Author Marvin Thomas' life story unfolds in new poetry

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‘The Red Word in the Blue Mind’ reveals poems about politics, social events, religion, love

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Author Marvin Thomas motivates and inspires people through his poetry. In a world of politics, romance, war, social events, religion or just the successes or failures of one’s life, “The Red Word in the Blue Mind” (published by Xlibris) is looking to reach different individuals on different levels.

The author has experienced what it is like to be in prison and he decides to share to the world the truth and the hardship he had been through — far from the famed and glorified version. He went through traumatizing events, but his hopes and dreams were not lost. This book tells the story of his life through a collection of poetry. His poems reflect his experiences, as well as those from other people he crossed paths with, revealing a journey into the depths of different individuals. They go further into the ‘what’ and ‘why’ of life, giving readers an inspiration from the trivial moments to the most detrimental and life-changing ones. This is not only a poetry book but also a documentary of Thomas’ joys and pains.

An eye-opening and inspiring read, “The Red Word in the Blue Mind” mirrors the depth of the author’s anguish and despair and his courage to turn his life around and overcome his shortcomings.

“The Red Word in the Blue Mind”
By Marvin Thomas
Hardcover | 6x9in | 228 pages | ISBN 9781499049428
Softcover | 6x9in | 228 pages | ISBN 9781499049435
E-Book | 228 pages | ISBN 9781499049411
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Born in Williamston N.C. in 1976, Marvin Thomas begins his journey as a country boy. He worked in the tobacco fields and chicken factories of Carolina, gaining different experiences and looking for the deeper meaning of life. He was raised by his mother, Gloria Stokes and grandmother and grandfather Ethel Thomas and William Henry. His biggest supporter is his wife, Stacy. Incarceration was the changing moment of his life after seeing so many lives not being able to rejoin society. He was given a second chance. So for four years, he constantly wrote down every event and record the things that may have helped him get there or how to avoid making the same mistake, which was his new mission in life. He currently resides in Newport News, Va.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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