Poetry Collection Inspired by Travels Across America

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Thumbing for rides is nothing new for celebrated songwriter Leonora Lambert, who releases her first poetry collection

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In her poetry collection, “The Shirt Off My Back!: Hobo Trails” (published by AuthorHouse), songwriter Leonora Lambert explores travel via the open roads.

Lambert, a self-proclaimed hobo, found inspiration for “The Shirt Off My Back!” from a rhapsody of spirits that called to her as she blazed trails, thumbed for cars on the highway, and hitched rides on cargo trains and buses. She used her life experiences and travels across the country not only to learn about America, but to discover herself as well.

“My book is my life’s work since I first began writing at 14 years old,” says Lambert, proudly. “I am the major hobo trying to survive, and I am reflecting that in my poetry.”

Her poem simply titled “Boots” demonstrates her indomitable spirit to take on life’s challenges with the proclamation:

“Ponder your course
With pointed boots pointing
Simply to Freedom!!!”

“The Shirt Off My Back!” offers readers lessons about survival, accepting life’s circumstances with grace, and processing trauma. Adds Lambert, “Everybody loves people who are willing to work for good and shelter.”

About the Author
Lenora Lambert is a former country folk music songwriter. She began traveling with her family when she was 6 years old while her father raced Standardbred horses all over the country. She grew up in country settings, but has also enjoyed city life in her mid-life years. In addition to writing poetry, Lambert also enjoys sailing.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit authorhouse.com or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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