkness I Rise * by Christine Laker
Publication Date: April 30, 2011
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 161 pages; 978-1-4628-5366-3
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 161 pages; 978-1-4628-5367-0
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4628-5368-7

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.

For more information on self-publishing or marketing with Xlibris, visit http://www.Xlibris.com. To receive a free publishing guide, please call (888) 795-4274.

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