Poet Releases Blessings, Tears and a Chuckle or Two

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Captivating anthology to be featured at this year’s BookExpo America to be held in New York City, NY

Born out of love for the written word, Blessings, Tears and a Chuckle or Two is author-poet Willi Fischer Jed’s way of enlightening and entertaining readers of all ages. In this Xlibris release, Jed shares almost a hundred pages of beautiful literary pieces.

As its title suggests, this poetry anthology is categorized into themes: “Blessings and Tears”, “Christmas”, and “Chuckles.” The first section comprises forty pieces of strong emotions. Its lines evoke vivid feelings of bliss and thankfulness, as well as hurt and pain. The second part, “Christmas,” contains poems that send feelings of happiness, hope, and love towards its readers. It reminds them of the joyful spirit that the holidays bring. Finally, "Chuckles" encompasses charming poems that set readers to giggling or laughing. Its amusing verses will definitely turn one’s frown upside down.

With some poems written in rhyme while others in free-verse, Blessings, Tears and a Chuckle or Two reveals the author’s inner thoughts and insights in an entertaining and enticing way.

This book will be featured at the 2011 BookExpo America in New York City, NY on May 26-28, 2011. For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to http://www.Xlibris.com.

About the Author
Willi Fischer Jed is an alumnus of Olivet College and Wayne State University, where she earned a B.F.A, M.Ed. and an M.A. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, the National Writers’ Association, Soronian, and Mu Phi Epsilon professional music sorority. As a teacher in the Warren Consolidated Schools, Jed taught secondary English literature and choral music. She implemented creative writing workshops for students which resulted in a tri-county publication featuring gifted writers of all ages. She also served on the Michigan Board of Education steering committee for secondary course and textbook selection.

A well known and gifted area poet, she had a craft shop, the Sign of the Golden Quill, in Birmingham, where she wrote personal verse for all occasions from her “poet’s corner”. Jed was featured on local T.V. and radio shows and in the Detroit Free Press and News. This led to requests from well known national celebrities to write personal poems for special occasions. Mrs. Jed has three children: a daughter, Laurie; two sons, Robert and Timothy; and two grandsons, Nick and Zack. Her late husband, Bob Jed, was a renowned jazz artist who taught gifted in the Birmingham Public Schools. She grew up on the northeast side of Detroit, spent her married life in Bloomfield Hills, and now resides in Rochester Hills, MI.

BLESSINGS, TEARS and a CHUCKLE or TWO * by Willi Fischer Jed
Publication Date: January 12, 2011
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 106 pages; 978-1-4568-0050-5
Trade Hardback; $24.99; 106 pages; 978-1-4568-0051-2
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4568-0052-9

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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